As they bicker about artificial sweeteners and attending church, it’s amazing how much you found yourself missing the laughtrack, conspicuously absent from the episode.It's a time for healing and learning to deal with life without family patriarch Paul (the late John Ritter), as the Hennessys discover the frailties of life and the strength of the family unit, on 8 Simple Rules.After the death of her husband, Cate's father and nephew move in to help out the family and later on, she tries to rekindle a relationship with her former high school boyfriend.The show's ratings continued to struggle due to Ritter's death and the major theme changes and was eventually cancelled at the end of its 3rd season.Cate Hennessy, Katey's character, was a far better mother (not hard) than Peg Bundy, and much more involved in her children's lives.Ed O'Neill had a guest spot in the final season as an old flame of Cate's looking to relive the glory days and escape his present.And now, one suspects, the show will pretty quickly fade.
Soon, Cate’s “bitterly divorced” parents, played by Garner and Suzanne Pleshette, arrive to provide moral support.
The reason is simple: he expresses something very true in a very funny way, examining just what happens when Daddy's little girl becomes a teenager.
Beginning with the warning signs (#5: Your car insurance suddenly costs more than the car), the book covers dating (Rule #2: Keep your hands and eyes off my daughter's body or I will remove them), the telephone (seemingly wired to her nervous system), braces (the costliest metal on earth), the first job, and more.
1-27 13 May 03 Sort of an Officer and a Gentleman (1) 28.
2-9 23 Dec 03 The Story of Anne Frank and Skeevy 38.