I can’t imagine waking up on Saturday morning without watching Ed, Edd n Eddy. It was probably one of the best Cartoon Network shows, with a limited number of recurring characters who were good. This show was good in the way that it depicted the childhood that we (90s kids) all had. One street, one Cul-de-Sac, a group of kids just hang out without video games or, even worse, mobile phones. “Eds” was the first entrepreneurial show starring Eddy. As all things come to pass, so did this show. Now I’d like to analyze and break down the story, as well as discuss whether we need a reboot, a sequel, or maybe nothing at all. In the end, after a couple of seasons, just like all shows, this one became a drag for Cartoon Network Studios, so they’ve decided to let it go. It’s something that “The Simpsons” probably wished they did back in 1999.
Analysis and breakdown of Ed – Ed, Edd n Eddy show [1998-2008]
The show Ed, Edd, and Eddy, a.k.a. the Eds, is about three boys who want to scam other kids in the small town of Peach Creek. Scamming and pranking are what kids used to do, but with a couple of cents or dollars, not like today with billions worth of Bitcoin. The town of Peach Creek has one main spot where all the kids play, and that’s the Cul-de-Sac. Eddy is the main scammer and the one who “does the math and banking”; he’s also the biggest trickster among all the other characters from Cartoon Network. Double D, or Edd, is a genius who has a high tolerance level, but once he gets mad, you’re gone. Ed is the nerdiest sci-fi, monster basement-based kid of all the Eds. It’s funny how back in the day you could buy jawbreakers for just a couple of bucks or even cents.
This was one of the rare TV shows that always creeped me out because there were no adults. There are numerous theories that it’s a metaphor for purgatory and that they’re all dead, so that’s the reason why there are no adults. Just like in the Cow and Chicken show when their parents were just one-half of themselves, this was not spooky but bizarre. That’s until the final episode of the series before we meet Eddy’s older brother who’s a real douchebag. Another interesting thing about the show is that it actually teaches us a good lesson about greed, money, older brother abuse, first love, how to be cool, etc. The most important lesson that we learned from this show is for entrepreneurs, that you should fail and fail again until it works; just don’t be an online crypto guru scammer. Probably too many young adults these days are trying to be Eddys and haven’t learned a lesson that scam doesn’t pay. It would’ve been nice if we saw a crossover between characters from Cartoon Network like Double D and Dexter.
Memorable characters from Ed, Edd n Eddy
Good Guys: Jimmy, Jonny 2×4, Kevin, Nazz, Plank, Rolf, Sarah
Bad Guys: Lee Kanker, Marie Kanker, May Kanker, Eddy’s Brother
Does Ed, Edd n Eddy need a reboot, a sequel, or none?
Ed, Edd n Eddy deserve a sequel, one extra season max and it should be about them growing up. The show ended with all of the kids finally getting together as they helped Eddy stand up against his older brother. This was probably the most bizarre episode of all. I would love to see the future of Ed, Edd, and Eddy. It would be fun to know if Ed is still living in his parent’s basement or perhaps working in the sci-fi movie industry. Would Double D be working for some giant like Google or Amazon? It would be fun to see Eddy as a successful but party-corrupt billionaire entrepreneur. There are more important questions to answer in a potential sequel such as: Where is Plank? Did Sarah and Jimmy get together? What happened with The Kanker Sisters? Do they all still live in Peach Creek, and is there still a Cul-de-Sac?
Another interesting thing that I would like to see in a sequel is whether Ralph goes back to his home country. I know that nostalgia is just an illusion, but let’s face it, as technology is progressing in the cartoon industry, it’s easier to make cartoons. In my humble opinion, it’s easier to produce a lot of things nowadays, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that all the things that are produced are of good quality. 90’s style animation, with some good old writers with no ideology in the cartoons, is what cartoons need nowadays. If somebody gets their hands on Ed, Edd n Eddy, please do it like Futurama Season 8 or Samurai Jack Season 5. Be it as it may, Plank, Ralph, Ed, Edd n Eddy, I hope to see you all soon, at least on Adult Swim or Hulu, just like Futurama.
Image Credits: Cartoon Network Studios