LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MAY 01: Brendan Hunt attends “Ted Lasso” Day At The Think Apple TV+ FYC Space at Goya Studios on May 01, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kayla Oaddams/WireImage)
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Brendan Hunt’s Real-Life Past Inspired Ted Lasso’s Piggy Stardust
One of the highlights of the divisive 3rd Season of “Ted Lasso” is the Amsterdam episode, thanks in large part to writer-star Brendan Hunt and his personal experiences in the city.
The episode branches into different stories, with Hunt commenting, “The Amsterdam episode is meant to touch on a bunch of things that can happen to anyone in Amsterdam.”
Hunt shared a personal story about his time there: “One thing I did was I got a band together and I Aladdin Saned out and we performed the entire Ziggy Stardust album.”
This story made its way into the episode, as Coach Beard was shown to have joined a cover band, “Piggy Stardust,” with a group of non-English speaking locals.
Not all the credit goes to Hunt, as he revealed one of his co-stars helped: “At the last minute Jason [Sudeikis] goes, ‘And a pig nose.’ And I’m like, ‘And a pig nose. Alright!’”