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It's the end for the Eds... or is it?

Eddy: We did it, Double D! Everyone loves us! We're finally in, baby!
Edd/Double D: And it only took 130 episodes, 4 specials, and a movie, Eddy!
Ed: Let's sing a song!

Ed, Edd n Eddy's Big Picture Show is a 2009 TV Movie that serves as the Grand Finale of Cartoon Network's longest-running original series.

The film opens as the trio of Eds are fleeing the cul-de-sac after their latest money-making scheme goes horribly awry. Eddy suggests the trio seek refuge at the home of Eddy's ever-elusive older brother; eventually, however, the trio realizes that they have no clue where Eddy's brother lives, so they end up spending most of the movie just wandering around in search of him. Pursuing the Eds are their victims—Kevin, Nazz, Rolf, and Jonny (with Plank!)—who seek revenge for the suffering they were dealt with by Eddy's latest scam. Pursuing that group are the Eds' Abhorrent Admirers, the Kanker Sisters, who are irked by the idea of anyone but them pummeling their "boyfriends". And there to watch it all unfold are Sarah and Jimmy, who somehow get mixed up with the Kankers. One thing is certain: Eddy must find his big bro if the Eds hope to see the light of day ever again.


Big Picture Show ties up several of the show's loose ends by wrapping up many of the main cast's arcs and showing a more sympathetic side of some of the more sadistic characters.

Spoilers are now marked! (And rightfully so, but only on this page.)

Ed Edd n Eddy's Big Picture Show contains the following tropes:

  • 13 Is Unlucky: Among the Minimalist Cast of the show, Eddy's Brother is the thirteenth character to be revealed; and boy howdy, is he unlucky.
  • 2D Visuals, 3D Effects: The cracked desert ground Rolf treks through as he's riding Wilfred. While not really plot relevant, it is the only time the show has ever used any form of 3D computer animation.
  • Agony of the Feet: Happened twice, one inverted case when Sarah stomps Lee's hand with a nail polish can, and one almost straight case when Eddy's brother twists Eddy's leg, in the hope he will play Uncle with his brother.
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  • A Lighter Shade of Black: Everybody in the main cast ends the movie as, at worst, Jerk with a Heart of Gold. Eddy's Brother is the only one who is a total jerk for beating up his brother for kicks.
  • Amusing Injuries: Averted:
  • An Aesop:
    • A true friend is someone who treats you with love, trust and respect.
    • The key to learning from your mistakes is to admit them and face the consequences, regardless of how hard they might be.
    • You don’t need to live up to someone’s expectations or legacy to get people to like you.
    • Sometimes, the people you admire are not as amazing as they are made out to be.
    • If revenge is all you ever think about, it will make you no better than the person who wronged you.
    • No matter how many times a person has wronged you, maybe all they really need is a friend.
  • And That's Terrible: Nazz remarks that Eddy's brother is "a real jerk" as she casually watches him throw Eddy around like a ragdoll.
  • Anti-Villain: In this movie, the Kankers are a Type I—they seem concerned about the Eds for once and try to help them (see Pet the Dog below). Eddy is revealed to be a Type II.
  • Armor-Piercing Slap: Nazz does this to Kevin in a scene where they are at the campfire.
  • Audience? What Audience?: Jonny at the end of the movie. Which is weird, considering his buddy Plank has Medium Awareness.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: Ed defeats Eddy's brother by Newton's First and Third Laws.
  • Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: The Eds, but especially Edd and Eddy.
    • Ed and Sarah, although the scene was in the background.
    • The Kankers who, despite usually seeming to just flirt with the Eds to mess with them, go out of their way to capture the rest of the Kids and save their wannabe-lovers from harm. Could also apply as a case of The Only One Allowed to Defeat You.
  • Bait the Dog: When he first appears, Eddy's Brother seems to be everything Eddy said: The Ace who is kind and willing to protect him. Then he asks to play "Uncle" and everything goes to Hell from there.
  • Batman Gambit: The Kankers pull this on Kevin. To elaborate, Marie disguises herself as Eddy to lure Kevin into their trap. When Kevin spots "Eddy," he immediately chases after "Eddy" on his bike, only to get himself captured by the Kankers.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Edd and Nazz. Edd snaps at Eddy and Ed for their quicksand pranks and decides to abandon them, until Eddy breaks down crying and apologizing, with which Edd is moved by and rejoins them. Nazz hurls Kevin's bike into a tree because Kevin cared more about it than her.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Ed, the biggest goofball in the show, manages to knock out Eddy's brother by removing the pin of the door hinge.
  • Beyond Redemption: Subverted. When the Eds go on the run, Double D tries to get Eddy and Ed to take the situation that they’re in seriously. However, when Ed and Eddy trick Double D into thinking that they died in quicksand, Double D began walking back home declaring his intentions to face his consequences than wonder aimlessly with his so-called friends. He has a change of heart when Eddy drops his Never My Fault attitude and admits that he was to blame for their predicament, which convinces Double D that Eddy wasn’t irredeemable.
  • Be Yourself: Eddy learned that he didn't have to act like a jerk like his brother to get people to like and respect him. He learned that in order to liked, he needed to be himself.
  • Big Bad: Though it's his only appearance and only appears in the final ten minutes, Eddy's Brother is the closest thing to one when we find out what he's been doing to Eddy all this time.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: Johnny 2x4 and Plank, who seems he wants to be a Bond villain at the end of the film.
  • Big "NO!": Edd does several when Ed and Eddy pull the quicksand prank on him and seem to sink beneath the surface.
    • Kevin does this when he sees his bike totally trashed after getting captured by the Kankers.
  • Big Word Shout: When Edd is trapped on the waterfall, from off in the distance he screams "ASSISTANCE, PLEASE!" A few seconds later he screams, "HEEEEELP!"
