Stubbings' demeanor is very reserved. When Charles Pipping IV was engaging in swordplay using a tennis racquet, Stubbings observed that Charles had "clearly mastered the rules of tennis". Stubbings also engages in dry wit, demonstrating this by procuring a tennis ball on a serving tray.
Stubbings is able to make objects appear on a serving tray, even when they are too large to fit under the lid. The first instance was the tennis ball he gave to Charles. The second was the jousting lance that was balanced upright on its shaft. As the serving tray was lifted, more and more of the jousting lance was revealed, with the tip at a height higher than Charles when he was sitting on horseback.
This is another time Tim Curry has played a butler character, the other being Wadsworth from Clue.