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Rolf mirroring the fans's reactions to moments that deserve THE ALMIGHTY THREE-SHOE BEATING!

We are able to overlook the Eds always failing at whatever they attempt as long as the episode is funny. These are the ones that aren't.

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  • Great Pikmin Fan: Want to see an Idiot Ball? Try the episode "Too Smart for His Own Ed". Rolf, Ed, Edd and Plank are in a spelling bee, and after Plank and Rolf are eliminated, Edd loses by being off by one letter, which he corrects after. Then Ed (surprise, the same guy who won the betting episode ["All Eds are Off!"] and the race against the Eds for a jawbreaker [The end of "Ed or Tails"]) wins, and... everyonenote  thinks he's smart and Edd is an idiot (even Ed's own sister Sarah, who's lived with him for her entire life, forces him to solve an algebra problem (that's not even her's — it's Jimmy's) and gets mad along with the other kids when she finds out that, yes, Ed is stupid). Seriously, they think the same guy who destroyed Jonny's house by accident (long story), is smarter than the guy who could have been the one who built... 99.9% of Eddy's scams, and had a Running Gag of talking in such a complicated manner than nobody understands him. Just because Edd was off by one letter, and that was caused by stage fright. Although the episode did contain an upside: Edd doesn't share the blame that Eddy got after the other kids realized the whole "genius Ed" thing was a scam, for once.
  • Baronobeefdip: The episode where Nazz babysits Eddy, "To Sir with Ed", is a DMoS. First of all, why would a 12 year-old boy like Eddy need a babysitter? (Especially considering that Eddy seems perfectly capable of taking care of himself and that he's done fine without parental/adult/babysitter supervision before.) Second, why would Nazz (a girl who's either about the same age or only a few years older) be the one to babysit him? Also, there's the fact that she doesn't even bother telling Eddy in the first place what's really going on. Oh, but it gets better (not). Then, Nazz invites all of her friends over and they trash Eddy's house (Great babysitting job you've done, Nazz. Trash the very house you're being paid to watch over). Oh, and the ending where Eddy gets his tongue stuck in the door to his own room and Ed (normally one of the nicest characters in the series) puts a diaper on Eddy's tongue and calls him a "baby". That's right, the episode ends with Eddy (who hasn't done anything wrong in the entire episode) being heartbroken (poor guy genuinely thought he was finally going to get the girl) and humiliated in his own home all due to a big misunderstanding. Also, why didn't his parents just leave him a note or something that told them that Nazz was going to visit to keep an eye on things? Just who in their right minds would leave a 12-year-old and NOT let him know where they were going or if anyone was coming over to check up on things? Worst. Parenting. Ever.
    • Regulas 314: I agree wholeheartedly, Nazz was condescending at best and a complete bitch at worst. It isn't Eddy's fault the house got destroyed, you can thank Ed and the giant chicken head of ice. This episode also retcons the fact that Eddy has been shown to be able to take care of himself. Unless this was a massive joke about how small he is that he's basically a baby, attitude and all, then that just makes it worse! Eddy's parents are no better than Timmy Turner's; what kind of parents leave their 12 year old child home alone without letting him know they sent a babysitter to look after him for a bit? Double D's may be inattentive, but at least they leave sticky note instructions. As you pointed out, Eddy did NOTHING wrong in this episode to deserve the torment, the humiliation, or the heartbreak.
  • Frankiefoster: For my Moment, it has to be "Mission Ed Possible". Why? Double D was a fat jerk to Ed and Eddy, and their friendship seemed to fly out the window in favor of "his duty was to send report cards". The smug look on his face and the comment he made as Eddy and Ed were being dragged off by their parents threw me off. He was supposed to be the smart, nice kid, not the obnoxious jerk. It was like they were just totally bored with the series and decided to Flanderize Edd for fun. I could take all the examples above, but that one made me swear off of Ed, Edd n' Eddy for the rest of the season.
