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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
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Charles's last name is never mentioned. In fact, at times the writers had to go out of their way to avoid mentioning his, or his mother's surname. This lead people to think that Scott Baio was once again playing the role of Charles Arcola aka "Chachi" from Happy Days (1974) and Joanie Loves Chachi (1982). Ellen Travolta, played Scott Baio's mother on all three series. On Charles in Charge (1984) her name was Lillian and on the previous two series she was Louisa Arcola-Delvecchio. See more »
[Charles finds Douglas at work with a skateboard]
... Doug, do you need help tightening those wheels?
I'm not tightening them; I'm loosening them.
That's very dangerous!
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.
[confiscating the skateboard]
That's not a crime punishable by death.
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Charles in Charge was just about the best show you could grow up watching. I love Scott Baio, and I think both families were great! It would be great if Charles were in Charge of me!!! I've always thought that if I ever had a live in babysitter, Charles would be the one for me.
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