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'Cougar Town': Did you wine-watch 'Braveheart'?

Penny Can! It took four episodes, but my favorite TV game returned last night to the special Courteney Cox-directed episode of Cougar Town. The main story featured a group of bicycle-riding hoodlums that were terrorizing the cul-de-sac crew, particularly Jules and Andy. The bicycle boys were going through their yards to get to the new mall behind the neighborhood. And they were trouble. They’re the kind of people who write “don’t” on stop signs, call anyone over 20 grandpa, and make garden gnomes gay. Wait, that last one was Jules. Anyway, they picked the wrong neighborhood to mess with.

But their plan for revengeance got sidetracked when Andy got offended that Jules wouldn’t let him be king of the neighborhood. He even started burrowing, guys! He’d completely resigned himself to being the world’s bitch, but Jules allowed him this one thing. And thus, cul-de-sac Braveheart was born. And let’s be honest, it was a much better plan than Officer Pumpkinhead. I cannot even put into words how hilarious this parody was. Andy on a fake horse = me dying. So funny.

Meanwhile, Laurie and Ellie were discussing the pros and cons of Internet nudity. It’s too risky, Ellie said. Laurie’s rebuttal? “The whole world saw Paris Hilton’s Berts and Ernie and now she’s rich!” Set. Match. To help prove her point, Laurie decided to send a skin pic to Wade, an Army guy in Afghanistan whom she met on Twitter. (Don’t worry. She kept it classy: “Covered up my berts. Single nerped him. Just a peek.”) This began a whirlwind Twitter romance in which Wade sent her a virtual promise ring, and she returned the favor by sending him her social security number. Ellie still doubted, but after reading their Twitter conversations she had a change of heart. Laurie and Wade are just so good together!

Travis also had a change of heart. He was focused on his photography class. Bobby was focused on Travis’ photography teacher, Angie (guest star/Scrubs actress Sarah Chalke). Travis did what he could to keep them apart, but finally caved and introduced the pair. So now they’re all Bobby and Angie sitting in a tree and Scrubs fans, like myself, are happy for another reunion.

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'Cougar Town': Life's tough! Get a helmet

Life is tough. But you probably don’t actually need a helmet unless you, like Travis, fractured your skull while dogboarding (patent pending). Don’t worry, he’s totally fine. He just has to wear a dorky helmet for a while.** We didn’t get to see the accident, but Travis recounted it for us while recovering in the hospital: “I’m sure panties will drop when girls find out I was being pulled by my dog on a skateboard, saw a monarch butterfly, and said, ‘Hey you’re not native to Florida!’ CRASH.”

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'Cougar Town' cast plays Guess the Celebrity Wine! -- VIDEO

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If there’s anything the cast of Cougar Town knows a thing or two about, it’s playing games (all together now: Penny Can!) and drinking wine (sorry, pounding grape). So it only made sense that when part of the cul-de-sac crew –  Busy Philipps, Brian Van Holt, Josh Hopkins, Ian Gomez, and Dan Byrd –  stopped by for a visit to EW, that we merge their two areas of expertise together. (Sources tell us college kids refer to this as a “drinking game.” Youths!)

But, this isn’t your regular wine tasting-drinking game, PopWatchers. This one has a bit of an EW twist: After being given multiple choice options, the cast members guess which celebrity wine (or celebrity-inspired wine) they’re tasting. Only we raised the stakes a little bit more by throwing fake celebrity wine into the mix. (Fun fact: Lil Jon wine is not a fake. It is very much real.) Watch the video below to see which Cougar Town star emerged the winner of EW’s Guess the Celebrity Wine game. All we’ll say is, Big Joe would have been so proud.
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'Cougar Town' react: The zip line metaphor

Jules and Grayson have only been engaged for a week (of TV time), but the couple is already planning their upcoming nuptials. Being the people-pleaser she is, Jules’ plans thus far include: a Tuesday wedding so Bobby doesn’t have to work, a spring wedding so Laurie will be sans ankle monitor, and some kind of private bang room for Ellie and Andy. (Prince Charles!) The groom-to-be does not get a say. Duh!