  • Black-and-Gray Morality: The parties involved are, in order of appearance: a trio of con men running away to avoid being lynched for their latest scam, the kids who want to beat up/kill the aforementioned con men, three bullies/molesters trying to stop the kids, and a sociopath beating his own younger brother for kicks.
  • Black Comedy Rape: Implied to be what the Kankers do to Eddy's brother at the end of the movie, though after seeing what a sick bastard he is who knows if he'll enjoy it or not...
  • Body Horror: Eddy's brother playing "uncle" with Eddy involves him twisting Eddy's leg to the point of extreme pain. Toon Physics or not, that is extremely painful to watch.
    • The injuries the Eds inflicted on the townskids are comically over-the-top, but there's something disconcerting about the fact that, unlike most cartoon injuries, they don't comically snap-back when they're done being relevant (apart from when Ed morphed Eddy into an elephant) - so Jonny, for example, spends a chunk of the movie with a bear trap on his head.
  • Bookends
    • Nazz begins and ends the movie with her hair messed up.
    • On a larger note, The series started with Edd labeling his things. The movie ends with him labeling the words "The End" onto the black screen.
    • The last line of the first episode is Eddy telling the others that "A little childhood trauma builds character." By the end of this, we learn that his entire character is the result of trauma from getting beaten up by his brother.
  • Both Sides Have a Point:
    • At the beginning of the film, as they hide in a closet, Eddy blames Double D for their predicament. Double D remarks how somehow it's all his fault that all of their scams go awry, and Eddy rebuts, "I didn't see you stop me."
    • Eddy and Double D get into an argument in the middle of the film. Double D lashes out at Eddy for his irresponsibility, pride, never listening to him, and his desire to "shock, sandbag, and swindle". Eddy fires back at Double D, however, pointing out that for all his supposed moral high ground, he still goes along with Eddy's schemes even against his better judgement and he's the one who built the machine that triggered the mess that got them chased out of the cul-de-sac in the first place, to which Double D disputes that they wouldn't have been chased out of town had Eddy bothered to pay attention to him when he warned Eddy against pushing the red button that caused the whole scam to go haywire.
  • Break the Cutie: This happens to all of the characters, but Eddy gets a mixture of this and Break the Haughty.
  • Break the Haughty: Eddy spends most of the movie taunting the kids he harmed for being "sore losers" and pranking Edd. However, Edd gets angry and abandons Ed and Eddy after a really cruel prank the latter did to the former, Eddy is then forced to face the consequences.
    Eddy: FINE! GO HOME! I don't blame ya!! Because everything WAS my fault! (beat, then cue sobbing) Yeah, you heard me! A foul-up wannabe loser! (cries some more and Double D consoles him)
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: It'd hardly be an Ed, Edd n Eddy movie without it, but in order to lend some weight to the proceedings they're used sparingly - at the beginning, the Eds find a glass case in Eddy's brother's room marked "In Case of Movie Break Glass"; and at the end Edd gives the exact number of episodes it took to get accepted by the other cul-de-sac residents. There's also the instance of Jonny finding out that he has no time left in the movie to enact his revenge in The Stinger.
  • Call-Back: There are a lot of references to past episodes.
    • When Eddy shocks Ed with the trick gum, Ed transforms into various alternate versions of himself from past episodes. These include Fish Ed from "Dueling Eds", old-timey cartoon Ed from "Ed-n-Seek", the Peach Creek Cobbler from "Tight End Ed", Lothar from "Ed Edd n' Eddy's Boo Haw Haw", a hot dog (he wore a hot dog cardboard cutout in "Take This Ed and Shove It"), old man Ed from "Take This Ed and Shove It", and baby Ed from "Every Which Way But Ed".
    • Johnny and Plank pursue the Eds as Captain Melonhead and Splinter the Wonderwood from "Robbin' Ed".
    • Eddy's horrible school photo from "Smile for the Ed" can be seen when he pulls out his wallet.
    • Eddy's brother's room was previously seen back in O-Ed Eleven.
    • Edd comes to a conclusion that Eddy's brother is a prankster, examples to corroborate this inference being the Elmongo Stinkbomb ("Fool on the Ed"), his secret hot sauce ("Honor Thy Ed"), and his treasure map ("O-Ed Eleven").
    • Ed pulls out a bunch of sponges from his bathroom walls seen back in "Scrambled Ed".
    • The boys as Peach Creek Cobblers played football against the Lemon Brook Lumpers back in "Tight End Ed". In the movie, the Eds find the town Lemon Brook itself and Eddy angrily mumbles over how the Lumpers assaulted him.
    • The song Friends Are There to Help You is brought back from "If it Smells Like an Ed".
  • Captain Obvious: When Eddy's Brother starts throwing Eddy against his trailer, enough to make it tip over.
  • Car Chase: ...Only the car isn't turned on or even moving under its own power. Ed's the one doing the "driving" by smashing his feet through the floor of the car, grabbing the sides and running full tilt.
  • Central Theme: You never really know someone until you see their home life.
  • Cerebus Retcon: Holy shit. Where in the past Eddy painted a picture of his brother being the "Cool Guy" in the Cul-De-Sac that everyone loves, this movie on the other hand shows the truth that Eddy's Brother is actually an abusive, nasty Big Brother Bully who tortured Eddy regularly. The Cul-de-Sac didn't respect him, they feared him. And it doesn't stop there, oh no. Eddy's jerkass tendencies, scams, and Small Name, Big Ego? All of it was created by a superiority complex and unstable personality as a direct result of the way his brother treated him. The scams he pulled because he was trying to imitate his brother in a desperate, deluded bid to get the Cul-de-sac to like him, trying to be as "cool" as his brother. In essence, this movie turned the series' biggest jerkass into its biggest woobie, all in the course of the final minutes of the show. Sheesh.
