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Stanley Evelyn "Stan" Walker is Karen's husband. He is an unseen character who is described as being extremely obese.

Biography

Stanley has two children from his first wife Cathy[1], namely Olivia and Mason. He is a businessman who started a mattress store with a friend named Norman, but wanted to branch out to other business eventually owning founding the multi-billion dollar company Walker, Inc.[2]

During the 80s, he met Karen and quickly fell in love but they decided not to act on it because he was still married. Ten years later, the two officially started a relationship after Stanley got divorced, and he became Karen's third husband. Through Karen, Will's firm Doucette & Stein was hired by Walker Inc. as legal representation.[3]

Arrest & Imprisonment

During the fourth season, Stanley gets arrested for tax evasion.[4] While in jail, he uses his library time to engage in insider trading which eventually cost him his conjugal visits with Karen.[5] He eventually allows Karen to have affairs with other men so she can be sexually satisfied while he is in prison. She however refuses to at first but on the day she decides to sleep with rich bachelor Lionel Banks, Stanley gets out of prison and comes home.[6]

Just as Karen is about to confess almost having an affair, she catches Stanley having sex with Lorraine Finster, a worker at the prison cafeteria whom he became involved with months prior to being released[7]. Karen moves out of their mansion shortly and files for divorce, in which Will represents Stanley.

"Death"

While their divorce is being settled, Rosario breaks the news to Karen that Stanley died of a heart attack while having sex with Lorraine. On his will, Stanley gives Will and Jack $20,000 for them to get married; Grace, a life-sized oil painting of Karen; Rosario, $10 million to be paid after 20 more years of service to Karen; and the rest of his fortune solely to Karen.[8] His cremation took four days which Karen says used so much power that all of Bergen County lost their air conditioning. Stanley's remains were put in two 5-gallon popcorn tin cans and scattered at the Caribbean.[9]

Divorce

During the final season two years after his funeral, Stanley's friends and family find out that he is alive and has been living in seclusion under the witness protection program. Rosario admits knowing about it and that she has been sending him updates on Karen ever since CIA agent Malcolm Widmark staged Stan's death to protect him from the mob. Karen feels betrayed by Stan and could not forgive him, eventually starting a relationship with Malcolm instead.

Description

Stan silhouette

Stan's silhouette is briefly seen in Moveable Feast.

Being an unseen character, Stanley's physical appearance is based solely on the other characters' description of him. He is described as extremely overweight (approximately 300lb[10]) that Karen often mentions them doing bizarre things to accommodate the massive space he occupies. They also wears a toupee which he never washes.

Stanley's arms are briefly seen in season premiere of season three when he tries to touch Karen's breasts in front of Will. His silhouette is also seen when Karen visited him in jail on Thanksgiving.[11]

Notes

  • The cast has stated they envisioned Marlon Brando to portray Stan. Brando however died in 2004.
  • Stanley's favorite perfume is roast beef and lamb chops.[12]
  • Will mentions that Stanley loves knock-knock jokes.[8]
  • Jack says Stanley is a surprisingly good dancer.[8]
  • It is also mentioned that Stanley has become a profitable client of fast food joints Taco Bell and Pizza Hut.

References

  1. Secrets and Lays
  2. Went to a Garden Potty
  3. Tea and a Total Lack of Sympathy
  4. Crouching Father, Hidden Husband
  5. A Buncha White Chicks Sittin' Around Talkin'
  6. ...And the Horse He Rode In On
  7. It's the Gay Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 23
  9. 24
  10. I Never Cheered for my Father
  11. Moveable Feast
  12. Homojo

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