Episode PremiereMay 05, 2010
Show Period2009 - now
Production CompanyABC Studios, Coquette Prod., Doozer Prod.
Cast and Crew
- Courteney Cox as Jules Cobb
- Christa Miller as Ellie Torres
- Busy Philipps as Laurie Keller
- Dan Byrd as Travis Cobb
- Brian Van Holt as Bobby
- Josh Hopkins as Grayson Ellis
- Ian Gomez as Andy Torres / Andy
- Carolyn Hennesy
- Ryan Devlin
BREAKING NEWS! Jules and Grayson have spent the night together! Time to talk about what's next. There's an idea on the table that can be summed up in three words: Friends With Benefits. And when we say benefits, we're not talking about health coverage. Jules feels FWB is the greatest male myth of our time. Friend sex is just a horrible idea. Then Jules and Grayson sleep together again. Suddenly, FWB is a great idea!
Whenever there's a comment with even a hint of sexual innuendo, there's always chance that at least one guy in the room will say, "That's what she said!" It's a classic joke that's served men well over the years. Now the ladies want in on the action. Jules, Ellie and Laurie conspire to steal the joke. "That's what she said" is now "That's what he said." It's a dark day for dudes everywhere.
A local car dealership is sponsoring a contest where the person who captures a red helium balloon that's been released skyward gets $2,000. Bobby thinks he can win it. He's been working extra jobs for month to save up enough money to get his boat back in the water. He teams with Travis and Andy to win the great balloon chase.
When the balloon gets caught in some telephone wires, Bobby suggests they disguise themselves with hardhats and mustaches and shimmy up the pole to retrieve the little red money-maker. But when balloon dislodges, Bobby and Travis give chase to the point where Bobby almost gets hurt. Travis has had enough. He tells his dad that getting his boat back in the water isn't worth all this. Bobby responds by donning a cheesy fake mustache. Travis tells his dad that he needs to grow up.
The next day, Travis finds a new used car in the driveway. Bobby wasn't chasing balloons and working extra jobs for his boat. He was trying to get up enough money to buy his boy a new ride before he went off to college. Travis feels terrible, but knows how to make things up to Bobby. He'll take his dad out for a ride around town as they both wear cheesy fake mustaches. That'll work!
Andy hires a part-time nanny so his wife will have some more leisure time. Ellie says she appreciates his gift even though she's a little hurt that her hubby thinks she can't handle her mommy duties solo. Laurie realizes the nanny is a source of embarrassment for her nemesis. She's finally found Ellie's weak spot! And it's not that cheesy dolphin tattoo on her butt, as Jules suggests.
The nanny wants to know what time Ellie gets home from work. She says six, even though she doesn't have a job. She rattles off the plot points of Erin Brockovich while describing her workday to the nanny. Too bad Laurie is eavesdropping during Ellie's capsule summary of the Oscar-nominated film. The torture continues.
Andy tells Laurie to stop teasing Ellie. The nanny isn't for her, it's for him. He hired her so they could go out dancing once in awhile. Laurie admits to Ellie that part of the reason she was giving her such a hard time is because she's envious of her life. How could she not be? She actually has a husband who likes to go dancing.
Ellie worries that Jules won't be able to stop herself from getting attached to Grayson. Jules balks at the thought. She even joins Grayson for a duet of a "Friends with Benefits" ditty. Here are the lyrics: "No strings attached, no need to commit. We're palin' around while we're getting' down, we're friend with benefits. Friends with benefits!" Unfortunately, the catchy lyrics are not an accurate assessment of her feelings.
Jules admits that she wants more out of their relationship. Too bad Grayson doesn't. Ellie thinks he just needs more time. She says, "He probably just thinks this isn't what he signed up for." Jules says, "That's what he said." Ellie doesn't get it. That's because it wasn't a joke. That's actually what Grayson said. Thankfully, he didn't mean it. Grayson walks up to Jules and kisses her. And it's not the kind of kiss friends share. No, this is definitely something more.