  • Character Development: Unlike most of the Status Quo Is God episodes of the show, each of the Eds learns a lesson and changes their ways throughout the movie
    • Ed: Even if you may not know it, you’re much smarter than you or others believe yourself to be. All you have to do is put your mind to it.
    • Double D: Standing up for yourself is important and if you don’t, you won’t be true to yourself.
    • Eddy: If you do something really bad to your friend (in Eddy’s case, tricking Double D into thinking he and Ed drowned to death), you could lose them permanently and the hurt probably won’t go away.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Eddy's brother has been occasionally mentioned in spite having no real relevance to the plot, except for a few moments. But in the Movie, it appears as he's responsible for Eddy's entire character of being a greedy, narcissistic Jerkass, what with the way he brutally abuses Eddy in one of the most serious forms of Slapstick in the entire series.
  • Child Hater: Heavily implied with Eddy's brother. Especially when you consider the Fridge Horror of why he works/lives in an amusement park, implying that he seems to get a genuine kick out of torturing children.
  • Comedic Sociopath: Deconstructed with Eddy's Brother, who has all the cliche characteristics and Toon Physics of a standard cartoony bully. The other characters' reactions to his cruelty however are clearly not Played for Laughs.
  • Comedic Underwear Exposure: Kevin bowls Nazz over on his bike after being spit out of a pipe, causing her to fly out of her pants.
  • Continuity Porn: The sequence where the Eds deduce the location of Eddy's Brother. It starts with Double D referencing his involvement in the plots of "Fool on the Ed" note , "Honor Thy Ed" note , and "O-Ed Eleven note  to deduce his nature as a prankster. Upon Ed making the connection to the Lemon Brook Gag Factory, Eddy mutters under his breath about how they're a "...buncha mascot-hatin', lemon-suckin'-", clearly not over his fate in "Tight End Ed"note .
  • Contrived Coincidence: The whole climax. The Eds find Eddy's brother trailer by sheer accident, accidentally stumbling upon an amusement park that he just happens to work/live in. The Kankers arrive at exactly the right time so everyone sans Jonny can see the Eddy's brother in his full glory. Jonny arrives a minute too late and gets beaten by the other kids.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Ed knocks Eddy's bro out with one hit by a door.
  • Curse Cut Short: This example:
    Eddy: It was just a scam, Double-D! How could it go so wrong?!
    Edd: Eddy, the laws of probability can be a real mean—
    Ed: Shut my mouth!
  • Darker and Edgier: It's much darker than the series. This is the first time in the entire series that things like the crappy way the Eds (and by extension, the entire cul-de-sac) treat each other, all of the Amusing Injuries, and Eddy's blatant inferiority complex and unstable personality are both addressed and taken completely seriously.
  • Death Glare: Eddy's brother gives a pants-shittingly terrifying one to Edd.
    • Earlier, Edd shoots one at Ed when he was being unhelpful.
  • Deconstruction: The Movie shows some of the characters in a more complex light. For example, Eddy is probably the most flawed character in the series, having an inferiority complex caused by his brother. Overall the movie plays things a bit more realistically than the rest of the series, though the film also puts a lot of emphasis on comedy and the relations between the characters.
    • The Movie also deconstructs the Amusing Injuries trope. First it's deconstructed with the injuries all the kids had, which were horrifying, and rightly so. Second, with Eddy's brother's beatings on Eddy having resulted in his inferiority complex and jerkassery. It wasn't rare for the cul-de-sac kids to pick on the Eds, but they were the same age and had more or less comparable chances. Eddy's brother is definitely older and physically stronger than Eddy. The cruel way he beats him up just because he asked for protection from the enraged neighborhood kids revolts even Sarah and the Kankers. Now we know why Eddy can take so much punishment...
    • It deconstructs the nature of Eddy's scams as well. There was only so much the cul-de-sac kids could take, and only so much the Eds could do before, in Edd's words, they "went too far."
    • It also deconstructs, and reconstructs the With Friends Like These... trope. Because of the poor decisions that Eddy makes in this movie, it makes Edd question his friendship with Eddy. Eddy (and Ed) finally cross the line when they play a Dude, Not Funny! joke by pretending to drown. Edd and Eddy get into a fight and after Edd throws Eddy off of him, he snaps and says that he would rather face the consequences of his actions, than to hang around with a "so-called friend," thus ending his friendship with Eddy. Eddy ends up feeling remorse for his actions and cries. Edd ends up forgiving Eddy and they both reconcile.
  • Decon-Recon Switch: The Eds' friendship is deconstructed with Edd questioning his friendship with Eddy and Ed after being forced to leave the cul-de-sac, his friends acting immature, not taking the situation they're in seriously, and constantly pranking him. The last straw for him is when they pretend drown in quicksand and Double D becomes fed up and decides to end their friendship, choosing instead to face the kids' wrath then go anywhere with them. Luckily for them, Eddy has a Heel Realization about how he has been a bad friend and apologizes to Double D, this convinces him not end their friendship and he accepts the apology, and the three becomes friends again, reconstructing their friendship.
  • Despair Speech:
    • Eddy gives off one after being tortured by his brother.
    • Edd does one when he thinks his friends have sunk in quicksand.
      Edd: Where are you?! Eddy? Ed?? Don't you give up on me!! ANSWER ME!!... Pleeease...? (No answer) Why oh why didn't you listen to me??! This is all my fault! I should have never let you leave the cul-de-sac!
  • Didn't Think This Through: Eddy's entire plan on saving himself and his friends from the wrath of the other cul-de-sac kids hinged on locating his older brother's current residence so he could protect them from their pursuers. Once they make it there, however, it's becomes painfully obvious that Eddy did not account for the possibility that his brother would beat him up instead of defending him and his pals. Justified, because it's implied that Eddy was lying to others for so long about his brother being a cool older sibling that he started to believe it himself and forgot about what kind of person his brother truly was and was acting largely out of desperation because he and his friends were running for their lives.
