In honor of the upcoming Barclays Premier League, Jason Sudeikis’ character Ted Lasso has returned, and he is as clueless as ever. Watch the video!
While Jason Sudeikis, 38, had a number of memorable original characters during his tenure on Saturday Night Live, there’s one that he saved for NBC Sports. Ted Lasso is an American soccer coach in England as unqualified for the job as humanly possible, and who thinks that English sports presenter Arlo White‘s accent sounds like a Elle McPherson farting into Miles Davis‘ trumpet. To see that gem and many more in action, check out the video of Jason Sudeikis in his latest turn as Ted Lasso.
Jason Sudeikis As Ted Lasso: See The American Soccer Coach Return To NBC Sports
The video is filmed almost like a documentary, with Ted narrating his past mistakes as an American sports presenter and coach in England as well as delivering a number of wisdoms via talking head.
For example, “You gotta have three things to be a Premier League team. One, you gotta play physical. Two, you gotta give 100 percent ’til the final whistle. Three, you gotta be sponsored by a Middle Eastern airline.”
Also along for the ride is Team USA goalkeeper Tim Howard, 35, who winds up having a daydrink with Ted as a soccer match plays on in the background. “You look really familiar, you know that?” Ted asks Tim. “Do I?” “Who do people tell you you look like?” “Tim Howard,” Tim deadpans.
“Nah, you know who you look like? The goalkeeper for Everton.” (Of course, Tim is the goalkeeper for Everton when he’s not blocking 16 balls from Belgium as the goalkeeper for Team USA during the FIFA World Cup.)
Ted Lasso: ‘I Literally Have A Better Understanding Of Who Killed Kennedy Than I Do What Is ‘Offside”
“‘Offside’ — do you get it?” Ted asks Tim. “I mean, I think I literally have a better understanding of who killed Kennedy than I do what is ‘offside.'”
The video ends with Ted admitting that he would love to coach for the Premier League one more time, just as he receives a call. “Well, how about that? I just got asked to be the head coach at Leicester,” pronouncing it Lie-chester, as someone offscreen corrected him: “Leister.”
Despite picking up 3 o’clock teatime, it looks like Ted will have quite a few more things to learn while over in England this time around.
This is only Ted Lasso’s second appearance; he was first introduced by NBC Sports in 2013.
So, HollywoodLifers, are you glad to see the return of Ted Lasso? Do you like his character? Will you be watching the Barclays Premier League coverage on NBC Sports? Let us know!
– Amanda Michelle Steiner