There’s a theory that interprets Ed, Edd and Eddy’s entire cast of kids as all being dead and living in a purgatory of an eternal childhood cycle (originally an eternal summer, but then they started going to school), thus the complete lack of any adult agents in the purgatory. There are a number of explanations for their deaths, ranging from an explosion due to a gas-leak in the neighborhood to apocalyptic ones such as nuclear explosion or the spread of a deadly disease that killed most of middle-America. Another theory suggests that the kids in the Cul-de-Sac are dead children from the neighborhood, each from different times (Johnny and Rolf from the 40’s, Kevin from the 90’s, Naz from the 60’s, Jimmy from the 00’s, and so on).
I actually find this intriguing.... it would explain a lot of things. I probably only caught about 1/4 the episodes... but that actually makes a lot of sense. There's never any adults EVER, at any time in the show, and everywhere is void of human life (accept for those trailer girls) when they venture outside their neighborhood.
It actually makes sense when you read the entire theory, even though I doubt it was the creators intent.
In short, the Cul De Sac is a purgatory for children of the earthly Cul De Sac who died before their time. Rolf was the first, him and his family were immigrant shepherds, he was gored by a bull, which is why, as much livestock as he always has in his purgatory home, there are never any cattle (Died very early 1900s). Next is Jonny, he moved after Rolf, but the neighborhood was still developing, so there were no other children for him to play with, so he became a loner with Plank, his imaginary friend, and spent most of his time wandering. He caught a disease, and died imagining Plank comforting him by his side, and so he carried Plank into the afterlife (Died early 1920s). Third was Eddy, during the age of the Great Depression, he became obsessed with money, and began swindling others in attempt to get some cash, he drowned crossing a river in escape from someone chasing him after he was caught (Died late 1930s). Next was Eddy and Sarah, they were caught up in the troubles of WWII, and their father died in the war, because of which, Sarah got an aggressive, take charge attitude to try and hold together their disjointed family, and Eddy just completely detached himself from reality, they died in a car crash in the early 1950s. Nazz was next, daughter of two hippies in the 1960/1970s, she was beautiful and very funloving, in the late 1970s, her and her family were brutally murdered, and because of which, her parents are never even briefly mentioned the entire series, as she tries to block out their horrific death. Next is Edd, born in the 1980s, the age of greed, his parents were very highly controlling, forcing him to become very studious. He loved to experiment, and died from a gas leak. Because his parents were so controlling, he even finds written messages from them in the afterlife. Kevin was next, born late 1980s into a broken home, developed a thick skin and abrasive personality, beaten to death by his father in the late 1990s, carried his tough guy persona onto the afterlife. Jimmy was last, born with leukemia, always very weak and sickly, his parents sheltered him from the world, he had no friends, and finally died in the very early 2000s. The Kanker Sisters are theorized to be the daughters of demons, succubae, put there to further tortured the troubled souls, they have the uncanny ability to appear out of nowhere, and take a liking to the "Eds" because they sense that they are the weakest souls, easiest to corrupt, with one being greedy, one blocking the world out to the point of idiocy, and the third scared to disobey. None of the neighborhood children like the Sisters.
^That's a screencap, it's kind of long.
Now see? Sounds crazy, but the more you think about it, it makes sense Probably not the intention of the writers, but someone went through a lot of trouble to make those backstories for sure haha.
no one says that. You don't have to lie to be cool.
First of all why are you over analyzing a kids show?
why do you say it's just for kids? There's plenty of cartoons that are funny on levels a kid won't even understand. Hell, The Kids Next Door have an average of 10 jokes per episode that you wouldn't appreciate unless you have seen Raiders of The Lost Ark and/or Star Wars (the original Trilogy) a million times, and most children haven't
"I chose this life. I know what I'm doing. On any given day I could stop doing it. Today, however, is NOT that day and tomorrow won't be either!"
I heard that the creator of the show based it off of kids who actually did die in his neighborhood? Or something. If that were true I'd like to read up on the real children who died!
Maybe there would be more clues if we watched the whole show again. Either way, always liked that show!