8 Simple Rules

Season 3 Episode 22

The Teachers Lounge

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Apr 01, 2005 on ABC
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The Teachers Lounge
Officially a full-time teacher, C.J. is overjoyed to finally get access to the teachers' lounge. But he soon finds himself being bullied out of the room by the school's overzealous Home Ec instructor, Mr. Edwards. Meanwhile Rory wants to impress a girl, so Bridget and Kerry take it upon themselves to give him a full-fledged makeover.moreless

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  • C.J. get to go in the teachers lounge but it doesn't go all well.

    Officially a full-time teacher, C.J. is overjoyed to finally get access to the teachers' lounge. But he soon finds himself being bullied out of the room by the school's overzealous Home Ec instructor, Mr. Edwards. Meanwhile Rory wants to impress a girl, so Bridget and Kerry take it upon themselves to give him a full-fledged makeover.
  • Another great installment of "8 Simple Rules".

    A funny episode of "8 Simple Rules" where C.J. is afraid to enter the teachers' lounge after he meets a bully. This episode is really funny, well-written, cleverly plotted, and definitely above average!

    I liked this episode. It made me laugh so hard, and not just once or twice. But a kit of times!
  • CJ gets his first job as a full time teacher. He's especially excited about the fact that he can Finally go into the teachers lounge; that is, until he gets kicked out by one of the teachers.moreless

    This episode is a clever, enjoyable episode. First, it starts with CJ getting his first job as a full time teacher, and finally being able to go into the teachers lounge; but he gets kicked out by the home Ec. teacher. (Marian, and no, not a girl!) When Cate tries to help CJ with his bully problems, she talks to Marian. Instead of helping him, it only made matters worse! When CJ stands up to the bully, he finally gets thing to throttle down a little bit; but as Cate says, once a bully gets over a victim, he moves to another. Which lucky for CJ he does. Also, Bridget and kerry gives Rory a 'manly-makeover' to get his new crush that he calls "Hot Megan" to notice him. He is successful since Megan notices him; but remember that thing about a bully moving on to another victim? "Whats with your hair Hennessy? Got it done at the 'beauty-salon?' hahaha!" Yeah, too bad for Rory!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 (0)

  • QUOTES (24)

    • Cate: Why do you have to be such a bully?!
      Mr. Edwards: I'm a six foot two inch home ed teacher named Marion! You do the math!

    • Cate: Uh Rory I can still take you shopping if you want me to.
      Rory: Look I don't care what any of you guys think. I like it and I'm wearing it to school tomorrow.
      Bridget: Oh no no no no no no. You are not stepping foot in our school dressed like that.
      Rory: Why do you care?
      Bridget: Because unfortunately due to some drunken night 15 years ago, you're my brother.

    • Cate: We got you a little something in honour of your first day.
      C.J.: Ooh new suit, new briefcase, maybe a speedboat? (Cate gives him a mug) Worlds greatest teacher, and that's what I'll be. Although I kinda wanted a speedboat.
      Grandpa: Hell even I've got a speedboat

    • Cate: You've never been in the teachers lounge?
      C.J.: No way they're super strict about it no subs, no students teachers only.
      Bridget: Uh I've been in there.
      Kerry: So have I.
      Rory: Me too.
      Grandpa: Hell even I've been in there.

    • Cate: So you're all grown up, you don't need your mom anymore?
      Rory: Mom you know that's not true. I need you credit card.

    • Kerry: (sing song) You love her.
      Bridget: (sing song) You wanna marry her.
      Grandpa: (sing song) You want to have her babies.
      Rory: Grandpa!
      Grandpa: They were doing it, it looked like fun.

    • Cate: I think I'm hip enough to pick you out some fly gear.
      Kerry: Mom, you're white and over 40, don't.

    • Jim: (About Edwards) You actually fought him?
      C.J.: No, he made me eat a dozen cookies off the floor and I bumped my head getting up.

    • C.J.: It's go time!
      Grandpa Jim: You're going to fight him?
      C.J.: Is that what that means?

    • Cate: Girls, what have you done to your brother?
      Rory: I don't need you to defend me mom, they're making me beautiful.
      Grandpa Jim: Kind of a long process isn't it?

    • Grandpa Jim: (Rory comes down with a face mask on) Good lord son, why don't you just put a dress on and call it a day!

    • Kerry: (to Rory) You actually look like boyfriend material! If I weren't your sister I would...you know what I mean, barf!

    • Grandpa Jim: I wouldn't be surprised if you laid out [CJ's] outfit for school! (Cate is silent) Oh, Caty!
      Cate: Just the first day! He wanted to wear baggy pants and a do-rag!

    • Mr. Edwards: [CJ] gets on my nerves!
      Cate: He gets on everybody's nerves!

    • Cate: Wow! That bump is gigantic!
      C.J.: Yeah, well you should see the other guy.
      Cate: I did. Not a scratch on him.

    • Bridget: Yeah it's on the internet www.doofusontheflagpole.com.
      Kerry: Dot net.
      Rory: Dot org.
      Bridget: Whatever! Just search doofus on the flag pole.

    • Mr. Edwards: I burnt my hand taking an apple cobbler out of the oven.
      Cate: Maybe you should use oven mitts.
      Mr. Edwards: They're for wimps.
      Cate: And people who want fingerprints.

    • Bridget: Now Mom, give me your credit card.
      Rory: For what?
      Bridget: Potter, grab your broomstick, we're going back to the mall.

    • Grandpa Jim: What are you doing with the glasses? You don't wear glasses!
      Rory: They make me look older and more sophisticated.
      Kerry: They make you look like Harry Potter.
      Rory: Shut up!
      Kerry: Oh! Can you say that with a British accent?

    • Grandpa Jim: Cate, that is the dumbest thing I have ever heard! And I live in a room with [C.J.]!

    • C.J.: Oops! I broke some chicks fruity little puppy mug.
      Mr. Edwards: That was mine!

    • Mr. Edwards: So, you're the class clown.
      C.J.: Well, I prefer mayor of snappy-town.

    • C.J.: Oh My God! He's wearing boxing gloves! (referring to a bully)
      Cate: C.J., those are oven mitts.
      C.J.: Oh My God, He's wearing oven mitts!

    • Bridget: (during Rory's make-over) Well hello Mr.Nosehair! ...tweezers.
      Rory: Tweezers!?
      Bridget: Kerry...restrain him.

  • NOTES (1)


    • C.J.: Listen jolly green Hannibal Lecter.

      This is a reference to Hannibal Lecter, a fictional serial killer from the novels by Thomas Harris, which were later turned into movies such as The Silence of the Lambs.

    • Kerry: They make you look like Harry Potter.

      Harry Potter is the fictional hero from a series of seven fantasy novels, written by J.K. Rowling.

    • C.J.: Anyone see Desperate Housewives last night?

      Desperate Housewives is an American television comedy-drama series, produced by ABC Studios.