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Charles in Charge 

Charles, a college student, is a live-in housekeeper in the Powell household. Charles, along with his friend Buddy, attempts to juggle his studies, friendships, and duties to the family.
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Scott Baio ...  Charles 126 episodes, 1984-1990
Willie Aames ...  Buddy Lembeck 126 episodes, 1984-1990
Nicole Eggert ...  Jamie Powell 104 episodes, 1987-1990
Josie Davis ...  Sarah Powell 104 episodes, 1987-1990
Alexander Polinsky ...  Adam Powell 104 episodes, 1987-1990
James T. Callahan ...  Walter Powell 104 episodes, 1987-1990
Ellen Travolta ...  Lillian 70 episodes, 1987-1990
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Storyline

Charles, a college student, moves in with the Powell family as the housekeeper, baby-sitter, and friend to the children. Along with his best friend, Buddy, Charles attempts to manage his life, especially college and girls, as well as tend to the family. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Family

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USA

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English

Release Date:

3 October 1984 (USA) See more »

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Babysitter See more »

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Runtime:

(126 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Originally broadcast for a year on CBS (October 1984-July 1985), then went to first-run syndication starting in January 1987. See more »

Quotes

Charles: [Charles finds Douglas at work with a skateboard] ... Doug, do you need help tightening those wheels?
Douglas Pembroke: I'm not tightening them; I'm loosening them.
Charles: That's very dangerous!
Douglas Pembroke: I hope so; this is Jason's skateboard. He used my baseball glove to clean his fish tank! He's gotta be taught a lesson.
Charles: [confiscating the skateboard] That's not a crime punishable by death.
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Stupid. Stupid. Stupid!!!
10 March 2003 | by yonkoSee all my reviews

I am a child of the 80s and I grew up watching Charles in Charge. I never really liked it then but for some reason I watched it. I guess I watched it to drool over Jami Powell. So right now it's 4:30 am and I am watching it on Nick @ Nite. Thank god it's only on at 4:30.

Charles in Charge is soooooo moronic, predictable, and stupid. I think the script was written by 5th grade special ed students. And Buddy Lembeck has to be one of the most irritating characters to ever be on television.

If you can't sleep just turn on Nick @ Nite watch Charles in Charge. It will bore you to death.


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