February 27th, 2012
04:02 PM ET
The potential we saw last week with "Life's Too Short" was realized on Sunday night as our hero (okay, not so much) Warwick Davis attended a major fan convention in London.
Warwick suffered one humiliation after another, including a demanding TV reporter (who had almost no idea what movies Warwick had done), and a couple whose "Star Wars"-themed wedding he agreed to attend, but only at the right price (at one point, he wanted to be the Best Man).
However, one of the most Gervais-ian moments of the episode was when he signed a photo for a fan with a tumor, then demanded his usual £25 payment for autographs. He reasoned that if he started giving out free autographs, everyone would claim to have a tumor (and it turned out he was right, with some other diseases thrown in for variety).
Things were looking up for Warwick, however, when he was offered a handsome sum to allow Johnny Depp to observe him as research for a role as a little person.
As we saw in a clip that went viral, Johnny and Warwick soon paid Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant a visit, and the line, "No one makes fun of Tim Allen on my watch!" immediately got its place in comedy history.
Then, of course, Johnny boasted about his new role in a Tim Burton film, and asked Ricky if he had any idea who was playing the female lead.
"Helena Bonham Carter?"
"How did you know?"
"A stab in the dark."
When Warwick appeared to take Ricky's side by laughing at one of his jokes, that was the end of his giant Depp paycheck.
Then, it was on to that other paying gig, the wedding, where the "Return of the Jedi" actor soon learned he was expected to attend in an Ewok costume.
Before we knew it, there was Warwick in a shoddy bear costume, attempting to earn his keep by telling wildly inappropriate jokes at the reception.
Was the big Johnny Depp scene worth the wait? Will you continue watching as Warwick gets his weekly comeuppance? Share your view with an iReport video or comment below.
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