8 Simple Rules

Season 3 Episode 6


Aired Friday 8:00 PM Oct 29, 2004 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Kerry doubts Bridget's ability to put together the school's Halloween party as part of her Student Body President duties. Meanwhile C.J. is hired as the party's security guard and sets his sights on catching Rory pulling off a prank, and Jim finds himself under attack by the neighborhood kids when he refuses to hand out candy to the trick-or-treaters.moreless

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  • Bridget has to stop thinking about boys long enough to plan the school's Halloween dance.

    Bridget has to focus on the school's Halloween dance, instead of boys or she might lose her post as class president.

    The guy she likes is at the dance in the same costume as a friend of Carries, and she accidentally kisses the wrong guy.

    Carrie is upset that Bridget's dance was a success, however has a change of heart after seeing who Bridget's serenader is.

    Grandpa and Rory play a joke a CJ.moreless
Katey Sagal

Katey Sagal

Cate Egan Hennessy

David Spade

David Spade

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

Martin Spanjers

Martin Spanjers

Rory Joseph Hennessy

James Garner

James Garner

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

Kaley Cuoco

Kaley Cuoco

Bridget Hennessy

Amy Davidson (I)

Amy Davidson (I)

Kerry Hennessy

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Grandpa Jim: Five bucks to get into a high school dance? You'd think Johnny Mathis was performing.

    • Bridget: Guys, no one is going to think I'm a stripper okay?
      C.J.: Hey look it's Misty, getting ready for her third and final dance on the main stage!

    • Cate: What in God's name are you wearing?
      Bridget: Oh I'm putting together my costume for the Halloween dance.
      Kerry: Oh, so your going as a stripper?
      Bridget: No. I'm a Catholic school girl.
      Rory: Oh...who strips?

    • Cate: What in god's name are you wearing?
      Bridget: Oh, I'm putting together my costume for the halloween dance.
      Kerry: Oh, so you're going as a stripper?

  • NOTES (4)

    • This is the second time Katey Sagal acts in an episode which deals both with Halloween and the Village People. The first time was in a Married... With Children episode called "Take My Wife, Please", where her character Peg, along with Jefferson D'Arcy and her children had to pretend to be the Village People at Marcy D'Arcy's party.

    • This is the second and last Halloween episode of 8 Simple Rules.

    • This episode got a 5.0/9 in the Nielson Ratings. Highest rated "TGIF" show of the night.

    • Tape Date: Friday, September 24, 2004.


    • Jim mentions that he is planning on watching "The Great Escape" on TV. In real life, James Garner played Flight Lt. Hendley "The Scrounger" in the film.