A New Friend is episode 6a of Edward and Eric. It premiered on Kids' WB on October 10, 1998.
A foreigner named Constantinos arrives at Lakeside City School, and he quickly befriends Edward and Eric. However, Constantinos' meek and timid nature makes him a prime target for Carver, who's been released from prison on probation...
- Andrew Rannells as Edward, Cop Chris, The Narrator, Christian and Larry
- Josh Peck as Eric
- Gary Sauls as Constantinos, Joey, Officer Owen, Peter and Mr. Goodman
- Veronica Taylor as Carver
- Edward Felker as Stanley, Gordon and Luke
- Eric Stuart as Sebastian and Gurney
- Dan Green as Dallas
- Mary Kay Bergman as Lola
- Rickey D'Shon Collins as Blake
- Tress MacNellie as Mrs. White
- Mike Pollock as Principal Walker and Dr. Knotley
- Dan Castellaneta as Mr. Crawford
- This is Constantinos' debut appearance.
- Originally, this episode was meant to be Carver's final appearance on the show. Had it stayed that way, he basically would've been in prison forever.
- Chill Out by The Surfdusters serves as the title card track for this episode.
(It's a stormy day in Lakeside. A bolt of lightning in the sky breaks out at the Lakeside City Correctional Facility. The camera fades to the prison's hallways)
Officer Owen: Chris, I think it's time I show you toughen up. I'm gonna show you our most perilous criminal.
Cop Chris: Well, what's the worst he could've done?
Officer Owen: I'm sure you've heard of Carver Brutus. He may be a teenager, but-
(Chris bursts into laughter, and tears roll down his eyes)
Cop Chris: Good one, Owen! Let me guess, did he give someone an atomic wedgie? Or did he pelt you with water balloons? (laughs harder)
Officer Owen: NO, YOU FOOL! He's the reason why the city's crime rates are skyrocketing!
Cop Chris: (stops laughing within a nanosecond) Oh.
(They walk further down the hallway, and they see a locked metal door. Owen scans his hand into it, and the door slowly opens. They enter the dark room, and they see a dim cell)
Cop Chris: Hey, wait, wanna grab a bite first?
(Camera immediately cuts to them exiting MacDouglas')
Officer Owen: That was your SECOND lunch break in a row, Chris. I do NOT tolerate indolence.
(Cut back to Carver's cell. Owen unlocks it, and the cell opens. We see Carver's silhouette)
Officer Owen: Hey, Monkey Boy! It turns out you're going to see the light of day after all.
(Cut to a time card)
The Narrator: Meanwhile, on the other side of the ocean...
Constantinos: (to his unseen parents, which we only see silhouettes of) I never thought I'd say this, but actually kinda I'm glad I'm moving to America. I just wish you could come along. Say, when's my flight again?
(We hear a cartoony whistle sound, and a plane falls from the sky, landing on Constantinos)
Constantinos: (his hand pops out from underneath the plane) And my ticket?
(His father's hairy arm hands him a one-way flight ticket)
(Cut to Lakeside City School, where The Lucky 6 is running around Hallway 1-C. The lights are shut off, and they're wearing tinfoil hats and have laser guns)
(Dallas dodges a shot from Joey and ends up landing on Stanley)
Stanley: (weakly; muffled) You're it.
Dallas: Aw shoot!
Eric: Alright, let's go for round two of Hide-and-Go-Laser-and-Freeze-Tag-in-the-Dark!
(They cheer, but then the bell rings)
(The gang takes off faster than Usain Bolt after drinking Red Bull, and the camera fades to Mr. Goodman's class)
Mr. Goodman: Oh, good afternoon, class! Today, we'll be introducing two new students.