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Stuck as the second banana to his sisters, youngest son Rory (Martin Spanjers) sees the least amount of airtime and is relegated to silly little escapades like buying a surfboard (they live in Michigan) or secretly keeping a monkey/snake/rat as a pet.
That and hiding in his sisters' closet, then reporting what he hears to Paul.
As the season progressed, the show took on a more traditional ensemble feel and even the coming of age aspect was slightly diminished.
Plotlines soon became typical family conundrums, not always focusing on how growing up affects both the teenager and the parents.
The two get a lion's share of airtime, as they are the titular "teenage daughters" whom Paul is trying to protect.
The title is somewhat misleading, as it doesn't truly reflect the coming of age theme aspect of the episodes.
Attempting to be a good father, Paul has heart-to-hearts with both his daughters, despite their constant criticism of his clothes and outdated slang.
His ineptitude is often his undoing, and his need to be both father and friend leads to a strained relationship with his children.
What separates Rory from his sisters aside from gender is that he isn't so easily embarrassed by his father's presence, and there is a natural "hero worship" that the son holds for his dad.
Being the only boy has its benefits as Rory is easily Paul's favorite, and he uses this fact to his advantage several times.slot would be devoted to family-friendly programming. shows such as "The Drew Carey Show", "My Wife & Kids", and "America's Funniest Home Videos" were joined by two newcomers: sitcom "8 Simple Rules" and the reality show "Extreme Makeover." The "Happy Hour" concept did not last long, as the following season saw gritty anti-terrorist drama "Threat Matrix" and newsmagazine "Primetime" claiming the first hour of certain nights.