Charles in Charge (1984–1990)

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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 ... See full summary »

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 Charles (126 episodes, 1984-1990)
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 Buddy Lembeck (126 episodes, 1984-1990)
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 Jamie Powell (104 episodes, 1987-1990)
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 Sarah Powell (104 episodes, 1987-1990)
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 Adam Powell (104 episodes, 1987-1990)
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 Walter Powell (104 episodes, 1987-1990)
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 Lillian (70 episodes, 1987-1990)
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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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Originally broadcast for a year on CBS (October 1984-July 1985), then went to first-run syndication starting in January 1987. See more »

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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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Great sitcom for kids
28 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I rented this series for my 11 year old daughter to watch with me,as I had loved it when I was a kid and it was on first-run. I'm happy to say that she loves it, too. It's a wholesome show for kids to watch that is amusing and has a good moral to every show. I find it very refreshing to watch, and enjoy it myself, even after all these years. It's hard to find shows for my daughter to watch that aren't filled with sexual references, even when the show is supposed to be aimed at kids. Yes, the show is dated a bit, but if you're looking for a fun, entertaining, wholesome show for your kids to watch that hasn't been shown to rerun death already on TV, this is the show for you.


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