Brett Goldstein, best known for his role as Roy Kent on Apple TV’s Ted Lasso, stars with Oscar the Grouch in a Sesame Street video.
Roy is most remembered in Ted Lasso as the grouchy yet caring footballer-turned-coach who captivated the show’s audience.
In addition to playing Roy Kent, Goldstein works as a co-executive producer on the show alongside Bill Lawrence and Jason Sudeikis, as well as a writer.
Roy’s harsh demeanor and advanced age have marked him since his first appearance in Ted Lasso season 1. By the conclusion of season 1, he had displayed a new vulnerability that connected deeply with the viewers, owing to the kind hearts of his new coach and the show’s eponymous character, Ted Lasso (Jason Sudeikis). Throughout his post-retirement journey to become a fellow coach at Ted Lasso’s AFC Richmond in season 2, Roy kept much of his harsh demeanor, but his genuine heart continued to shine time and time again. This was especially true with his lover, Keeley Jones (Juno Temple), as well as his old adversary, Jamie Tartt (Phil Dunster).
Goldstein appears alongside Oscar the Grouch in his iconic garbage can in a video published today on Twitter by Sesame Street. Big Bird comes to a halt and turns to question the two, “Isn’t it a lovely day?” After Big Bird has left, Goldstein and Oscar exchange a disgusted glance and shake their heads before vanishing inside their garbage cans for the ultimate cranky moment. Here’s the link to the complete video:
The Sesame Street video is a fantastic pairing of two renowned grumpy characters from two cultures. According to actress Hannah Waddingham, Goldstein makes his debut just weeks after his exclusive overall agreement to develop, create, and produce new TV programs for Warner Bros. studio was announced, and one month before Ted Lasso season 3 is slated to begin production (Rebecca Welton). After acquiring a similar label among Ted Lasso’s devoted admirers, it seems fair that Goldstein gets to collaborate with Sesame Street’s favorite grouch in the middle of such success.
However, it’s worth noting that the Ted Lasso actor was picked to come on Sesame Street with a nod to his position in a plainly not-for-kids television program in which he curses practically frequently. Ted Lasso is classified TV-MA, which is a big difference from the PG rating provided to the kids’ show. This doesn’t take away from the video’s enjoyment, especially for those who have grown up with Oscar the Grouch and other beloved Sesame Street characters. On Sesame Street, there’s always place for everybody, much like Coach Lasso’s open approach drew Roy in the first episode of Ted Lasso.