Our current national pastime obsession is Ted Lasso. And maybe a little Roy Kent (he’s here, he’s there, he’s every effin’ where!). This series is considered a comedy and does indeed have some of the funniest quotes from Ted Lasso, Coach Beard, Rebecca, Keeley, Roy, and the whole gang. What is the true age rating of Ted Lasso? Can your kids watch this one? We’re covering the 7 big things parents need to know about the age rating for Ted Lasso in this parents guide.
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About Ted Lasso on Apple+
Jason Sudeikis plays Ted Lasso, a small-time college football coach from Kansas hired to coach a professional soccer team in England, despite having no experience coaching soccer.
Watch the Ted Lasso trailer here.
Age Rating of Ted Lasso: Parents Guide (7 Big Things)
We love a good sports series, don’t we?
Kids do too!
And Ted Lasso is the ultimate underdog, a US college football coach hired to be a professional football (aka soccer) coach in the UK.
He knows nothing about the game of football but takes on this monumental task hoping to make a change in his life.
How can you not love this guy? The answer is that it’s impossible (everyone loves Ted!), and as the show makes its way through season 3, you can be sure that your teens and tweens are asking to watch it.
But is Ted Lasso ok for kids to watch?
This parent review and guide will help you decide if this show is something your teens and tweens can handle.
We’ll cover the language, violence, sex, and nudity levels in the show to help you decide if Ted Lasso is kid-friendly.
We’ll also talk about the TV-MA rating and how that may affect your decision on what ages Ted Lasso is appropriate for.
Age Rating of Ted Lasso: Language
As Roy would probably say, “F@ck NO!” if language is something your family is concerned about.
The main parental concern in deciding if Ted Lasso is kid-friendly would be the language they are exposed to in these episodes.
There was a handy chart shared on Twitter last year that counted how many times the F word was said by Roy Kent alone (through episode 7 of season 2) that shows “a minimum of 2 Fs given each week.”
And that’s by just one character. Yikes.
There are multiple uses of all the big swears in just about every episode including G-d D@mn and the aforementioned F-bomb.
The language is mostly appropriate for the characters (all adults using the swears for the most part) and their position in life on a professional sports team.
Is that stereotypical? Perhaps, but it’s also pretty darn true if you’ve been around locker rooms at all.
Violence and Gore in Ted Lasso: Is It Appropriate For Kids?
This show doesn’t have a lot of violence in it, but it does have some fistfights.
The action happens between football players and some father/son interactions, which could be concerning to some families.
Keep that in mind when deciding if Ted Lasso is safe for kids in your family to watch.
Mature Content: Age Rating of Ted Lasso Parents Guide
The mature adult content of the episodes would also lead to an adult rating, as much of the themes explored are heavy, real-world, real-person problems.
Content in Ted Lasso includes complicated father/son relationships, messy and sad divorce situations, suicide, panic attacks, depression, the death of a parent, and verbally abusive relationships.
Sex and Nudity in Ted Lasso
There’s a whole lot of talk about sex and sexual acts in this show.
There isn’t much nudity, but there are some scantily-clad female characters and shirtless men in locker rooms, as well as a few bum shots.
Your kids will see characters post-sex in bed together and implied nudity (though no female breasts or male genitalia are shown).
What Is The Age Rating of Ted Lasso?
Ted Lasso is rated TV-MA for language, sex and partial nudity.
What Ages Are Appropriate for Ted Lasso? Parents Guide
As mentioned above, the language alone would land it at the MA level of TV ratings.
Add in the sex and partial nudity, and you have a pretty adult-feeling show.
Reading all that, you may be wondering how this can be considered a comedy, but that’s what makes Ted Lasso relatable. Sudeikis and his team of writers have put together a brilliant, Emmy-award-winning show that goes deeper than cheap sports-themed laughs.
There are so many healthy and positive messages in this show that we want to say LET EVERYONE WATCH! But the reality is, a lot of the content matter is too mature for kids.
We feel that kids in high school could handle most of the content in the show, as long as the language and sexual discussions aren’t a huge heck-no in your household.
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Patty Holliday is a parent movie reviewer, writer, and podcaster living in the Washington, DC area. Her goal is to bridge the gap between casual fandom and picky critic with parent movie and television reviews. As a lifelong fangirl and pop culture connoisseur, she’s been creating online since 2009. You can find her work at No-Guilt Disney.com, No-Guilt Fangirl.com, No-Guilt Life, and as host of the top-rated No-Guilt Disney Podcast.