On Wednesday, May 24th, the 11th episode of Ted Lasso‘s season 3 was released on Apple TV+. The episode didn’t leave the fans disappointed as it was once again entertaining like all other episodes.
This episode was quite exciting for the fans of the legendary rock band Queen as the show mentioned its lead singer, Freddie Mercury’s name. In the episode, Rebecca talked about Mercury’s greatest talent, “flipping straights.” Not many people know the exact definition of this word. So let’s explain what the show’s writer, Jason Sudeikis was trying to say when the word “flipping straights” came up.
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What was Freddie Mercury’s greatest talent?
In the eleventh episode of Ted Lasso‘s season 3, Rebecca talked about Freddie Mercury’s greatest talent, “flipping straights.” The show is well-known for making references to famous real-life celebrities. In this episode, we got to see a nod to the lead singer of the legendary rock band, Queen.
“Flipping straights” simply means that a certain person is so attractive that even straight people of the same gender are attracted to them. Freddie Mercury was openly bisexual and attracting heterosexual people was quite common for him. So, Rebecca wasn’t lying when she said “flipping straights” was Mercury’s talent.
Freddie Mercury, born in Zanzibar on September 5, 1946, was best known for being the lead vocalist of the rock band Queen. With Queen, Freddie Mercury achieved enormous success. The band released numerous hit songs, including Bohemian Rhapsody, We Will Rock You, We Are the Champions, and Don’t Stop Me Now, among many others. They sold over 300 million records worldwide, making them one of the most successful rock bands in history.
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Ted Lasso slightly tweaked history
With the show openly making references to real-life celebrities, they often make some changes too. In the episode, it was revealed that Freddie Mercury owned AFC Richmond for a while.
In the episode, right before Manchester City and AFC Richmond’s match, the “Cityzens” can be heard singing Manchester City’s anthem. Keeley then says that AFC Richmond should also have a classic old song for its fans so they can chant it. Leslie then explained that in 1980, AFC Richmond had an anthem when Freddie Mercury owned the club. As per Leslie, the lead singer of Queen tried to make ‘Fat Bottomed Girls‘ the team anthem, but it offended certain women so the plan was scrapped.
A new episode of Ted Lasso‘s season 3 releases on Apple TV+ every Wednesday. The final episode of the season is all set to release on Apple TV+ on Wednesday, May 31.
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Source: Fiction Horizon