    • Cheapsunglasses: This episode did enrage me, but after seeing it a few more times, I still hate it for a very different set of reasons. I will concede that Ed and Eddy had no right to forge their grades and that their parents were entitled to see their report cards—I'll even begrudgingly admit that I feel Eddy deserved whatever punishment his parents have planned for him because his bad grades are due to a lack of effort. However, what I cannot forgive are the following things: Double D's blindness to reality in regards to his friends and his callousness towards Ed. His idealistic babbling almost made me feel like he didn't even know them. He also knows that Ed comes from a very abusive family, and chances are Ed's stories about his aunt, motivated by guilt-tripping they may be, are likely not exaggerated; also, Ed does not belong in a school to begin with—he needs professional help! Yet he does not hesitate to give Ed's evil mother a legitimate excuse to be angry with him, and his last sentence in the episode shows, to me, that his claim about "feeling sick" for taking the task in the first place is nothing but a dirty lie and that he feels nothing but satisfaction for getting his friends in trouble.
  • fluffything: On behalf of my fellow EENE fans, I'd like to add "Your Ed Here" as a DMOS for being the absolute low point for Kevin. In the episode, Kevin finds Eddy's ID card and finds out his middle name is Skipper. Horrified, Eddy tries to convince Kevin to keep it a secret and Kevin says he will... but only if Eddy will do a few "favors" for him. Cue Eddy doing some absolutely humiliating tasks (Including an infamous scene where he kisses Double D) just to keep Kevin from revealing his secret. And, how does Kevin repay him? He tells everyone Eddy's middle name anyway. In other words, Kevin just made Eddy do all of those things for his own sick pleasure rather than keep his word. Keep in mind that Eddy had done nothing to spite Kevin in this episode (at least in others, Eddy actually directly causes Kevin's rage). Because of it, Kevin went from a Jerk Jock with some noble tendencies to a Jerk with a Heart of Jerk who harasses the Eds for no reason other than they exist in the eyes of the fandom.
    • David Sold the World: Don't forget about the end of the episode where Double D tells Eddy that his middle name is Marion, and Eddy pulls the hypocrite card by announcing that out loud to the cul-de-sac, thus making Double D the new target of ridicule. I mean, what the hell, Eddy?
  • heartauthor: The endings of all three of the holiday specials left a bad taste in my mouth, but the worst ending belongs to "Ed Edd n Eddy's Boo Haw Haw". Ed's Halloween-related visions have been causing trouble for all the other kids all night, and they end up chasing the Eds into a hole. While Eddy and Double D cower in fear, Ed dresses up in a robe and begins reading a newspaper, proclaiming his work is done. The other kids then proceed to viciously beat Eddy and Double D, and Ed has one last vision...of Eddy and Double D frolicking in flowers. That's seriously how it ends. Sure, I know the Eds are never supposed to win, but the most infuriating part is that Eddy and Double D didn't do anything but got the punishment, while Ed got off scot-free! Sure, Eddy was more than willing to take Jimmy's candy, but only after Ed took it from him! Like I said, I know the Eds aren't usually supposed to win, but following that formula for the holiday specials just didn't work for me.
    • Wkenneth 334: I agree that the ending is an Ass Pull as well, because of how Ed, the one who has hallucinations, is suddenly cured in the final scene. He would believe that the kids are monsters, but when his friends are in grave danger, he just sits there.
  • NTroper: "Cry Ed", the episode where all the kids from the Cul de Sac (Minus the Eds of course) take care of Jimmy after an injury. An injury caused by a clothespin that lightly pokes at Jimmy's foot, which prompts Jimmy to react as if his foot broke. Seriously? A clothespin grazes your foot and you act for half the episode as if you had just come out of a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown? There's Minor Injury Overreaction, and there is this. It elevates Jimmy's Prone to Tears credentials to a sickening level.
  • Dont Read This: "Dear Ed". The episode where Jonny and Plank have a fallout and are separated. Late on in the episode, the Eds decide that the only way Jonny can be happy again is to allow him to meet a new friend. So they throw him a party at Eddy's house, and Jonny, followed by the rest of the kids, actually show up. Now what stands out for me is Kevin's behavior during the party, particularly the scene where he smashes Eddy's records to pieces out of sheer disgust for the music. Now I know Kevin is a Jerk Jock, but he would only show his hatred of the Eds when they get in his way. Eddy did absolutely NOTHING to Kevin and yet he shows blatant disrespect for Eddy's personal belongings. I mean seriously, he doesn't like Eddy's taste in music, so he decides to wreck his possessions?
