Jules and Bobby try to get Travis out of his funk and get him to return to college, Bobby contemplates selling his Penny Can business to a big corporation, and Grayson deals with the creepy neighborhood "chalk children."



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Episode complete credited cast:
Tom (as Robert Clendenin)
Lamarcus Tinker ...
Kevin (as LaMarcus Tinker)
Katie O'Rourke ...
Nickolas Kyriakos ...
Dusty Burwell ...
Dominique Dorian ...


Heartbroken, turned-down Travis shows no more interest in college or life in general, despite Bobby's gentle and Jules's bossy efforts to prod him. Bobby can make a fortune by selling his Penny Can concept to tycoon Roger Frank's corporation, as advised by Andy, but soon realizes that would mean seeing a cool; game 'professioanlly' turned into a soulless gadget with Barnum publicity. Chalk-pale 'ghost kids' scare the living daylights out of Grayson, who tries desperately to reclaim his virility by skateboarding, which already proves physically painful. Written by KGF Vissers

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Comedy | Romance


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18 May 2011 (USA)  »

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To spoof the title which no longer matches the content of the series, in the second season the producers started adding self-deprecating jokes to the show's title card. The one for this episode reads: We should have live cougars on "Cougar Town". See more »


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The One With Lou Diamond Phillips...
11 October 2015 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I really love this episode. The inclusion of Lou Diamond Phillips was just hilarious to me, and I assume, to a lot of other people also. So I am very happy that someone like him was incorporated into the episode.

In this episode, Bobby, and Jules try to cheer Travis up, although it's not working very well. I think that's because Travis is a baby, who should grow up, and move on with his life. He's like nineteen years old, he has plenty of time to find the right woman. They try to get him back to college, but that also doesn't go well. Meanwhile, Bobby, Laurie, and Andy try to decide whether or not they should sell Penny Can to a corporation, where the spokesperson would be Lou Diamond Phillips. And Grayson, Ellie, and Tom deal with the "chalk children" who are creepy, almost-albino kids, who draw chalk drawings on their driveways, and creep you out even more if you wash it off. Just ask Tom.

Title Card: We Should Have Live Cougars On.

Special guest star: Lou Diamond Phillips.

Best part of the episode: Tom, and his reaction to the "chalk children".

Worst part of the episode: Travis being a baby.

Overall, I give this episode a 10 out of 10, which in my ratings book is: Freaking Ridonkulous.

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