Cougar, Cougar, Burning Bright
Opening credits are a briefly shown map of Florida, with Cougar Town pointed out. Dropping Travis off at school, Jules sees a group of boys looking at her and talking. "I take it the paperboy went to school here?" Travis says oh, yeah. "Is he single?" Travis doesn't laugh as he leaves the car. "Why don't you laugh at my jokes?" Jules asks. "Because they make me sad," Travis replies. I love Travis. He may have the driest sense of humor on TV, now that Frasier's off the air.
Driving with Laurie, Jules slams on brakes when she sees her real estate agent's sign in a yard. In a word, it's cleave-tastic, with Cox bending over and showing what she's working with. It's not the picture she approved, but Laurie claims to have done it because she thought it would help Jules' prospects (of both varieties). Laurie is still thankful that Jules told her to break up with Dale, who was no good for her, but Jules can see that Laurie has a hickey on her chest, and it's clearly Dale's because Dale is missing a tooth. She's mad about the sign, so she holds up six fingers, which means she's not talking to Laurie for six minutes. As they drive away, a teenage boy walks past, sees the sign, and steals it.
At an open house, Laurie says the six minutes are up. Jules has been divorced for five months, and Laurie thinks she needs to get back out there. Their colleague Barb, who's showing an older man and his younger female companion around the place, agrees. Laurie says maybe Jules should start looking at younger men, but Jules doesn't want to be the woman at the Jonas Brothers concert with collagen hot dog lips. Laurie: "You making fun of my mom?" Jules finally agrees to go out on the town, but wants to be taken somewhere young and fun that's not full of geezers like the old guy upstairs. He's on the balcony above them, and says he can hear them.
Back at Jules' house, her ex-husband Bobby is waiting on the porch. He needs his alimony check early so he can feed Travis for the night, since it's his night with him. "I can't believe I married you," says Jules. "Yeah, that was a bad call," Bobby admits. Turns out he was on tour, trying to make it as a musician and having sex with groupies while Jules was supporting Travis. She licks a spoon suggestively and asks if he wants to have sex, and he says yes, but she doesn't want to. She was just fucking with him. Cruel, but he deserved it.On the phone with Ellie, Jules says she can't hang out that night because she has a work thing. In actuality, she's getting dressed for her night out with Laurie. Ellie thinks that Laurie is trying to steal Jules from her. We also find out that Ellie's baby's name is Stan, and that's only because her stupid father-in-law died right before he was born. Andy comes in and says that the loss is still fresh. Ellie tells him he's all right.