Cougar Town Review: The Usual Laughter

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Jules celebrated her 42nd Birthday this week on Cougar Town and I was very surprised to not see any wine drinking games as a result ofit.

It's a birthday party, for goodness sake! And out of everyone, it's our beloved wino's birthday!

Celebrating Her Birthday

"Fooled Again (I Don't Like It)" was a pretty fun episode if you're a fan of the amazing movie that is The Usual Suspects, but if you aren't, you were probably wondering how Andy's eccentric antics pertained at all to Jule's birthday.

The answer? It really didn't at all! I think the whole point of the episode was to prove that Andy really isn't a buffoon, but a diabolical evil mastermind.

When Jules confronted Andy with a hand gun to his head, I honestly believed him. Ellie, of course, knew better. And she gave the line of the night when she said:

Ellie: And the greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world that he didn't exist. | permalink

This is probably one of my favorite quotes ever and if you told me that it would have been in tonight's episode of Cougar Town, I would have thought you were bat sh*t crazy.

So instead of any wine drinking games, Jules focus was on a competition to see who would give her the best birthday present. Ellie had won the last nine years in a row and Laurie even goes as far as to call her the gift whisperer.

It was pretty entertaining to watch Grayson cry like a baby when Ellie gave him the rocket ship with a picture of him as a kid with his pops. She really is that good.

That's probably why I was surprised that Laurie's Asian trick worked! Laurie really takes dumb blond to the next level, yet she was able to convince Ellie that Jules wanted Asian inspired decor? What gives?

Travis and Bobby's storyline involving the neti pot felt a bit bizarre to me. It seemed that Bobby is still having a hard time adjusting to Travis being away learning new things in college. One of them being the neti pot. Really Bobby?

Bobby almost drowning using the neti pot? Kind of lame in my book. I don't know, if felt almost like Jackass type humor. Maybe you just have to be a guy to really get it and find it hilarious?

Overall, I just love this group of people. They've really formed into a family that is just over-the-top fun!

Until next week, here are a few Cougar Town quotes to enjoy:

Ellie: Heads up tiny eyes. Once you go Andy all the rest is blandy. | permalink
Ellie: Jules, he's an evil genius. He's Keyser Soze. | permalink
Jules: Andy Torres you are amazing. You skip your ass right back here. | permalink
Ellie: Look at my rings my rings my rings. | permalink
Jules: It's smooth like a river rock.
Andy: It tickles. | permalink
Ellie: Please, you don't know what it's like to be married to a super sensitive guy. I call them senszies. | permalink
Jules: Grayson, do you ever think of your ex wife when you are having sex with me?
Grayson: Thanks Ellie. | permalink

Fooled Again (I Don't Like It) Review

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Cougar Town Season 2 Episode 7 Quotes

Jules: Grayson, do you ever think of your ex wife when you are having sex with me?
Grayson: Thanks Ellie.

Ellie: So Jules, what are we doing?
Jules: Besides cake and wine, I got nothing.