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Recap / Ed Edd N Eddy S 4 E 22 Little Ed Blue

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Sarah: ED!!! You listen to me mister, you can’t kick me out! I LIVE HERE TOO!!!

Eddy creates a scam where the kids are invited to a theater in Ed's garage that is screening a low-budget silent B-movie the guys made. However, it devolves into a massive food-fight between the kids in Ed's garage. All of a sudden, Ed arrives, and forcibly throws everybody out of the garage and scares Sarah off, as he is absolutely livid. Throughout the episode, Double-D and Eddy try unsuccessfully to find out why he's pissed off and calm him down.


"Little Ed Blue" provides examples of (Ymmv goes here!)

  • An Aesop:
    • Sometimes, people just want to be alone when they’re in a bad mood.
    • If someone's in a bad mood, learn what the case of it is first before you can cheer them up.
  • Animation Bump: The animation briefly changes when Eddy reads Ed’s comic book.
  • Ax-Crazy: Ed.
  • Berserk Button: Don't let Ed get a pebble in his shoe. EVER.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Ed. Holy shit, Ed, overlapping with Beware the Silly Ones and Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass.
  • Bullying a Dragon: Not only are Eddy's attempts to make Ed cheer up of the more aggressive/rude variety (whereas Edd tries to be loving and social), but Kevin, who not only saw Ed scare Sarah off earlier, but is a whole head smaller than Ed and has seen his godly strength before, comes up with the ingenious plan of pitching a baseball off Ed's head repeatedly. Needless to say, Ed beats him using Eddy, who had briefly joined Kevin in the act, as a baseball bat against him no less.
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  • The Brute: Ed, who attacks and nearly kills anyone who gets in his way.
  • Butt-Monkey: Edd and Eddy, getting beaten up by Ed repeatedly for their troubles of trying to cheer him up.
  • Death Glare: Ed gives Double-D a memetic one when he sits next to him and tries to cheer him up.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: The reason Ed became a ferocious psychopath is because HE HAS A PEBBLE IN HIS SHOE. He also attacks anyone that so much as comes within 6' of him. Best lampshaded by Edd:
    Edd: ...a pebble?! Ed's bad mood was all because HE HAD A PEBBLE IN HIS SHOE?!!!
  • The Dog Bites Back: Yes indeed. And bites hard.
  • Enemy Mine: Eddy and Kevin getting along for a brief moment, when they are pitching baseballs at Ed's head.
  • Everyone Laughs Ending: Except Edd.
  • From Bad to Worse: Eddy's and Edd's attempts to calm Ed down only leads to Ed's Unstoppable Rage.
  • Gentle Touch vs. Firm Hand: This is Edd and Eddy's respective methods in cheering up Ed. Edd tries to be gentle and sympathetic, but Eddy tries to be harsh and aggressive. Neither of these methods work, but the Firm Hand proves to worsen the situation.
  • Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!: What Eddy does to Ed twice, but it backfires, especially the second attempt.
  • Go Mad from the Revelation: The episode ends with Eddy Laughing Mad after finding out Ed was angry over having a pebble in his shoe.
  • Grievous Harm with a Body: Ed crushes Eddy into the shape of a baseball bat, then uses him to smash Kevin's face in hard enough to knock him out of the park.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: ED, of all people. Even Sarah is a tame as a puppy compared to him in this episode.
  • Hates Everyone Equally: Ed, as opposed to his usual self.
  • Here We Go Again!: Implied that this happened when we suddenly see Eddy laughing like mad in the end.
  • Jerkass: Eddy, who shows Ed no patience and tries to calm him down in a very inconsiderate fashion.
  • Jerkass Ball: Ed in this episode.
  • Karma Houdini: Ed was never punished for handing out no holds barred beatdowns left and right, terrifying Sarah or destroying the playground. Probably because as mentioned above, some of his victims just deserved it big time, except Plank, who along with Jonny was just in the wrong place at the wrong time and was about to be the subject of what would have been Ed's Moral Event Horizon.
