is an owner's manual for anyone who once had cute little girls and now has teenage daughters and is trying to figure out what happened.
Or maybe you've got a little girl, and are trying to figure out how to prevent her from becoming a teenager.
8 Simple Rules (originally known as 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter) is an American television sitcom that originally aired on ABC from September 17, 2002, to April 15, 2005, with 76 episodes in three seasons. Bruce Cameron's self-improvement book of the same name.
The show, created by veteran comedy writer Tracy Gamble, derives its name and some of its elements from W.
He's been through braces (the most expensive metal on earth), kissing (do they have to use their lips?
), teen "logic" ("I asked if I could go out with Lindsey and you said no, so I went out with Courtney"), and, of course, dating, which leads to the 8 Simple Rules. Wonderful oneliners as "In my opinion a daughter's underwear has the same purpose as the police: to preserve and protect" And about underwear...
Fathers may suspect it's not easy for their daughters to become women, but those same daughters have no idea how hard it is for fathers to stand by and watch. Bruce Cameron, "Having a child mutate into a teenager is a bit like being an airline passenger who must suddenly take over for a stricken pilot and land the plane.
And in this case, the passengers are all yelling, 'I hate you! ' and slamming the door to the cockpit." Cameron has two daughters, so he is doubly aware that raising teenage girls is well, impossible.
After the novelty of newly added ensemble characters wore off, the show shortly returned to its roots.