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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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Michael Keaton & Owen Wilson Join "Documentary Now!"

The new season of "Documentary Now!" promises huge guest stars and hilarious takes on buzzy documentaries like "Wild Wild Country."

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A sweetly unhinged fan gives up everything to track famed comic strip creator Gary Larson for his documentary.


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Series cast summary:
Fred Armisen ...  Enzo Entolini / ... 15 episodes, 2015-2019
Helen Mirren ...  Herself - Hostess / ... 15 episodes, 2015-2019
Bill Hader ...  Clark Honus / ... 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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Country:

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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Trivia

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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Featured in Conan: Fred Armisen/Chrissie Hynde/Circa Waves (2015) 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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