Comedy Clicks USA Edition -Cougar Town

Welcome to a brand new feature on The Phoenix Remix called Comedy Clicks. Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best sitcoms and comedy shows from both the UK and the USA.

Today we will be looking at a US sitcom that was a successful hit for Courtney Cox and lead to 6 seasons of fun – Cougar Town 

 

Opening Titles / Theme Tune

The producers wanted the opening titles to be different and to set the show apart as moth sitcoms are set in either LA or New York, not Florida. That is why there is a map, to emphaise this.

About the Show

Summary of Plot 

A recently divorced woman decides to find some excitement in her dating life.

Number of Seasons / Episodes 

6 seasons

Characters:

Courtney Cox – Jules Cobb

Christa Miller – Ellie Torres

Busy Philipps – Laurie Keller

Dan Byrd – Travis Cobb

Josh Hopkins – Grayson Ellis

Ian Gomez – Any Torres

Brian Van Holt – Bobby Cobb

Trivia

+  Scrubs plays a constant joke throughout the show as one of the creators, Bill Lawrence created Scrubs and his wife Christa Miller is in both shows.

+ In 2010 Bill Lawrence was debating about calling the show a different name and some of the other suggestions were ‘Friends and Family’, ‘The End of the Street’ and ‘Neighbourhooding’

+ After the first episode the creators realised that the woman dating a younger bloke wasnt really working as a core aspect of the show and started to focus more on the stories around the friends and family, so the cougar name doesn’t have much of a reference throughout.

+ Cougar Town is also a Friends family affair to as most of the main cast apart from David Schimmer and Matt Le Blanc have appeared.

Classic Clips 

Season 1 best bits

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