mockumentary


Also found in: Wikipedia.

mock·u·men·ta·ry

 (mŏk′yə-mĕn′tə-rē)
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.]

mockumentary

(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]
Translations
documenteur
References in periodicals archive ?
The fictional Milton Frank--star of the new mockumentary series "Off Kilter"--is a moody choreographer whose tender ego is easily bruised as he attempts to revive his floundering career.
15pm), a wonderfully funny mockumentary about a group of vampires, who allow a camera crew into their lair.
2 THIS IS SPINAL TAP (1984) MOCKUMENTARY spoof about a British band touring America in the 1980s and turning the volume up to 11 on the speakers.
Opens Friday Ricky Gervais writes, produces, directs and stars in this mockumentary spin-off, set 15 years after The Office.
PIERS MORGAN'S LIFE STORIES (ITV, 9pm) HE'S had parts in blockbuster hits such as Star Wars and the Harry Potter films and starred alongside Hollywood's Jennifer Aniston and Val Kilmer, however, for many of us, it was his part in Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant's comedy mockumentary Life's Too Short, that put Warwick Davis, above, firmly on our radar.
The story of two teens spending a week with the creepy grandparents they've never met unfolds in a mockumentary style that's new for the filmmaker and old hat for horror auds.
THE well known phrase "don't hassle the Hoff" could be well remembered by characters in this brand new original series from Dave, which is a mockumentary about the Knightrider and Baywatch star David Hasselhoff.
It will feature Scots comedy stars and will be filmed in a mockumentary style.
Game of Thrones" actor Kit Harington, who portrays Eddard Stark's (Sean Bean) bastard son Jon Snow in the HBO TV series, will be starring in another HBO production which is a sports mockumentary titled "7 Days in Hell.
Miller, editor Too Boldfor the Box Office: The Mockumentary from Big Screen to Small Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, Inc.
To that end, Vichy unveiled its "Cellulite Confessions" campaign, anchored by a mockumentary designed to highlight the extreme, nonsensical, and just plain crazy treatments that women go through in the pursuit of smooth skin.
One technique that Allen has used in several of his films is that of the mockumentary, a documentary-like presentation of a non-existent historical person or event, employing all of the techniques of a documentary--including the use of talking heads and B-rolls in the manner of cinema verite--for parodic, satiric, and analytical purposes.