Cougar Town

Season 1 Episode 17

Counting on You

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

Jules tries to prove to Grayson that men and women can be just friends without any sexual tension. Meanwhile, with Jules encouragement, Andy buys a motorcycle from Laurie, without telling Ellie, and Travis goes with Bobby on a man-trip for some "noodling", only to be mortified by the discovery of what noodling actually means.moreless

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  • Jules advises Andy to buy Laurie's motorcycle causing a big rift between Elle and Andy. Bobby takes Travis out camping to go noodling. Explanation forthcoming. Grayson and Jules are flirting with each other over why men are really friends with women.moreless

    It is amazing how many people who hate this show watch it each week! Is this the Eastwick or Dollhouse syndrome all over? Are there that many people who just don't like Courtney Cox and automatically give this show a bad rating each week? I'm not sure, but this weeks episode was a major comeback after the last few weeks for those of you who actually watched it.

    A new neighbor is introduced who lives next to Grayson. He comes over to console Jules when she seems to break up Andy and Elle, but does so in a very inappropriate way. Grayson threatens him and does a real good job of it in a very funny way. Grayson and Jules are still in the flirting stage of their relationship and their current topic is about men and women being friends.

    Elle is totally against Andy having a motorcycle. After watching him ride it her concern is understandable in so many ways.

    Noodling is where you go into a swamp, bog, or pond, find a muddy hole where a catfish might be, and then stick your arm down into the hole so the catfish will bite your arm and you pull it out of the water. Yes, it is as gross as it sounds. Travis and his Dad manage to bond over this activity.

    On the whole a really solid episode and the best in a month. Generally the show is better when it doesn't feature a Laurie problem and deals more with Jules and her family. Tonight was one of those times and everyone was involved. Thanks for reading...moreless
  • Quite an enjoyable episode, actually!

    This was a very good episode of Cougar Town, and I'm glad that I decided to tune back into this show, at least for one week.

    The storyline behind this owne was quite sensational. There were some really funny moments, which always made it abosolutely interesting. Unlike earlier episodes of this show, this one actually did make me laugh a little, and that is what I enjoyed so much about it!

    Those big fish that they caught, were disgusting, though. Coudn't look at the screen, while that was on!

    Overall, Id recommend this episode, but this show still has a long way to go, if it is going to become a sensational hit.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Goof. After the motorcycle scene Jules black shoes are to be seen for a short moment. As Jules returns to her home the shoes worn by her differ in the size of the heels.

    • In the kitchen when Andy says Ellie is still in bed, we see a flash back to Andy talking to Ellie the night before. In the first cut to Ellie her glasses are tilted on an angle down on the left hand side of her face. In the next cut back to her they are tilted down on the right hand side of her face.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Bobby : I'm taking a fishing trip this weekend. My friend Clyde was supposed to come but he hurt his back. You in?
      Grayson : What about Andy?
      Bobby : Oh, he's busy with work and the baby... (Notices Grayson has walked away) Wait, he didn't answer me.
      Travis: He answered without answering.
      Bobby: Well, that's just confusing.

    • Bobby: Remember when I told you that I didn't consider you because this was a man's trip?
      Travis: You kidding? I cherished that moment.
      Bobby : When you were a young pup, if I had told you to stick your arm in a hole, you just would've done it. But today you said no and you bitched about it. And Travis, you bitched like a man. This may sound sappy, but I'm not sure if I'm quite ready for you to be a grown-up. I'm sorry I acted like Elizabeth Hasselbeck.
      Travis: It's alright. You can do the arm thing now if you want. (Bobby puts his arm around Travis)

    • Jules: You two made up?
      Ellie: Not yet, but we will. (To Andy) Dummy.
      Andy: Witch.
      Ellie: Anybody want wine?
      Andy: Always.
      Jules: What's happening?
      Grayson: I don't know, but I never know.
      Ellie: Jules is wigged out by our fight because she doesn't know what it's like to be in a good, healthy marriage.
      Jules: Well, yes I do.
      Grayson: (Whispers) No you don't.
      Jules: I really don't.
      Andy: What, we're gonna throw our marriage away because I missed a baby dance recital? Stan's one. I bet he didn't even move.
      Ellie: He peed himself and I fell asleep. Jules, when a marriage really works, tiny bumps in the road don't matter. You don't have to be scared because there's never any real jeopardy.
      Andy: Like a built-in safety net because we love each other so much. (They kiss)
      Jules: I'm gonna cry.
      Grayson: I'm not cause my eyes are so tiny. That's right, I'm owning it.

    • Laurie: The first time my dad left, my mom was really upset. A month later, when she realized he'd taken me and my sister with him, it got even worse. But then she found us in Cabo and it turned out to be the best family vacation ever! Until we decided to go horseback riding. Okay, so this one horse was pregnant, we didn't know it, and...
      Grayson : There has to be a stopping point.

    • Tom: (About Jules) Poor girl, she's having rough time. Ginger tea?
      Grayson: (Chuckles) No, I know what you're doing, Tom.
      Tom: I'm not sure what's going on.
      Grayson: Jules is in a bad way, so here comes good ol' Tommy with his magic ginger tea! You pull any crap with her, and you'll answer to me. And you can lock your doors, but I live right next to you, Tom. I'll just jump on your roof and come right down your damn chimney! But I won't be bringing any presents, uh uh. Not unless you ask Santa for the heel of my boot!
      Tom: I'm feeling really uncomfortable.
      Grayson: (Whispers in his ear) Good.

    • Grayson: I don't have tiny eyes!
      Bobby: You do, brother.
      Laurie: You're like a ferret.

    • Ellie: Do you know what doctors call people who drive motorcycles?
      Jules: Modern day cowboys?
      Andy: Sexy rebels?
      Jules: Popular?
      Ellie: Organ donors.

  • NOTES (4)