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In this comedy series, Buddy Hackett stars as a hotel newsstand operator. He encounters all kinds of colorful people in his job, and his friends and family are pretty colorful, too. The series originally aired in 1956 and 1957. Stanley is a Comedy series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (19 episodes). The series first aired on September 24, 1956. It has mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.2.

Stanley is available for streaming on the Proven Entertainment website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Stanley on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon online.

Proven Entertainment
1 Season, 19 Episodes
September 24, 1956
Cast: Buddy Hackett
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Stanley Full Episode Guide

  • Pride keeps a lover's quarrel smoldering as Stanley and Celia find that from small bickering grows mighty arguments. Stanley however can't bear the suffering and devises an approach to the spat so that neither losses face.

  • It's Stanley's birthday, Celia prepares a surprise party for him - Stanley of course finds out about it - and in his eagerness to go along with the plan gets involved accidentally with the wrong person and almost misses the party.

  • Stanley finds himself to be the last bachelor at a bachelor party and imagines that his buddies and Celia are slowly forcing him into marriage. A visit to a married friend's home gives Celia and Stanley a rather startling picture of married life, and they decide the best course is to remain "boyfriend" and "girlfriend."

  • Mr. Phillips, the Sussex Fenton Manager, issues an unprecedented invitation to Stanley for lunch at his club. Turns out he has an ulterior motive: to have our hero deliver a theatre ticket to the Hotel's girl florist. The location of her seat? Next to Mr. Phillip's seat.

  • Stanley nearly forgoes the traditional midnight kiss on New Year's Eve when he becomes separated from Celia while on their way to a party. After many frantic phone calls which just miss each other, Stanley and Celia re-united in the nick of time.

  • Tonight being Christmas Eve, Stanley suffers some last-minute apprehensions as to the suitability of his gif for Celia - an old-fashioned music box.

  • Stanley makes his plans for New Year's Eve - a quiet evening at home with Celia and one glass of champagne at midnight. The only trouble is, he neglects to tell Celia about this and she has already bought tickets for a big dance and a new dress for the occasion. A terrific argument ensues-climaxed by Stanley tearing up the tickets. The misunderstanding is resolved by the staging of a mock trial.

  • In this episode Celia's French Pen Pal, arrives in this country and takes Celia to lunch causing Stanley to suffer all sorts of jealousy pangs. These are intensified when he eavesdrops from the next booth and hears what he thinks are protestations of mad love - when actually Francois is only being coached by Celia in English before he asks the girl he loves to marry him.

  • After several provoking incidents, Stanley decides to be more aggressive in life. He tries out his mew personality on his manager and almost looses his job. "Don't try to be something you aren't" is the moral of this episode.

  • Stanley is late for a date with Celia when he is held at gunpoint by a woman who just robbed the hotel cashier. To make matters worse, Celia- dripping wet from waiting for Stanley in the rain - sees Stanley and the blond woman in the hotel flower shop during her getaway. Stanley fails miserably trying to explain the incident to Celia. Finally, Celia realizes he is telling the truth when police

  • Stanley invades Madison Avenue's most exclusive men's shop to purchase a fitting wardrobe. He returns to his newsstand in sartorial splendor and impresses almost everyone, until his irate boss orders him back to his casual dress. The reason: Stanley made the mistake of wearing the exact same clothes as his boss!

  • Stanley has to take inventory of his cigar stand on a night when he and Celia have tickets for a television show. Stanley tells Celia to go by herself. Stanley watches the show and has a fit of jealousy when Celia falls swooning for the television crooner. All ends well as Stanley rationalizes away her behavior.

  • Old army buddies of Stanley turn up as guests at the hotel. They invite Stanley to their room for a drink and begin reminiscing about their escapades in the Army. Stanley tells them about one of their pranks that backfired.

  • Stanley nearly severs diplomatic relations between the US and Italy when, during the course of, "The New York International Children's Folk-Song Festival" Stanley substitutes his own choice of Italian children for those chosen by the committee.

  • Stanley's troubles begin when he buys opera tickets from a scalper, and then sells them to an elderly couple only to find out that they have already been sold to a racketeer who has an interest in the hotel chain. Called up to the racketeer's suite, Stanley's resourcefulness comes to the fore; he convinces the racketeer that the real opera lovers don't sit, they stand!