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CELEBRATING THE STIFMEISTER: SEANN WILLIAM SCOTT, STIFLER, AND ONE OF THE MOST LEGENDARY CHARACTERS OF ALL-TIME

CELEBRATING THE STIFMEISTER: SEANN WILLIAM SCOTT, STIFLER, AND ONE OF THE MOST LEGENDARY CHARACTERS OF ALL-TIME

David Spielman
16 minute read

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Seann William Scott has polished Stifler into a character who is on the edge of becoming a verb, as in ‘he stiflered the whole crowd.’ Proud possessor of a gigantic ego, able to conceive and stage-manage appalling scenarios, incapable of understanding why he is not universally loved, Stifler is, we all secretly know, the character in this movie we like the best.

- Roger Ebert, 2003

Seann William Scott is one of the most prolific working actors around. His movies, which include Final Destination, Road Trip, Dude, Where’s My Car, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Super Troopers, Old School, The Rundown, The Dukes of Hazzard, Role Models, Goon, and more have earned a whopping $4.91 billion at the global box office.

Celebrating Stifler- Seann William Scott 20220427 - Seann William Scott on Conan 2

People think that I’m that guy. They think that I’m Stifler… In the beginning of my career I was like ‘Well, you know, I’m not really that fictional character, you know.’ You could see like certain guys, like kind of frat guys that pretty much allowed me to have a career, when they would come up to me like ‘Stifler!’ and when I was like ‘Not really,’ it was breaking their hearts… I understood then that I can’t do that to them, so now I’m like ‘Yeah, I’m Stifler. I’m that guy.’

- Seann William Scott on Conan (2019)

As any Gallantry Man will tell you, however, it is Scott’s career-defining role as the most loveable blowhard a-hole ever, the rowdy, outrageous, profane, and, of course, absolutely hilarious Steven “Steve” Stifler in the American Pie movies, that solidifies his Gallantry Man Legend status. Considering that the American Pie movies grossed nearly a billion dollars at the worldwide box office, it’s safe to say we’re not alone in sharing this sentiment.

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I just got so lucky… I was just always hoping that I could be in movies, I never thought about playing a character that people would remember. So, for me, it was like a dream come true. I never get frustrated when people bring it up to me. That was the most fun character you could ever play in a comedy, why would I ever get frustrated with that? I wouldn’t be here, I wouldn’t have a career if it wasn’t for that movie and that character, so I love it.

- Seann William Scott, Entertainment Weekly

The bottom line is that Stifler is a character that many of us remember, cherish, and hope to see come to life again in the future.

So put your party hat on, pound some fists, and get ready to shotgun some cold ones, because it’s time to take a look back at the history of The Stifmeister...

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[Stifler] was such a fun character to play. At the beginning of my career, that genre of films of R-rated crazy comedies were doing really well, so as much as I wanted to maybe do something more dramatic or serious, I was like, this character is much more fun to play than the boring straight guy.

- Seann William Scott, People

AMERICAN PIE (1999): A LEGEND IS BORN

Made on a relatively tight budget (for its time) of $11,000,000, American Pie, which follows four teenage boys entering a pact to get some tushie by prom night, grossed $235,483,004 worldwide ($102,561,004 domestic, $132,922,000 international) and an additional $109,577,352 worldwide in home video rentals.

Celebrating Stifler- Seann William Scott 20220427 - The Stars of Original American Pie 5The stars of the original American Pie (1999)

No one involved in the first American Pie could have imagined that the comedy classic would go on to become more than just a pop culture phenomenon, but a defining film for a generation. Even more surprising (at least to those initially involved), however, was the fact that the supporting character of Stifler, played by Scott, would become the breakout star and fan-favorite of the Pie universe.

Celebrating Stifler- Seann William Scott 20220427 - American Pie 6“I’ll see you guys tonight, in the “No F****** Section”, right?”

Though he isn’t one of the four main leads in American Pie, Stifler serves the story of Pie in a major way as a supporting character. Is Stifler a cocky, arrogant, vulgar, immature, obnoxious, hard partying, womanizing smartass lacrosse player, a quasi-antagonist that ends up managing to alienate nearly all of his friends by the movie’s conclusion? Sure.

