Which is confusing and slightly amazing to me, because it leaves me wondering how the dads who feel this way manage to avoid being crushed under the weight of all the irony.First of all, this whole thing neglects to take one important factor into consideration – girls are just as interested in sex as boys.Just check out Kevin Hart’s Super Bowl ad for Hyundai: A young man picks Hart’s daughter up for a date, which is then ruined by Hart, who stalks them, glaring threateningly at the poor guy every time he starts to put his arm around the girl.Actually, you can watch virtually happen—that evening. Usually quietly seething, frustrated by her father’s interference, but accepting it as an inevitability.So I’m trying to figure out why this kid is scared of him.And also why he’s clearly not the slightest bit scared of “There’s something revoltingly archaic to me about the idea that a father’s job is to fend off male admirers in an attempt to keep his daughter “pure” as long as possible, like we’re still living in medieval times.” There’s a pervasive and intractable assumption in our society that fathers and their daughters’ boyfriends are natural adversaries.8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter (also known as 8 Simple Rules for the third and final season) is an American sitcom, originally starring John Ritter and Katey Sagal.
I go inside to grab some food from the platters we’ve put out, and my daughter sidles up to me, breathtakingly gorgeous in a form-fitting long blue dress. He’s scared of Dad.” Her boyfriend cheerfully agrees that, yes, he’s scared of her father. He literally appeared on CNN a few weeks ago to talk about how much he loves our gay son.
The first three episodes of the show's second season had been completed when Ritter reportedly suffered an undiagnosed aortic dissection.
After Ritter had experienced discomfort during his rehearsal of the show in the afternoon of September 11, 2003, crew members took him to a nearby hospital, where he suddenly died that night following a misdiagnosis of a heart attack.
I escaped it for 17 years of parenthood, but the odds were always stacked against me.
I have two beautiful and intelligent daughters, and eventually a boy smart enough to see it was going to come calling. My daughter and her boyfriend spend almost every free moment they have in our house.
The show's premise and title were derived from the book 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter: And Other Tips from a Beleaguered Father (Not That Any of Them Work) by W. The third season (after Ritter's death) took a creative turn, revolving more around cousin C. (David Spade) and grandfather Jim (James Garner), than the immediate Hennessy family, more specifically not revolving around the raising of the Hennessy girls.
After the novelty of newly added ensemble characters wore off, the series returned to its original format.
James Garner and David Spade joined the cast afterward.
ABC cancelled the series on May 17, 2005 after three seasons because of low ratings.
The idea of dad polishing his gun while meeting the new boyfriend is often the lazy commentary when it comes to how fathers will handle their daughters dating.
That leads to memes like this one that spell out the “rules” boys will have to follow. Unfortunately, even when it’s mentioned in jest, there are more than a few nuggets of truth when this subject is discussed in my online dad communities.