If it Smells Like an Ed (Ed, Edd n Eddy)
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"If it Smells Like an Ed" is the twelfth episode of the third season of Ed, Edd n Eddy.
The Eds are framed for ruining Friendship Day for the kids, so it's up to them to find the real culprit and clear their names.
Why It Sucks
- Much like the Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends episode, "Everyone Knows It's Bendy", the main characters are accused of something they didn't do. And much like that episode, nobody really wants to see characters that they like so much suffer through something they didn't really do. Well, except characters that can be unlikable like Bloo and Eddy.
- This episode is so mean-spirited. Eddy gives Jimmy a wedgie despite Jimmy doing absolutely nothing wrong, and the Eds get blamed and punished at the end for doing absolutely nothing wrong.
- Its an extremely harsh Eds torture episode, especially Ed and Double-D.
- It's like a mixture of "Everyone Knows It's Bendy", "A Pal for Gary", and "The Rival", except the Eds get a more awful punishment then Bloo, Gary, or Gumball and Darwin did due to the cul-de-sac kids being more unlikable than Frankie, Mr. Herriman, Nicole and Richard Waterson, and Spongebob.
- The cul-de-sac kids are extremely stupid, obnoxious, horrible, hypocritical, hatred, cruel, dumb, spoiled, hostile, insane, aggressive, and unlikable (mostly Kevin, Sarah, and especially Jimmy). They blame the Eds for stealing a paintbrush, wiping Plank's mouth off with a rag, and shoving a hockey stick into their papermache heart. Although, they really don't have much evidence to prove the Eds being guilty (and in Ed's case, no evidence). Especially since it would have been impossible for the Eds to do since it's incredibly unlikely that the kids would have never have caught them on the acts. And they just immediately jump to conclusions without really good thought, especially when they thought the Eds tied up Jonny for a candy scam. This is also a big reason why many fans list the cul-de-sac kids (Kevin, Sarah, and Jimmy) as one of their all-time least favorite characters due to them being even more mean-spirited towards the Eds than Nazz, Rolf, and Jonny.
- This episode tries way too hard to make it look like Rolf is the culprit.
- Jimmy reveals he's the culprit behind the acts, he wanted to get back at the Eds for what Eddy did. Normally this would be justified if Jimmy was only targeting Eddy, but he also targets Ed and Double D despite those two doing absolutely nothing wrong throughout the episode. Possibly, it's because Double D and Ed laughed at him, but the other kids (minus Sarah) laughed at Jimmy too, but he didn't get revenge on them. (It's possibly because Jimmy knew he would fail if he got revenge on the other kids since Sarah would be the only one finding evidence to prove the the Eds and the other kids to be innocent.)
- Jimmy hardly gets punished for his unjustified actions, except slipping on a banana peel which is pretty pathetic.
- The opening cutscene of the kids getting ready to start Friendship Day, TRICKS the viewers/fans of being from a harmless and cute episode to a MEAN-SPIRITED and VIOLENT episode.
- Unexplained Plotholes: How did the paintbrush not stain Jimmy's shirt if he puts it under his shirt? And while we're at it, why did Sarah just randomly accuse Ed for stealing her paintbrush?
- The episode can get already show that Jimmy was the culprit before it was revealed in the ending by the following:
- After Jimmy was given the wedgie, it would show that he would be the one framing the Eds since the Eds (well Eddy mostly) did really nothing wrong to the others, other than Rolf and the jujubes incident.
- When the kids walked away from the Eds, at the viewpoint where Eddy yells at the kids that they have to trust them, Jimmy was nowhere to be seen.
- Jimmy was the only one who talked in the scene where the Eds were trying to research the kid's shoes to find the culprit.
- When the angry cul-de-sac kids were chasing the Eds, Jimmy said "Make em cry, Kevin! Do it!", which shows that Jimmy was the culprit.
- Jonny should've told the other kids what really happened instead of blaming the Eds quickly and bully them, because:
- While Jonny was shown tied-up, blindfolded, and coated with candy, if you look very closely, you can see that his ears are clearly exposed, meaning that he should've heard the Eds and noticed their innocence.
