Charles in Charge (TV Series 1984–1990) Poster



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Referenced in 

Night of 100 Stars II (1985) (TV Movie)
Part of the "TV Stars" segment
ALF: Make 'em Laugh (1990) (TV Episode)
ALF is offered a regular role on the series. Eric later replaces Scott Baio as the protagonist.
Saturday Night Live: Sting (1991) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by David Spade on Weekend Update
Cheers: I'm Getting My Act Together and Sticking It in Your Face (1991) (TV Episode)
When Frasier mentions his favorite British author "Charles", Norm finishes by saying "in charge".
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Cave Dwellers (1991) (TV Episode)
Crow: Is Charles in Charge over? Thanks for helping out.
Growing Pains: Jason Sings the Blues (1991) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Giant Gila Monster (1992) (TV Episode)
Tom: "Is Charo in charge?"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Magic Sword (1992) (TV Episode)
Frank: Well, enough Charles in Charge.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Rebel Set (1992) (TV Episode)
"Scenes from Charles in Charge"
Kicking and Screaming (1995)
Otis asks whether the show was originally a movie
Saturday Night Live: David Schwimmer/Natalie Merchant (1995) (TV Episode)
Recordings of Charles in Charge turn friends off while preparing a surprise party
This Space Between Us (1999)
sings theme song' acknowledged in on-screen credits also
Beastie Boys: Video Anthology (2000) (Video)
Referenced in the song "Hey Ladies".
Cornman: American Vegetable Hero (2001)
numerous mentions
Family Guy: The Thin White Line (2001) (TV Episode)
Peter watches this show and sings the theme song.
Frank McKlusky, C.I. (2002)
Mentioned by Frank.
Scrubs: My Nightingale (2002) (TV Episode)
Ted's "band" continues their practice by singing the theme song.
Johnson 2: The Passion of the Johnson (2005) (Video)
Yurgen says he's watching the show on TV.
Cursed (2005)
Ellie mentions it while talking to Scott Baio
Comedy Central Roast of Pamela Anderson (2005) (TV Special)
Pamela guest starred on an ep. of this show and a clip from that ep. was shown
Saturday Night Live: Steve Carell/Kanye West (2005) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during airplane skit
Life After Tomorrow (2006)
It is mentioned that April Lerman acted on this show.
Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of 'Diff'rent Strokes' (2006) (TV Movie)
This show is one of the squares on the network schedule board.
My Name Is Earl: Randy in Charge: Of Our Days and Our Nights (2007) (TV Episode)
title references the theme song from this show
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead (2009)
mentioned in dialogue
The Simpsons: Father Knows Worst (2009) (TV Episode)
Title on shirt and talked about in cafeteria
The Venture Bros.: Blood of the Father, Heart of Steel (2009) (TV Episode)
Sargeant Hatred tells Hank that he is Charles in Charge of him.
Scrubs: Our True Lies (2010) (TV Episode)
Ringtone heard
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.24 (2010) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that Nicole Eggert was on the show
Melissa & Joey: Pilot (2010) (TV Episode)
Joe compares himself to Charles.
Good Luck Charlie: Charlie in Charge (2010) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Family Guy: Road to the North Pole (2010) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon: Episode #3.42 (2011) (TV Episode)
Jimmy Fallon performs the theme as Bob Dylan
Chuck: Chuck Versus the Muuurder (2011) (TV Episode)
General Beckman says, "Chuck, you're in charge."
Conan: Are You There, God? It's Me - Your Loanshark (2011) (TV Episode)
Conan mentions 'Charles Manson in Charge' during the Conologue
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.39 (2011) (TV Episode)
Jimmy Fallon sings the theme song in Bob Dylan style
Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.42 (2012) (TV Episode)
The television show is named in reference to an incident with Charlie Sheen.
The Cleveland Show: The Men in Me (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Saturday Night Live: Will Ferrell/Usher (2012) (TV Episode)
Referenced in the cold opening
DVD-R Hell: Bibleman (2012) (TV Episode)
Dr. Insano paraphrases the theme song to this show in his closing rant.
Jimmy Fallon's Primetime Music Special (2012) (TV Special)
Jimmy Fallon plays Bob Dylan singing the show's theme song
The Crazy Ones: Zach Mitzvah (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Neighbors: Close Encounters of the Bird Kind (2014) (TV Episode)
A photo of Scott Baio adorns Larry's wall of leaders because Charles "was famously in charge."
Melissa & Joey: Don't Look Back in Anger (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Joe.
American Dad!: Now and Gwen (2014) (TV Episode)
Stan wears a "Charles in Charge" hat
Cougar Town: This One's for Me (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Teen Titans Go!: Oil Drums (2015) (TV Episode)
Other popular 80's shows listed down by Cyborg
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: The Mattress (2015) (TV Episode)
Title song sung
The Goldbergs: Baio and Switch (2016) (TV Episode)
Beverly refers to it as "Chachi in Charge".
Supernatural: Red Meat (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Hit Men (2016)
Hillard's song as Charlie enters includes the line "he's Charles and he's in charge"
Charles s'en souvient (2016) (Video)
DVD bonus feature
Superstore: Spokesman Scandal (2016) (TV Episode)
Amy sings the theme song
Real Time with Bill Maher: Episode #15.18 (2017) (TV Episode)
Bill compares Jared Kushner to the title character

Featured in 

Frank McKlusky, C.I. (2002)
A quick scene from this show is featured in the movie.
I Love the '80s Strikes Back: 1988 (2003) (TV Episode)
Clips from the television series are shown while the cast comment on it.
Half Nelson (2006)
Clips shown
E! True Hollywood Story: Charles in Charge (2006) (TV Episode)
features clips from this show
The O'Reilly Factor: Episode dated 1 February 2008 (2008) (TV Episode)
Clips of this show are featured during the interview with Willy Aames.
Family Guy: New Kidney in Town (2011) (TV Episode)
watched by Peter, Quagmire and Joe
Parenthood: I Don't Want to Do This Without You (2011) (TV Episode)
Adam watches this show on TV
The Eighties: Raised on Television (2016) (TV Episode)
clips shown

Spoofed in 

Cornman: American Vegetable Hero (2001)
"Charles in Charge" spoof featuring Lloyd Kaufman, Cornman, Sgt. Kabukiman NYPD, and Toxic Avenger
Family Guy: Road to Rupert (2007) (TV Episode)
Peter's 80's television montage spoofs opening scenes various sitcoms, including this one.
Robot Chicken: Losin' the Wobble (2007) (TV Episode)
Ray's in charge of our days and our nights, although usually he can't tell one from the other

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