Friday is always a good day for those of us who work a traditional work week, but today is a very special day. Beyond all the usual sorts of reasons to love Friday, today has been deemed “The Best Day Edder” by the Cartoon Network, as they bring us 30 hours of Ed, Edd, n Eddy starting at 9:30 this morning:
Celebrating the creative history of original television animation on the network over the past decade and a half, Cartoon Network will be airing every single, regular episode of Ed, Edd n Eddy. Including everything from the Eds debut at a summer pool party; to the three Holiday specials that span Halloween, the much dreaded Valentine’s Day and the Christmas Season; to the premiere of a brand new episode, being touted as the final episode of Ed, Edd n Eddy.
Yowza. Thirty hours in a row? That’s… something.
Okay, I have to be honest here. If I were just a little bit more mature, I would completely hate Ed, Edd n Eddy. As it is, it’s one of my least-favorite Cartoon Network shows. The animation style (I’m sure there’s some fancy technical name for it, but I think of it as the “drawn by drunk people” style) where all the lines appear to be wiggling constantly makes me a little seasick. I want to strangle Eddy half of the time, and I spend the other half wondering why Ed and Edd don’t do it. It’s not nearly as “clever” as many of the other shows on CN.
In short, I’m apt to make the kids change the channel if there’s anything else on worth watching.
On the other hand, when the show stays on, I find myself watching. It is funny and engaging, on a certain level. It’s hard not to be mesmerized by a kid whose best friend is a plank. Many of the “girls are icky but strangely compelling” storylines are laugh-out-loud funny. I want to reject it, but it’s got just enough to redeem itself, for me.
I probably wouldn’t be able to stomach 30 contiguous hours of it, but I may just set the DVR to record a few episodes. (Need the schedule? Go here.)
But first I’ll need to take some Dramamine. (Seriously, if someone is an animation expert and can tell me what the point of the constant squiggling lines is, I’ll give you a cookie.)