Cougar Town

Season 3 Episode 1

Ain't Love Strange

Aired Tuesday 10:30 PM Feb 14, 2012 on TBS
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Episode Summary


Grayson calls Jules predictable to throw her off his true intentions. Ellie is concerned Stan is a bad kid and Travis is enjoying living on the boat until Bobby wants him to take the dog also.

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  • Best show

  • Pretty good episodes!

    I thought this was a pretty interesting episode which got me back into this program after skipping bits and pieces last season. The storyline was pretty interesting. Not too many hilarious moments, which is probably the main criticism, but it had a pretty funny scene at the very end which I enjoyed.

    If the rest of the season is as good as this one, then I might just stick around this time! Time will tell! :)moreless
  • 3.01 "Ain't Love Strange"

    What a great season opener. Not many laugh out loud moments but the last scenes were quite touching and very well fitting into the concept of this amazing show (still not calling it a sitcom).

    It all starts when Grayson calles Jules 'predictable'. She is just being Jules and tries to do everything she can to loosen up a bit and do some crazy things (even butting heads with a local 'gang' without knowing that her friends just set her up). She is afraid that Grayson starts seeing her as this predictable woman and moves on. But he proposed to her instead which was a beautifully done scene with all the friends watching them. Meanwhile my favorite couple - Ellie & Andy are a little bit afarid of their little son Stan because he's a real badass now :) he might even take after Laurie who spends so much time playing with him. And Bobby gives his big old dog to Travis who lives at the frathouse with a few other guys and a green screen which might or might not be cool for some chicks.

    Yeah, that was a pretty cool episode. I watched the first 2 seasons in April and I am so happy a gave this show a chance. It really paid off. 9,0/10


Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Travis: College isn't about girls for me anyhow.
      Bobby: Oh. Well you're my son, and I love you.
      Travis: Wasn't coming out to you, I just meant that I'm here to learn. Not gay.
      Bobby: Well if you were, I'd cry for a minute. Not because I'd be upset but because I know how hard it would be to admit it to me. And yourself.
      Travis: It's weird how much thought you put into this.

    • Jules: What's going on?
      Grayson: Those kids didn't shark your car. I did. I even had Laurie give you this fake address.
      Jules: Then whose house is this?
      Grayson: It's empty. It's actually your listing. (Shines flashlight on Jules' yard sign)
      Jules: Oh, yeah. House shows really well at night.
      Grayson: I knew you'd come here and do this.
      Jules: Oh, that's what this is about? You just wanted me to look stupid so you could laugh at me again?
      Grayson : No, Jules. I mean, didn't you say you wanted a life full of surprises? And look. (The golf cart pulls up and Travis, Bobby, Ellie and Andy get out). Everyone you love's here. And isn't this all kind of like a fairytale? I mean, when I sent Tom to you in the bar, isn't that what you told him you wanted? (Gets down on one knee and takes Jules' hand; a pause) I thought you wanted to do all the talking.
      Jules: I'm speechless.
      Grayson: Really? You? I love you so much. Will you marry me?
      Jules: I'm gonna say yes, so don't get nervous. But I want to think of a way to say it so you know how happy you make me.
      Grayson: That was pretty good. (Stands up and puts the ring on her finger;they kiss;Ellie puts her arm around Andy;Travis puts his arm around Bobby;Tom tries to put her arm around Laurie but retracts it immediately).
      Jules: I'm not boring, am I?
      Grayson: No. You're a crazy person.

  • NOTES (2)

    • After the opening scene, the title says Yeah it's still called Cougar Town. We're not happy about it either.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: February 14, 2012 on Citytv
      United Kingdom: March 9, 2012 on Sky LIVING/Sky LIVING HD
      Norway: April 18, 2012 on TVNorge
      Sweden: October 2, 2012 on Kanal 5