“You make her cry, I make you cry”.
This is only one of Paul Hennessy’s strict rules for dating his teenage daughter.
I’m not a parent, but if I was, I would probably have the same reaction as Papa Hennessy to some of the outfits Bridget wore before sneaking out on a date; raising one teenage daughter has got to be tough, but two? Not to mention the third child, a boy hell bent on winding his sisters up as much as possible.
8 Simple Rules was classic TV comedy, and whether you’re Team Bridget or Team Kerry, it’s safe to say that it was one of those wholesome, family programs that was emotional and poignant as much as it was hilarious.
The young cast will be all grown up by now and probably enforcing their own simple rules on their own kids.
Shall we find out?
Cate Hennessy (Katey Sagal) – THEN
She was the working wife and mother who left her strict husband in charge of the kids while she went off to work as a nurse.
Cate was perhaps not as strict as her husband, but was forced to re-evaluate after Paul’s tragic death.