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.
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.
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.
Back to Sudeikis, who should seriously consider having his agent 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.