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Roger Mellie

Roger Mellie ("The Man on the Telly") is a fictional character featured in Viz comic. The character (much like many of the other characters in Viz), is essentially a foul-mouthed obnoxious misogynist who somehow manages to maintain a career in television presentation. He is the ostensible author of Roger's Profanisaurus[?] but only because it is a pun on Roget's Thesaurus.

Viz's founder and main contributor Chris Donald has claimed that the character of Roger Mellie is based on the off-screen behaviour of an actual, although unnamed, late 1970s Northern UK regional TV presenter.

An animated TV series was broadcast on Channel 4, in 1991, with Peter Cook providing the voice of Roger.

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