The WORST episodes of Ted Lasso

Every episode of Ted Lasso ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst episodes of Ted Lasso!

Ted Lasso, an American football coach, moves to England when he’s hired to manage a soccer team—despite having no experience. With cynical players and a doubtful town, will he get them to see the Ted Lasso Way?

Last Updated: 5/28/2023Network:Apple TV+
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Beard After Hours
star
7.14
2460 votes

#1 - Beard After Hours

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 9/17/2021

After the semifinal, Beard sets out on an all-night odyssey through London in an effort to collect his thoughts.

We’ll Never Have Paris
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7.39
1132 votes

#2 - We’ll Never Have Paris

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/3/2023

While watching Henry, Ted fights the urge to spiral when Michelle and Dr. Jacob go on a romantic trip. An online leak has massive implications for Keeley.

Directors: Erica Dunton
Pilot
star
7.45
3417 votes

#3 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 8/14/2020

American football coach Ted Lasso is hired by a wealthy divorcée to coach the English soccer team AFC Richmond.

Directors: Tom Marshall
Watch Now:Amazon
Signs
star
7.58
1245 votes

#4 - Signs

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/12/2023

With their season in a tailspin, Richmond try to right the ship against mighty Manchester City. Off the pitch, everyone faces their own setbacks.

Directors: Matt Lipsey
Writer: Jamie Lee
Watch Now:Amazon
Headspace
star
7.60
2308 votes

#5 - Headspace

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 9/3/2021

With things turning around for Richmond, it’s time for everyone to work on their issues—like Ted’s discomfort, Nate’s confidence, and Roy’s attention.

Directors: Matt Lipsey
Writer: Phoebe Walsh
Goodbye Earl
star
7.61
2660 votes

#6 - Goodbye Earl

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 7/23/2021

AFC Richmond brings in a sports psychologist to help the team overcome their unprecedented seven game tie-streak.

Directors: Declan Lowney
Writer: Brendan Hunt
4-5-1
star
7.68
1401 votes

#7 - 4-5-1

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/29/2023

Richmond adjust to an exciting change, but Jamie has reservations. Ted learns there’s something new going on back in Kansas as well.

Directors: Destiny Ekaragha
Writer: Bill Wrubel
Watch Now:Amazon
Smells Like Mean Spirit
star
7.70
1560 votes

#8 - Smells Like Mean Spirit

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/15/2023

The newly promoted AFC Richmond face mockery as pundits predict they’ll finish dead last this season.

Directors: M.J. Delaney
Writer: Leann Bowen
Biscuits
star
7.71
3063 votes

#9 - Biscuits

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 8/14/2020

It’s Ted’s first day of coaching, and fans aren’t happy. He makes little headway but remains undeterred as the team plays its first match.

Directors: Zach Braff
Lavender
star
7.73
2459 votes

#10 - Lavender

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 7/30/2021

Ted is surprised by the reappearance of a familiar face. Roy tries out a new gig.

Directors: Declan Lowney
Writer: Leann Bowen
Big Week
star
7.82
1298 votes

#11 - Big Week

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/5/2023

Everyone’s feeling the pressure as Richmond gear up to play West Ham. Ted is reunited with an old friend.

Directors: Destiny Ekaragha
Watch Now:Amazon
(I Don’t Want to Go to) Chelsea
star
7.83
1430 votes

#12 - (I Don’t Want to Go to) Chelsea

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/22/2023

News of a top player looking to move to London sends the English clubs into a frenzy. Richmond play their first game back in the Premier League.

Directors: M.J. Delaney
Writer: Sasha Garron
Watch Now:Amazon
Midnight Train to Royston
star
7.86
2259 votes

#13 - Midnight Train to Royston

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 10/1/2021

A billionaire football enthusiast from Ghana makes Sam an unbelievable offer. Ted plans something special for Dr. Sharon’s last day with the team.

Directors: M.J. Delaney
Writer: Sasha Garron
No Weddings and a Funeral
star
7.87
2300 votes

#14 - No Weddings and a Funeral

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 9/24/2021

Rebecca is stunned by a sudden loss. The team rallies to show their support, but Ted finds himself grappling with a piece of his past.

Directors: M.J. Delaney
Writer: Jane Becker
For the Children
star
7.89
2912 votes

#15 - For the Children

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 8/21/2020

Rebecca hosts the team’s annual charity benefit, where Ted stages a reconciliation between Roy and Jamie.

Directors: Tom Marshall
Watch Now:Amazon
Two Aces
star
7.94
2811 votes

#16 - Two Aces

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 9/4/2020

When Jamie refuses to train, Ted turns to talented new signing Dani Rojas—and the team is struck by an age-old curse.

Directors: Elliot Hegarty
Writer: Bill Wrubel
Do the Right-est Thing
star
7.94
2452 votes

#17 - Do the Right-est Thing

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 8/6/2021

Rebecca has a special visitor shadow her at work. A player’s return is not welcomed by the team.

Directors: Ezra Edelman
Carol of the Bells
star
7.94
2547 votes

#18 - Carol of the Bells

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 8/13/2021

It’s Christmas in Richmond. Rebecca enlists Ted for a secret mission, Roy and Keeley search for a miracle, and the Higginses open up their home.

Directors: Declan Lowney
Writer: Joe Kelly
Trent Crimm: The Independent
star
7.96
3028 votes

#19 - Trent Crimm: The Independent

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 8/14/2020

To arrange an in-depth exposé, Rebecca pairs cynical journalist Trent Crimm with Ted for a day. Ted and Roy venture into the community.

Directors: Tom Marshall
Writer: Jane Becker
La Locker Room Aux Folles
star
7.98
1133 votes

#20 - La Locker Room Aux Folles

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 5/10/2023

Colin and Isaac’s friendship is tested. Roy is asked to do a press conference.

Directors: Erica Dunton
The Strings That Bind Us
star
7.98
1230 votes

#21 - The Strings That Bind Us

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 4/26/2023

The Greyhounds try a new strategy that has everyone thinking outside the box. Sam prepares to host a VIP guest at Ola’s.

Directors: Matt Lipsey
Writer: Phoebe Walsh
The Signal
star
7.98
2383 votes

#22 - The Signal

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 8/27/2021

Ted is fired up that the new team dynamic seems to be working. But will they have a chance in the semifinal?

Directors: Erica Dunton
International Break
star
7.99
1028 votes

#23 - International Break

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 5/17/2023

While some of the Greyhounds head home to play for their countries in international matches, Edwin Akufo brings a business proposal to Rebecca.

Directors: Matt Lipsey
Writer: Jane Becker
Watch Now:Amazon
The Diamond Dogs
star
8.01
2751 votes

#24 - The Diamond Dogs

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 9/18/2020

Ted and Roy are both having relationship problems. Ted consults the Diamond Dogs. Roy lays it on the line with Keeley.

Directors: Declan Lowney
Writer: Leann Bowen
Tan Lines
star
8.02
2919 votes

#25 - Tan Lines

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 8/28/2020

With his wife and son visiting from America, Ted makes drastic changes to the lineup during a critical match.

Directors: Elliot Hegarty

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