Cate Egan Hennessy
C.J. Barnes (Episodes 40-76; special guest before that, 2004-05)
Rory Joseph Hennessy
Grandpa Jim Egan (Episodes 40-76; special guest before that, 2004-05)
Throughout the whole series, we never get to know what C.J's real name is.
C.J.: (seeing Bridget at school) Whoa whoa whoa, you're coming with me.
C.J.: You sold me out to your mom and now I have to cover detention, you're gonna keep me company.
Bridget: Uh, no no no. It's ditch day and I have bigger plans so sayonara amigo.
C.J.: That's it you've got detention
C.J.: For talking back to a teacher in two different languages.
Bridget: (pushes C.J.) Oh please.
C.J.: (pretends to get hurt) Ahhh my spine! Now you have detention for hurting a teacher's spine.
Bridget: Oh C.J. please everyone knows you don't have a spine.
Kerry: You're just mad I turned you in for smoking.
Ashley: That was you?
Kerry: Second hand smoking kills, I did it for everyone! Oh my god! I am a goodie-two shoes!
Rory: I'm depressed.
Cate: Tell me all about it.
Rory: Where do I start?
Cate: Somewhere near the end.
Kerry: Why did you talk me into this!
Rory: I didn't! You volunteered!
Cate: Who told you?
Bridget: Maybe I'll choose not to tell.
Cate: Fine, don't give me their name. Just give me their initials.
Bridget: Fine. C. J. That's all your getting out of me!
Kerry: What is the definition of a dork?
Grandpa Jim: (Motioning to Rory) You're looking at him.
Grandpa Jim: Hey, don't hate the player, hate the game!
C.J.: Outside of these walls, you do not want to mess with me.
Cate: Outside of these walls, you live in my basement.
C.J.: I think we understand each other.
Ashley: Are you guys going to continue this because if you do, I am going to stick a pencil into my brain to make the sound go away.
C.J.: Here, you know what, do it in the front, it might make you look nicer.
Bridget: Are there anymore big secrets we should know about while we are clearing the air?
Grandpa Jim: Tell them Cate.
Cate: All right. I ate both cinnamon buns.
Bridget: Wow. Mom is offically dating Ed Gibb!
C.J.: He's not going to date her long if she keeps eating those cinnamon buns.
C.J.: (about Cate and Ed) You're evil! You're both evil! It's like an evil unholy love connection!
Cate: (On the phone) That sounds so sexy! Are you eating something?
Ed Gibb: Yes, peanuts.
Cate: Well, you ruined it!
Bridget: What else have you choosen not to tell me, mom? If that's even your name!
Cate: What's that smell?
Rory: Kerry! I told you to take a shower!
Kerry: Put the goat in your room!
Rory: My room? Why my room?
Kerry: Because your room already smells like a barn!
C.J.: Ah! You get a detention for hurting a teacher's spine!
Bridget: Oh come on, everyone knows you don't have a spine.
Bridget: I hate you!
C.J.: Why? Because I'm beautiful?
Kerry: What kind of college is going to accept me with "goat stealer" on my record?
Rory: A baaaaaaaaahhhd one!
Bridget: Look, I'm student body president and if you don't give me your cell phone so I can steal a goat, I can have you arrested.
Ashley: I've been arrested. It's no big deal.
Bridget: Well I can get your picture removed from the yearbook.
(Ashley quckly hands over her cellphone)
For this entire season, Katey Sagal (Cate) won the 2005 Prism Award in the "Performance In A Comedy Series" category.
This episode won the 2005 Sid Caesar Comedy Award.
The reason 8 Simple Rules never got a great sendoff was because Ditch Day was suppose to be a season finale but when the fall schedule for ABC's 05-06 season was revealed 8 Simple Rules was one of the two shows cancelled, as opposed to Jake in Progess and Less Then Perfect, thus ABC ended the show without a proper ending.
Katey Sagal (Cate), Kaley Cuoco (Bridget), Amy Davidson (Kerry) and Martin Spanjers (Rory) are the only actors to appear in every episode of the series. In second place is James Garner (Jim) who appeared in 44 of the 76 episodes of the series.
Katey Sagal (Cate), Kaley Cuoco (Bridget), Amy Davidson (Kerry), Martin Spanjers, (Rory) Billy Aaron Brown (Kyle) and Nikki Danielle Moore (Jenna) are the only actors to appear in all three seasons.
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