Cougar Town

Season 1 Episode 3

Don't Do Me Like That

Aired Tuesday 10:30 PM Oct 07, 2009 on TBS
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Episode Summary

Jules family and friends crash the 10th date with her new boyfriend, Josh. Ellie and Laurie help Jules realize that it's ok to be selfish once in a while, when Jules has a disastrous experience in bed with Josh. Meanwhile, Jules left Travis with his dad Bobby, who has to be responsible and deal with his son.moreless

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  • Episode 3.

    Three episodes into Cougar Town and the show is still familiarly unfunny. The show just has this weird aura about it, it's like it's trying to be Desperate Housewives, just with Cox as some Gaby/Susan hybrid of trying to sleep with younger men, yet being clumsy in the process.

    I think people want to like this show, and it does have something about it that keeps drawing viewers in, but this is far, far from being a good program right now. The supporting cast needs to step up and learn how to be funny or this show won't last past a second season.moreless
  • It heads further downhill.

    I felt that this episode was a big step back from the first two, which were much better. I thought that this episode was not at all funny, and I didn't enjoy it too much, and I also found the storyline in this episode to be very weak and unenjoyable.

    I think that there were some good moments fomr the episode, but they were vastly outnumbered by the boring part of the episode, and I was very disappointed.

    I still think the show has great potential, but I wouldn't recommend this episode, as I found it to be extremely boring. I hope it improves by the next week.moreless
  • Funnier than last week.. but there's something about the show that I can't get into.

    Yes, this episode was better than last week's.. but I'm still having a hard time enjoying watching cougars hunt for younger guys to have sex with. Courtney Cox is a funny actress and she can pull off most of the jokes, but the actress who plays Barbara? I peg her at about mid fifties and she's talking about her reconstructive downstairs surgery? That's one thing I don't need to hear.

    There was definitely some parts that made me laugh.. Ellie playing the beat of "We Didn't Start The Fire" on her husband's butt, and it was pretty funny when Andy showed up with Travis and Bobby on his boat ("Jealous Much?" Such a stupid name for a boat, which is what makes it funny I suppose) and they started doing shirtless air guitar to an awful 80's song.

    Overall, the show certainly hasn't had the same impact that The Middle and Modern Family had on me, but it's definitely something to do at 9:30 at night when you're bored out of your mind. I guess until Lost returns, Cougar Town is my time filler.moreless
  • Jules and Nick are having lunch when they discover that this is their seventh date. Jules makes up two dates from part of another date and that means tomorrow night is the big number ten. Unfortunately everyone takes up Jules time ruining her night.moreless

    Jules is such a nice gal that she can't say no to anyone. Basically we start to understand what has been happening to her for most of her life. She is an enabler. When a friend has a problem she drops everything to help them no matter how trite. When her ex-husband falls down in his parenting he expects her to jump into save him. It seems to happen especially when she is having time for herself.

    She and Nick get together and she looks great, but she is so worn out and keyed up that she doesn't enjoy herself and therefore neither does Nick. What she forgot about young men though is OK is usually good enough so the next night he's back to see her again and upset that she didn't call him. This time she does things her way and Nick is blown away.

    While she is trying to make things good for her and Nick, she is fooling with her neighbor Grayson. He has a new girlfriend named Candee, yes with two ee's. She warns him that if he doesn't change his ways he'll run out of young women. Over the next few days Candee drives him crazy.

    Bobby has a reclaimed boat that is in dry dock and he is doing everything he can to embarrass Travis. Ellie thinks she's having trouble bonding with her baby. Finally Laurie's boyfriend the ex-con and she are on again off again.

    Another fun episode of Cougar Town and this show is still getting excellent numbers. I'm pretty sure this will continue for the season. Thanks for reading...moreless
  • Ok, a decent improvement..

    I guess things are falling together for Cougar Town. Though Bill Lawrence is still not able to weave the same magic as he did in Scrubs, I guess episode 3 is a positive step in that direction.

    I am actually happy this episode actually succeeded in creating a well pieced 21 minute story line. Though it wasn't as funny or even remotely funny as it is intended to be, I must admit it was quite entertaining. However, gross depictions of the female anatomy and hair growth areas should have been kept to a minimum. The guy in Bobby's character can't really act - is it too late to ask for a replacement?

    Good episode.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Jules: Ah, if I'm going to get waxed, I'll need to tidy the den.
      Ellie: Oh, yeah.
      Laurie: Wait, what the hell does that mean?
      Ellie: Oh that means Jules is so crazy that she has to give herself a trim before she gets waxes so her waxer doesn't think she's a cavewoman.

    • (as Grayson's fling leaves Jules waves)
      Jules: Bye Amber.
      Grayson: That's not her name.
      Jules: Oh, I was just guessing.
      Grayson: Her name is Candy.
      Jules: Neat, is she a lawyer or a nuclear physicist?
      (Laurie giggles)
      Grayson: Oh, great, the girl with three toe rings finds her funny.
      Laurie: One of them is a tattoo.
      Jules: Wow, you shuffled that poor girl out early this morning. Did you even feed her?
      Grayson: I don't like eating with people.
      Jules: What about what she likes?
      Grayson: Thumpy music.
      Jules: What else?
      Grayson: Shiny things.
      Jules: Little more.
      Grayson: Cartoons.
      Jules: Tell me what you know?
      Grayson: Being a vegan, except for pizza
      Jules: Aw, paper buddy, there's not an endless supply of hot dumb girls in this town. You keep acting like a selfless tool, word's going to spread. And you're going to find yourself living on planet No Love.
      (Jules and Laurie get in car, and then Jules leans out) That means women won't want to sleep with you anymore.

    • Andy: (to Bobby) We get along so well, our sons should hang out.
      Travis: Mr. Torres, I'm 16 years older than your son.

    • Jules: You never go all out for a guy?
      Laurie: If I really like a guy I'll stop texting while I do him.
      Ellie: I wish you were my daughter.

  • NOTES (3)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Desáté rande (Tenth Date)

    • Featured Music:
      "Kiss With a Fist" by Florence and The Machine
      "We Didn't Start the Fire" Andy hums this song
      "Rock & Roll Hoochie Koo" by Rick Derringer

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: October 7, 2009 on Citytv
      Norway: January 11, 2010 on TVNorge
      Latin America: February 18, 2010 on Sony Entertainment Television (a.k.a. Canal Sony)
      Sweden: March 9, 2010 on Kanal 5
      United Kingdom: April 6,2010 on Living
      Finland: August 26, 2010 on MTV3
      Czech Republic: February 11, 2011 on ČT1