- This article is about the character of Derek. For the episode, see Chapter 21: Derek.
"You must be Michael, Janet has made a lot of talk talk into my ear holes about you."
Derek Hofstetler is a character in The Good Place, created by Janet.
As of Chapter 22, he is living with Mindy St. Claire in the medium place as a "willing sex robot". He was a gift from Eleanor alongside 2 duffle bags full of cocaine.
Similar to Janet, Derek is very cheerful and upbeat, but far more childlike and less intelligent.
- Derek is able to teleport like Janet, but when he does, the beeping sound is much lower in tone.
- Since he was created by Janet, Derek is also able to operate the train.
- Derek has no genitals and has wind chimes as a penis.
- Unlike Janet herself, Derek has a last name (Hofstetler) presumably given to him by Janet. The reason for this is never made clear.