I imagine last night’s episode of Cougar Town was pretty polarizing for fans. Some of you, myself included, are all aboard the Laurie/Travis romance train. And others are wholeheartedly against it. In “Down South” Trav and Laurie got the closest we’ve ever seen them get to becoming anything more than just friends.
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As we count down to tonight’s New Girl finale, it’s safe to say that roommates Jess and Nick (played by Zooey Deschanel and Jake Johnson) are making inroads to becoming one of TV’s great “will they/won’t they?” couples. Like Sam and Diane, Ross and Rachel, and Blair and Chuck before them, the chemistry between the new girl and the snarky bartender has reached a steady simmer this past season. Between lingering glances over the bathroom sink and an almost kiss, the two have gotten shippers all sorts of frothy over their opposites-attract dynamic.
Showrunner Liz Meriwether has made it clear that nothing romantic will happen between Jess and Nick this season, and since last week’s episode ended with Nick signing a lease for an apartment with ex-girlfriend Caroline (Mary Elizabeth Ellis), it seems like Jess and Nick’s romance is stalled indefinitely. Still, that doesn’t stop the clamoring for a roommate hook-up, ASAP. But here’s the question: If Jess and Nick do get together, will it ruin one of the best new comedies to hit prime time in recent memory? Below, a few reasons why this “will they/won’t they” might be best kept a “don’t.” READ FULL STORY
The road to marriage hasn’t been an easy one for Jules and Grayson. Their most recent speed bump came in the form of money issues. Grayson assumed they’d combine their finances, but Jules wasn’t too thrilled about possibly supporting Grayson’s little “whoopsies.” So where does Jules go to deal with all her relationship issues? Her therapist, Lynn, of course!
Oh, ABC. You’re such a tease! You finally brought back Cougar Town only to shelve it again for Dancing With the Stars. One of the show’s creators, Kevin Biegel, joked today on Twitter that at this rate season 3 would last until Christmas. “Christmas 2015.” If Cougar Town can manage to survive that long, I’ll gladly pound some grape. But otherwise, let’s try to keep to a regular schedule, ABC.
But enough of that. In last night’s “You Can Still Change Your Mind,” Grayson began his adventures in parenthood by babyproofing the house for
Jill Tampa. The babyproofing provided a safe environment for Jill Tampa, but Jules couldn’t seem to outsmart the cabinetry. And thus, the trash sink was born. READ FULL STORY
Neil Patrick Harris could've played Chandler, and eight other things we learned from the 'Friends' oral history
Imagine, for a moment, that it’s September of 1994 and you’ve just left work. After grooving to Ace of Base’s “I Saw the Sign” on the drive home, you check your beeper, then settle in to watch something on your brand-new satellite TV. You surf over to NBC and notice that a new show is playing — it looks like it’s about a group of six attractive people just sitting around at a coffeehouse. Weird premise. Then you notice a few familiar faces. Hey, is that Doogie Howser? And your sister’s favorite actress from Knots Landing? And the chick from Speed?
When the title sequence — set to R.E.M.’s “Shiny Happy People” — plays, you finally learn what you’ve been looking at: a sitcom called Six of One, brought to you by Marta Kauffman and David Crane. It’s funny — the jokes land, and the pacing is crisp. But somehow, things seem… off. Especially that too-clever title. Wouldn’t Crane and Kauffman have been better off with something simpler? Something like, say, Friends?
Thankfully, we don’t live in that alternate universe. But according to this oral history of Friends — an excerpt from Warren Littlefield’s upcoming book Top of the Rock: Inside the Rise and Fall of Must See TV, published in this month’s Vanity Fair – everyone’s favorite ’90s sitcom (that isn’t Seinfeld) could have been a very, very different show. The full article isn’t online yet — but we’ve gone through and picked out eight of the best tidbits. Cue up The Rembrandts, pat your Smelly Cat, and get ready: It’s time to go back to Central Perk. READ FULL STORY
Something so big happened on last night’s Cougar Town that they titled the episode “Something Big!” Clever writers. Anyway, the road to marriage isn’t an easy one, particularly when you’re packing a lot of extra baggage. So off to therapy Jules and Grayson went to make sure their relationship was completely baggage free before tying the knot. Therapy was a success, but then they hit a pretty big speed bump when they learned Grayson had (gasp!) fathered a child with a former girlfriend/clubbing partner.
I remember it like it was yesterday: I’d put on my brown skort, a white long-sleeved t-shirt, my freshly ironed Girl Scout vest, replete with newly-earned community service patches, and step outside my front door with a clipboard in hand, ready to take on even the most crotchety of homeowners. It was Girl Scout cookie time and neighbors, I was coming for you.
That said, when #GirlScouts began trending on Twitter today, I couldn’t help but think about all the ways pop culture has ingrained the beloved cookie into our minds and stomachs: READ FULL STORY
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.
NEXT: The night’s best moments and lines…
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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