The show has also made its presence known in Toobworld in past shows. Dr. Cristina Yang of 'Grey's Anatomy', for instance, was a graduate of Stanford. In the 1949 soap opera 'One Man's Family', Claudia and Cliff Barbour were students at Stanford; their father Henry was a banker in San Francisco.
On 'One Tree Hill', Haley was planning on attending Stanford, but her pregnancy may have put a crimp in those plans. And in 'Party of Five', Stanford played a major role in the life of Julia - after coming to grips with the trauma faced by the Salinger family, she planned on going back to school there. And there was a writer in her class named Adam who only pretended to be a Stanford student.
Another student at Stanford was Sam Winchester, who dropped out to help his brother in a cross-country quest to vanquish various 'Supernatural' demons while searching for their missing father.
There's one other Stanford mention that seems certain to me, but which I can't prove. On 'Too Close For Comfort', Henry Rush had a collection of sweatshirts from many different colleges and universities. I would have to imagine that living in the San Francisco area, Henry must have had a Stanford sweatshirt on at some point during the run of the series.
[And just because I like the idea, I'm going to claim that the banker Henry Barbour from 'One Man's Family' was the godfather for Henry Rush, who was his namesake. I don't think that theory of relateeveety is 'Too Close For Comfort'; it certainly can't be debunked!]
Graduate of UConn, along with Rebecca Howe of 'Cheers'
"I hate Stanford because they suck so much."