'Ted Lasso' Season 2 Episode 9: Show mocks Prince Andrew, calls him an 'exposed a**e'
‘Ted Lasso’ has been one of those shows that have been all about decency. The show has the power to uplift anyone and every one with its content. But every once in a while, the writers innovate and take a dig at someone who is influential, be it in a good way or a bad way. However, the second season of the Apple TV+ series has mocked someone who is not just super-rich but also holds an important position in the British monarch.
No, the show did not take a dig at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. But they went ahead mocked Prince Andrew in the latest episode of the show. So, the ninth episode of Season 2 was all about Coach Beard (Brendan Hunt) and how is he coping with the FA Cup semi-final defeat against Manchester City. He is not able to concentrate on anything and feels that football legend Thierry Henry is belittling him by saying that he doesn’t know much about football.
So, Beard decides to hit the road and have some time for himself. He drinks and parties with some of the fans of the club. After entering a lounge, he sees a woman, and just as he thought he would go ahead and talk, the woman vanishes. A few moments later they meet on the road and the woman tells him that his pants are ripped. To which, Beard replies, “It’s made that way. Just makes it easy for people to kiss my a**.” The woman says that England has decency laws and he could get arrested for violating them.
Beard is surprised to learn that and says that he never knew that the country had so many restrictions. The woman counters her by saying that England is a repressed nation and an “exposed ar*e” can bring down the monarchy itself. And then, Coach Beard says, “How dare you to speak of Prince Andrew that way?”
It was a subtle dig on Prince Andrew, who has been accused of sexually abusing minor girls by Virginia Giuffre, who alleges that abused her while knowing that she was a minor. It all happened because of convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, who was accused of sex trafficking by many young girls. In November 2019, Andrew also suspended his public duties following an intensely negative reaction to the interview where he talked about these allegations and his connections with Epstein.
Since then, the British monarchy has been dealing with a lot of pressure to throw him out of the monarchy.
‘Ted Lasso’ has taken the creative liberty to mock a personality who holds a certain position in the UK, but we already know that they won’t refrain from doing that again. We already know what Prince Andrew did and it doesn’t come in as a surprise that the Apple TV+ series took a dig at him. And not just any other dig, but one that would make you laugh as well.
‘Ted Lasso’ returns with a new episode on Apple TV+ every Friday.