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Cougar Town

Episode 1.03 : Don't Do Me Like That

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TV Info


Episode Premiere

October 07, 2009

Distributor

TBS

Genre

Comedy, Drama

Show Period

2009 - now

Production Company

ABC Studios, Coquette Prod., Doozer Prod.

Cast and Crew


Director

Gail Mancuso

Screenwriter

Kevin Biegel

Main Cast


Additional Cast

  • Carolyn Hennesy
  • Nick Zano

Synopsis


Jules has been sticking to her 10-date rule with Josh, her boy toy boyfriend (sorry if that sounds redundant). The day of the 10th date has arrived and Jules must prep for the big event. You do know that by "big event" we mean sex, right? Josh is coming over at eight, which means Jules is on a "sexual deadline" as far as prep time.

When Travis tells his mom he finished writing an essay, Jules instantly knows he didn't. The boy's voice changes whenever he's untruthful. Ellie says, "The high-pitched lie, (it's) every man's tell." Travis then heads off to his dad's new place, which happens to be a boat that sits on stilts in the middle of a parking lot. It's highly embarrassing for Travis though Bobby loves it. So does Andy, who stops by to visit just in time to catch Travis vent as to just how humiliating his dad can be. Yeah, it was pretty harsh for Bobby to hear.

When Jules catches Grayson shuffling another young hottie into a cab, she warns her "paper buddy" that there's not an endless supply of hot, dumb girls in town. If he keeps acting like a selfish tool, he's gonna find himself living on "Planet No Love." This gets Grayson thinking and he lets the hottie stay for breakfast the next day. Big mistake. She drives him crazy before taking her first bite of cereal. We believe it was Cheerios.

Ellie doesn't think baby Stan likes her, so Jules offers to take them out. The plan is to have Ellie feed her baby gobs of Italian Ice so he'll be happy and she'll feel like he loves her. This forces Jules to miss a couple of sex prep appointments. She now has to get a manicure and a wax job simultaneously. It's pretty painful to watch. Funny, but painful. Jules loses even more time when Laurie needs a ride home after her boyfriend steals her clothes and leaves her standing in a yard wearing only a towel. It happens.

Even after all those delays, Jules manages to get all other sex prepping done in record time just before the eight o'clock deadline. Josh arrives to find her soaking in a bubble bath. Jules looks sexy, but we're thinking that after that painful rush wax job she's just trying to soothe things down south. When the action moves to the bedroom, we catch Jules basking in the afterglow as she says to Josh, "Wasn't that amazing?" She's totally freaked when Josh responds with a high-pitched, "Yeah."

Bobby calls Jules. He needs her to deal with Travis because he's not very good at talking to his son. Jules is still reeling from the fact that she may be bad in bed. Bobby sets her straight by recalling a few of their most memorable booty calls. Unfortunately, every sexcapade he rattles off was with someone else.

Ellie and Laurie tell Jules that maybe she had an off night with Josh because she was so busy trying to help everyone else. She didn't leave any time for herself. She has spent the last 20 years putting other people ahead of herself. Now it's okay to be a little selfish. Josh and Bobby both call at the same time. Jules decides to let Bobby to deal with his son on his own, which he does admirably. Well, maybe not admirably. He tells Travis that being embarrassed by one's old man builds character. These words of wisdom aren't in the Parenting 101 handbook, but they do get the job done.

When Jules finally meets up with Josh, she doesn't do any prep work. Josh doesn't mind at all. This time the sex really is fantastic. How we can tell? When Josh says, "That was amazing," his voice is really, really low. Way to go, Jules!

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