He has two children from a previous marriage, including Melissa who visits the office on Take Your Daughter to Work Day. Stanley is a diabetic. The other three are his wife, daughters, and "a hot, chewy roll of buttered dough" e. The only moments where Stanley seems to enjoy Michael's company are when the two share pretzels. He also enjoys the cakes that accompany office birthdays, but doesn't like Oscar's suggestion that he eat a healthy apple to ward off insulin shock in their absence.
Stanley used to drive a late-model Lincoln LS , and as of season three, he drives a white Chrysler In the episode " Safety Training ", Michael inadvertently bounces a watermelon onto Stanley's car. In "Sabre" Michael throws his aluminum water bottle out of his car, shattering the 's windshield. Stanley says he is a Catholic in Fun Run and it was also hinted in " Sexual Harassment ", when he states that his daughter Melissa attends Catholic school.
His general view is that he does not apologize unless he thinks he's wrong, which led to his divorce from his first wife.
He bluntly predicts that this may lead to divorce with his current wife and even his next wife, but it seems like he is not seeking out conflict with his wife—merely stating that he won't back down from what he believes. In a deleted scene from the season 6 episode "New Leads", Stanley says that he fought with his first wife so often that she tried to poison him although he does not say this directly , as he mentions that he started tasting something coppery in his dinner, and only when he started acting sweet did the taste go away.
In " Diversity Day ", during a diversity training exercise, each employee is given a card with a specific race written on it to wear on their forehead, so they will know how it feels to be treated like that race. Stanley "coincidentally" Michael's doing winds up with "black", and is later pushed by Michael along with Pam, who ended up with "Jewish" to delve into which group has suffered more historically, with Michael offensively saying they should debate "the Olympics of suffering: Slavery vs.
Later, in " Basketball ", Michael recruits Stanley to be on his team, assuming that since he is black, he will be a good player much to Stanley's disdain , which he quickly finds out is not the case when he sees Stanley struggle just to dribble the ball. He also takes his wife Teri to the awards. While very serious, Stanley occasionally does come around and lighten up particularly with Jim's attitude. In the " Office Olympics ", he becomes a participant, despite telling Jim Halpert earlier that his favorite office game is "Work hard so my kids can go to college.
Ryan later described this to the camera as "one of the most frightening experiences of my life. Following Pam and Roy's called-off wedding, Stanley complains that he now has two toasters at home one was supposed to be a wedding gift, but he could not return it because, after their long engagement, the store no longer sold it. Just about the only thing Stanley enjoys about working at Dunder Mifflin is the office park's annual "free pretzel day," which he looks forward to year-round, as revealed in the episode " Initiation. They both yell at Phyllis when it looks like she's trying to use Bob Vance to cut in line.
In a deleted scene, they can be seen enjoying their free pretzel together. Toward the end of the episode, Stanley is heard saying, " days Until the merger of the Scranton and Stamford branches, Stanley was the only African American employee outside of the warehouse and was annoyed by Martin Nash's attempt to befriend him based on just their shared race. Later, with Ryan and Phyllis, Stanley advised Martin and the rest of the Stamford employees how the Scranton office operates by saying "It only gets worse.
He notes in a deleted scene in "Safety Training" that he is winning a lot of money because he bet on Phyllis being on the phone constantly to Bob Vance, and smiles as he notes that his co-worker's annoying behavior is finally paying off. In "Cocktails," Stanley once again chews Ryan out and maybe more after he sees him chatting with his daughter.
In the season finale, Stanley sets the conversion of Schrute Bucks to Stanley Nickels as the rate of unicorns to leprechauns. During the Rabies Awareness Fun Run , Stanley shows up at the starting line, but gets in a cab along with Creed and Oscar and heads to a local restaurant to relax as soon as Michael has taken off on the run. It is later revealed that Stanley was bluffing to get Michael to give him a raise, and wonders out loud how Michael called his bluff so effectively. This leads to a confrontation where Stanley admits his disrespect for Michael, while acknowledging the fact that he can no longer speak in such a way to his boss; the surprisingly professional way in which Michael ultimately deals with this problem seems to finally earn a small portion of Stanley's respect.
