Ed, Edd n Eddy take on Halloween

It’s a happy time for Cartoon Network fans when a holiday rolls around; there’s no shortage of special episodes and movies coming up in the next week or so. (Although, it needs saying—if any Cartoon Network executive-types are reading this—we’re getting a little bit tired of Scooby Doo: Pirates Ahoy. I’m all for showing a great movie a few times so that folks don’t miss it, but seriously, enough.)

Now I see that the special Ed, Edd n Eddy Halloween episode, “Ed, Edd n Eddy’s Halloween Boo Haw Haw” is slated for 8:00 tomorrow night (Friday, October 27th). And I’m intrigued.

(The premise of the series, and, indeed, the wiggly-line animation, is nothing I ever thought I’d enjoy. But I’ve found myself drawn in by the characters and laughing along with my kids. Stupid is funny. Over the years I’ve grown to like the show in spite of myself.)

Animation Insider has a review of the episode that discusses the series in general and this newest chapter in particular:

Ed, Edd, n Eddy’s Boo Haw Haw deals with our three amigos as they embark on a journey to discover the ultimate trick-or-treat neighborhood. Eddy–dressed as Zombie Elvis for Halloween–has received word that the elusive “Spook-E-Ville” is a legendary locality that is heavy-handed with the Halloween candy, and he feels that it’s up to him to grab all that he can; but, as I’m sure you can guess, Eddy and the others can’t snag the treats from “Spook-E-Ville” if they can’t find it. And henceforth comes one of the largest dilemmas of Ed, Edd, n Eddy’s Boo Haw Haw. While Eddy’s hand-drawn map (half of which is illustrated in crayon) directs the guys here and there by the way of bent stop signs and broken down hearses; Double-D is dressed as the Bubonic Plague, and Ed the lovable lump has become delusional from hours of watching horror flicks.

Just re-read that paragraph and savor it for a minute: Double-D is dressed as the Bubonic Plague.

I love it already.

So did the reviewer, incidentally:

Ed, Edd, n Eddy’s Boo Haw Haw is another great sugar-inspired adventure. Whether you’re a long-time fan of the show, or if you’ve been only slightly interested in Ed, Edd n Eddy over the years, or if you are a casual animation fan looking to find something interesting to watch this fall, this is a good TV special to catch.

Finally, he concludes:

Plus, when you have a television special where a character like Nazz is tempting an innocent guy like Double-D by saying: “Want a handful of my sugar-coated bon bons?” — how can you not watch it?

How, indeed. Set your clocks or set your recording devices, but don’t miss it.

(I wonder if I still have time to whip up a Bubonic Plague costume for myself…?)

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