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Charles in Charge 

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Charles, a college student, is a live-in housekeeper in the Powell household. Charles, along with his friend Buddy, attempts to juggle his studies, friendships, and duties to the family.
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1990   1989   1988   1987   1985   1984  
2 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Scott Baio ...  Charles 126 episodes, 1984-1990
Willie Aames ...  Buddy Lembeck 126 episodes, 1984-1990
Nicole Eggert ...  Jamie Powell 104 episodes, 1987-1990
Josie Davis ...  Sarah Powell 104 episodes, 1987-1990
Alexander Polinsky ...  Adam Powell 104 episodes, 1987-1990
James T. Callahan ...  Walter Powell 104 episodes, 1987-1990
Ellen Travolta ...  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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Comedy | Family

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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 »

Quotes

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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Referenced in Cornman: American Vegetable Hero (2001) See more »

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This Show is Boooorrrrinngg!
28 February 2005 | by mariazipetphilangeSee all my reviews

This show is really boring! I would rather die than watch it again. I hope that you don't watch it either. Charles in Charge has no story line and it has no plots at all this show makes me hate Scot Baio! I'm surprised it lasted more than a month let alone 6 years! I'm surprised that Nick @ Nite is so pathetic that they would even have this show on at 4:30 at night! Instead they should have Three's Company a better funnier show everyone can agree is great and not pathetic and moronic like Charles in Charge. I'm still trying to get that image of a bad comedy out of my head! I hope that the one person that likes this show is in a mental institution because they must be crazy! It annoys me to see such airtime on TV go to waste because some guy was on Happy Days and wants his own show. It is outrageous! It wasn't even his show! Happy Days wasn't about Scot Baio it was about Harry Winkler and Ron Howard those were the main characters. Its people like Scot Baio that destroy peace in this world. HE'S NOT A STAR!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 1984 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

(126 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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