In one deleted scene, Stanley praises corn dogs with Oscar. In another deleted scene, Stanley said he has mixed feelings about Toby. Toby was helpful when Stanley had colitis , getting him seven weeks off for treatment, but was not so helpful when Stanley had an issue with his acid reflux. When the Dunder Mifflin branches take part in a weight loss competition, Stanley begins losing weight for his own reasons. He reveals that he took part in the Black Power movement and ends up losing seven pounds. In Prince Family Paper , in giving his argument on how Hilary Swank is hot, he says he is trying to be more optimistic in life and that pointing out people's flaws is no way to live.
In Stress Relief , Dwight's over-the-top, poorly thought-through "fire safety" drill caused Stanley to have a heart attack. He is later released from the hospital, under orders from his doctor not to become stressed, and gives him a stress monitor to help.
He reveals that he would like to quit his job, but he thinks he is too old to find another, that he doesn't have enough savings to retire, and that he now feels "Like I'm working in my own casket. Stanley decides that he isn't feeling well after watching Dwight gut the dummy. Later, during a pseudo-meditation session run by Michael, Stanley's stress monitor continually goes off when Michael comes close to him, revealing Michael to be the source of the employees' stress after the same thing happens when Oscar tries out the stress monitor.
After the Roast of Michael, Michael comes back to the Office and roasts most of the employees, including Stanley, saying "Stanley, you crush your wife during sex, and your heart sucks. Stanley shows some genuine minor concern for Michael in " Two Weeks ," when he advises Michael that he should go to his office and start hunting for a job, given that Michael only has four days left with the company. The first episode of the sixth season, " Gossip ", involves Michael finding out from an intern that he has seen Stanley cheating on his wife, Teri, with a woman named Cynthia Algerita Wynn Lewis.
Michael initially thinks the rumor was false, but Stanley confirms it, saying he's about to break the affair off. Michael spreads the rumor around the office, but just retrieves the situation, and it seems Stanley has gotten away with the affair, until Michael talks to Teri on the phone, accidentally calling her Cynthia, confirming her suspicions. Presumably, Teri leaves Stanley, who smashes Michael's car in anger. He brings Cynthia to Jim and Pam's wedding, where he enjoys getting his behind spanked by his new girlfriend as he dances down the church aisle.
However he reluctantly takes part on hearing the game will be catered.
In " The Delivery ", Stanley shows that he cares very little about Pam being pregnant, as when she goes in labor and Jim and Michael rush her into the elevator, Stanley notices it is and makes them hold the elevator for him. In " New Leads ", Stanley, along with the rest of the sales staff, lets Sabre's new "sales is king" policy go to his head. However, before mentioning their commissions offer, the non-sales staff seem to be just happy with the pastries and they accept their apology, so the sales staff withholds their commissions offer.
When Stanley figures out what has happened, he smiles and is glad that everyone is getting along again without having to give up some of his commission. In the beginning of " Happy Hour ", Michael says whoever does more push-ups than him will get to go home early. Stanley does more push-ups than him with Michael saying in an interview that it's not really fair, since "[Stanley] has all this weight helping him go down" , and thus gets to leave.
Later, it is shown that Stanley has placed dozens of his business cards in the Bar's lunch raffle. In " Costume Contest ", Stanley accidentally confuses Jim's mug of orange juice for his own mug of coffee, but does not appear to notice the difference. This leads a surprised Jim, along with the rest of the office, to determine what else Stanley won't notice.
Kevin dresses as Phyllis; Andy sits at his desk while wearing a tie with no shirt; Jim places a cardboard box with the computer desktop on it over Stanley's monitor; Michael wears fake teeth; Michael talks about a Dunder Mifflin branch on Jupiter during a staff meeting where all the employees except Stanley is facing a different direction; Pam wears a mustache; and Dwight brings a pony into the office However, he does notice that the office clock behind him is five minutes slow, and that it's 5PM, so he immediately heads out of the office.
