Miscellaneous Rumbles

Eddie Haskell RIP

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He was the best thing about that show. If you want a definition of "obsequious" -- Eddie Haskell was it. RIP.

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He was the first character in TV history to represent someone we all know. RIP.

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Jerry Mathers (The Beaver) said Ken was the best actor in the show because his actual personality was totally opposite of the character he portrayed.

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That was a great show. I was born four years after it was off the air so never saw them in first runs. Did grow up on a steady diet of the show as a kid in the 70s. Eddie was a funny character and Ken Osmond made the character what it was. Ken Osmond survived bullets and served proudly on the LAPD. I remember him on an episode of the Munster’s as well. Great actor.

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Used to love to laugh at the old urban legend that he grew up to become Alice Cooper.

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"Wally, if you think we're going to drag that little brother of yours to the movies, your out of your....... Well hello Mrs Clever, I was just explaining to Wallace how nice it would be to have Theodore accompany us to the cinema today". Eddie Haskell

I was three years old when Leave it to Beaver was cut from prime time TV, but I grew up on the reruns. As an adult, I still enjoyed catching an episode now and again, for the nostalgia it produced. It was good clean TV, always with a lesson in morality and family values. It set the bar very high, as TV shows at the time often did, but was enjoyable none the less. I liked the Eddie Haskell character a lot, his was the antithesis of Wally, and fun to make fun of.

Ken Osmond was the antithesis of Eddie Haskell. He was a man of honor and courage, he will be missed. RIP Ken Osmond.


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