Celebrating Stifler- Seann William Scott 20220427- Seann William Scott 7“S***brick? Mom?!”

However, in a performance that speaks volumes to his abilities as a Gallantry Man Legend, Scott takes what could have easily been just a crass one-note character and makes him incredibly endearing. It’s an incredible feat, really.

Celebrating Stifler- Seann William Scott 20220427- Seann William Scott 8Watch Stifler drink the pale ale HERE.

Despite being paid a meager $8,000 for his role in Pie, Scott would soon see a massive return on his investment, reprising his role as The Stifmeister in all three sequels.

Celebrating Stifler- Seann William Scott 20220427 - The Stifmeister 9 “Oh, yeah! The Stifmeister is coming back to Grand Harbor! Deck the halls, bye-bye Great Falls, wipe my ass and lick my balls! It’s Stifler time, baby! Whoo-hoo-hoo!”

AMERICAN PIE 2 (2001): THE PARTY CONTINUES

The success of American Pie led to big things for its breakout star and Scott managed to fit in starring in Bro Comedy Godfather Todd Phillips’ Road Trip before returning for the inevitable American Pie 2.

Celebrating Stifler- Seann William Scott 20220427 - American Pie 2 Steve Stifler 10“I'm Steve Stifler and I have an 11 inch penis.... AROUND!"

Celebrating Stifler- Seann William Scott 20220427 - American Pie 2 Steve Stifler 11“I got peed on.”

Made a budget of $30,000,000, American Pie 2 (2001), the sequel that follows Jim, Stifler, and the rest of the gang at their Lake Michigan beach house they rent during their first college summer break (watch Stifler and the boys make their grand entrance HERE), grossed $287,553,595 worldwide ($145,103,595 domestic, $142,450,000 international).

Celebrating Stifler- Seann William Scott 20220427 - Stifler and the boys 12“Finch, fist yourself!”

Suffice to say, the growing legend of Stifler showed no signs of slowing down.

Celebrating Stifler- Seann William Scott 20220427 - Stifler's Golden shower 13Despite some turbulent moments, Stifler succeeds on his own terms at the conclusion of American Pie 2.

Watch Stifler’s golden shower HERE.

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AMERICAN WEDDING (2003): STIFLER, THE HERO

By 2003, the results were in. Audiences wanted even more Stifler. With American Wedding, that’s exactly what they got.

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“Here, let me help you out there. You keep fighting the good fight, Sir!”

- “Gentleman Steve” (Stifler’s alter-ego)

In Wedding, Stifler officially becomes the hero (watch Stifler get entrusted with Jim’s ring HERE) of the franchise.

Made on a budget of $55,000,000, American Wedding (2003) follows the wedding of Jim and Michelle amidst complications that arise via the arrival of Stifler (watch Stifler crash the wedding party HERE) and Michelle’s little sister, Cadence (January Jones).

Celebrating Stifler- Seann William Scott 20220427 - Steve Stifler 16“F****** right, doggie!”

[Stifler] is so incurably optimistic in the face of the crushing handicap of being himself. When he loses the wedding ring and the dog eats it and he retrieves it in what, you realize after a moment's thought, is the only way possible, what he does to keep his secret from the new mother-in-law (Deborah Rush) is simultaneously noble and nauseating.

Roger Ebert, 2003

The movie grossed $232,722,935 worldwide ($104,565,114 domestic, $128,157,821 international).

Celebrating Stifler- Seann William Scott 20220427 -American Wedding Steve Stifler 17“I'm gonna be like, "You like this s***, Momma?" And then she'll be like, "F*****' right doggie. Suck on my nipples like, like you're milkin' a cow!"

Watch one of Stifler’s best moments from American Wedding HERE.

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Watch Stifler’s epic American Wedding dance-off HERE.

Celebrating Stifler- Seann William Scott 20220427 - Steve Stifler in American Reunion 19Watch Stifler’s absolutely classic return in American Reunion HERE.

