Making Of | Derek Series One

  • Published on Mar 22, 2015
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  • Richard Berry
    Richard Berry 4 years ago +718

    Carl's Scene with the woman who is just there for her dying mums ring is one of the best scenes in the entire show. I replayed it a few times.

    • X
      X Month ago +1

      @Pat Tanackered thatโ€™s Karls favourite film (Kes)

    • Kara Shea
      Kara Shea 3 months ago +2

      Karl turned out to be an excellent dramatic actor! I was so impressed. And proud of him

    • darroch8231
      darroch8231 Year ago


    • HisWordisLife
      HisWordisLife 2 years ago +6

      @Heidi Quayle But he can't see us...Karl may have inspired us to tell off the magpies of the world when we see them in action.

  • Andrew
    Andrew 5 years ago +582

    I discovered Derek when i was diagnosed with cancer and had to go through rough chemo treatments in the hospital. Did not matter how sick, or tired, or in pain i was... Karl could make me laugh. I was already a huge fan of him, but the sweetness of the Derek character and the hilarity of Karl really helped me.

    • Sophie W
      Sophie W 3 months ago

      Sorry I.meant 14 yrs

    • Sophie W
      Sophie W 3 months ago

      Took 4 yrs to get diagnosed with MS in the UK for me hun..The NHS are incredible ,the people working for it amazing..The Tory government is criminally underfunding it...better than the American private system though for sure..I.have just had my appointment to see a neurologist cancelled 9 x due to staff shortages & Covid

    • Sophie W
      Sophie W 3 months ago

      Andrew ,I sincerely hope that 2022 brings you good health,healing & happiness .I.too was on chemo in 2013 when Derek was first shown on Channel 4 ..Made me laugh my head off & cry my eyes out in equal measure..6 yrs later Afterlife died the same thing! Get & stay well you! ๐Ÿ‘;) x

    • MrsKelly
      MrsKelly 4 months ago

      Laughter is the best medicine for sure! โค๏ธ

    • Mamt Patet
      Mamt Patet 4 months ago +1

      @G Taylor MAGA, LET'S GO BRANDON!

  • Dave Jones
    Dave Jones 5 years ago +397

    'Derek' is an absolute work of genius, mixing comedy with emotion in a style that I have personally never seen before. Never has a show made you want to laugh so much you cry, yet cry with enough resonance to forget why you were even laughing. Work of art.

    • Proper
      Proper 3 months ago +1

      But both the comedy and emotional parts are done in a very obvious, ham-fisted, cookie-cutter kind of way. It's not done in a clever, creative or subtle way.

    • David-Jackson-Wills
      David-Jackson-Wills 4 months ago

      great comment, really sums it up! well done you!

    • Rdinhoo
      Rdinhoo 4 months ago

      well said

    • aaronbrakefield
      aaronbrakefield Year ago


    • POW POW
      POW POW Year ago

      @M Why not throw in an "OWNED" while you're at it?
      Update your references son. Embarrassing.

  • Dream Clean
    Dream Clean 7 years ago +1378

    Any new Karl content is a blessing we should treasure.

    • Jack Lumber
      Jack Lumber 3 years ago +3

      There so should have been a Dougie spin off back in Manchester!

    • Sam Searle
      Sam Searle 4 years ago

      QuixoticQuaver ii

    • Marcus De Lemos
      Marcus De Lemos 4 years ago


    • silverpurr
      silverpurr 7 years ago +1

      @Cael Degg Prehistoric Reviews Fantastic, I'm definitely looking forward to that!

    • Dream Clean
      Dream Clean 7 years ago +1

      @Cael Degg Prehistoric Reviews Good to know. Looking forward to it.

  • ISetYourFaceOnFire
    ISetYourFaceOnFire 7 years ago +2167

    i miss karl, ricky and steve in the same room together.

    • Alfie Crichton
      Alfie Crichton 4 months ago

      @PRO PAINTER PRO DEC who cares

      PRO PAINTER PRO DEC 4 months ago

      i dont?

    • Alfie Crichton
      Alfie Crichton 5 months ago +1

      @stoikes I mean you're pretty sad for writing a paragraph about it so...