  • The Dog Bites Back:
    • Edd, after constantly being pranked upon by Ed and Eddy throughout the movie (and implied to be fueled by his often being the Butt-Monkey of several episodes) finally snaps and leaves the two. Fortunately, it doesn't last that long.
    • The entire cast bites back at Eddy's Brother after they see how he treats Eddy. Considering they were in fear of him even before the series started, it was a bite that was a long time coming.
    • On a lesser note, Wilfred bites back at Rolf when the latter begins berating him and forcing him to carry a comically huge load and sees him preparing to beat him with a shoe for running off in their quest to pursue the Eds.
  • Domestic Abuse: Eddy at the hands of his brother, which is surprisingly taken seriously.
  • Drama Bomb Finale: With the revelation of what Eddy's brother really is.
  • Dude, Not Funny!: Edd's reaction to the quicksand joke that Ed and Eddy pull on him.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: After "130 episodes, four specials and a movie!" of physical, mental and social humiliation, the series ends with the Eds well liked by the cul-de-sac (and finally getting jawbreakers). Bonus if you count that the Eds can now sigh in relief now that they will be left alone by the Kankers, who are now after Eddy's Brother instead, and Eddy finally won over Nazz.
  • Easily Forgiven:
    • Even if both Ed and Eddy made the quicksand prank, Edd wasn't angry at Ed, only at Eddy. Eddy is portrayed as the only one who has to apologize to Edd, while Ed is completely left out of their argument. Even then, Edd is kind enough to completely forgive Eddy after he breaks down crying and admits his hatred for himself, although coming from someone like Eddy, that's sweet enough to warrant forgiveness.
    • The Eds are not only redeemed for their past scams, they instantly become friends with the other cul-de-sac kids and get defended by them when Jonny shows up, but it's clear they had seen Eddy had suffered enough by this point to have a tearful Jerkass Realization and was ready to take his lumps after giving a sincere apology. Likewise, the Eds forgive the other cul-de-sac kids for all the mistreatment they put the Eds through for years, and it's clear that the kids had suffered enough at the hands of the Kanker Sisters as retribution for their horrible behavior, and after seeing how Eddy's Brother treated the Eds, most notably Eddy, it leads them to have a silent, but guilt-filled Jerkass Realization of their own, leading them to get over their animosity towards the Eds and stick up for them against Eddy's Brother.
  • Epic Fail: After escaping the cul-de-sac and being flung into a drybed wasteland outside of town, it looks like things are going smoothly until Ed crashes the car headlong into a giant rock, which is quite literally the only one for miles around.
    Eddy: Way to go, lummox! The only rock for miles, and you had to hit it!
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": Eddy's brother, referred to as such by everyone in the cast (including Eddy himself), and even in the credits.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Everyone, including Kevin, Sarah and the Kankers, are shocked, appalled, and shortly after OUTRAGED by how Eddy's Brother treats his younger brother. This leads them to realize how wrong they were to mistreat the Eds, so they try to defend them and stand up to Eddy's Brother.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Although they were out to beat up the Eds the entire time, the kids are all absolutely horrified by the beating Eddy receives from his brother, causing them to realize why Eddy turned out to be the Jerkass he was and that they were wrong to hunt them down and even mistreat them in general. Special mention goes to Sarah and, to a far lesser extent, Jimmy, who has been wanting to see the Eds get clobbered throughout the whole movie.
  • Evil All Along: Eddy's Brother, who was built up by Eddy to be the coolest guy around. Seeing who he really is certainly shocked the neighborhood kids (and the fans).
  • Evil Laugh: Eddy's Brother lets out a pretty sadistic cackle when he tortures his little brother.
  • Face–Heel Turn: At the end of the movie, Jonny and Plank declare war on the cul-de-sac by becoming the sinister Gourd and Timber the Dark Shard. The movie was over though.
  • Faking the Dead: Eddy and Ed fake drowning in quicksand as part of a tasteless joke played on Edd.
  • False Friend: Edd eventually has enough of Eddy (and Ed) pulling pranks and messing with him and decides he would rather go home and face the wrath of the angry kids then spend another second traveling with "a so-called friend." Averted however as Eddy immediately begins breaking down and blames himself and Edd decides to stay.
  • Fastball Special: In one scene, when Edd is stuck to a rock near a waterfall, Ed throws Eddy at Edd, causing the both of them to fall into the lake.
  • Faux Affably Evil: At first, Eddy's brother engages in friendly teasing with him. He keeps up this demeanor even as he's beating the tar out of Eddy.
  • Finale Movie: The film serves as a conclusion to Ed, Edd N Eddy by having the Eds finally gain acceptance from the Cul de Sac Kids and Eddy's bullying older brother finally get his comeuppance for the years he spent abusing his little brother.
  • Foreshadowing:
    • Even though he's running for his life, Eddy takes his sweet time looking around his brother's old room before he finally gets the nerve to enter. If the abuse at his brother's hands was anywhere near as bad as it's implied to be, it makes sense that his room alone would be terrifying in itself.
    • When Eddy and his brother were laughing together, his brother drops him on the ground. While at first, it may seem like it was by accident but it's then shown what kind of Jerkass Big Brother Bully he turns out to be.
    • Eddy's brother being abusive isn't completely out of nowhere. Sometimes when Eddy talked reverently about his brother in some episodes, he offhandedly would mention that his brother wouldn't treat him well in return.
    • The reference to The Wizard of Oz in the middle of the movie. At the end, Double Dee stood up for Eddy, Ed wised up to help save the day, and Eddy showed sympathy, which led to the trio's acceptance.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: There's a random sticker labeled "ANGST" on Eddy's Brother's bedroom wall.
