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 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.