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The Nose Got The Boot For Putting Boots In The Boot

Apple
Jason Sudeikis as 'Ted Lasso.'

The world has an Alex Trebek-shaped hole in it. Which raises a question: Who should fill said hole?

Billie Eilish has a new single out this week, which got The Nose thinking about her now-in-limbo James Bond theme song, which got The Nose thinking about James Bond theme songs in general.

And: Ted Lasso is a half-hour comedy series on AppleTV+. It stars Jason Sudeikis as the title character, and it's based on a character Sudeikis developed in 2013 for a series of promos for NBC Sports's Premier League coverage, of all things.

Some other stuff that happened this week, give or take:

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Colin McEnroe and Cat Pastor contributed to this show.

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