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Cougar Town

Season 1 Episode 9

Here Comes My Girl

Aired Tuesday 10:30 PM Nov 25, 2009 on TBS
out of 10
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209 votes

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Episode Summary

Jules plan for a romanctic dinner for two backfires for Thanksgiving. Travis shows off his girlfriend Kylie to everyone. Jules gives Travis and Kylie advice on birth control. Bobby and Grayson bond over a common interest.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Thanksgiving in Cougar Town!!

    What a great episode, I'm loving this show. Ellie and Andy are the perfect couple, even though Andy plays the stereotypical stupid husband. The role of Laurie is perfect for Busy Phillips, since she played a very similar role on Dawson's Creek. The man crush between Andy and Bobby is such a great Dynamic!. I am really seeing great potential for a Grayson/Jules Hook up. Grayson is slowly becoming part of the inner circle. Travis bringing a girl over and the gang singing to her and playing the guitar is classic!. I can't wait to see more of this original show.moreless
  • This show is heading nowhere,... and Fast!

    This was another in quite a long line of rubbish episodes, and in my opinion, everything that I didn't like in this series so far managed to culminate into a very bda episode all-round.

    The Thanksgiving episode idea was definitely a good one, but they turned the episode into something it didn't need to be. The episode focussed way too much on some annoying little storylines, and Jules did not seem like the main character in the show.

    Overall, perhaps the worst episode of the show, in myu opninion, but still, the show will hopefully develop into something better. 4.5 is more than a generous score.moreless
  • Jules wants to have a small family Thanksgiving and in the end that's just what she gets. Travis has a serious girlfriend and Jules makes some huge mistakes in front of her embarrassing Travis. Grayson and Bobby both have their sites set on one women.moreless

    Sort of a very perverse family dinner in the end, but based on this show everything came around for Thanksgiving in the end. After everything that occurred that's amazing.

    Travis has invited Kylie played by Spencer Locke to Thanksgiving dinner despite the fact that could be a big mistake. He also confides something very important to his mother as well. Of course Jules can't keep her mouth shut and manages to make things really uncomfortable in so many ways.

    On the guy front. Bobby's cholesterol is really high and he confides this to his buddy Andy. Andy promises not to tell, but he caves to Ellie almost immediately and she tells Jules. Later Andy knows something else really important about Grayson and Bobby and who they both really like. We'll see if he caves again as Ellie is on to him.

    In the end all is well and it seems Jules and Travis are OK and the dinner comes off without any more hitches. I did enjoy most of the little bits and the episode was very funny. Grayson asking to come to Thanksgiving dinner was especially funny. Also Jules reaction to that was great as well.

    Very entertaining, well written, and superbly acted. A very funny comedy right up there with Two and a Half Men, Modern Family, and The Big Bang Theory. Thanks for reading...moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • At 04:50 during the conversation between Bobby and Andy, the sounds of crows crowing can be heard in the background. The sound clip used is the same one used during the title card of The Middle, another ABC comedy.

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Ellie: I need you to cut your mom some slack. I have a lot riding on this relationship you have with her, I'm basing my whole parenting strategy around it.
      Travis: Worst decision ever.

    • Bobby: It's not a bad thing that sometimes I hook up with women for food.
      Grayson: It's not my fault every twenty-four-year-old on Earth has a daddy complex and thinks my name is exotic.
      Bobby: Still, we both know it's not forever.
      Grayson: Hello, no.
      Bobby: Someday I'm gonna find me a real woman. Someone who looks after me.
      Grayson: I'd like to find someone who gets me out of my shell.
      Bobby: I don't want to end up alone.
      Grayson : That would kill me.
      Bobby: Whoa! Getting deep alert.
      Grayson: Whew!
      Andy: Permission to speak?
      Bobby: Proceed.
      Andy: Do you think the woman you're looking for is even out there? (Bobby and Grayson both watch Jules go up the stairs)
      Bobby: Definitely.
      Grayson: Definitely.

    • Grayson: So you're having the whole gang over for Thanksgiving, huh? Yeah, I don't have any plans because my wife left me, and all our friends were prettymuch her friends. And my parents are dead, so...
      Ellie: Did they die in the last six months?
      Grayson: No.
      Ellie: Then who cares? Hand me my drink.

    • Bobby: No Offense but I could not be with someone like you!
      Ellie: Everyone in the world like me thanks you.

    • Bobby: You think so much your head must hurt.
      (to Jules after she talks non-stop on being the hero for thanksgiving day)

    • Jules: In one of our friendship talks, Travis told me she's not even on the pill. Condoms break all the time.
      Laurie: Especially if there's piercings involved.
      Ellie: Stop, I'm begging you.

    • Jules: The sales after Thanksgiving this year are going to be insane. We're talking full on shopping orgy.
      Laurie: We are gonna save so much money by spending.

    • Travis: I'm about to bring Kylie in so I need you all to act like normal human beings. I know it's going to be hard but I can help. Mrs. Torres, Kylie doesn't have an eating disorder, she runs cross country, so think of a new opening question. Mr. Torres, I don't care how much you eat, let's keep our pants buttoned. Laurie, your breasts are bigger than hers. There I said it, you don't need to tell her. Neighbor guy, I see you brought your fruity little guitar, let's keep that holstered. Mom, you have multiple problem areas so when it doubt just say to yourself that's a bad idea. Dad, I think we both know it's best if you don't say anything.

  • NOTES (3)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: To je moje děvče (That's My Girl)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: November 25, 2009 on Citytv
      Norway: February 22, 2010 on TVNorge
      Latin America: April 7, 2010 on Sony Entertainment Television (a.k.a. Canal Sony)
      Australia: April 15, 2010 on Channel 7
      Sweden: April 20, 2010 on Kanal 5
      United Kingdom: April 27, 2010 on Living
      Finland: October 7, 2010 on MTV3
      Czech Republic: March 26, 2011 on ČT1

    • Featured Music:
      "Give A Little Love" by Noah And The Whale
      "Playing With The Boys" by Kenny Loggins


    • Andy Torres: Thanksgiving, is a food marathon. You have to warm up. This is like stretching.

      This line is similar to the line said by Joey from FRIENDS in the episode "The One with the Rumor". Courtney Cox starred in both shows.

    • The title refers to a song by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, their third single from their breakthrough hit 1979 album, Damn the Torpedoes. It peaked at #59 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in 1980.