Ed, Edd n Eddy

"Read All About Ed" is the 9th episode of Season 1 of Ed, Edd n Eddy. In this episode, Eddy finds out Edd is doing a paper route and realizes how much money he could make through just one paper route. After Eddy orders a lot of papers, the Eds all try to deliver the papers through the route to make lots of money, however, it becomes too difficult to do so by hand. In an attempt to make things easier, Edd builds a machine that will deliver the newspapers more easily and neatly. This makes things easier for them at first, but it later becomes too much for them to handle.


Eddy is sleeping peacefully when a commotion causes everything in his room to shake, waking him up. Eddy looks outside and sees that Rolf is using his tractor to mow Eddy's lawn for some reason. Eddy screams at Rolf to stop, but due to the tractor's noise, Rolf cannot understand him and instead just cheerfully waves.

In other parts of the Cul-de-Sac, his friends are waking up. Ed wakes up without any blankets, but he is able to solve the problem by pulling the bottom of his mattress over him, allowing him to go back to sleep. Edd takes the opposite route, as he has set an alarm clock. After getting ready for the day and making his bed, he sets out on his paper route, and along the way runs into Eddy, who has left his room and fallen asleep on the sidewalk. When a dazed Eddy tells Edd to get out of his room, Edd points out that he is outside, and that he has a paper route so he can earn enough money to buy an electronic microscope. At the mention of money, Eddy wakes up, and quickly realizes that Edd could make a lot more money with five paper routes, or even fifty.

When Edd comes home, he hangs up his paper route bag and goes over to open the window. When he draws back the curtains, however, he sees the sun blocked out by a huge pile of newspapers leaning against his house. Edd realizes what must have happened, but before he can react, his window collapses open from the weight of the papers. When he manages to fight his way out, Ed has arrived and is playing in the newspapers. Seeing this, Edd instructs Ed to find Eddy, and after snapping a salute, Ed goes off to get his friend.

When he comes back, Ed is lugging a wagon filled with newspapers. On top of the stack lies Eddy's bed, in which Eddy is sleeping, using a pair of fuzzy dice as earplugs. Eddy yawns, stretches, and wakes up, getting out of bed and falling flat onto the pavement. When he gets up, he gazes at the papers and smiles, as it is time to deliver some papers to the neighborhood.

His friends then proceed to deliver papers while Eddy tans. Everything is going well until Ed comes to a yard with an unopenable gate. After tugging on it a few times, Ed backs up and tries to jump the fence. Ed almost makes it, but his pants get caught on the gate, and Ed slams into the door. He calls for help, and Edd rushes in to try and help. Edd looks around, but does not think to check behind the door that Ed is still hanging on. Soon, though, he becomes distracted by a growling noise. A small dog is in front of him and plans to protect its property. The dog clamps its teeth onto Edd's sock, and Edd hops around madly, trying to get it off. Ed meanwhile manages to break free, sacrificing his pants in the process, and he comes up to Eddy with the newspaper still in his mouth. Annoyed, Eddy grabs the paper and tries to toss it at a house only for it to come apart as soon as it leaves his hand. Seeing this, Eddy declares he has pooped, and both he and Ed turn to Edd, who is bruised and battered, looking for a solution to their delivery problem.

Edd goes to work, and soon enough has built a nifty little newspaper shooter for them to use. They take it out and test it with a paper, and inadvertently Ed, both times proving that it works. The trio then take it out on the town and use it to complete the chore of delivering papers. It seems as though they will be done soon when Ed stupidly grabs Eddy's bed and throws it into the collection funnel of the device. This causes the newspaper shooter to short out, and it takes off, a runaway device. It goes on a madcap rampage around the cul-de-sac, shooting papers everywhere at speeds that break windows, dent lightpoles, and even knock Kevin off of his bike. Eventually, though, it runs into a curb and breaks, spitting out one final newspaper before it dies.

