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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 » Network: ABC; Genre: Family Sitcom; Content Rating: TV-G; Classification: Contemporary (star range: 1 - 4); Season Reviewed: Season 2 Unfortunately, '8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter' (based on the book by W.

Bruce Cameron) will most likely be remembered as the last series that comedian John Ritter worked on before his tragic, sudden death in 2003.

It is charming, smoother, richer and more resonant as a character comedy without relying on condescending clichés ("the dotting wife and idiot husband" for one aren't present).

Plus, it's ambitiously titled in a current TV climate where people think audiences get confused if a show title is longer than 3 words.

It was him that was the star, he was much of the reason I was drawn to the show, and it was his impeccable comic delivery that was able to elicit a laugh-out-loud response.

In the wake of the tragedy, the show attempted what at the time might have been unthinkable.

I've criticized ABC in the past for recklessly mismanaging its shows for years - sending great shows on the chopping block far too soon - but in this case they and the "Rules" show-runners did exactly the right thing.

It couldn't have happened to a more pleasant and unlikely series.

Before that startling jolt of reality intruded on its world '8 Simple Rules' was as passive and insignificant as family sitcoms get.

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