‘American Reunion’ has a sense of deja vu, but it still delivers a lot of nice laughs. Most of them for me came thanks to Stifler. Seann William Scott, who has a respectable career otherwise, has made the role of Stifler his own, and seems able to morph his face into an entirely new person: narrowed eyes, broad maniacal grin, frightening focus, still with all the zeal for seduction and adventure he had in high school. The ingenuity with which he destroys the jet skis of two jerks can only be admired.

- Roger Ebert, “The Stiffmeister Rises Again” (2012)

AMERICAN REUNION : THE RETURN OF STIFLER

By 2012, the void felt by the absence of The Stifmeister for nine whole years had become unbearable.

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Thankfully, however, the whole gang agreed to return for American Reunion.

For Scott, this endeavor would prove to be particularly lucrative. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Universal paid him a robust $5 million, plus a small slice of first-dollar gross, to reprise his Gallantry Man Legend role. Talk about a raise from the original $8,000 Scott received for American Pie (if you ask us, Scott got lowballed – we’re talking about one of the greatest characters of all-time here, folks), right?

Made on a budget of $50,000,000, American Reunion, which follows Jim, Michelle, Stifler, and their friends as they reunite in East Great Falls, Michigan for their high school reunion, grossed $234,989,584 worldwide ($57,011,521 domestic, $177,978,063 worldwide).

Here are just some of The Stifmeister’s classic moments in Reunion

Celebrating Stifler- Seann William Scott 20220427 - Stifler try to get Jim's dad some vag 21

Watch Stifler try to get Jim’s dad some “vag” HERE.

Celebrating Stifler- Seann William Scott 20220427 -Stifler handle his business in a mini fridge 22

Watch Stifler handle his business in a mini fridge HERE.

Celebrating Stifler- Seann William Scott 20220427 -Steve Stifler 23“I get it. You guys think I’m a dick.”

Celebrating Stifler- Seann William Scott 20220427 -Jason Biggs 24“Maybe you are kind of a dick, but you’re a fun dick and you’re our dick.”

Watch Stifler’s boys tell him how much he means to them in American Reunion HERE.

Celebrating Stifler- Seann William Scott 20220427 - Steve Stifler 25 “Finch has a mom?”

Celebrating Stifler- Seann William Scott 20220427 - Rebecca De Mornay 26 “If there’s anything I learned from Lacrosse players it’s that I like to handle a stick and cradle those balls. Are you ready for me, Stifler?”
- Finch’s Mom (Rebecca De Mornay)

Celebrating Stifler- Seann William Scott 20220427 - Stifler finally get his sweet revenge on Finch 27 “I love you.”

Watch Stifler finally get his sweet, sweet revenge on Finch HERE.

Celebrating Stifler- Seann William Scott 20220427 - Steve Stifler 28 “Want to go to a Justin Bieber concert?”

Then watch all of Stifler’s best moments from American Reunion HERE and HERE!

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Dude, how the hell do you even think you're getting married? I've been looking out for your sex life since high school… The first tits this guy ever saw were because of me. The first girl he ever hooked up with was at my party at my cottage. That girl is the girl he's marrying. The Stif-man showed him the way. Can I get a 'Hallelujah'?… But this mofo right here does not want the Stifmeister, the grand f****** facilitator to attend the wedding. Who sucks donkey d***?

- Stifler, American Wedding

QUOTING THE STIFMEISTER: A GALLANTRY MAN TRADITION

Gallantry Man Legends love to quote The Stifmeister.

Celebrating Stifler- Seann William Scott 20220427 - Stifler 30“I love the Twilight books. New Moon is my favorite.”

Celebrating Stifler- Seann William Scott 20220427 - American Pie 31“Mine, too!”

Whether you’re shooting the poop about the hottest new everyday carry that you just bought from Gallantry, playing beer pong, or just reminding everyone of your Legend status, dropping the proven commodity that is a crowd-pleasing Stifler's line from one of the American Pie flicks will immediately validate your Gallantry Man Legend credentials and remind everyone that your awesomeness levels are never to be questioned. Ever.

Celebrating Stifler- Seann William Scott 20220427 - Steve Stifler 32“Oh my God! It’s like… we have so much in common!”

Watch Stifler’s greatest moments HEREHERE, and HERE!

What’s your favorite Stifler quote? Hit us up at @gallantryusa on IG and tell us!

