8 Simple Rules (2002–2005)
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Cate awaits the results of her pregnancy test while Bridget struggles with her long distance relationship with Donny Doyle. A new student at school catches Bridget's wandering eye. ... See full summary »

Director:

James Widdoes

Writers:

Tracy Gamble (created by), Tracy Gamble

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Cast

Episode credited cast:
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
Larry Miller ... Tommy
Thad Luckinbill ... Donny Doyle
Paul Wesley ... Damian (as Paul Wasilewski)
Billy Aaron Brown ... Kyle
Cole Williams ... Anthony
Howard Alonzo Howard Alonzo ... Andre
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Julie Davenport Julie Davenport ... Hillary
Wendie Jo Sperber ... Louise
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Storyline

Cate awaits the results of her pregnancy test while Bridget struggles with her long distance relationship with Donny Doyle. A new student at school catches Bridget's wandering eye. Meanwhile, Cate is stunned by Paul's insensitivity and selfishness when he reveals to her that he's not sure he's ready for another child in the house. Written by Pat

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 September 2003 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The actress who plays Mary Ellen Doyle in this episode is not the same actress who played the character in the first season. See more »

Quotes

[Paul is breaking up a screaming, grappling fight between Bridget and Kerry]
Paul Hennessy: Stop fighting or I'm going to turn this car right around!
Cate Hennessy: Paul, we're in the living room.
Paul Hennessy: It's a saying!
Cate Hennessy: It's a saying in a car!
Paul Hennessy: Hemingway said it all the time!
Cate Hennessy: No, he didn't!
Paul Hennessy: I thought we agreed not to make me look stupid in front of the kids.
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Soundtracks

8 Simple Rules Theme Music
Written by Dan Foliart
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