    • bigbowlowrong
      bigbowlowrong Year ago +2

      I love Ricky Gervais when he does COMEDY. When heโ€™s trying his fucking hardest to bum his audience out - which is basically what Derek and After Life are all about - I get much less interested. Iโ€™m not watching Ricky Gervais to be sad for the rest of the day.
      Not saying that tender or thoughtful moments have no place in comedy but he lays it on a bit thick at times. The Office and Extras mostly struck the right balance, at least. Maybe Iโ€™m wrong but I reckon Steve must have had a moderating influence on Rickyโ€™s tendency for depression.

  • Andrew Burn
    Andrew Burn 3 months ago +8

    This is by far one of the most underrated shows EVER. I laughed and cried more than ever. Itโ€™s definitely up there with afterlife. Pure genius. Ricky is the greatest gift of this generation.

  • Matthew Lewis
    Matthew Lewis 6 years ago +591

    "He said they're doing pork chops today. I said alright, I'll see you in an hour."
    I love this man.

    • Jim Templeton
      Jim Templeton 7 months ago +1

      They are All Great comedians ๐Ÿ˜โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฏ

    • c j
      c j Year ago +2

      @Mike Hersee true lol

    • Mike Hersee
      Mike Hersee 3 years ago +15

      Yeah, it just gets me that what finally persuaded him to take part in a new Ricky Gervais project, that most people would be willing to sacrifice teeth or other body parts for at least, was the fact that the catering is good.

  • Toby Bromfield
    Toby Bromfield 5 years ago +354

    So frustrating Karl doesn't see how talented he is

    • Gandalf
      Gandalf  8 months ago

      @Neon Sashimi Dream He reminds me of a really "out there" hippie, but without the constant dosing of acid to fuel such ideas. And it's way more entertaining to hear such ramblings when it's spoken with the slightly annoyed with everything Baltimore dialect rather than the shrieky and everything I say is the most glorious thing ever Californian american.

    • Neon Sashimi Dream
      Neon Sashimi Dream Year ago +3

      @Fyrecide I don't think Karl is actually simple. I think he's just different. He has a different way of seeing the world and a different way of seeing himself. Because of that, it seems to lead to both lazy and imaginative thinking on certain subjects that makes him seem like he's unable to grasp simple connections between things. But I don't think that he's unable to grasp them. I think he just has his reasons for looking at things in the way he does and I think, in many cases, he chooses to see them that way. He's clearly a very smart person and a very talented actor and dancer. Some of his ideas seem asinine and hilarious but other ones are rather profound.

    • Helen mullane
      Helen mullane Year ago +3

      Yes he's brilliant โค๏ธ

    • Fyrecide
      Fyrecide 2 years ago +9

      He's a simple man, which lends to acting very well because you often see things for how they are in the moment very naturally.

    • c j
      c j 2 years ago +6

      @Ben Tarr but if he accepted the truth he wouldn't be Karl

  • HisWordisLife
    HisWordisLife 2 years ago +77

    I honestly think Derek was possibly the best series for social awareness ever made. It was designed to transform our opinions about the elderly and examine their lives and our consciences with regard to the elders in our families and our communities. Cheers Ricky; if this was all you accomplished in your life--well done. Well done.

    • Jim Templeton
      Jim Templeton 7 months ago

      Mr fkn T !!!!!!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ™

    • Jim Templeton
      Jim Templeton 7 months ago

      Should be series 2,3,4 easy comedy!!!!โค๏ธโค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ™

  • Dutchgender
    Dutchgender 6 years ago +356

    Karl is the best thing in the world, when I have a bad day, I'll just watch Karl or listen to some old XFM shows and I get a smile on my face within seconds.

    • Colleen Ann
      Colleen Ann 5 months ago

      He is the best ๐Ÿฅฐ

    • taliwakka27
      taliwakka27 4 years ago

      ๐Ÿ˜‚ I don't remember writing that but I must say I find myself most amusing

    • Myles Chilton
      Myles Chilton 4 years ago

      Dutchgender I

    • davegadge1
      davegadge1 5 years ago +1

      Dutchgender if they took xfm from TheXvid I would top myself!

  • TheRakuman
    TheRakuman 7 months ago +10

    Derek and After Life are brilliant! Thank you Rickey! Just brilliant! I connected so much with After Life because my wife has cancer. I cried every episode. Thank you Rickey because now I want to appreciate my wife even more while she is still here and not waste the time I have with her. We have been together over 38 years.

