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Ed, Edd n Eddy's Boo Haw Haw is the half-hour Halloween special of Ed, Edd n Eddy. In this episode, the Eds attempt to find the town of "Spook-E-Ville" on Halloween by using a dated map courtesy of Eddy's Brother. However, along the way, Ed has hallucinations of the kids being horrific monsters due to watching so many monster movies on TV earlier in the beginning.

Plot[]

Act I[]

Edd is organizing leaves on the school steps when Eddy bursts through the doors, complaining about the after-school detention that he got on Halloween, though Edd points out that he put processed cheese in a teacher's desk. Eddy quickly shakes this off, however, and leads Edd off to Ed's place, promising that he has something that will make this the coolest Halloween ever. When they get there, they find Ed inside, surrounded by many, many boxes of VHS tapes. Each tape is of a horror movie, and it seems that Ed has pretty much spent the whole month in his room, watching horror movies. Worse, he doesn't really seem to be paying attention to the world, as he has become a zombie to his TV. Edd has a solution to snap him out of it; simply unplugging the TV, which he proceeds to do so.

Once the TV shuts off, Ed's eyes fizzle static. Soon enough, though, they return to normal, and he looks around his room. Fully lucid, he loudly declares that it's Halloween, the night when ghosts and goblins come out to play. Eddy agrees with his friend's assessment, and then goes on to say he has something that'll make the night even better: a map his brother gave him that leads to a neighborhood where they give out buckets of candy, the one and only Spook-E-Ville. Edd, uncertain about the veracity of this map, asks to examine it, and after looking it over declares that despite the horrible penmanship, it's almost certainly a fraud, like a certain other map. Ed is made unhappy by this announcement, and Eddy milks this unhappiness for all it's worth, forcing Edd to give in against his better judgement to keep from ruining Ed's Halloween.

Act II[]

When the night finally comes, the Eds are all costumed up. Eddy is going as a zombie version of Elvis, Ed is wearing the costume of Lothar, a Viking who somehow rules Montezuma, and Edd is dressed as the Bubonic Plague, which the other Eds failed to tell. After some minor bickering, the Eds head out to start the search for Spook-E-Ville. Ed is distracted, however, when he hears strange voices, and he creeps over to the alley where the voices are coming from to listen in. Inside the alley are the Kankers, having a cookout. Ed's eyes fizzle static, and he sees something entirely different: three witches tending a cauldron. As he looks on, horrified, the witches cast a spell on the night, cursing their foes to suffer from many enemies that shall rise from the underworld and get in their way. As Ed runs away, terrified, the Kankers merely look at each other, wondering what the ruckus they heard was, with May reminding them that roasted marshmallows make her fart.

Meanwhile, Edd is scouring the map to try and find out what the first clue is. As near as he can discern, it's a dented stop sign. Suddenly, Ed runs up and grabs them, warning about the curse. Eddy jokingly says that it falls on Ed to protect them, and Lothar agrees. Edd and Eddy are starting to refocus on the map when Ed shoves them into a shed and warns them of something evil. The evil thing in question is Jimmy, who is dressed in an alien costume. This isn't what Ed sees, however; Ed instead hallucinates that Jimmy is an actual alien. After shouting at Jimmy that Earth isn't his salad bar, Ed runs up and slams a stop sign on him, beating Jimmy into the sidewalk. Eddy laughs at this show of comedic violence while Edd looks on, horrified. Ed then heads over to his friends, and Eddy congratulates him on his protection as well as scoring the extra candy. Behind them, Sarah comes over to her downed friend and learns that Ed inflicted violence on him.

Edd is scared, as Ed has broken the rules of so-called Halloween etiquette. He doesn't have much time to worry about this, however, as Sarah arrives and angrily demands to know what they meant by hurting Jimmy and taking his candy. Once again, Ed hallucinates, and he sees Sarah as a vampiress who must be vanquished. After a short tussle, Lothar emerges victorious, burying Sarah in the ground. Eddy, having noticed that they've found a dented stop sign in the form of the weapon Ed used on Jimmy, leads them onward, with Edd growing ever more concerned about the sanity of his friend.

