When Jimmy is told by Kevin that fairy-tales don't exist he becomes sadden and tries to convince himself they are real. When the Eds' Fairy-tale scam goes wrong Sarah, Kevin and Jimmy team up to punish them. In a subplot, whenever the main plot's characters say the word "baloney" out loud, Rolf becomes paranoid they're literally referring to his huge stash of said meat.
"Tinker Ed" includes examples of:
- An Aesop: Fairy tales arent real and you just have to accept that.
- Balloon Belly: Rolf gets one after attempting to ensure nobody eats his stash of bologna in a panic.
- Captain Obvious: Edd when he describes Jimmy and Sarah set them all up in the end.Edd: They were all part of a genius, elaborate hoax!
- Dragged into Drag: Eddy as a fairy princess and Edd as a mermaid wearing a bikini top.
- Hypocrite: So it's perfectly acceptable for Kevin to insult Jimmy's childlike belief in Fairy-Tales that sends him into a saddened state, but if the Eds' pull a scam gone wrong based on the same principle, they get punished?
- I Am Big Boned: When Ed comments Eddy is "a-weighting a lot!", Eddy defensively retorts he "ate a big breakfast".
- I Want My Mommy!: Rolf begs his mama come to his aid when he is in gastroenteric pain from eating too much bologna.
- Laser-Guided Karma: Jimmy, Kevin and Sarah succeed in capturing humiliating photos of the Eds (or just Edd and Eddy) as payback for the unicorn scam.
- Running Gag: Kevin and Eddy yelling about fairytales being a "load of baloney" leads Rolf to think they somehow know about his secret stash of bologna in his backpack.
- Villain Has a Point: The Eds are trying to help Jimmy retain his beliefs through their usual antics. But even they have a point: fairy tales like Aladdin aren't real, and at some point, you have to accept that fairy tales are just that. The problem with Tinker Ed is that Eddy and Kevin are played as the antagonist for trying to snap Jimmy back to reality - even though they technically are jerks about it, they're still right in their assessments.