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The titular character was a six year-old first grader named [[CaptainObvious Stanley]]. His pets are a goldfish named Dennis, a cat named Elsie, and a dog named Harry. He also has an older brother named Lionel and many adventures also involved his friends/classmates from school. He would use his GreatBigBookOfEverything to learn about the animals, or occasionally the Internet.

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The titular character was a six year-old first grader named [[CaptainObvious Stanley]].Stanley. His pets are a goldfish named Dennis, a cat named Elsie, and a dog named Harry. He also has an older brother named Lionel and many adventures also involved his friends/classmates from school. He would use his GreatBigBookOfEverything to learn about the animals, or occasionally the Internet.


[[caption-width-right:350:Stanley Griff and his classmates]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Stanley Griff and his classmates]]



The titular character was a first grader named [[CaptainObvious Stanley]]. His pets are a goldfish named Dennis, a cat named Elsie, and a dog named Harry. He also has an older brother named Lionel and many adventures also involved his friends/classmates from school. He would use his GreatBigBookOfEverything to learn about the animals, or occasionally the Internet.

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The titular character was a six year-old first grader named [[CaptainObvious Stanley]]. His pets are a goldfish named Dennis, a cat named Elsie, and a dog named Harry. He also has an older brother named Lionel and many adventures also involved his friends/classmates from school. He would use his GreatBigBookOfEverything to learn about the animals, or occasionally the Internet.



* AnimatedAdaptation: The TV show is actually based on a property of books and CD-ROM games by Griff, whose name was lent as the family name for Stanley and his family.

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* AnimatedAdaptation: The TV show series is actually based on a property of books and CD-ROM games by Griff, whose name was lent as the family name for Stanley and his family.


Its main character was a first grader named [[CaptainObvious Stanley]]. His pets are a goldfish named Dennis, a cat named Elsie, and a dog named Harry. He also has an older brother named Lionel and many adventures also involved his friends/classmates from school. He would use his GreatBigBookOfEverything to learn about the animals, or occasionally the Internet.

The series was seen for several years as part of the lineup of the Playhouse Disney block on Creator/DisneyChannel and later the 24/7 Disney Junior network.

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Its main The titular character was a first grader named [[CaptainObvious Stanley]]. His pets are a goldfish named Dennis, a cat named Elsie, and a dog named Harry. He also has an older brother named Lionel and many adventures also involved his friends/classmates from school. He would use his GreatBigBookOfEverything to learn about the animals, or occasionally the Internet.

The series show was seen for several years as part of the lineup of the Playhouse Disney block on Creator/DisneyChannel and later the 24/7 Disney Junior network.



* TitleThemeTune: Performed by the Baha Men, of all groups.

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* TitleThemeTune: Performed by the Bahamian group Baha Men, of all groups.Men.


* {{Animorphism}}: Occasionally, Stanley would become the animal of the day inside the book. In the beaver episode, his friends join in on the transformation.

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* {{Animorphism}}: Occasionally, Stanley would become the animal of the day inside the book. In the beaver episode, and hummingbird episodes, his friends join in on the transformation.


The series was seen for several years as part of the lineup of the Playhouse Disney block on Creator/DisneyChannel. Repeats are currently being aired as part of the 24/7 Disney Junior network.

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The series was seen for several years as part of the lineup of the Playhouse Disney block on Creator/DisneyChannel. Repeats are currently being aired as part of Creator/DisneyChannel and later the 24/7 Disney Junior network.

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* AnimalGenderBender: The companion book & CD-ROM ''Bird-Bonkers Stanley'' has a peacock with male plumage and feminine TertiarySexualCharacteristics.

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* EveryEpisodeEnding[=/=]GoToSleepEnding: Almost every episode ends with Stanley going to bed and telling Dennis what he learned in the episode.


* AnAesop

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* DogsAreDumb: Harry invokes this.

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* %%* DogsAreDumb: Harry invokes this.



* ShoutOut

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* ShoutOutShoutOut:



* ThatRemindsMeOfASong: In ''Stanley's Great Dinosaur Round-Up," Stanley's Uncle Stew says this word-for-word before performing "Believe in Your Dreams."

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* ThatRemindsMeOfASong: In ''Stanley's "Stanley's Great Dinosaur Round-Up," Stanley's Uncle Stew says this word-for-word before performing "Believe in Your Dreams."


