wasn't hired as AFC Richmond's head coach for his way with words. The bumbling American, , was actually hired for his complete lack of soccer knowledge, though owner Rebecca Welton started to appreciate him after a while.
But Lasso is amazingly quotable, spouting his all-American wisdom about everything from soccer's mystifying rules to England's national beverage. As fans await the second-season premiere on July 23, here are 16 great lines from Ted himself.
Ted on soccer
Ted ruminating on the Beautiful Game
"Ties, and no playoffs. Why do you even do this?"
Ted hates ties
"If God wanted games to end in a tie, she wouldn't have invented numbers."
Ted really, really hates ties
"Ain't nobody here going to kiss their sister. Which is an American phrase that I'm now realizing does not exist here, and that's good, because it's creepy."
Ted can't name many footballers
"Well, yeah, you got Ronaldo, and the fellow that bends it like himself."
When Rebecca chirps, "you can't keep a gaffer from his pitch"
"I am 0 for 2 in that sentence."
Ted on tea
When asked how he takes his tea
"Well, usually I take it right back to the counter, because someone's made a horrible mistake."
Ted disagreeing with the boss
"OK, well, mark this down as the first time we disagree, then. Actually, no, second time. Tea is horrible. Absolute garbage water. Don't know why you all do that."
Is this a put-on?
"Be honest with me. It's a prank, right? The tea? Like when us tourist folks aren't around, y'all know it tastes like garbage?"
Ted on British baked goods
Ted explaining scones to his son
"That right there, that's a scone, OK? It's like a muffin, except it sucks all of the spit out of your mouth."
Ted on names
Nate gets used to his nickname
"Yeah, until we get another Nate here, I just need you to assume you're my default Nate."
Ted on swimwear
That's quite the comparison
"Now listen. You two knuckleheads have split our locker room in half and when it comes to locker rooms, I like them just like my mother's bathing suits, I only wanna see 'em in one piece."
Ted on eternity
Everybody loves Calvin and Hobbes
"What I can tell you, is with the exception of the wit and wisdom of Calvin and Hobbes, not much lasts forever."
Ted on whistles
Ted tells Nate to shut it
"For the love of Meghan Markle, do not blow that whistle again."
Ted on friends
Great use of a song lyric
"It's just a group of people who care, Roy. Not unlike folks at a hip-hop concert whose hands are not in the air."
Ted on dreams
Ted to Coach Beard as they prepare to nap on the plane
"If we see each other in our dreams, let's goof around a bit, pretend like we don't know each other."
A Ted pun
"Seen the Milk sisters anywhere? Want me to go and skim the back room?"
The second season of Ted Lasso premieres July 23 on Apple TV Plus. , and here are about the Emmy-nominated show.