Why? Because he's the cartoonist who created the characters on screen.
In his looks (gangly, disheveled) and manner (sardonic, self-
deprecating), he's the obvious model for the character of STANLEY.
INT. CLASSROOM (ANIMATED)
As the monkey dance continues, we ZOOM IN on the mortified face of
LITTLE STANLEY. His eyes begin doing the familiar HYPNO-SWIRL...
INT. SHRINK'S OFFICE (ANIMATED)
A CUCKOO pops out of a wall clock. ADULT STANLEY'S THUMB pops out of his
mouth. He awakens from his trance in a cold sweat.
How about it, Doc? Can you help me?
Not overnight. These imaginary monkey cases take
time. I vould estimate...roughly...
On the desk is a CATALOGUE, open to a two-page spread depicting a 40-
foot CABIN CRUISER. "NEW FOR SUMMER! ONLY $229,999.95!" With his free
hand, the SHRINK is working a CALCULATOR...
Twelve years and three months ought to do it.
The SHRINK hustles STANLEY to the door and shakes his hand.
One question, doc - what did you mean when you
All in good time, my boy. All in good time.
The SHRINK shoves STANLEY out and slams the door behind him. Two beats.
Then he doubles over, WEEPING with LAUGHTER.
Vot a crackpot! Monkey on ze back - HAH!! ROLL
OUT ZE WACKY WAGON!!
Now he notices a BACKPACK, which STANLEY has left on the couch. It
TWITCHES slightly - of its own free will.
VOICE IN BACKPACK
Imaginary, huh? You quack.
EXT. SHRINK'S BUILDING (ANIMATED)