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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In the episode "Bottle Baby" (season 3 episode 9), it is revealed that Buddy's proper name is Budence, his sister is named Bunence, and their parents are named Florence and Clarence. A later episode also makes reference to him having an Uncle Laurence. See more »

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Stan Pembroke: [to Lila, who - against his orders - went out on a date with a boy he detested] ... You're grounded for three months. No TV, no stereo, no allowance, no phone. Your life is school, homework, eating, sleeping, and chores - *lots* of chores. And if you have any free time, I suggest you spend it dwelling on why you were grounded.
[to Jill]
Stan Pembroke: ...And *don't* bake her any cookies!
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Why isn't this great show on Tv Land
27 August 2002 | by (Palos Park, IL USA) – See all my reviews

This show only airs early Satuday and Sunday moring (in less it is in diffrent in your area) at 4:00-5:00 on Nick. Only two actors were on this series the whole run, and they are Scott Baio and Willie Aames. The actors that were on the series bewteen 1984-1985 are, Julie Cobb, April Lerman, Michael Pearlman, Jennifer Runyon, Jonathan Ward and James Widdoes. Everbody elese except Erika Elkeniak and Justin Whalin started in 1987 and went until the series end in 1990. Charles (Scott Baio) is a college student, who is in charge of the Powells and at at least one other family in the whole series run. And his best friend is Buddy Lembeck (Willie Aames) who is aslo a college student. The Powells are Walter (James T. Callahan), Sara (Josie Davis), Jaime (Nicole Eggert), Ellen (Sandra Kerns), and Adam (Alexander Polinsky). Ellen Travolta came in 1987 playing Charles' mom Lillian who even buys her son's favorite hang out place, Sid's pizzeria. Tv Land please add this show to your line up. If you have never watched this series please watch you will not be sorry. 10/10


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