Ed, Edd n Eddy

"For the Ed, by the Ed" is the 10th episode of Season 4 and the 87th episode of Ed, Edd n Eddy. In this episode, Eddy runs against Plank to see who should be elected as king of the Cul-de-Sac.


Jonny is pretending Plank is a superhero, when, all of a sudden, he notices the Kanker Sisters torturing Jimmy. As Jonny watches, May takes a caterpillar and tries to force Jimmy to eat it. Jimmy covers his mouth with his hands, but the Kankers have no trouble wrenching his hands away and opening his mouth. Jonny throws Plank at the Kankers, and Plank lands in Lee's hair. Lee begins to panic, and her sisters rush to help her. Jimmy uses this moment to try and make his escape, but does not succeed because the caterpillar is inching its way towards him. Marie gets Plank out of Lee's hair and throws Plank on the ground. May, running toward Jimmy, slips on Plank and collapses into her sisters, leaving the Kankers in a pile. The caterpillar is still crawling towards the scared Jimmy, however, and the fence is blocking his path away. Plank then drops down in front of the caterpillar, preventing the creepy-crawly from further approaching Jimmy. Jonny and Jimmy then run off to tell everybody about how Plank "saved" Jimmy from the Kankers.

Meanwhile, the Eds are drinking sodas so they can recycle the bottles for cash. Ed burps, which leads Eddy and himself to try as burp as many times as they can. Edd is refusing to burp, so Ed and Eddy are trying to convince Edd to do it. Out of peer pressure, Edd tries to burp, but only a gasp comes out, causing Eddy to laugh, embarrassing Edd. The Eds notice that Jimmy and Jonny are running toward the kids, yelling that Plank is their hero. Jonny says Plank is the king of the Cul-de-Sac, and tell the story. Sarah and Nazz congratulate Plank, but Rolf runs home in panic to tell his mama that a fairy tale that haunts him has come true. Eddy then claims he wants an election, because he believes that he is the only King of the Cul-de-Sac and incorrectly states that "kings have to be elected." Edd corrects him, but Eddy predictably ignores him in favor of an election. Regardless, Edd says that it would be a great experience if a vote took place.

Edd at this point announces the beginning of the election and says that the new candidate for King of the Cul-de-Sac is Eddy. Ed shows up pulling a wagon with Eddy in it, all the while playing some sort of fanfare using most of his limbs. Eddy tries to pressure voters, but Edd calls him on it. Edd then shows him a speech. Eddy begins to make the speech, but, not understanding it, decides to just wing it, saying that anybody who votes for him will get free jawbreakers for life. The kids, seeing through this dumb charade, laugh at him and leave. Eddy realizes that his only option for winning is to dig up some dirt on Plank's past misdeeds. Edd is of course completely against this but Ed is all for it.

Later, Ed and Eddy are at Jonny's house to get some "dirt" on Plank. Eddy is pacing frantically when Ed comes out with a bag, which Eddy is happy about. But when he opens the bag he quickly learns that Ed doesn't know what "digging up dirt" means as the bag is full of dirt, literally. Eddy pulls up a plant, whose roots open and reveal a photograph. The two boys agree that the picture will ruin Plank. Although it is not revealed what is going on in the photo, whatever it is, its nasty.

Edd comes out with fresh cookies for the voters. Everyone is attracted (except Rolf, who claims the cookies smell like his Nano's decaying toenails) and Edd tells them that every voter gets a cookie. Eddy then interrupts, showing everyone the picture and saying that nobody in their right mind would vote for Plank. Everyone (aside from an amused Kevin) is shocked by this, and Jonny demands the picture; Eddy holds it hostage, giving it to Ed, who holds it away from Jonny. Jonny then politely asks Ed for the picture, and Ed gives it. Jonny then addresses the crowd, saying that Plank may have made a mistake, but everyone there has made mistakes in the past. The kids then get to voting. Eddy is the last one in. Inside, we see him rip a bunch of ballots from his sash, all earmarked for him, and stuff them inside. Edd peeks inside, and Eddy stops, realizing he has been caught. Edd then reveals that he anticipated Eddy's trickery, and swapped the official ballot with a decoy, before taking only one vote from Eddy.

Edd then reads the votes; Eddy's vote is read first. The rest of the ballots are then read, and Plank wins in a landslide victory against Eddy, Rolf, and a cookie. The kids walk away, carrying Plank on their shoulders. Eddy is a sore loser, demanding a recount, but Edd points out that Eddy had only received one vote. This triggers a thought in Eddy's mind, and he questions his friends. After learning that Ed voted for the cookie, he realized that Edd must have voted for Plank. Despite Edd's statement that he had to, Eddy begins to fight with him in the voting booth for the betrayal. Ed then leaps into the fray, and ends up beating on himself, having thrown out Eddy and Edd. While Edd compliments Ed's celebration for independence, Eddy just hopes he gets a concussion.


  • Goofs:
    • When the kids disregard Eddy's campaign speech, Nazz's shirt is shorter than usual, exposing her midriff.
    • Edd declares the votes for Plank were unanimous. This is incorrect, given that three of the votes (Eddy, Rolf, and the cookie) were not for Plank. More accurately, Plank won by a landslide.
    • All the kids (including Plank and the Eds) were present at the polling place, totaling 10 potential voters. Strangely, only eight votes are tallied. Sarah and Jimmy, are not seen at the ballot box, so it is possible they did not vote.
    • When Kevin walks off with the kids after the election, he disappears from the screen several frames too early.
  • This episode debuted on a Monday, as part of Cartoon Network's "November Premieres" block. In it, new episodes of Cartoon Network shows would premiere throughout the month (from the 3rd to the 27th). Ordinarily, most episodes premiered on Fridays during the block of the same name.
    • The quote from the November Premieres promo for this episode: "All hail the once and future king of the cul-de-sac." is a reference to the book The Once and Future King by T. H. White.
  • In the Game Boy Advance version of Ed, Edd n Eddy - The Mis-Edventures, Plank dons the superhero outfit from this episode (serving as a checkpoint).
  • Eddy's line, "Ask not what he can do for the Cul-de-Sac" is a reference to John F. Kennedy's inauguration speech.
  • This is the second time the Eds attempt to recycle soda bottles for money. The first time was in "Dawn of the Eds."
  • Ed's line "An angel just got its wings, Double D" is a reference to It's a Wonderful Life, where a plot point (and recurring statement) is that whenever a bell rings, an angel gets its wings.


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See also[]

Season 4
"An Ed in the Bush" • "See No Ed" • "Is There an Ed in the House?" • "An Ed is Born" • "One Size Fits Ed" • "Pain in the Ed" • "Ed Overboard" • "One of Those Eds" • "They Call Him Mr. Ed" • "For the Ed, by the Ed" • "Little Ed Blue" • "A Twist of Ed" • "Your Ed Here" • "The Good Ol' Ed" • "Thick as an Ed" • "Sorry, Wrong Ed" • "Robbin' Ed" • "A Case of Ed" • "Run for your Ed" • "Hand Me Down Ed" • "Stiff Upper Ed" • "Here's Mud in Your Ed" • "Stuck in Ed" • "Postcards from the Ed" • "Take This Ed and Shove It"
Seasons: Season 1Season 2Season 3Season 4Season 5Season 6Specials
See also: Episode Guide