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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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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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Trivia

In Charles in Charge: Bottle Baby (1988), 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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18 September 1999 | by Spiffy-TiffySee all my reviews

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 1984 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(126 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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