Cougar Town “Learning to Fly” Recap

Oh how I’ve missed Grayson’s (Josh Hopkins) guitar songs, haha! This one was to celebrate the annual cul-de-sac garage sale. It was only fitting that this was the opening credit for this week:

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I love that the first thing Grayson wants to get rid of is the ice cream maker! We have one and haven’t used it yet, maybe that should be a blog post soon haha! Then the second item was used crutches, which if you recall I also have. Maybe John and I should have a swordfight too?

Jules is wearing the sold-out Aqua Plaid Zip Top. I found a similar look with this Vans Prenna Top ($30.99):

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Andy (Ian Gomez) on the other hand is a garage sale expert. He is prepared for anything, but Ellie (Christa Miller) is less than enthused. She makes a bet with Andi that if she can go without being snarky to the yard sale customers than he will get rid of everything he has purchased at the last five yard sales. If she loses then she has to wear an inflatable sumo suit.

Travis (Dan Byrd) is going through Bobby’s (Brian Van Holt) boat for items to sell at the garage sale and stumbles upon great grandpappy’s ashes. Bobby was supposed to scatter them while on a roller coaster, but he is too afraid to do it.

As Jules and Laurie (Busy Phillips) man the garage sale, I couldn’t help but notice Laurie’s fantastic shoes! I couldn’t find an exact match, but I found some similar black and gold pumps. This Truth or Dare pumps by Madonna ($99.99) and these Luichiny pumps ($59.96) are equally awesome:

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Jules is fast and furiously trying to unload her junk to yard sale customers, but Laurie tells her that she needs to watch out for karma. She doesn’t listen and literally gets crapped on by karma…a.k.a. a bird. Jules wears a sold-out Grid Block Tee from JCrew. I thought this Peach Love Cream Colorblock Chevron Blouse ($27.99) was a similar look:

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Later that day as they decide to enjoy a bottle of bubbly, Jules tries to convince Laurie that there is no such thing as karma. As she pops the cork, it bounces off the cabinet and hits Big Tippi, NOOOOOOO! May Big Tippi rest in peace…

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Losing Big Tippi, makes Bobby feel even worse about not being able to give grandpappy a proper send off. Travis tries to help Bobby get over his fear of roller coasters by simulating a ride. It doesn’t go very well and Bobby is still terrified of roller coasters.

Andi and Grayson try to get Ellie to break her snark-free day by torturing her with his ridiculous yard sale purchases. She wears a sold-out Rag & Bone long-sleeved houndstooth printed tee. I found the same print in a short-sleeved tee ($62.50) and a shell ($129):

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Ellie realizes that Andy set her up so he could buy loads of yard sale stuff and she couldn’t say anything.

Laurie advises Jules to do a lot of good deeds to make up for her bad deeds, so she spends the day helping others and telling the truth to her clients. She finally thinks she is off the hook, but then a car crashes through her office! Ellie stops by at the perfect moment to see everything go down, but has to leave so she doesn’t break her no snark challenge. She wears an interesting Veronica Beard Stretch Wool Jacket Blazer ($695):

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Ellie gets caught getting her snark-fix on random people in the street by Andy so she will have to wear the sumo suit anyways.

Travis offers to go to the amusement park for Bobby and release grandpappy’s ashes. The whole family comes out to support him and ride the roller coaster with him.

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Now that they group has mourned Big Tippi they are able to welcome the newest member of the gang…Big Sue!

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If you’re feeling a little nostalgic, you can buy your very own Big Joe from Cafepress ($17.99).

What did you think of this week’s Cougar Town?

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