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An American sitcom starring John Ritter most popular before his untimely passing in ran from to on the ABC in America, ABC1 in the UK and. ABC's "8 Simple Rules For Dating My Teenage Daughter" in some ways carries on from where John Ritter left off 18 years ago. Imagine if. 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter (original title) . Katey Sagal and Amy Davidson in 8 Simple Rules () John Ritter and Katey Sagal in 8.
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.
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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. 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.
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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.
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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. Of course you can.
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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. 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 expense 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. He becomes involved in money-making schemes with C. He is commonly seen playing in the living room and mentions wanting a monkey, which he once had by trading some of his father's baseball cards; the monkey was later traded for a guitar, which was short-lived, as Rory annoyed the family with it.
He also delights in showing his friends the private aspects of his sister Bridget's life, mentioning once that his friends looted Bridget's underwear drawer. Rory was hit hard by Paul's death and ended up punching a hole in his wall out of anger, cutting his hand. He covered for it saying he burnt it taking a casserole out of the oven.
After he enters high school, Rory matures, leaving C. 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 Warand 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, but Rory said that was untrue.
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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 Arkinis the principal of the local high school. He and Cate knew each other in high school, and even dated. When discussing it, their 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 Corteseis 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 —is 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. Missy Kleinfeld, portrayed by Daniella Monet —is Rory's love interest in season two. She has a sister, Sissy Elena Lyonswho likes C. 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.