9/9/13

Stacey

Books narrated: 32 (the most of any character!)

#3 The Truth about Stacey (no ghostwriter)
#8 Boy-Crazy Stacey
 (no ghostwriter)
#13 Goodbye, Stacey, Goodbye
 (no ghostwriter)
#18 Stacey’s Mistake
 (no ghostwriter) my favorite Stacey book
#28 Welcome Back, Stacey!
 (no ghostwriter)
#35 Stacey and the Mystery of Stoneybrook
 (gw: Ellen Miles)
#43 Stacey’s Emergency
 (no ghostwriter)
#51 Stacey’s Ex-Best Friend
 (no ghostwriter)
#58 Stacey’s Choice
 (no ghostwriter)
#65 Stacey’s Big Crush
 (gw: Peter Lerangis)
#70 Stacey and the Cheerleaders
 (gw: Peter Lerangis)
#76 Stacey’s Lie
 (gw: Suzanne Weyn)
#83 Stacey vs. the BSC 
 (gw: Peter Lerangis)
#87 Stacey and the Bad Girls
 (gw: Peter Lerangis)
#94 Stacey McGill, Super Sitter
 (gw: Suzanne Weyn)
#99 Stacey’s Broken Heart
 (gw: Suzanne Weyn)
#105 Stacey the Math Whiz
 (gw: Peter Lerangis)
#111 Stacey’s Secret Friend
 (gw: Suzanne Weyn)
#119 Stacey’s Ex-Boyfriend
 (gw: Suzanne Weyn)
#124 Stacey McGill…Matchmaker?
 (gw: Suzanne Weyn)
#130 Stacey’s Movie
 (gw: Suzanne Weyn)

M#1 Stacey and the Missing Ring (gw: Ellen Miles)
M#10 Stacey and the Mystery Money
 (gw: Ellen Miles)
M#14 Stacey and the Mystery at the Mall
 (gw: Ellen Miles)
M#18 Stacey and the Mystery of the Empty House
 (gw: Ellen Miles) my favorite Stacey mystery
M#22 Stacey and the Haunted Masquerade
 (gw: Ellen Miles)
M#29 Stacey and the Fashion Victim
 (gw: Ellen Miles)
M#33 Stacey and the Stolen Hearts
 (gw: Ellen Miles)

Stacey’s Book (gw: Jeanne Betancourt)

FF#2 Stacey vs. Claudia (gw: Suzanne Weyn)
FF# 6 Stacey and the Boyfriend Trap
 (gw: Suzanne Weyn)
FF#10 Stacey’s Problem (gw: Suzanne Weyn)
 my favorite Stacey FF

Portrayed by Jessica Prunell in the TV show and Bre Blair in the movie. The TV episodes "Stacey's Big Break" and "Stacey Takes a Stand" are centered around her, and she shares the spotlight with Kristy in the Christmas special.

Stacey’s Crushes-13 (second place)
Toby, Kelsey Bauman, Pete Black, RJ Blaser,  Robert Brewster, Ethan Carroll, Wesley Ellenburg, Ross Brown, Pierre D'Amboise, Scott Foley, Terry Hoyt AKA David Hawhtorne, Jeremy Rudolph, Sam Thomas

Stacey’s birthday is in April. The day isn’t given (I think it can be found in some extras), but the time is specified in her Portrait Collection book as 1:50am. One of my nephews was born at 1:50 pm! When Stacey turned four, she had a fancy birthday dinner during which the whole restaurant sang happy birthday to her. Pavarotti was in the crowd, too.

Stacey has blue eyes and blonde hair. Stacey has one hole pierced in each ear. She loves to wear black, as it looks sophisticated and sets off her blonde hair. She starts out getting her hair permed often. According to #18 Stacey’s Mistake and Super Special 2 Baby-sitters’ Summer Vacation, Stacey stops getting perms and gets body waves instead. As of mystery #33 Stacey and the Stolen Hearts, Stacey no longer does that either and gets it cut short, above her shoulders.

As a young child, Stacey had vivid nightmares.

Stacey has a savings account.

Stacey drinks coffee in Baby-sitters’ Christmas Chiller, but Stacey and the Boyfriend Trap, which was published later, says she and Ethan, who’s fifteen, are too young to drink coffee.

Stacey’s dad has promised her earrings from Tiffany’s when she graduates high school.

Stacey loves going to zoos. So do I! I bought myself a zoo membership for my birthday last year, and I take my daughters a couple times a month. She loves the Marx brothers and the smell of lilacs, two more things she and I have in common. Stacey’s favorite movie is Mary Poppins. Nope, my favorite is The Shawshank Redemption. Mary Poppins is okay, but nowhere near the top for me. Stacey adored Cinderella as a young child. My favorite Disney movie as a kid was Dumbo.

Stacey hates ironing and can’t stand vomit. I’m right there with you, Stacey.

