The Best Episodes of Cougar Town

Last Updated: Jan 10, 2019

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.

Your World (2)

#1 - Your World (2)

Season 3 - Episode 15

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 8.18
170 votes
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Something Good Coming (1)

#2 - Something Good Coming (1)

Season 2 - Episode 21

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 8.07
227 votes
Writers: Bill Lawrence, Kevin Biegel, Chrissy Pietrosh, Jessica Goldstein
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Something Good Coming (2)

#3 - Something Good Coming (2)

Season 2 - Episode 22

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 8.06
149 votes
Directors: Bill Lawrence
Writers: Bill Lawrence, Kevin Biegel, Chrissy Pietrosh, Jessica Goldstein
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Like a Diamond

#4 - Like a Diamond

Season 5 - Episode 2

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 8.04
482 votes
Directors: Brian Van Holt
Writers: Melody Derloshon
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We Stand a Chance

#5 - We Stand a Chance

Season 5 - Episode 13

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 8.02
394 votes
Directors: Courteney Cox
Writers: Peter Saji
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Walls

#6 - Walls

Season 2 - Episode 15

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

star 8.01
270 votes
Directors: Bill Lawrence
Writers: Bill Lawrence, Kevin Biegel, Sean Lavery
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You're Gonna Get It

#7 - You're Gonna Get It

Season 2 - Episode 17

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 8.00
252 votes
Writers: Bill Lawrence, Kevin Biegel, Michael McDonald
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Free Fallin'

#8 - Free Fallin'

Season 2 - Episode 20

As Travis continues on a downward spiral from his breakup with Kirsten, Jules decides it's time to give him some tough love.

star 7.99
253 votes
Writers: Bill Lawrence, Kevin Biegel, Gregg Mettler
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Makin' Some Noise

#9 - Makin' Some Noise

Season 2 - Episode 3

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 7.99
259 votes
Directors: John Putch
Writers: Sam Laybourne
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Down South

#10 - Down South

Season 3 - Episode 11

Jules has a hurricane party at her house when a storm blows into town; Travis decides to make a play for Laurie.

star 7.97
261 votes
Writers: Bill Lawrence, Kevin Biegel
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Lonesome Sundown

#11 - Lonesome Sundown

Season 2 - Episode 18

Jules tries to not interfere when Travis contemplates a big decision; the gang tries stop taking advantage of each other.

star 7.97
245 votes
Directors: Bruce Leddy
Writers: Bill Lawrence, Kevin Biegel, Blake McCormick, Sanjay Shah
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Flirting with Time

#12 - Flirting with Time

Season 4 - Episode 7

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 7.96
334 votes
Directors: Courteney Cox
Writers: Blake McCormick
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Everything Man

#13 - Everything Man

Season 1 - Episode 19

Jules and Sara hit it off, but when Grayson is overly attentive to his new girl, Jules warns him to back off before Sara pulls away. Meanwhile, Jules' perfect new bathroom complete with a "talking toilet" becomes the main attraction in her home and Grayson finds inspiration for a new song with a little help from Sara.

star 7.95
269 votes
Writers: Sam Laybourne
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Something Big

#14 - Something Big

Season 3 - Episode 6

Just as Jules is trying to work through Grayson's "baggage" from his wild single days, a chance encounter with a former fling, Holly, ends with him learning that he's the father of a one-year-old baby girl he never knew he had.

star 7.95
264 votes
Writers: Bill Lawrence, Kevin Biegel
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My Life (1)

#15 - My Life (1)

Season 3 - Episode 14

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 7.94
261 votes
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When a Kid Goes Bad

#16 - When a Kid Goes Bad

Season 1 - Episode 15

Jules, not wanting to spend Valentine's Day alone, turns to Grayson to keep her company when everyone else makes plans. Meanwhile, Bobby and Jules take different sides when Travis asks to go to a party where they know he will be drinking; Ellie tries to prove she is the alpha dog, not Grayson; and Laurie meets Smith's father.

star 7.94
267 votes
Writers: Linda Videtti Figueiredo
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Lost Children

#17 - Lost Children

Season 2 - Episode 13

Jules comes up with a new game for the crew; Ellie complains about doing what Jules wants to do; Andy is mad at Grayson; Bobby introduces his new friend to the group.

star 7.94
252 votes
Writers: Bill Lawrence, Kevin Biegel, Ryan Koh, Sam Laybourne
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Feel a Whole Lot Better

#18 - Feel a Whole Lot Better

Season 1 - Episode 22

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 7.94
258 votes
Directors: John Putch
Writers: Sanjay Shah
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Full Moon Fever

#19 - Full Moon Fever

Season 3 - Episode 4

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 7.93
274 votes
Writers: Bill Lawrence, Kevin Biegel
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Ain't Love Strange

#20 - Ain't Love Strange

Season 3 - Episode 1

Jules is miffed when Grayson (who has an ulterior motive) calls her "predictable"; Ellie frets that little Stan is turning into a "devil child," or even worse, could grow up to be like Laurie; and Travis likes his new off campus housing, until Bobby tries to convince him to take dog Travis in.

star 7.93
310 votes
Directors: Bill Lawrence
Writers: Bill Lawrence
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Money Becomes King

#21 - Money Becomes King

Season 3 - Episode 9

Jules and Grayson can't see eye to eye when it comes to joining their finances, but they're both going to have to make some sacrifices if they actually want to get married -- and that is not going to be easy. Meanwhile, Laurie's Krazy Kakes business is doing surprisingly well, and Travis convinces her to make some grown up decisions of her own.

star 7.93
265 votes
Writers: Bill Lawrence, Kevin Biegel
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Love Is a Long Road

#22 - Love Is a Long Road

Season 5 - Episode 12

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 7.93
425 votes
Writers: Mary Fitzgerald
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Too Good to Be True

#23 - Too Good to Be True

Season 5 - Episode 10

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 7.92
416 votes
Directors: John Putch
Writers: Jen D'Angelo
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Little Girl Blues

#24 - Little Girl Blues

Season 2 - Episode 8

Travis brings home his new girlfriend, Kirsten, a grad-student, to meet Jules. Jules feels instantly threatened when Ellie points out that, moving forward, any girl Travis brings home could be her future daughter-in-law. Meanwhile, Grayson's house has become the new place for the gang to hang out, which he hates, and Travis turns to Bobby for advice.

star 7.92
267 votes
Writers: Kate Purdy
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Keeping Me Alive

#25 - Keeping Me Alive

Season 2 - Episode 5

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 7.91
269 votes
Writers: Sanjay Shah
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