S03E12 - So Long, Farewell

No: 34  |  Season: 3   Episode: 12  |  Air Date: 31-May-23  |  Runtime: 75 mins


Season finale. AFC Richmond play their final match of the season

Director and Writers

Director: Declan Lowney
Writers: Brendan Hunt & Joe Kelly & Jason Sudeikis


Jane: Oh, Rebecca, I hope you don't mind. I went through your wardrobe and borrowed this dress.
Rebecca: Oh, it's a blazer. But, yes, yes. Help yourself.

Coach Beard: Those ropes are not garbage. Some of it's dirty on purpose.

Roy: Just ask me what I'm thinking about.
Keeley: What are you thinking about?
Roy: Stuff.

Coach Beard: Jane had a surprise for me.
Ted: Oh, that's nice.
Coach Beard: My passport. Which she shredded so that I wouldn't be able to leave the country.
Ted: Good thing you got dual citizenship, huh?
Coach beard: Triple. Vatican City is a country, baby.

Roy: How do you know if a girl likes you or not?
Ted: Well, um... you know, that might be a tasty, little treat for the Diamond Dogs. (Ted, Trent, Coach Beard begin whimpering )
Roy: No. No! No! No! No!

Keeley: Maybe we can get some of those fancy seats. The ones with the heaters like they have at Tottenham.
Higgins: Ooh, they're amazing... in February. You see, I accidentally turned mine on last summer and nearly melted my bottom crack together.

Rebecca: I only got into this to ruin Rupert's life. And he seems to be doing a pretty good job of that himself.

Mae: Anything else, ladies?
Deborah: I'd just like some peace of mind for my daughter. And all of her generation.
Mae: Oh, must be awful for 'em, lying awake at night haunted by how f?cking easy they've had it. (both laughing)

Ted: Hey, Trent. Look, I know folks are divided on the actual police these days, but all human beings are opposed to the laugh police.

Rebecca: You know, I was thinking I should travel abroad.
Ted: Mmm. Eat, Pray, Love style, right?
Rebecca: Well, more like Drink, Sleep, f?ck.

Jamie: Are you hungry?
Roy: Well, you're still in training, but you can watch me eat a kebab.

Jeremy: We feeling good, lads? Feeling good?
Paul: I think we're gonna win it.
Baz: Me too. Then what? Richmond win the League, what do we have left to strive for? To dream for?
Mae: Making a real connection with someone and starting a family?
Baz: (aside) Boring.

Ted: It don't make sense! Two years ago, we played so bad, we had to drop down from the Premier League to a lower league that was called...
Coach Beard: The Championship.
Ted: See, that don't make sense. Now, this year we played so well, we qualified to get into another league and that one's called...
Higgins: The Champions League.
Ted: Entirely different league, pretty much the same name though. That don't make sense. And now y'all are tellin' me that to get into the "Champions League," you can finish as low as...
Trent: Fourth place.
Ted: That don't make no sense. Why? (long pause)
Roy: Money.
Ted: Okay, see, now that makes sense.

Roy: Can I be a Diamond Dog?
Ted: Okay, hold on one second here. Wait, wait, wait, wait. Hmm.
Roy: What the f?ck are you doing?
Ted: Uh, I assume we're all looking for cameras 'cause we think we're on a prank show.

Barbara: I prefer rugby. There's just more grown men throwing other grown men into the air like children. And blood. Uh, which is nice.

Will: We've just been sent a care package from Zava.
Dani: No. Thank you, but no. I will not let him hurt me again.
Will: Ooh, it's T-shirts.
Dani: Can I have two, please?

Colin: (reading the note from Zava) Good luck against West Ham. Please enjoy the T-shirts and this avocado from my farm. Never forget, I am always inside you. Zava.

Ted: Well, fellas, if you're looking for a pep talk from me, you're in trouble. 'Cause I'm like Michael Flatley at 11:59 p.m. on St. Patrick's Day, I'm tapped out.

Ted: You know, when I showed up here, I didn't know one thing about soccer. But now... Well, now I know at least one thing about football.

Sassy: Oh! That is a lot of blood.
Barbara: Yes! (stands and claps) Whoo! Whoo! Finally.