* TheTapeKnewYouWouldSayThat: At one point in the TV movie, Dennis falsely believes that he won't have to hear The Great Book of Everything's annoying song when Harry and Elise are otherwise occupied. Unfortunately for him, despite not knowing exactly what Stanley is going to look up, they make a pre-recorded message and succeed in reminding Dennis to never get his hopes up when it comes to their dedication to the song.

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* TheTapeKnewYouWouldSayThat: At one point in the TV movie, Dennis falsely believes that he won't have to hear The Great Book of Everything's annoying song when Harry and Elise Elsie are otherwise occupied. Unfortunately for him, despite not knowing exactly what Stanley is going to look up, they make a pre-recorded message and succeed in reminding Dennis to never get his hopes up when it comes to their dedication to the song.


* TheTapeKnewYouWouldSayThat

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* TheTapeKnewYouWouldSayThatTheTapeKnewYouWouldSayThat: At one point in the TV movie, Dennis falsely believes that he won't have to hear The Great Book of Everything's annoying song when Harry and Elise are otherwise occupied. Unfortunately for him, despite not knowing exactly what Stanley is going to look up, they make a pre-recorded message and succeed in reminding Dennis to never get his hopes up when it comes to their dedication to the song.

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* SurpriseParty: In "Dolphin Talk," it is Harry's birthday and Stanley, Mimi and Marci, Dennis and Elsie are all throwing him a surprise party, but he keeps popping up at inopportune moments when they're trying to get the party together. Thus, they go into ''The Great Big Book of Everything'' to learn about dolphin communication and settle on using hand signals to indicate to each other if Harry is about show up. In the end, things work out great and Harry is very surprised as he had forgotten that it was his birthday.

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* EmbarrassinglyPainfulSunburn: "Sunburn Stanley" has Stanley getting one during a trip to the beach after ignoring his parents' advice to put on sunscreen. He goes as red as a lobster over a large part of his body and ends up learning about lobsters from ''The Great Big Book of Everything''.


* WeirdnessCensor: On the rare occasions that anyone who is not Stanley, Grandma Griff, or one of Stanley's friends sees any weirdness associated with ''The Great Big Book'' (animals that have come out, etc.) or something like Harry & Elsie singing/talking, they will dismiss it as their eyes playing tricks on them or some sort of hallucination. One of the most blatant examples is in "A Boy's Best Friend Is His Fish" when Stanley and Mrs. Griff use a computer at the pet store to research goldfish and Mrs. Griff watches Harry and Elsie perform the online version of the ''The Great Big Book of Everything'' song, only to comment that that looked just like Harry and Elsie, but it couldn't be.

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* WeirdnessCensor: On the rare occasions that anyone who is not Stanley, Grandma Griff, or one of Stanley's friends sees any weirdness associated with ''The Great Big Book'' (animals that have come out, etc.) or something like Harry & Elsie singing/talking, they will dismiss it as their eyes playing tricks on them or some sort of hallucination. One of the most blatant examples is in "A Boy's Best Friend Is His Fish" when Stanley and Mrs. Griff use a computer at the pet store to research goldfish and Mrs. Griff watches Harry and Elsie perform the online version of the ''The Great Big Book of Everything'' song, only to comment that that looked just like Harry and Elsie, but it couldn't be. Elsie then winks directly at Stanley from the monitor.


* WeirdnessCensor: On the rare occasions that anyone who is not Stanley, Grandma Griff, or one of Stanley's friends sees any weirdness associated with ''The Great Big Book'' (animals that have come out, etc.) or something like Harry & Elsie singing/talking, they will dismiss it as their eyes playing tricks on them or some sort of hallucination.

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* WeirdnessCensor: On the rare occasions that anyone who is not Stanley, Grandma Griff, or one of Stanley's friends sees any weirdness associated with ''The Great Big Book'' (animals that have come out, etc.) or something like Harry & Elsie singing/talking, they will dismiss it as their eyes playing tricks on them or some sort of hallucination. One of the most blatant examples is in "A Boy's Best Friend Is His Fish" when Stanley and Mrs. Griff use a computer at the pet store to research goldfish and Mrs. Griff watches Harry and Elsie perform the online version of the ''The Great Big Book of Everything'' song, only to comment that that looked just like Harry and Elsie, but it couldn't be.

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* {{Leitmotif}}: In "A Boy's Best Friend is His Fish," the pet store owner, Mr. Finn, speaks with an [[{{Oireland}} Irish accent]] and every time he talks an Irish-sounding tune plays in the background.

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