  • Cleb Felm
    Cleb Felm 2 years ago +103

    โ€œThe manc whispererโ€
    Gervais is a genius honestly. I love him. One of my favorite actors/comedians/directors and entertainment personalities in general. Long live Ricky gervais

    • June DeCarlo
      June DeCarlo Month ago

      You said it right out of my mouth Ricky is Genuine!!

    • Eric Anton
      Eric Anton 5 months ago +2

      @tapdancerman how arrogant ๐Ÿ˜‚

    • Jim Templeton
      Jim Templeton 7 months ago +1

      Should had more series Ricky,
      U cuda done 2 Nd series on internet and saw how many really wanted it?!!!??
      We would have Loved much more!!!!

    • tapdancerman
      tapdancerman 10 months ago +2

      Yet so very very sad that he's set his heart on dying as a deluded atheist. Father God doesn't want him in a fiery furnace for all eternity. Sad - I wish he would let me help him.

  • CommissarKane
    CommissarKane 7 years ago +212

    never seen a show where one minute im laughing the other im crying my eyes out

    • X
      X Month ago

      Precisely and afterlife is the same

    • Simon Wilton
      Simon Wilton 4 months ago

      Aushwitz documetaries do that for me, brilliant โ€œgallows humourโ€ interspersed with some genuinely unsettling bits.

    • Daniel Korolev
      Daniel Korolev Year ago +3

      @Dive with Mc Del After Life is Gervais' weakest work.

    • Kyle Kinney
      Kyle Kinney Year ago +6

      @Dive with Mc Del I agree!....I teach special education and believe this show champions people with personalities that fall outside the realm of what most folks perceive as 'normal'.

    • Dive with Mc Del
      Dive with Mc Del Year ago +6

      The only one where my bf and i cried and laughed together while watching something. I'm sad that some people think that this series is rubbish and offensive.

  • Danny Cheesums
    Danny Cheesums 4 years ago +57

    I genuinely think Karl acted the part of Dougie really well - particularly in that scene where heโ€™s angry with the relatives

    • Jim Templeton
      Jim Templeton 7 months ago +1

      Awesome Karl and the gang!!!
      ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™ 10/10

  • Origami Kiwi
    Origami Kiwi 7 years ago +83

    Seeing Karl actually laugh is always so precious. As for Ricky's laugh...that's just contagious.

  • Margaret Miller
    Margaret Miller 3 years ago +84

    Didnโ€™t fancy Derek until Iโ€™d watched After Life, well that was so brilliant and have since watched Derek - both series are terrific, yes theyโ€™re both about love, they make you laugh, they make you cry - Ricky Gervais I am now your biggest fan

    • Smoking Barrels
      Smoking Barrels 6 months ago

      Afterlife is way overrated, one of Ricky's weakest efforts

    • Jim Templeton
      Jim Templeton 7 months ago +1

      Well caught-up!!!! Congratulations!!
      They are the Best!!!
      All 4 of them and rest them, they are All Awesome actors โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ™

    • Isle of Self
      Isle of Self Year ago +2


    • meg
      meg Year ago +3

      Same!!! ๐Ÿ˜ญ

    • Allison Smy
      Allison Smy 2 years ago +4

      Iโ€™m gonna do the same and watch Derek now too ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Zeke Iddon
    Zeke Iddon 5 years ago +1188

    There isn't a single clip of Karl speaking in which he doesn't manage to reference Elephant Man.

    • Serious smoke
      Serious smoke Year ago

      Kindred spirits

    • I'm not Gayyy
      I'm not Gayyy Year ago

      Weird innit?

    • Mary Ellen McGarry
      Mary Ellen McGarry Year ago

      This is very real. You captured a small slice of aging that is marvelous and sincere. Cheers.

    • tiarnan
      tiarnan Year ago +3

      there is actually....theres a clip of him talking about some other fella...think his name was Joseph Merrick or summat.....

    • Isle of Self
      Isle of Self Year ago

      He only mentions it when it's relevant to the conversation

  • RaK
    RaK Year ago +17

    Derek is a masterpiece, its lost on some people who think its just making fun, its a serious show in reality.

