Bruce Cameron's book 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter.
B: Asking my oldest daughter if that guy I saw her talking to yesterday at school was her boyfriend? See more » The opening sequence of the first season featured Kerry, Kate, Bridget and Paul each looking at Bridget's or Kerry's new date one at a time (the scene is viewed from the latter's perspective), the camera panning down to the doormat with the show's title, and finally Rory taunting the date.Rory's taunt changed in every opening sequence (although they were often repeated between non-consecutive episodes).See more » The writers of "8 Simple Rules" should be commended for the manner in which they handled John Ritter's death.Cate teaches sex education at Bridget's school and gets suspicious when she reads a submission where a girl's older boyfriend was coming from Maryland and she felt pressured to have sex.Bridget tries to cover it up by saying that this was a girl from Maryland, Lara O'Neal (which turned out to be made-up; Bridget herself was the one who wrote the question).
After Ritter's sudden death, Katey Sagal took over the show's starring position for the rest of the series' run. 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.