Enlarge 'Ted Lasso' becomes 'Béla Károlyi.'

Foo Fighters Release “Love Dies Young” Music Video Starring Jason Sudeikis

  • Axl Rosenberg

Saturday Night Live alum Jason Sudeikis has a major hit on his hands with Ted Lasso, a show about a soccer coach. But in the new Foo Fighters music video, for the song “Love Dies Young,” he plays a completely different kind of coach… specifically, he plays what is clearly intended to be a(n admittedly very broad) parody of Béla Károlyi, the Hungarian Romanian-American gymnastics coach who was accused of physically and psychologically abusing his athletes earlier this year. In this video, he’s a swim coach, presumably to somewhat temper the fact that they’re mining laughs by referencing a highly controversial figure.

Regardless of the touchy subject matter, the video is quite funny. It’s seven-and-a-half minutes long, about three minutes of which is just Sudeikis riffing. Which is truthfully the best part of the clip. Which isn’t to say the song isn’t good — just that it’s never as funny as it is when Sudeikis isn’t center stage.

It does end with a poop joke which I think is also meant as a Caddyshack reference, though, so there’s that.

Watch the video below. “Love Dies Young” appears Foo Fighters’ most recent album, Medicine at Midnight.

Foo Fighters recently announced that they’ll star in a new horror comedy, Studio 666. That’s scheduled to be released in 2,000+ theaters on February 25.

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