    • In the lake by the Gag Factory, there is a treasure chest, a sword, a shopping cart, what looks like a welcome mat and two skulls.
    • In the hall in Eddy's house there are silhouettes of his family on the wall. Additionally, there is a Salesman award, most likely belonging to Eddy's father.
    • In one shot of the destruction at the beginning the stand crushed by a tree has a sign with Eddy's face on it.
    • The cup that Edd uses to listen to the children outside of Eddy's Brother's door says, "Peach Creek Diner - 2000 Best Eater".
  • "Get out of Jail Free" Card: Eddy's Brother unwittingly gives Eddy one by revealing his Freudian Excuse and breaking Eddy's Jerkass persona.
  • Glass Cannon: Granted getting smashed by a steel door is hardly mild by normal standards, but given the exaggerated slapstick in the show, it doesn't take much to knock out Eddy's brother, with even a somewhat distorted collapse following his defeat. Word of God states this was to convey how the character was used to dishing out abuse, not used to being on the receiving end at all.
  • Gone Horribly Wrong: The end result of whatever it was that the Eds tried to pull off with their scam prior to the film.
  • Go Through Me: Ed does this in the scene right after Eddy admits his mistakes. He sees everyone rushing towards Eddy and Edd with angry faces, and demands they take him instead. Luckily for everyone, the kids weren't trying to hurt them anymore.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Eddy's Brother, for the rest of the series beforehand, given how he's mentioned all the time but never appears until now, when we see who he really is: He's what caused Eddy to be the selfish, greedy Jerkass that he is, and thus for all of the schemes that drive almost every episode.
  • Grew a Spine: Edd is well and truly fed up with being a Butt-Monkey of the Eds, and calls Eddy out on his jerkassery.
  • Grievous Harm with a Body: Eddy's Brother clobbers Edd with Eddy.
  • Hate Sink: While most of the cast were fairly grey toned (throughout both the movie and the entire show itself), Eddy's brother seems to exist solely as a repugnant bully with no redeeming qualities to bring them all together in their contempt for him.
  • Have You Told Anyone Else?: It's one of the few examples of this that seem totally innocuous, since it's a pretty standard question for a big brother to ask his little bro who's clearly far away from his usual turf, but it ends up serving as Foreshadowing as to just what that big brother is like...
    Eddy's Brother: Do Mom and Dad know you're here?
    Eddy: As if.
    Eddy's Brother: Does anyone know you're here?
    Eddy: Only these chumps who chased us here.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Eddy, Sarah, and Kevin.
  • Heh Heh, You Said "X": Ed and Eddy's reaction to Edd saying "Sextant."
  • Hope Spot: When Eddy's brother first appeared, he actually appears he's going to protect Eddy and his friends from the other kids. In reality, Eddy was better off staying away from his brother.
  • Hypocritical Heartwarming: The Kankers and the Kids towards Eddy at the end.
  • Impact Silhouette: When Eddy throws Ed up in the air & then Ed comes down, he falls so hard on the ground that you can see an Ed-shaped hole.
  • In Case of X, Break Glass: In Case of Movie, Break Glass.
  • Interrupted by the End: The last scene of the movie has Jonny, now a pariah due to trying to beat up the Eds after they've atoned for what they've done, vowing to get his revenge on the cul-de-sac as The Gourd. Plank tells him he won't have much time to do so, as the movie is over.
  • It's All My Fault: Eddy admits, just as he's battered that he's been wrong about everything, including his own brother, and doesn't believe he'll ever learn. But seeing him finally admit his own wrongdoings is enough for the kids to forgive him.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Double D hits his Rage Breaking Point and angrily lashes out at Eddy for his irresponsibility, pride and never listening to him. Eddy fires back at Double D, however, pointing out that for all his supposed moral high ground, he still goes along with Eddy's schemes even against his better judgement and he's the one who built the machine that triggered the Noodle Incident that got them chased out of the cul-de-sac in the first place.
  • Jerk-to-Nice-Guy Plot: After being portrayed as a Jerkass for the last few seasons of the show, Eddy gets the much needed Character Development over the course of the movie.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Eddy, Kevin, Sarah, and the Kankers start off as jerks, as usual. At the end of the movie, after dealing with Eddy's Brother, they become this trope as the kids finally become friends with the Eds, and Eddy becomes one at the end after learning his lesson.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: Eddy's Brother seems to care about Eddy despite teasing him a lot, but then starts abusing him "for old times sake."
  • Karma Houdini Warranty: Especially with Kevin and Sarah.
  • Karmic Rape: Implied at the end of the film with the Kankers dragging Eddy's Brother back to his trailer:
    Lee: First one inside gets to give him mouth-to-mouth!
  • Kick the Dog: Eddy pulling the quicksand prank on Edd, which proves to be the last straw for him.
    • Eddy himself is on the receiving end of this at the hands of his brother.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Eddy's brother. While his bullying is played in a slapstick manner, Eddy's trauma from it is Played for Drama.
  • Knight Templar: The kids, especially Jonny.
  • The Last Straw: Three of them:
    • The scam the Eds pulled, which left the kids, bar Sarah and Jimmy, horribly injured and enraged enough to force the Trio to leave the cul-de-sac and possibly never return.
    • Ed and Eddy keep pulling some poorly timed pranks on Double D during their on adventure, but the last one, when they pretend to drown in quicksand, makes Double D so fed up he ends their friendship. However, fortunately for them, Eddy gave a meaningful and sincere apology to Double D, which is enough to convince not to end their friendship.
    • Rolf was so focused on getting revenge on the Eds, he mistreated Wilfred during their hunt. When Wilfred disappears for the moment, the pig sees Rolf pretending to be sad he's gone, but in reality he's preparing to spank the pig with his shoe once he sees him. This causes the pig to turn against and attack his master, with it very unlikely will return to him.
