The inspiration for Eanie Mancini came from two places. One was a character suggested by Basket Face called Wim Pelvus (an Hungarian hammer seller who lives in a shack). This also compensated for us missing Meryl Wetlake by going to Croatia in search of Zzabur Cerebus instead. The other responded to comment made on myspace questioning why all the siblings were English speakers.
Therefore, Eanie Mancini became an Italian hammer seller living in a shack.