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Stanley (teddy bear)
Stanley the Bear
Item Type

Teddy bear


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First Appeared (cartoon)

"D.W.'s Blankie"

Stanley, briefly Chico[1] (named by Vicita) is Arthur's teddy bear. His grandmother gave it to him on his third birthday (seen in a flashback). Arthur once let D.W. borrow him when her Blankie was missing. Brain also uses Stanley at one point, to explain to Arthur that hidden cameras are small enough to be placed inside something small like a stuffed bear.


In "Desperately Seeking Stanley", Stanley is starting to fall apart. Jane sews him up and says that Stanley is getting quite old, and "needs special care". D.W. makes fun of Arthur for still having a teddy bear. Arthur finally gives Stanley up in a garage sale to Vicita. She decides to name him Chico, but later on, she trades him for a sticker to the Tibbles. Arthur worries, thinking the Tibbles would de-stuff and destroy him. He discovers that the Tibbles actually gave it to their grandmother, and she patched him up. Arthur tells her she can keep it, but then he runs back and reclaims him saying "Actually, I think I'll keep him for this weekend." Arthur states that he will keep the bear only for the weekend.

However, in "Francine & the Soccer Spy", Francine tells the group, "Don't tell these secrets to anyone." She then proceeds to tell each member an example, and when she comes to Arthur, she states "not even your teddy bear." Arthur then wiggles his glasses, saying "I don't have a teddy bear." However, since he wiggled his glasses, he is lying, as D.W mentioned before; this means Arthur actually has a teddy bear in his possession.


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  • Stanley has been owned by Arthur since he was 3.
  • Although Stanley is not imaginary, Arthur viewed him as an imaginary friend.[2] This is depicted in a flashback to Arthur's fifth birthday.[3]
  • A teddy bear is seen in the first Arthur book, Arthur's Nose, though it is not identified by the name Stanley yet.


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