8 Simple Rules (2002–2005)
8.7/10
235
4 user

Goodbye 

Goodbye Part 1: Unexpectedly, Cate Henessy gets a call telling her that her husband has passed away while shopping. The family deal with the loss of their husband and father.

Director:

James Widdoes

Writers:

Tracy Gamble (created by), David Flebotte | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Katey Sagal ... Cate Hennessy
Kaley Cuoco ... Bridget Hennessy
Amy Davidson ... Kerry Hennessy
Martin Spanjers ... Rory Hennessy
James Garner ... Jim Egan
John Ratzenberger ... Fred Doyle
Patrick Warburton ... Nick Sharpe
Suzanne Pleshette ... Laura
Larry Miller ... Tommy
Billy Aaron Brown ... Kyle
Nicole Hayden ... Jenna Sharpe (as Nikki Danielle Moore)
Edit

Storyline

Goodbye Part 1: Unexpectedly, Cate Henessy gets a call telling her that her husband has passed away while shopping. The family deal with the loss of their husband and father.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

TV-PG
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

John Ritter played a waiter at an ice cream restaurant on the Bob Newhart Show with Suzanne Pleshette. Here she is playing to role of his motgher-in-law. See more »

Goofs

Throughout the first half of the episode, several of the characters (Rory, Cate, etc.) mention that Paul was going to the store to buy milk and that is when he collapsed. When Cate comes into the girls' room to change at the end of the episode, Kerry says that he saw that they were out of batteries and that was the intention of the store trip. While it is possible that he was going for both milk AND batteries, it seems unlikely due to the nature of the dialogue that is used, and is more likely an unintentional error. See more »

Quotes

Bridget: Oh please, the only reason you're popular is because I went out with Kyle, which made him popular, then I dumped him and you got him on the rebound which made you popular, then I had a deep relationship with Donny Doyle. Probably the most meaningful two weeks of my entire life. Totally taking me out the loop creating a popularity vacuum and voila!
Kerry: What's that supposed to mean?
Bridget: I'm not sure; it's French, but magicians do it too.
See more »

Soundtracks

8 Simple Rules Theme Music
Written by Dan Foliart
See more »

User Reviews

 
John Ritter was the Best.
6 August 2019 | by hotwheelerdSee all my reviews

OH MY GOD when this Episode went on I had NO IDEA THAT JOHN PASSED AWAY. AND WHEN I FOUND OUT THE TRUTH BECAUSE MY MOTHER TOLD ME. SHE CALLED ME WHEN IT WAS ON. I BROKE INTO TEARS AT FIRST I WAS VERY CONFUSED BECAUSE OF MY EPILEPSY BRAIN SURGERY AND STUFF. BUT MAN I LOVED HIS WORK. REALLY MISS HIM LOVED HIM THE MOST ON THERE'S COMPANY. HE ALSO PLAYED A MINISTER ON???? Oh ya you Guessed it The Walltens? Oh and LOVED him on the ORIGINAL "IT" Horror Film. And he also Adopted that Bratty Little Kid??? He was in a few Great FILMS. His Father was Also a Great song Writer. His Son is in a few Great FILMS now.


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 4 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 November 2003 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

We've Got Your Streaming Picks Covered

Looking for some great streaming picks? Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist.



Recently Viewed