From 'Believe' to biscuits, Ted Lasso turned on the charm - Metro US

From ‘Believe’ to biscuits, Ted Lasso turned on the charm

The 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Breakout hit comedy “Ted Lasso” has charmed viewers and Emmy voters with its folksy charm and unflagging optimism, eliciting countless memes, recipes for the show’s home-made English biscuits, and fascination with its words of wisdom.

The Apple TV+ comedy starring Jason Sudeikis as an American coach thrown into the world of tea-drinking Britons and the sometimes arcane rules of English soccer, won seven Emmy awards https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/royals-underdogs-friends-baby-yoda-its-time-emmys-2021-09-19 on Sunday, including best comedy series.

Critics and fans alike have praised its edginess combined with its feel-good messages as a perfect antidote to the world’s pandemic times. As proof, they cite Lasso’s observations on life, soccer and England, a selection of which follows:

* “Be curious, not judgmental.” * “I always thought tea was going to taste like hot brownwater. And do you know what? I was right. It’s horrible.” * “Believe.” * “I believe in Communism. Rom-communism, that is. If TomHanks and Meg Ryan can go through some heartfelt struggles andstill end up happy, then so can we.” * “There is something worse out there than being sad, andthat is being alone and sad. Ain’t nobody in this room isalone.” * “If God would have wanted games to end in a tie, shewouldn’t have invented numbers.” * “Fries are called chips, chips are called crisps, andbangers aren’t great songs but they do make you feel likedancing because they’re so darn tasty.” * “You know what the happiest animal in the world is? It’s agoldfish. It’s got a 10-second memory.” * “Tea and I are still on a lifelong hiatus.” * “I think I literally have a better understanding of whokilled Kennedy than what is offside.” * “Taking on a challenge is a lot like riding a horse. Ifyou’re comfortable while you’re doing it, you’re probably doingit wrong.” * “Our goal is to go out like Willie Nelson — on a high.”

(Reporting by Jill Serjeant; Editing by Howard Goller)

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