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The Hennessy clan -- mother Cate, daughters Bridget and Kerry, and son Rory -- look to one 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter (original title). Sagal (Screenshot: 8 Simple Rules For Dating My Teenage Daughter) Wikipedia looks at shows throughout history that had to deal with .. I remember this well, it was September 10th, the day after my first son was born. General References Notes/Trivia Quotes Goofs The title refers to the television show 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter starring Katey.
Cate, he's conning us! Those serenading mid-shipmen virgins are all liars. What do you like to do for fun, Maggie? Well, lately, I've been using Ted's personal information to destroy his credit! I am like so back on top with these things! Talk about a "Full House.
I'm writing his book, so no big deal. Kyle and Rory ignore him and continue playing video games Riveted. Ummm, we're having a disagreement. Now tell me, does this paragraph "suck" to you? My bottle, a can of 50 weight oil and Premiere[ edit ] Paul to Kerry: You could have knocked. I thought you couldn't do anything until you had your first cup of coffee! I'm too young to be a grandsister! Kerry, are those my earrings? You forgot about your boyfriend! Stop fighting or I'm going to turn this car right around!
Paul, we're in the living room. It's just a saying. It's a saying in a car! Sex Ed[ edit ] Bridget when she learns Cate is teaching sex education: So, you just say yes without even totally considering how it can completely ruin my life? Bridget, I think it's an honor your mother is going to teach you sexual education. After all, she taught me. Do you guys not understand what situation I am in here? I mean, Donny Doyle's coming in this weekend to see me.
So, people already perceive my dating Donny Doyle as a slap in the face! I mean, you know, he's older and he goes to the naval academy instead of his school, and then Danielle's going to this party this weekend, she's all, "You better be there," and I'm all, "Uh, yeah," but Donny's all, "Oh, no, I don't want to share you," which is actually very sweet when you think about it, but it's just the sort of thing that Danielle's gonna use against me, and then points at Cate you have to go and exacerbate the whole thing by teaching sex ed at my school!
On the bright side, she did say "exacerbate. Why do bad things always happen to me? Nothing bad ever happens to you. Well, Bridget broke up with him [Donny] on that tape. Everyone looks shocked Oh no! I thought everyone knew! Your daughter broke up with our Donny On our video tape? You stole Donny's harmony part?! Donny, you went AWOL? This could have serious consequences! I'd face a thousand firing squads for Bridget! And you realize I'm going to have to tell your parents about this. Oh, no, don't do that!
When Paul is checking messages on the answering machine First Message: Fred and Mary Ellen Doyle You know, you could return one of Fred's calls! I can't talk to you when you're like this! I swear, he would keep calling even if I changed the outgoing message to, "Doyle, you idiot, stop calling! Kept trying to call, but I think something's wrong with your machine. There's something wrong with the answering machine?
Rory, you fixed it! You were in a fight with my dad? It wasn't so much a fight as- Bridget: That is so cool. A battle to the death Cate: Yeah, this is Mrs. The girls arrive downstairs Kerry: Gosh, you are so jealous. Oh, please, I debuted at number two on the hot list. Yeah, but she didn't have to do the things you did to get on it.
The kids try to get Cate's attention, but Cate had just received the heartbreaking news and is in a state of shock Kerry: Mom, what's going on? Grandma and Gramps are here. Is Dad with them? Well, then I really don't give a damn. Paul said he never knew how he did it, he just knew why, he loved his family. Goodbye 2 [ edit ] Cate: Coming to the breakfast table wearing pajamas and black socks?
Asking my oldest daughter if that guy I saw her talking to yesterday at school was her boyfriend? Referring to rapper Fiddy Cent as "Fifty Cents"?
Actually it was a trick question. The answer is all of the above.
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Now do you know how many times I called my father an idiot? Because I feared him. Back then we didn't share our deep personal feelings, our deepest conversations usually revolved around the Tigers bull pen.
But my kids, I can't get them to shut up! There's not a feeling that my kids are afraid to express over and over and over. And my wife reassures me this is a good thing over and over and over, and she's always right. So do I wish that my kids feared me? Well my house would be quieter, and I'd spend a lot less time in the bathroom, but no. Because I know that whenever they insult me whether it's a "You're an idiot," "You're a geek," or an "I hate you," an "I love you" isn't far behind.
And it's the knowledge that my wife and kids love me that makes it safe for me to wear pajamas and black socks to the breakfast table. The last words I said to Dad were, "I hate you.
I think those were the first words you said to him, also. My last words were an insult, too. He was wearing his Michigan sweatshirt with chinos, and I told him there weren't enough Queer Eyes in all of San Francisco to help him. Well, I sent him to the store for milk, so the last thing he heard out of me was, "Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah. I never would've got this far before. Dad would never let me go out like this.
He would've definitely sent me upstairs to change and tell me to cover myself up in some hideous sweater and then give me a one-hour lecture on how I should respect myself and how guys are only out for one thing and I always hated when he did that! I just want my dad back! Is that the dress you bought with my credit card? Yeah, isn't it great! I mean, you have your boob dresses and your good leg dresses and butt dresses, but it's hardly ever you get a good boob-leg-butt dress, you know what I mean?
