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'Cougar Town' pays tribute to 'Spaced'

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The cast of Cougar Town

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Cougar Town paid tribute to the British sitcom Spaced in a recent episode.

Entertainment Weekly reports that the ABC series featured a finger gun shoot-out inspired by a similar moment in Spaced.

Cougar Town's executive producers Bill Lawrence and Kevin Biegel explained that they included the reference because they are fans of the show.

"We are both self-proclaimed TV nerds and Spaced is such an awesome show that we wanted to give it a 'shout-out'," they said. "Plus it was easier than writing our own joke."

Meanwhile, Spaced star Simon Pegg wrote on Twitter: "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. That was always our motto."

Cougar Town continues on Wednesdays at 9.30/8.30c on ABC.
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