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Documentary Now! 

Documentary Now parodies the current obsession with documentaries. Season one features six different stories and stylistic approaches paying tribute to the doc format.
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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Starring Fred Armisen and Bill Hader. A candid docu-memoir of Hollywood Legend Jerry Wallach, and his forty year quest to win an Oscar.


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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Fred Armisen ...  Enzo Entolini / ... 13 episodes, 2015-2016
Bill Hader ...  Clark Honus / ... 13 episodes, 2015-2016
Helen Mirren ...  Herself - Hostess 13 episodes, 2015-2016
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Documentary Now parodies the current obsession with documentaries. Season one features six different stories and stylistic approaches paying tribute to the doc format.

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USA

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English

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20 August 2015 (USA) See more »

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American Documentary See more »

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The sketch artist in "The Eye Doesn't Lie" was the actual artist from the court case that the original documentary "The Thin Blue Line" was centered around. This was a total coincidence, as the show's creators thought they had just hired a random police sketch artist. See more »

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Brilliant! Haven't laughed that hard in a long time
27 August 2015 | by troybutcher77See all my reviews

Aktham Tashtoush who left a bad review below must not have read up on what this is about. To fully appreciate the brilliant comedy in Documentary Now, you need to watch at least part of (or read about) Grey Gardens for the 1st episode, and then watch an episode of VICE on Youtube to fully appreciate the 2nd episode. Bill & Fred have obviously watched and researched the original characters and have portrayed and mocked what is so funny about original shows. If you like morbid comedy, then this delivers.

Bill & Fred are hilarious together, and my only complaint is that there is only going to be 6 episodes it appears.


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