Ed, Edd n Eddy Is Cartoon Network's Best – So Why Isn't It Easier to Watch? Despite the Cartoon Network show”s popularity, Ed, Edd n Eddy lacks a presence on streaming platforms and has incomplete DVD and digital collections.
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If you ask just about anyone above a certain age what they”re favorite Cartoon Network show is, there”s a decent chance they”re going to say Ed, Edd n Eddy. In addition to the hilarious antics the three Eds got themselves into, winning over countless viewers in the process, their show was a staple Cartoon Network”s lineup for an entire decade. Ed, Edd n Eddy premiered in early 1999 and would go on to become the last surviving of the original Cartoon Cartoons.
The show initially ran for five seasons, which aired over the course of eight years. During the later days of its run, the series also aired three holiday specials: Ed, Edd n Eddy”s Jingle Jingle Jangle, Ed Edd n Eddy”s Hanky Panky Hullabaloo and Ed, Edd n Eddy”s Boo Haw Haw. The Season 5 finale, “A Fistful of Ed,” aired in April of 2007. It was followed up less than a month later by “The Eds are Coming,” an additional special that aired as part of the “Cartoon Network Invaded” event.
“Invaded” is a perfect testament to Ed, Edd n Eddy“s longevity. The fact that the series premiered alongside the likes of The Powerpuff Girls and Courage the Cowardly Dog, yet managed to stay relevant long enough to be featured in a pseudo-crossover event with shows like My Gym Partner”s a Monkey and Camp Lazlo is pretty incredible.
A sixth season was ordered but was ultimately scrapped in favor of the television movie, Ed, Edd n Eddy”s Big Picture Show. However, one standard two-segment episode — “May I Have This Ed/Look Before You Ed” — was produced for Season 6, and aired in 2008 as a “lost episode.” Big Picture Show hit the airwaves one year later in 2009, officially closing the book on the series. Given the show”s icon status, you”d think fans of Ed, Edd n Eddy would be spoiled for choice with ways to easily re-watch the entire series. Unfortunately, you”d be incorrect.
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Ed, Edd n Eddy has a rather estranged relationship with home video. In addition to a couple of shorter DVDs featuring a handful of episodes each, Seasons 1 and 2 did get full DVD releases. But Seasons 3, 4 and 5 were only released on DVD overseas, and to this day, have not been made available physically in the United States. You used to be able to buy the latter three seasons on DVD online through foreign vendors, but good luck finding copies for sale these days. Certain episodes — including the Christmas and Halloween specials — have been released on various Cartoon Network DVD compilations, but even some of those aren”t all that easy to find anymore. Furthermore, the planned DVD version of the movie never released at all.
If physical media isn”t your thing, you”re not going to have too much luck in the streaming sphere either. Despite HBO Max featuring a slew of Cartoon Network and other WarnerMedia-owned content, Ed, Ed n Eddy is nowhere to be found on the service. With the exception of the movie being watchable with the Live TV add-on, the series also isn”t available to stream on Hulu, nor is it available on Cartoon Network”s own Boomerang service. Seasons 3 and 4 of Ed, Edd n Eddy were available to stream on Netflix at one point, but haven”t been in years.
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The closest you”re going to get to having the entire series digitally is buying it on iTunes, and even that comes with its caveats. Currently, Apple sells all five seasons of Ed, Edd n Eddy, as well as Big Picture Show. That said, buying the whole series plus the movie is going to set you back about $105 before tax. And even then, it”s still not a complete collection. While “The Eds are Coming” is included in Season 5, the three holiday specials aren”t included at all, nor is “May I Have This Ed/Look Before You Ed.” Granted, it”s only those four episodes that are missing, so it”s not the most unforgivably egregious thing in the world.
Cartoon Network shows getting complete DVD sets isn”t very common, but it”s not entirely unheard of either. Courage the Cowardly Dog got a full series box set under the Cartoon Network Hall of Fame banner, and even Cartoon Network”s original animated series based on DC Comics” Teen Titans recently got a complete series Blu-ray set from the Warner Archive Collection. Given its pedigree, it feels like Ed, Edd n Eddy should be at the front of the line for this sort of collection, but that doesn”t appear to be the case.
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The lack of a definitive DVD release is particularly hard to swallow when you consider that Ed, Edd n Eddy has virtually no streaming presence. Hulu currently streams plenty of other Cartoon Network/Adult Swim shows like Regular Show, Adventure Time, Teen Titans Go! and The Eric Andre Show, so it”s not like Ed, Edd n Eddy would look incongruous there. Netflix is obviously lacking in Warner-owned cartoons these days, but a fair amount of Scooby-Doo! content remains on the platform. And, again, the Eds used to be featured on the service, even if it was only two seasons.
As niche as it is, Boomerang wouldn”t be a bad place to put Ed, Edd n Eddy either. The brand was originally designed as a home for older shows like Looney Tunes and various Hanna-Barbera properties, but these days, the service also features cartoons from Ed, Edd n Eddy“s era and later, like Courage, Camp Lazlo and The Life and Times of Juniper Lee. (Plus, it”s not like Cartoon Network proper airs Ed, Edd n Eddy reruns anymore.)
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Perhaps the most baffling thing is the fact that Ed, Edd n Eddy was excluded from HBO Max, with no indication regarding if or when it will be added. As WarnerMedia”s new streaming juggernaut with a sizable catalog of Cartoon Network and Adult Swim content from the past and present, you”d think it”d be the perfect place to finally bring the full Ed, Edd n Eddy experience to the streaming world. But that just isn”t in the cards yet, apparently.
Ed, Edd n Eddy was one of Cartoon Network”s best and most enduring shows, airing new episodes by the time most of the original Cartoon Cartoons were long gone. By staying on the air for a decade, the series amassed a large fanbase that transcended two distinct eras of the channel, and still maintains a significant following to this day, over 10 years after it ended and 20 since it began. That in mind, some sort of definitive collection just seems right. Be it through a new DVD/Blu-ray set, putting the whole show and the movie on a streaming platform or simply adding the missing episodes to iTunes, Ed, Edd n Eddy“s accessibility problem is something the powers that be at WarnerMedia and Cartoon Network should seek to rectify sooner rather than later.