Talk:David Manning (fictitious writer)

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Parody[edit]

In 2004 a parody featuring Manning had Manning giving Garfield two thumbs up.

Who did this parody and where? The article goes on to talk more about it, but never does it say anything that actually identifies the parody to anybody who hasn't already seen it. - furrykef (Talk at me) 17:47, 19 September 2006 (UTC)

I've moved that section here: In 2004, a parody commercial featuring Manning had Manning giving "Garfield" two thumbs up aired on television, even though the film Garfield was distributed by 20th Century Fox, not Columbia. Most people said the parody was a stealth advertisemen for the movie because they were both released around the same time. The parody was shown on TV and said "no matter how bad your film is, dont worry because Manning will have something good to say!". The parody seemingly stopped airing on TV in August 2004, most believe because of legal issues or that the movie was no longer in theaters. The movie was released to stores a few months later.

First, it's unlikely this ever happened. Secondly, it's uncited and conatains speculation. But most importantly, it doesn't make sense: If it was Columbia, why would Columbia spend money advertizing another studio's film? If it was 20th Century Fox, why would they advertize their own film as being "bad"? Crazysuit 21:33, 12 April 2007 (UTC)

Requested move 12 March 2015[edit]

The following is a closed discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. Editors desiring to contest the closing decision should consider a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: No consensus. This RM has been open for two weeks. It seems unlikely that agreement will be found to do this move, but there is a further option you might consider. This page is in the category Category:Nonexistent people used in hoaxes. The most frequent DAB that I see for articles in that category is 'hoax'. That tag would clearly be justified, if you want to use it. EdJohnston (talk) 02:03, 28 March 2015 (UTC)



David Manning (fictitious writer)David Manning (pseudonym) – Beyond his review quotes being attributed to a specific newspaper, Manning doesn't seem to be fleshed out as a fictional character and is primarily just a pseudonym. --Relisted.  — Amakuru (talk) 23:02, 20 March 2015 (UTC) McGeddon (talk) 10:40, 12 March 2015 (UTC)

  • Not so sure: Based on what the article says, "David Manning" was not just an ordinary pseudonym. It seems to have been more of a fictitious person created for misleading/fraudulent promotional purposes rather than an ordinary case of just someone publishing their work using an ordinary pseudonym. —BarrelProof (talk) 03:42, 21 March 2015 (UTC)

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