Episode PremiereMarch 13, 2012
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
- Sarah Chalke as Angie
- Robert Clendenin
- Sam Lloyd
When we last left Ted Buckland, he was living in Hawaii. Please check out "Something Good Coming" for more details on our favorite singing Scrubs star. Ted's "a cappella" group needs a place to crash on their way to Orlando. Travis recommends his mom's pad since the all the hotels are booked with tourists from Quebec in town for the annual crab festival. You can spot the Quebecers by looking for those wearing the hilarious "I Got Crabs in Gulfhaven" t-shirts.
Bobby gets ridiculously nervous around his son's hot photography teacher, Angie (guest star Sarah Chalke). Jules knows that her ex-hubby's nerves will melt away after that first kiss. After all, Bobby is the best kisser she's ever been with. Grayson ranks seventh, by the way.
Jules maps out the perfect date that will assure Bobby a kiss. She calls it Operation: Kiss the Girl. She's the captain of the mission and wants a reluctant-to-help Ellie to be her sergeant. Just call her Sarge. Bobby executes Operation: Kiss the Girl flawlessly. Wait! No, he doesn't. Everything goes wrong. This includes burning Angie's legs with scalding hot soup after Bobby compromises the infrastructure of a bread bowl.
Angie limps her way to the beach where she and Bobby enjoy a beautiful sunset. This romantic moment is ruined when a manatee dies before their eyes. This could be the worst date ever. Jules is not giving up though. She even guilts Sarge into helping out. You know, there's something familiar about the way Ellie refers to Angie as "Blondie." More on that later.
Jules convinces Bobby to meet up with Angie at the plaza. She then does a Tom Cruise run home. A Tom Cruise run, by the way, is when you karate chop the air with your arms during sprints. Jules hustles Ted and his group to the plaza moments before Ellie carries Angie into the area. Unfortunately, the place is crawling with Quebecers. They need to make all those Canadians disperse.
Tom has a gift for making people flee the moment he starts talking to them. Jules calls him a "group exploder." He walks to the middle of the plaza. The Canadians make a run for the border. Ted's group sings its version of "Kiss the Girl" from The Little Mermaid. Bobby does just what the song says. He kisses the girl. Sha la la la la, the music play, do what the music say, you got to kiss the girl!
Ted is freaking out because everyone around him (Tom, Ellie, Angie) seems like someone from his old job. This feeling of being in an alternate reality is amplified when Jules' dad, Chick, stops by. A pizza delivery guy has an uncanny resemblance to J.D. from Scrubs. That's probably because it's Zach Braff. Even The Todd stops by to give Ted a high-five. It's a funny bit, but we must heed the message seen in this episodes title card. Cougar Town: No, it's not just Scrubs in Florida with a lot of wine.