Trivia / 8 Simple Rules

  • Actor Allusion: Paul in the Three's Company dream sequences (though he was Mr.Roper).
  • The Cast Showoff: Katey Sagal got to show her singing talent twice in the show. Kaley Cuoco, a former tennis player, got to play tennis twice on the show as well.
  • The Character Died with Him: Paul Hennessy, played by John Ritter.
  • The Danza: Katey Sagal as Cate Hennessy; James Garner as Jim Egan.
  • Dawson Casting/Playing Gertrude: the older daughter was played by Kaley Cuoco, b. 1985; the younger daughter was played by Amy Davidson, b. 1979.
    • Teens Are Short: Justification for why Amy plays the younger daughter rather than the older.
  • Playing Against Type: Katey Sagal's Cate Hennessy is the polar opposite of Peg Bundy. She actually cares about her kids and husband.
  • Type Casting: Kaley Cuoco as the bubbly blonde with most guys after her.