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8 Simple Rules

Season 2 Episode 2

Sex Ed

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Sep 30, 2003 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Sex Ed
Bridget is horrified when Cate is asked to fill in as the sex ed instructor in her daughter's class. But Cate is in for a shock when she tries to answer a student's written question about being pressured to have sex -- and realizes it may be from Bridget. Meanwhile, Paul and Kerry are too embarrassed to look each other in the eye after watching a foreign film together that contains a sexually explicit scene.moreless

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  • This might be one of the funniest episodes made!

    This has to be one of the funniest episodes ever!


    1) In this episode, a teenager's worst nightmare comes true: One of their parents teaches Sex-ed. And with Bridget already low on the social status, this just puts her at an all time low.

    2) The plot works really well. Kids send in questions to the teacher and one they believe is Bridget's that says she's going to sleep with Donny.

    3) It's really funny this episode!

    4) One of the sadder things though, is that it's the last one before John Ritter died.


    1) The whole Kerry/Paul seeing a movie with a sexually explicit scene in it was kind of a strange thing, it wasn't the greatest.

    Overall, an excellent episode!moreless
  • This was the funniest episode of 8 simple rules ever!!!

    This is one of the funniest episodes.

    Paul and Kerry go see a French movie and there is this is a sexual scene called \"The water bottle scene.\" After the movie is over it is awkward for Paul and Kerry to look or to talk to each other. Rory downloads the water bottle scene on his compter and Paul deletes it.

    Kate fills in for the sex ed teacher in Bridget\'s class and everyone is making fun of her. Bridget puts a question in the question box. It asks if she should have sex with her boyfriend Donnie Doyle.

    I give this episode a 9.0 out of 10.moreless
  • This is a really funny episode.

    Paul and Carrie go to see a French film together that has a heavy love scene known as "the water bottle scene"

    After the movie it is hard for them to look at, or talk to each other.

    Cate fills in as the sex ed teacher in Bridget's class.

    While Cate is teaching the class Bridget's secret plans with her boyfriend Donnie Doyle are revealed.
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

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • The dialogue heard in the French movie is said with an accent that sounds more German than French.

      As a consequence of this, it was completely redubbed in the French version of the episode, while the dialogue remained the same.

    • Translated, the dialogue in the French movie Kerry and Paul watch goes like this:
      Man: The normal life has always been difficult for me.
      Woman: Yes.
      Man: But the alternative for work and socialization is isolation, which is worse, and despair.
      Woman: I understand what you want to say. There is no bigger torture than to be alone.
      Man: I can't believe that, at last, I met a woman who gets me... who knows me...
      Woman: Yes, it's me...

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Rory: (To Paul after he saw a risque movie with Kerry)The water bottle scene is like my generation's Pam Anderson and Tommy Lee tape, which of course I have not seen, but maybe you should take Kerry to see it!

    • Paul: We can't tell Bridget about contraception. We might as well fluff her pillow and make her some peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
      Cate: You are aware Paul, that only works for you.

    • (after learning Cate is teaching her sex education)
      Bridget: So, you just say yes without even totally considering how it can completely ruin my life?
      Paul: Bridget, I think it's an honor your mother is going to teach you sexual education. After all, she taught me.
      Bridget and Rory: Ew!
      Bridget: Do you guys not understand what situation I am in here? I mean, Donny Doyle's coming in this weekend to see me.
      Paul: So?
      Bridget: So, people already percieve my dating Donny Doyle as a slap in the face! I mean, you know, he's older and he goes to the naval academy instead of his school, and then Danielle's going to this party this weekend, she's all, "You better be there," and I'm all, "Uh, yeah," but Donny's all, "Oh, no, I don't want to share you," which is actually very sweet when you think about it, but it's just the sort of thing that Danielle's gonna use against me, and then (points at Cate) you have to go and exacerbate the whole thing by teaching sex ed at my school!
      Rory: On the bright side, she did say "exacerbate."

    • Cate: I'll try not to draw attention to the fact that I'm your mom.
      (cut to classroom)
      Cate: And that's how Bridget was born.

    • Cate: We all have certain uges.
      Jenna: Hey Bridget, your mom just said urges.
      Cate: And if you respect yourself, you will shutdown those urges.
      Jenna: She totally said it again.

    • Paul: (on Donny) Oh he's gonna have sex alright but not with our daughter.
      Cate: What's that supposed to mean?
      Paul: I have no idea.

    • Paul: And I actually believe Donny when he told me he was choosing celibacy. A teenage boy doesn't choose celibacy. Celibacy chooses you—him.

    • Bridget: Hey mom I parked the car. It's all snug in its spot in the garage just like how dad's sperm snugly parked itself into your egg when you decided to have sex and ruin my life.
      Cate: I came up with a little car analogy for the class.
      Paul: Cute. What do you mean little car?

    • Bridget: Why do bad things always happen to me?
      Paul: Nothing bad ever happens to you.
      Bridget: Oh yeah.

    • Cate: (reading Bridget's letter, preparing to talk about safe sex) My boyfriend is coming to visit from Maryland this summer and I think I might be ready for sex. What do I do? Oh, and I think you should know I'm really gorgeous! (grabs chalk and furiously underlines abstinence) Abstinence! That's what you do! Abstinence! Abstinence, Missy... (covering) ...whoever you are...

    • Paul: Why couldn't our daughter be born hideously ugly?
      Cate: Ugly people have sex, too.
      Paul: Eww!

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