"Ready, Set... Ed!" is the 6th episode of Season 2 and the 32nd episode of Ed, Edd n Eddy. In this episode, the Eds see that Kevin is creating and breaking many world records effortlessly, so they try to break a world record in order to reach Kevin's level of record-setting (and breaking).
The episode starts with the Eds hanging out in Ed's basement. Edd is enamored with one of Ed's toys, but Eddy considers it just another distraction. His mind is soon changed; however, when the toy grabs him and gnaws a hole through his stomach. Eddy is angered by this, but Ed has no time to spare on these complaints, as his toy has managed to crawl under his bed. Ed crawls after it in pursuit, much to Edd's disgust, and manages to get himself stuck beneath it. After some deliberation, Ed comes to a solution: to get himself loose, he must simply go straight up. As such, he pokes his head through the center of his mattress and shows off his toy to his friends. Unfortunately, he sets up an escape route for five seagulls living under his bed, and when a claustrophobic Edd opens a window, they fly out, ignoring Ed's cries for them to come back.
The Eds then head out to find something else to do. When they come to the lane, they find the kids are all out there, watching Kevin perform amazing stunts. They watch as Kevin breaks a record for the longest tire patch left behind a bike. When the kids bestow upon Kevin several accolades, this sickens Eddy, and he claims that anything Kevin can do, he and the other Eds can do better. To this end, he has Edd set up a gigantic ramp in the middle of the cul-de-sac, and they get ready to cycle down. They're about to start once Eddy's sure everyone's watching, but it turns out that the Eds are rather poorly balanced. Their bike starts sliding backwards, and they fall, crash-landing in the middle of the lane. Kevin and his cohorts mock them for this pitiful attempt and then walk off to find something else to do. Edd, hoping to calm Eddy down, then suggests that they try and find another, less physically painful record to break, such as knitting. Eddy initially seems enthusiastic about this, but swiftly reveals that he thinks Edd's idea is stupid, and that they're moving on to his Plan B.
Plan B swiftly turns out to be more foolhardy than the original. Eddy has set Edd to work building a rocket car while he goes off and brags to the kids about his new "rocket car." Eddy claims that the car can go around the world at an incredible speed, and even pulls out some prop food to prove it. Kevin is unimpressed by these claims, but the other kids want to believe in it, so Eddy takes them to see it. Meanwhile, Edd has just finished it, and is awaiting Ed's opinion. He is not happy when it's given, however, as Ed thinks it's "too small." Edd disagrees, thinking it's compact, but his mind is soon changed when the kids arrive and Ed stuffs them into the back seats so Eddy can take them for a ride around the world.
When Eddy wiggles his way into the cockpit, he tells the others that they're about to start on the trip. Kevin, suspicious, asks where the other two Eds are, and Eddy points out that it would be horrible to be cramped up with the stench of Ed's armpits. He then flips some knobs and starts the car.
Outside, however, his friends have simply poured some popcorn into a popper located underneath the "car." The kids watch in amazement as the car whips throughout the world, going past various people and places. Strangely enough, though, the people all look like Ed and Edd, and the places all look like crayon-colored backdrops. Nobody pays much attention to this, however, until the car passes through Mexico. There, Ed comments he's homesick and stops running in front of the moving backdrops. Kevin notices this, and his eyes narrow. The car passes through what Eddy calls the "Specific" ocean next, where they see Edd waterskiing before being menaced by a shark (Ed). Unfortunately for Eddy's trick, Kevin then comes up behind them and stands there, frowning.
Eddy doesn't notice, as he's focused on making sure the car seems to be running smoothly. Kevin then proceeds to grab all of the kids from the car, saving them from Eddy's scheme. He then takes Eddy's friends, who have now been tied up, and sets them down in the back of the car. Eddy doesn't notice the imminent failure until Kevin reaches in, grabs him, and tugs his head through the nose cone of the car. Eddy tries to make excuses for his behavior, but Kevin ignores him, simply coming back with a huge bag of popcorn.
Eddy is worried when he sees this, and with good reason, as Kevin pours a bunch of popcorn into the popper and lets it run. The vehicle starts to shake furiously as the popper works overtime, and is then set flying into the sky as much of the corn pops simultaneously. When it comes down, the rocket car lands on the ramp from earlier. The car then proceeds to run down the ramp and rush through all the obstacles as the kids laugh at their predicament. When the Eds finally reach the bottom, the car crashes and shatters. Eddy, dazed, asks where they are, and learns from Edd that they're home, and have broken everything...except for that one coveted piece of breakage, a record.
Eddy: [with a hole in his torso] "ED! Your stupid toy ate my breakfast!"
Edd: [seeing Ed crawl underneath his own bed] "Did Ed... actually crawl underneath his bed?"
Edd: [estimating] "It must be at least 32 feet in length." Jonny: [off-screen] "32 feet!" [on-screen] "A new record!" Kevin: [impressed by his own new record] "Cool." Eddy: [giving Double D a dark look] "What? Now you're some kind of psychic yardstick?"
