The Eds, Kevin, Jonny and Rolf make a bet to see who of them can go put off their biggest habit the longest over the course of the school day. The losers each have to give the winner a 25-cents, and Eddy's determined to win the bet.
Tropes from this episode include:
- Berserk Button: It turns out that Ed, Edd, Kevin, Rolf and Jonny all have one when not allowed to do their habits. Eddy mashes their buttons into oblivion to speed up the bet.
- Big Eater: Ed on gravy and Rolf on meat.
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: When the Eds on the bus start arguing over who has the most annoying habit, Ed turns to the camera and says, "Don't touch that dial, kids!" with a big smile.
- The Bully: Eddy becomes an even bigger one in this episode than he usually is in order to drive all the other boys in the bet off their edge and give in to their temptations. Firing spitballs at Kevin, eating meat in front of Rolf, vandalizing a dictionary in front of Edd...
- Catchphrase: Kevin has to give up his trademark "DORKS!" It doesn't last long.
- Ed says "gravy" even more frequently than before.
- Cheaters Never Prosper: Eddy may have had a right to be angry Ed's gravy habits got him a detention, but when he starts trolling the other kids so he can win the money, he blows it at the last second and Ed takes it all.
- Continuity Nod: Eddy has a hard time pronouncing/reading the word unconscious just like back in "Eds or Tails".
- The Ditherer: Jonny is so indecisive without Plank he can't even decide what to have for lunch.
- Evil Gloating: Eddy should have verified it was gravy Ed landed in before screaming triumphantly about winning the bet.
- Extreme Doormat: Jonny starts doing Jimmy's math homework and cleaning Eddy's socks in an attempt to ignore Plank. It doesn't work for long.
- Going Cold Turkey: Ed (who's dependent on gravy) and Rolf (who's dependent on meat) go through this. Rolf becomes weak and frail while Ed uncontrollably suffers and goes berserk.
- Idiot Ball: Butterscotch pudding would smell nothing like gravy, yet Ed and Eddy assumed it was gravy just because it looked like it. Granted, this IS Ed we're talking about here, but what's Eddy's excuse?
- Being too impatient to win the bet to even bother checking the pot's contents in addition to stupidly taking Ed's word that it is gravy.
- Irony: Ed wins the money from the bet, and plans to use it to buy more gravy. Double D happily lampshades this when Eddy becomes furious over it especially since Eddy would've likely used the money on Jawbreakers.Eddy: Oh come on! You're gonna spend the money on more gravy?
Double D: Irony, Eddy. Look that up in the dictionary.
Eddy: Oh, yeah? Well, I've got a tub of butterscotch pudding with Ed's name on it! How's that for irony?
Ed: Run away!
- Jabba Table Manners: Sarah is shown eating gravy like a pig chugging the bowl down straight into her mouth instead of using her spoon. Perhaps her big brother is an influence?
- Manipulative Bastard: Eddy knows exactly which buttons to press to make everyone crack, including eating meat in front of Rolf, pretending he can hear Plank, scribbling out words in a dictionary and stuffing Ed's face into mashed potatoes (without gravy). However, there were no rules in the bet.
- Misplaced Retribution: After Ed spills his gravy mix into the pool, the faculty punish Eddy instead of Ed with detention for Ed's failure to comply with school policy.
- No Indoor Voice: Eddy's bet is that he has to stop screaming for a day, so he spends most of the episode speaking in a loud whisper...up until the end.
- Eddy: Am I loud enough for ya, Double D? HOW ABOUT NOW?? NO? HOW 'BOUT NOW??
- And Sarah, when Eddy crashes into her and she yells at him.
- Oh, Crap!: Edd and Eddy have this reaction when they both realize they lost the bet.
- Only Sane Man: Nazz is the only one of the cul-de-sac kids (besides Jimmy and Sarah, who weren't on the bus at the time) to stay out of the bet.
- Even without his interference, Eddy handled holding off from his habit far better than any of the others. While even Edd struggled to keep to the rules of the bet, Eddy only suffers two trip-ups that he quickly catches, and otherwise just treats those cases as minor annoyances at best.
- Screw the Money, I Have Rules!: Kevin, Jonny and Rolf's reasons for dropping out of the bet.
- Suddenly SHOUTING!: When Eddy starts ripping up a dictionary just to piss Double D off, he responds with this trope and Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness, thus knocking him out of the bet.