|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||Nov 26, 1999 - Dec 22, 2000|
The second season of the Canadian-American animated comedy television series Ed, Edd n Eddy, created by Danny Antonucci, originally aired on Cartoon Network from November 26, 1999, to December 22, 2000, 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.
The first season was a success in Nielsen ratings, prompting Cartoon Network for a November 1999 premiere. While the first season itself received generally positive reviews, the second season proved to be an improvement in reception, garnering acclaim and earning two Leo Awards, while the first received one.
The Complete Second Season DVD was released in Region 1 in 2007. The Ed, Edd n Eddy DVD volume Edifying Ed-Ventures, also featured season two episodes. Both DVDs were published by Warner Home Video. Many Cartoon Network compilation DVDs featured episodes from the season. It can also be purchased from the iTunes Store. It was written by Antonucci, Jono Howard, Mike Kubat, and Robert Leighton.
Ed, Edd n Eddy follows the lives of three adolescent boys who all share variations of the name Ed, but differ greatly in their personalities. In the pursuit of buying jawbreakers and fitting in with the other kids, dimwitted Ed and intellectual Double Dee aid the self-appointed leader, Eddy, in his plans to scam the other children in their cul-de-sac out of their money during a perpetual summer vacation; however problems always ensue. The other children mostly dislike or show indifference to the Eds, though they all share a common fear of the Kanker Sisters, a group of teenage girls who live in the nearby "Park n' Flush" trailer park. The series takes place mostly within the fictional town of Peach Creek, and new locations were rarely introduced.
Production and cast
Danny Antonucci, a cartoonist known for his edgy adult work such as Lupo the Butcher and The Brothers Grunt, was dared by someone to produce a children's cartoon. In 1996, Antonucci pitched Ed, Edd n Eddy, which he conceived while designing a commercial, to Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon. After Cartoon Network agreed to give Antonucci creative control over the show, the series went into production and premiered its first season on January 4, 1999.
According to Cartoon Network executive Linda Simensky, the first season did "remarkably well" in ratings ever since its premiere, becoming one of the top-rated series on the network and prompting Cartoon Network to quickly order a second season for a November 1999 premiere, making it one of four seasons which Ed, Edd n Eddy was set to run. Antonucci stated that change in the characters from the first to the second season is "very" noticeable, due to the amount of development they've went through. Antonucci directed the season, and co-wrote the episodes with Jono Howard and Mike Kubat, although Robert Leighton was credited as a co-writer for "To Sir with Ed".
The cast mostly remained the same as in season one; Matt Hill, Samuel Vincent, and Tony Sampson were cast as Ed, Double D, and Eddy, David Paul Grove as Jonny 2x4, Keenan Christenson as Jimmy, Janyse Jaud as Sarah and Lee Kanker, Kathleen Barr as Kevin and Marie, Peter Kelamis as Rolf, and Erin Fitzgerald as May Kanker, but Tabitha St. Germain, the voice of Nazz, was replaced by Fitzgerald.
- Original air date : November 26, 1999
Know It All Ed: When the Eds find turkey basters at the junkyard, they develop a scam using the basters as squirt guns, only for the Kanker Sisters to take them to a showdown.
Dear Ed: After the Eds find Jimmy with Plank due to a feud between him and Johnny, they make new friends for Johnny at a cost.
- Original air date : February 11, 2000
Knock Knock, Who's Ed: The Eds try to watch a monster movie marathon at other kids' houses after Sarah kicks them out of her and Ed's house.
One + One = Ed: The Eds decide to learn what things are made of by taking them apart. Their imaginations take over and reality is bent in a surrealistic manner.
- Original air date : March 3, 2000
Eeny, Meeny, Miney, Ed: When Eddy tells Ed that Edd isn't human since he's so smart, the Eds get invited to a barbecue at Nazz's place and Ed thinks it is a ceremony to transform kids into bugs.
Ready, Set... Ed!: Jealous of Kevin's record-breaking, Eddy decides to show off his own skills and tells the kids that the Eds just broke a world record for flying around the world. Eddy gives them a ride in his fake "rocket car", and manages to convince them that they are riding around the world, until Kevin realizes the truth.
- Original air date : March 24, 2000
Hands Across Ed: Eddy has the idea for his next scam: holding a telethon to raise money. They claim that Ed's eyebrow is beginning to spread all over his body, and they need money for the operation.
Floss Your Ed: Ed gets a toothache after biting a coconut and, after an inspection, Edd says he is losing his last baby tooth. Eddy tries to get it out to receive money from the tooth fairy.
- Original air date : April 7, 2000
In Like Ed: The Eds think that Kevin "knows too much" and try to find out where he gets his information from by crashing Jimmy's birthday party.
Who Let the Ed In?: Ed gets an imaginary friend named Jib.
- Original air date : May 12, 2000
Home Cooked Eds: The Kankers take a vacation on Eddy's lawn and Eddy tries to get rid of them.
Rambling Ed: To get away from Sarah, Ed moves into Rolf's barn, testing the latter's hospitality.
- Original air date : June 23, 2000
To Sir with Ed: Nazz babysits Eddy while his parents are out, the latter mistaking it for a date with her, flattering and terrifying Eddy in the process.
Key to My Ed: The Eds find a key and try to discover what it unlocks.
- Original air date : July 21, 2000
Urban Ed: Getting bored with suburban life, the Eds create a city of their own.
Stop, Look and Ed: Eddy convinces the rest of the kids to break rules, much to Edd's horror.
- Original air date : August 4, 2000
Honor Thy Ed: The Eds investigate an abandoned house as a bet Eddy makes with Kevin, trapping themselves in the process for marrying the Kanker Sisters.
Scrambled Ed: After pulling an all-nighter working on a project, Edd tries to sleep, but is constantly interrupted by Eddy and the others.
- Original air date : August 18, 2000
Rent-a-Ed: After another failed scam for a circus, the Eds start a repair business, only for Ed to destroy everything they fix.
Shoo Ed: The Eds turn Jonny into a pest and charge kids to get rid of him.
- Original air date : September 8, 2000
Ed in a Half Shell: While Sarah is at a ballet lesson, Ed and Jimmy bond, causing Eddy to make Jimmy a scammer like him.
Mirror, Mirror, on the Ed: The Eds act like each other as part of a game of Truth or Dare.
- Original air date : October 27, 2000
Hot Buttered Ed: When Kevin steals the Eds' spot at the creek, they try to find another one.
High Heeled Ed: After discovering all of the boys (except Jimmy) went go-karting, the Eds try to scam Nazz, Sarah, and Jimmy.
- Original air date : December 22, 2000
Fa-La-La-La-Ed: After hearing Edd talking about his family's Christmas fruitcake, Ed believes that it is really Christmas. The Eds then try to bring the holiday spirit to the other kids. Eddy tries to sing Christmas carols for money, but Ed gives away all their jawbreakers.
Cry Ed: After a clothespin hits Jimmy's foot, Eddy fakes various injuries.