Eddsworld is a great animated (flash) series that has been around for quite sometime. Why is it so popular? Why do people love it? What makes it funny? Here is why:
Eddsworld mixes a lot of funny and charming concepts together which makes it nearly impossible to hate. The series recognizes that it is a cartoon and that it shouldn't be taken too seriously. A nice thing about the show is that it is "innocent". The show never has an swearing (or serious swearing for that manner), doesn't have any innuendos, sexual jokes, or any coarse humor. This means that the show focuses directly on the humor and the characters and thankfully it succeeds in this.
The show stars four main characters: Edd, Tom, Matt, and Tord (but Tord left the show). None of the characters are really deep, profound, or extremely engaging but they ARE ALL ENTERTAINING! And this is what makes this show so addicting is that all of the characters are different from each other and each has their own traits. Edd is the main character who can't resist making puns, likes drinking coke, and generally optimistic. Tom is a bit more serious, violent, has no eyes, and is never happy. Matt is self-obsessed, dim-witted, but is generally in a good mood. Tord was extremely violent, more aggressive, and didn't talk as much. As time went on Tom starts to take the attributes of Tord. If there is one problem I have with the show is that I think all comedies are better with four characters, take the Marx Brothers for example.
The cartoons are fairly random and generally are about some random or wacky adventure that occurs. Again, the plot of the show isn't amazing but its wittiness, characters, and charm makes up for any of its short comings. I hope this show can continue for years to come, even with Edd gone (whom we all miss) the show still shows that it has a great sense of humor and character interaction.
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