8 Simple Rules

Season 1 Episode 13

Rory's Got a Girlfriend

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Dec 17, 2002 on ABC
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Rory's Got a Girlfriend
When a proud Paul lets 13-year-old Rory go out on his first date, Bridget and Kerry accuse him of unfairly changing the rules because they were never allowed to date at that age. Meanwhile Kerry is shocked when Bridget receives a higher score then she did on a state aptitude test.moreless

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  • adorable sequences in which we see paul being a parent to rory for a change!

    let me begin by saying i am not saying rory is not a particularly important character to the show. quite the opposite. but his stories are always side stories. he never gets the full front limelight in the episodes. and i think this episodes shows why he should get it and again he doesnt.

    its adorable that paul lets him date. he is all proud but kerry and bridget get annoyed. it makes it all about them. its about 8 simple rules about dating my teenage daugther i know but still. it doesnt have a main character so why make the two daugthers always the headline. this would of been a very nice episode to showcase rory and his talents. he's played by a great young actor and it was a brilliant episode because he was pushed forward!!

    funny funny funny.moreless
  • I love this episode!

    I love this episode! It is exactly why i watch the series!


    1) I loved the whole thing with everyone thinking Bridget was the smart one and it all going to Bridgets head. I enjoyed that!

    2) The whole thing where Rory would say he liked someone and they would go like "Awwww!" That was funny.

    3) I also thought it was very funny, classic jokes.

    4) I just loved the whole "You got mail" and Kerry and Bridget would go to the computer. I thought that was funny.


    1) It was kinda strange how they ended it in my opinon...

    Uhh, yep! Overall, spectacular!moreless
  • Endlessly funny and just plain "one of the best".

    This episode is endlessly funny and one of the best "8 Simple Rules" episodes ever made!

    So after Paul lets his son Rory go on his date with a girl, Kerry and Bridget accuse him of changing the rules since he didn't let them go on a date when they were his age. Paul tries to talk to his kids about sex.

    This episode made me laugh so much, and made me realize exactly why I watch this series!moreless
John Ritter

John Ritter

Paul Hennessy (seasons 1-2)

Katey Sagal

Katey Sagal

Cate Egan Hennessy

Martin Spanjers

Martin Spanjers

Rory Hennessy

Kaley Cuoco

Kaley Cuoco

Bridget Hennessy

Amy Davidson (I)

Amy Davidson (I)

Kerry Hennessy

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