Ed: "If only we had a sack of potatoes."
Edd: [sighing] "There he goes, involving you and I with his use of plural pronouns." Ed: "This one's for you, Nestor!" [jumps up in an attempt to fly and crashes on the ground]
[The Eds are at the top of their gigantic handmade ramp.] Eddy: "Is everyone watching?" Edd: "Well, duh, Eddy. This contraption only takes up half of the cul-de-sac." Eddy: [briefly glaring at Double D before turning back to the task at hand] "World record, here we come!" Ed: "Plural pronoun!"
Edd: "Eddy, may I suggest something less physical? Like knitting!" Eddy: [excited] "Knitting? I can see it all now! We knit a big blanket! A huge blanket! Kevin would have to out-knit us!" Edd: "That-that he would." Ed: "I like blankets with little fringes and–" Eddy: "NOT KNITTING!!! We move to Plan B. Knitting, please."
Rolf: [laughs] "Now spin them around like a sick goat!" Nazz: [while Jonny laughs] "Rolf, you sure are Old World." Eddy: [mocking Kevin's record] "Hahaha, some record Kev. What's next? Pillow fluffing? Yawn." [Kevin drops Sarah and Jimmy on the ground while heading over to Eddy.] Kevin: "What are you dorking about now?"
Kevin: [throws noodles on Eddy] "Alright, Moo-Goo-Gai-Dork." [He uses chopsticks to grab Eddy's nose.] "Let's see your rocket car." [He spins Eddy around and hurls the dork.]
Kevin: [pretending to be interested] "Does it have knobs?"
Eddy: [as the kids cheer] "To the rocket car!" Kevin: [pulls Eddy's leg up, making him fall down] "Excellent idea." Eddy: [Eddy grabs Kevin's collar and throws him forward, making him scream] "After you." Kevin: [grabs Eddy's wrist] "Please, lead the way." [he flips Eddy] Eddy: "Right this way!" [he throws Kevin over] Kevin: [grabs Eddy's leg] "You first." [he pulls Eddy over; the boys continue fighting off screen] Eddy: "Watch your step." Kevin: "Follow the yellow brick road." Eddy: "Voulez-vous, and I do mean you."
Edd: [finished building the rocket car] "All done." Ed: "Whoa, that's so cool, Double D." Edd: "Thank you, Ed." Ed: "Can we visit the planet of bacon men and have the marrow sucked from our bones?" Edd: "It's just a prop, Ed." Ed: "It's too small." Edd: "Small?! Please, Ed. It's compact."
[Eddy slides across the dirt] Kevin: [stomps on Eddy] "I insist!" Eddy: "Ladies first." [Kevin steps on Eddy's head before walking over to the rocket car] Kevin: [clearly unimpressed with the rocket car] "This is a rocket car? Yeah, right. Is that a traffic cone?" [points at traffic cone]
Ed: [after using a broom to shove all the kids inside the small rocket car] "Room for one more!" Kevin: "Touch me with that broom and I'll tear off your eyebrow."
Eddy: "Watch the head, big guy." Ed: "Where?" [slams the traffic cone] Kevin: "Where's the other dweebs?" Eddy: "You wanna be cramped up with Ed's pits?" [Everyone makes uneasy groans at the idea of being stuck in a tight space with Ed's stinky armpits.] Jonny: [recoiling] "No!"
Ed: "I think I swallowed a turtle."
As Ed's toy goes under the chair a second time, Eddy has his face in it's path. In the next scene, Eddy is shown with a hole in his stomach.
When Ed goes under his bed, it is in the corner along the wall. When he emerges, the bed appears to be in the middle of the room.
When Ed's seagulls are flying around his room, his window is open. In the next shot, it is closed. Edd then proceeds to open it again.
When Edd opens the window for fresh air, the gap in his teeth disappears for a moment.
When the Eds attempt the World's Scariest BMX Ramp, Edd has his arms wrapped around Ed's neck. As the Eds are falling off the ramp, Edd is holding on to the back of their bike.
When Eddy yells "NOT KNITTING!", Edd has four back hairs instead of three.
The Eds use their bike to try to break a world record. In season 1, their bike was destroyed in "Dawn of the Eds." It's possible that the Eds got a new bike sometime before this episode.
This is the third appearance of the Eds' bike. The first was "Dawn of the Eds," and the second was "A Boy and His Ed."
Kevin makes a reference to the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz as he and Eddy are dragging each other to Eddy's rocket car. Kevin shouts "Follow the Yellow Brick Road" before throwing Eddy on to the hard pavement.
At the beginning of the episode, Eddy is reading the Slug-U-La magazine from "Ed-n-Seek."
When the kids enter the rocket car, Kevin asks where the other Eds are. Eddy replies by saying "You want to be cramped up with Ed's 'pits?" Everybody seems to agree with Eddy, except Rolf, who says "Yes, Ed-boy" and "Sure."