  • Laughably Evil:
    • Jonny after his Face–Heel Turn is changed into a joke villain who appears in the credit only to learn the movie is over.
    • Completely averted with Eddy's Brother. His actions are not Played for Laughs at all and after he reveals his true colors, things go Darker and Edgier.
  • Leitmotif:
    • The Kankers are accompanied by a sort of brassy, villainous tune (although they aren't the bad guys this time around).
    • Eddy's Brother is associated with an electric guitar (you can prominently hear it when when he starts throwing his sibling against the trailer).
  • Let Me at Him!: Lee to Eddy's Brother. Her sisters have to hold her back. She stops out of shock when he uses Eddy to hammer Edd into the ground.
  • Loner-Turned-Friend: For over 10 years, the three Eds have been outcasts, not being able to fit in with the other kids, who seem to mistrust and mistreat them a lot (although Eddy gets this treatment more than the other two Eds). In the end of the movie, however, the kids finally accept the Eds as their friends after realizing how cruel Eddy's brother is and how cruel they've been to the Eds as well.
  • Manly Tears: Eddy when he admits when everything is his fault after the quicksand prank and also after he is beaten by his brother.
  • Misplaced Retribution: Implied. The kids beating up Jonny at the end may have just been them releasing their anger originally directed at the Eds on Jonny.
  • Moral Event Horizon: In-universe subversion—whatever that scam was, it was apparently so incredibly horrifying that the kids are implied to genuinely want the Eds dead for it. The ending reveals however, that the Eds are far from irredeemable.
  • The Movie: Also doubles with being the series finale of Ed, Edd n Eddy.
  • My Car Hates Me: Eddy tries to drive his brother's car using the key inside the peanut. Problem is that when Eddy puts it in the ignition lock the car won't start, indicating it's out of gas, the battery's dead, etc.
  • Never My Fault: One of the subplots revolves around Eddy and Edd arguing over whose fault it was that the scam at the beginning of the film went so horribly. It's eventually subverted entirely, when Eddy in anger tells Edd to go ahead and leave (who is already justifiably angry enough to face the kids rather than travel with Eddy another second) and tearfully shouts "FINE! GO HOME! I don't blame ya!! Because everything WAS my fault!"
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: From a Villain Protagonist standpoint, Eddy's scam gone wrong is what puts the plot of the movie in motion.
    • When the Eds are hiding in Eddy's Brother's room, Ed eats buttered toast loudly at the worst possible time, which makes Edd drop one of Eddy's Brother's cups (which he was using to listen for the neighborhood kids) and causes him to sweat profusely. Any one (or possibly any combination) of the three is most likely what alerts the kids to the Eds' hiding spot.
    • The most literal use of this trope was when Ed destroys the car by ramming it into a rock.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Eddy gets one from his brother until Ed intervenes. Jonny also gets one from the kids after he attacks the Eds, having arrived too late to witness Eddy's Brother's true nature being revealed, and Eddy's subsequent apology.
  • No Name Given: Eddy's Brother.
  • Noodle Incident: We're not told exactly what the scam was that really got the kids pissed (well, more pissed than usual) at the Eds that they had to flee the neighborhood. All we see is the very messy aftermath. And as quoted by Edd and Eddy, it involved something that Edd built, and Eddy (not paying attention to Edd's words) pushing a red button that more than likely caused the chain of events leading to the scam's cataclysmic failure.
  • Nothing Is Scarier: Used to brilliant effect. The series proper is famous for its unique, zany sound effects and bombastic music... and so the movie begins with nearly two minutes of dead silence, with not a soul in sight. Even before the sudden Wham Shot of the aftermath of a scam Gone Horribly Wrong, it's crystal clear that something seriously bad has happened. The worst part is that the audience never learns exactly what happened, just that the end result was catastrophic even by the Eds' usual standards, and the cul-de-sac kids are enraged far beyond just wanting to hurt the Eds - they legitimately want them dead. It's essentially OOC Is Serious Business, except the very world itself is what's O.O.C. in this case, with the effect being that the viewer is left wondering throughout the film, "What the hell happened?".
  • Off to See the Wizard: The Eds go from their little cul-de-sac to seek Eddy's Brother and get the help they need while the kids travel fast behind, ready to rip them limb from limb. Along the way the Eds get what they truly needed; a brain for Ednote , a spine for Double Dnote , and a heart for Eddynote . And by doing so they get their happy ending without needing Eddy's brother, who turns out to be of no help.
  • Oh, Crap!:
    • Double D gets one immediately after he and the others realize what kind of person Eddy's brother really is, then Ed, the Cul-De-Sac kids and the Kanker Sisters all get one when Eddy's brother uses Eddy to beat Double D, causing the Cul-De-Sac kids to realize how wrong they were to mistreat the Eds, which prompts them to stand up to Eddy's Brother. Slightly earlier then that, Kevin looks absolutely terrified when Eddy's Brother finally appears.
    • And before any of that, Eddy gives one when his brother asked him to play Uncle.
    • A brief but an oh so satisfying one from Eddy's brother when he sees his trailer door flying to his face.
  • OOC Is Serious Business:
    • When even Nazz wants to tear the Eds apart for what they did, you know the trio must have done something well and truly awful.
    • Eddy is known to not take responsibility for his actions and his lack of remorse, but when Eddy gives a sincere apology and admitting his faults, this prompts Edd and the rest of the kids to forgive him.
    • While Kevin has never liked Eddy in the first place, you know something's wrong when even HE thinks Eddy being tortured by his brother is messed up.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Eddy trying to hide his brother's room by placing the exact type of wallpaper on the door. It was very poorly applied, thus the Kids saw right through it.
