The episode begins with the Eds working on a tire swing scam, but that quickly comes to an end when the rope holding the tire to the tree breaks and sends Edd flying. So they decide to do a cruise down the river instead. It seems like everything will go well, until the Kankers notice the Eds' "ship" and decide to do a little cruise of their own. They manage to stop the tire ship, forcing Jonny to walk the Plank (capitalization is no typo, the Kankers really do force Jonny to walk on top of Plank). Meanwhile, Eddy makes the awesome decision to pull out the bobby pin that was keeping the tire inflated, effectively destroying their ship.
- A Pirate 400 Years Too Late: The Kankers.
- The Bad Guy Wins: The Kankers sink the Eds cruise, force Jonny and Jimmy to walk the Plank, and kiss the Eds for the first of many times to come.
- Blessed with Suck: Edd is apparently a master pedal steel guitarist, despite how annoying he finds it.
- Butt-Monkey: As always, Jimmy. He's captured by pirates and left to struggle in the water at the end of the episode.
- Catchphrase: Ed's sing-songy "Kick my feet, kick my feet, kick my feet..."
- Covered in Kisses: The Eds show up at the end of the episode and reveal their first kisses from the Kankers.
- Dreadful Musician: Inverted; Edd hates playing the pedal steel guitar, but he's quite good at it. How good? He can play it with his feet while reading a book.
- First Kiss: This is the first episode the Kankers successfully kiss their respective boyfriends and according to Edd it was his very first kiss ever.Edd: I was kind of hoping my first kiss would be...enjoyable.
- Hope Spot: There are two moments where it seems like the Eds and the cruise will escape the Kankers. First Ed uses himself as a motor and rockets the cruise down stream, making May and Lee think theyll get away, but Marie uses a weed wackier as their own motor to catch up and stop them. Shortly after, Jonny rips the Kankers sail, stopping them and letting the cruise get away, but when May tosses a pin into the cruise, Eddy tries to prove himself and remove it instead of leaving it, sinking the cruise and getting everyone captured.
- Kick the Dog: The Kankers don't just make Jonny walk the plank, they make him walk Plank!
- Pirate Girl: The Knaker Sisters, complete with a bed-sheet sail and a boat made out of a bed.
- Shout-Out: To old pirate films, specifically when Jonny 2x4 rips though the Kanker's sail "just like Errol Flynn" as Jimmy notes.