8 Simple Rules


Season 3, Ep 8, Aired 11/12/04
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  • Episode Description
  • Everyone in the Hennessy family fears the ringing of the phone when they all find themselves keeping secrets from one-another. Rory refuses to divulge the identity of the student responsible for bullying and beating him up at school, which leads Principal Gibb (Adam Arkin) on a mission to find the culprit and tell Cate; Bridget and Kerry use fake IDs to get into a club, where Bridget meets a cute guy and gives him her phone number -- before discovering that he's a cop (Colby Donaldson, "Survivor"); Cate doesn't want the family to know that Bridget's tennis coach, Scott (Dan Cortese), is in hot pursuit to get her to go out on a date with him; and C.J. is distracted and forgets to pick up Rory's pain medication, which leads the pharmacist to call the house to find out if Rory's OKmoreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Katey Sagal

    Cate Egan Hennessy

  • David Spade

    C.J. Barnes (Episodes 40-76; special guest before that, 2004-05)

  • Martin Spanjers

    Rory Joseph Hennessy

  • James Garner

    Grandpa Jim Egan (Episodes 40-76; special guest before that, 2004-05)

  • Kaley Cuoco

    Bridget Hennessy

  • Fan Reviews (14)
  • The funniest around!

    By xxxkelxxx, Feb 18, 2007

  • Possibly one of third's seasons best!

    By teenage_fanatic, Mar 26, 2007


    By Bagginski, May 27, 2007

  • the best episode ever

    By daniellejessica, Sep 06, 2007

  • I love this episode...

    By stitch_lover, Jul 19, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (31)

    • Jim: (To Cate) Wait, he's the one who likes you? Then why'd I hit Gibb? Ed: Yeah, Gibb didn't do anything!

    • Cate: (lividly) And you, C.J.! I gave you one job! To go to the pharmacy--- C.J.: I did, but it was closed! Because I stopped at a bar for a few minutes. Cate: (fuming) You went to a bar? Instead of taking care of Rory? This must have been some very special bar. C.J.: Please don't ask me what kind of bar it is. It's a little embarrassing in front of everyone.

    • Cate: Honey, why is your tongue blue? C.J., what have you been giving him? C.J.: Other, medicine I have... Cate: How many did you take? Rory: About twenty-three? Cate: WHAT!?

    • Grandpa Jim: So I hit your boss... Cate: For no reason! Grandpa Jim: Okay, so my intelligence was a little shaky, but people go to war with a lot less reliable information.

    • Kerry: He still so wants to date her. Bridget: Ugh. I could never date anyone who wore that much corduroy.

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    Notes (3)

    • Re-airing again: Friday, July 15, 2005 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

    • Tape Date: Friday, October 15, 2004.

    • Re-aired: Friday, January 28, 2005 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

    Trivia (6)

    • Kerry says that Sean knew they had fake IDs and was going to call Cate. But when the bouncer asked for their IDs, Sean called Bridget, C.J.. Meaning that he still thought that they were adults.

    • Since C.J. is his initials, instead of his name, the name C.J. should not be on his driver's license.

    • The attic has a different layout than in the previous episode "The Story of Anne Frank and Skeevy"

    • Kerry said that she couldn't pass for someone much older than 21, when in reality Amy Davidson is really a 25 year old playing a 17 year old.

    • Since C.J. did not pick up Rory's pain killers, he gave Rory candy instead. He never said what kind of candy it was, but since Rory claimed it had an "M" on it, it was most likely "M&Ms" that C.J. was giving Rory.

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