A spoof of crime documentaries about the arrest and trial of a beloved poetry professor from a small town in South Carolina, who is accused of brutally murdering his wife, and the young Northeastern lawyer hired to defend him.
You know the type - comedy shows where the characters talk directly to the camera, popularized by 'The Office'. Best not to think who exactly the documentary is being made for, who funded it, etc. Just suspend, and enjoy.
Documentaries, newscasting, and children's educational programming are just a few of the non-scripted TV genres that get skewered in this list of spot-on parodies. Thanks FilmFish, Thilmfish (come on, 'Look Around You' fans).
The 2001 premiere of The Office by Ricky Gervais inspired a raft of international versions, including the well-known US version starring Steve Carrell but also German, French, Chilean, and Czech versions.