Celebrating Stifler- Seann William Scott 20220427 -Seann William Scott: American Reunion 33Thomas Ian Nicholas, Jason Biggs, Seann William Scott a.k.a. The Stifmeister, Chris Klein, and Eddie Kaye Thomas in American Reunion (2012).

I did four American Pies… Very quickly, I realized that it was such a gift to be able to make people laugh. I would do [a fifth]. I think seeing Stifler in his 40s as the exact same guy, just not growing up at all seems even funnier to me.”

- Seann William Scott, People

IS THERE A FUTURE FOR THE STIFMEISTER?

America needs fun right now, and, truth be told, nobody brings the fun like The Stifmeister.

Not to be overdramatic, but there’s even an argument to made that the future of America hangs in the balance and that the x-factor here is whether or not we ever get to see Seann William Scott return to play Stifler once (twice, maybe even three times… you get gist) more.

Though there have been murmurs - American Pie 5 was announced on August 4, 2012, and Tara Reid insisted that American Pie 5 will happen back in 2018 – nothing has come to fruition.

Celebrating Stifler- Seann William Scott 20220427 - Road Trip 34Scott as Stifler, we mean E.L., in Todd Phillips’ Road Trip (2000)

Let’s get real, though. We all know why Pie 5 hasn’t happened yet. It’s like Todd Phillips, Scott’s Road Trip and Old School director, exclaimed to Vanity Fair in 2019:

Go try to be funny nowadays with this woke culture… There were articles written about why comedies don’t work anymore — I’ll tell you why, because all the f****** funny guys are like, ‘F*** this s***.’… It’s hard to argue with 30 million people on Twitter. You just can’t do it, right? So you just go, ‘I’m out.’ I’m out, and you know what? With all my comedies — I think that what comedies, in general, all have in common — is they’re irreverent.

Thankfully, Scott understands how dire the stakes are and how pivotal of a role he plays in potentially reversing the madness. In a recent interview, Scott affirmed that he believes seeing how Stifler would thrive in this day and age when everybody is trying to be so PC would actually be even more hilarious (we agree, obviously), saying:

Well, that’s the fun thing. I talked to the filmmakers, Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg, who directed the fourth one, American Reunion, and we actually were like, ‘It’d be really interesting because it’s such a different time now to make that adjustment. It might be even funnier.’ because you have to be more careful and it’s like, how would a guy like Stifler behave now knowing that it’s not acceptable to say the crazy shit they used to say? How does that affect him? I think it’d be a lot of fun.’

‘A lot of fun’ indeed.

LET’S GO!

Celebrating Stifler- Seann William Scott 20220427 -Stifler 35“I say, why don't you guys locate The Stifmeister’s EDC collection from Gallantry, remove the shrink wrap, and *use* those everyday carry items!”
- Stifler (Seann William Scott), probably, American Pie

BEHOLD THE STIFMEISTER!

STIFLER’S EDC COLLECTION

Hold yourself over until Stifler returns with the fresh everyday carry items – a bottle opener for beers, a notebook wallet for pulling chicks numbers at the bar, and a watch to be on time for lax practice - that Stifler himself would absolutely be everyday carrying with him these days.

Celebrating Stifler- Seann William Scott 20220427 - American Reunion 36“What are you doing without a Handgrey Bauhaus MO.25 Titanium Bottle Opener from Gallantry, Jim? Seriously, man. You’re embarrassing yourself!”

THE BAUHAUS MO.25 TITANIUM BOTTLE OPENER FROM HANDGREY

BAUHAUS MO.25 TITANIUM BOTTLE OPENER FROM HANDGREY STONE TUMBLED TITANIUM

Staatliches Bauhaus was a German art school that focused on the principle that objects should serve society and that there should be no distinction between form and function.

Handgrey modeled their Bauhaus collection after these principals.

The MO.25 is the smallest M-series bottle opener made by Handgrey, though don’t for a second think that its minuscule stature sacrifices functionality in any way.

If you need a bottle opener that won't crowd your keychain, but one that is still tough enough to get the job done, this one's for you.

In other words, The Stifmeister would most definitely approve!

