8 Simple Rules

8 simple rules
paul meets his match (11/28)

Continuing today is the successful comedy series centring around the Hennessy family, starring the late John Ritter as family patriarch Paul and Katey Sagal as mum Cate.

When Cate goes back to work full-time, Paul stays at home to raise their teenage daughters Bridget and Kerry, and son Rory. Paul soon feels overwhelmed with the task and, drawing on his days as a sports writer, begins to write a regular column called ‘8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter’. The rules include “Bring her home late, there’s no next date” and “Only delivery men honk –dates ring the doorbell… once!”

Today, Paul makes friends with his new editor, Nick, when they realise that they are both fathers of teenage girls. But Paul is alarmed to discover that he has something else in common with Nick – they both have reputations as overprotective ‘psycho dads’. Meanwhile, as the family prepares to celebrate Thanksgiving, Paul forbids Bridget and Kerry from inviting their boyfriends.

8 simple rules
give it up (10/28)

Continuing today is the comedy series centring around the Hennessy family, starring the late John Ritter as family patriarch Paul and Katey Sagal as mum Cate.

When Cate goes back to work, Paul stays at home to raise their teenage daughters Bridget and Kerry, and son Rory. Paul soon feels overwhelmed with the task and begins to write a regular column called ‘8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter’. The rules include “Bring her home late, there’s no next date” and “Only delivery men honk –dates ring the doorbell… once!”

In today’s episode, the Hennessy family are finding it impossible to agree on where to go on holiday. Paul wants to go to the cabin on the lake, but Cate wants to take the family to visit her parents in Sarasota. Bridget fancies the Mall of America, while Rory votes for astronaut camp and Kerry just wants to stay at home.

Paul comes up with a creative way of making the decision, announcing that everyone in the family has to give up their bad habits for a week – whoever succeeds gets to choose the holiday destination. Can Cate give up coffee? Will Bridget be able to survive without the phone? Can Rory stop being a tell-tale, Paul give up the TV remote and Kerry drop the sarcasm? It can’t be long before someone breaks…

8 simple rules
by the book (8/28)

Continuing today is the successful comedy series centring around the Hennessy family, starring the late John Ritter as family patriarch Paul and Katey Sagal as mum Cate.

When Cate goes back to work full-time, Paul stays at home to raise their teenage daughters Bridget and Kerry, and son Rory. Paul soon feels overwhelmed with the task and, drawing on his days as a sports writer, begins to write a regular column called ‘8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter’. The rules include “Bring her home late, there’s no next date” and “Only delivery men honk –dates ring the doorbell… once!”

In today’s episode, Paul discovers that Bridget and Kerry are lying about their sleepover to go to a concert, so he turns to a parenting book given to him by Cate many years earlier. Paul uses the book’s tips on reverse psychology to sabotage the girls’ plans, but when Bridget and Kerry get hold of the book he has been using, they turn it against him –provoking a battle of wits.

8 simple rules
trick or treehouse (7/28)

Continuing today is the successful comedy series centring around the Hennessy family, starring the late John Ritter as family patriarch Paul and Katey Sagal as mum Cate.

When Cate goes back to work full-time, Paul stays at home to raise their teenage daughters Bridget and Kerry, and son Rory. Paul soon feels overwhelmed with the task and, drawing on his days as a sports writer, begins to write a regular column called ‘8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter’. The rules include “Bring her home late, there’s no next date” and “Only delivery men honk –dates ring the doorbell… once!”

In today’s episode, Paul wants the family to get together for one last Halloween camp-out in the old treehouse, but Bridget, Kerry and Rory all have their own plans. The three kids club together to come up with a way to tell their dad they do not want to spend Halloween with him –but how will Paul take the news?

8 simple rules
cheerleader (6/28)

Continuing today is the successful comedy series centring around the Hennessy family, starring the late John Ritter as family patriarch Paul and Katey Sagal as mum Cate.

When Cate goes back to work full-time, Paul stays at home to raise their teenage daughters Bridget and Kerry, and son Rory. Paul soon feels overwhelmed with the task and, drawing on his days as a sports writer, begins to write a regular column called ‘8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter’. The rules include “Bring her home late, there’s no next date” and “Only delivery men honk –dates ring the doorbell… once!”

In today’s episode, Bridget and Kerry clash over an opening on the cheerleading squad when a spot becomes available. Bridget informs her sister that she does not have what it takes to be a cheerleader –only to be gobsmacked when Kerry wins a place on the team. Meanwhile, Paul faces an uphill battle to get Rory interested in books instead of computer games.

8 simple rules
son-in-law (5/28)

Continuing today is the successful comedy series centring around the Hennessy family, starring the late John Ritter as family patriarch Paul and Katey Sagal as mum Cate.

