Are You There, Sauls? It's Me, Ed is episode 95 of Edward and Eric, as well as the third TV special and the third and final crossover. It premiered on Kids' WB on November 23, 2002.
When Edward begins to realize he is in a cartoon, Eric goes through an eternal depression upon realizing it. But soon enough, he ends up spending his allowance on the most expensive thing in the world: movie theater food. This causes the show's budget to run out, so The Lucky 6 are prompted to go to Warner Bros' headquarters. However, the show ends up getting several foul reviews by an immature reviewer at some point during the journey, so The Executive insists the brothers to make some "changes" if they want to be saved. But when they disobey the "changes", the show gets cancelled! Fortunately, the past versions of Edward and Eric reach out to help the gang - and the show.
- Andrew Rannells as Edward, Edward Clones, Past Edward, Connor, The Narrator, Paul, Charles, and himself
- Josh Peck as Eric and Past Eric
- Gary Sauls as Joey, Constantinos, Pizza Delivery Man, Aloysius, himself, (WIP)
- Edward Felker as Stanley, Jacob, Employee, Emile, himself, (WIP)
- Dan Green as Dallas, Announcer and Yugi Muto
- Mike Pollock as Principal Walker
- Tress MacNeille as Diane
- Robert Englund as The Executive
- Jeff Bergman as Bugs Bunny
- Joe Alaskey as Daffy Duck
- Veronica Taylor as Ash Ketchum
- Eric Stuart as Brock
- Rachael Lillis as Misty
- Frank Welker as Scooby-Doo, Fred Jones and Chip
- Casey Kasem as Shaggy Rogers
- Grey DeLisle as Daphne Blake
- Mindy Cohn as Velma Dinkley
- Tara Strong as Shareena Wickett
- Billy West as Emmitt Roswell
- Roger Eschbacher as Jim Kim
- Carlos Alazraqui as Gug Gugleamo
- Tia Mowry as Lemonjella LaBelle
- Tamera Mowry as Orangejella LaBelle
- Pamelyn Ferdin as Shelley Kelley
- Kathleen Freeman as Miss Kisskillya (posthumously)
- Phil LaMarr as Osmosis "Ozzy" Jones
- Jeff Bennett as Drix
- Jackie Chan as himself
- Stacie Chan as Jade Chan
- Jerry Lobozzo as Cubix
- Veronica Taylor as Abby
- Amy Birnabum as Chip
- The title is based on Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume.
- Screen Heroes (a) by Simon Chamberlain serves as the title card track for this episode. It also plays when the four brothers help the Kids' WB characters return to their dimensions.
- As expected, this episode holds the record for having the most fourth wall breaks.
- This episode serves as the finale for Season 4 and was originally intended to be the series finale in terms of production order before the movie.
- Despite Season 4 suffering from prominent budget cuts, this is the only episode of the series to be produced in the 1080p widescreen 16:9 format.
- Interestingly enough, this episode was produced in 2001, but HDTV didn't become commonplace until at least 2007.
- This episode is available to watch on its namesake DVD, as well as the Season 4 Volume 2 DVD boxset.
- Not only does this episode parody several different TV shows, but this is also technically the third crossover episode, as it crosses over with every Kids' WB show that was airing at the time, as well as all the cancelled shows (again, at the time).
- The Scooby-Doo characters are in their What's New, Scooby-Doo? designs.
- This episode is one of the very few to premiere outside of the show's usual timeslot for new episodes (9:30am), as it premiered at 7pm.
- This episode was heavily advertised as the show's series finale before the movie's release; there was even a marathon leading up to the premiere. However, it ended up coming back with a fifth season nearly 2 years later.
- Andrew Rannells also serving as the voice actor for Connor from Cubix: Robots for Everyone is joked about when Edward says, "Hey, he sounds like me!".
- This episode has a special version of the normal intro, as it's animated in stopmotion for this episode.
- The end credits backgrounds are made-up crossovers of other Kids' WB shows. Here is the complete list, all in order:
- Meddling Kids in Black (Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? and Men in Black: The Animated Series)
- Cubix: Detention for Everyone (Cubix: Robots for Everyone and Detention)
- Static Pikachu (Pokémon and Static Shock)
- Pinky, Bugs & the Brain (Pinky and the Brain and Looney Tunes)
- Histeramaniacs! (Histeria! and Animaniacs)
- Baby Batman (Baby Looney Tunes and Batman: The Animated Series)
- Freakazoid Beyond (Freakazoid! and Batman Beyond)
(Right after the theme song, the episode opens with a panning shot of Flushing, NY)
The Narrator: We take you live to Flushing, New York, a busy, hard-working neighborhood that's home to the #1 Edward and Eric fan: (cut to a picture frame of Andrew, with Jacob on his side) Andrew Rannells!
