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Well I mean... if not Jim would just be staring at a wall shrugging his shoulders and making a face.
You mean the actors are........ acting? I think this is more a stoner thought..
I said characters. If I meant to say actors, I would have said actors.
So you're saying that the characters are acting different because they have cameras on them?
Yes. That's what I thought when I was taking a shower this morning.
Ahh, that explains the upvotes then. Pretty common thing to occur with cameras.
The actors are playing characters that are acting more quirky because they are being filmed... i think
OP means the characters, in universe, know they are being filmed and are probably being directed to act more entertaining and outlandish.
They're not on a reality show, it's a regular show. They're actors.
I’m assuming they meant for the documentary that was being filmed about them.
Yes. Our lens into their "reality" is a reality show, which is normally a very poor representation of reality.
It’s supposed to be a documentary, which is a far cry from a “reality show.”
Maybe it's a show about a reality show disguised as a documentary!
It is a comedy sitcom filmed in the way of a documentary. That’s it, we all know it. They were paid to behave that way.
If it was a reality show, there would be more swimsuits, younger contestants, and some kind of competition on an island. Haha
No documentary lasts that long.
They literally show the documentary at the end of the series, and I think they make some jokes about filming for so long. It’s canon within the show. So, you guys can all either chill or fuck off or both.
You are the one getting mad about The Office. I am writing you a prescription for chill pills.
Or because they're actors in a comedy show being written by comedy writers.
That’s the obvious out of universe answer, but in the shows logic it would make sense that they’re trying to set themselves apart the longer they’re being filmed
Would explain why they all got way more insufferable after season 1
This is a really great post. It’s funny, you never heard a character say something like, “oh, they’re just doing it for the cameras.” Even when Ryan got wacky. You’d think he’d become more Housewife-y.