The BEST Episodes of Cougar Town

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 20, 2022

Network: TBS

Cougar Town follows the life of recent divorcée Jules Cobb (Courteney Cox). Jules runs a successful business, has the best friends, and a great son. But when it comes to relationships, she has a lot to learn. However, the more Jules puts herself back out there, the more she discovers that the only way to find yourself, is to let yourself go. After all, you only get one chance to experience your 20s. Even if it’s when you’re 40 something.

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Something Good Coming (1)

#1 - Something Good Coming (1)

Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired May 25, 2011

When Travis abruptly moves to Hawaii, the gang go after him and decide to spend their vacation there too. As Jules struggles with Travis' choice, Grayson tells her he's keen on having kids. Meanwhile, Bobby acts as Ellie and Andy's vacation surrogate, and Laurie hatches a plan to lure Travis back home.

star 7.92
1,389 votes
Writers: Bill Lawrence, Chrissy Pietrosh, Jessica Goldstein, Kevin Biegel
Your World (2)

#2 - Your World (2)

Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired May 29, 2012

When Grayson complains that he's living the movie "Groundhog Day" because the gang shows up at the same time every day at Jules' house, Jules asks for a "Groundhog Day"-themed bachelorette party so that Ellie and Laurie can explain the movie to her. Then, fed up with the lack of privacy, Grayson convinces Jules to elope to Napa . . . but the cul de sac crew happily tags along

star 7.92
590 votes
We Stand a Chance

#3 - We Stand a Chance

Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired Apr 1, 2014

After winning Cul de Sac Crew Trivia, Tom gets to pick the location of the next group vacation. The gang is less than thrilled, however, when Tom opts for a stay-cation. Meanwhile, Jules fakes being healthy at her annual physical exam and gets some shocking results. And Bobby accidentally signs Grayson and himself up for a breakdancing competition.

star 7.88
933 votes
Directors: Courteney Cox
Writers: Peter Saji
Love Is a Long Road

#4 - Love Is a Long Road

Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired Mar 25, 2014

As Chick deals with the fallout from his first Alzheimers symptoms, Jules convinces him to look at houses nearby. Without meaning to, Grayson introduces the idea of Chick moving in with them, a suggestion he quickly regrets. All the while, the Cul de Sac Crew excitedly prepares for Travis's college graduation which kicks off, among other things, a rivalry between Ellie and Laurie for who is #1 on Jules' most-important-friend list.

star 7.84
962 votes
Writers: Mary Fitzgerald
You Tell Me

#5 - You Tell Me

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 12, 2013

Confused by her mixed feelings for Travis, Laurie resorts to destroying things. But when her anger gets out of control, newly appointed mayor Andy has to step in. Jules starts hanging out with her therapist after discovering that her friends have been keeping secrets. And Bobby has a fling with the girl of his dreams while enjoying a vacation at Target.

star 7.80
1,093 votes
Writers: Brad Morris, Emily Wilson
Too Good to Be True

#6 - Too Good to Be True

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 11, 2014

Travis starts an open mic night at Coffee Bucks, but things go awry when Andy tries to do stand-up comedy. Tom's daughter Haylee comes to visit, and Grayson and Jules decide to play along when they discover that Tom's been lying to Haylee in order to make himself sound cool.

star 7.78
953 votes
Directors: John Putch
Writers: Jen D'Angelo
Square One

#7 - Square One

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired May 15, 2012

After Grayson's house sustains hurricane damage, he moves in with Jules; Laurie and Ellie ask Travis to help determine which of them is sexier; Bobby and Jules compete in a ``white shirt challenge.''

star 7.74
1,229 votes
Have Love Will Travel

#8 - Have Love Will Travel

Season 4 - Episode 15 - Aired Apr 9, 2013

After discovering that Chick has health issues, the gang decides to take him to Hollywood. Once there, they'll stop at nothing to arrange for him to spend an evening with one his favorite stars, Tippi Hedren. Meanwhile, Laurie and Travis try carefully to set up the perfect first kiss. And Andy is upset to discover that no one recognizes him as Latino.

star 7.74
1,167 votes
Directors: John Putch
Writers: Mary Fitzgerald, Peter Saji
Makin' Some Noise

#9 - Makin' Some Noise

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 6, 2010

As Jules adjusts to living on her own, Grayson unwillingly becomes the new object of her constant attention; Travis turns to Bobby for advice on how to redefine himself at college; and Ellie is determined not to be friends with her new nanny.

star 7.73
2,036 votes
Directors: John Putch
Writers: Sam Laybourne
Feel a Whole Lot Better

#10 - Feel a Whole Lot Better

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired May 5, 2010

Jules and Grayson consider the notion of FWB, friends with benefits. Meanwhile Andy hires a nanny for Ellie, and Travis benefits from Bobby's unconventional plans to make some extra cash

star 7.73
2,214 votes
Directors: John Putch
Writers: Sanjay Shah
A One Story Town

#11 - A One Story Town

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 13, 2012

Jules and the gang decide Bobby needs some help romancing Angie so they launch "operation kiss-the-girl." Meanwhile, other former "Scrubs" cast turn up, as Ted and the Peons pass through on their way to audition at Disney World.

star 7.72
1,201 votes
Writers: Bill Lawrence, Kevin Biegel
This Old Town

#12 - This Old Town

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired Mar 26, 2013

An elderly couple, Ann and Norman McCormack, buy Grayson's old house after Jules promises them that they will all spend time together. Forced to hang out with the McCormacks, Ellie, Jules and Grayson soon discover that there are many perks to being old. Meanwhile, when another one of Bobby's get-rich-quick schemes doesn't pan out, he tries to switch up his luck by renaming his boat. And Travis searches for the perfect partner to win a high-stakes penny can game.

