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    wheelrchair

    [1]Jan 26, 2009
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    Whenever Stan appeared in an episode, it bothered me how he thought he did'nt do anything wrong. It was like cheating on Dorothy did'nt matter to him. Does anyone else feel this way about these episodes.

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    [2]Jan 26, 2009
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    Yes it did. I always hated how Dorothy felt the need to talk to him too and go back to him after all he did to her.
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    [3]Feb 14, 2009
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    Now the time that Stan stood up to that doctor when Sophia had pneumonia. That was amazing.
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    [4]Feb 14, 2009
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    I agree. He sort of redeemed himself a bit there.
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    [5]Feb 16, 2009
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    Yes, I agree. It did always bother me how Dorothy was willing to give him the time of day, especially the evenings she would cancel a date because he'd barge in at the last minute demanding her attention. She even went to counseling with him! She should have never had anything to do with him after he cheated on her, especially once she learned how rampant it was.
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    lloydharry

    [6]Feb 20, 2009
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    Personally, I never fully knew what to think of Stan...apparently he certainly wasn't the most elegant description of a husband, but 38 years...somehow I get the sense a marriage of 100% misery couldn't possibly last that long. Personally, I'm no one who gives a damn about marriage and frankly couldn't care less about the issue of adultery, except in cases when adultery specifically equals unprotected sex with multiple partners, which can result in STDs. I liked it when Stan showed his true colors, and the last episode confirmed to me what he was really like, and I like how it turned out.
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    [7]Mar 18, 2009
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    In the episode, Take Him, He's Mine. I don't understand why Dorothy became jealous that Blanche was spending time with Stan. In the first place she and Stan are divorced and in the second place, Dorothy dumped him on Blanche.
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    [8]Mar 19, 2009
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    wheelrchair wrote:
    In the episode, Take Him, He's Mine. I don't understand why Dorothy became jealous that Blanche was spending time with Stan. In the first place she and Stan are divorced and in the second place, Dorothy dumped him on Blanche.


    Yeah, I always thought that was kind of funny,too - but I think she couldn't help but have feelings for him in spite of herself and her better judgment. It wasn't until she agreed to marry Lucas in season finale that she finally broke free of Stanley.

    The one thing I'll say about Stan, I'm sure glad that the writers included him as a recurring role, because the cuts on him were fantastic. He fit the role as the quintessential loser perfectly. I loved how even the Secret Service called him "a yutz."
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    [9]Apr 27, 2009
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    Yes, Stan cheating on Dorothy was pretty lousy, but I think some of the other posters are right that there must have been some real love and good times in 38 years.
    I think the character, while not someone we might choose to care about if they were in our lives, worked because he just showed that he was a very flawed person, but a good one at heart and he did have chemistry with Dorothy.
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    wheelrchair

    [10]May 10, 2009
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    When Sophia would call Stan a yutz, does that word have a meaning.
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    telvisnostic

    [11]May 10, 2009
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    wheelrchair wrote:
    When Sophia would call Stan a yutz, does that word have a meaning.
    Yep, it's a Yiddish term for a stupid person or an idiot.
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    wheelrchair

    [12]May 10, 2009
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    Thanks
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    telvisnostic

    [13]May 11, 2009
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    You're welcome.
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    laurameyer

    [14]May 15, 2009
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    Dorothy needed to date more.
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