Bobby: You ever looked death in the eye, Trav?
Travis: Well, now that that jar of gasoline has a flaming can of Sterno next to it, I'd have to say yes.
(Discussing the neti pot dilemma)
Travis: So you poured this whole pitcher directly into your lungs? I mean, at some point you must have known you were drowning. Why didn't you stop?
Bobby: Bobby Cobb never quits!
Travis: Not even at killing himself?
Bobby: Not even. That stupid college death pot!
Travis: Still not a college thing.
Bobby: Whatever, man. It's still the most dangerous thing on my boat.
Travis: Really? I'm going to spin around and say the first thing I see. A loaded flare gun on a jar full of gasoline!"
Bobby: Well that's for when the rats come!
Jules: You told me before it started that Kevin Spacey was Keyser Söze and I was still surprised! Wait, was he Keyser Söze?
Jules: Alright, so the crippled guy was his evil twin?
Ellie: No, same guy.
Jules: Well let's just agree to disagree.
Bobby: Hey College! I'm calling you College now because you go to college.
Travis: Yeah, I pieced that together.
Jules: Okay, a few birthday ground rules: no gag gifts, no gift cards, and nothing that I'm supposed to love because it was charitable.
International Episode Titles:
Czech Republic: Narozeniny (Birthday)
"Hero" by Enrique Iglesias
"Heard It All Before" by Sunshine Anderson
After the opening scenes, the title says Modern Cougar Town.
Original International Air Dates:
Canada: November 3, 2010 on Citytv
Sweden: February 8, 2011 on Kanal 5
United Kingdom: March 15, 2011 on Sky LIVING/Sky LIVING HD
Norway: October 4, 2011 on TVNorge
Czech Republic: October 22, 2011 on ČT1
Finland: June 12, 2012 on MTV3
Throughout the episode, references are made to the 1995 film "The Usual Suspects" starring Kevin Spacey. Ellie compares her husband Andy to the mysterious Keyser Söze because she says he's secretly an evil genius. References are made in particular to the scene in which Kevin Spacey's character makes up a story on the spot as well as the final scene where his true identity is revealed.
The final scene of the episode is a reference to the British television show "Spaced" from Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright. In "Spaced," Nick Frost's character demonstrates that men have a type of telepathic connection that they aren't even aware of by engaging in an elaborate finger gun fight with Simon Pegg's character. Show creator Bill Lawrence confirmed that the Cul-de-Sac Crew on "Cougar Town" paid homage to this scene. Travis is even heard moaning at the very end as he slides down the catsup-covered refrigerator to the floor, "I love 'Spaced'...!"
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