You are too pretty for this dress. I just think it's for some girl who has to try really hard and you don't. You should respect yourself like was always telling you to.
You deserve the best. You deserve the best too. What Kyle said to you, he meant it. How do you know? Kyle and I went out for a really long time. He never said it to me.
You know a lot of times people take orange balls similar to this one outside and throw them at basketball hoops. Okay, but bring it back.
They mean well, honey. Yeah, I know they mean well, but I'm starting to feel like I'm in some kind of circus where the price of admission is a casserole. Step right up and see the grieving widow. The First Thanksgiving[ edit ] Cate to Rory: What is going on with you and your sisters?
I'm trying to protect them. I'm afraid that they are going to turn into big fat whores! Honey, your job is to be a year-old boy and a pain in the butt.
I can do that! So, that's all you can think of to be thankful for? That you got the good hair? No, I said it's what I'm most thankful for. And, what about you, Cate? What are you thankful for? Well, I'm thankful for my wonderful children, and for my great dad and my mom even though she couldn't be here. 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.
Dates ring the doorbell. No complaining while you're waiting for her. If you're bored, change my oil. If your pants hang off your hips, I'll gladly secure them with my staple gun. Dates must be in crowded public places.
The third season after Ritter's death took a creative turn, revolving more around cousin C. David Spade and grandfather Jim James Garnerthan the immediate Hennessy family, more specifically not revolving around the raising of the Hennessy girls. After the novelty of newly added ensemble characters wore off, the series returned to its original format. Production Ritter's death The first three episodes of the show's second season had been completed when Ritter reportedly suffered an undiagnosed aortic dissection.
After Ritter had experienced discomfort during his rehearsal of the show that afternoon, crew members took him to a nearby Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, where he suddenly died that night following a misdiagnosis of a heart attack. Following Ritter's death, ABC announced that the show would continue after a hiatus, and would incorporate the death of Ritter's character.
The three new episodes that Ritter completed were aired with Sagal introducing them. The show returned two months after Ritter's death, with a one-hour episode, "Goodbye", which was turned into a tribute to Ritter's character. Subsequent episodes dealt with the family's reaction to his death and them moving on from it. The first four post-Ritter episodes were shot without a live audience with James Garner and Suzanne Pleshette guest-starred as Cate's strict parents and David Spade guest-starred as Cate's wayward nephew, C.
Garner and Spade later received starring roles as Ritter's replacement for the rest of the show's broadcast. Third season and cancellation Before Ritter's death, the show 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 show to Friday night at 8: The series' creator and show-runner, 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.
The series plunged to 94th in the ratings. 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. The finale received a 3. A former sports writer who worked from home as a Lifestyle columnist.
Described as being "the master of the double standard", a "Psycho-Dad" as well as a perceived hypocrite who often embarrasses his children, even if he wants what is best for them.
Nonetheless, he loves his children, and wants them to have happy futures. Paul dies in the second season after collapsing in the store while buying milk. Though no real reason is given for why he collapsed, it is believed that it had something to do with his heart, as was the reason for John Ritter's death.
The wife, mother, nurse and easily the most sane and composed person in the family. She takes a nursing job at the kids' school so that she can work standard hours and spend more time with the kids.
Cate starts dating her kids' high school principal, Ed Gibb portrayed by Adam Arkintowards the end of Season 3. It is revealed that during her teens, she was more or less just as popular, scheming and rebellious as Bridget and thus she is usually the first to notice when Bridget is up to something.
She received her middle name "Stinky" as a result of her father promising his best friend he would name one of his children after him after accidentally stabbing him with a bayonet while they were drunk in Korea; to hide this, she claims that the S stands for "Stacy. Bridget is the beautiful, dim-witted oldest child. She is depicted as a stereotypical blonde, a popular bombshell who is preoccupied with her looks, teenage boys and little else. She sometimes displays intelligence or profundity, but these are initially few and far between, yet often poignant.
Her favorite book is J. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye. After her father dies, she starts to mature more. Bridget initially felt guilty about Paul's death because the last words she ever spoke to him were "I hate you" after arguing with him earlier that morning, because he said no to her using the car.
It was revealed in season 2 that Bridget was conceived on a beach.
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She is the middle child, but she's not very happy about it. She is often seen as unattractive when compared to her beautiful older sister, Bridget.
She was accused by Bridget of stealing her ex- boyfriend, Kyle, though it was quite clear that Bridget's actions drove Kyle away.
Kerry is sarcastic, often making snide remarks about essentially everybody, though less to her mother. She is also a passionate activist who cares about animal rights. She lost her virginity to Bruno her boyfriend in Europe later in the third season. She is often annoyed at her sister and is easily upset, yet frequently the two girls team-up against their parents' authority or at the expenses of their younger rascal brother.
Kerry is also very artistic and keeps a sketchbook. After she starts dating Bridget's popular ex-boyfriend Kyle, her own popularity increases, and she begins to act a little more like her older sister. He constantly tattles on his sisters, getting twisted pleasure out of it, as per his remark when he had stirred the pot to his liking: Rory is his father's favorite, being the boy.