Ed, Edd n Eddy

"Wish You Were Ed" is the first episode of Season 3 and the 53rd episode of Ed, Edd n Eddy. In this episode, Rolf laments his struggle to adapt to a new life in the Cul-de-Sac, so the Eds try to take advantage of this by recreating his home village, with the motive of scamming him.


All the Kids in the Cul-de-Sac are out and about on their wheels, with the notable exception of Rolf, who doesn't have wheels (he has Wilfred and a basket and a carrot on a stick to get Wilfred moving), but he wants to join their race to the Candy Store anyway. Sadly for Rolf, he's soon left chewing dust and the pressure of trying to fit in suddenly becomes too great a burden. He wants to go home. Edd and Ed are touched, while Eddy sees a chance to cash in.

Eddy's elaborate plan to hook Rolf's cash revolves around a magical shoe, which has apparently granted the Eds their request for a giant bowl of Chunky Puffs. Rolf is desperate enough to try anything and his humble plea to the shoe—together with its knock-out aroma—results in him waking up in what is apparently his old home town. Rolf then checks by drinking the well water only to find a huge bug in it. Since the water is fouled with infestation, Rolf believes that he has finally returned to his old village. It then turns out that Edd used an encyclopedia of old world culture to create the village. Of course, having started this charade, the Eds can't back out now as Rolf has a wish that shouldn't be ruined yet. They soon become embroiled in Rolf's various curious customs, bartering for fish while perched on top of a pole with Edd as a very scared eel woman and Ed soon finding his place as the chicken-toting village idiot.

Ignoring Eddy's constant scrabbling for more cash, Rolf calls for a broth-jar inspired jig and joins Ed in a lively rendition of "That's My Horse". Ed and Rolf then begin hitting each other with their hands first and later other objects as the song progresses. It's all going well until Jonny spoils the fun and collapses both the economy and the town. Rolf realizes that this is not his village at all. Rolf is so angry that he is about to beat the Eds up, but after some reasoning from Edd, he instead starts playing "That's My Horse" again on the jug. Ed, recognizing the song, blissfully starts dancing. Unfortunately for his friends, Ed has chosen them as his partners. Rolf happily watches as he plays the song for the trio, much to the chagrin of Edd and Eddy.


  • Goofs:
    • When Rolf's face hits the ground, it turns red, and remains red when the camera pans out. In the next shot, his face is back to normal.
    • When Edd suggests they can slide Ed out with some grease, Ed's eyebrow disappears.
    • When Rolf states his grievances about the Cul-de-Sac, Ed is still stuck in the mailbox. In between shots, Ed's head is visible, but his feet and legs are missing.
    • Just before Rolf looks over the fence, the shovel and pail next to it are transparent.
    • Edd shovels tennis balls out of the Giant Chunky Puff Box, yet nothing is shown behind it.
    • When Edd balances on the pole, he uses his ribs rather than his abdomen. He is also shown with four toes instead of three.
    • When Eddy tells Jonny he needs a passport to enter the village, Jonny is shown with four toes instead of three.
    • When Jonny runs past Eddy, Jonny's mouth does not move when he says, "Yee-haw!"
    • The FRUZ KLAT sign above the fishmonger's stall has accent marks above the U and the A. After the scam is exposed, the accent above the U disappears.
    • At the end of the last shot of Edd and Eddy, Edd's pupils are white instead of black.
  • This episode, and the following one, both premiered as part of Cartoon Cartoon Fridays.
  • Edd breaks the fourth wall when he says, "Let me salvage what's left of this plot."
  • The accompanying dance to "That's My Horse" may be a reference to Schuhplattler, a Bavarian folk dance in which dancers slap their knees, soles, and occasionally each other.
  • Several facades from the Rocket Car scam are reused as part of the Old World Village:
    • Scottish Highlands (with the Loch Ness Monster)
    • The "Specific" Ocean (as Eddy called it in the aforementioned scam)
    • Swiss Alps
    • Tropical Location
  • This episode was nominated for a 2001 Annie Award.
  • Eddy refers to Ed as "Barishna Cough Drop" when he sees him dancing. This is both a pun, and a reference to Mikhail Baryshnikov, a famous ballet dancer.


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See also[]

Season 3
"Wish You Were Ed" • "Momma's Little Ed" • "Once Upon an Ed" • "For Your Ed Only" • "It Came From Outer Ed" • "3 Squares and an Ed" • "Dueling Eds" • "Dim Lit Ed" • "Will Work for Ed" • "Ed, Ed and Away" • "X Marks the Ed" • "From Here to Ed" • "Boys Will Be Eds" • "Ed or Tails" • "Gimme, Gimme Never Ed" • "My Fair Ed" • "Rock-a-Bye Ed" • "O-Ed Eleven" • "The Luck of the Ed" • "Ed... Pass it On..." • "Brother, Can You Spare an Ed?" • "The Day the Ed Stood Still" • "If It Smells Like an Ed" • "Don't Rain on My Ed" • "Once Bitten, Twice Ed"
Seasons: Season 1Season 2Season 3Season 4Season 5Season 6Specials
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