  • L0rd Log1c
    L0rd Log1c 7 years ago +195

    When Dougie quit, the series really took a blow. I think he's an essential part of the show and I always enjoy episode's with him, more than those without no matter the theme. But this series is definitely amazing.

    • Optimistic Whovian
      Optimistic Whovian 3 years ago +3

      He was in the majority Ricky only does 2 series of anything anyway so it hardly mattered he was only absent for 5 episodes.

    • Kieran Routledge
      Kieran Routledge 7 years ago +25

      Absolutely agree. It seemed like the second series relied far too heavily on getting laughs from Kevs childish sexual remarks, which is funny every now and then but when that's the only source of humour it gets repetitive.

    • harryc
      harryc 7 years ago +2

      @L0rd Log1c Either way, It still wasn't as funny or entertaining for me.

    • L0rd Log1c
      L0rd Log1c 7 years ago

      You're right of course. I'll change it.

    • TheGopoundsalt
      TheGopoundsalt 7 years ago +3

      @L0rd Log1c he wasnt fired he quit

  • Absolute Muppet
    Absolute Muppet 5 years ago +873

    When Karl needs to get angry for a scene I bet he thinks of his boiler.

    • Charlie B
      Charlie B 6 months ago


    • PCJ
      PCJ 10 months ago

      KP did really well in that scene!

    • Frank J Gambino
      Frank J Gambino Year ago +3

      janpec10 thereโ€™s shit all over the pavement, tryna sell me flat

  • Dave Kwiatkowski
    Dave Kwiatkowski 7 years ago +48

    I first saw Derek just about when I had to put my dad into a nursing home. This show hit me every single time. I literally cried at least once every episode, not so much from the schmaltz, but from the genuine emotions it stirred in me because of our situation. Dad died in November, and I've been both anticipating and dreading watching the special. I will always be grateful for Ricky and all for making this show. It will always remind me of dad.๏ปฟ

    • Daniel HUGHES
      Daniel HUGHES 7 months ago

      Eternal rest to your father and love to you and your family

    • samantha rossiter
      samantha rossiter 3 years ago +2

      It has rung true with me as I was an elderly care nurse and it is true some relatives are complete knobs to their parents, not by putting them in homes, but from the attitude to their elderly parents thinking once they get old they are useless and have no feelings and havenโ€™t had a life or got married or had kids and husbands and lovers, itโ€™s very sad sometimes to watch โ˜น๏ธ as it rings so true xxxx

    • Dream Walker
      Dream Walker 3 years ago +2

      Ricky does so great in this movie, he really pulls the audience emotions in, thatโ€™s what a movie really is isnโ€™t it? To be able to CONNECT with the audience. It looked effortless, which shows just how much heart they all really have....... whether they want to own that or not. Brilliantly done.

    • Dave Kwiatkowski
      Dave Kwiatkowski 6 years ago +2

      +MrEverisforever He responded on Twitter and I squee'd

    • Everlance
      Everlance 6 years ago +3

      +Dave Kwiatkowski Same thing happened to me with my Mum and I told Ricky this on twitter and he replied with a nice comment :)I'm sure if he read this he would give you one too..

  • kurt pullen
    kurt pullen 6 years ago +963

    Anyone else listen to XFM, podcasts and Ricky Gervais Guide to... When they are about to sleep? I can't sleep without karls voice๐Ÿ˜‚

    • Jarrod Street
      Jarrod Street Year ago

      Every night for 4 years ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

    • Cleb Felm
      Cleb Felm 2 years ago

      Anyone else seen a airy Chinese kid?

    • ceer d
      ceer d 2 years ago

      Yea I listen to that going to sleep too

    • Kyle Farmer
      Kyle Farmer 2 years ago

      I was the same way . Now I listen to forensic files. The narrators voice puts me to sleep real quick

    • Dane Mckinley
      Dane Mckinley 2 years ago +1

      Every night for about 10 years now

  • Heidi Quayle
    Heidi Quayle 2 years ago +21

    what I love about Ricky Gervais' writing is that he can show the whole of humanity. You can laugh and cry and feel all within a half an hour. Laugh SO hard...cry and have that lump in your's a rare talent. Kudos to the actors also who bring his ideas to life.

  • Jane Bibby
    Jane Bibby 2 years ago +11

    I was never a fan of the office but after binging on Afterlife, then Derek , Iโ€™m beginning to think Ricky is a genius. His work is not only so funny but so touching, moving and full of empathy. Brilliant!

