Posts Tagged ‘Cougar Town’

The Amazing Community/Cougar Town Cross-Over

Posted by BRADY in Community, Cougar Town

May 27th, 2011, 03:37 PM

The Pulp Fiction episode that led down this winding road to Cougar Town

If you don’t watch Community, this season there was a very special episode called “Critical Film Studies.” But before we get into what that was about, one thing’s first: what’s wrong with you? Why aren’t you watching Community? It’s awesome. Anyway, the episode, although advertised as a Pulp Fiction homage, actually ended up being an homage to the quiet conversation film My Dinner With Andre, with the character Abed planning a My Dinner With Andre inspired birthday dinner with study-group pal Jeff. Throughout the dinner, Abed tells a tale of his recent visit to the set of the TV show Cougar Town and how he got to appear in a scene as an extra. The fact that he says Cougar Town (an awful, awful name for a TV show) about 27 times throughout a 4 minute story is what made it hilarious, but the joke just got a lot funnier. Oh and he also said he pooped his pants and had to run off set while they were filming, and that’s always funny.

Abed has referenced Cougar Town many times on the show, partially because it’s just a funny show for a pop culture nerd to be obsessed with, but also because several Community and Cougar Town producers worked together on Scrubs for years. Nothing wrong with a little cross-promotion! Dan Byrd and Busy Philips from Cougar Town even showed up in the background of the Community season finale to further mix things up. But on this week’s Cougar Town we finally got what we’ve been waiting for: Abed as an extra. In the scene he does everything you’d imagine Abed would (aka everything an extra never should: overacted, looked right into the camera, stared at the actors and even mimed their actions. Oh. and then he ran off set. Remember the pants incident I mentioned?

It’s a hilarious cross-over that exists just because it’s fun. Abed should show up on every TV show. Check it out:

WORLD PREMIERE: Cougar Town

Posted by KAT in Cougar Town, Friends

September 23rd, 2009, 04:13 PM

Cougar Town: Courteney Cox

Oh snap!  Cougar Town, that show I’ve been trashing without seeing for the past few months, finally premieres tonight at 9:30 p.m. on ABC.

To refresh your mem, Friends’s Courteney Cox stars as Jules, a divorcée/real estate agent whose neighbor bets she can’t pull in younger men the way he does women.  All the while, Cox delivers lines like: “I was 19, I started thinking with my coochie-cooch, and then, bam, I had a kid.” Hilarity ensues!

Gross me out!

I read a few reviews of the show and it seems common consensus is that the problem with the show isn’t Courteney Cox (who we can all agree is a wholly decent comedic actress), but the concept itself.  I particularly liked this excerpt from the Los Angeles Times’s review:

This is a real show whose main conceit is that having sex with a younger man is fun and exciting for women over 40. Crude stuff for a family newspaper, but despite the warm-and-fuzzy-celebrity cred that star Courteney Cox brings to it, some funny lines and good acting all around, Cougar Town is a crude show, built on jokes about oral sex and droopy breasts, a show in which words like “coochie” are used with regrettable abandon… Clearly, creators Bill Lawrence and Kevin Biegel (both previously of Scrubs) are trying to take on some legitimate issues, and no doubt there is pathos and insight to be gleaned from a divorced woman staring down her mid-40s as her child prepares to leave the nest, wondering if this is as good as it is ever going to get. But that is no excuse, and I mean whatsoever, for having that woman look at a shirtless young man and say, “I want to lick him.”

Travis (Dan Byrd of Aliens in America) is Jules‘ teenage son, whose actual adolescence is being preempted by his mother’s second go-round. Jules seems to take pride in her lack of boundaries, giving their relationship an ick factor that even Byrd’s quietly hilarious performance cannot overcome. He does his very best, though, stealing every scene he’s in. “Why don’t you laugh at my jokes?” his mother asks after she cracks one about the fact that, in an attempt to prove her attractiveness, she flashed a neighbor kid. “Because they make me sad,” Travis says, giving voice to us all.

Wow.  That is some seriously poignant shizz right there.  Let’s all watch Cougar Town tonight and cry.

Cougar Town, Population: Yechh!

Posted by KAT in Cougar Town, Family Ties, Friends

May 19th, 2009, 04:50 PM

Blarf!  Remember how weirded out we were to learn that Courteney Cox had signed on to star in a sitcom called Cougar Town? Remember how dismayed we all were to find out how low our beloved Friends’s standards had dropped?

