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Season 1 Episode 5

Son-in-Law

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Aired Friday 8:00 PM Oct 15, 2002 on ABC
8.7
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Son-in-Law
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A sports-struck Paul lets Bridget do whatever she wants when she breaks up with Kyle and begins dating high school basketball wonder Travis "The Rainman" Smith – whose father just happens to be Michigan baseball legend Steve "Canned Heat" Smith (Terry Bradshaw). Meanwhile Kerry resents the fact that Paul still thinks of her as a little girl and not as a budding teenager ready to take on the dating world.moreless

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  • Bridget breaks up with Kyle after a dream with Lindsey coming onto him and him doing it back, and soon finds another bf! Sexy hottie actor Matt Funke, bball star \"rainman\" travis smith!!! She takes advantage of her dad wanting to impress the smiths andmoreless

    10
    Matt Funke is extremely sexy and I enjoyed watching him on my FAVOURITE show ever! It was a great episode!

    You should seriously WATCH IT! Oh yes!

    Kerry tries to make her dad think that she is screwing around with guys so he wont think that she\'s a little girl anymore, and her man standing--GEE--is a GEEk and he doesn\'t play along. He wont catch on. Kerry\'s dad knows it\'s her STUDY BUDDY!

    Matt is the best part of this episode, if you don\'t think he\'s hot and sexy, I think you have problems! LOL!moreless
  • although i enjoyed this episode, you can only handle so many episodes centered around bridgets dating.

    7.6
    bridget breaks up with kyle but soon finds another boyfriend. once again making her out to be a total maneater who always has a boyfriend. yep, she is dating the lovely matt funke as travis smith.



    paul is 'sport-struck' as he is a fan of his dads. bridget see's this and takes total advantage.



    kerry is trying so hard to prove she is also grown up but her dad just doesn't see it that way. she tries to make him think that she is sleeping with a friend but her dad knows it a study buddy.



    it shows how much she wants to be respected. but i would of like this episode not totally focused on bridget. she seems to be the character that is always centre of attention. doesnt mean the scripts need to revolve around her!moreless
  • Great episode!

    9.0
    It really was a great episode, you know, it could have been slightly improved, but overall, a great idea.



    PROS:

    1) Bridget breaks up with Kyle, only to have a new boyfriend who's a basketball star! Paul is a big fan of him and his father, and lets Bridget do almost anything she wants while she's dating him.

    2) It was really quite funny! One of my favorite parts was when they were shopping and Rory asks "Can I sit in the cart?" I know it's not the funniest, but I love Rory! He's a great character!



    CONS:

    1) I wasn't a major fan of what Kerry did to get some attention from her parents, trying to make them think she was going out with some guy.moreless
  • You know it might be something about sterotypical fathers that \"pimp\" out their daughters to get something that they actually want in a tv show that gets me interested.

    9.2
    You know it might be something about sterotypical fathers that \"pimp\" out their daughters to get something that they actually want in a tv show that gets me interested. Essentally, people are just people and sometimes they will use

    people close to them to try and get something else that they want. Something about this episode really shows this, and I appreciate the morals of this eppisode trys to covay. For instances in the end when Paul realizes what he did was wrong I think that sets a good example for all the viewers out there young and old alike.moreless
John Ritter

John Ritter

Paul Hennessy (2002-2003)

Katey Sagal

Katey Sagal

Cate Egan Hennessy

Martin Spanjers

Martin Spanjers

Rory Joseph Hennessy

Kaley Cuoco

Kaley Cuoco

Bridget Hennessy

Amy Davidson (I)

Amy Davidson (I)

Kerry Hennessy

Michael McMillian

Michael McMillian

Guy

Guest Star

Matt Funke

Matt Funke

Travis "The Rainman" Smith

Guest Star

Terry Bradshaw

Terry Bradshaw

Steve "Canned Heat" Smith

Guest Star

Billy Aaron Brown

Billy Aaron Brown

Kyle

Recurring Role

Larry Miller

Larry Miller

Tommy

Recurring Role

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