8 Simple Rules

Season 3 Episode 4

Out of the Box

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Oct 15, 2004 on ABC
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Out of the Box
Kerry is livid when Bridget unintentionally makes a mockery out of her art project at the mall. But she quickly forgets about Bridget when fellow artist and young hottie Tyler asks her out on a date. However Tyler's intentions may not be completely genuine. Meanwhile, while C.J. finds himself striking out at speed dating, Jim discovers that he's a hit with the ladies-which further humiliates his socially inept grandson.moreless

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  • A well done episode!

    This episode was quite well done! I'm just getting a little sick of how often in repeats in my area though.


    1) It was really funny! There are many memorable jokes in this episode! Like C.J. calling sprinkles 'sprinkies' and Rory calling Spaggetti 'psgetti'.

    2) The plot weaved nicely together, how in the end, Bridget and Kerry end up dating the same guy.

    3) I liked how they made this episode on how Kerry always feels left out because of Bridget. It's about time they focused larger on this topic.

    4) I adored the speed dating thing with C.J. in this episode! Where girls would come up and end their speed date not even 30 seconds into the date! I also love 'enough with the bells!' 'there's no bell.'


    1) Bridget, acted out by Kaley Cuoco, didn't do as good a job in this episode. She seemed more blond and ditzy, even more then normal for her!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 (4)

    • When Tyler gets into the box Kerry closes and locks it but when the camera faces the box there is no lock. We then see Kerry lock the box again but there are not two locks

    • Tyler never tells Bridget his last name, but she recognizes it immediately upon Kerry's mention.

    • Jim (who's lived in the area for less than a year) states that Tyler McBain gave him $50 to polish a box "a couple of years ago" (which is when the pertinent exhibit was on display).

    • In the kitchen when Kerry and Bridget realise they have met the same boy, when Kerry says if it was Tyler McBain, in the next scene you can see her mouth saying McBain, but you don't hear it.

  • QUOTES (20)

    • Kerry: You're the best sister.
      Bridget: I know, and I promise not to be so obvious about it.

    • C.J.: How long have you been there?
      Grandpa Jim: Oh, somewhere between 'How you doing babe,' and 'You put the fizzle in my dizzle.'

    • Kerry: Maybe I should just install a big silver pole in here!
      Bridget: Now you're talking!

    • Kerry: Is there any part of my life you don't want to take from me?
      Bridget: I don't want your hair!

    • C.J.: I hope I'm still getting dates when I'm [Grandpa Jim's] age.
      Rory: I hope you get a date before you're his age.

    • Kerry: I'm the world's biggest hypocrite! I sold out everything I believe in for a guy!
      Bridget: Oh Kerry! We are sisters!

    • Rory: I never called [sprinkles] "sprinkies."
      Grandpa Jim: Yes you did! You think I'm going to forget the cute things my grandson said?
      C.J.: (Running past Rory and Grandpa Jim) Take my place at speed dating, I'm on fire! Oh, sprinkies!
      Grandpa Jim: Or maybe it was him...

    • Kerry: It's art, not a magic trick.
      Bridget: I don't know, you sure made the people disappear!

    • Cate: Just imagine for a minute that you're Kerry, how would you feel?
      Bridget: Oh my god! I would have the hottest sister on earth!

    • Bridget: Look, there it is. (refering to Kerry's box) Do you want to go in it?
      Tyler: What? No, putting a man in the box would ruin the whole...
      Bridget: I meant together.
      Tyler: Yeah, okay.

    • Bridget: You know, we don't say this to a lot of guys but...
      Kerry: (locks box Tyler is in) ...we really got you!

    • CJ: I'm serious, I want advice.
      Bridget: What's in it for me?
      CJ: First, if I get a date I'll be around here less. Second...
      Bridget: Sold!

    • CJ: Listen, I'm doing this speed-dating thing and since you and I are the two most successful daters in the house...
      Bridget: When was your last date?
      CJ: ...Anyway, listen; I could use your advice.
      Bridget: Change the pants, lose the beard, get a job, oh, and use a moisturiser.

    • CJ: Hey, can I talk to you for a second?
      Bridget: Wait, this is very important; I'm playing match the butt to the teenage star...ten out of ten, I'm like a butt genius!

    • Kerry: Over there Grandpa, you missed a spot...To the left, no, to my left!!
      Jim: Well, don't get snippy. You know in my day woman were oppressed but they didn't go down to the mall and shout about it, No, they ironed and drank in secret and everyone was happy, I know I was.

    • Kate: CJ, speed-dating sounds like something for desperate people who want to have a relationship without really wanting to get to know each other.
      CJ: Hey, you don't have to sell me on it; I'm there!

    • Kate: What are you doing?
      CJ: Filling out a questionnaire for speed-dating.
      Jim: Speed-dating?
      CJ: Basically you sit at a table at the mall and have a series of 5 minute dates with different women
      Jim: And how is that different from all your other dates?
      CJ: They ring a bell at the end.
      Jim: But you still go home alone.

    • Kerry: Everything you do is to get the attention of guys.
      Bridget: It's also to make other girls jealous.

    • C.J.: Okay with the bells!
      Cate: There's no bell.

    • Cate: And people seem to be enjoying it.
      Kerry: They're not supposed to be enjoying it. It's art!

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