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'''Derek the Dodo''' is a fictional dodo used by [[Ammu-Nation]] for advertising circa [[1984]] in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]]. Derek is used to entice children into using guns at Saturday Safety Fun and to shift blame to "anti-gun zealots". A likely reason for using the dodo as a mascot is that the bird is extinct, which pokes fun at firearms and hunting.
 
'''Derek the Dodo''' is a fictional dodo used by [[Ammu-Nation]] for advertising circa [[1984]] in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]]. Derek is used to entice children into using guns at Saturday Safety Fun and to shift blame to "anti-gun zealots". A likely reason for using the dodo as a mascot is that the bird is extinct, which pokes fun at firearms and hunting.

Revision as of 08:33, 24 October 2012

Derek the Dodo on the official GTA Vice City Stories website.

Derek the Dodo is a fictional dodo used by Ammu-Nation for advertising circa 1984 in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories. Derek is used to entice children into using guns at Saturday Safety Fun and to shift blame to "anti-gun zealots". A likely reason for using the dodo as a mascot is that the bird is extinct, which pokes fun at firearms and hunting.

Trivia

  • Derek the Dodo may be a parody of Eddie Eagle, an NRA mascot that teaches kids about gun safety.
  • On WKTT's The Richard Bastion Show in GTA IV, the host mentions that people should look up to and can learn a lot from mascots such as Derek the Dodo.