Episode PremiereApril 27, 2011
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 Cobb
- Josh Hopkins as Grayson Ellis
- Ian Gomez as Andy Torres / Andy
- Carolyn Henessy
If you feel your life is lacking a sense of purpose, you may want to join the Larmy. What's the Larmy, you ask? Well, it's Laurie's Twitter name and it stands for The Laurie's Army. Join the Larmy now! Okay, now we can move on to the adventures of the Cul-De-Sac Crew.
Jules has a fear of making a fool of herself in front of strangers. That's why she's not into playing bar trivia. Ellie, Grayson and Travis are up for a little Q&A action though. The loser must drive Bobby's lucky visor to him, as he's competing in his first pro golf tournament in years. Travis is the first man out thanks, in part, to all the mocking from Grayson and Ellie.
At the golf tourney, caddy Andy is having a tough time doing his job. A dip in the hotel left him a little off balance thanks to an earful of water. Fortunately, Travis is there to sub in during a confidence dance to help calm his nervous dad. It seems to do the trick, as Bobby gets off to a strong start. It could also have something to do with the positive vibes Jules sends through the TV. The woman has special powers.
In addition to tweeting to the Larmy, Laurie does charity work to help raise funding to keep libraries in public schools. Jules wants in on this feel-good activity. She immediately takes charge of the charity. As a reward for all her hard work, Jules is asked to lead a class of kids in the Pledge of Allegiance. As we all know, it goes a little something like this:
"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America. And to the republic for Richard Standsâ€¦"
Yes, Jules thought the pledge was written by a guy named Richard Stands. This experience only adds to the terror Jules has regarding public humiliation. She believes people on the street are staring at her after getting wind of what went down at the library. She prays that the spotlight be taken off of her and put on someone else. Moments later, Bobby has a major meltdown at the golf tournament. Told ya Jules had special powers.
Bobby's epic collapse at the golf tourney earns him the nickname "Wrong Balls." The phrase is trending above "Bieber" on Twitter. Travis thinks he should have done more to stop his dad from tanking at the tourney. Jules, however, blames herself for sending out bad vibes. Either way, the damage is done. Bobby "Wrong Balls" Cobb t-shirts are selling big time all over town.
In other news, Laurie has been obliterating Ellie and Grayson at the bar trivia game. It's a remarkable accomplishment considering she thinks NATO is the guy who used to live in a guest house in Brentwood. She tweets the news of her domination of knowledge to all of her Larmy followers. Actually, what's she's really doing is bouncing questions to Travis. He's been feeding her the answers all day. It's a little payback for all that earlier mocking. Love it!
As far as the Bobby situation, he's embracing his embarrassment. He's also profiting from it through all those t-shirts and a fully-booked golf lesson schedule. He's a pop culture phenomenon! Bobby says, "You can't hear the world laughing at you if you're laughing harder." This inspires Jules to take another crack at the Pledge of Allegiance. She's gets pretty far into it before saying "invisible" instead of "indivisible." So close, Jules. So close.