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Cougar Town

Episode 1.02 : Into the Great Wide Open

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TV Info


Episode Premiere

September 30, 2009

Distributor

TBS

Genre

Comedy, Drama

Show Period

2009 - now

Production Company

ABC Studios, Coquette Prod., Doozer Prod.

Cast and Crew


Director

Chris Koch

Screenwriter

Bill Lawrence

Main Cast


Additional Cast

  • Carolyn Hennesy
  • Yasmin Deliz
  • Nick Zano

Synopsis


Jules Cobb is a natural storyteller. Here's one of her best narratives, word for word: "Once when I was 22, I had a baby and I stayed home by myself raising him for the rest of my 20s. The end."

When Ellie, Andy and Bobby regale each other with wild tales from their twentysomething days, Jules has nothing to contribute. She's doing her best to make up for lost time by dating a young buck named Josh. He spends the night, but nothing happens. No, really! Jules has implemented her 10-date rule, which basically means Josh isn't gettin' any anytime soon.

Jules confides in her recently-divorced neighbor Grayson that she feels like she missed out on something. She considers Grayson her "paper buddy" since they like to yak it up whenever they come out to the cul-de-sac to snag the morning paper. Well, Jules likes to chat. Grayson…not so much. This guy acts aloof towards Jules, but we're wondering if it really is "just an act."

Laurie tells Jules she can still have her 20s by doing things like barhopping and eating pancakes at three in the morning. Jules is in, but she already has plans with Ellie. So she invites her BFF along for the wild ride. But Ellie doesn't last long at the bars. No worries. Laurie invites another friend along, someone who says drinking with Jules will be like drinking with her 62-year-old mom, who looks good for her age. Nice.

Jules does some shots and Laurie takes some shots (with her camera phone, that is) of their wild night. Excerpts from the photo gallery include:

- Laurie and Jules pole dancing

- Jules standing at a men's room urinal

- Jules being tossed by a bouncer

- Laurie pushing Jules in a shopping cart

- Jules waving a cop's gun in the air

- And, of course, there were pancakes

The next day, Barb dubs Jules a "party rookie" when she finds her passed out on the bed of a home they are showing. The good news is that Jules isn't hungover; she's still drunk from the night before. The hangover comes later as Grayson catches her dunking her head in her pool to ease the pain. But the real suffering comes when Josh stops by and tells her about a "young chick" position they may want to try on date number 10. Jules tries to demonstrate that she can pull off the move and ends up pulling a hammy. They may have to wait a few additional dates now.

Laurie tempts Jules to come out again, but Ellie is against it. She basically tells Jules she's too old and her trip back to the 20s is pathetic. This is enough for Jules to banish her best friend from her home and head out to the bars once more. But Jules doesn't have another night of partying in her, so she ends up home alone.

Ellie stops by to check on her. Jules realizes that she's never going to have her 20s again. Ellie begs to differ. She can have them again, just not two nights in a row. Until then, Jules will have to regale Ellie with stories of Night One of her new 20s. She cycles through the photo gallery on her cell phone. The most appealing pic to Ellie is the one of the world's largest pancake. As Jules says, "So dag-gum-good."

The next day, Jules sees her paper buddy Grayson standing by his mailbox. Jules realizes he was waiting for her to come outside. Grayson says it was just to make fun of her. "Still counts!" Jules exclaims. Grayson fumbles his rebuttal. Yeah, she got him. Told ya it might be "just an act."

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