Paul's teenage daughters are dating, which sparks the use of the "8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter".
The show, created by veteran comedy writer Tracy Gamble, derives its name and some of its elements from W.
Rule Five: It is usually understood that in order for us to get to know each other, we should talk about sports, politics, and other issues of the day. The only information I require from you is 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 Six: I have no doubt you are a popular fellow, with many opportunities to date other girls.
There are no laser-pointers in my house, I tell you this only to clarify the meaning of the “red dot” on your forehead..) You may glance at her, so long as you do not peer at anything below her neck.If you cannot keep your eyes or hands off of my daughter’s body, I will remove them…this is why I carry a Leatherman.8 Simple Rules is about an American married couple with three children and is set in a suburb of Detroit, Michigan.The father, Paul Hennessy (John Ritter), was a sportswriter who is prompted by his wife Cate's (Katey Sagal) return to nursing to take a more active role in raising their two teenage daughters, Bridget (Kaley Cuoco), and Kerry (Amy Davidson), and son Rory (Martin Spanjers).Rule Three: I am aware that it is considered fashionable for boys of your age to wear their trousers so loosely that they appear to be falling off their hips.Please don’t take this as an insult, but you and all of your friends are morons.Ritter's character in the series was not replaced following his death on September 11, 2003.After entering a hiatus, the series continued without Ritter, incorporating the death of his character.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.