Chapter 1

One summer morning at the park, Benson had just called his employees outside for a meeting.

"Alright, everyone. I have an announcement to make," Benson said.

"You know who else has an announcement to make? MY MOM!" Muscle Man joked.

Benson sighed in frustration. "Anyway, we have three newcomers who'll be working with us for the summer," Benson informed.

"Oh, boy!" Pops cheered. "I can't wait to meet them. When will they arrive?"

"They should be here sometime this afternoon," Benson answered.

"You think we can get them to do our work for us?" Rigby whispered to Mordecai.


"Chill, Benson. I was just joking,"

"I don't want you two being bad influences on them," Benson told Mordecai and Rigby.

"Hey, we're not bad influences," Rigby protested.

"I think he's mostly talking about you, Rigby," Mordecai joked.


"Alright, that's enough!" Benson interrupted. "When the newcomers arrive, I want you all to meet them and make them feel welcome, got it?"

"Yes, sir," the employees replied in unison.

The Eds were riding a bus and were on their way to the park. Ed and Edd were looking forward to their new summer jobs but Eddy wasn't.

"Man, I can't believe our parents are makin' us get summer jobs," Eddy complained with his arms folded.

"I think it's a wonderful idea," Edd said. "Having summer jobs will better prepare us for adulthood."

"I don't wanna work all summer, Double-D. Jobs work ya too long for too little pay,"

"You'll need to obtain a career eventually, Eddy. You can't spend the rest of your life scamming people,"

"Sure, I can," Eddy argued. "Playin' dirty is the fastest way to earn big bucks. I don't need you to tell me how to make cash, Double-D."

"What kinda summer jobs did we get, Double-D?" Ed asked.

"Groundskeeping, Ed," Edd answered.

"What's that?"

"A groundskeeper is someone who maintains a park for functional and aesthetic purposes," Edd explained.

"Oh, great. So, we gotta take care of some stupid park all summer?" Eddy asked negatively.

"That's correct, Eddy,"

"Sounds like fun," Ed said, unaware of how wrong he was.

"That's the spirit, Ed," Edd complimented.

Eddy groaned and slid down in his seat. "It's gonna be a long summer," he said.