This week on CougarTown Courtney Cox and Matthew Perry have a Friends reunion…and could it have been any more AWESOME? (That’s my Chandler for you).
I also loved the Friends nod in the opening credits:
To set up this awesome reunion a few things had to happen, first Jules and Grayson’s (Josh Hopkins) heat gets turned off because Jules went paperless and forgot to pay all of the bills. Because it was so cold, her wedding ring kept falling off. As she is on the phone in the car, her wedding ring falls off and she takes her eyes off the wheel to get it – rear-ending who else but Matthew Perry!
Bobby (Brian Van Holt) gets excited because there is a chance of snow – he gets geared up with a snow suit so he can wake up to a winter wonderland and have a father son snowball fight with Travis (Dan Byrd). Bobby, just come to the Polar Vortex…we have plenty.
We find out that Laurie (Busy Phillips) has a doppelgänger that is getting into high jinks all over town. Ellie (Christa Miller) doesn’t believe this and decides that Laurie has lied about all of her crazy stories and sets out to prove it.
Sam (Matthew Perry) is instantly attracted to Jules and wants to forget the whole accident providing she will go on a date with him (how could she say no with that chemistry?). Since she doesn’t have insurance (because she hasn’t paid the bills) she agrees to the faux date.
We also learn some interesting facts about Laurie – she was conceived in a hottub, pronounced medically dead at least four times, molested by a dolphin, has a friend with robot arms and another with robot legs just to name a few. We seriously need a Laurie spin off backstory show!
After their date, Sam is so smitten with Jules that he proposes to her in the most amazing flashmob proposal ever with a huge engagement ring! Who could say no to that! Nobody apparently, because Jules accepts his proposal even though she is already married!
Even Laurie and Ellie thought it was an amazing proposal, much to Grayson’s chagrin. Jules decides to have dinner with Sam so she can let him down gently. She does this at Grayson’s bar wearing a sold-out floral dress by Jean Paul Gaultier. I found a similar print dress from Dylan & Rose ($34.30):
Just as she tries to let Sam down easy, he brings in his entire family to meet her!
In the meantime, Ellie finds a hole in Laurie’s story, bringing the whole web down and making her look bad in front of everyone. So to make up, Ellie finds her doppelgänger to show that she believes Laurie’s crazy stories. Laurie wears a great stonewashed jean jacket from Paige Denim ($144.99).
Grayson, like the great husband he is, saves Jules by professing his love for Jules and proposing to her in front of everyone. Poor Sam is bummed, but mad that he spent $200,000 on everything (holy crap!). But things work out when Laurie’s doppelgänger steps in and asks him to breakfast. Things are looking up for Sam.
And last but not least, Andy (Ian Gomez) keeps Bobby’s dream alive by making it snow for him with a snow machine! Love it!
What did you think of Courtney and Matt’s reunion?
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