TV Episodes Full List of 8 Simple Rules Episodes

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Below is a complete 8 Simple Rules episode list that spans the show's entire TV run. Photos from the individual 8 Simple Rules episodes are listed along with the 8 Simple Rules episode names when available, as are the dates of the original airing of the episode. 8 Simple Rules episodes from every season can be seen below, along with fun facts about who directed the episodes, the stars of the and sometimes even information like shooting locations and original air dates. Items featured on this poll include everything from “Career Choices” to “Donny Goes AWOL.” Are you remembering a funny scene but can't think of the name that the 8 Simple Rules episode is from? Scroll below and you'll find what you're looking for.

Merry Christmas: The Story of Anne Frank and Skeevy

Season 1 Gag Reel

Pilot Sep 17 2002 - Paul had grown accustomed to Cate taking care of their son and two daughters. His job as a sports writer kept him on the road a lot during the kids' formative years. But when Cate decides to ...more

Wall of Shame Sep 24 2002 - Paul is left home alone with the kids while Cate is at a seminar on the day of the big Michigan/Ohio State football game. But much to Paul's dismay, the game soon takes a backseat when Bridget ...more

Bridget's First Job Oct 01 2002 - After seeing how much money Bridget spends on keeping up with the latest fashions, Paul tells her to go out and get a job to learn how to be fiscally responsible. But when she lands a job at a ...more

Wings Oct 08 2002 - Bridget takes drastic measures when an overprotective Paul keeps coming up with excuses to delay her from taking her driver's test. Meanwhile, after convincing a less-than-confident Kerry that ...more

Son-in-Law Oct 15 2002 - A sports-struck Paul lets Bridget do whatever she wants when she breaks up with Kyle and begins dating high school basketball wonder Travis ""The Rainman"" Smith - whose ...more

Cheerleader Oct 22 2002 - Bridget is ecstatic when the cheerleading squad has an opening for a new member. But after telling Kerry that she is not cut out to be a cheerleader, Bridget is completely dumbfounded when her ...more

Trick or Treehouse Oct 29 2002 - Paul seems to be the only one looking forward to a family Halloween, as Bridget, Kerry and Rory make plans to spend the spooky evening away from home and with their friends. But Paul's wish to ...more

By the Book Nov 05 2002 - In an effort to win back the love and respect that his daughters used to show him when they were young, Paul turns to a parenting book for some quick advice. But when Bridget and Kerry discover ...more

Two Boys for Every Girl Nov 12 2002 - Paul's plan backfires when--after telling Bridget to tell Kyle the truth about her date with another boy -- Kyle breaks up with her. Meanwhile, Kerry's first date turns out to be a dream, but ...more

Give It Up Nov 19 2002 - When no one can agree on where the family vacation should take place, Paul challenges the Hennessey clan to give up their bad habits for a week and the winner gets to choose the vacation spot. ...more

Paul Meets His Match Nov 26 2002 - After meeting his new editor Nick, Paul becomes quick friends with the man when he discovers they both have a common bond-being married fathers of teenage girls. But Paul soon learns that he may ...more

All I Want for Christmas Dec 10 2002 - Paul discovers that he has his work cut out for him for the holidays when he tries to find perfect gifts for the family to make up for last year's Christmas fiasco. Kerry also finds a stray dog ...more

Rory's Got a Girlfriend Dec 17 2002 - When a proud Paul lets 13-year-old Rory go out on his first date, Bridget and Kerry accuse him of unfairly changing the rules because they were never allowed to date at that age. Meanwhile Kerry ...more

Career Choices Jan 07 2003 - Paul and Cate are shocked when they are called into the principal's office and informed that Bridget wants to skip her college prep classes in order to become an esthetician. Meanwhile, Paul is ...more

Kerry's Big Adventure Jan 21 2003 - After Kerry and her boyfriend break up, Paul tries to cheer up his blue daughter by getting Bridget to take her little sister with her to a party. But while talking to Kyle at the party, Kerry ...more

Come and Knock on Our Door Jan 28 2003 - After discovering that boyfriend Kyle kissed Kerry at a party (the previous episode, ""Kerry's Big Adventure,"" airing Jan 21), Bridget gives her sister the silent treatment ...more

Drummer Boy (1) Feb 04 2003 - Bridget defies the rules of the house after Paul forbids her from going out on a date with Ben (Backstreet Boys' Nick Carter) -- her college-age drum instructor. Meanwhile, Kerry is mad at Cate ...more

Drummer Boy (2) Feb 11 2003 - Bridget takes the car and follows her older boyfriend, drum instructor Ben (Nick Carter, Backstreet Boys), to his college dorm. Conclusion of a two-part episode.

Cool Parent Feb 18 2003 - When Paul has to pick up Bridget and Kerry from a party that's been broken up by the police -- and "supervised" by co-worker Tommy (Larry Miller) -- Paul chastises his friend and ...more

Every Picture Tells a Story Feb 25 2003 - When Paul is asked by race car driver Carter Tibbits (Jason Priestley, ""Beverly Hills 90210"") to write a book about him, Paul brings the family to Tibbits' mansion to meet ...more

Kerry's Video Mar 11 2003 - Kerry devotes her school video project to sister, Bridget, to illustrate the hypocrisy that life is much easier for the ’beautiful people.' But when Bridget discovers that the video makes her ...more

Good Moms Gone Wild Mar 25 2003 - While vacationing in Florida at Cate's parent's home, Paul and Cate catch Bridget and Kerry on the evening news partying with a group of Spring Breakers. But before a punishment can be ...more

