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n. pl. mock·u·men·ta·ries
A fictional movie or television program that is a parody made in the style of a factual documentary.

[Blend of mock and documentary.]


(ˌmɒkjʊˈmɛntərɪ; -trɪ)
n, pl -ries
(Broadcasting) a satirical television or radio programme in the form of a parody of a documentary
[C20: from mock + (doc)umentary]
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Bowdoin Van Riper, and Robert Weiner look at mockumentaries that present stories of fictional individuals such as Fae Richards, a forgotten black character actor from the 1930s, fictional organizations such as the "Negro American Space Society of Astronauts," and fictional events such as the failed Hollandia expedition to Antarctica.
Nowhere has Allen more thoroughly explored the narratological nuances of this cinematic form than in the two mockumentaries he created after the 1990s.
Since then, mockumentaries have continued to evolve, engaging with new forms of factual TV such as the docusoap (to create the mockusoap) and expanding into the online environment.
Now mockumentaries can be hilariously side-splitting - like The Office - or painfully unfunny, like er.
IF you like mockumentaries, you should get a kick out of this new Australian offering, set in a high school Down Under.
SPINAL Tap star Christopher Guest has won plaudits recently for directing mockumentaries Best In Show and A Mighty Wind.
Christopher Guest's comic mockumentaries (``Waiting for Guffman,'' ``A Mighty Wind,'' etc.
Rather than a great comedy film in the style of This Is Spinal Tap writer/performer Christopher Guest's mockumentaries Best In Show, A Mighty Wind and my personal favourite Waiting For Guffman - this seems more like an all-star special on Comic Relief night.
In the latter part of the 20th century, feature films and documentaries sometimes merged into mockumentaries (fictional works in a documentary format) and docudramas (reality-based works in a fictional format).
Aim is to mine the same appetite for mockumentaries such as "This Is Spinal Tap" and "Best in Show" and subversive comedies in the vein of "Napoleon Dynamite.
The first of four mockumentaries will premiere today on a branded channel created at Break.
Mockumentaries play with our inner worlds, as well as our social lives, at times, gently, at others, drawing blood.