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Ed, Edd N Eddy Fan Theories That Will Make You Rethink The Show

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Ed, Edd n Eddy follows the animated, quirky adventures of three lovable, goofball anti-heroes who all happen to be named 'Ed.' As Cartoon Network's renegade portrayal of adolescent schemes, mishaps, and friendships, the show left a nostalgic mark in the hearts of many a '90s kid. It's also a completely psychedelic mindf*ck with humor that went well above the age range of its intended demographic. The weird things on Ed, Edd, n Eddy that made it endearing and attention-grabbing also made it a target for dark and twisted Cartoon Network fan theories.

Attempting to fill in the gaps that were never explained during the show, Ed, Edd, n Eddy fan theories piece together the secrets that the kids of the cul-de-sac keep in the shadows. Like what's up with all the parents being gone all the time? What's really hiding under Double D's hat? And why do all these kids have such deep-seated emotional issues? These are questions that fan theories about kids shows can only speculate and ponder the truth of, but still provide ample food for thought. Let's dive in!

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    Eddy's Older Brother Is Every Kid's Evil Counterpart

    During the entire television series, Eddy's Older brother is only spoken of, and it isn't until the movie Ed, Edd n Eddy's Big Picture Show until audiences actually get to meet him. Eddy's brother is a huge jerk, but also serves as a counterpart to every kid's personality. As the only adult ever seen in their universe, his existence is actually a manifestation of every kid's personality traits - except if they were siphoned of all their morals.

    While Sarah might be an abusive sibling who eventually comes to her senses about her actions towards her brother, and Kevin might be a mean kid with a kind heart, Eddy's brother has none of these "good" aspects that balance him out, making him the ultimate antagonist of the series.

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    The Entire Series Takes Place Over The Course Of One Year

    While the kids in Ed, Edd n Eddy seem to be living it up during an endless summer fantasy, this fan theory frames the show's lifespan as single year. The reason why the summer seems so long and eternal is because it's actually just one summer vacation for the lot.

    The episodes that take place during school and the holidays all happen during the next year, and the movie doesn't take place until the next summer.

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    The Cul-De-Sac Harbors An Asylum For The Mentally Ill

    The unsuspecting cul-de-sac where the kids dwell is a never-ending summer fantasy because it's actually an advanced containment facility for the mentally ill. With each person present in the sac suffering from illnesses ranging from delusions of grandeur to detrimental personality disorders, they have been thrown into a program which nurtures the mentally ill instead of institutionalizing them.

    Instead of the cul-de-sac being a figment of reality that's "all in their heads," this theory explains how what's in their heads actually made the reality that they live in.

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    Ed Was An Experiment From The Kids Next Door... But They Kicked Him Out

    Ed himself might be a bit dim-witted, but there's a secret that explains not only his mental state, but the reasoning behind his physical strength, sickly-colored skin, and massive stature. The kids from the cartoon Codename: Kids Next Door needed an operative who could tank through opponents and threats, so they decided to experiment with Ed.

    Instead of making him the massive operative they wanted him to be, the results backfired and Ed became a sort of monstrous goon, and they kicked him out to the cul-de-sac.

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