8 Simple Rules

Season 3 Episode 11

Princetown Girl

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Dec 10, 2004 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Princetown Girl
Bridget is ecstatic when she learns that tennis scouts from Princeton are coming to her school to watch her play for a possible scholarship. But when Bridget's school forbids her to play because of a poor grade, Cate has to decide whether to use her clout as school nurse to help her daughter out. Meanwhile, Jim promises a nervous C.J. that he'll give up his room if he can spend one night alone in the attic.moreless

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  • brigite gowung to prinston?

    I thought this epasode was ausome, my fav. part was when Kate told Bridget to let Kerry know calmley that a princeton scout person was coming to watch the tennis game that Bridget was going to play in later that week, because Kerry had alwayes dreamed of going to princeton one day. So anyway Bridget goes to tell Kerry her good news and tottaly rubs it in her face. This makes Kerry extreamly mad so she goes to talk to her mom about it and Kate ses nothing more to comfort Kerry. Kerry and Bridget are naw fighting and Kerry refuses to help Bridget with a test so she can pass and play in the speacial game.moreless
  • At first, i didn't care for the episode. But as it got further into the storyline, i found it funny and entertaining.

    This episode of '8 Simple Rules' was another great installment to the series. First, bridget is ecstatic when she learns college scouts will see her play tennis and she may get a full scholarship to Princton! But when Bridget learns that in order to play her match, all grades must be a 'C' and above; she has a 'D' in math. So the only way she can play, is if she passes her math test. But she can only do that if Kerri helps her; but shes mad at Bridget and refuses to help her. Meanwhile, CJ and Grandpa Jim have a bargain for the basement, if CJ spends a whole night in the Attic (alone!) he will get the entire downstairs for himself. Thats all i will give away of this episode! To find out the rest, keep an eye on the tv and the TVGuide!moreless
  • Tennis might get Bridget a scholarship to Princeton.

    Carries is really upset when she finds out that Bridget may get a college scholarship to Princeton for being a good tennis player.

    In order to play at the game on Friday Bridget needs a C average, however she has a D.

    Cate wants to talk to the teacher to try and see if there is something Bridget can do to fix her grade before Friday.

    C.J bets Grandpa he spend a night up in the attic alone.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 (3)

    • When Cate complains about every one changing their favourite cookies:
      look at the plate, before Jim walks in the door there are two left on the plate, and when Jim asks for one the plate is empty.

    • In this episode we learn that Ms Crupp's first name is Alice but in the season three episode "Torn Between Two Lovers" C.J. says that Ms Crupp's name is Mindy.

    • Princeton, like all Ivy League universities, does not offer any athletic scholarships. In fact Ivies hardly offer scholarships of any kind. Several, in fact, offer none at all (and financial aid is strictly need-based).

  • QUOTES (26)

    • Bridget: (to Cate) Mom, guess what? But you know, you'll never guess, so I'll give you a hint. Scouts are coming from Princeton this Friday to watch "somebody's" tennis match, and they may give "her" a full ride scholarship!
      Cate: (surprised) Princeton?
      Bridget: Yeah!
      Cate: (excitedly) Oh my god! (she and Bridget jump up and down gleefully) Oh my god, oh my god, oh my god!
      Bridget: I always knew deep down I was "Ivory" League material! I gotta go tell Kerry!
      Cate: Uh...we might want to think of the best way to do that. Of course, she will be very happy, but you know, Kerry has always dreamt of going to an "Ivory" League school.

    • Cate: A scout is just coming to the game. It's a little early for a welcome to Princeton party.
      Rory: But we'll be ready when it happens.

    • Cate: So did Bridget tell Kerry yet?
      Kerry: (from upstairs) It's Ivy League you moron!
      Rory: It's hard to tell.

    • C.J.: Ugh, complain, complain, complain! That's all you've done since you've got here.
      Kerry: Fine, I'll leave.
      C.J.: Oh! No! No! No!

