8 Simple Rules

Season 3 Episode 10

Vanity Unfair

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Dec 03, 2004 on ABC
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Vanity Unfair
After Bridget is turned down for a role in a sports car commercial, Jim discovers that the head of the modeling agency who rejected her is his old flame Jackie (Raquel Welch). When he tries to persuade her to reconsider his granddaughter, Jim soon finds himself reminiscing over old times -- and possibly rekindling their romance. Meanwhile, Kerry and Rory discover a secret about C.J.'s past modeling experiences.moreless

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  • A pretty good episode, not my favorite.

    This episode was quite a good episode in my opinon, it wasn't the greatest in the series, but i enjoyed it!


    1) It had a good storyline. Bridget is turned down a role in a car commercial, and when Jim goes back to see if he can do anything about it, he manages to get her the role. Unfortunatly, an old romance between Jim and the manager turns Bridget's chances for the role from unlikely to zero.

    2) It had some really funny jokes in there about the modeling world. Such as, in Kerry's opinon how the modeling world is made up of complete air heads. XD

    3) The thing with C.J. having a part in a commercial when he was a kid, that was pretty funny.


    1) It was quite shallow of Bridget to find all the small things about her body that weren't really wrong, wrong. It didn't quite seem like her.moreless
  • Great episode

    I like a lot this episode. It's one of my favourite with secrets. I just didn't like the scene when Raquel Welsh thinks Rory is in sixth grade, it's really too gross. But otherwise, it was hilarious when Bridget becomes complexed. I like how Rory teases her, what a brat. The best part was when Raquel Welsh treats Jim like a child (that must indeed be very irritating) and when he's fed up with her and locks her out. And CJ is, as usual, one of the best characters especially when he wants a date with the receptionnist or when he's hidden in the trunk. Must see.moreless
  • Bridget wants to become a model.

    Bridget wants to try out for a car commercial, Cate is hesitant but lets her go.

    When Bridget is turned down Grandpa tries to make things right by talking to the head of the agency, who is also his old flame.

    Now grandpa has to decide weather or not to be nice to his old girlfriend so Bridget can get the part in the commercial.

    Overall it was an alright episode.
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


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  • QUOTES (16)

    • Cate: That agency took a beautiful, confident girl and turned her into a hysterical, dysfunctional mess!
      Kerry: Throw in an eating disorder and she could be a model.

    • Jackie: I'm really good at these things! You're in sixth grade!
      Rory: High school freshman.

    • C.J.: I'd throw it all away to do it again
      Kerry: Throw what away? Your room in the basement or your box of dirty magazines?

    • Grandpa Jim: You want to end up like that crazy nut-bucket?
      Bridget: More then anything!

    • Grandpa Jim: Of course you remember C.J.
      Jackie: How could I forget? My receptionist is bringing him up on charges.

    • Cate: Are you two going to get back together?
      Grandpa Jim: I don't see why not. I forgave the Koreans, I can forgive her.
      Cate: Do you forgive mom?
      Grandpa Jim: No.

    • Cate: You're not being very nice about mom.
      Grandpa Jim: Oh right, the person who left me for Paco the Latin lover.

    • C.J.: Apparently grandpa and the head of the modeling agency had a fling back in the day.
      Cate: Really?
      C.J.: I know, gross right?

    • Grandpa Jim: I'm going down to that modeling agency to give them a piece of my mind.
      C.J.: But you have so few left.

    • C.J.: You pretty thing, why are you cramped behind this desk when you should be out here with the rest of the models?
      Receptionist: It's men like you that make me want to date women.

    • Rory: Where's your career now, big shot?
      C.J.: In the toilet with the little sailor guy.

    • Cate: I don't like the idea of you sprawled out all over the hood of a car.
      Rory: Better then in the backseat.
      C.J.: Dude that's exactly what I was thinking. Nice! (Cate looks at him) But I had the good mind not to say it.

    • CJ: Where is the flare, the attitude, the passion...
      Kerry: ...the intelligence, the pride, the self-respect?

    • CJ (to Bridget): Its a dirty, filthy, cut throat buisness. One minute you're pretty, great hair. The next minute you suck, split ends.

    • Bridget: You guys are never ever in a million years are gonna believe what happened to me at the mall today!
      CJ: You flashed a thong to the guy in the food court and he gave you a free soda pop?!
      Bridget And.... a total stranger came up to me and asked me to be in a commercial! (giggling) Oh its so good to be me!

    • Grandpa: I'm gonna go down to that ****ing agency and give them a peace of my mind. And if that make's me old-fashioned, I don't give a horse's patoot!
      Rory: No. Saying "horse's patoot" makes you old-fashioned.
      Grandpa: Well, how's this, sonny boy? I don't give a rat's a**!
      Rory: That's good. But lose the "sonny boy."

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