8 Simple Rules

Season 2 Episode 12


Aired Friday 8:00 PM Jan 27, 2004 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Rory steals a police dog when he hears about CJ's glory days of stealing his old school mascot, but Cate is shocked when the dog finds marijuana in Kerry's backpack. Cate thinks Kerry's using drugs because of her father's death, but it's really just teenage rebellion. Meanwhile, Bridget gets brought home by the police for not wearing a helmet on her boyfriend's motorcycle, after Cate telling her she has to.moreless

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  • perfect

    Rory steals a police dog to try and earn himself a title in school as a legend. Bridgit refuses to wear a helmet when on her boyfriend's motorcycle. The police dog, who sniffs drugs, finds marijuana in Kerry's backpack. All her children are getting in trouble, what is Kate to do?

    Good episode. My favorite part was CJ asking if Kate was glad CJ brought the dog home, after finding weed, and Kate's dad getting in trouble at the end because glaucoma being illegal in Michigan. Good episode, I thought, I liked it a lot, definite A+ grade for sure.moreless
  • One of my favorites for season two!

    This is an extremely pleasurable episode! I recommend it to anyone who hasn't seen it yet.


    1) I loved the plot in this episode. I love the idea of how Rory stole the drug dog and then discovered that Kerry has drugs in her bag.

    2) Loved the whole Kerry/drug deal thing, it was interesting and neat to watch.

    3) The thing with Bridget trying to be a "biker chick" was funny.

    4) I liked how the grandpa had to cover C.J. and pretended the marijuana was some medication, and then found out that was illegal in front of the cop.


    1) I didn't like how they ended it, with Rory getting a reward in the end. That didn't seem right.

    Overall, incredible episode!moreless
  • Cate realizes all her kids have changed. A pretty good episode! So funny!

    A really funny and cute episode about Rory who is keeping the secret of having a missing drug dog in the house, and Bridget who is going on motor cycles without her helmet on, and Kerry who is caught with pot in her bagpack. This episode was really shocking when the drug dog finds the pot in Kerry's bag. I gasped to death. (Well, not as much as I gasped when I found out about John's death)

    Loved it. So funny. :Dmoreless
Stephen Clark

Stephen Clark

Channel 7 News reporter

Guest Star

Phill Lewis

Phill Lewis

Police Officer

Guest Star

David Spade

David Spade


Special Guest Star

Billy Aaron Brown

Billy Aaron Brown


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • When the cop brings Bridget home, CJ puts the joint into his shirt pocket. When Buzzkill attacks CJ, the cop removes the joint from inside CJ's shirt.

  • QUOTES (19)

    • after Cate finds pot on Kerry
      C.J.: I bet your glad he jacked the pooch now, huh?

    • C.J.: (about Kyle) Is that your boyfriend?
      Kerry: I don't know
      C.J.: He looks familiar. I think I used to hang out with his brother.

    • Kerry (after she sneaks out) She's upset?
      C.J.: Well it's not like you're trapped in a well but yeah.

    • Kerry: I can't get my license?! Why?
      Cate: Why? Why? Because I'm your mother that's why!

    • Cate: Bridget, are those new pants?
      Bridget: Yes, aren't they cute?
      Cate: Yeah. How did you pay for them?
      Bridget: Umm with your credit card. Don't you remember? 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.J. saying you're so wannabe without the leathers and my judgement said you don't want to be a wannabe and I thought judgement you are so right!
      C.J.: That made no sense but at least you had the presence of mind to drag me into it.

    • Bridget: What up, smokey?
      Kerry: Can't do any better than that?
      Bridget: What's up, pot smoker?

    • Cate: You are in so much trouble!
      Bridget: What? Mom, don't you have to deal with Kerry and her friends? Mari, Juan, and Ana? (Winks)

    • Jim: (To C.J.) Bout time you showed up. Here we are worried sick trying to find Kerry, and you're out... (Kerry comes in) finding Kerry. Good job.
      C.J.: It kills you to say that!
      Jim: Like swallowing fire!

    • Bridget: First, can we talk about why Buzzkill's in our house?
      C.J.: Because he's old, honey, and has no place to go.

    • Cate: C.J. what did we say about taunting Grandpa?
      C.J.: Not to do it.

    • C.J.: You know what I became known as?
      Rory: The guy that stole the duck?
      C.J.: Ya heard of me!

    • Cate: Go to your room
      Jim: That's it? You're not gonna punish her?
      Cate: I have to pick my battles, if I grounded her for everything, she'd never leave the house.
      C.J.: So what are you grounded for, Grandpa?

    • (C.J. is telling Rory about his animal stealing days)
      C.J.: It was an alligator.
      Rory: No it wasn't.
      C.J.: It was a cougar.
      Rory: No it wasn't.
      C.J.: It was a duck.

    • Kerry: How did you know I was here?
      C.J.: Teenage girl. Mall. Not exactly a Rubik's cube.

    • Cate: Rory, go return the dog.
      Rory: I'll do it tonight. I can't be seen in broad daylight with the evidence. I'll go to jail and wind up some guy's tasty little sweet thang.

    • Cate: Dad, what did we say about hitting C.J. with your cane?
      Jim: Not to do it. It's cause of him I'm using the damn cane, tripping over his damn extension cord, bruising my hip. Now I can't stand up. I can't walk.
      Cate: Dad, let's be positive. There must be something you can do.
      Jim: I can plot my revenge.

    • Rory: I'm tired of being skinny. Chicks hate skinny guys.
      C.J.: Hey, I'm skinny.
      Rory: I know.

    • C.J.: Theres a bug in your teeth and a cricket in your hair.

    • Cate: You want me to come down hard on her. You want me to go easy. I would just like to know what's going on inside my good child.
      C.J.: The thief, the druggie, or the biker chick?

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