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* ''VideoGame/SaintsRowIV'' [[WhatCouldHaveBeen began as a DLC pack]] for ''VideoGame/SaintsRowTheThird'', "Enter the Dominatrix". Volition eventually released a DLC pack for SRIV showing a "director's cut" of "Enter the Dominatrix", with a few story-line missions from the game and a lot of [[AnimatedActors in-character commentary]] from the President and his/her homies.

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* ''VideoGame/SaintsRowIV'' [[WhatCouldHaveBeen began as a DLC pack]] for ''VideoGame/SaintsRowTheThird'', "Enter the Dominatrix". Volition eventually released a DLC pack for SRIV showing a "director's cut" of "Enter the Dominatrix", with a few story-line missions from the game original version and a lot of [[AnimatedActors in-character commentary]] from the President and his/her their homies.


--->'''Documentary cameraman''': Do you watch our show? It's got lots of forensics."
--->'''Grissom''': There are too many shows about forensics.

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--->'''Documentary -->'''Documentary cameraman''': Do you watch our show? It's got lots of forensics."
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'''Grissom''':
There are too many shows about forensics.



* ''Series/{{Farscape}}'': The episode "A Constellation of Doubt".

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* ''Series/{{Farscape}}'': The episode "A Constellation of Doubt". Moya picks up a transmission from Earth containing a documentary about their visit to Earth earlier in the season. In it a series of talking heads provide their opinions, both positive and negative, on the various alien characters and what extraterrestrial contact means for humanity.


* ''Series/{{Buffy|the Vampire Slayer}}'''s "Storyteller" managed to make Andrew's pre-existing inclination to fantasizing plot-relevant ''and'' use it for hilarious deconstruction of the other regulars at the same time.

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* ''Series/{{Buffy|the Vampire Slayer}}'''s "Storyteller" "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS7E16Storyteller Storyteller]]" managed to make Andrew's pre-existing inclination to fantasizing plot-relevant ''and'' use it for hilarious deconstruction of the other regulars at the same time.


* One episode of ''Series/{{Monk}}'' was done in the style of a newsmagazine report of Monk solving a serial killing, with a FramingDevice of the usual gang watching it- but Monk begins to realize while watching the show that he might have made a mistake. [[spoiler:Sure enough, the host of the show turns out to be the real killer of the last victim.]]

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* One The ''{{Series/Monk}}'' episode of ''Series/{{Monk}}'' "Mr. Monk's 100th Case" was done in the style of a newsmagazine report TV show reporting about Adrian Monk's life and career, focusing on his investigation of Monk solving a serial killing, SerialKiller, with a FramingDevice of the usual gang characters watching it- it -- but Monk begins to realize while watching the show that he might have made a mistake. [[spoiler:Sure enough, the host of the show turns out to be the real killer of the last victim.]]


* One episode of the German series ''Pro7 Märchenstunde'' (''Pro7 Fairy Tail Hour'') was done as TheDocumentary. Unfortunately, it was also an extremely unfunny Literature/{{Discworld}}[=-=]ComicBook/{{Watchmen}} - Ripoff-Thingy.

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* One episode of the German series ''Pro7 Märchenstunde'' (''Pro7 Fairy Tail Hour'') was done as TheDocumentary.The Documentary. Unfortunately, it was also an extremely unfunny Literature/{{Discworld}}[=-=]ComicBook/{{Watchmen}} - Ripoff-Thingy.

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* The ''Creator/CountJackula'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qm1lGLebX6A review]] of ''WesternAnimation/RudolphsShinyNewYear'' is framed as a documentary of Jackula himself fresh after his literal War on Christmas back in 2016, narrated, interviewed and directed by arthouse director Creator/WernerHerzog.
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** So did "[[Recap/CommunityS3E08DocumentaryFilmmakingRedux Documentary Filmmaking: Redux]]".

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** So did "[[Recap/CommunityS3E08DocumentaryFilmmakingRedux Documentary Filmmaking: Redux]]".Redux]]", "[[Recap/CommunityS4E06AdvancedDocumentaryFilmmaking Advanced Documentary Filmmaking]]", and "[[Recap/CommunityS6E12WeddingVideography Wedding Videography]]".

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* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' did one of these for its [[MilestoneCelebration 150th episode]], narrated by none other than Creator/{{Kelsey Grammer}}.

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* ''Series/TheOuterLimits1995'':
** The majority of "A Special Edition" is presented as an episode of the ShowWithinAShow ''The Whole Truth'' which features an exposé of the secret experiments being conducted into genetic engineering, cloning, extending longevity and reviving the dead by the US government and companies working on its behalf.
** About one-third of "Judgment Day" is presented as an episode of the titular ImmoralRealityShow.


-->-- '''Michael Scott''', ''Series/TheOfficeUS'', after a camera crew follows him around for [[LongRunners 148 episodes]].

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-->-- '''Michael Scott''', ''Series/TheOfficeUS'', after a camera crew follows him around for [[LongRunners 148 episodes]].
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* The early Creator/BrianDePalma film ''Hi, Mom!'' has a RunningGag about a piece of experimental theater that some of the characters are involved with. When it comes time to show it, it's presented as fictional [[Creator/{{PBS}} public television]] cinéma vérité documentary about the piece, an immersive play called ''Be Black, Baby''. The "cast" is a group of African American actors, and the audience is all white. The audience members are painted in {{Blackface}}, then the actors paint their own faces white and subject the audience to extreme racial discrimination and abuse. A white cop, played by ''Hi, Mom!'''s protagonist Jon (Creator/RobertDeNiro), harasses the audience members even more. At the end, the audience members are interviewed, but instead of expressing any new understanding of racism or empathy for its victims, they gush about [[ComicallyMissingThePoint how amazing the play was as a theatrical experience]].

