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Jason Sudeikis Returns as Ted Lasso in Hilarious Premier League Promo Followup

By |2018-12-09T11:58:50+00:00August 23rd, 2014|5 Comments

Ted Lasso is back.

Jason Sudeikis recently reprised his role as the American coach who is clueless when it comes to European football, yet manages to stumble upon new jobs in the sport.

Quite regularly, too.

The bit is an NBC Sports promo for the Barclays Premier League, and a followup to the widely popular and extremely hilarious “An American Coach in London”, which aired last year, and was featured here at TWHS.

Perhaps you already knew that Sudeikis brought Lasso back to life.

Nearly four million people heard about it, that is, if you were to go by the total views on YouTube.

Like its predecessor, the appropriately titled “Return of Coach Lass0” is hysterical, and a runaway hit.

Ted Lasso (Jason Sudeikis) returns in another Premier League promo

Jason Sudeikis is hilarious in his return as Ted Lasso

America collectively had a huge crush on this year’s World Cup in Brazil, and there’s no doubt that a number of fans will remain with the sport and follow the Premier League.

Certainly, NBC Sports is banking on that.Barclays Premier League logo

That’s why the delayed posting of this Ted Lasso gem is so fitting, considering America’s delayed passion for soccer.

Well, other than the small number of die-hards or those that played as kids, sucking on orange slices during halftime.

Oh, I remember those days.

But let’s get back to Sudeikis.  He should get his agent to ink a deal with NBC Sports to manage promos of this character more regularly.  The second edition is equally as funny as the first one, with fun references of relegation, the art of flopping, Elle Macpherson, tea drinking, Tim Howard, the pronunciation of Leicester and his car, “Mini Bradley Cooper”.

But enough chit-chat, just watch the promo, if you haven’t seen it already.

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  1. tophatal September 6, 2014 at 4:39 PM

    I’ve just watched the biopic on James Brown , which starred Chadwick Boseman who portrayed Jackie Robinson in the movie ” 42″ . Both were terrific movies .

  2. admin September 6, 2014 at 7:01 AM

    I actually have a free preview this weekend of a few movie channels, Top. ‘We’re the Millers’ is included in that and I have it set to DVR this weekend.

  3. KP August 26, 2014 at 12:45 PM

    The pub scenes were great, Rev. There were a lot of good scenes… even the girl’s team when they knew about relegation.

    “Keep calm, and GET FIRED UP!” – Classic..

  4. KP August 26, 2014 at 12:42 PM

    I still haven’t seen that movie, Top. I know what role Aniston plays, and she’s always been one of my favorites. If I had time recently to watch movies, that one would show up on my list… a list that is probably well over a dozen at this point.

  5. SportsChump August 24, 2014 at 1:04 PM

    Good stuff. Love the scenes of him in the pub.

    Do you know what relegation is? Oh, ya do?

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