Paul only appeared in the last three episodes of the second season. Interestingly enough, Ed Gibbs, Kate's new love interest, was first in the last three episodes of the second season.
Amy Davidson was 23 when the show premiered.
Plans for a spin-off revolving around Bridget going off to college never made it out of development.
The fourth episode of season 2 was rehearsed with Paul still in it before John Ritter's sudden death. It is unknown what was left out/changed after his death.
Kate's parents never appeared on camera until after the death of Paul.
A fourth season was planned until the series's unexpected cancellation.
Amy Davidson , who plays the younger sister, is actually six years older than Kaley Cuoco, who plays the oldest of the siblings.
Rule Six: I have no doubt you are a popular fellow, with many opportunities to date other girls. This is fine with me as long as it is okay with my daughter. Otherwise, once you have gone out with my little girl, you will continue to date no one but her until she is finished with you. If you make her cry, I will make YOU cry.
Starting with the episode 'Goodbye, Part 1', the show's theme was never shown again. Instead, the screen would just fade out and '8 Simple Rules' would just be added to the beginning of the list of actors.
John Ritter received a posthumous Emmy nomination for his performance.
The character 'Paul Hennessy' was ranked #48 in TV Guide's list of the "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time" (20 June 2004 issue).
Rule Five: In order for us to get to know each other, we should talk about sports, politics, and other issues of the day. Please do not do this. The only information I require from you is an indication of when you expect to have my daughter safely back at my house, and the only word I need from you on this subject is "early."
Rule Eight: 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 there is darkness. Places where there is dancing, holding hands, or happiness. Places where the ambient temperature is warm enough to induce my daughter 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. Movies with a strong romantic or sexual theme are to be avoided; movies which feature chainsaws are okay. Hockey games are okay.
Rule Seven: As you stand in my front hallway, waiting for my daughter to appear, and more than an hour goes by, do not sigh and fidget. If you want to be on time for the movie, you should not be dating. My daughter is putting on her makeup, a process which can take longer than painting the Golden Gate Bridge. Instead of just standing there, why don't you do something useful, like changing the oil in my car?
Rule Four: I'm sure you've been told that in today's world, sex without utilizing a "barrier method" of some kind can kill you. Let me elaborate: when it comes to sex, I am the barrier, and I WILL kill you.
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