Creator's Favorite: Rolf is Danny Antonucci's favorite character. Also an Author Avatar, since Rolf's backstory and different traditions are loosely based on Antonucci himself and his relatives (Antonucci is part of an Italian immigrant family).
In Sweden, Rolf is a fairly common name, so in the dub his name was changed to "Reinar" in order to sound more foreign-ish. Nazz's name was changed to Tess, presumably to make it easier to come off the tongue.
In Brazil, the name and nickname of the three characters were changed in accordance with the Portuguese counterpart to "Edward." Ed was renamed "Du," Edd/Double-D was renamed "Dudu," and Eddy was renamed "Edu." It should be noted this resulted in Aerith and Bob, since every other character retained their original name.
In Latin America, the Kanker sisters become the Cruel Sisters.
In Italy, Jonny is named Jonnino and the Kanker sisters are named Panzer sisters.
In France, Nazz is named Jazz. The Kankers are named Ulsoeurs sisters.
In the Netherlands the Kankers are known as the Nag (Zeur in Dutch) Sisters
Came dangerously close before actual production started. Danny Antonucci first pitched the show to Nickelodeon, but their first demand was that he relinquish all creative control.
The show's transition to digital ink and paint during the fifth season came at the behest of Danny Antonucci, who wanted to keep using cels to maintain the "old school" cartoon look. By that point, cels simply weren't cost-effective.
I Knew It!: Some fans accurately guessed that Eddy's Brother would both appear in the movie and be the antagonist.
Keep Circulating the Tapes: "May I Have This Ed?" and "Look Before You Ed", the only episodes made for the show's sixth season before Danny Antonucci decided to scrap the remainder of it for the movie, aren't available on iTunes or any other digital service. The holiday episodes are also not available on the platform for some reason either.
There are several other Missing Episodes as well. "Special Ed", which was finished but never aired due to (depending on who you ask) being either too surreal or "too real" for television. Not much else is known about it other than the fact that it might of been A Day in the Limelight for Ed, and may have even been an explanation of why Ed is the way he is, hence the "too real" explanation. The other two, "Luck Be an Ed Tonight" and "A Room and an Ed" may have never even left the planning stages.
No Export for You: Surprisingly, this Canadian series intially didn't air in Canada during its production. AKA Cartoon Inc. did have satellite TV to watch episodes, though.
It briefly aired on Teletoon in 2002 but then they took it off the air for some reason (despite this they did air Big Picture Show at around the same time CN did), though eventually once Cartoon Network started getting its Canadian feed in 2012, Ed Edd n Eddy finally gained a stable home in Canada.
During the first season, Nazz was first voiced by Tabitha St. Germain. However, when Tabitha was unavailable to continue recording the show, it was decided that someone already within the cast would take over on the character. Erin Fitzgerald, the voice of May Kanker since the beginning of the show, was intended to take over on Nazz. But since she had just moved to the United States, the part went temporarily to Jenn Forgie. However, series creator Danny Antonucci was so much loved by Erin's performance on the roles, that she flew back to Canada for the rest of the series.
Eddy's first Japanese voice actor, Yoshitaka Shimizu, committed suicide. He was replaced by Wataru Takagi for the rest of the series.
In 2001, a rumor about an Missing Episode known only as "The Scarecrow Boy Episode" surfaced. The story is that Sarah puts on a play - her own version of The Wizard of Oz - casting herself as Dorothy, Jimmy as the Tin Man, Eddy as the Cowardly Lion (apparently he was also tied to a chair the whole time because he kept trying to walk out on Sarah), Ed as the Scarecrow, and Double D as the director. Sarah became outraged with Ed continuously blowing his lines, and ended up kicking and locking him out of the house (while still in costume); when Kevin and other kids in the cul-de-sac see Ed roaming around, they keep calling him "Scarecrow Boy", which somehow causes Ed to grow stiffer and stiffer each time he heard the name. Eventually, the episode ends with Plank nestled into the ground, and Ed standing on top with his arms straight out, as if he has become a real scarecrow. There is absolutely no evidence whatsoever that remotely proves such an episode exists, though many fans swear to have seen it, and that it only aired once.
The infamous "Special Ed" episode. There's no concrete proof it exists or even what it could have been about if it was planned at one point. It was supposedly scrapped for being "too real". Many fans take this to mean it was about Ed's Ambiguous Disorder.