Okay, maybe it was just me… but you’re about to agree 100%.

What I’m about to show you isn’t easy on the eyes.  Posted today, it’s two preview clips from Cox’s new show, Cougar Town, premiering this fall no ABC.  Observe:

Sacre bleu!  I’m at a loss for words.  What is with the over-the-top delivery of those embarrassing jokes?  I don’t remember Courteney Cox ever being so awkwardly zany, either.

Perhaps she’s better suited for the quippy, dry East Coast humor of her youth (see: Family Ties, Friends).  Us Californians are SO obnoxious.

I blame Jennifer Aniston.

JK About That Melrose Place Thing, Dudes

Posted by KAT in Melrose Place, Melrose Place (2009)

April 28th, 2009, 03:57 PM

Lisa RinnaLOLZ!  Poor Lisa Rinna!

Following her ridiculously pathetic campaign to get on The CW’s upcoming Melrose Place update, Lisa is reneging.

Here’s what she told Entertainment Weekly:

“I don’t think I wanna go back anymore. Seriously, I watched some old tapes recently — Harry [Hamlin, her husband] and I were going through stuff. It doesn’t feel right! It feels weird. I’ve changed my mind. You can’t go back!”

Lippy Lisa played character Taylor McBride from 1996-98 on the original series.  I guess she’s no longer in any mood to reprise the role.

What, did she JUST find out the show was crappy?

I call sour grapes!  Shenanigants!  I assume she didn’t get the call she was hoping for and is now doing some back-pedaling.  All’s fair in love and Melrose Place, Lisa.

Can’t she just join the cast of Courtney Cox’s Cougar Town or something?  Throw this woman a bone, someone.


Scrubs Suds Up For Season 8

Posted by KAT in Cougar Town, Friends, Scrubs

December 2nd, 2008, 09:57 AM

ScrubsOoh!  All signs point to Season 8 of Scrubs being fly.  The season starts January 6th on ABC, for what might be its last batch of eps.

Unfortch, it’ll be Zach Braff’s last season for sure.  Dr. J.D. Dorian is on to bigger and better things, namely piano lessons, studying at a university, traveling, making another movie, etc. - at least that’s what he told Tel Aviv’s Haaretz newspaper.  How precious is he, am I right?  Chopsticks, Intro to Rhetoric, and Garden State II, eh, Braff?

Now, I’m a Braff-on-Scrubs fan as much as the next gal, but if he makes another movie, I’m calling it quits on the guy.  Garden State, Zach Braff?  Really?  Cool indie rock soundtrack, bro.   Nice mentally-challenged dream girl, too.  Oy.  Hope he has a change of heart and stays on Scrubs for the long haul.

But enough about me!  More big news for Season 8 Scrubs: Courteney Cox is coming to town!  She’ll be on for a few episodes, guest starring as Sacred Heart’s new chief of medicine, a new hottie doctor that makes J.D. go gaga.

That’s right, folks.  One of our fave Friends is playing a hot older woman, on the prowl for younger blood.  Sound familiar?  Well, it should - it’s yet another cougar role for C. Cox!  She should probs branch out and play a MILF or something.

Other Friends fave Matthew Perry will be stopping by as well, along with some hilars new interns.  Should be good!

Check out some promo vids here on BuzzSugar.  And sit tight, we’ve got a whole ‘nother month to go!

Cougar Town? Really?

Posted by KAT in Cougar Town, Dirt, Friends

October 30th, 2008, 11:54 AM

Courtney CoxOh goodness!  As if being BFFs with sad ole Jen Aniston weren’t bad enough, Courteney Cox of Friends fame has just signed on to star in a new sitcom about a newly-single 40-year-old mom called Cougar Town.  Yes, Cougar Town.  Yeah, as in a show about cougars.

Anyone who’s seen Cox’s previous series, Dirt, knows that it was cliched, condescending, poorly written, and totally boring.  But Cougar Town?  Really, Courteney Cox?  The name of your new show is Cougar Town?

It’ll be co-exec produced by some dude named Bill Lawrence who apparently created Scrubs, a decent show.  Perhaps I shouldn’t jump the gun and assume it’s gonna be terrible.  But come on.  Seriously, Bill Lawrence?  You’re putting out a show called Cougar Town?  You really wanna do that?

Read Lawrence’s vision, as told to The Hollywood Reporter, here.  Barf!

And anyway, aren’t cougars kind of 2k6?  Next thing you know there’ll be a show about trucker hats.


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