'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.
8 Simple Rules Season 1 (2002-2003)
|1x01 Pilot |
Paul Hennessy is a sports writer. His wife, Cate, stays at home with his three kids: Bridget, 16, Kerry, 15, and Rory, 13. That all changes when Cate gets a job as a nurse at the hospital ...
|Sep. 17, 2002|
|1x02 Wall of Shame |
Paul is home alone with the kids all day after Cate goes to an all day seminar during the biggest game of the year: Michigan vs. Ohio State football. The day goes from bad to worse ...
|Sep. 24, 2002|
|1x03 Bridget's First Job |
Paul tells Bridget to get a job after seeing how much she spends on her clothes to teach her to be financially responsible. But when she gets a 40% discount at the store she works at, ...
|Oct. 01, 2002|
|1x04 Wings |
After Paul keeps coming up with excuses from keeping Bridget from taking her driver's test, she does something drastic. Also, Paul is shocked when Kerry's art submission did not get ...
|Oct. 08, 2002|
|1x05 Son-in-Law |
Paul lets Bridget do whatever she wants when she breaks up with Kyle and starts to date high school basketball star Travis "The Rainman" Smith. Paul is awestruck when he meets his father, ...
|Oct. 15, 2002|
|1x06 Cheerleader |
Bridget tries out for the cheerleading squad after an opening is announced. Kerry also wants to try out, but Bridget says she isn't cut out for it. Kerry doesn't listen and tries out ...
|Oct. 22, 2002|
|1x07 Trick or Treehouse |
Paul wants the family to spend one more Halloween campout in the old treehouse, but the kids make other plans. They all agree in the end, but this might turn out to be the biggest nightmare ...
|Oct. 29, 2002|
|1x08 By the Book |
Paul tries to win the love and respect back from his daughters by turning to a self help parenting book. Bridget and Kerry find out his new tool, and try to t ake advantage of their ...
|Nov. 05, 2002|
|1x09 Two Boys for Every Girl |
After Paul tells Bridget to tell Kyle the truth about her date with another boy, he breaks up with her. Also, Kerry's first date is magical, but gets devastated when the boy doesn't ...
|Nov. 12, 2002|
|1x10 Give It Up |
After no one can agree on where the family vacation should be, Paul challenges the family to give up their bad habits for the week, and the winner can choose the vacation spot. The ...
|Nov. 19, 2002|
|1x11 Paul Meets His Match |
Paul meets his new editor, Nick, and finds lots of similarities, like raising teenage girls. Paul also realizes he is a lot like him in the sense that he is a "psycho dad" being overprotective. ...
|Nov. 26, 2002|
|1x12 All I Want for Christmas |
Paul remembers last year's Christmas fiasco, and has his work cut out of him trying to find the perfect gifts for his family this year. Kerry finds a stray dog during the holidays. ...
|Dec. 10, 2002|
|1x13 Rory's Got a Girlfriend |
Paul lets Rory, who is 13, go on his first date. Bridget and Kerry accuse him of changed the rules unfairly because they never were allowed to date at that age. Meanwhile Kerry is shocked ...
|Dec. 17, 2002|
|1x14 Career Choices |
Paul and Cate are called to the Principal's office and find out that Bridget wants to skip her college prep courses in order to become an esthetician, which surprises both of them. ...
|Jan. 07, 2003|
|1x15 Kerry's Big Adventure |
After Kerry and her boyfriend break up, Paul tries to cheer her up by having Bridget take her to a party. While at the party, Kerry and Kyle talk and she is shocked when a spark goes ...
|Jan. 21, 2003|
|1x16 Come and Knock on Our Door |
Bridget gives Kerry the silent after finding out that Kyle kissed her at a party. The house is very quiet for Paul, who likes it, until he has a dream that brings him into familiar ...
|Jan. 28, 2003|
|1x17 Drummer Boy (1) |
Paul lets Bridget take up a musical instrument...which turns out to be the drums. She later defies her father's rules and dates her drum instructor, Ben. Also, Kerry is mad at Cate ...
|Feb. 04, 2003|
|1x18 Drummer Boy (2) |
Bridget takes the car follows Ben back to his dorm room at college without her parents knowing.
|Feb. 11, 2003|
|1x19 Cool Parent |
After Paul picks up Bridget and Kerry from a party that has been broken up by the police and "supervised" by co-worker Tommy, he unwillingly volunteers to host the next one. After Paul ...
|Feb. 18, 2003|
|1x20 Every Picture Tells a Story |
Carter Tibbits, a race car driver, asks Paul to write a book about him. To learn about Mr. Tibbits better, Paul takes his family to his mansion to meet the legend and his sarcastically ...
|Feb. 25, 2003|
|1x21 Kerry's Video |
Kerry creates a video for her school project all about her sister, Bridget, to show how life is much easier for the popular and beautiful people. After Bridget discovers the video creation, ...
|Mar. 11, 2003|
|1x22 Good Moms Gone Wild |
Kerry and Bridget are caught partying on the evening news while the family is vacationing at Cate's parent's home in Florida. Before Paul and Cate can punish the girls, however, the ...
|Mar. 25, 2003|
|1x23 Career Woman |
Cate is up for a promotion at the hospital which will make her spend more time there, which worries Paul about how much more time he has to deal with the kids' mischief. Also, after ...
|Mar. 28, 2003|
|1x24 Queen Bees and King Bees |
Both Paul and Bridget are shocked that they end up in similar situations when they are allienated in their social circles. They both create plans to settle the score as Paul crashes ...
|Apr. 08, 2003|
|1x25 Bake Sale |
Bridget becomes a mother when she must take care of a sack of flour for a class. Meanwhile Kerry and Rory bake for the Great American Bake Sale to help put an end to childhood starvation ...
|Apr. 29, 2003|
|1x26 The Doyle Wedding |
The Doyles invite the Paul and the rest of the family to dinner, and then are asked to take part in their daughter's wedding, which they agree. Bridget finds out that geeky Donny Doyle ...
|May. 06, 2003|
|1x27 Sort of an Officer and a Gentleman (1) |
Maggie, Cate's sister, is having marital problems and Paul invites her to stay over. This upsets Cate since they had a sibling rivalry for a very long time. Also, Paul and Cate are ...
|May. 13, 2003|
|1x28 Sort of an Officer and a Gentleman (2) |
After Maggie gets a sexy, new makeover, and gives Bridget a water bra, Cate gets furious. Also, the girls' rivalry also gets hot when Kerry and Kyle start dating, while Bridget's starts ...
|May. 20, 2003|
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