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Manoj Nelliyattu "M. Night" Shyamalan is a film director who first appears in the Season Eleven episode, "Imaginationland".

Background

The United States government called in three top Hollywood directors, Mel Gibson, Michael Bay, and M. Night Shyamalan to give ideas on how to defeat the terrorists. Unfortunately, he is incapable of suggesting practical ideas on how to deal with the situation, because all he can come up with are various bizarre supernatural twists to the story that have nothing to do with anything.

Appearance

He is of Indian descent and has tan skin and black hair. He appears in a white shirt and wears a wristwatch.

Quotes

  • M. Night Shyamalan: "What if... What if it turns out they aren't terrorists? But they're actually werewolves? From the future?" from "Imaginationland"
  • M. Night Shyamalan: "But what if Al-Qaeda, it turns out, is the group being terrorized? By aliens?" from "Imaginationland"
  • M. Night Shyamalan: "How about we make everyone think that terrorists attacked us? But really, we were all already dead." from "Imaginationland"

Trivia

  • Shyamalan being unable to think of anything except for plot twists is based on the popular view that his films contain plot twists that were initially interesting, but got progressively more ridiculous and nonsensical in his later films. In particular, his pitch that "We were all already dead" is a reference to his highly successful movie The Sixth Sense. Two of his other films, Signs and The Village, are also mentioned by name in the episode.

Prominence

  • "Imaginationland"
  • "200" - Seen with the other celebrities suing South Park.
  • "201" - Seen with the other celebrities suing South Park.

References

Movie Celebrities
Al PacinoAlec BaldwinAngelina JolieArnold SchwarzeneggerBen AffleckBill CosbyBrian DennehyBrooke ShieldsCharlie SheenCheech and ChongChristopher ReeveDavid HasselhoffEric RobertsEugene LevyFrancis Ford CoppolaFred SavageGene HackmanGene SiskelGeorge BurnsGeorge ClooneyGeorge LucasJ.J. AbramsJada Pinkett SmithJames CameronJeff GoldblumJohn TravoltaKevin JamesKurt FullerKurt RussellLeonard MaltinLeonardo DiCaprioLiza MinnelliM. Night ShyamalanMalcolm McDowellMatthew BroderickMatthew McConaugheyMel GibsonMichael BayMichael DornMichael DouglasMichael RichardsMorgan FreemanNatalie PortmanNeve CampbellNick NolteNicole KidmanRicardo MontalbanRob SchneiderRobert RedfordRobin Williams HologramRussell CroweSarah Jessica ParkerSidney PoitierSteven SeagalSteven SpielbergSylvester StalloneTerry GilliamThe BaldwinsTim BurtonTom CruiseTom HanksTyler PerryVin DieselWhoopi GoldbergWilliam ShatnerWinona Ryder
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Minor characters from Season Eleven
Abraham Lincoln | Alex Hart | Allison | Angelina Jolie | Baahir Hassan Abdul Hakeem | Bill Donohue | Bono | Bradley | Charles Kincade | Chris Hansen | Cinderella | Council of Nine | Dr. David Nelson | Dr. Zonder | Emir Hadi | European Fecal Standards and Measurements Board | Frank Waters | Freddy Krueger | Gandalf the Grey | Glen | Glinda the Good Witch | Hare Club for Men | Hillary Clinton | Hillbilly Brigade | Jake Jabs | Jay Cutler | Jesse Jackson | Kelly Mayfield | Luke Skywalker | ManBearPig | Mayor of Imaginationland | Michael Bay | M. Night Shyamalan | Morpheus | Mr. Donaldson | Mr. Hakeem | Mrs. Hakeem | Nelly | Pastor Phillips | Pat Sajak | Patty Nelson | Pope Benedict XVI | Popeye | Professor Teabag | Queen Elizabeth II | Rauf Xerxes | Rita Struthers | Ron Zappolo | Ryan | Snarf | Stormtroopers | Strawberry Shortcake | Substitute teacher | Thad Jarvis | The Lollipop King | Thomas | Tom Shane | Travis Mayfield | The Ugly Kids | Tumon | Vanna White | Vice President Greg | Vladimir Stolfsky | Wario | Wonder Woman | Zeus

More information: List of minor characters from Season Eleven | Season Eleven

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