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Charles in Charge 

Not Rated | | Comedy, Family | TV Series (1984–1990)
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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Storyline

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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Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Babysitter 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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Trivia

In the episode "Bottle Baby" (season 3 episode 9), 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 »

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 Growing Pains: Jason Sings the Blues (1991) See more »

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Great sitcom for kids
28 March 2006 | by junk-879See all my reviews

I rented this series for my 11 year old daughter to watch with me,as I had loved it when I was a kid and it was on first-run. I'm happy to say that she loves it, too. It's a wholesome show for kids to watch that is amusing and has a good moral to every show. I find it very refreshing to watch, and enjoy it myself, even after all these years. It's hard to find shows for my daughter to watch that aren't filled with sexual references, even when the show is supposed to be aimed at kids. Yes, the show is dated a bit, but if you're looking for a fun, entertaining, wholesome show for your kids to watch that hasn't been shown to rerun death already on TV, this is the show for you.


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