Oh yeah, that too. The Urban Rangers wouldn’t add MUCH for me personally, especially since they got an unusual 3 appearances out of season 5, but I always thought it’d make sense to include every anti-Eds group in a movie. Not a big complaint, though, because the Urban Rangers act like different characters and it makes sense to focus on the cores of the characters in a movie.
Yep, I always felt like it was a pretty even episode.
Yeah I think everything would have turned out better (more deleted scenes making it in, better closure and character development for non-Eds) if Rolf had gone with Kev and Nazz instead of having his own relatively uneventful subplot. I think it would’ve been even better to have the kids all travel together, but I appreciate A LOT that the Jonny+Plank/Sarah+Jimmy+Kankers subplots keep the movie grounded in familiar Peach Creek locations for a little longer, and I love how Sarah and Jimmy kept intersecting with the other subplots. But still, it’s a little sloppy that they all just kinda drop off the story before sundown and then don’t come back until the next morning. NOTHING of interest happened during that nearly-a-day of off-screen traveling?
Like I said in the last ask, it’s a balance shift. We don’t know anything about Kevin’s new life, but going off the last scene of the movie, it seemed like Nazz was avoiding direct conversation with Kevin and had lost respect for him. Rolf similarly seemed to never be talking directly to Kevin and felt the need to force Kevin to do the right thing, although Rolf still was polite enough to untie Kevin.
It seems like Kev/Rolf/Nazz felt a lack of closure from their stories but were trying to hide it to save face in front of the rest of the cast. Maybe the Eds can glue them back together?
'Boom Boom…' makes Kev/Rolf seem stronger by being the only episode to hinge on their relationship, but that episode and most other appearances of Kev/Rolf have to do with them getting on each other's nerves. As the series goes on, we see more and more of what Rolf and Nazz don't like about Kevin and they get gradually more vocal (especially with all of them in 'May I Have This Ed'). A big one for me was always the subtle inclusion of Kevin blowing off Rolf for Nazz in 'Cool Hand Ed' and Rolf responding as if this has been an on-going conflict.
I don’t think any friendships are truly over but I think the balance has shifted, and Nazz and Rolf are now in main control of the cul-de-sac (or the Eds are.. maybe).
Yeah, Eddy has apparently always been eager to forgive, and Kevin’s attempt to make up for everything certainly seems genuine on his end. But I feel like Kevin’s anxiety could come back soon and cut him off from everyone, since nothing good can come from Nazz (and Rolf through season 5) losing respect for Kevin and Kevin being cut off from his bike. He’d have a totally different life after BPS and that seems like the sort of disruption that typically sends Kevin into a spiral.
i wonder if the Pines twins would be the same height as Eddy….
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It did feel a little off, but not really disturbing since all Edd had to do was write names on a wall (and the cut ending confirms that Edd didn’t write the original Eddy insult). It’s confusing that Edd could be mad at Eddy all the time but still want to trick Eddy into staying his friend/not being a nice person, but it’s something complicated about Edd that comes up in other stories (encouraging Eddy to scam in ‘Stuck in Ed’ or that comic ‘Retir-Ed’ even though Edd often complains that scams are beneath him).
I think the point is that underneath his family-enforced morals, Edd (less and less secretly, the deeper in the series we get) looks up to Eddy’s nonconformist approach to life and tries to apply it to his own plans (like this graffiti trick), and is quick to stop Eddy from abandoning his entire identity. Maybe Edd always remembers how nice (yet still himself) Eddy was in season 1, just as I do, and uses that alone as motivation to not give up on solving this moral dilemma. Edd enjoyed that personality and believes he can be satisfied with the Eds if they get back to that. Does that make sense? Is that too much? I’m not sure.
Flapjack was ‘Shut It!’ (Flap and K’nuck pretend to be each other with weird masks) and Rugrats was ‘Twins Pique’ (Phil pretends to be Chuckie and Lil pretends to be Angelica).