DramaGuru Attack 2.3 is named after a sneaky, two-faced snake called Eddie Haskell.
Wikipedia: Eddie Haskell was the smart-mouthed best-friend of Wally Cleaver. The character…has become a cultural reference, recognized as an archetype for insincere sycophants.
Eddie was known for his neat grooming hiding his shallow and sneaky character. Typically, Eddie would greet his friends’ parents with overdone good manners and often a compliment such as, “That’s a lovely dress you’re wearing, Mrs. Cleaver.”
However, when no parents were around, Eddie was always up to no good—either conniving with his friends or picking on Wally’s younger brother, Beaver.
Eddie’s two-faced style was also typified by his efforts to curry favor by trying to talk to adults at the level he thought they would respect, such as referring to their children as Theodore (Beaver’s much-disliked given name) and Wallace, even though the parents called them Beaver and Wally.
A weasel and a wise guy, Eddie could be relied upon to connive and instigate schemes with his friends—schemes for which they would be in the position of blame, if (and usually when) caught.
The Eddie Haskell’s of the world always claim to be innocent — or at best, claim that whatever happened was “self-defense”.
The arrogance that is necessary to be devastatingly good at “The Eddie Haskell” is the same arrogance that produces liars and sneak attackers. Continue reading