Today, I look at how the series finale of Ted Lasso homaged an iconic Cheers nod to the late, great Nicholas “Nick” Colasanto (Coach) in the Cheers series finale.
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SPOILERS FOR TED LASSO SERIES FINALE AHEAD!
Ted Lasso ended today after three seasons, and in one of the final scenes in the episode, Mae, the owner of the local pub for the AFC Richmond faithful, is seen straightening a photograph of the Apache warrior, Geronimo.
That’s the same photo that Nicholas Colasanto, Coach on Cheers, had in his dressing rom on the series. When he died, the show added it to the wall of the bar, and in the series finale of Cheers, in one of the last scenes, Sam Malone (Ted Danson) straightens the photo just like Mae.
Ted Lasso star, Jason Sudeikis, is the nephew of Cheers star, George Wendt.
Very clever homage.
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