Sappy Stanley is a cartoon character from Tiny Toon Adventures. He makes a one-time appearance in the Season 1 episode, "Who Bopped Bugs Bunny?" Sappy Stanley is a parody of Terrytoons character, Sidney the Elephant, a.k.a. Silly Sidney. He was voiced by Jonathan Winters.
Stanley is an overweight, black-haired, green elephant.As a baby, Stanley discovered he had the ability to make others laugh, as proven by chimpanzees laughing at him after throwing coconuts at his head. Throughout the 50s, Stanley starred in such many classic cartoons as "Two Chimps and a Blimp", "Fat Fool Follies", "Stanley Gets a Headache", and "Which Way to the Arctic?", many of which involved him getting hit by coconut-throwing chimpanzees. "Which Way to the Arctic?" was nominated for the Hollywood Shloscar (pun on Oscar) in 1958, but lost to "Knighty Knight Bugs". Outraged, Stanley moved to Paris, where he became a national star (similar to the career of Jerry Lewis), but slowly began building up his revenge against Bugs Bunny.
During Bugs' award ceremony, Stanley sends a robot copy of himself on-stage and disguises himself as a female so he could knock out Bugs Bunny undetected and steal his Shloscar. He also spray-paints a fake award to frame Daffy for stealing Bugs' Shloscar, as Daffy has always been jealous of Bugs. After Bugs was knocked out, Stanley kidnapped him and forced him to watch his cartoons. Babs and Buster Bunny, knowing that Daffy was innocent, investigate the mysterious circumstances of Bugs' disappearance. Although Stanley claims to have a clean alibi, the two bunnies know better. Throughout the episode, they dress up in trench coats and pester Stanley wherever he goes, with little success, until they find out the truth in a movie documentary about him. Wise to Stanley's plan, Babs and Buster find the stolen Shloscar in Stanley's trunk. They chase him down, rescue Bugs, return his prized Shloscar, and Stanley is arrested. however, Daffy is still in Jail. along with Plucky and Hamton who tried to break Daffy Out.
- Sappy Stanley was designed by John Kricfalusi, the creator of The Ren and Stimpy Show. Although this was the only work he ever did for Tiny Toons, (aside from an unfinished episode, "Hi, Spirits", which would later become the Ren & Stimpy episode "Haunted House") many other Ren and Stimpy staff members also worked on the show.
- Sappy Stanley is not a pre-existing cartoon character, having been created for the episode, but a parody of Silly Sidney. Stanley's hatred of Bugs is actually based on a true story; "Knighty Knight Bugs did win an Oscar award.
- Throughout "Who Bopped Bugs Bunny?", Stanley's mouth constantly changes from being in his trunk to below it, usually depending on his mood.
- Stanley was voiced by Jonathan Winters, who also voiced Hamton's father, Wade Pig.
- "I'm so slap-happy sappy!"
- "Now WHERE is that cheesecake?"
- "American cinema is nothing more than brain pudding for the common rabble. You and your precious rabbit deserve each other!"
- "Are you trying to tell me how to do the coconut gag? Let me tell you something mister, I was doing the coconut gag before you were born! I invented the coconut gag, you got that? I taught this country how to laugh!"
- "No one never knows the difference."
- "This award is mine by right of good taste. 'Knighty Knight Bugs' is a stupid cartoon. That rabbit is history!"