Ricky Gervais momentarily stops making fun of mentally disabled people in between his Twitter rants about atheism to reprise an old character.
This was gently funny, but Steve Coogan is really showing us how to revive a British comedy:
New Ricky manages to poke through with a cancer joke.
That was great, made my day.
I know I’m in the minority here, but if you actually watch Derek, it’s not having a laugh at the expense of the developmentally disabled. It’s really well done, I promise! More a showcase of an oddball Christopher Guest-type character than an exploitation of the cognitively impaired. Like this, which we can all agree is wonderful and not mean-spirited: http://vimeo.com/46245944
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