On a new episode of Hot Ones, Ted Lasso Emmy wins Jason Sudeikis broke down his career, his inspiration for the shadowy football, er, football coach, and what he felt for Saturday Night Live – before he was on it.
As the show demands, he did so while eating an assortment of increasingly spicy wings.
Sudeikis didn’t shy away from the accusation he used to “hate” on the show, especially when he was told that SNL author-turned-Better call Saul star Bob Odenkirk also admitted it. “I’m proud of it,” Jason told the host Sean Evans. “I love that guy.”
“Metaphorically, it feels like that girl at school that you have a crush on that you hate until you realize that … she asked about you,” he said with a laugh. “It was a bit of that youthful ignorance and arrogance.”
He added, “They would never let me play football at Notre Dame, I would never get to play basketball at KU, so how was I ever going to work at Saturday Night Live?” he remembered thinking.
“So yeah, let’s hate on it.”
He admits, “It wasn’t so much hate because I had heroes on that show. I had friends on that show at the time. I had a specific reason why I was trying to articulate why, but I think deep down , that I was just protecting myself from the possibility of not achieving something, like ‘boy oh boy wouldn’t it be nice if I did’.”
Of course, Sudeikis was eventually hired SNLfirst as a writer in 2003, then as a cast member from 2005 to 2013.
Oh, and he also defeated all 10 wings.
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