Arlo: And it's 3-2! Heaven for the Hammers. Heartbreak for the home side.
Ted: (laughs)
Roy: What the f?ck are you laughing at?
Ted: Fourteen was offside.

Rebecca: I would have preferred if they hadn't described me as the "club matriarch."
Ted: Mmm. Yeah. I mean, it does have more gravitas than "soccer mom."

Ted: Coach, is this nuts? Us leaving like this? I mean, we almost won the whole frigging thing, you know? Saying goodbye to a bunch of nice folks. A-And I know I've finally accepted that air conditioning is a privilege and not a right. (sighs) I don't know. What do you think?
Coach Beard: I can't do this. (inhales deeply) I don't wanna go, Ted. I'm in love with Jane. I wanna stay, and I don't wanna let you down. But with your permission, I'd love to run off this plane and into her arms.
Ted: Well, I mean, what about your luggage?
Coach Beard: Forget my luggage. It's full of rice.

Coach Beard: I love you, Ted.
Ted: I love you too, Willis.
Coach Beard: (screams)
Ted: Oh, boy.
Coach Beard: (screams) My appendix!
Ted: The other side, Coach.
Coach Beard: Thank you. (screams)

Henry: Can't believe I missed that.
Ted: Hey. Don't worry about all that, okay? What do we say, huh?
Henry: (sighs) Be a goldfish.
Ted: That's right. All right. Now, come on now. Get on out there.


"So Long, Farewell" by Ted Lasso Cast (Derived from "The Sound of Music") (The team gives Ted and Beard a farewell song)

"Waterfall" by The Stone Roses (When Keeley enters the office and leaves gifts for Beard and Ted)

"Shadows (feat. Debbie Harry)" by Future Islands (Roy and Jamie having beers at Bones and Honey)

"In Between Days" by Ben Folds Five (As the fans arrive for the game)

"A Beautiful Game" by Ed Sheeran (Plays over Beard's video)

"Father and Son" by Yusef / Cat Stevens (Final montage)

"Flight Test" by The Flaming Lips (End Credits)

Notes and Trivia

"Jaws" was mentioned by Ted as an example for a perfect film while Coach Beard referred to "Back to the Future" as a perfect film.

In a reference to the character Dwight Schrute of "The Office" (US version) Nate refers as himself as the "Assistant TO the clubhouse attendant."

When they were discussing the four tenets of their success, and looking for #4, Coach Beard drew three figures on the board: A person holding a scarf with the team name, a red heart with a face and limbs shaking the hand of a blue brain with a face and limbs. This is all done in reference to a similar diagram drawn in the Arsenal "All or Nothing" documentary. It turns out that Brendan Hunt, who plays Coach Beard, is an Arsenal fan.

Near the end, Keeley's business sign now says "KBPR", presumable meaning "Keeley Barbara Public Relations."

Nate's repair of the "Believe" sign with gold colored glue is a reference to S03E03 "4-5-1" where Tish tells Rebecca about the Japanese art of kintsugi, which is repairing items with gold to make it even better.

When Ted is browsing the news stand at the airport, the following juicy callbacks were revealed.
- Rebecca chose to sell shares to Richmond season holders and Richmond residents
- Ms. Kakes is going to be a contestant on Lust Conquers All
- Bex lands a book deal for placenta recipes
- Shandy Fine launched her dating app, "StarF*kr"
- One headline reads "Jack Danvers is no longer daddy's little girl."
- Zava returns to football, joining Los Angeles FC.
- Ajax wins The Eredivisie in the Netherlands
- Zoreaux is going to star in the Jean-Claude Van Damme remake of "Escape to Victory."
- "Pep in your step", Pep Guardiola unveils a clothing line for men with perfect silhouettes
- An article about "The quiet genius of Leslie Higgins."
- Isaac McAdoo is featured in the football magazine.

The final two songs in this episode are related in a strange way, as Yusef (Cat Stevens) won a plagiarism lawsuit against the Flaming Lips for their song "Fight Test". Yusef won 75% of the royalties for that song because of its similarity to his song "Father and Son."

