8 Simple Rules

Season 2 Episode 10


Aired Friday 8:00 PM Jan 06, 2004 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Cate decides the family isn't active enough and takes them to join the YMCA where Bridget works. Jim is overprotective of her at the YMCA and doesn't think she should be working there. Meanwhile Rory deals with a coming-of-age issue that keeps "popping up" at the worst of times.moreless

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    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (3)

      • Bridget says that it was a great day at work because Jim didn't hit anyone but he hit the guy who was checking out Kate because when he got back home he had ice in his hand, so I guess that Bridget didn't find out about Jim hitting that Guy.

      • Lisa Rinna starts the Yoga class, and then later is seen passing by Jim, and then later you see her at the Yoga class again, telling Rory he should leave. So what was the sequence supposed to be?

      • Jim punches a guy in the gym with his left hand, but is later seen nursing his right hand.

    • QUOTES (19)

      • (Jim talks with two men working out next to him)
        Joe: I'm Joe. Bad back, ulcer.
        Dave: Dave. Slipped disc, high blood pressure.
        Jim: Jim. You name it, I got it.

      • Vic: (about CPR, hitting on Bridget) I was hoping for a little one-on-one, you know what I mean?
        Bridget: Do I know what you mean, Vic? Because you're being so subtle, Vic. You know what, Vic? (indicates the little girls) They know what you mean. Girls, come here. (the girls join Bridget) What do we say to the nice man who's hitting on your lifeguard?
        Girls: Yeah, right, Vic!

      • Kerry: You know, some people would pick up the bug and take it outside.
        Jim: Some people build rockets and go to the moon!

      • Rory: I have my eyes set on yoga.
        Cate: Oh, honey, that's fifteen dollars extra.
        Rory: Fine, I'll join a gang.

      • Cate: Dad, don't go looking for trouble!
        Grandpa Jim: I don't. Trouble finds me.

      • Cate: Okay family, we're here to get healthy!
        Grandpa Jim: Is this a smoking or non-smoking gym?

      • Cate: Unbelievable! You three are in the same positions you were when I left this morning!
        Kerry: No, Rory had his hands in his pants, and Grandpa... oh, you're right. Same positions!

      • Bridget: Hey Grandpa, I need you.
        Jim: (eagerly) You do?
        Bridget: Yeah. Don't throw a parade or anything, but the car is making that chugga-chugga-ping sound.
        Jim: Maybe it's the oil.
        Bridget: Oh, no Grandpa, I checked the oil. The red light has been on the whole time.
        Jim: The red light is on?! I have to fix it. Do I have to do everything around here? (Goes outside)
        Cate: Bridget, the oil in my car is fine.
        Bridget: So?
        Cate: So you sent him out there for nothing.
        Bridget: You'd think that. But actually, I drained the oil and drove around the block until the car started making that chugga-chugga-ping sound.
        Cate: You did what to my car?!
        Bridget: Yeah! That is what I did to make your father feel needed and you are welcome!

      • Bridget: While you're here, I'm Miss Hennessy and you're the Smiths.
        Jim: Okay. (shouts and points at Bridget) This is my granddaughter!

      • Vic: What's your problem?
        Bridget: Me? I don't have a problem. You're the one trying to be all Michael Douglas on me.
        Vic: Heh...Michael Douglas....(Walks off) Michael Douglas?

      • Rory: I've got this friend who keeps showing up when he's not wanted.
        Jim: Ask him to leave.
        Rory: I can't. He doesn't have any ears. I mean he shows up all the time. He's there in the morning. He's there in the shower. I understand why he's there when Missy Kleinfeld walks by. But Hunter and I were have cheeseburgers and he was there too.
        Jim: Oh yeah yeah. You know when I was your age my friend kept showing up too. We were like Hope and Crosby.
        Rory: Who? You do realize I'm talking about my—
        Jim: Yeah yeah yeah. We're talking about the same thing, son. What you're going through is perfectly normal.
        Rory: How can this be normal? I can barely walk.
        Jim: Calm down. See this is what happens with a boy your age. Well in time it will pass. It's a phase. Usually when you get married it will go away completely.
        Rory: So it's normal. Good thanks. So what am I supposed to do in the meantime?
        Jim: Well try to avoid any situations where your friend, you know, tada. You know I'm always telling you to stand up straight, don't hunch over, and get your hands out of your pockets.
        Rory: Yeah.
        Jim: Well hunch over and put them back in.

      • Jim: Bridget, you're not going back to that job.
        Bridget: You're not my parent. You're my grandparent. You're supposed to give me money and presents and be cute.

      • Cate: Look Bridget, I'm sorry. I'm working more hours now and I need a place for you kids to hang out when I'm not home.
        Rory: We have that place. It's called the living room.

      • Vick: Do you do private swimming lessons?
        Bridget: No, but we do have a swim class on Thursday that would be for your age class, we call it Cocoon.

      • Cate: How was work today?
        Bridget: It was great since Grandpa didn't hit anybody.

      • Bridget: You've ruined my dream job!
        Kerry: And now everyone's going to know that you are related to the Smiths!

      • Bridget: Girls, this is my sister Kerry.
        Twin #1: She's got dark hair.
        Twin #2: Do you guys, like, have the same parents?
        Twin #1: Because our dad has a new wife, and they have a baby..
        Twin #2: And it's Chinese..
        Both in Stereo: Is it like that?
        Bridget: Yes.

      • (Jim throws his shoe at the TV to kill a bug)
        Rory: You missed him.
        Jim: I put the fear of God in him.

      • Vick: Why don't you give me some private swimming lessons, if you know what I mean.
        Bridget: No, Vic, I will not give you private swimming lessons. And yes, Vic, I do know what you mean, Vic. Even though you're being so subtle about it, Vic. In fact, Vic, they know what you mean, Vic. Girls, why don't you tell Vic what we tell guys like Vic?
        Girls: Yeah right Vic!

    • NOTES (10)

    • ALLUSIONS (2)

      • Bridget: (To Vic) You're the one trying to be all Michael Douglas on me!: Michael Douglas is an actor famous for his womanizing in movies.

      • Kate: "Its like this..I'm the prime minister and your the Queen of England" Jim: (while doing the trademark gay finger snap) "What did you call me?"
        Jim reacts to being called the Queen of England by snapping his fingers in a motion common in the gay community. A whiney gay person is sometimes referred to as a "queen". The episode is titled YMCA, which was also a song by The Village People - an openly gay band.