'Cougar Town': The Best Moments From Its Long-Awaited Return
Cougar Town" is weird, sentimental, insane, and sitcom-y, but somehow when thrown together with a liberally poured glass of wine, it works really well for us. While we were inclined to write it off in its early days, it completely charmed us over time and we missed it so much during its nine-month (!) hiatus. Still, since we are skeptical about everything, we were more than a little concerned that the show might have lost its magic during its long time away. Fortunately, we need not have worried. Here are our favorite parts from last night's season premiere:"
There was a lot of discussion in the off-season about a possible title change (since the show has nothing to do with cougars), which amounted to nothing at all. But they continue to poke fun at themselves in the opening credits: "Yeah, it's still called 'Cougar Town.' We're not happy about it either." We always appreciate a self-deprecating sense of humor.
One of the running Ellie jokes of the night was her desire to shrink their circle of friends as she kept saying "This should be the gang." We'd join her gang of one, not that she'd let us. But if she did, we'd bring new pillows to replace the ones that Stan destroyed.
They made necklaces for their wine glasses. After Big Carl, this is the most genius alcoholic invention this show has created. Anything that can give you a glass on deck, while you are drinking another, is inspired.
Weird Tom got so much to do in this episode: sleeping in the nude, TP'ing a house, hugging Laurie. Much better than his usual one-liner from the bushes. Though his icky invite to his new hot tub was met by a "too creepy flag" on the play.
We don't normally much care one way or the other about Grayson's songs most of the time, but poking fun at Jules being uptight and neurotically obsessed with her morning routine worked, even if we're not going to be singing it all day.
The Mouth Guard
It was a major part of Jules' morning routine, but it is also a no-sex signal to Grayson. He admits that getting Jules to have sex with it on is his "Everest." Whatever floats your boat, dude.