Ted Lasso was the surprise hit of 2020. The show, about an American football coach who is hired to coach an English Premier League team, was praised for its humor and heart. Ted Lasso quickly became a fan favorite, thanks to the lovable Ted (played by Jason Sudeikis) and his positive attitude. Ted Lasso is the perfect example of a feel-good show that will leave you smiling from ear to ear. It's the kind of show that we all need right now. If you're looking for a feel-good comedy, Ted Lasso is a perfect choice. You can't go wrong with Ted Lasso.

We all know that Ted Lasso is the worst coach in history. But what you may not know is some of the behind-the-scenes facts about his life. For example, did you know that...

1. Lasso was a top athlete in high school and college

2. He almost became a professional soccer player

3. He has a Masters's degree in coaching

4. He's been head coach of two professional soccer teams? 

5. He was responsible for turning the Tottenham Hotspur around in just six months

6. ...or that he was fired from every coaching job he's ever had. Read on to find out more!

BEHIND-THE-SCENESFACTS LASSO'S FAMOUS BISCUITS ARE ACTUALLY PRETTY GROSS. TED LASSO In an interview, Rebecca Hannah Waddingham described the supposedly delicious biscuits as a bit of dried-out sponge that's been left in your bathroom in a tiny pink box and that pretending to like them was her greatest acting job.

The Wrap

BEHIND-THE-SCENESFACTS ZACH BRAFF DIRECTED AN EPISODE. TED LASSO Braff happened to be in London while the show was being filmed sO executive producer Bill Lawrence (with whom he worked with on Scrubs) invited him to direct an episode. Braff directed Biscuits, the show's second episode.

ET

BEHIND-THE-SCENESFACTS TED LASSO WAS INFLUENCED BY DONALD TRUMP. TEDLASSO Sudeikis says Trump's poisonous masculinity made him want to present a different, more wholesome, side of masculinity with Lasso.

Indie Wire

Jason Sudeikis actually hit his head on the door frame. The scene where Lasso excited jumps and hits his head on the door frame was an accident. Sudeikis cut his head open and had to get his head glued shut

YouTube

Join the Cracked Movie Club

Expand your movie and TV brain--get the weekly Cracked Movie Club newsletter!

Tags

Forgot Password?