8 Simple Rules: Season 1
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As for the children, we've seen similar stereotypical characters on other sitcoms. Bridget is the 16-year-old blonde bombshell. Kerry is her awkward, brunette younger sister, and Rory is their kid brother who has the creepy habit of hiding in their closets. Paul's relationship with Rory is even keeled. But it's his daughters that he is trying to win over. They love him, but they're also embarrassed and befuddled by him. Just when he thinks he's bonding with them, the girls will sarcastically point out his faults--such as his being at least 100 years old. As he succinctly points out to his wife, "They live in my house, but they don't even like me. They're not kids. They're cats!" Though the show is big on comic moments, it also is generous in sharing poignant memories. When Paul looks at his girls, he doesn't see young women that even his friends think of as hotties. Rather, he still views them as innocent toddlers who looked up to and adored him. Sagal, who was so over-the-top in both looks and mannerisms when she played the matriarch on Married with Children, is a wonderful foil for Ritter. Beautiful, smart, and funny, she's a tough act for him to follow when it comes to being a stay-at-home dad. --Jae-Ha Kim
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Paul (John Ritter) died off of the show as well as in real life in the beggining of season 2 and I find some of the episodes very sad because I knew that he would no longer be in the following seasons. There was a special two part show entitled "Goodbye in season 2 for the loss of John Ritter. After that, there was a few following episodes that dealt with the family coping with their loss and the stress of the children losing there father. I thought that the show would never be the same after that but it quickly picked back up pace, in which the show survived until after the third season and then came to an end. I did miss John Ritter after he was no longer part of the cast but the show continued with great hillarious episodes and I think that the other seasons did remarkably well.
Buy and enjoy season 1 because John Ritter is on all of these shows and is so fun to watch. His memory through his comedic work is still with us and is here to be watched and enjoyed for all time. Here is a complete list of all 28 episodes that will be included with this set, including the rare pilot that started it all!
1. Pilot (Pilot)
2. Wall Of Shame
3. Bridget's First Job
7. Trick Or Treehouse
8. By The Book
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1.Use your hands on my daughter and you'll lose them after.
2.You make her cry, I make you cry.
3.Safe sex is a myth. Anything you try will be hazardous to your health.
4.Bring her home late, there's no next date.
5.Only delivery men honk. Dates ring the doorbell. Once.
6.No complaining while you're waiting for her. If you're bored, change my oil.
7.If your pants hang off your hips, I'll gladly secure them with my staple gun.
8.Dates must be in crowded public place. You want romance? Read a book.
Imagine Three's Company Jack Tripper all grown up, married and with three kids..You do not have to imagine this that much... 8 Simple Rules for Dating my Teenage Daughter is it!
John Ritter;s last TV gig is pure sitcom. He does not do that many pratfalls like he did in Company, but the humor is there. In this show, he plays stay at home dad/newspaper columnist Paul Hennessy. You can still call him Jack Tripper, if you ask me
Katey Segal is his loving wife Cate. She is the only one in the annuals of TV history to play the trashist TV mom (peg Bundy) to the classist TV mom (this role). She plays the role of the well balanced mom to the dumb dad and in this sitcom it works well
The kids played by Kaley Cuoco (playing a character akin to Kelly Bundy), Amy Davidson (playing a character akin to Lisa Simpson) and Martin spanjer (a cross between Bart Simpson & a suck up to dad). They are the meat & potatoes of this sitcom. Their actions move this along to its funny best
The laughes in this show is never forced. Worth getting for any TV DVD library
Bennet Pomerantz AUDIOWORLD
I cannot wait for this to come out on dvd. It's so funny and this was probably the best season ever. If you haven't seen this show yet, you must do yourself a favour and get a copy when this is released. It's fantastic and something I know I'll enjoy watching many times over.
Anyway, they all have every day problems: Carrie with her looks (she's so pretty), school, BOYS, her sister's popularity and beauty (Carrie's a bit prettier) and just being an outcast overall. Bridgett's main problem was boy issues: Her current boyfriend, Kyle, is DUMB AS R O C K S but somehow, they fit. I remember a spicy episode when Bridgette was gone and Carrie was on the couch with Kyle...Guess what happened? They locked lips. It was sweet and tender, but Carrie regretted it right after. I think she even went as far as running back upstairs!
Rory, the youngest teen, had problems with girls sometimes but usually, it was HE who was the problem; firecrackers, hidden (craftily, I might add) under his bed, in a box, UNDER a board that has pictures placed on top. He's my second favorite character.
Cate is a mom; overworked, under paid yet perserverance like no other. She was always very worried about her growing children's well-beings but most of them (besides Rory) pushed her away, especially Bridget.
Paul, the father was very worried about his kids too; more so than the mother. He always tried to cater to their every needs, E S P E C I A L L Y Bridget's. ^_^
Jim, the grandpa is a one in a million treasure. He was super-funny, and truthful and made a lot of sense. We can call him the voice of reason and logic of the show!
Lastly, C.J., my third favorite character was the "Loser" of the family.Read more ›
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The liberal "sexual" slant was still part and parcel of the series. Not that good of a series. After watching two episodes, I trashed it. Read morePublished 6 days ago by JR
You can't beat John Ritter Humor. Great dedication to his talent.Published 1 month ago by Joyce Wagner
Had to buy season 2 right after this one. It's that good. Excellent quality. Highly recommend.Published 5 months ago by mike-t