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Jason Sudeikis' 'Thundergong!' | Kansas City's Best Pies

Actor Jason Sudeikis as his character Ted Lasso in center of the frame, hands outspread, addressing the soccer team he coaches.
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Actor and comedian Jason Sudeikis (above) is the title character in the Apple TV+ series "Ted Lasso."

The Overland Park, Kansas, native describes going virtual with his annual benefit and the food critics offer up savory and sweet pie options for the season.

Segment 1, beginning at 5:18: Both Jason Sudeikis and TV coach "Ted Lasso" will make an appearance at Saturday's "Thundergong!"

Actor Jason Sudeikis describes the challenges of putting on this year's fundraiser for the Steps of Faith Foundation, which provides prosthetics to hundreds of amputees. Sudeikis also spoke about how his Kansas upbringing influenced the television character Ted Lasso, "a small-time college football coach from Kansas hired to coach a professional soccer team in England."

Segment 2, beginning at 31:54: Whether filled with fruit, meat or custard, there's a pie for everyone at Kansas City bakeries.

Anytime is a good time for pie, but the holidays bring out seasonal favorites and debates for all of us. Pumpkin or sweet potato? Pecan or apple? The food critics tell us where you can find the classics, in addition to those with a twist.

"Thundergong!" will be streaming free worldwide at 7:00 p.m. CST on Saturday, November 14, 2020. RSVP requested.

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