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Cougar Town Review: "The Same Old You"

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"The Same Old You" focused mainly on Bobby Cobb and I found myself wondering: why?

Out of all the characters on Cougar Town, Bobby is the one that most likely needed a "new you." He used to be this great hot young man with big dreams, but lately he just feels like a big zero.

Golf Celebration!

Jules tries to get that young man with big dreams to come out again by telling him he should try to qualify for the PGA tour. After this scene, the show flashes forward to Bobby and Andy on a golf course. We aren't sure why he decided to go for it, but then the scene cuts back to a week earlier.

This is when Jules comes up with the brilliant idea that if they can move Bobby from a parking lot into a marina, he will feel like a whole new person. At this point, the gang gets together to really turn Bobby's hillbilly home into an elegant boat that will be docked on a marina.

As Trav and Laurie distract Bobby by betting him he couldn't eat an entire tin of cheesy popcorn, the rest of the gang gets together and turn Bobby's home into something pretty sweet.

The group works angrily and diligently to I'm Walking On Sunshine which is strange, but who doesn't love a funny montage every now and again?

I loved how the first thing Bobby does is touch his sparkling clean boat with his cheesy fingers. You can take the boat out of the parking lot, but ya can't take the parking lot out of the boat.

In any case, Bobby is thoroughly touched by this act of kindness and even when the boat sinks to the bottom of the marina, he realizes life still goes on. Bobby isn't the same jerk that he once was and actually has a group of friends that have become his family. Tear. The episode ends with Bobby winning the 18th hole. Score one for Mr. Cobb!

Meanwhile, Ellie and Grayson are having a battle of who can find the most embarrassing stuff in each others past. I have to give props to Ellie on this one. The video of Grayson as a small boy in a beauty pageant was pretty hilarious.  

Trav and Laurie finally have that ah haa moment I've been waiting for. I don't think I'm the only one who has picked up on their strange relationship vibes. What in the world would Jules do if these two actually ended up together? Not that it really matters, but how much older is Laurie than Travis?

I have to admit that the running joke the writers have been doing with the titles still is pretty funny. I laughed out loud as I read All I Want for Christmas is A New Title Cougar Town. But, like most things in life, this continual beat on the title will eventually get old. If the writers desperately want a new title, why don't they just get one already?

Here are a few of my favorite Cougar Town quotes from last night:

Jules: I feel like I owe you a sorry.
Bobby: You sank my home. | permalink
Laurie: Could you imagine if we ever dated. It would be like dropping a bomb on a forest fire. | permalink
Jules: To get ahead. Get a home!
Bobby: Worst slogan ever. | permalink
Ellie: Bye Grayson. Pageant wave. | permalink
Ellie: Stop trying to make this into an 80s movie montage. | permalink
Ellie: I want red.
Jules: No no white wine has less alcohol.
Grayson: Ohhh...thinking wine. | permalink
Trav: Don't worry Kev. You'll find your chocolate Kirsten one day. Those are his words not mine. | permalink

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I love the idea of Laurie and Travis! their chemistry is undeniable. They would be the cutest, coolest couple.

Saad-khan

I love Lori and Travis but only as friends.. Sex complicates things!
plus Lori slept with Grayson so it will become weird, Jule's Boyfriend and Son both Slept with Lori... Ewww

Cougar Town Season 2 Episode 10 Quotes

Don't worry Kev. You'll find your chocolate Kirsten one day. Those are his words not mine.

Trav

It's Friday working stiffs. Three two one...happy weekend!

Jules
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