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FOOtball: Jason Sudeikis reveals how “My Hero” inspired ‘Ted Lasso’ season 2

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Dave Grohl is often referred to as the nicest guy in rock, so it’s perhaps no surprise that the Foo Fighters helped shape one of today’s most heartwarming shows.

On the latest episode of Mark Hoppus‘ After School Radio Apple Music Hits program, Ted Lasso co-creator and star Jason Sudeikis revealed how the Foos classic “My Hero” inspired the just-premiered second season of the beloved soccer comedy.

“‘My Hero’ was the first time that I heard a song and I felt, I saw a whole movie about that song,” Sudeikis explains. “At least my interpretation of it.”

“I’m sure [Grohl’s] spoken about it somewhere, but I’ve never sort of tried to research what it was about, but I knew what it was about for me,” he continues. “And some of those themes are literally being used in season two of Ted Lasso.”

“My Hero,” of course, finds Grohl describing his own hero as “ordinary.”

“Just the idea of false prophets or don’t meet your heroes or the idea of all statues have clay feet, I think is another example of that,” Sudeikis says. “People are human.”

Ted Lasso is streaming now on Apple TV+.

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