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Season Three, Episode Twelve
Directed by Courteney Cox
Written by Peter Saji
Air Date - May 15, 2012 on ABC
Opening Sequence Subtitle: Welcome to Cougarton Abbey
Previous Episode: Down South
Next Episode: It'll All Work Out
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Jules and Grayson are afraid to make the same mistakes of their past relationships; Ellie and Laurie fight over who's the sexiest between them; Bobby enters a "white shirt challenge" with Jules.

Guest Starring[]


  • "Born to Cry" by Devin
  • "Too Soon" by Devin
  • "King of Diamonds" by Motopony
  • "Let's Go Back" by Moon Taxi
  • "Clementine" by Sarah Jaffe
  • "Quiet Night In" by All the Young


Welcome to Cougarton Abbey

  • The "Cougarton Abbey" title card bit is a reference to the Season Three Community premiere, where Abed discovered that Cougar Town is an adaptation of a 1990s (fictitious) British sitcom, Cougarton Abbey. However, Cougarton Abbey only ran for six episodes before being cancelled.[1]
  • Courteney Cox's real-life daughter Coco Riley Arquette has a small cameo as a little girl eating chocolate ice cream while passing by Andy and Bobby.
  • To decide who's messier, Jules and Bobby initiate the "white shirt challenge": first one to have a stain on their shirt looses, no napkins, no mercy. Bobby wins after Grayson accidentally spills a glass of red wine on Jules.
  • Jules hates using sounds in place of words.
  • To discover who is "better at sex", Ellie and Laurie comply lists of sexual partners, find a common partner and ask him who was better. The common partner was Vincent "Vinny" Hawthorne, who awarded the title to Ellie because of her spontaneity.
  • "Cake walk" now means something really difficult.
  • Grayson and others begin walking a lap around the house when upset.

Season Three Episodes

1. "Ain’t Love Strange"
2. "A Mind With a Heart of Its Own"
3. "Lover's Touch"
4. "Full Moon Fever"
5. "A One Story Town"

6. "Something Big"
7. "You Can Still Change Your Mind"
8. "Ways To Be Wicked"
9. "Money Becomes King"
10. "Southern Accents"

11. "Down South"
12. "Square One"
13. "It'll All Work Out"
14/15. "My Life/Your World"