Parents and teenagers alike will chuckle at the familiarity of Cameron's stories, especially his dating rules: "The following places are not appropriate for a date with my daughter: places where there are beds, sofas or anything softer than a wooden stool; places lacking parents, policemen, or nuns;...
places where the ambient temperature is warm enough to wear shorts, tank tops, midriff T-shirts, or anything other than overalls, a sweater, and a goose-down parka zipped up to her chin." It's enough to make parents long for a return to the days of bunny slippers or pigtail-hair, and Cameron knows that all too well.
The show's premise and title were derived from the book 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter: And other tips from a beleaguered father (not that any of them work) by W. The third season (after Ritter's death) took a creative turn, revolving more around cousin C. (David Spade) and grandfather Jim (James Garner), than the immediate Hennessy family, more specifically not revolving around the raising of the Hennessy girls.
After the novelty of newly added ensemble characters wore off, the series returned to its original format.
Bruce Cameron is the Dave Barry of modern family life.
(John Temple, Editor & President, Rocky Mountain News) It seems to happen overnight.
Original Episode # Prod # Air Date Titles _____ ______ ___________ ___________ ___________________________________________ Season 1 1.
1-28 20 May 03 Sort of an Officer and a Gentleman (2) Season 2 29.
Some guys are creepy because they laugh like they’ve been living in a horror flick.
Some guys are creepy because they smell like bad sex.
8 Simple Rules (originally known as 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter) is an American sitcom, originally starring John Ritter and Katey Sagal.