While trying to catch up with his friends, however, Edd runs into a Medusa. This Medusa is probably the most improbable costume for the actual person in it, however, who pulls him along gleefully so they can trick-or-treat together. Eddy notices, and asks Ed what Edd is doing trick-or-treating with Nazz. Ed, as usual, hallucinates and attacks, actually seeing Nazz as Medusa. After a brief battle, and a temporary petrification, Lothar emerges victorious once again, having encased "Medusa" in cement as a sort of poetic justice.

Ed then grabs a wagon and stuffs his friends into it. They take off and move around fast. However, all rides must end, and this one ends with them crashing into a rusting hearse parked in someone's backyard. By now, Edd is seriously worried about his friend Ed, but Eddy ignores Edd's fears, instead instructing him to read the next clue. Edd reads it, and learns that they're supposed to find an abandoned hearse–which they just did. Edd is suddenly distracted, though, as an egg hits him in the face. The perpetrator is none other than Kevin, who has decided to spend the night pranking people with eggs. The next victim of his is Eddy, leaving only Ed to face the music. An egg slams into his face, and Ed declares a retreat, throwing his friends over the cliff before facing down this newest villain, whom in his mind's eye appears as a Headless Horseman, throwing flaming pumpkins at him. The next pumpkin that comes at Lothar is sent back towards the horseman, knocking him off his "horse". Ed grabs the bike and flings it back towards Kevin, where it falls apart. Ed then leaps off the cliff, declaring that the witches' curse shall be for naught, and lands on his friends. Edd once again brings up Ed's need for a psychiatric evaluation, but Eddy ignores him, once again placing the trip to Spook-E-Ville at the top of the list in importance. He then orders Edd to read the next clue, which says that at the bottom of an embankment they will find a large oak tree. Unfortunately, there are hundreds if not thousands of trees before them, but Lothar has a "magic spatula" that he says will lead them to the correct tree. Ed then leads his friends to the forest until he stops, hallucinating again. This hallucination is of a spider monster, grotesque but friendly, descending a tree. This spider is really Jonny in a spider costume. Ed makes an offering of Jimmy's candy, which he had stolen, and Jonny accepts it, telling the Eds that they should head down a path that he points to and calling after them that, if they see Plank, they should tell him to get over to his best friend.

The Eds spend a long time on the path, but when they start to fear they're getting nowhere, they find Rolf with Wilfred, celebrating another one of his archaic rituals. Ed, of course, hallucinates and sees him as a one-eyed troll, and attacks him, sending his spatula into Rolf's eyes and blinding him. He then grabs his friends and hustles them along the path only to come upon Franken-Plank, whom he beats up with a stick. Edd is once again worried by this, but fed up by what he thinks of as needless hassle in reference to Ed, Eddy simply grabs the map and walks on, declaring that he's going to Spook-E-Ville.

When Eddy can't read the map, however, Ed steps in once again, reading it. He declares that they have to find a big rock just as he walks into it. They then have to touch a shovel, which is magically just behind the rock, go under a hose, one of which is also only a few feet from the shovel, and then close their eyes and take ten steps backwards. Eddy performs all of these steps perfectly before he turns around and smiles widely, glad to have finally reached the promised land of Spook-E-Ville.

Act III[]

While Eddy looks around Spook-E-Ville with joy in his eyes, Edd looks at it with a more jaundiced eye, seeing a strange familiarity in its layout. Ed, still hallucinating, senses that the monsters they defeated before have all banded together, and he runs off, chanting about digging holes. Eddy, meanwhile, marches up to the first house he sees and rings the doorbell. Then rings it again. And again. And again. Never receiving a reply, Edd decides that his suspicions are confirmed, and tries to tell Eddy; when minor hints don't get through, Edd finally outright states that it is actually his house and that the map led them in a complete circle back to the cul-de-sac.

