February 12, 2004
Pseudo Imaginary Trend of the week: Fictional Characters Named after Fiction Writers

With tomorrow's release of Fifty First Dates, the Pseudo Imaginary Trend of fictional characters named after fiction writers finally comes into its own.

Since we here at low culture consider ourselves pseudo imaginary experts on the Pseudo Imaginary Trends (up your nose with a rubber hose, Entertainment Weekly—or Entertainment Weakly as we like to call it when we're feeling nasty!), we took it upon ourselves to point out the obligatory three recent(-ish) instances that form any Pseudo Imaginary Trend. Even one this pseudo and imaginary.

Fifty First Dates' Henry Roth and Henry Roth

Torque's Henry James and Henry James

Sex and the City's Richard Wright and Richard Wright

Start with a ponderous "academic"-sounding quote from Harold Bloom and close with a tepid kicker ("What's next, Ashton Kutcher as 'John Updike'?") and send me my check, Rick.

It's tenuously hilarious! Except that it's not.

Posted in a Shallow fashion.

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matt haberMatt Haber has written for The New York Times, Esquire, and The New York Observer. He is not allergic to pet dander and can do "ethnic" accents if the part calls for it. He is repped by Candy Addams at Entertainment 4-Every-1. Feeling special?
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