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Paul has just kicked Kyle out of the house leaving Bridget home for the night. John Ritter, Katey Sagal, Kaley Cuoco. Rory Hennessy: Oh you know that guy Jason you went on a date with?. 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teeenage Daughter: Criag Sjodin on the usual poor-taste, banal running gag about how ”hot” Bridget is. The Hennessy clan -- mother Cate, daughters Bridget and Kerry, and son Rory -- look 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter (original title) .. Paul each looking at Bridget's or Kerry's new date one at a time (the scene is viewed.
That's what I'm thankful for. We should be celebrating. Your sister got the lead in Aren't you a little old to be playing with a dummy? Aren't you a little old? Cate finds a sullen Bridget in the attic Cate: I thought I heard something up here.
What are you doing? Reading The Diary of Anne Frank. Mom, I don't think I can do this. Well, honey, when you get to a word you don't know, just sound it out. I mean, how could I have taken on the role of Anne Frank?
She's just so incredibly wise and brave. I mean, I came up here to see what it was like to be her. I just can't do her justice. Of course you can. I know you never see this side of me, but it's true. Sometimes I can be a little bit superficial. I'm just not Anne material. Think I should quit? Because it's not like I'd be letting anybody down.
There are tons of girls that could do a way better job than I can. I should quit, right? I don't wanna quit. But I don't wanna embarrass myself. I don't wanna embarrass you either. Oh, that's just crazy, honey.
But do you want to quit? I don't know what else to do. I'm out of my depth. Wow, you really did read the book. I don't think you should quit. I think you can do it. I know you can do it. It just doesn't seem right that I play Anne. I mean, we have a nice attic, and a nice house I can go to sleep at night when it's dark, in a warm bed I can leave whenever I want I don't know, my life is easy. I just have not experienced that kind of hardship.
Well, I can't imagine anyone playing the part has that kind of experience, but an actor finds things to draw on. You know, you have had your share of sadness.
Dad, don't go looking for trouble! I've got this friend who keeps showing up when he's not wanted. Ask him to leave. He doesn't have any ears.
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I mean he shows up all the time. He's there in the morning. He's there in the shower. I understand why he's there when Missy Kleinfeld walks by. But Hunter and I were have cheeseburgers and he was there too. You know when I was your age, my friend kept showing up too. We were like Hope and Crosby. You do realize I'm talking about my— Jim: We're talking about the same thing, son. What you're going through is perfectly normal. How can this be normal? I can barely walk. See this is what happens with a boy your age.
Well, in time it will pass. Usually when you get married it will go away completely. So what am I supposed to do in the meantime? Well try to avoid any situations where your friend, you know, tada. You know I'm always telling you to stand up straight, don't hunch over and get your hands out of your pockets.
Well hunch over and put them back in.
Bridget, you're not going back to that job. You're not my parent. You're supposed to give me money and presents and be cute. Get Real[ edit ] C.
Is that my Gampy? Is that my Gampa? Jim stares at him Please, don't get up. You told Rory he could get a girl to like him by practicing kissing on another girl? I told him to practice. But I meant on his hand or in the mirror or on plush toys.
You kiss plush toys? No, you kiss plush toys. You look me in the eye and you tell me the truth. Why did it take so long to come pay your respects to your Uncle Paul? You know he was the only guy who said I'd be somebody and I never was. I almost called him one time when I was running the Tilt-A-Whirl but all the parents freaked out because I was dialing instead of "paying attention" to their kids. Bridget, are those new pants? Yes, aren't they cute? How did you pay for them? Umm, with your credit card.
You said Lulu's is having a sale on towels can you go buy some for the guest bathroom use your own judgement. So on the way to the towels I saw these leather pants that were on sale and I remembered C. That made no sense, but at least you had the presence of mind to drag me into it. Dad, what did we say about hitting C.
Not to do it. Jeremy, portrayed by Jonathan Taylor Thomasis Bridget's tutor and eventual boyfriend. He is considered a nerd at school, and because of this, Bridget at first denies her interest in him by saying it was only because he was her tutor.
He was a white boy who spoke like a black rapperoften resulting in confusion.
In "Cool Parent", he is shown to play lacrosse. Maggie shares the same sensitive, moody nature as Kerry. However, it appears from a conversation between Ed Gibb and Cate that Cate was the smarter one, as well as being more popular. Fred Doyle, portrayed by John Ratzenbergeris a persistent and over-friendly neighbor of the Hennessys, and husband of Mary Ellen portrayed originally by Shelley Long and then by Cindy Williams.
