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Charles in Charge

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.

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Last Episode

05x26 Almost Family Aired: Jul. 30, 1990

Lillian forgets to mail her sister Sally's birthday present, so she asks Charles to go to Brooklyn to deliver it to the car wash where Sally …

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Charles in Charge is Canceled/Ended
The show had 5 seasons and 126 episodes air between 1984 and 1990.

Series Info

Type:
Scripted
Premiered:
Oct. 03, 1984
Status:
Canceled/Ended
Runtime:
30 min.
Aired:
1984 - 1990
To-Date:
5 Seasons
126 Episodes
Network
Syndicated TV Network
Genre

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Character Guide

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Series Fun Facts

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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
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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 and Joanie Loves Chachi. Ellen Travolta, played Scott Baio's mother on all three series. On Charles in Charge her name was Lillian and on the previous two series she was Louisa Arcola-Delvecchio.
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  • 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…
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    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.
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  • The role of Charles was written for Michael J. Fox, who declined.
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