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* The early Creator/BrianDePalma film ''Hi, Mom!'' has a RunningGag about a piece of experimental theater that some of the characters are involved with. When it comes time to show it, it's presented as fictional via a fictional, DeliberatelyMonochrome [[Creator/{{PBS}} public television]] cinéma vérité documentary about the piece, an immersive play called ''Be Black, Baby''. The "cast" is a group of African American actors, and the audience is all white. The audience members are painted in {{Blackface}}, then the actors paint their own faces white and subject the audience to extreme racial discrimination and abuse. A white cop, played by ''Hi, Mom!'''s protagonist Jon (Creator/RobertDeNiro), harasses the audience members even more. At the end, the audience members are interviewed, but instead of expressing any new understanding of racism or empathy for its victims, they gush about [[ComicallyMissingThePoint how amazing the play was as a theatrical experience]].


* The early Creator/BrianDePalma film ''Hi, Mom!'' has a RunningGag about a piece of experimental theater that some of characters are involved with. When it comes time to show it, it's presented as fictional [[Creator/{{PBS}} public television]] cinéma vérité documentary about the piece, an immersive play called ''Be Black, Baby''. The "cast" is a group of African American actors, and the audience is all white. The audience members are painted in {{Blackface}}, then the actors paint their own faces white and subject the audience to extreme racial discrimination and abuse. A white cop, played by ''Hi, Mom!'''s protagonist Jon (Creator/RobertDeNiro), harasses the audience members even more. At the end, the audience members are interviewed, but instead of expressing any new understanding of racism or empathy for its victims, they gush about [[ComicallyMissingThePoint how amazing the play was as a theatrical experience]].

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* The early Creator/BrianDePalma film ''Hi, Mom!'' has a RunningGag about a piece of experimental theater that some of the characters are involved with. When it comes time to show it, it's presented as fictional [[Creator/{{PBS}} public television]] cinéma vérité documentary about the piece, an immersive play called ''Be Black, Baby''. The "cast" is a group of African American actors, and the audience is all white. The audience members are painted in {{Blackface}}, then the actors paint their own faces white and subject the audience to extreme racial discrimination and abuse. A white cop, played by ''Hi, Mom!'''s protagonist Jon (Creator/RobertDeNiro), harasses the audience members even more. At the end, the audience members are interviewed, but instead of expressing any new understanding of racism or empathy for its victims, they gush about [[ComicallyMissingThePoint how amazing the play was as a theatrical experience]].


* The early Creator/BrianDePalma film ''Hi, Mom!'' has a lengthy segment depicting a fictional [[Creator/{{PBS}} public television]] cinéma vérité documentary about an African American theater troupe in New York who stages an immersive play called ''Be Black, Baby''. The gist of the play is that white audience members are painted in {{Blackface}}, then the black actors paint their own faces white and subject the audience to extreme racial discrimination and abuse. At the end, the audience members are interviewed, but instead of expressing any new understanding of racism or empathy for its victims, they gush about [[ComicallyMissingThePoint how amazing the play was as a theatrical experience]].

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* The early Creator/BrianDePalma film ''Hi, Mom!'' has a lengthy segment depicting RunningGag about a piece of experimental theater that some of characters are involved with. When it comes time to show it, it's presented as fictional [[Creator/{{PBS}} public television]] cinéma vérité documentary about an African American theater troupe in New York who stages the piece, an immersive play called ''Be Black, Baby''. The gist "cast" is a group of African American actors, and the play audience is that white all white. The audience members are painted in {{Blackface}}, then the black actors paint their own faces white and subject the audience to extreme racial discrimination and abuse.abuse. A white cop, played by ''Hi, Mom!'''s protagonist Jon (Creator/RobertDeNiro), harasses the audience members even more. At the end, the audience members are interviewed, but instead of expressing any new understanding of racism or empathy for its victims, they gush about [[ComicallyMissingThePoint how amazing the play was as a theatrical experience]].


* The early Creator/BrianDePalma film ''Hi, Mom!'' has a lengthy segment depicting a fictional [[Creator/{{PBS}} public television]] cinéma vérité documentary about an African American theater troupe in New York who stages an immersive play called ''Be Black, Baby''. The gist of the play is that white audience members are painted in {{Blackface}}, then the black actors paint their faces white and subject the audience to extreme racial discrimination and abuse. At the end, the audience members are interviewed, but instead of expressing any new understanding of racism or empathy for its victims, they gush about [[ComicallyMissingThePoint how amazing the play was as a theatrical experience]].

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* The early Creator/BrianDePalma film ''Hi, Mom!'' has a lengthy segment depicting a fictional [[Creator/{{PBS}} public television]] cinéma vérité documentary about an African American theater troupe in New York who stages an immersive play called ''Be Black, Baby''. The gist of the play is that white audience members are painted in {{Blackface}}, then the black actors paint their own faces white and subject the audience to extreme racial discrimination and abuse. At the end, the audience members are interviewed, but instead of expressing any new understanding of racism or empathy for its victims, they gush about [[ComicallyMissingThePoint how amazing the play was as a theatrical experience]].

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* The early Creator/BrianDePalma film ''Hi, Mom!'' has a lengthy segment depicting a fictional [[Creator/{{PBS}} public television]] cinéma vérité documentary about an African American theater troupe in New York who stages an immersive play called ''Be Black, Baby''. The gist of the play is that white audience members are painted in {{Blackface}}, then the black actors paint their faces white and subject the audience to extreme racial discrimination and abuse. At the end, the audience members are interviewed, but instead of expressing any new understanding of racism or empathy for its victims, they gush about [[ComicallyMissingThePoint how amazing the play was as a theatrical experience]].

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