For the costume contest, he dresses up as a samurai warrior. In " Christening ", he attends the christening of Jim and Pam's baby, Cece. At the reception, food quickly runs out, and he and Kevin become agitated. Michael tells them that if they don't stop worrying about what they're going to eat all the time, they will die in "about a month".
In a deleted scene from " Viewing Party ", he tells the camera that he is irritated by the fact that he was invited to Gabe's apartment for the Glee viewing party. And nobody knows I live there, and there's a button that I can press that will launch that lighthouse into space.
Stanley the most calmest cuttest sweetest nicest funniest guy you'll ever meet. like you just want iht ppl love touchin it and cant stop loving it take my word for it. He later takes down the picture, because Michael makes a comment about it that Stanley finds very offensive. Stanley is known as the sassy man at the office.
In a deleted scene from " China ", he tells Michael that he's not worried about China 's growing global power, only for Michael to say that it's not trouble for him because he's conditioned to being the under class, offending him. In " The Seminar ", Stanley is one of the speakers at Andy's seminar on starting a small business, but pulls out along with Phyllis and Dwight.
Later, Dwight reveals that he talked to one of the attendees, a man who owns a golf supply business, and that this could actually be a good opportunity for the sales team. Stanley, Dwight and Phyllis then try to rejoin Andy, who refuses at Darryl's prompting. In a deleted scene, he tells the camera is that he makes his sales by meeting with a client, giving his pitch, and then staring intensely at them until they buy something. During one of Michael's poorly timed conference room meetings, Stanley is busying himself with crossword and not working.
Michael tries to get Stanley's attention, to which Stanley replies "Leave me alone, dammit! Stanley yells at Michael, saying "Did I stutter?! Michael fake fires Stanley, who immediately threatens to sue Michael and tells him that he does not respect him, and once he learns it is fake he becomes even more furious. Michael kicks everyone out of the office for the day, and in the end Michael and Stanley argue.
In the end Stanley stays and continues to scribble on crossword puzzles at work.
Stanley continues with 'work' until Stress Relief. Dwight fakes a fire and causes a general panic at the office. As a result, Stanley has a mild heart attack. When he returns to the office, his doctor has told him that if he continues to live in a stressful environment, he will die. Stanley is issued a stress monitor by his doctor.
In Stress Relief Part 2, Stanley is wearing his stress monitor. It consistently goes off when Michael approaches him.
Later in the season, the "New Boss" stops letting him do crossword puzzles at his desk instead of work. Stanley starts having an affair with another woman, Cynthia , revealed by him to be his nurse when he was in rehabilitation. He is caught by the three summer interns; Megan , Maurie , and Eric. Later he brings Cynthia to the wedding at Niagara Falls instead of his wife, Teri. Later in that episode, Andy the new boss replacing Michael defends him to Robert's face saying "Did you know that he [Stanley] has the most consistent high sales numbers in this office?
And you may think that he's hard to love, but did you know that he is in not one, but two long term romantic relationships?
And now we come to Leslie David Baker. This scene is noted for its close-ups on the face of the actress. He brings Cynthia to Jim and Pam's wedding, where he enjoys getting his behind spanked by his new girlfriend as he dances down the church aisle. The scene where he rams into the wall was by far the funniest part of the night. Stanley continues with 'work' until Stress Relief. Miami New Times. While very serious, Stanley occasionally does come around and lighten up particularly with Jim's attitude.
With much of his own pleading and bargaining, Stanley ends up on Dwight's special project team on its way to Tallahassee, Florida. He makes statements about how "Florida Stanley" is a different, more adventurous and more easy-going person, and even dresses differently a white suit and hat with a hot pink shirt.
This is not unlike his change in personality on Pretzel Day.