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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3 October 1984 (USA)  »

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Scott Baio (Charles) and Willie Aames (Buddy Lembeck) are the only actors to appear in all 126 episodes of the series. 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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Guilty Pleasure for sure
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Yes I admit I like this show. I enjoyed the first family more but the banter between Mr. Powell , the grandpa , curmudgeon military man vs. silly,naive, party animal, reckless Buddy Lembeck was truly magic and fun to watch every episode. I thought Scott Baio character was horrible on Happy Days and ChaChi was a shark jumper for that show. On this show , I felt that Scott Baio was a great character as the 'nanny' so to speak. It was a light show and thoroughly enjoyable. Not great acting, not exactly ALL IN THE FAMILY status, but it worked and it did not pretend to be something it was not. A light show with OK acting and good for a few wholesome laughs.


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