  • BarthVader: The ending of the Christmas Special. It seems Eddy had learned his lessons for once. Santa Claus drops the gifts for the Eds and the other kids. Then Eddy grabs the Jerkass Ball and steals all the presents. Ed and Edd try to stop him, which ends with all three Eds losing their presents. Then, Kankers happen. Yes, Ed and Edd didn't do a thing to deserve it, how did you guess? Okay, I know this is "Ed Edd 'n' Eddy" we're talking about, but would throwing the Eds a bone in a Christmas Special be that much of a problem?
  • Fairy Dreamer: The first part of "Out With The Old, In With The Ed". The kids have always been jerks, but this was a new low. Eddy tricks the kids into thinking it's still summer when it's really fall and school is supposed to start soon. Rather than go home to their parents and explain to them, the kids break into Double D's house and steal all his school supplies (except for a highlighter pen). Even Nazz, who's usually the nice girl, doesn't object to this! That moment ruined the entire first half of this episode for me.
  • Mineburst: I'd like to add "Smile for the Ed" for reasons similar to "Your Ed Here". What happens is that Kevin messes up Eddy's school photo, sells the photos to everyone in school and have everyone wear them as masks while laughing at Eddy himself. The worst part is the ending: Just as Eddy could have his photo fixed, Kevin messes it up again, and then a locker filled with photos explodes. Eddy is forced to clean up the school and gets detention for impersonating the principal - which was actually done by Edd. Talk about adding insects to injury! I found this episode (especially its ending) quite depressing as to how the antagonist gets off scot-free while the victim gets punished for nothing TWICE.
  • AngelLovingDude: I've been thinking about this for awhile, but there's a particular scene in Urban Ed (the cardboard city episode) that has always bothered me. In it, Nazz is carrying some of the merchandise she's purchased and Double D offers her a hand. He then looks up to see Ed and Eddy dropping yogurt like something else pigeons do. Double D pushes her out of the way and she's annoyed. I suppose that's fair as she doesn't know why he did that. And after he prevents any yogurt from falling on her a few more times, Ed drops an anvil (against Eddy's warning). And yet even though Double D prevented her from being killed by a falling anvil, she rewards him by karate chopping him. Either Nazz is an ungrateful bitch, or she's Too Dumb to Live.
  • TheUnknownUploader: For me, the ending to For Your Ed Only is this. Here's how the episode starts: The Eds are giving Jonny a balloon ride. That's it. Then kevin rides up, and pops the balloon, nearly killing them. Don't believe me? Jonny falls head first on the ground and ends up in China! This is what causes them to find Sarah's diary. Then when the kids are looking for Sarah's diary, Kevin doesn't give a crap. And at the end of the episode, the Eds—and Jonny—get punished. Yeah, Eddy took the diary, but Ed and Edd wanted to return it. And Jonny wasn't even there! So why the hell is he getting punished and not Kevin? Once again, Kevin gets off scot-free. I hate that bastard.
  • Alinho Alisson: "A Fistful of Ed", the episode starts with Double D teaching some of the kids how to raise eggs. Suddenly, the Kankers burst in and try to steal the eggs and bully Double D. Scared, he drops the book he was holding, it then falls and breaks Lee's foot, sending the Kankers away. This leaves everyone in the room shocked and afraid Double D might try to bully them. Why? Even if he scared the Kankers away, he was barely acting in self defense. This is specially weird, because in the ending, Jimmy beats the hell out of Double D and is then seen as a hero. The episode builds itself in making a series of accidents happen and making Double D seem like a bad guy. To make it worse, Eddy decides to pull a Took a Level in Jerkass and use the accidents as an excuse to bully the other kids and promote Double D's bad guy image. To make it even worse, Ed starts believing Double D is a bully as well, making both him and Double D cry and leaving him severely depressed. In general, this episode not only makes the nicest character in the whole show suffer a Trauma Conga Line, it also makes him suffer a hell of a beating and still not getting any respect from the other kids.