There's an ongoing rumor about an early MTV pilot called 3 Men. It featured three adult men in their early twenties and is considered the prototype for Ed, Edd, 'N' Eddy. There however isn't any proof that this supposed pilot ever actually existed.
Junkyard Scramble was a rumoured cancelled puzzle game for the Game Boy Color. The game itself never existed and it's unknown where the rumor came from.
The Red Stapler: Some fans developed a taste for Jawbreakers after seeing the candy act as a Macguffin on the show. Ironically, Danny Antonucci hates Jawbreakers and only used them for their comical size.
Averted. According to Matt Hill (Ed's voice actor), Antonucci was very strict on not having the actors ad-libbing any lines during recording, and would often demand well over fifty takes before he got exactly the inflection he wanted. Ed's random comments? All in the original script.
In the Brazilian dub, Ed has some catchphrases he does not have in the original dub, such as "I like chicken with okra", "it didn't even hurt" and "cutie".
Unintentional Period Piece: Zig-zagged. While it's obvious that the show had elements that either were no longer seen in society (or were seen in a considerably lessened occurrence) or some viewers had never heard of, such as records, VCRs, the lack of any video game consoles, children spending most of their time outside and even Patric Caird's brilliant score for the show has a 50s/60s-ish vibe to it, the actual time frame of the show was intentionally left ambiguous. This way, viewers of all generations can enjoy it without being alienated by any overt and outdated references they may not get.
A comment by one of the show's storyboarders says there was an unused campfire scene in The Movie that would have divulged on the characters' Hidden Depths.
There are four other unmade episodes that are known: 'A Room and a Ed' in which Sarah and Jimmy evict Ed out while Ed and Sarah's parents are away so Sarah can have the house to herself, causing Eddy to swing into action, completely fed up with Sarah's brattiness. 'Luck be an Ed Tonight' in which Ed's horoscope tells him he'll have a lucky day, which leads Eddy to milk it for all it's worth. 'The Amazing Ed' a talent show episode, little is known beyond that. And an unnamed episode in which Eddy attempts to start his own religion, canned by Cartoon Network because they knew it would have sparked a huge controversy.
It's hard to believe, but this show was originally pitched to Nickelodeon as a Nicktoon. While Nickelodeon has a lot of radar-dodging shows, they don't go as far with it as Cartoon Network does (possibly because they don't want another The Ren & Stimpy Show on their hands). Even when pitching it, Antonucci knew that if Nickelodeon accepted the show, a lot would have to be changed for content and was proven right when their first demand was complete creative control.
In an interview with storyboard artist Scott Underwood, the episode "One + One Equals Ed" was supposed to include a scene where the Eds were randomly dressed as The Flintstones with Eddy as Fred, Double D as Wilma, and Ed as Dino.
Concept art pages featuring Rolf, Jimmy, Sarah, Jonny, Nazz, and Kevin labeled them as "Pals of the Eds." While Rolf, Jimmy, Jonny and Nazz are generally friendly with the Eds unless provoked, Sarah and Kevin were anything but pals to the Eds. This implies that the two was nowhere near as antagonistic towards the Eds during development than they would be.
If an old promo is to be believed, Sarah originally had a big scary dog that she sicced on the Eds.
Danny Antonucci claims that the show was created on a dare from one of his colleagues. He apparently bet Antonucci, who at that point was known for vulgar, off-the-wall TV commercials, station I. D.s and shorts geared towards adults, that he couldn't make a show for children (this being after years of Danny trying and failing to pitch animated shows for adults). It's safe to assume that Danny won.
Antonucci said regarding the ages of the characters, Johnny and the Eds are twelve to thirteen, Jimmy and Sarah are six to seven, Kevin, Nazz, and Rolf are fifteen, Plank is one hundred, and the Kankers are thirteen to fifteen.
Write Who You Know: All the characters are based on Danny Antonucci's family members or people he knew growing up, as well as Antonucci himself. The Eds were all aspects of his personalitynote Edward being his middle name, Jimmy was based on a cousin, Jonny was based on a loner friend who carried around a blanket a'la Linus, Rolf was based on his experiences as an immigrant, and the Kankers were based on a group of girls who harassed him in 7th grade. He probably (hopefully) didn't know anyone exactly like Eddy's Brother.