In several episodes, characters drink "Safeway Select" colas.
The Safeway Brands are only available in Safeway Company Stores in the Western US and Canada, in and around the Chicagoland area and at some select convenience stores in the Eastern US. No Safeway Company Stores exist in or around Detroit.
These stereotypes are based on, in part, infrequent situations that tend to be remembered.
Teenage boys have certain - and sometimes incorrect - stereotypes attached to them, such as always being angry, moody, violent, and rude.
One of the nicest memories of teenage guys is the first crush. The feeling like the attraction,upset, infatuation, etc, are brand new and commonly temporary, but most of guys feel like it is going to last for a lifetime.
Teenage phase also is the period that guys need to learn how to build relationships with many people around them and also how to attract girls.
"8 Simple Rules" is showing the family adapting to the hole that has been torn in their lives that can never be filled. The writers go for the easy sells and go cash their sponsor checks.
"8 Simple Rules" has gone beyond such shallow ends to bring us a show we can all appreciate.