Ted Lasso, Soccer, NBA discussed on The Dan Patrick Show
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Yeah, we did these commercials for NBC sports. Because they got the coverage of the Premier League back in 2013. The offer was to fly me and Jason Davis and Joe Kelly to London for three whole days. And we were like three days in London. That's the job of a lifetime. So we happily took it. And now we are three years into a TV show, this crazy dumb thing. But when the promos were done, when did the idea of we could make this a show? We did the promos two years in a row because the first one went well and up that ad company won like whatever kind of awards they went for ads. And after the second one, me and Joe and Jason, that means let Jace particularly was like, hey guys, this thing is fun, right? There's something more to this than some of its parts. Let's figure out something more to do with it. We didn't know if it was a movie or a more commercials or a TV show, but we started thinking about a TV show and thinking about it in the model of the UK office of 6 episode 6 episodes and a special, you know, sort of three chunks. We wrote up a pilot. We put together a structure and then nothing happened for about 5 years. Jason and Joe's careers were going very well. I was rotting on a block melody. Very much considering a career return to dinner theater. And then at the last minute, a couple of years ago, Jason was like, oh, I haven't launched with Bill Lawrence tomorrow. We'll see what happens. And this happened. Is it a benefit, an advantage to know more soccer or less soccer? In my shoes, it's a benefit. Because it turns out, even though we have some English people on the writing staff, I'm like the soccer guy. And everyone's in a while, it's a guy just get turned into like, okay, Brandon, what would happen here? And I tell them what really happened for a given situation. And then we generally ignore that. But it's good to know what's supposed to happen before we break the rule of what we decide to actually do. Because you're sort of a savant, but I don't know if people realize you're a soccer savant during the show. Is that fair with your character? Yeah, I mean, I think it's kind of at least comparatively compared to most of the rest of America. Because I didn't get into soccer till I was in my mid 20s. And when I had this job in Amsterdam, doing comedy out there, and then I discovered that soccer didn't suck. And I became a sponge and tried to just soak up every bit of history and trivia and factuality that I possibly could. And it hasn't gone away since I've, since I moved to the states, I'm still now full on soccer nut. The reaction in the United States compared to the reaction in England. How big of a discrepancy disparity between the two? When it first started? Well, when I first started, yeah, no one in England knew who we were at all. And we could walk freely among them. And then shooting the second season was COVID and mostly, so we could still kind of walk around. But now, year three, you know, I decided that if you're three, I was going to live in Richmond. I could sure I could do so quite anonymously. The UK has been watching this show yet. And I wanted the pub from the show to be my local. Well, by year three, the UK has caught up to Ted Lasso, and I can no longer go to that pub. It's like if tourists go to Boston and they go to the cheers bar and suddenly cliff is there. So you actually would go to the bar that you go to, a local pub. Yeah. Yeah. Richmond's awesome. And the Richmond green, you know, that little that little park basically where the pub is in real life on the show is hypnotically quaint. I would spend weeks at a time there if I possibly could, except now I absolutely can't. The timing with COVID, it felt like we needed feel good. A lot of these shows are, let me pick out the guy that is the least detestable and everybody's detestable, like Succession. You know, you watch and you go, well, you don't like any of them, but you do love the show. It was different with Ted Lasso. But I don't know what role COVID played or the pandemic and we're at home and needing feel good stories played. In the success. Yeah, we're not quite sure either. I mean, and obviously, you know, we sure would have preferred the people were watching it of their own volition and despite having plenty of options of how they could do their night. Now, here we were with a captive audience and if you're going to have a captive audience at least, at least make them feel a little better. But certainly the show was written before COVID and edited during COVID and then it finally came out. Yeah, like a real COVID high point about 6 months into it, I guess. And whether that was a multiplier or not from then on, the reaction that we were getting from people, even before a lot of people were watching the show was immediately intense and really like elevated kind of connection for a show that had only just come out and it's been pretty breathtaking to be to be a part of. We're talking to Brendan hunt, the actor writer producer, he's coach beard on Ted Lasso, season three, final season, apparently. On Apple TV plus that will be Wednesday, march 15th. Final final season? We just don't know for sure right now. You know, again, we've always saw this as like a three sweet movement, and here we are. With the conductor waving that baton with a sense of finality and we're definitely ending this story. We started out to tell, but that doesn't necessarily mean it's the, it's the end end. It does mean we're going to finish this up and we're going to take a little break. Because we're very tired of each other's adorable hairy faces. And after about a year and a half or so we'll come back together and see what's up. Give me the episode where you go, I can't believe we're doing this.