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Miniaturized bottle opener
  • TI6A-4V grade 5 squared titanium
  • Unobtrusive size without sacrificing functionality
  • 1.35" L x 0.41" W x 0.22" D

Bauhaus MO.25 Titanium Bottle Opener

Bauhaus MO.25 Titanium Bottle Opener

$25.00

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Celebrating Stifler- Seann William Scott 20220427 - American Wedding 37“Look, Candace. I know I did some stupid stuff back there, but that doesn’t change the fact that I’m a Gallantry Man Legend and that you really dig that about me. How about I show you my Black and Espresso Form Function Form Field Notes Notebook Wallets from Gallantry and we call it even. Fair?”

THE FIELD NOTES NOTEBOOK WALLET FROM FORM FUNCTION FORM

FIELD NOTES NOTEBOOK WALLET FROM FORM FUNCTION FORM BLACK

FIELD NOTES NOTEBOOK WALLET FROM FORM FUNCTION FORM ESPRESSO

This superb American made wallet is crafted from hand-stitched Horween Horsefront leather. It also features six credit card slots and a catchall pocket that you can store your folded cash or receipts in.

If you want to jot down ideas on the run or even grab the bridesmaid’s number like The Stifmeister, there’s also a built-in sleeve for a zero gravity Fisher Space Pen Bullet alongside a dedicated slot for a Field Notes notebook - both of which are included with the stunner of a wallet.

Yeah. This bad boy with a heart of gold is a winner.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Horween Horsefront leather
  • Six credit card slots
  • Catch-all pocket for cash and receipts
  • Hand stitched
  • Includes matte black Fisher Space Pen Bullet and Field Notes Notebook
  • Made in the USA
  • 4-1/4″ W x 5.5″ H

Field Notes Notebook Wallet

Field Notes Notebook Wallet

$96.00

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Field Notes Notebook Wallet

Field Notes Notebook Wallet

$128.00

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Celebrating Stifler- Seann William Scott 20220427 - American Reunion 38“Timex Standard Chronograph 41MM Watches from Gallantry for everyone!!!!”

THE TIMEX STANDARD CHRONOGRAPH 41MM WATCH

TIMEX STANDARD CHRONOGRAPH 41MM WATCH BLACK DIAL BLACK STRAP

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Up your Gallantry Man style with this classic chronograph from Timex.

Designed with versatility in mind, this chronograph brings together classic elements with modern materials and easily interchangeable straps. The chronograph dial and black fabric strap complement the silver-tone case and traditional oversized crown, a nod to the original Timex wristwatch.

With the INDIGLO Light-Up Watch Dial, you'll be able to keep track of the time on those late nights. Plus, this gem has got 30 meters of water resistance, so you won't be afraid of getting a little wet with it.

Get ready to hang out with your Timex out, because being on time never looked this good.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Model: TW2T21200
  • 41mm low lead brass case
  • Black dial and brushed black case
  • Quartz movement
  • Chronograph measures to 1/20th second
  • Battery hatch
  • 20mm adjustable black fabric strap
  • Mineral glass lens
  • 30-meter water-resistance
  • INDIGLO Night-Light with Night-Mode
  • Date Feature

Timex Standard Chronograph 41MM Watch

Timex Standard Chronograph 41MM Watch

$109.00

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Timex Standard Chronograph 41MM Watch

Timex Standard Chronograph 41MM Watch

$109.00

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Timex Standard Chronograph 41MM Watch

Timex Standard Chronograph 41MM Watch

$109.00

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“[American Pie] is cheerful and hard-working and sometimes funny, and--here's the important thing--it's not mean. Its characters are sort of sweet and lovable.”

- Roger Ebert, 1999

STREAMING THE STIFMEISTER’S EDC

Watch the trailers for all 4 of the American Pie flicks HERE to refresh yourself, then stream all of ‘em on Peacock right HERE!

Celebrating Stifler- Seann William Scott 20220427 - American Pie 40“Jim was just telling me about the new Dispatch from Gallantry that he was reading before he came here. Jim just loooooves getting that fire everyday carry from Gallantry. Isn’t that right, Jim? C’mon, tell the ladies how you’re a Gallantry Man Legend!”

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