Jason Sudeikis, the star of the popular Apple TV+ show Ted Lasso, touched on how the Foo Fighters helped inspire the show.

Sudeikis touched on the subject with Mark Hoppus on his podcast After School Radioand said, “When [I was] on SNL, I would write a lot of sketches to music… But ‘My Hero’ was the first time that I heard a song and I felt, I saw a whole movie about that song. At least my interpretation of it. I’ve never spoken to Gus nor Dave or any of the guys in the band about what that song is about. Some of those themes are literally being used in season two of ‘Ted Lasso,’ which I hadn’t put together until I put together this list.”

Sudeikis added about “My Hero,” “Just the idea of false prophets or don’t meet your heroes or the idea that all statues have clay feet, I think is another example of that. People are human. I pay attention when a song becomes a muse, whether you end up using the tune or not. But yeah, I saw a beginning, middle and end to a story in that song, for me. That was really profound at 21 years old, 22 years old, having just moved to Chicago to try this acting thing.”

The second season of Ted Lasso premiered on Apple TV+ on July 23, which new episodes available for streaming every Friday. The entire first season is currently available for streaming now.

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