Things become awkward at Thanksgiving when Grayson doesn't return Jules' "I love you," Ellie and Laurie conspire to kill Andy's optimism, and Bobby changes his speech pattern because nobody knows what he's saying.



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Kevin (as LaMarcus Tinker)
Rachel Rovner ...
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While preparing their first Thanksgiving together, Grayson fails to convince Jules hugging everybody is over-demonstrative. She stresses over his inability to return an 'I love you', he over bumping into his ex, whom he wants to show he now has a full life. Bobby is insulted when the girls point out nobody understands his mumbling. The boys try to assure him they still get the zest. Travis's equally unintelligible room-mate Kevin convinces him their acceptance is priceless. Andy's optimism proves unshakable by chance, which always turns, or even evil intent from jealous wife and Laurie, who hide his wedding ring. Written by KGF Vissers

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Comedy | Romance




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24 November 2010 (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: Regretfully, We Give You, "Cougar Town". See more »


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The One With Thanksgiving...
25 April 2015 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I love this episode. It's so funny. Thanksgiving episodes of many comedies are usually very funny, and this one does nothing but give you laughs. It actually reminds of the Friends Thanksgiving episodes.

In this episode, it's Thanksgiving and lots of stuff is happening. Jules is hosting dinner at her house and whilst out shopping, she tells Grayson she loves him. It gets awkward after he doesn't say it back. Which he shouldn't have to if he's not ready. Ellie and Laurie try to get Andy to stop being so optimist. He thinks everything will always turn up in his favor, which turns out is actually true, at least in this episode. And when Bobby finds out that he's a "mumbler" and no one can understand him, he starts talking differently just to make everyone feel bad. But it's cute, not mean.

Title Card: Regretfully, we give you, "Cougar Town".

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

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