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18th May '16 9:11:14 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''TrailerParkBoys'' post-season 2 feels this way most of the time. In the first two seasons, all new characters would question the camera crew following the boys around (naturally, given that most of these characters are committing mis-deeds while asking the question), but in the later seasons they're hardly ever brought up.

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* ''TrailerParkBoys'' ''Series/TrailerParkBoys'' post-season 2 feels this way most of the time. In the first two seasons, all new characters would question the camera crew following the boys around (naturally, given that most of these characters are committing mis-deeds while asking the question), but in the later seasons they're hardly ever brought up.
16th May '16 11:33:23 PM erforce
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This gets around some of the problems encountered during the filming of ''ThisIsSpinalTap'', where entire scenes had to be cut from the film because the director and writers didn't believe that the characters or their lawyers would allow them to be shown (e.g. the sequence where the band get their chauffeur stoned).

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This gets around some of the problems encountered during the filming of ''ThisIsSpinalTap'', ''Film/ThisIsSpinalTap'', where entire scenes had to be cut from the film because the director and writers didn't believe that the characters or their lawyers would allow them to be shown (e.g. the sequence where the band get their chauffeur stoned).
9th Mar '16 2:01:58 PM GrammarNavi
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* ''TheThickOfIt'' is shot like this and supposed to be this, but is made impossible because there's ''no way'' that any of the characters would allow it to be made - the politicians attempting to control the media forms a huge backbone of the theme, and the 'documentary' constantly displays them to be the ineffectual, foul-mouthed hypocrites that they are not allowed to be.

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* ''TheThickOfIt'' ''Series/TheThickOfIt'' is shot like this and supposed to be this, but is made impossible because there's ''no way'' that any of the characters would allow it to be made - the politicians attempting to control the media forms a huge backbone of the theme, and the 'documentary' constantly displays them to be the ineffectual, foul-mouthed hypocrites that they are not allowed to be.
21st Feb '16 9:49:24 AM therandomsciencegirl
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14th Oct '15 5:47:30 AM Ominae
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* ''Anime/{{Kagewani}}'' has Takeru faking a documentary video of sighting a cryptid. [[spoiler:He didn't expect to see a live one go after him and his crew.]]
28th Aug '15 10:15:08 PM storyyeller
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* ''Series/{{Ellerbeck}}'' has ConfessionCam, characters addressing the camera, zooming and refocusing, etc. but the camera crew can apparently teleport. In one scene, a woman explicitly allows only one camera into her house but the resulting scene is still shot from multiple angles. There are also several cases where a scene cuts between opposing angles, where logically the cameramen should be visible if it was really being shot from those angles simultaneously. The show also depicts stuff that the characters wouldn't want publicized (including at least one case of ''blackmail'').

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* ''Series/{{Ellerbeck}}'' has ConfessionCam, characters addressing the camera, zooming and refocusing, etc. but the camera crew can apparently teleport. In one scene, a woman explicitly allows only one camera into her house but the resulting scene is still shot from multiple angles. There are also several cases where a scene cuts between opposing angles, where logically the cameramen should be visible if it was really being shot from those angles simultaneously. The show also depicts stuff that the characters wouldn't want publicized (including at least one including a case of ''blackmail'').''blackmail''.
28th Aug '15 10:14:10 PM storyyeller
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* ''Series/Ellerbeck'' has ConfessionCam, characters addressing the camera, zooming and refocusing, etc. but the camera crew can apparently teleport. In one scene, a woman explicitly allows only one camera into her house but the resulting scene is still shot from multiple angles. There are also several cases where a scene cuts between opposing angles, where logically the cameramen should be visible if it was really being shot from those angles simultaneously. The show also depicts stuff that the characters wouldn't want publicized (including at least one case of ''blackmail'').

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* ''Series/Ellerbeck'' ''Series/{{Ellerbeck}}'' has ConfessionCam, characters addressing the camera, zooming and refocusing, etc. but the camera crew can apparently teleport. In one scene, a woman explicitly allows only one camera into her house but the resulting scene is still shot from multiple angles. There are also several cases where a scene cuts between opposing angles, where logically the cameramen should be visible if it was really being shot from those angles simultaneously. The show also depicts stuff that the characters wouldn't want publicized (including at least one case of ''blackmail'').
28th Aug '15 10:13:50 PM storyyeller
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* ''Series/Ellerbeck'' has ConfessionCam, characters addressing the camera, zooming and refocusing, etc. but the camera crew can apparently teleport. In one scene, a woman explicitly allows only one camera into her house but the resulting scene is still shot from multiple angles. There are also several cases where a scene cuts between opposing angles, where logically the cameramen should be visible if it was really being shot from those angles simultaneously. The show also depicts stuff that the characters wouldn't want publicized (including at least one case of ''blackmail'').
27th Aug '15 8:31:39 AM MagicalDragon
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* ''WebVideo/WalkingInCircles'': While the characters talk directly with an interviewer in interview scenes, outside of those there's no indication of it being a documentary. All of the documentary elements are dropped in the second season.
15th Aug '15 1:22:00 PM Prfnoff
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* ''CurbYourEnthusiasm'' began as a one-off fake documentary. The spin-off series ditched pretty much everything except for the occasionally shaky, documentary-esque camera and ad-libbed scripts.

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* ''CurbYourEnthusiasm'' ''Series/CurbYourEnthusiasm'' began as a one-off fake documentary. The spin-off series ditched pretty much everything except for the occasionally shaky, documentary-esque camera and ad-libbed scripts.



* ''[[JackAndBobby Jack & Bobby]]'' was a one-season 2004 show that was interspersed with talking-head interviews pontificating on the events of the series and their repercussions. That's because the show was about two brothers, one of which became President. It wasn't the Kennedys, sadly; it was about some TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture president.

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* ''[[JackAndBobby Jack & Bobby]]'' ''Series/JackAndBobby'' was a one-season 2004 show that was interspersed with talking-head interviews pontificating on the events of the series and their repercussions. That's because the show was about two brothers, one of which became President. It wasn't the Kennedys, sadly; it was about some TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture president.
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