  • Pet the Dog: The Kankers to the Eds. They capture the kids to save the Eds from their wrath. Also, after Eddy's Brother beats up Eddy, they decide to let the Eds go and they give Eddy's Brother his just desserts.
  • The Power of Friendship: The Eds achieved their happy ending thanks to this. Ed and Edd face (And, in Ed's case, defeat) Eddy's Brother due to their strong friendship with Eddy, and Eddy realizes his own mistakes after almost losing them because of his actions.
  • Properly Paranoid: When Eddy brings up the idea of staying with his brothers for protect from their enraged pursuers, Double D has doubts Eddy's Brother would really protect them. Double D was right, as he would treat them much worse.
  • Punished for Sympathy: Eddy's Brother clobbers Edd because the latter defended Eddy.
  • Quicksand Sucks: Subverted. Ed and Eddy pretended to drown in it, but it turned out to be a tasteless joke.
  • Rage Breaking Point: After everything they've been through, Ed and Eddy pulling a tasteless joke by pretending to drown in quicksand is the final straw for Edd, who chews Eddy out and gets in a fist-fight with him before deciding to go home and face the kids' wrath ("I'd rather face my consequences than wander aimlessly with a so-called friend!")
    • Also applies to the Kids who, while always enjoying beating the Eds whenever one of their scams goes awry, finally got injured so severely that they're ready to kill the Trio for a majority of the film.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Double D gives one to Eddy after he and Ed trick him into thinking that they sunk in quicksand, and declaring his intention to face his consequences.
    Eddy: Hey! (He and Ed follow Edd) Where ya goin? You're headin back into the swamp! My bro don’t live-
    Double D: (swats away Eddy’s hand) Don’t you dare touch me!
    (Double glares at Eddy)
    Double D: A SAP?! Well excuse my sincerity for thinking I had lost the only two people I have left in this world!!!!
    Eddy: And?
    (Trying to hold back his laughter thinking Edd is putting up an act)
    Double D: It's surprising! Because your stubborn, inane desire to shock, sandbag, and swindle is what put us here in the first place!
    Ed: I helped, too.
    (Double D glares at Ed, forcing him to back off.)
    Double D: (Gets right up to Eddy’s nose) You and your nefarious scams!
    Eddy: (Starts becoming enraged) Like you were picking daisies! (Shoves Double D to the ground) You built the stupid thing!
    Double D: If you had paid attention to what I said and not push the red button! (Starts to brawl with Eddy)
    Ed: Stop! I demand you tickle each other, right now!
    Double D/Eddy: Stay out of it Ed!
    Ed: The evil dark side has consumed them both! Trouble, bad, pain...
    Double D: I’ve had enough! (Throws Eddy off of him) I’m returning home!
    Ed: (On his knees begging at Double D) But we can’t go home, Double D!
    Double D: I'd rather face my consequences, Ed, than wander aimlessly with a so-called, "friend".
  • Reconstruction: As mentioned above the movie both deconstructs and reconstructs the trope With Friends Like These..., when a fed up Double D almost ends his friendship with Eddy and Ed when they play a Dude, Not Funny! joke by pretending to drown in quicksand, until Eddy finally realizes how his actions are costing one of the only friends he has, and admits his flaws and how it's his fault they got into this mess, and apologizes to Double D, which he happily accepts, showing even though Eddy hasn't been a very good friend to him and Ed, he does care about them and doesn't want to lose their friendship.
  • The Reveal: Eddy's Brother, both his long-awaited appearance and his true, sadistic nature.
    • Nazz's last name is Van Bartonschmeer, as Word of God states that it was intended to be at odds with her personality.
  • Rubber Man: During the car chase, Edd manages to throw the kids off by grabbing the merry-go-round and, anchoring his lower half to the hole in the bottom, swinging the car around.
  • Say My Name: After Edd gets beaten up by Eddy's brother, Ed and Marie both shout "Double D!" in shock.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Edd briefly abandons the group after the quicksand prank.
  • Security Cling: Eddy holds onto Edd at one point while the three are cornered in Eddy's brother's room.
  • Self-Deprecation: Ed calls the movie cheap after seeing that a peanut was behind the movie emergency break glass.
    Edd: "In case of movie break glass"?
    Eddy: Bingo! [it's revealed that the glass holds a single peanut] A peanut?
    Ed: Cheap movie...
  • Series Continuity Error: When the Eds stop to camp for the night, Edd claims he can't sleep in an unlabeled environment. Yet in the episodes A Glass of Warm Ed, Rambling Ed, Scrambled Ed, Hot Buttered Ed and Momma's Little Ed he's shown sleeping soundly without a label in sight. It's likely he didn't have this unusual habit yet before the movie, or he just was too tired to care those times.
  • Ship Tease: Edd and Eddy; Kevin and Nazz.
  • Shout-Out:
    Eddy: If only you had a brain, Ed!
    Ed: Aw, c'mon, Eddy, have a heart!
    Edd: Courage, courage, Eddward.
    • Ed needs a brain, Edd needs courage, Eddy needs a heart. Before the end of the movie: Eddy is revealed to have a Jerkass facade and finally admits his mistakes, Edd is the first to call out Eddy's brother, and Ed does something actually smart to take him down. And the The Wizard of Oz analogies don't stop there. The trio travels together through different lands to meet an enigmatic figure who ends up not being what they expected, all while being pursued by a force that's bent on killing them.
  • Silent Credits: Rare version that applies to the opening credits rather than the closing ones. Almost two minutes of the opening is devoted to near-silent shots of the cul-de-sac interspersed with black credits in contrast to the normally vibrant and musical opening credits of each main series episode. This is shattered when it suddenly cuts to an alley showing the destruction left by the scam's aftermath.
  • Skewed Priorities: While Ed and Eddy are busy packing their shit to leave the Cul-de-sac, Edd tries to write a note explaining his absence for his parents.
