The next, she's wearing a midriff-baring t-shirt and demanding the car keys.8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter takes us shriek by shriek thorugh the process of raising teenage girls, including braces (the most expensive metal on earth), the telephone (seemingly wired to her nervous system), and, of course, dating (Rule #2: Keep your hands and eyes off my daughter's body, or I will remove them).
So the show isn't quite the mold-breaking comedy phenomenon audiences and ABC had been hoping for (ABC is particularly desperate, after Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
, Dharma and Greg, and Spin City plummeted to ratings oblivion last season).
”We are in uncharted territory here,” said ABC Entertainment chairman Lloyd Braun to the New York Times. It may not be funny television, but it will be great television.
One minute your daughter is wearing bunny slippers and demanding bedtime stories.
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. 7: If your pants hang off your hips, I'll gladly secure them with my staple gun. It is ironic that John Ritter -- who first found fame as Three's Company's Jack Tripper, the closeted, hormonally charged male third of TV's most unwholesome threesome -- is thrust again into the spotlight as a dad who would never dream of letting his two daughters go out with a man like Jack.Had Jack been allowed to age, he might have found that he had more in common with Janet than Chrissy, given her a ring, bought a house in the suburbs, franchised his restaurant and fathered a number of tiny future chefs.Paul is still interested in sex, but regular romps with his wife make it weigh less on his mind.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.