It's 20 Years Since 'Ed, Edd n Eddy' Was First Released

Remember Ed, Edd n Eddy?

You know, that cartoon about three chaps called Ed, Edd and Eddy?

Or Edward, Edward and Edward - to use their full names.

Yes, you know the one. Well, it's been 20 years since it first hit our screens. Back then, you were probably of an acceptable age to be a fan of the show, but oh how time flies.

The first episode was aired on 4 January 1999 on Cartoon Network and the programme ran for six series, with the final episode airing a decade later, in 2009. At the time, this made the show the network's longest-running series.

Just in case you've not been re-watching the cartoon throughout the decade since its conclusion, here's a little refresher of what used to go down.

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The boys (whose names no longer need to be specified) spent most of the 70 episodes hanging about in a suburban cul-de-sac in the fictional town of 'Peach Creek'. Under the unofficial leadership of Eddy, the trio would frequently invent schemes to make money from their peers in order to purchase their favourite confectionery, jawbreakers.

The show attracted an audience of 31 million households, was broadcast in 120 countries, and to be honest, it proved to be popular with children, teenagers, and adults (so don't feel ashamed if you're still re-watching).

In May last year, hopes of a possible gang comeback were well and truly quashed.

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The news came after a fan under a parody account managed to catch the attention of Erin Fitzgerald, who voiced 'May Kanker' and 'Nazz Van Bartonschmeer' for the majority of the series.

The fan asked whether or not the actress would return for an Ed, Edd n Eddy comeback, which in turn led Fitzgerald to say that she would. However, just as hopes were elevated for a millisecond, she added that the show's creator, Danny Antonucci, said it would never happen.

Replying to the fan on Twitter, Fitzgerald said: "I would but Danny has told me on MANY occasions, it will never happen. Trust me, I ask him a LOT."

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The fan then quizzed why the series ended in the first place and Fitzgerald's answer was the nail in the cartoon coffin.

She said: "Danny was done. CN [Cartoon Network] said another season or a feature if he wanted, he chose to end with the Feature a complete work of art."

So enjoy the cartoon for what it is, 20 years on from its debut - cos you ain't gonna be seeing any more of it.

Featured Image Credit: Cartoon Network

Jake Massey

Jake Massey is a journalist at LADbible. He graduated from Newcastle University before going to live in Australia and New Zealand for a few years, where he wrote a travel blog. He has previously written for the Eastern Daily Press, Giggle Beats, CALM and Front Magazine. Jake enjoys playing football, listening to music and writing about himself in the third person.

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