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Character Crazy: Stanley
This page features the thoughts and opinions about Stanley, by Stanley's biggest fan: 7Knight-Wolf! And hopefully many other fans too.
Welcome, Stanley fans!
This rather shabby page is for all of you. I'll be making updates.
Some people believe that Stanley Richmond is lazy. This is true to some extent; for instance, how can someone get into $180,000 of debt without being somewhat frivolous? Stanley says that he does not read his mail because it always bills and bad news. His sister Bonnie, who helps him run things, obviously doesn't bother to read it either. The fun thing about Stanley is, he learns from his mistakes. And if he permanently ends up with Mimi---that settles the paperwork question. She can help him with that stuff. Yes, if there had not been a nuclear explosion, Stanley might have preferred to watch football, but when the town needs him he rises to his duty willingly.
Besides the Green family, Stanley is the most unselfish character in the show. Though he can be impulsive and takes questionable risks sometimes, he sees the big picture more than other characters. Jericho isn't the only thing that matters in Stanley's book; outsiders like Victor Miller and Mimi Clark matter to him also. He respects humanity and not just Jericho's population. In "The Heart of Winter" Stanley suggests that they follow the migrating people and bring them back to Jericho. Jake wisely points out that they're wouldn't be enough food to feed hundreds more people. Stanley looks reluctant.
As suggested in the "Stand And Fight" webpage on this wiki, the people of Jericho are all fighting their own battles. They are fighting to stay alive, and fighting to stick together through the crisis. Besides Jake, Stanley is the only person I see trying to do both if these things--fight for peace as a town and fight for peace as individuals. Stanley is always doing things to help the town, although he may be a little reluctant sometimes. He is also a good family man; his devotion to Bonnie and Mimi is touching. Even when Bonnie is upset with him, Stanley tries to be nice to her. She is his responsibility, and he is her protector, her comforter.
Stanley may often put a little too much trust in his own abilities to care for Bonnie, as can be seen in "Cross Roads". He prefers to stay on his side of town, despite the blow-up-the-bridge plan. He tells Bonnie to go to safety but when she refuses, he does not force her to go. As Stanley claims, this farm is her one connection to the world. Stanley knows that if Bonnie stays, her life may be at risk, but he believes he can take care of her. Also, he wants her to keep that "one connection". The third factor is that Stanley is not thinking clearly when he is making these decisions. Stanley is also struggling with his own emotions at this time. Stanley says that the farm held the few memories of Bonnie's mother and father that were left and that he wanted her to keep those memories. Have you ever thought that Stanley himself also wanted to keep those memories? Sure, Stanley doesn't appreciate being fawned over, but have a little sympathy! He lost his parents when he was 18, and he wants to hold to their traditions and their goals. Deserting the farm would be, for him, like deserting his memory.
Stanley is unusually nice to Mimi, despite the fact that she wants to audit his farm. Why didn't Stanley get furious at her like he did at Jake, when Jake told him that he had to desert the farm? The first reaction may be that Stanley is trying to bribe her into sparing his farm. However it is more likely that, as he says to Mimi, "Maybe I'm a nicer person than you." Well, corny as it is, it's true. Courtesy, kindness, all that sappy stuff. It's what makes Stanley what he is. He is actually worried about Mimi when she thinks she has radiation poisoning. He nicely corrects her rather than laughing at her. After all, the very first thing Stanley does when he sees Mimi is offer her his seat. ("The Day Before") No bribe here.
Why You love Stanley: Type it here by clicking easy edit
Top 10 Reasons why you love Stanley:
1 He's courageous
2 He's honest
3 He's funny
4. He's smart enough
5 He has common sense
6 He has sex appeal
7 His chemistry with Mimi
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|StanRichHero||Stanley Richmond is my HERO||0||Jan 11 2008, 8:25 PM EST by StanRichHero|
Thread started: Jan 11 2008, 8:25 PM EST Watch
Hes such a funny guy, but he can still go into battle , have his own tank, and get a babe in the buisness. He just seems like the most likeable guy ever. I wish he was a real person. Stanley is one of my favorite people on this show, along with Heather, Jake, and Johnston.
|PARanger||This Page Rocks!||0||Jun 22 2007, 1:29 AM EDT by PARanger|
|Anonymous||bad feeling about episode 16||1||Mar 25 2007, 7:46 PM EDT by 7Knight-Wolf|
Thread started: Mar 25 2007, 5:04 PM EDT Watch
Ihave this really bad feeling that something is going to happen to Stanley this week.
I've seen that promo for Winter's end about 100 times and I swear that looks like Mimi and Bonnie crying and comforting each other They look like they are wearing hospital scrubs.
and I read in the producers questions the anwser just doesn't sound too good.
i hope I'm wrong He's one of my favorite characters in the show, more than Jake and Emily for sure.
i'm like on the edge of my seat--when will it be Wednesday already??
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