When Cate goes back to work full-time, Paul stays at home to raise their teenage daughters Bridget and Kerry, and son Rory. Paul soon feels overwhelmed with the task and, drawing on his days as a sports writer, begins to write a regular column called ‘8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter’. The rules include “Bring her home late, there’s no next date” and “Only delivery men honk –dates ring the doorbell… Once!”

In today’s episode, Paul is ecstatic when Bridget’s new boyfriend not only turns out to be the high-school basketball star but also has a famous father in the form of baseball legend Steve ‘Canned Heat’ Smith (played by guest star Terry Bradshaw, a former quarterback with the Pittsburgh Steelers in the NFL). Meanwhile, Kerry gets frustrated that Paul still thinks of her as a little girl, rather than a teenager who is ready for the dating world.

8 simple rules
wings (4/28)

Continuing today is the successful comedy series centring around the Hennessy family, starring the late John Ritter as family patriarch Paul and Katey Sagal as mum Cate.

When Cate goes back to work full-time, Paul stays at home to raise their teenage daughters Bridget and Kerry, and son Rory. Paul soon feels overwhelmed with the task and, drawing on his days as a sports writer, begins to write a regular column called ‘8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter’. The rules include “Bring her home late, there’s no next date” and “Only delivery men honk –dates ring the doorbell… Once!”

In today’s episode, Bridget takes drastic measures when an overprotective Paul keeps coming up with excuses to delay her from taking her driving test. Meanwhile, after convincing a less-than-confident Kerry that she has the talent to enter an art competition, Paul is shocked when her submission is rejected.

8 simple rules
bridget’s first job (3/28)

Continuing today is this successful comedy about the Hennessy family, starring the late John Ritter (‘Three’s Company’) as family patriarch Paul, and Katey Sagal (‘Married… with Children’, ‘Futurama’) as mum Cate.

When Cate goes back to work full-time, Paul takes on the role of raising their teenage daughters, Bridget (Kaley Cuoco, ‘Charmed’) and Kerry (Amy Davidson), and son Rory (Martin Spanjers). Paul soon feels overwhelmed and, drawing on his days as a sports writer, begins to write a regular column based on the concept: 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter. The rules include “Bring her home late, there’s no next date” and “Only delivery men honk. Dates ring the doorbell. Once.”

In today’s episode, Paul tells Bridget to get a job and learn how to be fiscally responsible, after seeing how much money she spends on keeping up with the latest fashions. But when she lands a job at a trendy clothing store that offers its workers a 40 per cent discount, Paul and Cate begin to worry that she may not be learning the true value of a dollar.

8 simple rules
wall of shame (2/28)

Continuing today is this successful comedy about the Hennessy family, starring the late John Ritter (‘Three’s Company’) as family patriarch Paul, and Katey Sagal (‘Married… with Children’, ‘Futurama’) as mum Cate.

When Cate goes back to work full-time, Paul takes on the role of raising their teenage daughters, Bridget (Kaley Cuoco, ‘Charmed’) and Kerry (Amy Davidson), and son Rory. Paul soon feels overwhelmed and, drawing on his days as a sports writer, begins to write a regular column based on the concept: 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter. The rules include “Bring her home late, there’s no next date” and “Only delivery men honk. Dates ring the doorbell. Once.” Later in the series, James Garner (‘The Rockford Files’, ‘Maverick’) makes an appearance as Cate’s cantankerous dad, Jim.

In today’s episode, Paul’s hopes of watching a football game on TV are dented when he has to keep an eye on the kids. Before long, Kerry is at loggerheads with her father over her latest cause –the plight of circus animals –and Bridget is accused of shoplifting at the local pharmacy.

8 simple rules
pilot (1/28)

Beginning today is this successful comedy about the Hennessy family, starring the late John Ritter (‘Three’s Company’) as family patriarch Paul, and Katey Sagal (‘Married… with Children’, ‘Futurama’) as mum Cate.

When Cate goes back to work full-time, Paul takes on the role of raising their teenage daughters, Bridget (Kaley Cuoco, ‘Charmed’) and Kerry (Amy Davison), and son Rory. Paul soon feels overwhelmed and, drawing on his days as a sports writer, begins to write a regular column based on the concept: 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter. The rules include “Bring her home late, there’s no next date” and “Only delivery men honk. Dates ring the doorbell. Once.” Later in the series, James Garner (‘The Rockford Files’, ‘Maverick’) makes an appearance as Cate’s cantankerous dad, Jim.

In today’s opening episode, Bridget’s new flame –the son of Paul’s colleague –turns out to be a heartbreaker; and Paul and Cate are baffled when honour student Kerry is suspended from school.

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