  • Melancholy Utopia: Surprised no one has added it yet, I'm withdrawing my previous addition to "Your Ed Here" and making an entry for the fans' unanimously agreed bad episode, "Sorry, Wrong Ed". What's so bad about it? Edd is an uncharacteristic, smug asshole who rivals Lisa Simpson in the fundamentalist department, that's what. To put this Jerkass Ball into context: It begins with Rolf burying a telephone in the belief that it's cursed. Eddy, ignoring the "cursed" part and thinks "free phone!" decides to take it home. A series of accidents happen in which Eddy is seriously injured, but only upon answering the phone, and after a while, begins to believe it really is cursed. Now, each time Eddy gets hurt, Edd is either making self-righteous quips about the phone not being superstition, or sarcastic, insensitive remarks. Oh, and Eddy makes a reasonable suggestion that maybe one should test it before putting down a verdict, and Edd just gets confused, as if it was completely past him to do that. Who's the smart one here again? The worst part has got to be the ending, however. After ridding the phone off on Jonny, Eddy is happy because now none of the phone's "curses" will get him any longer. Then he gets into a series of accidents again, including getting hit by a falling tree, struck by lightning and crushed by a freaking house. Instead of showing concern for Eddy, Double D begins to rub the "the phone is not here so this must be a coincidence" facts right in his harmed face. In the last one, with Eddy being crushed by the house, Edd just shouts "Coincidence, Eddy!" I know that the show is Slapstick, but there is a damn limit! The episode made it look like he was more concerned about being right rather than the welfare of his friend. Double D wouldn't, and shouldn't, do something like that to anyone; that's not the type of person he is. This whole episode is so stupid.
  • Cabbit Girl Emi: Since everyone has the same sentiments towards "If It Smells Like An Ed" and I tolerate "Sorry, Wrong Ed" at best, allow me to bring up "My Fair Ed". When Eddy finds a spear of broccoli in Edd's groceries, he and Ed start chasing each other around the cul-de-sac. Said chase leads to the destruction of Rolf's eggplant garden, Jimmy getting injured (again), and Kevin's bike in shambles. And for some reason, it's all EDD'S FAULT and Kevin threatens to break his legs if he doesn't get them under control! Because, it's the responsible guy's fault that his immature friends are destructive... And after Edd disciplines his friends in a rather hilarious manner, Ed and Eddy act obnoxiously helpful to these ungrateful twerps, and once again, they blame Edd. What's with these people? It just makes no sense.
  • cookieman: One episode in Season 4 that is very painful for me to watch is Stiff Upper Ed. The basic summary for the episode is that the Eds find out that Sarah forms a "rich" club with Jimmy in her (and Ed's) backyard, so the Eds try to show off their "richness" so they could be in the club. After some backfired attempts, the "painful" part happens ... the other kids join in the club. We have Nazz (alright, she's dressed up in rich attire, so I could see her coming), Rolf (Funny Foreigner, so his clothes could explain), and Jonny (who's just dressed up with a can). The Eds then come in, but Sarah/Jimmy ask for their invitations ... then they let Kevin of all people in (who's not even dressed up OR has an invitation). Sarah and Jimmy then let the Eds join the club (Sarah was going to force them out the hard way until Jimmy's intervention) but only if they're slaves. Yeah, treat the Eds like crap why don't you? Sarah has Eddy carry her and Jimmy around ... which results in Eddy carrying the rest of the kids in a giant basket. Double D initially has it easy (he's holding an umbrella for Nazz), but then Rolf starts harassing Double D because he's hungry, which he then beats him up for no reason. As for Ed, Kevin asks him to tie his shoes, but due to Ed being stupid, he just ends up tangling him, meaning that Ed probably got the least amount of punishment compared to the two. Overall, the episode just shows how rude the kids can get, even Rolf and Jimmy (who have been relatively kind and welcoming to the Eds at times). The Eds didn't even do anything wrong in this episode.
