"Ed, Edd n Eddy's Boo Haw Haw" is the Halloween special episode and the third and final holiday special of the Cartoon Network original series Ed, Edd n Eddy. It originally aired on October 28, 2005, as part of a series of Halloween-themed episodes. The episode was directed by Danny Antonucci, who co-wrote the episode with Jono Howard and Mike Kubat. The score was composed by Patric Caird. It was met with positive reviews from television critics, with high praise going to the animation. Antonucci named it as one his favorite episodes, and Caird was nominated for a Leo Award for Best Musical Score.
Infuriated upon receiving detention on Halloween, Eddy's spirits are uplifted at the recollection of the map given to him by his brother that apparently leads to a location known as Spook-E-Ville, where the Eds are more likely to receive candy. Costumed as a zombie version of Elvis Presley (while Edd dresses as a germ and Ed as "Lothar the Barbarian"), Eddy decides to embark on a quest to locate Spook-E-Ville with the help of the map.
However, after spending an entire day mindlessly viewing horror films, Ed's perception of everybody around him with the exception of his two closest friends is completely altered, so that he mistakes everyone around him for the monsters as which they are costumed or creatures he saw in the movies. Believing that it his mission to guard Eddy and Edd's lives, Ed attacks anyone who he mistakes for a monster. He sees Sarah as a vampiress, Nazz as Medusa, the Kanker Sisters as witches, Kevin as the Headless Horseman, Rolf as an ogre, Plank as "Frankenwood", Jimmy as an extraterrestrial being of some sort, and Jonny as a giant spider.
In the meantime, Edd and Eddy attempt to track down Spook-E-Ville, oblivious to the reason for their friend's violent lashes at their peers. By the end of the night, it is realized that the entire concept of Spook-E-Ville was just a prank Eddy's brother had devised to deceive him and that the map leads him back to his own house, and Ed insists upon tossing his friends into a pit in an attempt to seek refuge from the supposed monsters. However, Ed's warped perception of the world leads him to believe that his friends are joyously celebrating his triumphs over the monsters when, in actuality, the victims of Ed's attacks have located the boys' refuge and are attacking Edd and Eddy for their friend's aggression and ruining their Halloween.
Production and releaseEdit
Ed, Edd n Eddy was originally set to end with its fourth season, but its popularity resulted in Cartoon Network ordering two more seasons as well as three holiday specials. Following a Christmas and a Valentine's Day special, Halloween's "Boo Haw Haw" was the last installment in the holiday special line-up.
The episode was directed by series' creator Danny Antonucci. Antonucci was also one of three writers of the episode, the other ones being Jono Howard and Mike Kubat. Joel Dickie, Jim Miller and Scott Underwood were the storyboard artists. The score was composed by Patric Caird. It aired on October 28, 2005, as part of a series of Halloween-themed episodes, which included episodes of Scooby-Doo, Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy and Hamtaro.
The episode is part of "Cartoon Network's Super Scary Showcase" on the iTunes Store.
Caird was nominated for the Best Musical Score in an Animation Program award at the 2006 Leo Awards for his work on "Boo Haw Haw". Antonucci stated that "Boo Haw Haw" was one of his favorite Ed, Edd n Eddy episodes that he worked on. Aaron H. Bynum of Animation Insider called the episode a "sugar-inspired adventure", praising its non-"cliché" plot, "great" physical humor, writing, "very smooth" animation, and said that the episode, "although only a half-hour in length, is still a very good watch, and animation fans looking for something new but still very familiar should certainly make time to see its television premiere."
|David Avalon||Jonny 2x4|
|Janyse Jaud|| Sarah|
|Kathleen Barr|| Kevin|
|Erin Fitzgerald|| May Kanker|
- "Ed, Edd n Eddy's Boo Haw Haw" at TV.com
- "Ed, Edd n Eddy's Boo Haw Haw" at the Internet Movie Database
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|"Halloween with Dead Ghost, Coast to Coast" • "Grim or Gregory?" • "Billy & Mandy's Jacked-Up Halloween" • "Operation: T.R.I.C.K.Y." • "Hallobeanies" • "Ed, Edd n Eddy's Boo Haw Haw" • "It's the Scary Old Custodian, Adam Lyon" • "Nightmare on Wilson Way" • "The Spookiest House In Marzipan" • Underfist: Halloween Bash • "Terror Tales of the Park" • "Terror Tales of the Park II" • "Terror Tales of the Park III" • "Halloween" (Gumball) • "Terror Tales of the Park IV" • "Terror Tales of the Park V" • "Spooky Boo" • "Terror Tales of the Park VI" • "Charlie's Halloween Thing"|