“Biscuits with the boss” has become an endearing running gag on the series Ted Lasso, but why does Ted bring biscuits to Rebecca every morning?
Every morning, the eponymous coach in Ted Lasso brings freshly baked biscuits to AFC Richmond’s owner, Rebecca Welton. “Biscuits with the boss” has become one of the most endearing running gags in the show, and an important part of bringing Ted and Rebecca closer together. They initially clashed because of their polar-opposite personalities, Ted being warm and fuzzy and Rebecca being cold and business-like. Over time, though, the daily shortbread melted Rebecca’s icy heart, and she embraced Ted, not only as the future of the team but also as a friend.
The season 1 twist revealed that Rebecca hired Ted in a bid to sabotage AFC Richmond. To exact revenge on her adulterous ex-husband, she plotted to ruin the team – the only thing he ever cared about – by hiring the most incompetent coach she could find. But she eventually became endeared to Ted by his kind nature, and “biscuits with the boss” was a big part of winning her over. Ted’s daily biscuit drop-off is representative of his unwavering optimism inspiring a change in Rebecca’s personality and her approach to her co-workers.
Ted Came Up With “Biscuits With The Boss” To Bond With Rebecca
When he first started working at AFC Richmond, Ted Lasso established a tradition of bringing a box of biscuits to Rebecca’s office every morning. He dubbed this tradition “biscuits with the boss.” Not only was this a friendly gesture by a friendly coach, but it was also an excuse to have an informal daily meeting with his superior. It also showed Ted making an effort to assimilate with British culture: what Americans like Ted would call “cookies,” Brits like Rebecca would call “biscuits.” In keeping with her cold professionalism, Rebecca was quick to dismiss Ted and his daily pop-ins, but she secretly loved the biscuits Ted brought her.
Since she quietly adored the biscuits that Ted was bringing her every morning, Rebecca tried to find out which bakery he was getting them from. She was surprised to learn that he actually bakes them himself. Rebecca started to warm to Ted when she saw his commitment level and the effort he brings to all his endeavors – and baking “biscuits with the boss” himself is a prime example of that commitment. She hired him to sabotage the team but came to realize that he might actually be the best thing that ever happened to AFC Richmond.
Hannah Waddingham Said The Biscuits Tasted Bland
In an interview with Awards Daily about playing Rebecca, Hannah Waddingham made the disappointing revelation that the biscuits in Ted Lasso aren’t as delicious as they look. Waddingham said that the biscuits’ flavor is “bland,” and joked that pretending they taste good is “the greatest acting job of my life.” Convincing the audience that she loves the biscuits is one of many things Waddingham has done to earn her Emmy Award. But not everybody who’s tried Ted’s shortbread has found the taste to be bland. The team at Today tried the official “biscuits with the boss” recipe released by Apple TV and described the result as “a buttery delight.”
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