Ed, Edd n Eddy
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General


"Tight End Ed" is the 16th episode of Season 5 and the 118th episode of Ed, Edd n Eddy. In this episode, the Peach Creek Cobblers are playing in a football game against a rival junior high. After Ed shows school spirit, Nazz makes him the official school mascot. When Eddy finds out about this, he jealously tries to make himself the official mascot by upstaging Ed.

Plot

The cheerleaders are practicing while the football team prepares for its first game. Unfortunately, Kevin has seen his team and knows they're not up to the challenge. Why, in a simple tackling drill, Jonny bounced off of the dummy, Rolf tried to spank it, Ed and Edd struggled to get any leverage on it, and Eddy just lazily lounged around. Not only that, but there are three spectators in the stands, and they're none too supportive, hollering insults, painting them on their bellies, and even throwing trash at the football team. Nazz is disappointed by this lack of school spirit and is sure that it'll cost them the game, rather than the team's general incompetence. Suddenly Ed, seeing the Kanker Sisters' bellies, screams and claws at his eyes, running around the field blindly. When he trips on an apple core, he rolls forward and up the bleachers, slamming into the Kanker Sisters like a bowling ball into pins, sending them flying. Ed then slams into a tree and is sent backwards onto the bench and into the ground. Keeping his balance, he happily recites a rhyme while dancing. Ed finishes up these acrobatics by jumping into the water cooler. Impressed, Nazz grabs him and drags him away.

Later that day, Edd and Eddy are eating spaghetti at Edd's house as their pre-game meal. Eddy is unable to get any on his fork, but this quickly becomes a moot point as Ed walks in quietly and sits down, sweating. Eddy tries to get Ed to say why Nazz wanted to see him, and eventually Ed cracks and screams that he can't tell, as it's a big secret. Edd then looks at the clock and, panicked, declares that they're late. Ed, even more nervous, jumps down the sink drain, claiming he's going to take a shower. Watching this, Edd and Eddy turn to each other in shock and ask since when did Ed start taking showers.

When they get to the stadium, the Cobblers are quaking in fear. Even Rolf, whose face is steadfast iron, has knocking knees, and with good reason. Their opponents, the Lemon Brook Lumpers, are gigantic monsters who will surely crush them like bugs. To make things worse, Ed is nowhere to be seen. The whistle rings, and Kevin goes out for the coin toss. At that moment, the cheerleaders announce a blast from the past and bring out a prop oven. Out of the oven bursts the "Peach Creek Cobbler". In the costume is a familiar face: Ed's. Edd is instantly enlightened as to what's going on with Ed, and smiles. Eddy, however, isn't so happy, but there's no time to dwell on this, as the opening kickoff is about to happen.

The Cobblers hustle out onto the field. The kick sails downfield and is caught by Edd. He bobbles it as a giant body comes for him. When the hit happens, the ball pops out and is caught by Jonny, who calls for Eddy to take it in, only to find that he's nowhere to be seen. Jonny hands it over to his best pal and signals for him to go. The other team, not deterred by the fact that they're tackling a piece of wood, leap on him, but Kevin rips the ball away just in time. He hands it over to Edd in the end zone, instructing him to cover for “the missing dork”. Edd looks around for Eddy but can't find him. At that moment, some of the opposing players sail onto him, and a score registers on the board.

It's soon revealed Eddy is trying to become the Peach Creek mascot. He creates his own costume, a giant hammer hat, and dubs himself the "Peach Creek Clobberer". He tries to attract attention to himself, but is outright ignored, even when he takes Ed's place in the cannon. This is in part due to the fact that Ed is handing out peach cobbler to everyone in the stands and even to the players, while Eddy is being a very poor sport and just trying to hog the spotlight. Eventually, however, the game ends, with the Lumpers taking it by a score of 62-0.

After the game, the team is gathered in the locker room. Edd tries to cheer the players up, but they don't want to have any of it. Ed then bursts in and tries to get them to cheer, but Kevin swiftly shuts him up. Edd, once again clothed normally, comes with Ed, telling him to not mind Kevin and that he really helped to lift the school's spirit. Ed then says that he's glad Eddy took his place in the cannon. Edd, reminded of something, asks where Eddy is, and learns from Ed that Eddy got a job as the Lemon Brook mascot. Eddy is then seen taped to the back of the Lemon Brook bus with an immense amount of lemons shoved into his mouth. Edd gives chase, but cannot catch up. Ed chases the bus as well and extends his hand to Eddy, who gratefully grasps it, only for Ed to shake his hand and bid him farewell, expressing hope that they'll meet again at the mascot convention and let go, leaving Eddy to his fate while he tries to scream for help through the lemons.

Trivia

  • Goofs:
    • Ed's spaghetti had numerous ends, yet he slurps it up as a single strand.
    • When Edd gets tackled in the end zone on the kickoff, it should've been a safety. Oddly, it was counted as a touchdown. It is possible that Edd fumbled the ball, and the Lumpers recovered.
  • In Ed, Edd n Eddy's Big Picture Show, Eddy describes Lemon Brook as being "mascot-hating". Likely, Eddy is referring to the events of this episode.
  • The license plate of the Lemon Brook Lumpers' school bus reads "5-AKA". This is a reference to the production studio, A.K.A. Cartoon.
  • The Kanker Sisters' jerseys are identical to the ones worn by the Eds, down to the number of their corresponding crush.
  • Mascot Ed reappears in Ed, Edd n Eddy's Big Picture Show, when Ed gets zapped with the electric gag gum.
  • Among the items of trash the Kankers throw at the football players is a can of beans labeled "Wootie's Beans". This is a reference to James Wootton, a storyboard director.

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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