When the pilot episode of Derek aired, we got into long and heated debates with some of our readers about whether or not it was offensive to the intellectually disabled. Personally, we felt the main problem with it was that it wasn’t funny and that Ricky Gervais couldn’t act.
Well now the full series is on its way (thanks Channel 4!) and there’s a trailer for it. And whatever it was Ricky was doing badly last time, he’s trebled his efforts. If we accept his protestations that Derek isn’t supposed to be a man with learning difficulties, then what the hell are all the weird jaw movements all about?
We are very sad that Gervais has the lead role in the new Muppets movie. Very sad.