Dolly Parton Hops on the ‘Ted Lasso’ Bandwagon in the Most Dolly Way Possible

Dolly Parton; Photo via YouTube, Ted Lasso; Photo Courtesy Apple TV+
Dolly Parton; Photo via YouTube, Ted Lasso; Photo Courtesy Apple TV+
Dolly Parton; Photo via YouTube, Ted Lasso; Photo Courtesy Apple TV+

It seems as if everyone is talking about Ted Lasso these days, even Dolly Parton

The country music icon took to social media to respond to a post from the official Ted Lasso Twitter account after the beloved fictional character gave her a shoutout.

The conversation all began when a Twitter user wrote, “Got the dreaded @SouthwestAir C boarding group. Rather than be grumpy I thought to myself – what would @TedLasso do? So I chatted up a lovely mother and daughter celebrating moms 90th.” 

Lasso’s account was quick to reply with a Dolly Parton reference.

“That’s funny, when it comes to small talk I often ask myself what would Dolly Parton do? Start with the 9 to 5 and end with God Only Knows,” the Ted Lasso account shared. 

That’s when Parton chimed in. 

“You’re too sweet, @TedLasso,” Parton quipped. “I heard you left some @AFCRichmond tickets at will call under my name?” 

The 10-time Grammy winner added a winking emoji at the end of her post. 

For those who may not watch Ted Lasso, Parton was referencing the fact that in the show, Ted Lasso (Jason Sudeikis), leaves tickets for Roy Kent (Brett Goldstein) at will call under the names of famous country singers. 

Throughout the show, tickets were left under the pseudonyms Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton and Shania Twain. And, *spoiler alert* tickets were finally picked up by Kent when they were left under the alias Reba McEntire

This isn’t the first time a country superstar has acknowledged the tickets at will call. 

Last month, after Ted Lasso picked up four Emmys wins, Reba tweeted a congratulatory message to the cast and wrote, ““I tried to get in to the show, but someone forgot to leave my ticket at will call… #RoyKent.” 

Ted Lasso, which airs on Apple TV+, won a total of four Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series – Jason Sudeikis, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series – Brett Goldstein, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series – Hannah Waddingham and Outstanding Comedy Series. 

Ted Lasso follows the story of Lasso, “a small-time college football coach from Kansas hired to coach a professional soccer team in England, despite having no experience coaching soccer.” 

The show is currently in its second season, streaming now on Apple TV+.