Football is Life! - Watching "Ted Lasso"

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The Incomparable’s large collection of hosts and panelists take turns on an episode-by-episode rewatch of season one of Apple TV+’s instant classic comedy, “Ted Lasso.” Then, it’s onward to season two!

Episode Date
20: "No Weddings and a Funeral" (S2E10)
We’re no strangers to love. You know the rules, and so do we: Keep your voices down in the church! Our panel discusses funerals, fathers, dress shoes, and Rick Astley.

Kathy Campbell with Keir Hansen, Shannon Sudderth and Chip Sudderth.

Sep 25, 2021
19: "Beard After Hours" (S2E9)
We take a break from the usual Ted Lasso formula to follow Coach Beard on a wild night of adventures, that might have happened…or not?

Dan Moren with John Moltz, Guy English and Tony Sindelar.

Sep 18, 2021
18: "Man City" (S2E8)
The FA cup semifinal. A bike accident. Dating apps. Fathers and children. It all comes to a head in this episode of “Ted Lasso.”

Chip Sudderth with Jean MacDonald, David J. Loehr and Tom McGrath.

Sep 12, 2021
17: "Headspace" (S2E7)
This week we discuss Ted’s reluctance to actually talk about his problems to Doc Sharon, the whole I-Got-You-Babe thing between Roy and Keeley, the mysterious comings and goings of Coach Beard, and most importantly, our frustration with Nate’s bad behavior.

Jason Snell with Casey Liss, Kelly Guimont and James Thomson.

Sep 04, 2021
16: "The Signal" (S2E6)
We’ve reached the halfway point of season 2 of “Ted Lasso,” and things are starting to come together in this episode. We discuss themes of change, of integrating positive and negative parts of your personality, and parents and children. Also there’s some utterly unfounded speculation about future “Ted Lasso” spin-offs. Sad little cake, soggy bottom!

Jason Snell with Myke Hurley, Adina Hurley and Brian Hamilton.

Aug 28, 2021
15: "Rainbow" (S2E5)
Comrades, let us speak of the greatness of Rom-Communism. Roy Kent finally realizes what he needs to do with his life. Rebecca shows her claws. Nate reserves a table. It had to be you, Ted Lasso.

James Thomson with Aleen Simms, Shannon Sudderth and Heather Berberet.

Aug 21, 2021
14: "Carol of the Bells" (S2E4)
It’s Christmas in August! Our panel breaks down the official Ted Lasso Christmas Special.

Kelly Guimont with Keir Hansen, Sam Adams and Kathy Campbell.

Aug 15, 2021
13: "Do the Right-est Thing" (S2E3)
The “Ted Lasso” premiere trilogy concludes with Sam taking a big step, Jamie seeking his place in the world, a revealing visit from Sassy, and the adventures of Nora and Rebecca. Also, have you signed up for Bantr yet?

Tiff Arment with Heather Berberet, Steve Lutz, Tony Sindelar and David J. Loehr.

Aug 07, 2021
12: "Lavender" (S2E2)
Why does it smell like a Parisian bedroom in here? Regardless, we’re back to discuss “Lavender,” which seems to be zeroing in on some key themes of season 2 of “Ted Lasso.” Is Ted guilty of creating a workplace that’s comfortable, but unsuccessful? Does the arrival of the Doc threaten Ted as a coach, or as a person in need of therapy himself? Why is Nate abusing Will? Why can’t Higgins find an office? Can Roy find a place for himself now that the youth football season is over? We convened a group of Tall Yodas to dispense some wisdom at you.

Jason Snell with Jean MacDonald, Casey Liss, James Thomson and Peter Hartlaub.

Jul 31, 2021
11: "Goodbye Earl" (S2E1)
Football…is death! But also football is life. But also sometimes football is football. We’re kicking off (eh? ehhh?) season two of our favorite American-football-coach-turned-British-football-coach feel-good series. What challenges await for the team, how will Ted and Doctor Sharon Fieldstone see eye to eye, and who is this episode’s MVP and why is it Roy Kent?

Dan Moren with Kathy Campbell, Chip Sudderth, Kelly Guimont and Tom Bridge.

