Cougar Town Recap: The Meanest of Them All

This week’s episode of Cougar Town was a welcome rallying cry — there were group high jinks, family feuds, and the warm, funny best friend banter between Jules and Ellie that I so crave. It’s hard to know if the show can bounce back from its low ratings and terrible time slot, but if it does, I’d like to think that it’s because of episodes like these.

It turns out that Ellie is the Snow White to her mom Betsy’s Evil Queen, only it’s more about who can be the meanest than who can be the fairest. It’s not a close contest; Betsy is so cruel she makes Ellie look like a cartoon woodland creature in comparison. She makes a good outward impression (baking delicious blueberry muffins for everyone), but when nobody else is around, Betsy calls Ellie "lesbian legs" and Jules her "white trash sidekick." Everyone else knows that when Ellie calls her mom evil, you agree, but Grayson tells Ellie that Betsy seems sweet. He is subsequently shunned. Read More...


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