It’s mentioned in Stacey’s Problem that she has a cell phone. Given that she commutes on the train to visit her dad, that makes sense.

In Snowbound! Stacey claims to have never fallen in love, which means that LUV doesn’t count.

Stacey has a great memory for numbers; she says they “imprint” on her brain, so she can memorize a phone number almost instantly and the number will stay with her for a long time.

Stacey has taken French since kindergarten. She continues taking French at SMS.

Due to her diabetes, Stacey can't eat the processed cheese that's on pizza, according to Mary Anne Saves the Day. Doesn't stop her from eating pizza other times.

Revealed in Baby-sitters’ Summer Vacation: Stacey tests her urine as well as her blood for signs of diabetes problems. And for some reason Mary Anne knows that Stacey tests her urine. Why would that come up in conversation?

Stacey often brings her own lunch to school according to Kristy for President. Makes sense with her dietary restrictions. The only BSC member who doesn’t think the fact that Stacey injects insulin (TO SURVIVE) is gross is Claudia.

It’s mentioned during the course of the original series that Stacey reads Agatha Christie and does needlepoint. She must have forgotten the last bit at some point, because in the first Friends Forever Super Special, she decides to learn needlepoint.

Stacey can imitate Porky Pig.


Stacey’s Family

Stacey is introduced as having just moved from New York City with her parents, Ed and Maureen. Her father is later transferred back. Her parents divorce soon after, and Stacey and her mother move back to Stoneybrook. Stacey’s father becomes engaged to a woman named Samantha toward the end of the series. Stacey’s mother doesn’t date anyone seriously, but does decide to open her own clothing boutique, and has her named changed back to her maiden name, Spencer.

Kristy’s Great Idea tells us that Stacey’s parents have been married 15 years. Stacey’s dad proposed during a carriage ride in Central Park. So Stacey’s mom got pregnant about a year into the marriage. Around the time of Stacey’s diabetes diagnosis in her sixth grade year, they learned they were unable to have any more children. When Stacey’s dad later gets engaged to Samantha, she says she wants to have children with him, possibly indicating that the secondary infertility was a medical issue of Stacey’s mom’s. The secondary infertility is part of why Stacey’s parents became so overprotective of Stacey with regards to her diabetes.

The divorce seems to have stemmed from a combination of Stacey’s dad being a workaholic and her mom spending too much money, possibly out of boredom. Stacey’s mom seems to be more bitter about the divorce, while Stacey’s dad moves on faster, already engaged to Samantha before Stacey’s mom has dated anyone seriously.

Stacey’s mom enjoys jogging.

In The Fire at Mary Anne’s House, Stacey's mom makes a stack of sandwiches for Mary Anne's family and the firefighters while the house burns. That's very thoughtful of her.

Stacey’s mom drives a rear-wheel drive car. She’s not a confident driver, especially in snow (rear-wheel drive cars are the worst for snow, by the way; they handle like a shopping cart).

Stacey’s mom likes Vivaldi, and this fact is referenced more than once.

Stacey’s parents go to a church service in Stacey’s Mistake but other than that aren’t shown to have any religious leanings.

Stacey’s dad has a fax machine in his apartment.

Stacey’s dad was born and raised in New York City. He didn’t get a driver’s license until he was 20. He attended college at Wesleyan.

Samantha (Stacey's soon-to-be stepmother) wants to have kids. Assuming the infertility issues that plagued Stacey's parents after she was born aren't an issue this time around, Stacey is excited at the prospect of having a sibling or siblings.


Stacey has an Aunt Carla and Uncle Eric who have a daughter named Cheryl, and an Aunt Beverly and Uncle Lou who have children named Jonathan and Kirsten. Stacey prefers the latter family. Both families live in New York City.

2 comments:

Isabel Escalante said...

Interesting! Stacey was my favorite sitter when I read the books as a kid. I used to pretend I was her when I was about 9.
Things I have in common with Stacey:
1. I hate vomit. I can't see it, hear a graphic description about what someone ate before they vomited or any other details, and I can't even stand to see someone vomit in a movie. It might traumatize me for days.
2. I love clothes.
3. I have permed my hair in the past.
4. Cinderella was one of my favorite Disney movies. I also loved 101 Dalmatians and Beauty and the Beast.
5. I like Mary Poppins, but I saw it when I was very young, so I don't remember the whole movie. But one of my favorites is A Sound of Music.

Things I DON'T have in common with Stacey:
1. I'm not good at Math.
2. She's tall and blonde; I'm petite, with brown hair.
3. My parents never divorced.

SJSiff said...

I'm the same with vomit. I can only barely stand when my kid (or a kid in my care) needs help. I would rather feel sick all day then throw up. So far my kids seem to have my cast-iron stomach: I've thrown up fewer than a dozen times, including pregnancies, while my husband deals with it once or twice a year. At least he can clean up after himself!