Mr. Meryl is the audio/visual department adviser of South Park Elementary. He acted like a studio executive when he cancelled the news program Super School News, which had a 4 rating, in favor of Craig's program Animals Close-Up With a Wide-Angle Lens which had a 57 rating.
When the news team re-grouped to produce a more titilating tabloid program their rating were up by 3 viewers over Craig's reaching a 60 in the ratings. Mr. Meryl congradulated the boys' efforts but they were again cancelled do to Craig's revamped show, Animals Close-Up With a Wide-Angle Lens Wearing Hats. His only appearance was in "Quest for Ratings" and has yet to make another appearance. It is assumed he is still a member of the school's faculty.
Mr. Meryl wears a brown button-up shirt with a black tie. He has red, balding hair, a red mustache, and red eyebrows.