Season five premiered on September 9, 2000 while season six premiered on October 31, 2001 concluding the series with the last episode airing in November 2001. This is the only episode where Gus Griswold does not appear as he doesn't appear until the next episode.
A military brat named Gustav Griswold (referred to as "Gus") arrives at school to no fanfare during a plan done by the gang.
Mikey rescues Stuart, a stray cat, who wreaks havoc at 3rd Street School. is broke, but through hard work and investments, he becomes the richest kid in school and grows mad with power. The gang investigates an urban legend of a kid who stays in the library for recess. After a savage food fight occurs in the cafeteria, the entire student body is interrogated by Miss Finster as a way to find the culprit. and the gang are branded criminals after they accidentally break the statue of the town's founder, which leads to a court case where, if found guilty, the gang will be sent to different schools.
When the gang loses Stuart, he is found by the Ashleys, thus starting a fight between the two groups over ownership of the cat. discovers that while he was out sick, the school has undergone a currency implementation, Monster Stickers. When they discover the girl, they introduce her to the playground. finds out about the first Señor Fusion movie and vows to see the first show, but Principal Prickly (who's a fan of Señor Fusion) challenges T. to a trivia contest where Prickly will let the school go see the movie if T. Gus knows who started it, but refuses to tell Miss Finster, out of fear he will be labeled a tattletale. This episode pays homage to both the 1979 film, Escape from Alcatraz and the 1987 film, Full Metal Jacket.
Principal Prickly's brother (voiced by Martin Mull) is principal of a rival elementary school.
The show premiered on August 31, 1997 with the first season spanning 26 episodes.
The first season focused on Paul being left in charge of the kids after Cate takes a full-time job as a nurse, with comedic emphasis on his often strict rules concerning his daughters and dating.
The series' name and premise 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. While 8 Simple Rules was renewed for a second season and production had begun, Ritter's sudden death in September 2003 left the series in an uncertain position.
While everyone is impressed with the way he handles the class, T. wants everyone else to remember how great Miss Grotke is.
In this send-up of film noir crime movies (and shown in black-and-white just like one), Gretchen is called into Principal Prickley's office for a string of offenses she committed in order to get back her missing handheld computer. and Vince become fans of "The Barnaby Boys", a series of children's novels that follow the adventures of two teenage sleuths -- and get in over their heads when they try to uncover the mystery of the temporary janitor.