He is the father of Donald "Donny" Doyle, who has dated Bridget for some time. Fred was the head of the neighborhood watchand his family is revealed as religious when Bridget claims she is going over for Bible study in an episode in season two. Crupp, portrayed by Suzy Nakamurais a math teacher from school. Damian, portrayed by Paul Wesleyis Bridget's ex-boyfriend. He appeared in two episodes. Laura, portrayed by Suzanne Pleshetteis Cate's mother.
Ritter's death[ edit ] The first three episodes of the series' second season had been completed when Ritter experienced discomfort during a rehearsal on the afternoon of September 11, The three new episodes that Ritter completed were aired with Sagal introducing them. Subsequent episodes dealt with the family's reaction to his death and how they moved on from it. The first four post-Ritter episodes were shot without a live audience with James Garner and Suzanne Pleshette guest-starring as Cate's strict parents and David Spade guest-starring as Cate's wayward nephew, C.
Garner and Spade later received starring roles in order to fill the void left by Ritter for the remainder of the series' run. Third season and cancellation[ edit ] Before Ritter's death, 8 Simple Rules ranked 42nd in the Nielsen ratings. After Ritter's death, it had slipped to 50th, but was renewed for a third season, in which ABC moved the series to Friday at 8: The series' creator and showrunner, Tracy Gamble, left the series for a time over creative differences prior to the third season, but he later returned as a consulting producer midway through the third season.
Even before the third-season finale's airing, rumors began circulating that 8 Simple Rules was facing cancellation due to Ritter's death and poor ratings. The Friday night "death slot" ratings took their toll on 8 Simple Rules.
The third-season finale was not aired for May sweeps.Paul Wesley 8 simple rules 2x01 - Premiere
The finale received a 3. The series was removed from the network's lineup in Inthe show began airing in the UK on the Disney Channelwhich was edited for children's viewing. The series was shown on both these channels full uncut, despite the fact it was shown pre-watershed 9. However, Rory still had his moments. Jim Egan, portrayed by James Garner —is Cate's father.
Jim served in the Korean War and is proud of his service he angers whenever it is mentioned as a "police action". He is very protective of the family. He often sneaks away to smoke tobacco.
He is divorced, having formerly resided in Florida before moving into Cate's basement and often used to try to beat C. He takes pride in C. Barnes, portrayed by David Spade —is Cate's nephew.
He was once in the Army and claims to have studied aerial photography during the Gulf War, and to have received a Purple Heart in combat, which is in complete contrast with his generally childish attitude.
He is a teacher at the school and often pursues women, albeit unsuccessfully. He reveals to them that he was ashamed that he did not live up to be the person Paul had once said he would be and avoided them because of that. He lives along with his grandfather, Jim, in the basement having previously lived in a van, which was burned by that same grandfather. He once dated Mrs. Krupp, his cousins' Kerry and Bridget math teacher, but he ended up cheating on her with his ex-girlfriend Cheryl. He once revealed that his first initial stands for Corey while trying to get a woman to go out with him to Rory's girlfriend's sister Sissy, but Rory said that was untrue.
CJ previously smoked marijuana heavily and in fact used to smoke with Kyle's older brotherbut at the start of his appearances, he claims not to have touched it in two years he originally claimed it was five, though he relented after Jim expressed disbelief. He is often seen spending time with Rory when not with either Kerry or Bridget.
His father, Tommy, used to work with Paul. Ed Gibb, portrayed by Adam Arkin, is the principal of the local high school. He and Cate knew each other in high school, and even dated. When discussing it, his and Cate's account of their first romantic encounter varied, with either believing they had more self-control and admitting to the other that they liked the other as just friends. Despite this, they have had some very intimate moments.
Coach Scott, portrayed by Dan Cortese, is a high school coach on whom Bridget had a crush. He likes Cate, and Cate initially likes him, but then discovers Bridget's crush, which causes her to deny Scott's romantic advances towards her.
Jenna Sharpe, portrayed by Nikki Danielle Moore — Paul's boss Nick's daughter, and one of Bridget's rivals, who later becomes her friend. She has a younger sister, Rachael Nicole Mansourwho is a friend of Kerry.
Jeremy, portrayed by Jonathan Taylor Thomas —is Bridget's tutor and eventual boyfriend. He is considered a nerd at school, and because of this, Bridget at first denies her interest in him by saying it was only because he was her tutor.
He was a white boy who spoke like a black rapper, often resulting in confusion. It is revealed in "Cool Parent" that he plays lacrosse. Maggie shares the same sensitive, moody nature as Kerry. However it appears from a conversation between Ed Gibb and Cate that Cate was the smarter one as well as being more popular. Fred Doyle, portrayed by John Ratzenbergeris a persistent and over-friendly neighbor of the Hennessys, and husband of Mary Ellen portrayed originally by Shelley Long and then by Cindy Williams.
He is the father of Donald "Donny" Doyle who has dated Bridget for some time.