At the end when Mae straightens the picture of Geronimo, it is a sendup to the final episode of "Cheers" where the character Sam Malone does the same before closing the bar for the night.

In the soccer game at the end, Ted's son is wearing #9 in a tribute to Jamie Tartt.


When McAdoo prepared to take the penalty for AFC Richmond, the commentator says he's taking it from 18 yards. That distance would actually be the edge of the box, however the spot was located more like 12 yards from the goal.


Details about common filming locations such as The Crown and Anchor Pub, The Dog Pound Stadium and The Richmond Greyhounds practise field can be found here.



StarringJason SudeikisTed Lasso
StarringHannah WaddinghamRebecca Welton
StarringJeremy SwiftLeslie Higgins
StarringPhil DunsterJamie Tartt
StarringBrett GoldsteinRoy Kent
StarringBrendan HuntCoach Beard
StarringNick MohammedNathan Shelley
StarringAnthony HeadRupert Mannion
StarringToheeb JimohSam Obisanya
StarringCristo FernandezDani Rojas
StarringKola BokinniIsaac McAdoo
StarringBilly HarrisColin Hughes
StarringJames LanceTrent Crimm
Starring (With)Juno TempleKeeley Jones
Guest StarringSarah NilesDr. Sharon Fieldstone
Guest StarringAndrea AndersMichelle Lasso
Guest StarringAnnette BadlandMae
Guest StarringAdam ColborneBaz
Guest StarringBronson WebbJeremy
Guest StarringKevin GarryPaul
Guest StarringEllie TaylorFlo 'Sassy' Collins
Guest StarringKaty WixBarbara
Guest StarringEdyta BudnikJade
Guest StarringKieran O'BrienJames Tartt
Guest StarringBill FellowsGeorge Cartrick
Guest StarringMike O'GormanJacob Brianson
Guest StarringPatrick BaladiJohn Wingsnight
Guest StarringHarriet WalterDeborah Welton
Co-StarringMoe Jeudy-LamourThierry Zoreaux
Co-StarringStephen ManasRichard Montlaur
Co-StarringMoe HashimMoe Bumbercatch
Co-StarringDavid ElsendoornJan Maas
Co-StarringCharlie HiscockWill Kitman
Co-StarringMatteo van der GrijnMatthijs
Co-StarringGus TurnerHenry
Co-StarringMark KempnerKenneth the Bus Driver
Co-StarringTom CotcherMr. Mann
Co-StarringThierry HenryHimself
Co-StarringGary LinekerHimself
Co-StarringSam LiuMichael
Co-StarringPhoebe WalshJane
Co-StarringMary RoscoeJulie Higgins
Co-StarringVictoria ElliottJessica
Co-StarringMartin BishopRichard
Co-StarringDarren StrangeDan
Co-StarringElodie BlomfieldPhoebe
Co-StarringAlice BrittainEmma
Co-StarringJane BertishMegan
Co-StarringMark LewisHarold
Co-StarringShannon HayesSoccer Girl
Co-StarringJadran MalkovichDisco
Co-StarringBill SkinnerTommy
Co-StarringCharlie RawesDarren
Co-StarringCharlotte SpencerRed
Co-StarringSusanna RedheadJelka
Co-StarringHugh FutcherNigel
Co-StarringRuth D'SilvaMina
Co-StarringPeter LandiLloyd Shelley
Co-StarringNeelam BakshiMaria
Co-StarringKaren JohalNicole
Co-StarringPeter RethinasamyAli
Co-StarringDaya NandaSophia
Co-StarringSpencer JonesDerek
Co-StarringDaniel HaydeLindsay Higgins
Co-StarringJake HawkinsDana Higgins
Co-StarringFreddie SamuelsKris Higgins
Co-StarringAlfie SmithStevie Higgins
Co-StarringThomas AitchTerry Higgins
Co-StarringArlo WhiteHimself
Co-StarringChris PowellHimself
Co-StarringMarcus OniludeMarcus
Co-StarringLloyd GriffithLloyd
Co-StarringGuy PorrittGary
Co-StarringAnna Martine FreemanSarah