Wrestling has been rhyming with ass. I miss shows and it makes me all shades of ambivalence. WWE is starting to suck again. The crops? Jeezum Spice! Someone stole my crops. What in the ham fat is going on. That's just poo-doo! That's just my 2.4856 Yen.
Thanks to the Internet Movie Database, I can sort this out:
"Bud" was played by Deon Richmond. He is alive and well, and has appareantly been in a million stupid teen movies lately, including "Van Wilder", "Not Another Teen Movie" and the latest "Scream" film. (The character's real name *was* Kenny, by the way)
Merlin Santana played a character named Stanley in exactly two episodes. (Late episodes, too. 1991, after everyone stopped watching the show because Fox put "The Simpsons" on against it.) Exactly who he was is a mystery to me, although based on his age, a friend of Rudy's does sound about right.
"When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have always been tyrants and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible. But in the end, they always fall. Think of it, always." -------Gandhi
Stanley was Rudy's boyfriend in the last season, from whom Buuuuuud was forced to take good boyfriend lessons. But he didn't get to appear in the final episode, whereas Kenny did and saved the Huxtables by getting the extra tickets they needed so all 40,000 family members (including Stevie Wonder and Tito Puente) could see Theo graduate because The Cos couldn't stop inviting people. Oh, Cos! Sadly, Cockroach and Peter didn't turn up.
Owing to the "Stanley" character appearing on Episodes "Theo & the Kids" parts one and two, it seems to me that Stanley was one of the kids at the community center where Theo worked when he was at NYU.
There was a kid who, like Theo, was dyslexic, and Theo took him under his wing. I think that's the kid in question.
DJ Ran is absolutely right. I saw that episode not too long ago on one of the nickelodeon channels. Stanley was a little wise ass kid who covered up his dyslexia with bravado. Another thing that proves Ran's correctness is the picture of the actor on the link; he's wearing his hat the same exact way that "Stanley" did in those two episodes. It might even be the same hat too...
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