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Learning buffer overflow help

Hello everyone,
I have studied alot on buffer overflows and I understand the theory behind it.  Thing is, any example I follow says once you can overwrite the EIP you can control the flow of the program (in a nutshell).

So here's my really basic BOF:

#include <stdio.h>
	#include <string.h>
	int main (int argc, char *argv[]) {
		char name[4];
		strcpy(name, argv[1]);

if you enter: 1234AAAABBBB  the eip is 0x42424242

When i try to put in a return address though, such as 1234AAAA\xEE\xEE\xEE\xEE  it doesnt go to that address.  To my understanding, shouldn't the fault come up at address 0xEEEEEE ?
Sorry if this sounds stupid to some of you, but I think once i get around this little bump in the road I can be on my way.

Thanks for your help,