- During the flashback scene where Jimmy tells the Eds why and how he framed them, Jimmy lures Jonny with an acorn, captures him through a wagon while being distracted, and then the scene cuts to Jimmy gluing candy to an already tied up and blindfolded Jonny, so how Jimmy tied Jonny up and blindfolded him without any notice of him in the first place is unknown.
- Plank is the only witness, because despite having his mouth erased by Jimmy, he still has eyes and, as Jonny says about him in "Vert-Ed-Go", see's thing and should've told Jonny what really happened and Jonny should've understand him, thus clearing the Eds names. Plus, he had his mouth back in the end of the episode where they were fruit-pelting the Eds.
- The scene where Eddy first gives Jimmy a wedgie at the beginning of the episode and Sarah yells at Ed and saying that she is telling there mom, when Eddy was the one who gave Jimmy the wedgie, and Ed did nothing wrong except laughing at Jimmy with the others.
- Jimmy also sabotaged his friends in this episode for the following:
- He stole his best friend, Sarah's paintbrush.
- He tied up Jonny into jujubes.
- He wiped Plank's mouth off too.
- He used Rolf as a pasty.
- He also used Kevin and Nazz a little bit to get the Eds tormented and humiliated.
- The infamous "Don't mess with the best, suckas!" line from Jimmy. Not only that, this also proves that Jimmy is egotistical. Also, after he says this line "Hooligans!" he ends it with a happy look on his face. Therefore, this scene also reveals that he is the culprit.
- The Kankers (Who have a seriously creepy crush on the Eds) weren't aware that Jimmy was getting revenge on the Eds, while they were aware of Kevin, Nazz, Jonny and Rolf planning to beat the Eds up in the movie, "Ed, Edd n Eddy's Big Picture Show".
- The scene where Nazz (incorrectly) scolds Ed, Edd, and Eddy and shames them for blaming the crimes on Kevin, even though it was only Eddy that did it, while Kevin gives them an evil smile during it. Talk about cruel irony and hypocrisy!
- Nazz was also out of character in this episode, She didn't laugh at Jimmy's misfortune in "Boys Will Be Eds", but she laughs at Jimmy's misfortune in this episode.
- Nobody (Except Jimmy) gets out of the Karma Houdini party for what they did to the Eds.
- The Eds tried to show off evidence that they didn't do, but imminently end up cowardly running away from the threatening cul-de-sac kids, how mean-spirited can this get!?!
- The Eds never get their names cleared.
- The whole entire plot could've been avoided if Eddy never gave Jimmy a wedgie.
- Terrible Ending: After the Eds get yelled, berated, chased, beaten, hurt, tortured, angered, fruit-pelted, and humiliated by the angry cul-de-sac kids for crimes they didn't do, Jimmy reveals to them that he, with the Kanker sisters' assistance, was the culprit behind the acts while all the other cul-de-sac kids left unnoticed. Then, through a finger snap, Jimmy bribes the Kanker sisters the Eds as a reward for helping him frame the boys and the Eds, screaming in terror, get taken away by the Kankers to presumably get kissed and harassed, while Jimmy (minus slipping on a banana peel) gets away scott-free.
- What makes this ending even worse is that not only does cul-de-sac kids never found out the Jimmy was the culprit, but as stated by WIS#20, the Eds didn't even get a chance to clear their names. All of this pretty much makes the ending feel like a cliffhanger that never got resolved.
- The friendship song is kind of heartwarming.
- The slapstick in this episode is hilarious.
- Jimmy's revenge plan was pretty clever. Heck, not even Sarah is smart enough to think of a plan like that, she would just beat the Eds up.
- Despite being in the wrong for telling on Ed to their mother, it was sweet of Sarah to not laugh at Jimmy and even tries to defend him.
- Although Jimmy slipping on a banana peel was pathetic, seeing him getting karma at the very end of the episode is at least somewhat satisfying and justified.
- To be fair, anyone would feel sad and angry if they were publicly humiliated. So Jimmy's situation is at least relatable.
- For some reason, this episode is one of Danny Antonucci's favorite episodes of the series when asked in an interview.
- The friendship song is sung again by the characters at the end of Ed, Edd n Eddy's Big Picture Show.