The WORST Episodes of Cougar Town

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 2, 2020

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.

The Wild One, Forever

#1 - The Wild One, Forever

Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 17, 2015

A hurricane floods a local high school gym; Jules volunteers Gray's Pub as a venue for their prom.

star 7.06
482 votes
This One's for Me

#2 - This One's for Me

Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired Feb 24, 2015

Jules finds a bag of peculiar items Grayson has been hiding; Travis uses a baby gift for himself.

star 7.09
509 votes
Even the Losers

#3 - Even the Losers

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 3, 2015

Jules lends Travis money to start a new business; Ellie takes Andy on a revenge mission; Grayson fills in as a music teacher at Stan's school.

star 7.11
511 votes
The Wrong Thing to Do

#4 - The Wrong Thing to Do

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 10, 2015

Jules agrees to coach Andy through his interviews; Ellie goes to Bobby's boat to escape Andy.

star 7.19
515 votes
Full Grown Boy

#5 - Full Grown Boy

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 13, 2015

Jules is overprotective when Chick wants to go to his Civil War reenactment. Bobby considers a job opportunity in another state. Travis hates Laurie's choices for baby names and needs Ellie to destroy them.

star 7.25
493 votes
To Find a Friend

#6 - To Find a Friend

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 20, 2015

When Grayson helps Andy with his tryouts for a new best friend, Jules and Ellie step in to run the bar. But they soon find it's harder than they thought. And Travis and Laurie spend their first weekend alone with Baby Bobby.

star 7.26
451 votes
Let Yourself Go

#7 - Let Yourself Go

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 29, 2010

Jules has difficulty coping when Travis gets ready to leave for college; Andy forms an elaborate plan to deceive Ellie.

star 7.27
2,060 votes
Writers: Kevin Biegel
All the Wrong Reasons

#8 - All the Wrong Reasons

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 3, 2010

A hot tennis instructor gets between Ellie and Jules, while Laurie turns to Travis for advice, and Andy and Grayson try to cheer up Bobby after a fresh heartbreak over Jules.

star 7.28
2,099 votes
Directors: Mike Spiller
Writers: Peter Saji
A Two Story Town

#9 - A Two Story Town

Season 6 - Episode 12 - Aired Mar 24, 2015

Everyone pitches in to help Tom with his new crush with disastrous results.

star 7.28
494 votes
Two Men Talking

#10 - Two Men Talking

Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 3, 2015

Fearing that her dad, Chick, is lonely, Jules tries to set him up with Grayson as a best friend. Laurie helps Andy fit in with a cool mom group and Travis and Ellie open up to each other in the Winebulance.

star 7.28
484 votes
A Woman in Love (It's Not Me)

#11 - A Woman in Love (It's Not Me)

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 28, 2009

When Josh tells Jules he's in love with her, she knows the time has come to break things off with him. Unfortunately for Jules, she's not the best at ending relationships without hurting people's feelings, but thankfully she has the expertise of friends Laurie and Ellie to see her through. Meanwhile, Bobby, Grayson and Andy hit the links with money and pride on the line.

star 7.29
2,008 votes
Directors: Ken Whittingham
Writers: Ryan Koh
Don't Come Around Here No More

#12 - Don't Come Around Here No More

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 4, 2009

Jules always seems to be with her friends, her ex or her son. One night when everyone is busy, she reluctantly takes a date with an older man just to get out of the house, so Grayson makes her a wager that she can't spend a whole day by herself.

star 7.29
1,915 votes
Directors: Ken Whittingham
Writers: Sanjay Shah
You Wreck Me

#13 - You Wreck Me

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 21, 2009

Jules rues the day when her ex-husband, Bobby, and Grayson become fast friends over a mercy golf lesson that she organized to help boost Bobby's self esteem. Meanwhile, Laurie surprises even herself when she takes on a new client to prove her worth to Jules.

star 7.29
2,155 votes
Directors: Jamie Babbit
Writers: Linda Videtti Figueiredo
Yer So Bad

#14 - Yer So Bad

Season 6 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 10, 2015

Jules invites Chick and his new girlfriend to a dinner party, but her guests aren't exactly who she expected. Travis and Laurie stake out a cupcake thief, and Andy and Ellie try to figure out who Tom's celebrity patient is.

