‘Ted Lasso’ Star Brett Goldstein Met Oscar the Grouch and It Was the Best Day of His Life

It looks like Ted Lasso’s Roy Kent finally met his match. Brett Goldstein, who plays the loveable grump on the hit Apple TV+ series, spent a day on good old Sesame Street, where he bonded with the likes of none other than Oscar the Grouch. A recent Instagram post from the actor grabbed the attention of Ted Lasso fans. Here’s everything you need to know.

'Ted Lasso' star Brett Goldstein as Roy Ket wearing an all black suit.
Brett Goldstein as Roy Kent | Apple Inc.

Brett Goldstein’s character Roy Kent is known for his grouchy demeanor on ‘Ted Lasso’

Roy Kent sticks out like a sore thumb on a show filled with never-ending optimism. Forced to retire from football after a career-ending injury, Roy started helping out Ted from a coaching perspective. At first, he struggled with the change, and Jamie Tartt’s arrogance often came close to pushing him over the edge. However, Roy now reigns as a fan favorite.

Goldstein nabbed an Emmy for Most Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in 2021. In fact, Ted Lasso did well overall at the ceremony. 

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Brett Goldstein has talked at length about his love for Jim Henson’s creations

Goldstein’s appearance may have surprised some fans, but the actor has actually talked at length about his desire to meet the Muppets in a few different interviews. In November of 2020, when the Ted Lasso star sat down with Esquire for an interview, a giant framed poster of the Muppets hung on the wall behind Goldstein. 

“That’s my ultimate goal, is work with the Muppets,” he said. “I do that, then I’m dead.”

This week, he finally achieved that goal. On Instagram, Goldstein wrote, 

“Brett, how would you show the best day of your life using only photos…

I finally found my way to Sesame Street (all you have to do is ask, through the medium of song), and it was more wonderful than I could have imagined. Everyone was so funny and brilliant and friendly and kind. I managed to get to say hi to all the residents except Snuffleupagus, who was sleeping (although I saw him sleeping, and he snores less than you’d think.)

Truly a beautiful cast and crew that fill that whole street with all the love you could wish for. Special thanks to Elmo and Grover and Big Bird and Oscar and Cookie Monster, sorry if I scared you. Extra special thanks to @karynl5, @sherrierwestin, Stephen M Youngwood, and Zack Van Amburg for making this dream come true. It was perfect.”

The photos included Goldstein beside Oscar the Grouch in a matching trashcan, speaking to Cookie Monster, and playing around with Bert and Ernie. 

The official ‘Sesame Street’ Twitter account shared a clip of ‘Ted Lasso’ star Brett Goldstein and Oscar the Grouch

The Twitter account for Sesame Street shared a video of the lovable Ted Lasso grouch alongside his very fitting companion, Oscar. The caption read, “Grouches gonna grouch on Sesame Street. Thanks for visiting our neighborhood @BrettGoldstein! We love you!”

Goldstein joined in on the Twitter conversation by quoting Sesame Street’s tweet and replying, “I met a kindred spirit the other day. I told him we had a lot in common. He told me to scram.”

No word yet when fans can watch the Ted Lasso star’s appearance on the children’s show.

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