|Ed, Edd n Eddy|
|Genre||Animated sitcom |
|Country of origin||Canada |
|No. of episodes||13|
|Running time||22 minutes|
|Production company(s)||a.k.a. Cartoon |
Yeson Animation Studios
Funbag Animation Studios
|Distributor||Warner Bros. Television Distribution|
|Original network||Cartoon Network|
|Original release||Jan 4 - Jun 11, 1999|
The first season of the Canadian-American animated comedy television series Ed, Edd n Eddy, created by Danny Antonucci, originally aired on Cartoon Network in the United States. Although originally set to premiere in November 1998, the season ran from January 4, 1999 to June 11, 1999, and consists of 13 episodes. The series revolves around three adolescent boys collectively known as "the Eds," who live in a suburban cul-de-sac. Unofficially led by Eddy, the Eds constantly scheme to make money off their peers in order to purchase their favorite confectionery, jawbreakers. However, their plans usually fail, leaving them in various predicaments.
Adult cartoonist Antonucci conceived Ed, Edd n Eddy while working on a commercial design. Antonucci pitched the series to Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon. Both studios were interested in the series, but each demanded creative control and Antonucci refused. Cartoon Network ended up commissioning the show after agreeing to let Antonucci have control of the show. After its debut, the series was a success in Nielsen ratings, popular among younger and older viewers. Met with generally positive reviews, the season earned Antonucci a Reuben Award for Best Television Animation.
The Complete First Season DVD was released in Region 1 in 2006 and Region 4 in 2007. Both Ed, Edd n Eddy DVD volumes, Edifying Ed-Ventures and Fools' Par-Ed-Ise, also featured season one episodes. All the DVDs were published by Warner Home Video. The entire season can also be purchased from the iTunes Store. The season was written by Antonucci, Jono Howard, Mike Kubat and Rob Boutilier.
Matt Hill, Samuel Vincent, and Tony Sampson were cast as Ed, Double D, and Eddy. David Paul Grove and Keenan Christenson played the parts of Jonny 2 × 4 and Jimmy, respectively, while Sarah was voiced by Janyse Jaud. Peter Kelamis voiced Rolf, while Kathleen Barr was cast as Kevin. Nazz was voiced by Tabitha St. Germain. Erin Fitzgerald played the part of May Kanker. The other two Kanker sisters, Marie and Lee, were voiced by Kathleen Barr and Janyse Jaud.
- Original air date : January 4, 1999
The Ed-touchables: Edd's magnifying glass and Sarah's doll go missing so the Eds think that there's a "serial toucher" stealing people's belongings, leaving to think Jonny and Plank did it.
Nagged to Ed: Lee, May, and Marie Kanker, collectively known as "the Kanker Sisters", lure Ed, Edd, and Eddy into their trailer park home. Once there, the Kankers make the Eds feel right at home by letting them wear their fathers' robes and serving them lunch while the Eds enjoy a movie. The Eds enjoy this hospitality at first, but slowly the sisters reveal that they each have a crush on the three boys.
- Original air date : January 11, 1999
Pop Goes the Ed: When the cul-de-sac is hit by a heat wave, the Eds crash Nazz's sprinkler party, which soon becomes a disaster.
Over Your Ed: After a routine scam is ruined by Ed's horrible hygiene, Edd and Eddy decide to clean him up and give him a makeover, which turns out to be a great moneymaker for the Eds, until the Kanker Sisters show up.
- Original air date : January 11, 1999
Sir Ed-a-Lot: Ed has to babysit his younger sister Sarah. Edd and Eddy show up and reluctantly joins Sarah's tea party. The Eds spend the rest of the afternoon trying to please "Queen" Sarah and "Prince" Jimmy, who torture them for amusement.
A Pinch to Grow an Ed: After Eddy is made fun of for being short, Edd invents a pair of elevator boots for him. Eddy is enjoying himself until the Kankers ruin everything.
- Original air date : January 25, 1999
Dawn of the Eds: Ed wants to see the newest science fiction film, Robot Rebel Ranch, but the Eds will not be able to get in, as the movie is rated R. They try to devise a plan to sneak in while riding a bicycle to the theater, but end up in the junkyard, where their imaginations go crazy, thinking they are on a distant alien planet.
