Bottom of the Food Chain is episode 14a of Edward and Eric. It premiered on Kids' WB on February 27, 1999.
- Andrew Rannells as Edward and Paul
- Gordon Ramsay as Mac Donald
- Josh Peck as Eric
- Clancy Brown as Bill
- Mike Pollock as Principal Walker
- Gary Sauls as Constantinos
- Edward Felker as Stanley
- Grey DeLisle as Sierra and Whitney
Although Joey doesn't physically appear, he is mentioned by Eric in the beginning.
- The Drunken Sailor by Nicolas Carr serves as the title card track for this episode.
- This episode is available on the Nerd Buddies VHS, as well as the Cartoon Crack-Ups and Shaggy Dog Story DVDs.
- Although this episode premiered in 1999, the copyright date at the end of the credits is 1998.
- Bill dumping Mac Donald’s corpse into the East River is a reference to how a lot of dead bodies are dumped there.
- When For Crying Out Loud! premiered, this episode was paired up with it.
(The episode starts in Pearson Pizza's kitchen, where Edward and Eric are volunteering. Edward sniffs a pepperoni and sighs, then he puts it on a pizza. Suddenly, we hear a whale's mating call)
Edward: Eric, did you hear that?
Eric: Beats me.
Edward: It sounds like the most hopeless sound ever.
Eric: You sure that wasn't Joey?
(Camera pans to Breault Burgers, and it fades into Bill's office, where Bill is counting the monthly profit on a chart)
Bill: NO! It can't be! The amount of customers have been lowering ever since February started! (weeps) I just don't know what the big deal is. Our only competition is down the street, where Pearson Pizza is. (groans) I just know that darned Paul is up to somethin'! (grunts even more)
Whitney: (walks in) Calm down, Bill, I already told you no more laxatives.
Bill: Oh, just leave me be, Whitney. We're low on customers.
Whitney: Haven't you considered, you know, cleaning the place up a little?
Bill: Well, yes, (he digs into his ear and pulls out a calendar from it, then he flips to September and points at the 25th) but only because Mac Donald is visiting Lakeside today!
Bill: MAC DONALD! Why, he's the most important food critic the country has ever known!
(Cut to Pearson Pizza, making it feel like Paul just said exactly what Bill said)
Paul: And if I don't make him the best pizza, he'll give me a bad review and say how I used so much oil the U.S. will be out for me!
Edward: (salutes) Don't worry, we'll have this place set up in a jiffy.
(Cut to Bill "cleaning up" his restaurant. Instead of throwing out the trash, he just adds another trash bag to an empty trash can near the filled one)
Bill: All better! Right before he- (suddenly, we see a cab pulling up) HAS THE CHANCE TO ARRIVE!
(In the kitchen, Stanley and Sierra are constantly pushing each other)
Stanley: Oh yeah?
Stanley: Oh yeah?
Bill: (bursts in) RED ALERT! MAC DONALD IS COMING! (zips off)
Stanley: Wait, what were we fighting over?
Sierra: No idea, but I'm still gonna kill you.
Stanley: After we fix this up.
(In the blink of an eye, Stanley prepares a mountain of freshly-cooked cheeseburgers and cleans up the entire dining area. Sierra adds a piano to the dining area and gets rid of the insects near the kitchen)
Bill: Now listen, we want to impress Mac Donald, so I want both of you to show me some love and respect.
Stanley: NOW you're asking for those?
Sierra: Over my dead body.
(The door opens, and the siblings run faster than Usain Bolt needing to take a dump. Stanley goes behind the front desk. Sierra ends up running so fast that she accidentally trips and lands in the oven, which automatically shuts on her)
Sierra: Uh oh.
(The oven turns on)
(We see a shot of Mac Donald at the front door. He has an indifferent expression, and carefully walks in)
Bill: Welcome to Breault Burgers, home of the Breault Burger! (chuckles) Just in case you didn't get tha- (Mac Donald walks past him and his finger and nose deflate)
(He walks up to the counter and pulls up one finger)
Stanley: I'm not deaf - I don't speak sign language.
(He is still holding up his finger)
Stanley: Hey! Put that down or I'll snap it!
Bill: (whispering) He WANTS a normal burger.
(Stanley grunts and throws a cheeseburger onto a plate. He tosses the plate to a table with perfect aiming)