  • Supreme-X15: "Look Before You Ed", the supposed final episode of the series, left me bitter. Winter rolls around, and the only one not happy about it is Jimmy, who unsurprisingly, is at his most vulnerable during this season. Double D is sympathetic towards Jimmy and the two decide to make a safety club to make sure everyone is "safe". Admirable? Yes. Necessary? Debatable at best, as Eddy stated that no one was interested in Double D's safety club idea for the past two years, so that would mean accidents in the snow are few and far between, but Jimmy's the only one more accident prone than anyone else, so naturally he'd be interested. The only problem is that Eddy and Ed keep screwing around while Double D and Jimmy try to take their safety club efforts seriously. Eventually, Jimmy gets fed up with the Eds, quits, and makes his own successful safety club. The episode ends with everyone going home and leaving the Eds being stuck in an ice cage, because Jimmy perceives them to be the main threat to safety. And this is supposed to be the final episode?! This rubbed me the wrong way more than almost anything else in the series. Jimmy, although nowhere near evil as he was in his infamous revenge scheme in "If It Smells Like An Ed", becomes completely unsympathetic the moment he left the Eds in that ice cage, and as mentioned several times before, Double D is the nice guy, and didn't deserve this treatment. I get that most things don't go right for the Eds, but this is a cruel way to end the series. Not that I liked him much to begin with (in fact I cared very little for him as time went on), but this episode just paints Jimmy in an even more negative light than before. Jimmy has almost always been a wimp, but how can making a snow angel hurt that badly? Nearly every episode where Jimmy has the spotlight seems to only sour his character. Let's not forget the other kids favoring Jimmy's absolutely campy safety club and callously leaving the Eds in that ice cage to potentially die of hypothermia, which gives them an extra layer of unlikable. "May I Have This Ed", the segment before this one at least had a happier ending, since the Eds for once managed to escape unscathed. It should have been the last episode, not this poor excuse for a finale. At least we got the Big Picture Show as the real finale to the series, since the Eds are finally accepted by the kids, minus Jonny.
  • The Lucky Cat: I love Ed, Edd n' Eddy, have done since I first watched it as a kid, but the show does have low points. My personal one is "The Eds Are Coming." Now I'll say right away - Eddy is my favourite character in the whole show, but I admit he can also be an asshole and he usually deserves whatever violent punishment comes his way. But in this episode, he totally gets screwed over! So the plot of the episode is that Jimmy has a weird nightmare of the cul-de-sac being dragged away by aliens. Though the others dismiss him as panicking, they soon notice they can't find Rolf. They do find Ed, who babbles that he was at Rolf's house when "they" came, his clothes are covered in a weird gunk and Rolf's house has mysterious light coming from inside it and it's inexplicably hot around the area. So the kids use Ed's comic books to deduce that Rolf has been kidnapped by aliens and mobilise to try and save him. Now, Eddy is more interested in capturing the aliens to sell them for cash, but he still joins in the mission and he even uses Jimmy to save Sarah when it seems like she's been attacked. What happens at the end of the episode? Rolf reveals the "aliens" were just his family visiting, the kids run away and Rolf grabs Eddy because his flat head would make a perfect footstool for his Nana. And Ed and Double D just run away! They don't try to help Eddy, who is their best friend (well, Double D tried, but Ed panicked and bolted before he could), Rolf totally ignores Eddy pleading with him to let him go, and the episode finishes! What the hell? What did Eddy even do in that episode to deserve that? For once he was working together with the cul-de-sac, even putting aside his usual urges to outdo Kevin, and he gets made into a Butt-Monkey because people getting punished for no reason is hilarious! I hate how a fun episode turns into such a shitty one in the last twenty seconds.
  • Savagegenius: Since some of the obvious ones are already taken, I'll go with a moment from "Ed Overboard." So after Lee and Marie kidnap Ed to redeem themselves from pranking May, Eddy and Double D, with the help of the Urban Rangers, manage to sneak into the trailer park without being caught. There they see Lee and Marie tie him up to a tree while May mercilessly tortures and kisses him. How do Double D and the Urban Rangers, react to this? With complete disgust, of course. How does Eddy react, on the other hand? He actually finds this funny. God, I can't stand Eddy in this episode. It's one thing to selfishly abandon your friends to achieve a goal (he did this quite a bit in "Don't Rain On My Ed, after which he got punished for it), but laughing at your friend getting sexually harassed-let alone by the girls you fear as well-is just absurdly low and out of character, even for him. Fuck this Ed torture porn of an episode.