Jul 25, 2021
10: "It's the Hope that Kills You" Rewatch (S1E10)
We’ve reached the end of our first-season rewatch! Season two awaits! But first, let’s revisit the final game of the Premier League season, as Richmond tries desperately to avoid relegation. (Which means we need to explain relegation.) What lessons has Ted taught his team, and what has he learned himself?

Tiff Arment with Sage Young, Tony Sindelar and Dr. Drang.

Jul 16, 2021
9: "All Apologies" Rewatch (S1E9)
In this episode, Roy Kent learns and grows (while also living in a trash can like Oscar the Grouch), and Rebecca finally comes clean about her plan to ruin Ted and the team. Also, Coach Beard has had enough! It’s all to play for as we begin to wind down our rewatch of the first season of “Ted Lasso.”

Kelly Guimont with Aleen Simms, Tom Bridge and Sam Adams.

Jul 09, 2021
8: "The Diamond Dogs" Rewatch (S1E8)
Crawl out of the storage area under the team bus and get ready to join an intense team of relationship experts: The Diamond Dogs. Meanwhile, Keely answers some tough questions. Jamie, Roy, and Keely have some awkward conversations. And Ted and Rupert play darts. Barbecue Sauce!

Dan Moren with Kathy Campbell, Shannon Sudderth and James Thomson.

Jul 02, 2021
7: "Make Rebecca Great Again" Rewatch (S1E7)
Liverpool has much to offer when it comes to nightlife, from pubs and clubs to the great Asian pastime of Karaoke! In this episode we meet Sassy, and get some depictions of female friendships that are not what we usually see on TV. Ted’s distress over his impending divorce reaches a fever pitch. And Rebecca sings “Let It Go” with some surprising accompaniment.

Jason Snell with Paul Sabourin, Merlin Mann, Steve Lutz and Jean MacDonald.

Jun 25, 2021
6: "Two Aces" Rewatch (S1E6)
Football is Life! It’s a lesson taught to us by enthusiastic striker Dani Rojas, who is a refreshing change of pace from Jamie Tartt—until the long time curse of the training room rears its head! Put your prized possessions in the bin so we can set them on fire.

Moisés Chiullan with Keir Hansen, Casey Liss and Aleen Simms.

Jun 18, 2021
5: "Tan Lines" Rewatch (S1E5)
It’s Sad Ted time, as Ted’s family comes to visit from America and all is not well. Also, The Keeley-Jamie-Roy triangle gets interesting and Sam finds success!

Chip Sudderth with Guy English, Heather Berberet and Dr. Drang.

Jun 11, 2021
4: "For the Children" Rewatch (S1E4)
Relationships are hard. Whether it’s Roy and Jamie or Rebecca and Rupert—hey, it’s Anthony Stewart Head!—things can be fraught, even if you’re participating in a charity banquet. Don’t forget—it’s for the children.

David J. Loehr with Jean MacDonald, Heather Berberet and Keir Hansen.

Jun 08, 2021
3: "Trent Crimm: The Independent" Rewatch (S1E3)
From the bookending f-bombs to the food bomb partaken by Ted Lasso, this week’s episode is full of hot stuff. Journalist Trent Crimm (The Independent) learns a lot about Ted along the way. There’s bullying in the locker room, but doting uncle Roy Kent is there to intervene. And Rebecca’s attempt at an evil plan falls apart.

Kelly Guimont with Kathy Campbell, Casey Liss and Steve Lutz.

May 28, 2021
2: "Biscuits" Rewatch (S1E2)
Our visit to AFC Richmond continues, as we discuss secret biscuit recipes, how this episode plants seeds for future episodes, the clever deployment of Lizzo, and how the locker room is like a classroom.

Dan Moren with Shannon Sudderth, John Moltz and Paul Sabourin.

May 21, 2021
1: "Pilot" Rewatch (S1E1)
Football is life! In the run-up to the second season premiere, we’re rewatching “Ted Lasso” season one, with an all-star collection of Incomparable hosts and panelists. This week we’re going back to where it all started: A sacked manager, a SportsCenter update, and an ussie on a transatlantic flight. Pour yourself a cup of hot brown water and join us, because nothing is into touch on this podcast!

Jason Snell with Tiff Arment, Chip Sudderth and James Thomson.

May 13, 2021