Seth Meyers was a star on Saturday Night Live and currently hosts a hit late night talk show, so it's no surprise that his next project is all about the laughs. Since Documentary Now! spoofs the amazing world of TV documentaries, we decided to put Seth's knowledge to the test and see if he can guess which of the following documentaries are real — and which ones are fake.
Is American Mullet a real doc?
American Mullet: "This documentary emphasizes that people have strong feelings about the mullet — very popular hair style among lesbians, race car drivers and others."
Yep, this documentary from 2001 is 100% real.
How about Hot Coffee?
Hot Coffee: How the infamous McDonald's hot coffee lawsuit and similar cases were exploited as part of a right-wing crusade to weaken civil justice.
Yep, Hot Coffee is definitely real.
Does Dark Shack: Life as an Abercrombie Employee ring true to you?
Dark Shack: Life as an Abercrombie Employee: Explores the many pitfalls of working for the famed company, from the retail worker's strict dress and makeup code, to the style of management on its famed corporate campus.
Sadly, this one is fake. But who wouldn't pay to see that movie?
What about Gates of Heaven?
Gates of Heaven: A documentary about a pet cemetery in California, and the people who have pets buried there.
Yeah, Gates of Heaven is actually 100% real.
Is Here Comes Santa Claus real or fake?
Here Comes Santa Claus: This documentary follows the life of Michel Laurent, a farmer living in a small village in the South of France who every Christmas, dresses up as Santa Claus and gives presents to every child in his village throughout the night.
Here Comes Santa Claus is so not real.
Does Foot, Meet Mouth sound legit to you?
Foot, Meet Mouth: A look at the comedy's world history of controversial acts including Richard Pryor and George Carlin and how inappropriate jokes can make or break someone's career.
Seth was on it! It's fake.
Is Hands on a Hard Body: The Documentary real or fake?
Hands on a Hard Body: The Documentary: Twenty-four contestants compete in an endurance/sleep deprivation contest in order to win a brand new Nissan Hardbody truck. The last person to remain standing with his or her hand on the truck wins.
Real. Real. Real.
What about Dolphin Lover?
Dolphin Lover: Dolphin Lover tells the story of Malcolm Brenner and his romantic and sexual love affair with a captive bottle-nosed Dolphin in a 1970's Florida amusement park
Well, whaddya know — it's real!
Married to the Eiffel Tower — real or fake?
Married to the Eiffel Tower: This documentary explores the world of three women who are sexually and emotionally attracted to objects. These so-called 'objectum sexuals' shy away from contact with other humans in favour of structures large and small. An American woman, has been lovingly connected with the Golden Gate Bridge, has a fence for a lover in her bedroom, used to be in love with an archery bow and is now officially married to the Eiffel Tower.
Oh, it's so real that you could fall in love with it.
Does Something About Those Eyes ring a bell?
Something About Those Eyes: In a 2013 study, 83% of American women identified Scandinavian men to be the most attractive in the world. But why? This film takes a look at what humans have found attractive throughout history.
Unfortunately, Seth was wrong. Something About Those Eyes does not exist — yet.
The River Runs Through Me — real?
The River Runs Through Me: Performance artist Katya Solytvana decides to put on the ultimate piece of art: the beauty of the human condition whilst completely still. For one week, Katya lay in the same spot, guests were welcome to come watch her for as long as they pleased. Her bedroom was the mattress, her dining room was the mattress, and yes, bathroom was the mattress.
Sorry, it's fake — even though it totally sounds like a lot of Lower East Side performance art projects.
What do you think Project Grizzly is?
Project Grizzly: A documentary follows a Canadian fellow working on his dream: building a suit of armor so he can observe grizzly bears from a close distance.
What about the doc 6 Inch or Footlong? — real or fake?
6 Inch or Footlong?: America's leading healthy chain restaurants opens its doors for the very first time. In 6 Inch or Footlong?, we get a behind the scenes look at what makes that Italian Herb and Cheese loaf so tasty, and the real secret behind their delicious chocolate chip cookie delights.
It's so very fake.
Does Mr. Left sound real?
Mr. Left: In an epic journey to find one's true identity, Mark Statcher, a 46-year-old Michigan native, born with two left feet, sets out on a mission that will ultimately change his life forever. The documentary follows Mark as he trains to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, and while he physically strengthens his body in order to complete the task, his mental psyche proves to be the one obstacle in his way.
Nah, it's completely made up.
And finally: Is Cocaine Cowboys a real documentary or a fake one?
Cocaine Cowboys: In the 1980s, ruthless Colombian cocaine barons invaded Miami with a brand of violence unseen in this country since Prohibition-era Chicago — and it put the city on the map. Cocaine Cowboys is the true story of how Miami became the drug, murder and cash capital of the United States, told by the people who made it all happen.
Yep, this doc is so real.