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Catherine Louise Sagal (born January 19, ) is an American actress and singer-songwriter. She is known for playing Peggy Bundy on Married with Children, Leela on Futurama, and Cate Hennesy on 8 Simple Rules. as the wife of John Ritter in the sitcom 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter in Unfortunately, '8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter' (based on the book by Now Katey Segal's been given more to do and they've introduced two new At that time, if we want to sing the death song for the series, so be it, but I. Making a successful return to situation comedy in , Sagal starred in 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter as Cate Hennessy.
There's also a boy, year-old Rory Martin Spanjerswhose immature machinations are reminiscent of Jack's smarmy best friend, Larry, played with unctuous glee by Richard Kline.
Even beyond these repetitions, the kids are stock sitcom characters. Bridget is the scholastically challenged beauty with boy troubles; Kerry is the insecure middle child who isn't quite as pretty, but is twice as witty as her big sis; Rory's only purpose is to bug his sisters.
While the pilot merely introduces the characters, episode two, entitled "Wall of Shame," is as hackneyed as they come -- a full 30 minutes of Paul complaining that he's missing a big game on TV because he has to deal with his ne'er-do-well offspring. While 8 Simple Rules is "based on" the best-selling book by W. Bruce Cameron, it blatantly swipes elements from nearly every other sitcom on TV. Paul is a sportswriter just like Everybody Loves Raymond's title character. Kerry is also very artistic and keeps a sketchbook.
After she starts dating Bridget's popular ex-boyfriend Kyle, her own popularity increases, and she begins to act a little more like her older sister. He constantly tattles on his sisters, getting twisted pleasure out of it, as per his remark when he had stirred the pot to his liking: Rory is his father's favorite, being the boy.
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He becomes involved in money-making schemes with C. He is commonly seen playing in the living room and mentions wanting a monkey, which he once had by trading some of his father's baseball cards; the monkey was later traded for a guitar, which was short-lived, as Rory annoyed the family with it.
He also delights in showing his friends the private aspects of his sister Bridget's life, mentioning once that his friends looted Bridget's underwear drawer. Rory was hit hard by Paul's death and ended up punching a hole in his wall out of anger, cutting his hand. He covered for it saying he burnt it taking a casserole out of the oven. After he enters high school, Rory matures, leaving C.
However, Rory still had his moments. Jim Egan, portrayed by James Garner —is Cate's father.
Jim served in the Korean War and is proud of his service he angers whenever it is mentioned as a "police action". He is very protective of the family.
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He often sneaks away to smoke tobacco. He is divorced, having formerly resided in Florida before moving into Cate's basement, and often used to try to beat C.
He takes pride in C. Barnes, portrayed by David Spade —is Cate's nephew. He was once in the Army and claims to have studied aerial photography during the Gulf Warand to have received a Purple Heart in combat, which is in complete contrast with his generally childish attitude. He is a teacher at the school and often pursues women, albeit unsuccessfully.
He reveals to them that he was ashamed that he did not live up to be the person Paul had once said he would be and avoided them because of that. He lives along with his grandfather, Jim, in the basement having previously lived in a van, which was burned by that same grandfather. He once dated Mrs. Krupp, his cousins' Kerry and Bridget math teacher, but he ended up cheating on her with his ex-girlfriend Cheryl.
He once revealed that his first initial stands for Corey, but Rory said that was untrue. He is often seen spending time with Rory when not with either Kerry or Bridget.
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His father, Tommy, used to work with Paul. Ed Gibb, portrayed by Adam Arkinis the principal of the local high school. Paul Hennessy John Ritter: John unfortunately passed away in leaving a fond memory and near-sure cancellation contemplations by the suits.
Al Bundy was our hero. We viewers gave him the respect and love he never had. But without Peg's nonchalant, parasitic, lazy lifestyle, Al would've probably been just another Chicago dad instead of the mess that Peg life, actually caused him to be.
Katey was a MILF back then and still is: Cate is the conservative mom and loving wife. I know it sounds boring, but comedically, she fits perfectly.
The Ditzy Blonde Daughter: Bridget played to perfection by Kaley Cuoco: Aside of Gob on Arrested Development, Bridget may well be a shoe-in for any awards given to this archetype. Bridget is shallow, self-centered, not very bright and a tad slutty in his look. She plays the dumb blonde role better than absolutely anyone IMO. One of the high-points of the show. The Overlooked Geeky Daughter: Feels overlooked, under-appreciated and neglected most of the time.
She's Bridget's younger sister in reality she's older than her and the two's extremely opposite personalities and brains cause endless clashes, to much of our amusement. Those characters were the main ones at the time of John Ritter.
Unfortunately enough, the insanely hilarious Larry Miller one of my favorites did not get lots of screen time. After an aortic dissection cost Ritter his life in September 11ththe show was on hiatus for a while. No one thought it could come back, but it did later on, with a couple of new additions.
This began the second phase of the show, and the new characters were: The strict, confident school principal: I saw Adam here and there on talk shows. This was the first time that I saw him do anything. Impressed, is the word I use.