8 Simple Rules

Season 2 Episode 1

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Aired Friday 8:00 PM Sep 23, 2003 on ABC
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Bridget finds her popularity waning because of her exclusive, long distance relationship with Donny, while Kerry's social status skyrockets because of her relationship with Kyle. But Bridget's eyes begin to stray when she meets Damian - a sexy new kid at school. Meanwhile, as she waits for the results of her pregnancy test, Cate is stunned when Paul, Bridget, Kerry and Rory seem more concerned about how the baby could disrupt their lives than the blessed event itself. In fact, the only support Cate seems to be getting is from her nosy neighbors, the Doyles, who share a well-kept secret about their own family.moreless

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  • An excellent way to begin season 2!

    9.0
    Another fabulous episode!



    PROS:

    1) The plot was very interesting. Kerry has new found popularity, Bridget is lower in social status then ever before and now, Cate may be pregnent.

    2) It was really quite comical! There was a lot of great sketches in this episode!

    3) The thing with Rory and the guitar was really enjoyable! Whenever someone would say something, he would repeat it while strumming/singing it on his guitar (and did I mention, Rory CANNOT play guitar?)



    CONS:

    1) Damien was brought into this episode. Meh. What can I say? He's not my favorite character.



    All the while, a brilliant episode! . .moreless
John Ritter

John Ritter

Paul Hennessy (2002-2003)

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

John Ratzenberger

John Ratzenberger

Fred Doyle

Guest Star

Cindy Williams

Cindy Williams

Mary Ellen Doyle

Guest Star

Howard Alonzo

Howard Alonzo

Andre

Guest Star

Larry Miller

Larry Miller

Tommy

Recurring Role

Billy Aaron Brown

Billy Aaron Brown

Kyle

Recurring Role

Thad Luckinbill

Thad Luckinbill

Donny Doyle

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (18)

    • Cate: Can I just say something?
      Bridget: I'd try saying no once in a while, missy!

    • Bridget: Kerry are those my earrings? They are! God, first you steal my popularity, and then my earrings?
      Kerry: You forgot about your boyfriend!

    • Paul: Stop fighting or I'm going to turn this car right around!
      Cate: Paul, we're in the living room.
      Paul: It's just a saying.
      Cate: It's a saying in a car!

    • Tommy: I'm being charged with sexual harassment thanks to...what's her name...boobs from reception.

    • Cate: I'm not pregnant.
      Paul: No?
      Kerry: No?
      Bridget: No?
      Rory: (Strumming on guitar) Nooooo!

    • Kerry: You're right, dad.
      Paul: I'm right? I'm never right!

    • Paul: Listen, your mother is the salt of the earth...
      Bridget: Ahhhh, salt.

    • Paul: You could have knocked.
      Kerry: It was seven in the morning! I thought you couldn't do anything until you had your first cup of coffee!

    • (The kids walked in on Paul and Cate being intimate)
      Paul: Bridget, could you please pass the milk?
      Bridget: You don't deserve milk.
      Paul: You could have knocked.
      Kerry: It's seven in the morning, I thought you couldn't do anything until you had your first cup of coffee.
      Bridget: Yeah, I mean there's already one baby. What are we trying to do? Make twins, geez.
      Kerry: Yeah, that's how it happens.

    • Paul: If your body's going through weird things, maybe it's just going through men, meh, meh.... many different things my child.

    • Bridget: Family meeting!
      Paul: You can't call...wait a minute. How come each time I call a family meeting...fine, go ahead.
      Bridget: Okay this meeting is in order. Have you no self-control, father? Can't you keep it zipped?
      Paul and Cate: Hey!
      Kerry: Yeah, I can't believe you two are having unprotected sex.
      Rory: (sings while strumming guitar) Unprotected sex.
      Paul and Cate: Hey!
      Bridget: I mean how would you like it if I came homes and said I was pregnant?
      Cate: Honey, it's a little bit different and let me tell you why.
      Rory: (sings while strumming guitar) Tell you why.
      Cate: Stop it. Paul you had to get him a guitar.
      Paul: You want the monkey back?
      Bridget: I can't believe my mother may be pregnant. I'm 17. When the baby's my age, I'll be…
      Kerry: Dancing around a pole?
      Bridget: Unpopular and a pregnant mother. My life is so over.

    • Paul: Kyle, tell me, what are your intentions with my daughters?
      Kyle: (Laughs) I can't tell you that! You're the father!

    • Bridget: Mom's pregnant? I'm too young to be a grandsister!

    • Bridget: This is the worst thing in the whole world!
      Paul: Bridget you shouldn't be eavesdropping! So your mother may be pregnant and....
      Bridget: There it is. Highschool scandle.com. Bridget Hennesy is so five minutes ago! Oh my god!!
      Kerry: Bridget, you don't read that stupid stuff.
      Bridget: Oh my gosh, and it says 'look at her sister, she is so right now!?'
      Kerry:It does!? Oh my god!! This is so...wait a minute, mom you're pregnant?
      Bridget: Mom? You're pregnant?
      Rory:Wow. I can't believe this. Kerry's popular!

    • Paul: Don't worry, I'm giving her the big one.
      Rory, Bridget, Kerry: EW!!!
      Paul: It's a giraffe!
      Kerry: Don't name it!

    • Rory: Looks like we won't be walking in on you anytime soon.

    • (Damien walks in)
      Kids: (thinking) The New Kid...
      Bridget: (thinking) The New Kid...
      Kerry: (thinking) The New Kid...
      Kyle: (thinking) ...mmm! Pudding!

    • Bridget: You're cool in Navy School, right?
      Donny: Oh yea, I'm WAY cool!

  • NOTES (4)

    • First appearence of Damian.

    • Starting with this episode, the introductory sequence with the doormat is gone.

    • This is the last episode John Ritter taped (Aug. 29) before his untimely death. He was working on episode #204 (production code) "Hot List" with guests Henry Winkler and Peter Bogdanovich, and was suppose to tape on Sept. 12, but John passed away on Sept. 11.

    • Season 2 has a new Mary Ellen Doyle. Last season the guest appearance was made by Shelly Long, in the new season the neighbor is played by Cindy Williams.

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Kerry/Rory: Rory: (Singing) I gave my love a cherry, that had no stone.... (Guitar is smashed) Kerry: Sorry.
      A nice homage/recreation to a scene in the 1978 movie "National Lampoon's Animal House" where Bluto (John Belushi) does the same thing to another guitarist, who is swooning girls on a staircase.

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