But perhaps the most important task was for Jules to select a maid of honor. Naturally, she asked Ellie. But our dear Jelly Bean wanted the job, too. Laurie asked Jules if she could have two maids of honor, or co-MOHs. (And you’re right, Laurie. It’s a total T saver. But in this recap we have time for all the words!) Jules gave in, and then had to make up a story about losing a toe to keep both Ellie and Laurie happy. Man, people-pleasing is hard. Ellie and Laurie divvied up the MOH duties, and by divvied I mean Laurie was assigned all the work. But let’s not forget that Ellie is a mean person. She threatened to tell Laurie that Jules only agreed to have two maids of honor out of pity. Jules sustained an injury (more on that later), and the MOH conversation was essentially dropped. For now. We all know that great battle is not over.

Meanwhile, Mr. Pees With No Hands Grayson accompanied Travis to visit Chick (Ken Jenkins) at his ranch. And after Travis and city mouse Grayson had to ride a horse double dude, things got serious. Chick told Grayson to shoot his horse to put her out of her misery, but she was never really sick. Thankfully, Grayson — quite literally — couldn’t pull the trigger. At least Chick’s heart was in the right place. He was only torturing Grayson because he felt like he didn’t protect her from her good man/crap husband Bobby. Chick was only making sure Grayson was worthy of his daughter.

Speaking of Bobby, he decided to gift Jules with a metaphor for her engagement present. And nothing screams “I’m okay that my ex-wife is marrying my good friend” like a zip line connecting their two houses! Bobby totally gets metaphors. Unfortunately, he can’t gift them. Jules suffered internal bleeding (not really) following a zip line injury, and Bobby agreed to take it down. But not before Jules thanked him for sweet gesture.

UP NEXT: The best lines and moments of the night…

'Cougar Town': Discuss the long-awaited season 3 premiere!

! After an extremely long hiatus, Cougar Town finally returned last night with its season 3 premiere, “Ain’t Love Strange.” And “yeah, it’s still called Cougar Town. We’re not happy about it either,” so said the title card. But I can assure you that after months of promoting the show with a unique grassroots campaign, the cul-de-sac crew couldn’t be happier that their show is back on the air. And since you’re reading this, I’m guessing you are too. So let’s get right to it.

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Countdown to 'Cougar Town'! 26 grape-pounding reasons to be excited for tonight's premiere

Because there’s 26 ounces in a bottle of wine, duh.

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'Cougar Town' is finally returning! What do you hope to see on season 3?

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Grab your Big Carls, or heck, just drink straight from the wine bottle! I won’t judge, because I’m way too excited that Cougar Town—which has been living in TV-scheduling limbo—is finally returning to the primetime lineup. That’s right, ABC officially confirmed that our favorite cul-de-sac crew will be back on Tuesday, Feb. 14, at 8:30 p.m. It’s as if the powers that be knew my Valentine’s Day would be totally lame otherwise!

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Best of 2011: What were the year's most awesome TV props?

park-recs-pyramidMaybe it’s because it’s the holiday season and we’re thinking what a great gift Ron Swanson’s Pyramid of Greatness (see the full-size image) would make, but as 2011 comes to a close, we find ourselves reminiscing about the best props seen on TV. We’ll start the list. Please, add your picks. Remember: The objects don’t have to have been introduced in 2011, but they must have been used in episodes that aired this year.  READ FULL STORY

Laurie? Abed? Jules and Ellie? Who's had the best crossover so far? Vote!

Cougar Town may not be on the air right now (let’s just say we’ve been spending ample time with Big Carl to ease the pain), but the cul-de-sac crew is, thankfully, still part of the prime time television line-up. In fact, just last night Cougar Town fans could find Laurie sipping coffee at the very same outdoor stand that Happy Endings‘ Dave, Max, and Brad were visiting! (Is it just us, or would Max and Laurie make spectacular friends? Sorry, Penny! Pennnny Caaaaannnn!) Check it out: READ FULL STORY

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