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Cougar Town Marks Its Territory

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cougarNo, Courteney Cox hasn’t gone into a new line of work. This sign—snapped a block and a half from my house—is part of a stealth campaign for Cox’s upcoming ABC sitcom Cougar Town. Cox’s character, besides being an older gal with an eye for the younger fellas, is also a real-estate agent, which career must have seemed pretty hot and au courant… oh, back around the time when “cougars” were still a novel concept.

Given the foot traffic on a sleepy brownstone block, the notion of ABC paying people to stealth-advertise the show this way doesn’t seem like the greatest idea. (Though perhaps a better idea than the show itself, the pilot for which at least is unfunny and more than a little skeevy. And the taste you’ll get by calling the working 877 number isn’t much more promising.)

On the other hand, I did take the picture and write this blog post, so score one for the cougar.