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Love Ted Lasso? Hate it? Watch this ‘Honest Trailer’


Whether you love Ted Lasso or hate it, the Honest Trailer will probably make you laugh.
Whether you love Ted Lasso or hate it, the Honest Trailer will probably make you laugh.
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With media outlets breathlessly reporting on every movie and TV show trailer that hits the internet, it’s great to see a hilarious one worth watching whether or not you care about the underlying title. That’s the case with the parody series Honest Trailers generally, and all the more so with its latest one about the Apple TV+ hit comedy Ted Lasso, released Wednesday.

You may love the award-winning Ted Lasso, in which Jason Sudeikis plays an improbably nice, relentlessly upbeat, American college football coach lured to London to revive a struggling English pro soccer club called AFC Richmond. Or you may hate it. Either way, this Honest Trailer, entitled Cornballers, “takes the piss” out of the endearing show — to borrow an English slang phrase — in ways anybody can enjoy.

We won’t try to tell you about what the video shows so well. Much. Just watch it here or below. Even Lasso, a nice southern fellah who knows more than he lets on and suffers fools so lightly he ends up defeating them, would get a kick out of it.

Honest Trailers: just like the real thing, but funnier

The Cornballers video has the look, feel and voiceover of a professionally produced trailer. A “voice of God” narration by Jon Bailey, a la the legendary voice actor Don LaFontaine (“In a world …”), hits all the right promotional notes. But it also says a lot of totally unexpected and hilarious things, becoming a character with a bad attitude who, ultimately, doesn’t want to let ol’ Ted down.

Think of a movie-trailer voice saying this about the title character: “He’s what happens when a golden retirever humps a motivational poster until Ned Flanders pops out.” Enough said.

Brett Wiener and Andy Signore created Honest Trailers to satirize films and TV shows in 2012. Its videos have been viewed on the Screen Junkies YouTube channel, produced by Fandom, more than 300 million times. For a list of all Honest Trailers, go here.


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