Career Woman Mar 28 2003 - Paul's job as parental guardian becomes more of a full-time position when Cate is up for a promotion and has to spend more time at the hospital. Meanwhile, after Paul introduces the boy to the ...more

Queen Bees and King Bees Apr 08 2003 - Bridget and Paul are surprised to find themselves in similar situations when they are both alienated in their social circles. But they devise a plan to settle the score, leading Paul to crash a ...more

Bake Sale Apr 29 2003 - Bridget begrudgingly becomes a mother when she is assigned to take care of a baby made out of a sack full of flour for school. When Kerry and Rory bake cookies for the Great American Bake Sale ...more

The Doyle Wedding May 06 2003 - After reluctantly inviting socially inept neighbors Fred and Mary Ellen Doyle (""Cheers'"" John Ratzenberger & Shelley Long) and their kids over for dinner, Paul and Cate ...more

Sort of an Officer and a Gentleman (1) May 13 2003 - Having learned that her sister, Maggie (Cybill Shepherd), is having marital problems, Cate is nevertheless not too thrilled when Paul invites Maggie to stay at the house -- the sisters have a ...more

Sort of an Officer and a Gentleman (2) May 20 2003 - The sibling rivalry between Cate and Maggie (Cybill Shepherd) comes to a boiling point when Maggie gets a sexy, new makeover and gives Bridget a water bra as a gift. Meanwhile tensions between ...more

Premiere Sep 23 2003 - Bridget finds her popularity waning because of her exclusive, long distance relationship with Donny, while Kerry's social status skyrockets because of her relationship with Kyle. But Bridget's ...more

Sex Ed Sep 30 2003 - Bridget is horrified when Cate is asked to fill in as the sex ed instructor in her daughter's class. But Cate is in for a shock when she tries to answer a student's written question about being ...more

Donny Goes AWOL Oct 07 2003 - When Fred and Mary Ellen Doyle ask Bridget to be a part of a video message they are sending to Donny at the Naval Academy, they are shocked to discover that Bridget has broken up with their son ...more

Goodbye (1) Nov 04 2003 - The Hennessy famly must deal in their own way with the unexpected death of Paul. Cate's separated parents, Jim and Laura, come to visit and try to console the grieving family.

Goodbye (2) Nov 04 2003 - The family finds Paul's last written article, and reads it just before going to sleep.

No Right Way Nov 11 2003 - Cate is unprepared for the diverse reactions exhibited by Bridget and Kerry on their first day back to school since their father's death. Meanwhile, Jim tries his best to be helpful by making ...more

What Dad Would Want Nov 18 2003 - Cate persuades Rory to try out for basketball because that would've made his dad proud.

The First Thanksgiving Nov 25 2003 - While Cate plans to raise the family spirits with a special Thanksgiving dinner, Rory takes it upon himself to be the man of the house by looking after Bridget and Kerry when he learns that they ...more

The Story of Anne Frank and Skeevy Dec 23 2003 - After Cate encourages Bridget to participate in extracurricular activities to beef up her college resume, Bridget shocks the family by landing the lead in the high school production of the story ...more

YMCA Jan 06 2004 - Cate decides the family isn't active enough and takes them to join the YMCA where Bridget works. Jim is overprotective of her at the YMCA and doesn't think she should be working there. Meanwhile ...more

Get Real Jan 13 2004 - The Hennessy household and Jim are thrown for a loop when Cate's wayward nephew, C.J., stops by to pay his respects to Paul and generally keep them company. But the irresponsible C.J. can't seem ...more

Consequences Jan 27 2004 - Rory steals a police dog when he hears about CJ's glory days of stealing his old school mascot, but Cate is shocked when the dog finds marijuana in Kerry's backpack. Cate thinks Kerry's using ...more

Opposites Attract (1) Feb 10 2004 - In need of a tutor to boost her grades, Bridget hires Jeremy, hoping to make her chance of getting into a good college better. However, after her boyfriend gets sick, Bridget tries to persuade ...more

Opposites Attract (2) Feb 17 2004 - Bridget decides to make a move on her brainy tutor, Jeremy, but discovers that he may have his sights set on her debate team opponent. Meanwhile, after accidentally setting fire to C.J.'s van, ...more

Opposites Attract: Night of the Locust (3) Feb 24 2004 - After being told that she's fickle when it comes to relationships, Bridget is afraid that she may end up hurting Jeremy's feelings when her ex-bad boy boyfriend, Damian, returns to town. ...more

Daddy's Girl Mar 02 2004 - On the advice of the family therapist, Cate is encouraged to pursue a once-thought-unobtainable dream of becoming a singer. Meanwhile, C.J. and Jim find themselves trying to bond in a bar when ...more

Mall in the Family Mar 16 2004 - After Kerry is promoted to assistant manager at a fast food restaurant in the mall, Jim is hired to handle the register. But when she witnesses his disdain for the customers, Kerry is faced with ...more

Let's Keep Going (1) Mar 30 2004 - Cate sends Bridget and Kerry to their grandmother's house for a visit after the Hennessys decide against vacationing at the family cabin. But while on their road trip to grandma's, the girls are ...more

Let's Keep Going (2) Apr 06 2004 - Upon discovering Cate in the arms of Artie - Paul's successor at the newspaper - Bridget and Kerry decide to blow off their planned trip to their grandmother's and take to the open road to sort ...more

C.J.'s Party Apr 20 2004 - Cate banishes C.J. and grounds Bridget for going to C.J.'s college keg party; Jim has to take a written drivers exam after being pulled over with an expired license.