8 simple rules for dating my teenage daughter episodes
When it first started it had it's full title 8 Simple Rules for dating my teenage daughter.It all focused around the dad's insecurity about trying to raise his two teenager daughters who were growing daily and how he couldn't connect with them in the way he did with his son.Now Katey Segal's been given more to do and they've introduced two new characters one played by James Garner and the other by one of my favourite comedy actors David Spade (who I'm glad's back on TV now Just Shoot Me's finished).These two new male characters fill the gap in the parental hole for the dad.Paul tries to come up with names for this menace, unaware that the criminal is Rory. In his memory, clips of his past two years on the show are shown, ending with the message: "John Ritter 1948–2003 We will never forget you".On what begins as just another morning in the Hennessy household, Cate receives a phone call.
He hates his job, his wife is lazy, his son is dysfunctional (especially with women), and his daughter is dim-witted and promiscuous.When Kerry asks Rory why his hand is bandaged, he says he burned it on a casserole dish while taking it out of the oven; it's later revealed he had punched a hole in his wall out of anger towards his dad for dying.The next day, Jim finds Paul's last article and gives it to Cate.The Doyles are sending a video postcard to Donny, which they let Bridget have a part in.However, Bridget breaks up with Donny on the video, which leads to a feud between the Hennessys and the Doyles.
In these first episodes John Ritter's character dominated the show (and rightly so) but was pumped up so much that Katey Segal, who is one of my favourite actresses, was pushed to the sidelines until they decided to focus on the relationship between husband and wife as well as father and daughters.