How Eddie Haskell Changed America

We remember LEAVE IT TO BEAVER….portrait of middle America in the middle of the 20th C…when there was every reason to love Beaver and his perfect family…every reason to hate rotten little Eddie Haskell and his smart-mouth …but a funny thing happened on the way to the 21st C….gradually comics, then pols, then political wags and writers all decided being Beaver was kinda sappy… being smart-mouth Eddie was sorta clever …now a couple generations later, it’s cool to be foul, popular to sing lyrics that have gone from sassy to smarmy, safe to yell out “liar” to a president…today Eddie not Beaver would be the star…did we lose something along the way? is there any doubt!

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