    • Hฮฑษณฮฑ KO
      Hฮฑษณฮฑ KO 3 months ago +1

      Same here! I started with After life and then Derek. I just watched his stand up show on Netflix the other day. It was GREAT. I love this man now !!

  • Cremnitz
    Cremnitz 7 years ago +60

    Ricky has the perfect life, work is essentially seeing how far you can push the boundaries, constantly laughing, taking the piss out of pretentious celebrities, most importantly...constant contact with mr k dilkington

  • Im a gay faggot
    Im a gay faggot 7 years ago +138

    "If you like food, get involved with acting" hahaha that classic Karl gold

  • Kieran Pugh
    Kieran Pugh Year ago +13

    Worked in nursing homes and within the mental health sector for years and this was a wonderful series Ricky's portrail as Derek is outstanding I've worked with so many individuals similar to him bravo Ricky great series

  • Pauline Shields
    Pauline Shields 6 years ago +17

    I just love this programme. I think this is the true spirit of Ricky Gervais. The character Derek came from him so that is what is inside of him. Kindness, caring and love. Well done. I laugh and cry in the short period of one episode. Thank you Ricky Gervais for giving us this wonderful show.

  • Steve P
    Steve P 5 years ago +7

    I think people sometimes think Karl is bullied or a constant victim of Ricky and Steves pisstaking but the cornflakes conversation proves Karl can give as good as he gets.....hilarious too

  • NotYourAlly
    NotYourAlly 7 years ago +345

    Karl was essential, which is one reason why series 2 was vastly inferior to series 1. But hey, if he didn't wanna do it, he didn't wanna do it.

    • ac dc
      ac dc 2 years ago +2

      I donโ€™t agree, I enjoyed both series

    • Dirteebreaks
      Dirteebreaks 3 years ago +5

      @Karolina Krupa agreed! Kev is the unexpected king of the show, kev made up for dougies leave and then some. Making season 2 funnier for me

    • Karolina Krupa
      Karolina Krupa 3 years ago +1

      @Trebor1UK Kev is the most ridiculous character ever,so brilliant.

    • Optimistic Whovian
      Optimistic Whovian 3 years ago +4

      I get tired of people acting like Karl not being in the show made it worse, actually series 2 had some of the most poignant moments and Karl was neither here nor there, yes he was funny but that doesn't mean the show wasn't as good without him. There were other characters.

  • Gareth Williams
    Gareth Williams 5 years ago +46

    I love Karl's enthusiasm for the buffet.

  • Mickey Bitsko
    Mickey Bitsko 7 years ago +79

    Karl really doesn't understand that he IS an actor. A natural.
    My God, Karl. I'd watch you over Lawrence Olivier any day, and twice on Sundays.

  • pinkyman5155
    pinkyman5155 2 years ago +5

    Best Series I have ever seen on the tv, Ricky's writing is amazing and the choice of actors was perfect. This series made the world a better place.

  • aleestro
    aleestro 4 years ago +3

    It's really fun to see Karl sort of being himself here in these interviews. It's his personality that's great, and while him playing it up for the podcasts is funny, it's nice to see him smile and have fun too.

  • Mad Mac 66
    Mad Mac 66 2 years ago +3

    I absolutely adore Derek. Such a brilliant profound masterpiece. Your best work ever.

  • Teresa Simpson
    Teresa Simpson 7 years ago +9

    I love Derek and all the rest of the cast. This turned out to be one of my favorite shows. Just wish it had lasted longer.

  • Hannah J
    Hannah J Year ago +4

    @rickygervais (if you ever see this)
    the episode with Ivor hit me the hardest, and watching Derek go through the pain of having to witness an animal he loved being euthanized somehow gave me strength that I know I will one day need. Youโ€™ll never know how much this impacted me.
    Thank you, so very much, for pursuing your passion projects to the fullest. Thank you for this show.

  • Paul Fox
    Paul Fox 2 years ago +2

    Derek is still one of the best things I've ever seen on TV. Thanks Ricky...and all the cast.

  • Dan LaFleur
    Dan LaFleur 3 months ago +2

    RG, your the only reason I'm getting Netflix again. I recently saw how you roast the 1# at the Golden Globes. I died!๐Ÿคฃ
    The world needs more of the best version of the three musketeers ever.