    • Ms. Krupp: Did you know you have a 'D' in my class?
      Bridget: Did you know I have a ninety-mile an hour serve?
      Ms. Krupp: Did you know that in order for students to compete in athletics you need at least a 'C' and because of this you won't be playing your match on Friday.
      Bridget: Did you know i'm about to cry?

    • Rory: But if you do see Hercules, play dead.
      Rory: Well, there's a chance he'll just throw you around a little bit and loose interest. Well, cya!

    • Cate: Kerry, what are your favorite cookies? I'll make some.
      Kerry: I just said peanut butter!

    • Bridget: My life sucks!
      C.J.: You too?
      Bridget: Well obviously your life sucks.

    • Cate: This is so unfair! Everybody changes their favorites in here every five minutes! Who can keep track?
      Grandpa Jim: Oh butterscotch! Bridget's favorite!
      Kerry: This is off the chart's unfair!
      Granpda Jim: All right, i'll put one back.
      Kerry: Not the cookies! My life!

    • Cate: It was very hard for me, I did it against my better judgement.
      Bridget: But the important thing is, you did it anyways.

    • Bridget: Nobody uses trigonometry in real life, it's like all the other stuff you learn in high school.

    • Rory: What if by some fluke, he manages to make it through the night?
      Grandpa Jim: Easy, you know the trap door? Nail it shut and lock him up there all night.
      Rory: You'd do that?
      Grandpa Jim: Ask your Uncle Phil.
      Rory: I don't have an Uncle Phil.
      Grandpa Jim: Exactly.

    • Grandpa Jim: You woke me up with your sick dreams, "Slow down Brandy! Slow down!"
      C.J.: For your information, I was walking my old dog down an icy street. And then I met a hot stripper named Brandy.

    • Grandpa Jim: You're scared. Why don't you admit it?
      C.J.: I'm not scared! In fact I feel wonderful! Grand! I feel spectacular!
      Grandpa Jim: You're wearing my boxers again aren't you?
      C.J.: Yes I am!

    • C.J.: If Kerry were here right now what would you say to her.
      Bridget: Try smiling once in awhile and stop dressing like Woody Allen.

    • Cate: Oh, CJ, I blew it! I'm a bad mother.
      CJ: Shut your mouth!

    • Rory: Are you sure you want to spend the night up there? (referring to attic) It's old and moldy and smelly.
      C.J.: Yeah, it'll be like a night with Grandpa.

    • Bridget: They're giving me a car and a driver.
      Kerry(sarcastic): I may not be as smart as you, Bridget, but I don't think that's what "full ride" means.

    • Mrs. Krupp: Unfortunately I don't make the rules, I just enforce them to the letter.

    • Bridget(sing songy): Mom's going to fix it, I'm going to Princeton!

    • Kerry(sing-songy): There'll be no Princeton, 'cause you're a dummy!

    • Mrs. Krupp: Miss Hennessey, would you like to explain the relationship between chords and sines?
      Bridget: If a guy's wearing cords, it's a sure sign I'm not going to date him.

    • Kerry: It's Ivy League, you moron.

    • Bridget(sing-songy): I'm going to Princeton, 'cause I play tennis, you think you're so smart, you don't play tennis!

    • Bridget: I always knew I was "Ivory League" material!

    • Cate: I made you a big plate of your favorite cookies... oatmeal raisin.
      Kerry: Peanut butter!

  • NOTES (3)


    • Hercules: In this episode, a rat in the attic was named 'Hercules' because he had the strength of ten rats. Hercules is a Greek god that was believed to be unbelievably strong, which is why the rat was named after him.

    • Cate: Oh, C.J., I blew it. I'm a bad mother...
      C.J.: Shut your mouth!
      This is a reference to the theme song of the original version of the classic movie Shaft, which included the lyrics, "You know, they say that cat Shaft is a bad mother..." "Shut yo' mouth!"

    • Cate: Extortion is such an ugly word-------Cate's line "Extortion is such an ugly word" is similar to a line Bender said in the Futurama episode "Anthology of Interest 1". Bender's line was "Blackmail is such an ugly word. I prefer extortion." Katey Sagal also starred on Futurama.