star 7.29
533 votes
I Won't Back Down

#15 - I Won't Back Down

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 14, 2009

When Jules inadvertently tells Grayson he's hot and he doesn't reciprocate, she's on a mission to get him to admit she's sexy. With a little help from Laurie and Ellie, Jules uncovers the ultimate burn to put Grayson in his place. Meanwhile, Ellie is feeling like she's lost her looks after the birth of Stan, and Bobby and Travis search for something to bond over.

star 7.30
2,030 votes
Directors: Michael Spiller
Writers: Chrissy Pietrosh, Jessica Goldstein
Lonesome Sundown

#16 - Lonesome Sundown

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired May 4, 2011

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

star 7.32
1,682 votes
Directors: Bruce Leddy
Writers: Bill Lawrence, Blake McCormick, Kevin Biegel, Sanjay Shah
Waiting for Tonight

#17 - Waiting for Tonight

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 27, 2015

Jules and Grayson are determined to make it to their reservation at the hottest restaurant in town; Andy has trouble with a costume he rented for Stan's birthday; Ellie starts ghost-tweeting for Laurie and gets lost in a new identity.

star 7.33
487 votes
Into the Great Wide Open

#18 - Into the Great Wide Open

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 30, 2009

Jules tries to party hard like a twentysomething and ends up looking like a total fool, when even her best friend Ellie, told her not to do it. Travis discovers trying to avoid further embarrassment due to his father, Bobby, working at his school, can actually add to it. Jules gets as frustrated as she faces the physical limitations of her age.

star 7.33
2,386 votes
Directors: Chris Koch
Writers: Bill Lawrence
I Should Have Known It

#19 - I Should Have Known It

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 29, 2013

When Tom gets a new girlfriend, the girls decide to investigate. Bobby goes on a fake date with Ellie to improve his table manners. And after getting fed up with the girls' rules, Andy and Grayson rebel.

star 7.36
1,147 votes
Writers: Melody Derloshon
Counting on You

#20 - Counting on You

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Mar 10, 2010

Jules is determined to prove to Grayson that women and men can be friends without any sexual undertones. Meanwhile, with Jules' encouragement, Andy buys a motorcycle from Laurie to Ellie's dismay and Travis joins Bobby on a man-trip for some "noodling," only to be mortified by his discovery of what noodling actually is.

star 7.36
2,004 votes
Directors: Gail Mancuso
Writers: Melody Derloshon
Letting You Go

#21 - Letting You Go

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Apr 28, 2010

Jules has mixed feelings when Travis gets accepted to two of his choice colleges. Now he must decide between schools in California or one just 20 minutes from home. As Jules struggles with the thought of Travis moving away, Grayson is there for her. Meanwhile, Laurie considers her feelings for Smith when he returns from law school, and Andy longs for the freedom to do whatever he wants around the house, free of Ellie's rules.

star 7.37
2,465 votes
Writers: Mara Brock Akil
Turn This Car Around

#22 - Turn This Car Around

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Mar 24, 2010

Sara is a confident wine rep who sets her sights on Grayson; but is he strong enough to be her man? Meanwhile, when Ellie tells Jules she can't change past a certain age, Jules is determined to prove her wrong by giving up wine for a month; and Bobby's new dog poses some unwanted competition for Andy.

star 7.37
2,231 votes
Directors: John Putch
Writers: Kate Purdy
What Are You Doin' in My Life

#23 - What Are You Doin' in My Life

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Mar 3, 2010

Laurie needs a co-signer to buy her first condo and finds her less than stellar, absentee mother no help at all. Meanwhile, Bobby is mugged by a woman and Travis comes to Barb's aid after her latest cosmetic surgery procedure.

star 7.37
2,152 votes
Directors: Gail Mancuso
Writers: Chrissy Pietrosh, Jessica Goldstein
Mystery Man

#24 - Mystery Man

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 9, 2009

Scott Foley gest stars as Jeff, a very wealthy potential home buyer who is interested in one of Jules overpriced homes. Meanwhile, Ellie with reserves leaves the baby with Andy for a day to prove that she trusts in him.

star 7.37
2,028 votes
Directors: John Putch
Writers: Kevin Biegel
Stop Dragging My Heart Around

#25 - Stop Dragging My Heart Around

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 20, 2010

After her breakup with Jeff, Jules turns to Bobby for some cheering up. But when a bottle of wine leads to a passionate kiss, will they agree it was only a casual meaningless kiss? Meanwhile, Laurie discovers a thing that both Jules and Grayson have in common, while Travis plans with Kylie don't go as planned.

star 7.38
1,986 votes
Directors: Mike McDonald
Writers: Mara Brock Akil