Anti_Nora wrote:It's going to be brilliant.
Ricky is going to use it as an outlet for taking the piss out of idiots, so basically everything he finds crass and annoying will be channelled through Derek.
It just sounds fun, and after Cemetery Junction / The Invention Of Lying I think we could do with a little bit of Ricky in silly mode.
Eggs-A-frigging-ZACKLY! Derek is not an autistic, downy, mongolicious fucktard, he's a postmodern canvas on which to projectile vomit a Jackson Pollock of the most odious tendencies of the vicious LCM of our broken down modern times. He is a special-ed spastic but with a biting twist, the little twonk is a malicious, egotistical, self-gratifying twat. It's gonna be BRILLIANT social commentary!!! Gervais has quite a bit of a brain and he's using it.
As for drooling helmet-wearers being offended, there's no WAY mentals will get the joke so they'll just see the character as genuine and either identify with or despise him.