Read the comic here.
The implication here is that Ted and Curtis lack the skills that they had when they were Neo and Morpheus. I toyed with the idea of just having their appearance/modes of speech change, but the concept of a gun-wielding, Kung-fu fighting Ted just left me cold.
Come to think of it, though, Ted (along with Bill) did end up making their Universe a perfect place. Maybe he'll still have what it takes.