star 7.69
1,187 votes
Directors: John Putch
Writers: Melody Derloshon
Like a Diamond

#13 - Like a Diamond

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 14, 2014

After letting her car insurance lapse, Jules winds up in a car accident with an attractive man named Sam. When Jules notices that her wedding ring has fallen off during the fender bender she cannot resist accepting Sam's offer to take her on a date. Meanwhile, Bobby takes steps to prepare for a major snowstorm. But with only a 10% chance of snow, the weather has Travis concerned that his dad will be disappointed.

star 7.68
1,108 votes
Directors: Brian Van Holt
Writers: Melody Derloshon
Don't Fade on Me

#14 - Don't Fade on Me

Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired Apr 9, 2013

Chick comes to housesit while the gang goes on vacation. But when Jules discovers that her father hasn't been to the doctor in years, she insists on taking him. Laurie and Travis go on their first date as boyfriend and girlfriend. And Bobby is crushed to discover that Dog Travis is just using him for food.

star 7.67
1,164 votes
Directors: John Putch
Writers: Blake McCormick, Melody Derloshon
All or Nothin'

#15 - All or Nothin'

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 7, 2014

The Cul de Sac Crew feels weird about Laurie and Travis dating, but Jules is determined to play it cool. Bobby and Andy make it big when Penny Can goes global. But when Bobby starts throwing around money, Grayson confronts him about years of unpaid bar tabs. Meanwhile, Andy struggles to get Stan to sleep after a slasher movie.

star 7.67
1,181 votes
Writers: Blake McCormick
You're Gonna Get It

#16 - You're Gonna Get It

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired Apr 27, 2011

Travis joins his father and Andy at a professional golf tournament; Jules faces her fear of public humiliation; Ellie and Grayson are impressed by Laurie in a trivia game.

star 7.66
1,798 votes
Writers: Bill Lawrence, Kevin Biegel, Michael McDonald
Full Moon Fever

#17 - Full Moon Fever

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 6, 2012

One look is all it takes for Bobby to fall for Travis' photography professor, but Travis refuses to introduce them; Laurie falls for a guy she's never met when she begins a romance, via twitter, with a soldier in Iraq; and Jules and Andy prepare to go to war against an unruly gang of kids on bikes who are terrorizing the cul-de-sac.

star 7.66
1,431 votes
Writers: Bill Lawrence, Kevin Biegel
Blue Sunday

#18 - Blue Sunday

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 8, 2013

It's the first week of marriage for Grayson and Jules, but when Grayson doesn't know the rules, he soon becomes Jules' "coffee and wine bitch." After Travis' 21st birthday, Bobby tries to make up for lost time by teaching him lessons about being a man. And Ellie and Laurie try to pull Jules out of her depression when Grayson refuses to apologize for what he did in her dream.

star 7.65
1,349 votes
Directors: Courteney Cox
Writers: Bill Lawrence

#19 - Walls

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Apr 18, 2011

Once again Jules chooses to get too involved in Travis' life.

star 7.65
2,069 votes
Directors: Bill Lawrence
Writers: Bill Lawrence, Kevin Biegel, Sean Lavery
Fooled Again (I Don't Like It)

#20 - Fooled Again (I Don't Like It)

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 3, 2010

It's Jules' 42nd birthday and that can only mean one thing: gift contest! Each year, Jules holds a contest to determine who gives her the best gifts, which Ellie always wins. This year, Laurie teams up with Grayson in an attempt to overthrow her. As Jules contemplates what to do for her birthday, Andy suggests a night of dancing. Meanwhile, Travis introduces Bobby to a Netti Pot, but not without its consequences.

star 7.64
2,120 votes
Directors: John Putch
Writers: Melody Derloshon, Peter Saji
Keeping Me Alive

#21 - Keeping Me Alive

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 20, 2010

Jules schemes to continue giving Bobby money when he stops taking alimony payments. Ellie ticks off the gang by being arrogant about her intelligence.

star 7.64
2,243 votes
Writers: Sanjay Shah
American Dream Plan B

#22 - American Dream Plan B

Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 6, 2015

Jules agrees to stop drinking wine during Laurie's pregnancy, but the rest of the gang doesn't agree, so Tom opens up his garage as a speakeasy. Meanwhile, Grayson prepares Travis for fatherhood with the help of a baby pig.

star 7.63
529 votes
Flirting with Time

#23 - Flirting with Time

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 19, 2013

When buyers show interest in Grayson's house, the crew is quick to judge their potential new neighbors. They also become nostalgic about when redneck Bobby and Jules first moved into the neighborhood. Meanwhile, Wade returns home from Afghanistan early, but Laurie's initial excitement quickly turns to fear when he becomes too clingy.

star 7.62
1,265 votes
Directors: Courteney Cox
Writers: Blake McCormick
Finding Out

#24 - Finding Out

Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired May 19, 2010

Jules and Grayson hatch an elaborate plan to break the news to Bobby that they're officially dating, and Travis sees the wrath of a truly angry woman for the first time when he forgets his momentous seven-month anniversary with Kylie.

star 7.62
2,170 votes
Directors: Mike McDonald
Writers: Ryan Koh
The Criminal Kind

#25 - The Criminal Kind

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired Apr 2, 2013

Inspired by "The Breakfast Club," the Cul-De-Sac Crew offers insight into their innermost thoughts through voice-overs. Grayson is crushed after discovering some harsh reviews on Yelp. And Jules goes to extremes to prove she's not a goody-two-shoes, ultimately landing herself in grocery store jail.

star 7.62
1,107 votes
Writers: Sean Lavery