  • Karma Houdini Warranty: Sarah and Kevin finally got to be on the receiving end, after 4 years of getting scot-free.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: Admittedly, Sarah, Kevin, and Eddy had it coming courtesy of Ed's wrath.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Ed is this of this episode, due to him being completely Out of Character through expressing mostly negative emotions unlike most episodes such as constantly making an intimidating Death Glare, assaulting people who gets in his way left and right in scary and brutal ways and Edd's and Eddy's attempts to cheer him up only makes things From Bad to Worse, to a point where Ed nearly crosses the Moral Event Horizon in a blind rage by almost killing off a reoccurring character (Plank, despite being an inanimate object) near the end of the episode before Jonny resolves this by removing the pebble in his shoe to turn off Ed's Berserk Button, therefore reverting Ed back to his Nice Guy self, seemingly, blissfully unaware the events that he causes in this episode.
  • Mugging the Monster: Subverted with Sarah. Sarah knows about Ed's Super Strength, but she only taunts Ed because she knows he wouldn't fight back and doesn't know he's much more powerful than her. It is only in this episode that Ed finally stands up to her, and she rightfully backs away from Ed when she realizes how powerful he is when he's angry.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Ed inflicts these on the other two Eds several times because their attempts at calming him down just bother him. He also gives Kevin one for pitching baseballs off his head. Lastly, he nearly tries this on Plank before he "tells" Johnny how to calm Ed down at last.
  • No Indoor Voice: Ed has this for the episode due to his rage.
    • SO MOVE!!!!
  • No Sympathy: Eddy really doesn't seem to care about Ed's predicament. He belittles him, shows him very little in the way of patience or empathy, and even causes him to reach his Rage Breaking Point by smacking him upside the head and telling him to get over himself.
  • Not Himself: It's clear that Ed couldn't understand or articulate what was making him so angry. One second after Johnny removed his shoe and took out the pebble, he instantly snapped back to his normal self.
  • Oh, Crap!: The kids, (especially Sarah, after Ed yelled at her) when they realize Ed's furious. Eddy also has this when Ed goes berserk and screams loud enough to make Edd faint.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Until the last few seconds (after Jonny removes Ed's shoe, causing a tiny pebble to fall out of it), Ed is a totally different character in this episode.
  • Reality Ensues:
    • Ed is in a horrible mood because a pebble was in his shoe, and he is completely out of character in this episode. Throughout the series, Ed has taken a lot of lip from his sister, Sarah (for good reasons, tho). Sarah (as usual) gets angry at Ed and screams at him. Ed would normally let this slide when he's in a good mood. Due to him being in a horrible mood, however, he uncharacteristically yells back at her without any hesitation. Sarah then gets understandably scared of Ed and hesitantly backs away. This is due to Sarah never seeing Ed that angry before and Sarah just realizing that Ed is stronger than her when he gets angry.
    • Eddy and Edd try to cheer up Ed by surrounding him with everything he likes. But since they don't know the cause of his grumpiness, their actions proceed to make Ed's mood even worse until Eddy gives up and yells at him to cheer up. This leads to Ed having a tantrum and destroying the entire playground in the process. As anyone who has been in this situation can tell you, trying to help or scold someone over their attitude without knowing the cause of it will only make it worse.
  • Skyward Scream: See Ed's above quotes for the No Indoor Voice trope.
  • Super Strength: Ed, obviously. Only now, he's using it as a weapon.
  • Take That!: The opening scene is one to mainstream cinema that profits off of overcharged refreshments like popcorn and soda more so than movie tickets.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Eddy and Kevin for deliberately antagonizing Ed regardless of how obviously strong and pissed off he is.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Ed's now a full on psychopath who slaughters all who oppose him or gets in his way, instead of an Adorkable oaf who never attacks anyone, even those who abuse him.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: He also now blindly hates everything and everybody, including his two best friends.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Ed, who attacks Edd and Eddy in a blind rage for just trying to help him.
  • Unstoppable Rage: Eddy clipping Ed on the back of the head was the final straw of his pebble induced Hair-Trigger Temper, causing him to scream like a howler monkey, forcibly rip his monobrow apart and completely nuke the playground with his barehands and attempt to murder Plank.


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