(We hear an audience cheering and clapping. Cut to the living room of Andrew's apartment)
(Andrew is setting up his living room in preparation for the new special, aka this)
Andrew: (holding a list) Popcorn, check. Cola, check. And now, my free pizza... (takes out a time machine from his butt, enters it and he travels to last night)
(Andrew is transported to the previous night, at precisely 11:38 PM)
Andrew: (dials a number and puts the phone on his ear) Hello, I would like your most expensive pizza.
(At exactly midnight, the pizza delivery man rings the doorbell. Andrew literally turns his mouth upside down to form a frown, and he opens the door)
Andrew: Hey, I ordered this a day ago, and you know your policy!
(He takes out a piece of paper from nowhere, which reads "Any pizzas that take more than 3 hours to arrive is on the driver, not the customer, thus it will be free.")
Pizza Delivery Man: (sighs and hands him the 3 pizza boxes) Fine, but I still need to pay for coll-
(Andrew slams the door, uses his time machine to go back to the present, and is instantly warped back there)
Andrew: Strawberries on pizza, you'll soon be mine! (suddenly, he recognizes the audience) Oh, hi kids! Today, I'm prepping for the new Edward and Eric TV special. Why don't you grab a comfy seat?
(Camera pans out to reveal there's only one chair in the house, which is for him)
Andrew: (laughs) I forgot! Well, hope you enjoy the carpet. (laughs more as he goes to sit down, but somehow, the chair is gone, and as a result, he falls flat on his rear) AAUGH!
(We see Jacob has stolen it)
Andrew: Jacob, my chair!
Jacob: Sorry, I didn't see your name on it.
Andrew: That's my chair, not yours!
Jacob: Well, you should've booked a reservation. Observe. (flips the chair around to reveal a red velvet with "Reserved" written on it in golden)
Andrew: I stayed up all night preparing for this very day, and that was never there! (grunts) Never mind. At least the rug's pretty comfy.
Jacob: Actually, the carpet cleaners were supposed to come in today to get rid of the mites.
(A bunch of carpet removal service employees instantly burst in, remove the entire living room carpet faster than Usain Bolt needing to use the john, and they dash out. Andrew's rear falls onto the uncomfortable floor)
Andrew: (groans) Let's just watch this. (suddenly, he sees Jacob is nowhere to be seen) Jacob? (shrugs and prepares to eat popcorn) More for me!
(The TV starts inexplicably changing channels)
(As the TV flips through channels, we see a kid crying in fear on a mall Santa's lap, an iceberg tipping, a Ty-Rannell-Saurus Rex roaring, live-action stock footage of a rabid dog barking, and trains crashing into each other)
Andrew: (shakes the TV) I thought I just got this fixed!
Jacob: (offscreen) I'll call the cable company.
(Unfortunately, what Andrew doesn't know is that Jacob swiftly heads to another room and slams the door shut so he can watch the special there. We hear the door lock)
Andrew: Oh no! (runs up to the door and pounds on it) JACOB! JACOB, LET ME IN!
Jacob: I told you I'm calling the cable folks!
Andrew: (starts crying) OH, PLEASE! (sobs harder)
(In the room, Jacob makes himself comfy on the bed, and the camera zooms into the TV, where we see the title card)
(The opening credits play, and then the episode opens with a shot of Bullseye)
The Narrator: Ah, Bullseye. One of the many stores in Lakeside where you can buy everything in bulk. Yes, even greeting cards.
(The brothers are shopping)
Eric: You know, Edward, I've been curious about something.
Edward: What is it?
Eric: Well, if they're called free samples, how come the capacity for a customer is strictly one?
Edward: (laughs as he puts his arm over Eric's shoulders) I found a solution for this.
(We see an employee at a free sample stand for pretzel dogs)
Edward: Why, thank you, sir! (eats one and walks off)
(A clone of Edward walks up)
Edward Clone: I feel gracious for your gratitude, sir! (eats one and walks off)
(And another one)
Edward Clone #2: (this clone is wearing a green Hawaiian shirt and an umbrella hat) Oh! Well, don't mind if I do. (eats one and walks off)
(And another one)
Edward Clone #3: (wearing a green propeller cap and a jetpack) Oh my, a free sample?
Employee: Sir, this is the third sample you've consumed. Please be considerate for other people.
(We see that the line behind the third clone is filled with a bunch of other Edward clones)
Edward Clone #4: (in the background) Get to the back!
Edward Clone #5: (in the background) Hurry it up, will ya?!
Edward Clone #6: (in the background) Not all of us are fortunate!
Edward Clone #7: (in the background) Don't be a hog!
(Camera cuts back to the brothers)