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"Stop, Look and Ed" is the 16th episode of Season 2 and the 42nd episode of Ed, Edd n Eddy. In this episode, Eddy believes that following the rules is unnecessary, as he believes that nothing seriously bad will happen if a rule gets broken. Eddy then proceeds to convince the kids of the Cul-de-Sac that they should break all the rules, much to the chagrin of rule-abiding Edd.
The Eds' newest scheme is a Jawbreaker Surveillance Satellite that will allow them to scan the neighborhood for jawbreakers. How this will aid them specifically is unknown, but this isn't really a big deal for Eddy, as he's just drooling at the thought of it. Ed is bored, though, and he winds up the rubber band that will provide energy for the propeller, until a fed-up Eddy tells him to let go. Ed does as requested, and this sets in motion the propeller's spinning; worried, Edd tells Ed to grab ahold once again, as the contraption isn't ready. Ed does this, but the satellite begins to shake until it starts spinning, throwing the Eds off. The Eds chase it through the cul-de-sac until it crash-lands in a tree.
Seeing it, Ed goes to get it, but Ed] stops him. When Eddy tries to get it as well, Edd is once again an obstacle. When asked why, he merely points to a "Keep Off the Grass" sign erected in the yard where the satellite crashed. Eddy wants to ignore the rules, but Edd tells him that rules are the only thing that keeps the world from descending into chaos. Ed finds his way around the rule, choosing to burrow under the grass, and after he has some fun playing in the dirt, Eddy suggests that they find some more signs, a suggestion that Ed is excited by and Edd is worried about.
In the middle of Rethink Avenue, the Kids (except for Rolf) are trying to retrieve a ball from some wet cement when it sinks below the surface. They are lamenting the fate of their ball when Eddy arrives and pries the ball out of the cement by simply going into the patch and grabbing it. The kids are amazed at this display of bravado, but warn them that they'll get in trouble. Eddy disagrees, and proceeds to break several rules all while extolling the joys of lawlessness. Edd then arrives and tries to convince the kids to follow the rules, but his nerdy explanations for why they should only push the kids over to the side of lawlessness. The final straw comes when after Kevin grabs Eddy, Eddy yells that Kevin is attacking him; when Kevin lets go, Eddy points out that nobody is on their way to help, so they might as well all become hedonists.
The kids all go to play in the wet cement while Ed and Eddy see Rolf, who is hard at work. Eddy goes over, and after a little haggling, convinces Rolf that he doesn't need to spend all his time doing busywork. Rolf is quick to agree, and heads over to the cement to play with his friends. Edd then comes over and points out to his friends that they may have convinced everyone else in the cul-de-sac that a life of rule-breaking is where it's at, but they still haven't convinced him.
Ed and Eddy snatch Edd and carry him back to his room, where they use his hat to tie him to a fan. Eddy then goes over to Edd's bookshelf and switches the books around. Edd begs him not to, but this caterwauling is nothing compared to the din that arises when Eddy goes over to the mattress and, seeing the "Do Not Remove Under Penalty Of Law" tag on it, grabs it and starts to tear it. Edd begs his friend to stop, and tries to break free. Edd does break free, but at the cost of his hat coming off. Edd swiftly shoves his hat back on and begs Eddy not to tear off the tag, but Eddy rips it off. Seeing this, Edd says that Eddy has broken him. Eddy is on the verge of setting Edd free when the latter notices Ed with his ant farm. Frenzied, Edd demands that his ants be put back; when Ed drops them by mistake, Edd wraps his legs around Ed's neck and squeezes while demanding the ants be picked up.
The Eds back out of Edd's house, not bothering to set their irate friend free, with Ed barely escaping death by strangulation. Once outside, they see the utter chaos that the cul-de-sac has descended into. Eddy is pleased, rather than annoyed, by this, and enjoys the show of hedonism and chaos that surrounds them: Rolf laying off his chores and letting his animals run loose, Kevin slingshot dirty dishes, Nazz guzzling down soda and burping loudly, Jonny streaking nude with Plank censoring his front, and Sarah and Jimmy sledding down an ice cream mountain and eating it till they bloat. Suddenly, Edd calls for attention; he has escaped his bonds and has something to say. He is wearing pantyhose on his head to replace his hat, but despite this he still lets everyone know something important: he has contacted everyone's parents. This throws the community into a panic, as they rush to clean up the mess. Edd tries to assure everyone that order will be restored, but the other Eds are upset that they have to follow their parents' rules again. Kevin soon realizes that Edd broke the biggest rule of all: don't squeal. Edd denies that he broke any rule, but a worried Eddy just says that Edd broke a rule, as did all of them. This is not enough to ease the anger of the kids, though, and a mob forms to take down the Eds (or at least 1 Ed who broke the biggest no-rule rule).
The Eds end up imprisoned in a makeshift cage hung from a tree. Eddy complains about Edd telling on them, and Edd apologizes, as even he isn't sure why he did what he did. Edd believes the flagrant disregard for rules made him go temporarily insane. Rolf then comes by, and each of the Eds hold up a sign asking for rescue (or in Ed's case, ketchup), but they are ignored. Jonny comes by, but he ignores their signs as well. It's plain to see that the Eds will be stuck in the tree for quite a while.
At the beginning, when the camera pans out to the Jawbreaker Surveillance Satellite, Ed's legs are wrapped around a ladder. When the camera zooms in on Ed, he is standing on the ground.
When talking to Rolf, Eddy's feet still have cement on them. Moments later, before abducting Edd, the cement disappears.
While relaxing, Rolf is shown with four toes instead of three.
Rolf develops a tan while lounging. After Edd calls the kids' parents, Rolf's skin returns to it's normal color.
Just before the kids punish the Eds, Eddy's feet disappear.
This episode, and the previous one, both premiered as part of Cartoon Cartoon Fridays (with Edd hosting that day).
Edd has 5,239 ants in his ant farm, an increase from the original 4,837 ants first seen in "The Ed-Touchables."
At the end, when the Eds are trapped in the cage, the kids repeat several lines from past episodes: