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13th Jan '16 12:49:26 PM Nicolas-1223
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Trope name comes from an episode of ''TheSimpsons'' which parodied RealityTV; in this episode, the house which served as location for the reality ShowWithinAShow featured a closet equiped with a camera, dubbed the "Confessional" (which Marge interpreted quite literally).
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Trope name comes from an episode of ''TheSimpsons'' which parodied RealityTV; in this episode, the house which served as location for the reality ShowWithinAShow featured a closet equiped equipped with a camera, dubbed the "Confessional" (which Marge interpreted quite literally).
21st Nov '15 10:16:31 AM DaibhidC
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[[folder: Puppet Shows]] * A regular feature of ''Series/TheMuppets'', which has a similar format to ''Series/TheOffice''. In the first episode Gonzo uses it to decry the whole concept, saying it just gets used for cheap laughs based on HypocriticalHumor. We then cut back to the meeting, where he tells Kermit it's a great device and he loves it. [[/folder]]
11th Aug '15 12:20:30 PM Doogie2K
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* In the ''VideoGame/SaintsRowIV'' DLC Enter the Dominatrix, Jane [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Valder(r)am(m)a]] interviews many of the Saints about one of their "deleted scenes," a story that was partially "shot" but never released called Enter the Dominatrix. It's implied that many elements of ETD were later reconfigured and reused for ''Saints Row IV'' itself, mirroring SR4's partial origins in the unreleased Enter the Dominatrix DLC for ''[[VideoGames/SaintsRowTheThird Saints Row:]]'' '''''[[VideoGames/SaintsRowTheThird The Third]]'''''. [[NoFourthWall More lampshades are hung than in a lampshade factory.]]
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* In the ''VideoGame/SaintsRowIV'' DLC Enter the Dominatrix, Jane [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Valder(r)am(m)a]] interviews many of the Saints in this style about one of their "deleted scenes," a story that was partially "shot" but never released called Enter the Dominatrix. It's implied that many elements of ETD were later reconfigured and reused for ''Saints Row IV'' itself, mirroring SR4's [=SR4's=] partial origins in the unreleased Enter the Dominatrix DLC for ''[[VideoGames/SaintsRowTheThird Saints Row:]]'' '''''[[VideoGames/SaintsRowTheThird The Third]]'''''. [[NoFourthWall More lampshades are hung than in a lampshade factory.]]
11th Aug '15 12:19:20 PM Doogie2K
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[[folder: Video Games ]] * In the ''VideoGame/SaintsRowIV'' DLC Enter the Dominatrix, Jane [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Valder(r)am(m)a]] interviews many of the Saints about one of their "deleted scenes," a story that was partially "shot" but never released called Enter the Dominatrix. It's implied that many elements of ETD were later reconfigured and reused for ''Saints Row IV'' itself, mirroring SR4's partial origins in the unreleased Enter the Dominatrix DLC for ''[[VideoGames/SaintsRowTheThird Saints Row:]]'' '''''[[VideoGames/SaintsRowTheThird The Third]]'''''. [[NoFourthWall More lampshades are hung than in a lampshade factory.]] [[/folder]]
19th Jul '15 9:54:59 AM nombretomado
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** Ditto [[{{Maury}} Maury Povich]].
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** Ditto [[{{Maury}} [[Series/{{Maury}} Maury Povich]].
28th Jun '15 12:27:00 PM Discar
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->''"Ahem. Um, my hair's not really blue. [beat] I need that tape!"''
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->''"Ahem. Um, my hair's not really blue. [beat] I need that tape!"''

The modern concept, similar in execution to documentary interviews, hearkens back to the granddaddy of television court shows, ''The People's Court'', wherein litigants would pause in the hallway after each case for a brief interview with the court reporter. Later, ''Series/JudgeJudy'' created the precedent (along with many many others) of eliminating the court reporter and having the litigants rant directly to the camera. And the ConfessionCam was born. Trope name comes from an episode of ''TheSimpsons'' which parodied RealityTV; in this episode, the house which served as location for the reality ShowWithinAShow featured a closet equiped with a camera, dubbed the "Confessional" (which Marge interpreted quite literally).
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The modern concept, similar in execution to documentary interviews, hearkens back to the granddaddy of television court shows, ''The People's Court'', wherein litigants would pause in the hallway after each case for a brief interview with the court reporter. Later, ''Series/JudgeJudy'' created the precedent (along with many many others) of eliminating the court reporter and having the litigants rant directly to the camera. And the ConfessionCam was born. born. Trope name comes from an episode of ''TheSimpsons'' which parodied RealityTV; in this episode, the house which served as location for the reality ShowWithinAShow featured a closet equiped with a camera, dubbed the "Confessional" (which Marge interpreted quite literally). literally).

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* The documentary-style ConfessionCam employed by ''Series/{{Survivor}}'' is probably the quintessential incarnation.
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* The documentary-style ConfessionCam employed by ''Series/{{Survivor}}'' is probably the quintessential incarnation.

* ''Series/TheAmazingRace'' does a variant, as teammates almost always do them together.
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* ''Series/TheAmazingRace'' does a variant, as teammates almost always do them together.

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[[folder:Parodies and Non-Reality Programs]] [[AC:{{Comic Books}}]]
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* ''Series/ModernFamily'' uses this device, where characters complain about their family members.
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* ''Series/ModernFamily'' uses this device, where characters complain about their family members.

* Used in an episode of ''Series/{{Community}}'' in which Abed is filming a documentary about his friends. Shirley even films a confession cam segment without Abed's knowledge. * On the Hulu original series Series/{{Battleground}} this occurs. The interviews seem to take place after the ending of the campaign, showing where many of the characters are.
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* Used in an episode of ''Series/{{Community}}'' in which Abed is filming a documentary about his friends. Shirley even films a confession cam segment without Abed's knowledge. knowledge. * On the Hulu original series Series/{{Battleground}} this occurs. The interviews seem to take place after the ending of the campaign, showing where many of the characters are.

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28th Jun '15 11:48:01 AM Discar
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* ''ModernFamily'' uses this device, where characters complain about their family members.
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* ''ModernFamily'' ''Series/ModernFamily'' uses this device, where characters complain about their family members.
16th Jun '15 3:57:25 PM nombretomado
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* Most television court shows such as ''JudgeJudy'' (see exceptions below).
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* Most television court shows such as ''JudgeJudy'' ''Series/JudgeJudy'' (see exceptions below).
16th Jun '15 3:57:17 PM nombretomado
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The modern concept, similar in execution to documentary interviews, hearkens back to the granddaddy of television court shows, ''The People's Court'', wherein litigants would pause in the hallway after each case for a brief interview with the court reporter. Later, ''JudgeJudy'' created the precedent (along with many many others) of eliminating the court reporter and having the litigants rant directly to the camera. And the ConfessionCam was born.
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The modern concept, similar in execution to documentary interviews, hearkens back to the granddaddy of television court shows, ''The People's Court'', wherein litigants would pause in the hallway after each case for a brief interview with the court reporter. Later, ''JudgeJudy'' ''Series/JudgeJudy'' created the precedent (along with many many others) of eliminating the court reporter and having the litigants rant directly to the camera. And the ConfessionCam was born.
11th Jun '15 12:17:22 AM Roach
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Added Hulk&Agentsof SMA Sh and Doctor Who examples
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* The Episode ''Bad Wolf'' from Series/DoctorWho starts off with the Doctor looking into the Game Station's Confession Cam, which also hides the way out of the local Big-Brother-esque deathtrap.

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* While not a confession cam per se, the interspersed comments by the cast of WesternAnimation/HulkAndTheAgentsOfSMASH
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