Sep. 17, 2002
30 min.
ABC TV Network

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8 Simple Rules

'8 Simple Rules' follows a married couple with three children living in suburb of Detroit, Michigan. Paul's (the late John Ritter) two teenage daughters are starting to date boys and he has 8 rules they need to follow.

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Cate Hennessy 8 Simple Rules
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Cate Hennessy

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An extremely gifted and versatile performer adept at both comedy and drama, actress/singer Katey Sagal ...

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Cate S. Hennessy, Portrayed by Katey Sagal, a wife, mother, nurse and easily the most sane and composed person in the family, who is made a widow by Paul's death. She takes a nursing job at the kids' school so that she can work standard hours and spend more time with the kids. Cate starts dating her kids' High School Principal, Ed Gibb, towards the end of Season 3. At first, the rest of the family, especially the kids, do not take this well, claiming the potential relationship was "wrong on a million different levels". However, they grudgingly came to accept it. She received her middle name "Stinky" as a result of her father promising his best friend he would name one of his children after him after accidentally stabbing him with a bayonet while they were drunk in Korea; to hide this, she claims that the S stands for "Stacy."

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03x08 - Secrets
Season 3, Episode 08
03x04 - Out of the Box
Season 3, Episode 04
02x09 - The Story of Anne Frank and Skeevy
Season 2, Episode 09
01x05 - Son-in-Law
Season 1, Episode 05
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