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on: March 02, 2019, 06:51:24 PM

Just started watching this in its 3rd season on IFC and am now tracking back through Seasons 1 and 2 (which are on Netflix).  Its by Seth Meyers, Fred Armison, and Bill Hader (John Mulaney pops up too) and they do little 22 minute spoofs of some famous documentaries.  It's really funny on its own and if you are a fan of documentaries in general and have seen some of the stuff they are very specifically spoofing, it is a riot.

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Reply #1 on: March 02, 2019, 07:25:07 PM

Juan likes rice and chicken is probably my favorite, but they are all fucking great.

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Reply #2 on: March 02, 2019, 08:23:01 PM

That's a parody of Jiro Dreams of Sushi right?  Haven't gotten to that one yet.

Oh man, just looked at the season 2 episode list and they do both Swimming to Cambodia and Stop Making Sense.  So pumped.  I hope they do Thin Blue Line or Fitzcaraldo or something else in the Morris/Herzog universe.
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"As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.

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Reply #3 on: March 02, 2019, 09:50:23 PM

Yeah, it's a parody of Jiro Dreams of Sushi, and it's great.

My wife has an MFA in documentary filmmaking, so needless to say this is a show we watch as soon as it's available.  Season three has started out really strong.  In fact, heir parody of Original Cast Album: Company, which is pretty obscure, aired this week and it's my favorite from all of the seasons. 

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Reply #4 on: March 02, 2019, 09:55:33 PM

That was the first one I watched an it instantly hooked me.  So much attention to detail while being super funny.  The two parter that started the season was pretty dang good too.

"As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.

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Reply #5 on: March 02, 2019, 10:32:26 PM

It can't be hard to parody anything related to Company. That musical is parody fodder in and of itself (like almost all musicals).

I will have to check this out, though I need to watch Jiro Dreams of Sushi first as I was having a conversation about it with some British people while waiting in line at the amazing ramen place in Niseko this week.  why so serious?

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Reply #6 on: March 02, 2019, 11:15:47 PM

My wife has an MFA in documentary filmmaking,

Holy shit that's niche

Ask her what she thought of The Falls.
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Reply #7 on: March 04, 2019, 01:15:56 AM

Holy shit Bill Hader is a fucking genius. His Splading Gray is unbelievably good.

"As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.

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Reply #8 on: March 04, 2019, 02:12:58 AM

Oh shit, they DID do Thin Blue Line. Fucking brilliant. I am in absolute awe of these guys.

"As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.

-H.L. Mencken
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Reply #9 on: March 04, 2019, 08:06:33 AM

I'm looking forward to "Any Given Saturday Afternoon" later this season.

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Reply #10 on: March 04, 2019, 02:51:56 PM

Thread was exciting, except that this isn't on my Netflix.  I fear it didn't make it over.  Goddamn it.

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Reply #11 on: March 06, 2019, 11:39:38 PM

Another great episode this week, this time riffing on Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present with Cate Blanchett(!) in the title role.

"As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.

-H.L. Mencken
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