    • When cornered in Eddy's brother's room by the angry children, after they find the key to Eddy's brother's car to make an escape, Edd tells Eddy they're too young to drive.
  • Sleep Cute: Platonic version (maybe) with the Eds, who at one point all fall asleep together in a pile.
  • Smooch of Victory: Nazz gives Eddy a kiss after surviving his brother.
  • The Sociopath: Eddy's brother. Finds it funny to sadistically abuse Eddy, and is implied that he seems to get a genuine kick out of torturing children.
  • So Proud of You: Edd tells Eddy this after he makes his apology, and he's especially proud of him for taking responsibility for his actions, something he's never done before.
  • Sour Outside, Sad Inside: Eddy.
  • Status Quo Is God: Not just averted, but utterly and magnificently destroyed by the ending.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Eddy's Brother looks like an older (meaner and scarier) version of Eddy, right down to the three protruding hairs.
  • Stunned Silence: When Edd thinks his friends have sunk in quicksand, he stares for a moment in silence before flying into a panic.
  • Surprisingly Realistic Outcome:
    • The Ed boys try to make it to the ocean by river, only for their boat to crash land into a swamp. Most rivers aren’t connected to the sea and will mainly just end in a swamp or a lake.
    • Eddy spends the entire movie trying to lead his friends to his brother’s house, but since he has no clue as to where he lives, they only end up going on a wild goose chase and stranded miles away from home with no food or water.
    • Attempting to reason with a thug and a bully who is much bigger, older and stronger than you with only words won’t end well for you. You get points for trying to defend your friend though, Edd.
    • Unlike the show, where injuries vanish after a short amount of time, the neighborhood kids’ injuries stay with them the entire movie. Even though the huge bite in Rolf’s stomach is gone by the time of the main plot, a scar in the place where his stomach got chomped sticks through the whole film.
  • Sympathy for the Devil: The ending, from the perspective of the kids of the Cul-De-Sac serves as this for the Eds. (But mostly Eddy.)
  • That's All, Folks!: After the credits, Plank "tells" Jonny that it's too late to get his revenge on the rest of the kids.
  • Too Dumb to Live: When he believes that Ed and Eddy have sunk into quicksand, Edd resorts to clawing through the muck to save them.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Everybody listed in the Jerkass entry shows a softer side.
  • Traumatic Haircut: Nazz, due to separation from hair care products. Played for Laughs.
  • Understatement: Nazz simply says that Eddy's brother is a "jerk."
  • The Unreveal:
    • The scam itself. We never know what it was that the scam sold either as a good or service, nor do we even learn the scam's name (if it even had one).
    • What's under Edd's hat.
  • Unseen No More: Eddy's Brother!
  • Villainous Rescue: Zig-zagged with the Kankers and Eds. The Kanker Sisters usually appear as regular antagonists in the series for the Eds, often showing up to ruin one of their scams or assault them with unwanted affection. Here though, they set out to rescue their "boyfriends" once they learn that the other kids are out for their blood, with apparently no ulterior motive other than their safety.
  • Wham Episode: Oh YES! You wouldn't believe how much bunk hits the fan in this one, especially during the scene at the beginning where the neighborhood is utterly butchered beyond belief with the kids wanting to kill the Eds ....and that's only the tip of the iceberg.
  • Wham Line:
    • "FINE! GO HOME! I don't blame ya!! Because everything WAS my fault!" (beat, then cue sobbing) "Yeah, you heard me! A foul-up wannabe loser!" (he cries and Edd turns back)
    • "The park don't open 'till noon." Not the line itself, as much as the fact that it's the first line from a character who isn't part of the show's Minimalist Cast.
    • Shortly after Eddy's Brother is revealed, it looks like he's going to help protect the Eds from the Cul-De-Sac kids, when suddenly:
    Eddy's Brother: Just for old times sake, let's play... "Uncle".
    Eddy: ...Uncle?
    • "I made it all up, Double-D. Everything about my brother was a lie."
  • Wham Shot:
    • The first shot of the alley the Eds destroyed when the scam went awry. Especially since it came off the heels of nearly two minutes of tranquil silence.
    • After losing Plank, Jonny wanders around the bus until he reaches the driver's seat with Plank in it, finally confirming that Plank is a Not-So-Imaginary Friend.
    • Eddy's brother appearing in the flesh, the first and only time an adult was depicted on the show.
    • Eddy's brother's Slasher Smile from Edd's POV.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?:
    • How did Kankers react to the Eds becoming accepted by the cul-de-sac?
    • Did Rolf and Wilfred make up after the end of the movie (See The Dog Bites Back)?
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Edd felt betrayed about the quicksand prank Ed and Eddy pulled on him which prompts Edd to call Eddy out about it.
  • With Friends Like These...: As mentioned above, Edd begins to question his friendship with Eddy, especially after the quicksand prank. He was so hurt and betrayed, he promptly leaves Eddy and rather face the wrath of the Cul-De-Sac kids than spend another minute with him. It wasn't until Eddy tearfully apologizes that the two reconcile.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: Zig-Zagged. The Eds find Eddy's brother's house. Then the Kankers appear and one expects the standard "offscreen molestation" ending. Also, Kevin and the others free themselves, ready to kill the Eds. Then Eddy meets his brother and asks him for help, to which he agrees. Then he starts tormenting Eddy For the Evulz. Then Ed KO's him with a steel door. Then angry mob of kids charges at Eddy. Finally, he apologizes for his actions and earns his happy ending.
  • You Wouldn't Like Me When I'm Angry!: Rolf hulks out when Eddy's brother starts beating up Eddy and Edd — and it's subverted when he shoves Kevin out to fight him.

Jonny: What? There's no time left? It's the end of the movie? What movie?!


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