Virt-Ed-Go: The Eds are beat after a bird steals their hard-earned quarter. They soon spot a passing plane towing a sign advertising Joe's Clubhouse, which inspires them to start a club and charge for membership. Once again, however, the Kanker Sisters ruin the Eds' plans by taking over the clubhouse before the Eds make any profit.
- Original air date : February 1, 1999
Read All About Ed: Edd is assigned an early newspaper delivery route to save up for an electron microscope. Eddy is immediately lured, thinking about how much could be earned from multiple paper routes, but did not figure on Ed's incompetence, or the sudden downpour.
Quick Shot Ed: The Eds find an old instant-develop camera in Eddy's attic, who comes up with a scam to take pictures of the cul-de-sac children and sell them back to the children in a form of a calendar, which ends up being more difficult than expected.
- Original air date : February 8, 1999
An Ed Too Many: After Edd gives Sarah a flower, she falls in love with him, abandons Jimmy, and follows him wherever he goes, so Ed and Eddy have to get him back together with Jimmy.
Ed-n-Seek: The cul-de-sac children are playing hide-and-seek and the Eds participate in the game.
- Original air date : March 1, 1999
Look Into My Eds: After another scam of Eddy's failed, Edd receives a psychology manual in the mail with a hypnotizing wheel inside, with which Eddy controls the cul-de-sac children, until the Kanker Sisters hypnotizes the three.
Tag Yer Ed: When Edd gets ridiculed for being physically weak by Kevin and Rolf, Eddy decides to toughen him up by putting him through a training program, inevitably leading to a wrestling match with the Kankers.
- Original air date : March 8, 1999
Fool on the Ed: Eddy is the best prankster in the cul-de-sac until a mysterious "Prank Master" starts pranking all the children.
A Boy and His Ed: Kevin tells the Eds he wants to give them something, however, Eddy does not believe him and sends him away. After finding out that Kevin was actually giving out jawbreakers to all the children, the Eds try various attempts to befriend him in order to get jawbreakers.
- Original air date : March 15, 1999
It's Way Ed: The Eds try to keep up with cul-de-sac kids for the latest fad.
Laugh Ed Laugh: A chickenpox epidemic hits the cul-de-sac, making Eddy go crazy since there's no one to scam, so Ed and Edd have to capture him.
- Original air date : April 12, 1999
A Glass of Warm Ed: A peaceful night in the cul-de-sac is interrupted when Edd finds out that Ed is sleepwalking and devouring everyone's food while they are asleep. Luckily, The Eds' latest scam soon becomes a success.
Flea-Bitten Ed: The Eds open up an animal grooming business and clean up all of Rolf's filthy animals. All goes smoothly until Ed's allergic reaction to Rolf's rabbits kicks in.
- Original air date : April 19, 1999
Who, What, Where, Ed!: The Eds are hungry, and Eddy is treating them to omelets. Unfortunately, Ed manages to break every egg in the house. The Eds decide to go to Rolf's to see if he will give them a chicken egg. However, to get the egg, the Eds must go through a series of trades.
Keeping Up with the Eds: Edd's father wants him to mow the lawn. Ed and Eddy decide to help, but after Ed ruins the yard, Eddy uses his father's "Montezuma's Free Range Manure" fertilizer to turn the cul-de-sac children's lawns into forests and plans to mow them for cash.
- Original air date : April 26, 1999
Eds-Aggerate: After a scam goes horribly wrong and Edd ends up shooting an armchair at Kevin's house, Eddy makes up a quick lie, telling Kevin the "Mucky Boys" did it. Kevin is convinced, and soon all of the cul-de-sac children are searching for the mysterious Mucky Boys.
Oath to an Ed: After ruining their new clothes, the Eds hear about the "Urban Rangers", consisting of Jimmy, Johnny (and Plank) and their leader Rolf, and the fancy uniforms members receive, which prompts them to try to join the group, only to fail at each step.
- Original air date : June 11, 1999
Button Yer Ed: Ed puts a hole in Edd's screen door, letting a fly in. Trying to swat it, it gets lodged in Eddy's larynx, prompting Ed and Edd to ask Rolf for help.
Avast Ye Eds: After a tire-swing scam goes awry, the Eds launch a cruise line on the local creek. The Eds make a cruise ship out of a big tire inner-tube and convince the children, particularly Jimmy, Jonny, and Plank, to go on the cruise. All goes well until the Kanker Sisters cause havoc.