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Cougar Town Review: "When a Kid Goes Bad"

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In one of the rarest Wednesday nights for us, Cougar Town actually had more laugh-out-loud moments before its first commercial break than the entire episode of Modern Family.  So is that more of a compliment for the Courteney Cox-led vehicle or and insult to Modern Family?

Actually, kind of both, but you can read our Modern Family review for the latter.  We're here to talk Cougar Town!  In what could have been a sappy Valentine's Day episode, Cougar Town with all its usual heart only briefly touched on the holiday, giving Grayson and Jules a fun little "will they or won't they" moment.

Jules and Grayson V-Day

"When a Kid Goes Bad" instead choose to actually give Andy a main role for once as he went to meet Smith Frank's dad, Roger (Barry Botwin) and try to woo him over as a potential client.  It just so happened they he met Roger at the same time Laurie was there.

Andy, just like when he toned down his Latino and met Ellie's parents, did an amazing job with his first solo storyline.  Whether it was his confidence dance, finally meeting honey toes, or just being the most honest, caring guy on the show, we love Andy.

The episode also focused on Jules and Bobby teaming up to parent Travis together, and the storyline had some cute moments including a fun twist ending.  Meanwhile, Grayson attempted to joint he coffee circle and had a war with Ellie for alpha dog position.  Again, some cute, funny moments, but the Andy storyline is what sold us on this episode.

So overall, we really enjoyed the episode, especially after such a mediocre Modern Family.  Enjoy the boost in our ratings, if nothing else guys!  Now for some Cougar Town quotes from the half hour:

Jules: Oh my god, that bag is soaked with grease. I'm telling you right now, i don't care what's in it, I'm eating it.
Travis: It's a human head.
Jules: If it's deep fried, I'm still in. | permalink
Ellie: You know what panties are? They're a type of clothes most women wear under their skirts.
Laurie: Pass. | permalink
Bobby: You know how old I was the first time I got really drunk?
Travis: I dunno, nine?
Bobby: Trick question. Never been really drunk. I have got a monster tolerance. The point is...
Travis: No dad, there is no point to that story.
Bobby: Okay, the completely new thought is... | permalink

Review

Editor Rating: 4.0 / 5.0
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Rating: 4.5 / 5.0 (11 Votes)

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