  • Mr Spitsworth
    Mr Spitsworth 6 years ago +20

    I feel like Derek passed so many people by. It's no Office, but it's still pretty brilliant.
    (not to mention that Karl was a surprisingly great actor - a factor he himself will probably never believe haha)

  • Joshua H
    Joshua H 5 years ago +46

    Karl, you're far too humble about yourself, you're by far the best character, and u act well also! And I'm American and probably a fortunate one, bc, i think British comedy is gold, and you changed my life, you made me get into British comedy, and now there are a slew of great British comedians/comedies I love. So, thank you!!! =)=)=)=)

    • Jon
      Jon 3 years ago

      Vinay K. Dรฉbrou - Catchphrase with Jimmy Carr. Youโ€™ll find that hilarious ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

    • Vinay Kumar
      Vinay Kumar 4 years ago

      Joshua H Me too! Can you give me some suggestions to check out?

  • Miu19
    Miu19 2 years ago +9

    It's the sweetest and smartest series I've ever watched .. LOVE IT! Such a shame its only 2 seasons .. but still .. thank You Mr. Gervais - such a pleasure to follow Derek's and the gang adventures! :)

  • Beeonkuhh
    Beeonkuhh 2 years ago +2

    This show was so good (Karl or no Karl) I was upset when this video was my friends were leaving. Definitely one of my top five T.V shows.

  • Jessica Jane
    Jessica Jane 4 years ago +1

    I always found Derek to be a very honest and moving show, every episode would make me shed a tear. I miss Derek, he warmed my heart โค๏ธ

  • Robert Gosselin
    Robert Gosselin 2 years ago +3

    Ricky Gervais is the best thing to happen to comedy in decades ! The term โ€œgeniusโ€ is overused nowadays but Gervais โ€œisโ€ a comic genius, writer, director. I love everything heโ€™s done. Itโ€™s all original and entertaining. I mean seriously, compare a series like Derek to the overrated, boring American series like โ€œThe Big Bangโ€, a show that needs a laugh track literally going off every five seconds minimum. Thank you Ricky Gervais.

  • Love From Above
    Love From Above 2 years ago +4

    This was Rickyโ€™s best work. Truly a wonderful show. It has made me laugh hysterically and cry at the same time. Well done.

  • secret squirrel
    secret squirrel 3 months ago +2

    The bit where Karl had a go at the woman about her mother's ring was brilliant ๐Ÿ‘

  • Rae Wise
    Rae Wise 2 years ago +7

    I have fallen in love with Derek. He is perfect. Thank you, Mr Gervais for this character, who has changed my life. For the better.

  • GIG 3:16
    GIG 3:16 2 years ago +28

    Does anyone here watch everything Ricky does just to hear him laugh?

  • Tony Norton
    Tony Norton 6 months ago +2

    Ricky, you have one of the most incredible minds of this generation, funny, brutal when needed, but also kinder than almost anyone I've ever known, brilliant mate

  • Alexandra C
    Alexandra C 2 years ago +2

    I loved this show so much and was so sad when it ended. So moving and funny!

  • Rushfan70
    Rushfan70 2 years ago +1

    Derek is an absolutely exquisite work of art. I wish I had known of it sooner, but treasure it as an all-time favorite. It touches on nerves that are becoming numb with too much of the world, but brings a sweet view of true human feelings that need to be felt by all, and honors simple dignity and eloquence, in a wonderfully funny and poignant manner. Thank you, Ricky!!!

  • David-Jackson-Wills
    David-Jackson-Wills 6 months ago +2

    I'd only seen about 1 or 2 episides of this series until a friend of mine gave me the series box set, series 1 and 2, and I cannot put into as many words as I would like just how much I love everything that Ricky Gervais does, this man is an absolute brilliant writer and director. This series has dragged me through every emotion I ever thought I could have in a half hour. I dont know how he does this. I feel like he reached into my heart and ripped it out. emotionally wonderful series, and the character Derek Brilliant, and in case you havent watched Afterlife, thats a must too. How wonderful it would be to work on one of Ricky's sets! must be the ultimate fun.

