Thursday, December 10, 2009

Cougar Town, "Mystery Man": A caged baby is a happy baby

Running late, so not a lot of time to write about "Cougar Town," either. Even though last night's wasn't as strong as the Thanksgiving show, Scott Foley fit in as well here as he did on "Scrubs," and this was probably the first time all season where I laughed more at this show than I did at the "Modern Family" episode that preceded it.

What did everybody else think?

13 comments:

renton said...

Loved the moment when Ellie came home to see the baby being pulled across the floor.

I'll admit to making a few baby cages when my kids were little.

dez said...

I thought it was funny except for Jules. She grated again last night. Scott Foley does fit in well. I hope he sticks around for awhile.

Also, Grayson making fun of a kid named Tristan was hilarious.

Anonymous said...

I'd love to see some kind of a Felicity reunion with Javier and Noel in the later episodes.

keyser soze said...

Javier and Noel! YES! Ian Gomez should don his accent again for their reunion... the randomness would fit into the show, I think.

Also, how long is Foley to be on the show? I think he fits in well and makes a great obstacle for Grayson, since they're both essentially the same person (snarky womanizers with good hearts deep down that only Jules seems to bring out), and I think it would be interesting to see (1) how Grayson reacts to his doppleganger getting his girl, and (2) how the show would present Grayson as being more suitable.

Also, I agree with Dez -- there's an irony to a man named Grayson hating on the name Tristan.

Oaktown Girl said...

I liked this episode, especially the baby arc.

But I didn't like how sudden it was that Jules seem to fall for the Foley character since we had no previous indication that she had been attracted to him in any way. I mean, he was clearly an irritating client, but I don't feel we were led to believe there was underlying sexual tension between them. Is it like well sure, a single 40 something woman is so desperate she will just fall for any guy who takes notice of her?

LA said...

Seems to me that this is becoming a little bit more of an ensemble show than it started out. I think they are realizing the rest of the cast is strong and the lead isn't as popular as they thought. Scott Foley is great in everything he does, I really liked him here. I could watch Ian Gomez babysitting all day, especially when the other guys are helping. He and Christa Miller have found the perfect balance.

LA said...

p.s. I was so glad to see Barb back this week! She is the perfect foil and totally hilarious, just like The Janitor.

Jesse said...

I also liked this episode more than "Modern Family," and I like it when they pair up characters who haven't shared the screen much (in this case, Travis and Andy) but the actors play well against each other. I got a hoot out of Travis' fascination with the bottle.

One thing that is starting to weird me out a little is the lack of personal boundaries between Jules and Travis, like her comment about him bathing her or last week's virginity storyline. It's not as if it's a single mom thing (I think), since it sounds like they were like that before the divorce.

Aaaaand apparently the WV agrees, since it wants me to type "inssess." Brilliant.

Anonymous said...

This one had much more of a Scrubs-type rhythm, and I liked that.

The Wife said...

I love the rapport between Dan Byrd and Ian Gomez. I nearly died at "That's how Batman became Batman."

Alf said...

My favorite moment was when Bobby apologized for the dogs, saying he keeps leaving doors open. And the fridge door is left open behind him as he walks away.

Tom Galloway said...

Just for the heck of it, I watched last night's ep. And realized that I'm not going to watch it again for one basic reason; I don't like any of the characters (save the "teenage child who's really more mature than the parents/adults" which has become a cliche since AbFab).

I mean, they're all exaggeratedly neurotic, stone stick stupid, and/or just generally annoying. With no compensating features such as witty dialogue/concepts as on Seinfeld (and by the end there, it was getter harder to overcome the fundamental nastyness the characters were increasingly showing). When pretty much the entire cast (as characters; I actually like a number of the actors' previous performances) grates on me, it's not a show for me.

LA said...

Did the smiling yellow lab remind anyone else of Rowdy from Scrubs?