Cougar Town

Season 1 Episode 23


Aired Tuesday 10:30 PM May 12, 2010 on TBS
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Episode Summary

Jules encourages Travis to submit a graduation speech. When she reads the speech without Travis' permission and with Grayson's warning, she's crushed when she is not mentioned in it. Meanwhile, Ellie does something nice for Laurie, and Bobby tries to be suportive of Travis on his big day and not embarrass him.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Travis graduates

    Good episode with one particular scene that made it stand-out.

    I've liked Courtney since I first saw her in the Bruce Springsteen video and the writers of this episode managed to not only include a reference to that but also include a screenshot. It was included in Jules' high school year book as proof that Jules was immensely popular at school, she even did some of the moves from the video. Most people only ever remember Courtney from Friends, but I remember her from the Springsteen video, from Family Ties, from Misfits of Science (and from Friends of course). This little acknowledgement of her involvement in that video made my day !!!moreless
  • Quite a good one, actually!

    This was an episode of Cougar Town that I really enjoyed. It was certainly a very funny one, littered with some great moments.

    The storyline was definitely an intresting one, with Travis graduating for high school, and the aded snippets of humor generated an overall awesome episode!

    I loved the ending, when they all chased that red balloon, and I thought that that was a classic moments that really exemplified this show!

    I';d highly recomend this one. I really enjoyed it, and I certainly think that this show is heading in the right direction. Can't wait to see what they have in store for us for the season finale!moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • The picture of "Jules" and Bruce Springsteen that Travis points out in her Jules's yearbook is a real photo from Courtney Cox dancing in Bruce Springsteen's music video for "Dancing in the Dark".

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Jules: Don't be smug.
      Grayson: It's who I am.

    • Laurie: There's a giant gorilla with Travis' face outside.
      Jules: We know.
      Ellie: He's blue.
      Laurie: Okay.

    • Laurie: For a long time, my self esteem was tied to whether guys wanted me sexually.
      Ellie: Your mom did such a great job with you.
      Laurie: I know.

    • Ellie: Hello.
      Laurie: Have you been sitting there for twenty minutes?
      Ellie: What else have I got to do? I'm Ellie!

    • Grayson: (Takes Bobby's beer) That's my beer. (Bobby takes Andy's beer, Andy takes Jules', and Jules takes Grayson's) Hey!
      Jules: You suck at musical beers!
      Grayson: This is my bar, dammit!

    • Jules: Drinking keeps women skinny!
      Laurie: Oh my god!
      Ellie: This is bigger than curing cancer.
      Jules: Altogether now, if it's on the internet...
      Everybody: It must be true!
      Jules: Everybody, sip.
      Travis: Good afternoon, booze bags. What are we celebrating today?
      Jules: Science!

    • Jules: Grayson and I are like pools - we're still just sticking our toes in each other. Grossest thing I ever said.
      Grayson: I'm gonna go throw up.

    • Jules: It's not like I was super cool.
      Travis: (Points to a picture in her yearbook) Is that you dancing with Bruce Springsteen?
      Jules: Oh yeah! That was super cool.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Music in this episode:
      "Pursuit of Happiness" by Nuno Bettoncourt

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: May 12, 2010 on Citytv
      Norway: June 7, 2010 on TVNorge
      Sweden: November 2, 2010 on Kanal 5
      Finland: January 13, 2011 on MTV3
      Czech Republic: June 30, 2011 on ČT1