Morgan Merryweather is a character in the Grand Theft Auto series who appears as the host of Double Clef FM in Grand Theft Auto III and a radio caller in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories. He is voiced by Gerry Cosgrove in all of his appearances.

Description

Merryweather is the entertainment correspondent for the Liberty Tree newspaper and covers local and touring theatre productions. For the Liberty Tree newspaper, he wrote the Entertainment article in March 2001, the Opera with Morgan Merryweather article in July 2001 and the Bayreuth Be Damned article in August 2001. In October 2001, the setting of Grand Theft Auto III, Merryweather is also the host of classical music station Double Clef FM.

Merryweather is depicted as a stereotype of a classical music aficionado. When he is host of Double Clef FM, he often intersperses the pieces he plays with references to his refined lifestyle. However, he frequently displays his poor cultural knowledge. For instance, at one point he comments "Ah... just like Fellini's "Lolita"... innocent, yet endlessly corrupting... mmm..." In reality, "Lolita" was written by Vladimir Nabokov and twice made into film adaptations, though neither was produced by Federico Fellini. Furthermore, Merryweather mentions that he once spent a summer "reading Proust in the original Italian", even though Marcel Proust wrote in French.

In 1986, the setting of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, he phones in to K-CHAT during Claude Maginot's interview, discussing Maginot's performance in the play In the Future, There will be Robots.

In 1998, the setting of Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, he phones into Double Clef FM to complain about the program's present quality and host Sergio Boccino. One of Merryweather's complaints is that Boccino plays too much music by Italian composers, which comes as ironic, as later, when Merryweather is the station's DJ, he plays the same amount of music by Italian composers.

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References

  1. GTA Liberty City Stories website (Flash)
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