  • Jackie Hodgson
    Jackie Hodgson Year ago +1

    My absolute favourite "Derek" watched it several times laughed and cried..brilliant Ricky Gervais xx๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

  • Mr. Vegas
    Mr. Vegas 2 years ago +6

    " LAUGHING THROUGH THE TEARS " ESSENCE OF LIFE ! Thank you Derek ๐Ÿ™ 2020 & it's STILL GOLD ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  • Harotia Dangleberry.
    Harotia Dangleberry. 2 years ago +10

    Just watched it and itโ€™s brilliant. Ricky is a genius.

  • Cathy H
    Cathy H Year ago +2

    Derek was a brilliant show. I wish they do more on derek. It was the best show ricky ever did. U feel in love with all charcherters. U forget they acting in it was very real. Ricky if u read this please do more of this show

  • Barbara Fox
    Barbara Fox 3 years ago +4

    i miss Derek and the gang. will there ever be a 3rd series?? this show is genius and Derek is the most genuine soul ever. When Derek is sad, Im sad, when Derek cried, I cried. Wonderful series.

  • Francine Nazaruddin

    My heart always fills up with pure joy when I see Ricky laugh.โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’•โœจ

  • Tony Gudgeon
    Tony Gudgeon Year ago +2

    I so wish they would have made a series 3! This is my favourite Gervais project by FAR!

  • Petra -
    Petra - 3 years ago +6

    Even though Karl is the one without any acting experience I found his character most believable and Dougie quickly became my favourite.

  • Subspicion
    Subspicion 2 years ago +2

    Derek is one oof my all tie favourite TV shows. It manages to be so funny and so genuine and yet so emotional all at once. Magical piece of televisual gold.

  • SMOO.
    SMOO. 7 years ago +5

    Any TheXvid video that contains Karl Pilkington is pure gold. Congrats Ricky on another successful series! it was bloody brilliant mate!

  • agentPLINY
    agentPLINY 7 years ago +483

    Dear Mr. K. Dilkington:
    When are you going to come out of hiding?
    You are one of our most valued customers

  • Masochist Gaming
    Masochist Gaming 2 years ago +6

    Karls impression of Ricky at 20:08 had me in absolute stitches.

  • Martin Cornish
    Martin Cornish 2 years ago +1

    In my opinion it's the best thing Ricky has done the man is a genius absolutely loved Derrek can watch it over and over again.

  • Keri ann Andrews
    Keri ann Andrews 2 years ago +3

    I absolutely loved Derek , Ricky is a bloody good actor

  • paulie w
    paulie w 2 years ago +2

    Thanks for the literally thousands of laughs over the years boys :-)

  • Robert Bryant
    Robert Bryant 2 years ago +2

    This was a great series I think Ricky should of won something for he's portraying of Derek he probably did and I missed it but brilliantly played.

  • Andrew T
    Andrew T 2 years ago +2

    I love the fact Karl just comes for the food

  • Imperial Skillz
    Imperial Skillz 3 years ago +5

    That fart sound is amazing and the way Karls head starts to move back just hysterical ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  • Roberto149
    Roberto149 2 months ago

    Evolution of Karl is so interesting.
    This being after Idiot Abroad and the podcasts he hasn't changed completely but is much more aware that he is funny and can turn it on and off more.

  • deb bourke
    deb bourke 2 years ago +1

    Just saw this - one of the best series I have ever seen. Wish there were more episodes

  • J Alan
    J Alan 2 years ago +1

    Derek is such an absolutely beautiful series ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Gaia
    Gaia 2 months ago +1

    You know, I watched the first episode of the show just for a laugh thinking it was just something random on Netflix from a British comedian, I ended up finishing it in 2 days drinking beer and crying laughing, it was therapeutic

  • James Hickey
    James Hickey 3 months ago

    Ricky ...a reading genius legend- Derek is amazing! So relatable to everyone.....kindness is a beautiful thing an Derek brings it with every emotion.
    .on final series... brilliant ๐Ÿ‘

  • sam sayre
    sam sayre 2 years ago +1

    one of the most brilliant tv series I've ever seen - the chemistry and casting blows my mind

  • Boofer T. Washington
    Boofer T. Washington 2 years ago +1

    Derek and After Life are amazing shows. Rickey has two shows that pull my heart strings. He has the dramedy thing down.

