Watching Ted Lasso in the closing months of 2021, the second grinding year of pandemic, was one of the best things I have ever done.
It lifted my flagging, exhausted spirit, reminded in two superlative seasons – season 1 review and season 2 review – reminded me of how great it is to be in a family, found or otherwise, and introduced to the foul-mouthed sweetness of Roy Kent (Brett Goldstein) who, Ted (Jason Sudeikis) aside, is a hands-down the best thing about the show (and there’s a great deal to love).
If all the Ted Lasso-ness of the world wasn’t enough, now Brett Goldstein has made it to Sesame Street and in the company of Oscar the Grouch no less!
And, as you can imagine, he LOVED being in the best neighbourhood of all.
“Brett, how would you show the best day of your life using only photos,” he wrote. “I finally found my way to Sesame Street (all you have to do is ask, through the medium of song) and it was more wonderful than I could have imagined.”
He continued: “Everyone was so funny and brilliant and friendly and kind. I managed to get to say hi to all the residents except Snuffleupagus who was sleeping (although I saw him sleeping and he snores less than you’d think.)
“Truly a beautiful cast and crew that fill that whole street with all the love you could wish for. Special thanks to Elmo and Grover and Big Bird and Oscar and Cookie Monster, sorry if I scared you. Extra special thanks to @karynl5, @sherrierwestin, Stephen M Youngwood and Zack Van Amburg for making this dream come true. It was perfect.” (courtesy NME)
And here’s a brief report on the best thing to happen to Sesame Street in ages (and it has a LOT of very cool and wonderful things happen all the time) …