This newspaper bounces and rolls, tapping Sarah on the back of her leg. Upset, Sarah yells that she is going to tell their mother, so Ed eats the paper to get rid of the evidence. Eddy then says that they are done and is about to leave when Edd informs him that no, they will only get paid if the papers are properly delivered.

The Eds set to work, getting rid of the carnage that is all around them. When Eddy suggests that it cannot get worse, the universe conspires to prove him wrong by having it rain. This causes the ink on the papers to run, and it gets all over their hands and bodies. Eventually, the rain stops, causing Edd to comment that you can never predict summer rains–a statement that is greeted with another summer rain. This one stops again, though, and Edd once again comments on the unpredictability of summer storms, causing another. When this one stops, Edd starts to make his comment again, but Eddy stops him. Things only get worse, however, when a dump truck dumps a fresh batch of papers on them for delivery. One of these papers is picked up by Ed, who learns from his horoscope that a new enterprise will fail to meet expectations.


  • Goofs:
    • Before getting dressed, Eddy is shown with four toes instead of three.
    • When Rolf mows Eddy's lawn, Eddy's backyard faces the Cul-de-Sac, not the lane.
      • Additionally, Rolf's teeth are white, instead of green, and the red stripe on his shirt is missing.
    • When Ed's feet break through his mattress, his eyebrow disappears. Also, Ed is shown with four toes instead of three.
    • When first seen, the clock time on Edd's nightstand reads approximately 5:35 A.M. In the next shot, it reads approximately 7:25 A.M.
    • When first seen, Edd's bed is labeled "sack." Upon getting out of bed, the label disappears.
    • When Ed emerges from the avalanche of newspapers, his outline doesn't move when he says "Cool."
    • When Ed sets off to find Eddy, his mouth doesn't move when he says "Okay."
    • Ed loses his pants while delivering the first round of newspapers. After Eddy says that they need an easier delivery method, Ed's pants are back on.
    • When Ed is fired from the Newspaper Shooter, no newspaper is seen at the front door of the house he lands at, even though one was delivered moments earlier.
    • When Edd and Eddy chase after the haywire Newspaper Shooter, Edd's socks disappear.
    • Kevin's Bike is normally silver. In this episode, its blue-green.
  • This episode is Mike Kubat's first credit as a co-writer. He previously did uncredited script work on "Nagged to Ed" and "Sir Ed-a-Lot."
  • Rolf's Tractor makes it's debut appearance in this episode.
  • The Newspaper Shooter reappears in "3 Squares and an Ed," inside The Cabinet of Failed Inventions.
  • This is the only episode to ever show a dog. In "Cry Ed," a dog is heard, but not seen.
  • Edd uses his hat as a shield against the barrage of newspapers. This defense reappears in the game Lunchroom Rumble, as Edd's defending move.
  • When Edd begins his paper route, he whistles part of the Ed, Edd n Eddy theme song. This is noted in the closed captioning.
  • At the beginning of the episode, a Barry White record can be seen at the foot of Eddy's bed.


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See also[]

Season 1
"The Ed-Touchables" • "Nagged to Ed" • "Pop Goes the Ed" • "Over Your Ed" • "Sir Ed-a-Lot" • "A Pinch to Grow an Ed" • "Dawn of the Eds" • "Virt-Ed-Go" • "Read All About Ed" • "Quick Shot Ed" • "An Ed Too Many" • "Ed-n-Seek" • "Look Into My Eds" • "Tag Yer Ed" • "Fool on the Ed" • "A Boy and His Ed" • "It's Way Ed" • "Laugh Ed Laugh" • "A Glass of Warm Ed" • "Flea-Bitten Ed" • "Who, What, Where, Ed" • "Keeping up with the Eds" • "Eds-Aggerate" • "Oath to an Ed" • "Button Yer Ed" • "Avast Ye Eds"
Seasons: Season 1Season 2Season 3Season 4Season 5Season 6Specials
See also: Episode Guide