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The Real Life Version of Stan

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When I was doing some research for university I came across a video of a guy trying to sell random things like some sort of internet salesman who seems to sell via videos for multiple different companies.

The strange thing is though, although you guys may not agree with me I feel as if this guy is very close to a real life version of Stan without the clothes of course:-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5k__JxinU5E

Every time I see him I immediately think of Stan. Does anyone else see this or is it just me? And is there anyone else in real life, celebrity or otherwise, that reminds you guys of characters from MI?

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  • Pics or it didn't happen. :rolleyes:

  • I remember the first time seeing this and thinking of Stan...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwAioN2mtsA

  • I sound like Guybrush when I talk, does that count?

  • He doesn't talk fast enough to be Stan, but then none of the voice actors have ever done him talking fast enough to properly portray him in the same way I perceived him when I first saw him in SoMI. I've always felt that he is the kind of salesman to speak so fast and continuously that you can never get a word in edgewise and don't have the time to really take in what he's saying as he bombards you with his spiel. All the VAs seem to portray him as talking much slower, more slurry which just doesn't do it for me. Sorry.

  • @Rather Dashing said: I really don't think a real life Stan can be selling anything other than used cars. In the 80s.

    in the south, Texas or Arizona.

    @Rather Dashing said: He doesn't talk fast enough to be Stan, but then none of the voice actors have ever done him talking fast enough to properly portray him in the same way I perceived him

    same goes for me. can't actually complain about the voice acting though, the Telltale Stan was magnificent.

  • @bai_ganyo said: in the south, Texas or Arizona.


    I think Stan was originally based off the ads by a used car salesman in San Francisco. I don't remember where I read this, though, and I can't find it, so take that with a grain of salt.

    same goes for me. can't actually complain about the voice acting though, the Telltale Stan was magnificent.


    His acting in Tales was definitely the best he's had so far. It's the first Stan voice acting appearance that I can actually live with. I hated his voice in Curse, it was a bit better in Escape though that interpretation had its own flaws, and I now am finally happy with him in a game in Tales. If there is one really good thing I can say about Tales, it would be that they really know how to bring back the classic characters well when they do it.

  • @Rather Dashing said: it was a bit better in Escape

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    Wait... you're serious?

  • @Pale Man said: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    Wait... you're serious?


    Yeah. I'm of the opinion that, while Escape's Stan had its own set of issues, overall the performance was better. Tales has been the first time I've really been happy with Stan's performance, though.

  • @Rather Dashing said: I think Stan was originally based off the ads by a used car salesman in San Francisco. I don't remember where I read this, though, and I can't find it, so take that with a grain of salt.

    That could well be true. Tim Schafer said he based Stan on used car salesmen in EDGE a few months back:

    "I came up with Stan, the used-ship salesman - that was really fun, because Steve did this great animation for him, and I researched how used-car salesmen try to sell you things and pile on the options and stuff. It was great!"

  • hmm i didnt really think that guys much of a stan, i always thought of stan as like a Jibber jabber toy....doesnt stop talking, quite fast with speech, doesnt take a breath when he talks and waves his arms

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