8 Simple Rules (2002–2005)
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Donny Goes AWOL 

Fred and Mary Ellen Doyle are shocked beyond words when Bridget decides to break up with their son Donny on a videotape, leading to a fight between the Hennesseys and the Doyles. The ... See full summary »

Director:

Robby Benson

Writers:

Tracy Gamble (created by), Seth Kurland

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Cast

Episode cast overview:
John Ritter ... Paul Hennessy
Katey Sagal ... Cate Hennessy
Kaley Cuoco ... Bridget Hennessy
Amy Davidson ... Kerry Hennessy
Martin Spanjers ... Rory Hennessy
John Ratzenberger ... Fred Doyle
Cindy Williams ... Mary Ellen Doyle
Thad Luckinbill ... Donny Doyle
Sheldon Candis ... Midshipman #1
Eric Chase Eric Chase ... Midshipman #2
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Storyline

Fred and Mary Ellen Doyle are shocked beyond words when Bridget decides to break up with their son Donny on a videotape, leading to a fight between the Hennesseys and the Doyles. The situation gets more complicated as Donny decides to leave the Naval Academy for Bridget and dash his future hopes and dreams of being in the Navy. Bridget faces a moral dilemma as she has to choose between having a relationship with Donny that would benefit her but which he might later regret or helping him realize his home is in Annapolis. Written by Pat

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 October 2003 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Paul Hennesy's last words as spoken by John Ritter were, "I hope you all read my column." See more »

Quotes

Bridget: [Answering phone] Damien, I told you I'd mee-
[Whispering to Kerry]
Bridget: It's Donny!
[to phone, robotically]
Bridget: You have reached Bridget's voice mail. Please leave a message. 'Beeeeeeep.'
Kerry: Bridg, he's not gonna fa...
Bridget: [Whispering] He's leaving a message!
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Connections

References Fight Club (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

8 Simple Rules Theme Music
Written by Dan Foliart
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