Ed, Edd n Eddy
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"The Good, The Bad and The Ed" is the 15th episode of Season 5 and the 117th episode of Ed, Edd n Eddy. In this episode, Eddy, after being unable to stand the Urban Rangers and their apparent superiority over others, challenges Rolf to get the toughest Urban Ranger badge ever known: The Hairy Chest of Resilience Badge.

Plot

Fall has fallen, and all the kids are busily doing yardwork, when the Urban Rangers march out and plant a sign-up booth in the middle of Rethink Avenue. They then proceed to demonstrate why you might want to do so, and by the time they're finished, everyone but Eddy is cheering for them. Rolf then informs everybody that they're accepting applications, and Eddy is the first in line...to rip up one of their brochures. Rolf is irritated, but decides to get back at Eddy by mocking him, which enrages Eddy so much that he challenges Rolf to the toughest badge the Urban Rangers have.

This announcement shocks the Urban Rangers, especially when they remember that nobody has won the award for 50 years. Of course, Eddy starts taunting Rolf, causing Rolf to announce that now, he will show Eddy his true power. Eddy is naturally confident that he'll win, and ignores Double D's naysaying.

Soon, the Urban Rangers and the Eds are gathered in the Construction Site to throw down. The rest of the kids are watching as Jimmy picks up the huge Urban Ranger Handbook and announces the first challenge: The Wax of Wailing. Simply put, both Rolf and Eddy will have one of their legs waxed, and neither can utter a peep. Rolf has his hair ripped off of his leg, and the burned-out pores swell up, but Rolf doesn't utter a word. When Eddy gets hit with the wax, he likewise remains silent, but tears well up in his eyes. This is bad news, as he still has to go through the rest of the challenges if he wants to win the "Hairy Chest of Resilience Badge."

The next challenge that the competitors will face is the "Bumping of the Funny Bone." This involves the slamming of both parties' elbows into a file cabinet. As in the challenge before, neither of them can express pain vocally. Rolf and Eddy both take the challenge well, but Rolf is the first to have a problem. His problem, however, is that Jonny isn't ramming it hard enough. At his behest, Jonny speeds up. When the whistle finally blows on the challenge, Eddy is bent out of shape, while Rolf is as good as new. Once again, Edd begs Eddy to give in, but Eddy refuses, as now it's a matter of pride.

The third challenge is the "Bramble Bush of Bellyache," wherein the two parties must crawl butt-naked through a brambly bush. Both Rolf and Eddy survive this, and much to Edd's dismay, the competition moves on to the "Pendulum of Protest". This essentially has the competitors in a set of giant clackers, where they will be smashed back and forth by giant boulders. Both survive this, however, so they must move on to the last trial: The Tour of Tears.

The good news is that this is the final test they'll have to survive. The bad news is that this one is the most daunting and deadly. It starts with the two diving off of diving boards placed on a cliff. They dive into a water tank for a train, which spits them out just as the Urban Rangers Train comes along and smashes into them. Eventually, they slide under the train and go down the tracks, landing on a sofa. This sofa is really a giant slingshot, and both Eddy and Rolf go flying, coming down in the middle of the circle that was drawn in the construction site to start the battle. Both of the duelists fall unconscious.

Eddy awakens to find his arms and legs in casts and his friends looking at him in concern. When Eddy asks if he won, Edd explains that Eddy passed out, one second before Rolf, so Rolf won by default. Eddy almost loses his mind, and he becomes even crazier when he sees the adoration being doled out towards Rolf. Soon, though, he calms down, because according to Ed the Urban Rangers gave him a badge as well. This doesn't last long, however, as the badge in question is the "Crybaby Boo-Hoo Badge." An upset and heavily injured Eddy tries to chase after Rolf, but can only crawl, and Edd instructs Ed to carry Eddy to bed as Eddy needs rest. Ed does as commanded, only letting Eddy lament that he lost by one lousy second.

Trivia

  • Goofs:
    • In the beginning, when Kevin puts the leaves in a bag, he can be heard grunting and panting, but his mouth doesn't move.
    • As the train approaches, a diesel horn can be heard, despite the train being pulled by a steam engine.
  • The files in the cabinet contain several staff references:
    • Antonucci (Danny Antonucci, series creator)
    • Miller ("Big" Jim Miller, storyboard artist and coordinator)
    • Sioui (Dan Sioui, producer)
    • Vincent (Ruth Vincent, producer)
  • Ed says "Nudge nudge, wink wink!" This line references the Monty Python sketch, "Nudge Nudge", involving innuendo.
  • The episode title is a reference to the 1966 spaghetti western film, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.
  • Plank's Parents make a brief cameo in the Urban Rangers pamphlet.

Video

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See also

Season 5
"Mission Ed-Possible" • "Every Which Way But Ed" • "Boom Boom Out Goes the Ed" • "Cleanliness Is Next to Edness" • "Out with the Old, In with the Ed" • "I Am Curious Ed" • "No Speak Da Ed" • "Cool Hand Ed" • "Too Smart for His Own Ed" • "Who's Minding the Ed?" • "Pick an Ed" • "Truth or Ed" • "This Won't Hurt an Ed" • "Tinker Ed" • "The Good, The Bad and The Ed" • "Tight End Ed" • "'Tween a Rock and an Ed Place" • "All Eds Are Off" • "Smile for the Ed" • "Run Ed Run" • "A Town Called Ed" • "A Fistful of Ed"
Seasons: Season 1Season 2Season 3Season 4Season 5Season 6Specials
See also: Episode Guide
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