Before Eddy can fully consider the implications of this, Ed runs up and grabs his friends. The trio then see the kids, angry and advancing on them, seeking revenge for the indignities visited upon their persons (or in Jonny's case, Plank's body). Ed quickly runs to a backyard and throws his friends down in a hole. He leaps in after them and pulls part of a fence over them before hanging up his costume and declaring that Lothar is pooped. Ed sits down in a chair made of dirt in order to relax. Eddy starts to angrily complain about not getting to trick-or-treat, but bigger problems arise when the fence is lifted off the shelter and tossed away by the kids, who descend upon them. Eddy calls for Lothar to help them once more only to hear that there are no such thing as monsters, as the curse has been defeated. While the kids beat up Edd and Eddy, Ed merely reads a newspaper, only pausing to glance up once. When he does, he hallucinates again, but he does not see violence and horror. Instead, he sees his friends happily rolling around as flowers rain down upon them, and with a chuckle he returns to his newspaper, cheered by the sweetness of Halloween.

Trivia[]

  • Goof:
    • Near the end, when Ed starts reading the newspaper comics, his feet have four toes. Normally, the characters have three toes.
  • Several staff references can be seen on the videotapes in Ed's room:
    • Danny the Butcher - A reference to series creator, Danny Antonucci, and his short film Lupo the Butcher. Likewise, "Lupo D. Butcher" is also one of his nicknames.
    • Dr. Borroz's Laeel - A reference to Zoë Borroz, production assistant.
    • Korean Vampires - A reference to Hyuck E., a prop and character designer who is from South Korea.
    • Monster Woottonstein - A reference to storyboard artist, James Wootton.
    • Mutating Raven - A reference to storyboard artist, Raven Molisee.
  • Danny Antonucci revealed in The Best Day Edder marathon that this was his favorite episode to make.
  • This was the first episode of Ed, Edd n Eddy to be added to Apple's iTunes Store (excluding the movie).
  • Lothar briefly reappears in Ed, Edd n Eddy's Big Picture Show, when Ed was zapped with the electric gum.
  • Edd picks up three videotapes in Ed's room. These represent Ed's hallucinations of the kids throughout the episode:
    • Medusa's Hair Salon - Nazz
    • The Headless Horseman - Kevin
    • Curse of the Witches - The Kanker Sisters
  • When Ed drags Edd and Eddy into the forest after beating up Rolf, Ed says "Quickly! Before the troll's mother shows up." This is a reference to the monster Grendel and his evil mother in the epic poem Beowulf.
  • The headstone in Eddy's front yard reads "Here Lies Captain Ahab." This is a reference to the book Moby-Dick, with Captain Ahab being one of the main characters.
  • Ed says "Lothar no need no stinking map, Eddy." This may be a reference to a widely misquoted phrase from the 1948 film, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre.
  • This is the second episode to involve a misleading map made by Eddy's Brother. The first episode was "O-Ed Eleven."
    • Both maps are mentioned again by Edd in Ed, Edd n Eddy's Big Picture Show.
  • A clip from the 1984 film A Nightmare on Elm Street can be seen through the static on Ed's television.
  • Edd's "Toomey Tron" watch is named after Cory Toomey, a character and prop designer on the show. The watch reappears in "Run Ed Run."
  • One of the tombstones outside of Ed's window reads "RIP RIG O MORTIS." This is a play on the Latin term Rigor Mortis (stiffness of death), the third stage of death.

See also[]

Specials
"Ed, Edd n Eddy's Jingle Jingle Jangle" • "Ed, Edd n Eddy's Hanky Panky Hullabaloo" • "Ed, Edd n Eddy's Boo Haw Haw" • "The Eds are Coming" • "Ed, Edd n Eddy's Big Picture Show"
Seasons: Season 1Season 2Season 3Season 4Season 5Season 6Specials
See also: Episode Guide
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