  • Jack Watson
    Jack Watson 2 years ago +3

    I loved this show made me laugh and cry lots it was amazing

  • Marc1k1
    Marc1k1 3 years ago +1

    I loved Karl in the first series, the combo of characters were just fantastic - it's a shame he dropped the role. He was also fucking hilarious in this extra stuff.

  • Frawgenstein
    Frawgenstein 2 years ago

    I absolutely love this show. It broke me down every episode. I loved all the characters, and Douglas is a hero in this show. I love when he lets people have it. Well done Ricky and the entire cast. Gonna watch it again now, and have a good cry.

  • Robin Marcone Cassidy RN
    Robin Marcone Cassidy RN 5 years ago +5

    I don't know what makes me laugh harder, Ricky's laugh or the clients. Absolutely hysterical!

  • AlwaysRetr0
    AlwaysRetr0 5 years ago +2

    Derek is like a caricature of Ricky himself in a way. Not the mentally handicapped part but the genuine love for everyone and everything. He makes everyone around him happier.

  • Zuzana XYZ
    Zuzana XYZ 3 years ago +1

    My favoritest show ever :). Heartwarming AND heartbreaking at the same time. Dougie was my favoritest character :), he was hilarious, I missed him in the series 2. Nonetheless, the show was amazing and genius, donโ€™t remember crying so much over a TV show/movie ever.

  • joske103
    joske103 10 months ago +1

    I know i am late to the party.
    But i have finally seen 'Derek' Season 1+2
    a masterpiece and top acting from Ricky and the other main characters.
    Its funny and touching as hell. Sat with a smile on my face or tears in my eyes so many times.

  • Josh Holgate
    Josh Holgate 2 years ago

    9.42 makes me so happy seeing karl genuinely smile and laughing from Ricky classic

  • Cecily McIlwain
    Cecily McIlwain 7 years ago +1

    I'm so in love with anything Karl does! He just showed up and was himself. It was awesome!

  • Natalie Hall
    Natalie Hall 2 years ago +1

    Still watch this when I'm struggling with my mental health....honestly it's a god send thank you so much Ricky you have no idea what a impact this has made on not just me so many other people BE KIND ALWAYS thata all it is aboutx

  • Jason Caldwell
    Jason Caldwell 2 years ago +1

    I absolutely love this show.

  • Mad Lad
    Mad Lad 6 months ago +1

    This was brilliant, so much fun! Thank you

  • Terry A
    Terry A 3 years ago +1

    Derek is my favorite show. Beautiful Hannah, Karl's natural humor and the brilliant Ricky Gervais. Love it.

  • leo ryan
    leo ryan 2 years ago +4

    Dougie was my favorite character in the series, It wasn't the same for me after he left...

  • Andreas Marantz
    Andreas Marantz 3 years ago +1

    Ohhh i loved this show thx guys!!Possibly the best series ever made..just pure magic! ๐Ÿ†

  • gooklah
    gooklah 6 years ago +5

    loved this series. Derek is such a beautiful character. I loves him

  • Jaime Reynolds
    Jaime Reynolds Year ago +2

    I just finished the series, and I am going to start it again. I loved it that much lol. Such a show

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  • Al Stone
    Al Stone 5 years ago

    Karl was actually the best thing on the show for me, he kept me watching at the beginning before I got invested in the other characters, such a shame he left

  • ArtJourney
    ArtJourney 6 years ago +4

    Recently we had to find a care home for my Father-in-law. My only experience of such a place was from watching Derek. After viewing 4 or 5 I was wishing I'd find a home like the one in Derek; with someone as committed and caring as Hannah, with a live-in 'friend for all' like Derek...and, in comparison with some of the awful places we visited, I'd even put up with Kevin.

  • Rhonda
    Rhonda 3 years ago

    I love the show, Iโ€™ve watched three seasons at least 5 times already and have cried at the same spots every time

  • Alex Anderson
    Alex Anderson Year ago

    The wife and i have just watched 5 episodes, honest to dog ,weve laughed and cryed
    Love it xxx

  • dani cali
    dani cali 2 years ago +4

    Sort of fell in love with Ricky after watching this series. yes, Ricky was only playing Derek, but he wouldn't have been able to have pulled it off so beautifully had part of the real Ricky not been a big part of Derek xx