Ted Lasso is the gift that keeps on giving (Picture: Apple TV)
Warning: spoilers ahead for Ted Lasso.
As if we couldn’t love Ted Lasso any more, the latest episode of the lovable comedy featured a reference to The Great British Bake Off that has sent fans into a frenzy.
In episode six of the Apple TV Plus series, Ted (Jason Sudeikis) is at the pub with Keeley (Juno Temple), Rebecca (Hannah Waddingham) and Rebecca’s mum, Deborah (Harriet Walker).
While they’re speaking, Deborah remarks that some guys in the pub are being extremely loud shouting at the football on the TV.
However, it turns out they’re actually shouting about the latest episode of Bake Off, with one of them shouting about a sponge and another yelling: ‘Temper your chocolate you t**t!’
Later on, the lads end up singing a song about soggy bottoms – and we like to think that judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith would approve.
Ted Lasso viewers who are also fans of Bake Off lapped up the moment, with one saying how much they loved their ‘two favorite British shows coming together’.
‘Clearly, what was missing from my life was the GBBO soggy bottom song. Thank you, #TedLasso,’ one person tweeted.
‘The lads watching Bake Off at the pub is exactly how I watch GBBO and I feel seen,’ another said.
Paul and Prue would approve (Picture: Mark Bourdillon/Channel 4)
Someone else expressed their hope that ‘rabid football fans in the UK watch Bake Off with the same fervor in pubs as #TedLasso suggests’.
‘#TedLasso having the pub lad watch Bake Off like they watch the football is directly speaking to me bc that’s what me and friends used to do at the pub,’ another remarked.
Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, who took ownership of Wrexham Association Football Club in Wales earlier this year, recently sent a joking ‘cease and desist’ letter to Ted Lasso, after a dig was made about their club in an episode.
The letter read: ‘It has come to our attention that in a recent episode of Ted Lasso, our very real ownership of Wrexham AFC was called into question by an otherwise beloved character named “Higgins”.
They said that the show must ‘cease and desist from the casting of any doubt regarding our commitment to the club, the fans and the entire Wrexham community’, before asking for a delivery of two large boxes of Ted’s signature biscuits.
Ted Lasso is available to watch on Apple TV Plus.