Charles in Charge

1987, TV Show

Full Episodes(126)

Latest Episode: Almost Family

Jan 16, 1990 Season 5 Episode 26 watch on (Paid)

When Lillian forgets to mail her sister Sally a birthday present, she asks Charles to deliver it to her at the car wash in Brooklyn. As part of the divorce settlement, Sally has taken over the car wash. When Charles arrives, Sally tells him the business has not been doing well for about a year. She was about to pay her income tax and did not have enough for money for the lease payment, and she is afraid she will have to close up. But she is determined to show her ex-husband that she can make a profit from the business.

Fair Exchange

Jan 18, 1990 Season 5 Episode 25

Jamie is invited to New Mexico to visit her cousin Amanda, but she would rather stay at home, so Sarah goes in her place. Sarah meets Amanda and her family for the first time, including Nikki, the foreign exchange student who is staying with the family. Sarah and Nikki soon discover that Sarah's cousins never talk seriously to each other, and they don't sit down together at the dinner table at the same time. The parents are preoccupied with their careers and never seem to be around to give their children advice. Nikki decides he is going to bring the family closer together.
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Charles Be DeMille

Jan 19, 1990 Season 5 Episode 24

In the series finale, Sarah's class field trip is cancelled due to lack of funding, so Charles volunteers to direct a benefit show to raise the necessary money. Buddy gets various acts to audition for Charles, including the entire Powell family. At the same time, Charles finds out that he has to take an exam to get accepted at Princeton for his post-graduate work, and it happens to be on the same date as the benefit. Buddy fills in as director, but soon everyone realizes that he is not organized and cannot handle the job. As Charles is about to take the exam from Prof. Hastings, he realizes he has let everyone down at the show. Stay tuned for the surprise ending of Charles in Charge!
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Teacher's Pest

Jan 15, 1990 Season 5 Episode 23

The Powell children are tired of having to go places with their grandfather, so they get Charles to convince Walter to take a history class at the college where Charles is an assistant teacher. The next day, Walter shows up for class and listens to Charles lecture on World War II, correcting Charles on his facts, then informs the class he will give them private lessons. Now that Walter has found a new interest, the Powell children feel they are being ignored because Walter has no time for them.
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Seeing Is Believing

Jan 17, 1990 Season 5 Episode 22

The Powell family plans a surprise birthday party for Mrs. Powell, and it is up to Charles to pick up the cake that evening. After Charles gets the cake, he stops by school and gets trapped in an elevator with a beautiful girl, Kelly Morgan. At home, the Powells are preparing for the party, and they begin to worry about Charles' whereabouts with the cake. Meanwhile, Charles and Kelly are waiting in the elevator for help, and while they finish off the whole cake, they find that they have a lot in common. Suddenly, the elevator doors open, and when they walk out Charles notices that Kelly is blind.
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La Cage Aux Fools

Jan 14, 1990 Season 5 Episode 21

Sarah discovers that experiments on animals are being conducted at Copeland College, but Charles does not believe her. After finding out that a professor is doing research with monkeys and losing the bet to Sarah, he and Buddy decide to lock themselves into a cage at the diner and soon, the diner is filled with students and a TV camera crew. When Charles and Buddy discover that they have no key, they are taken to the college science department where they have to spend the night. Meanwhile, the Powell children think that Charles has forgotten about his promise to take them to the movies, and they are upset.
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Lost Resort

Jan 12, 1990 Season 5 Episode 20

Charles is offered a job during spring break to work at the reservations desk at a resort hotel in Hawaii managed by his professor's brother. When Charles realizes that he cannot accept the job because of his obligations to the Powell family, he asks Buddy if he is interested. Buddy is otherwise committed, but offers it to his cousin Dudley, who accepts. In the meantime, the Powells decide that Charles needs to get away and encourage him to accept the job. Charles does so, not realizing that Dudley has too.
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The Dead Puck Society

Jan 13, 1990 Season 5 Episode 19

Charles is assigned to teach Sarah's high school history class, and he splits the class into co-ed teams, pairing Sarah with Russell Davis, a popular new transfer student. Their first assignment is an essay, but Sarah ends up doing most of the work. Charles knows that Russell is taking advantage of Sarah and has a talk with her, but she is convinced that Russell has a crush on her. Russell tells Sarah that he cannot write his essay because he is thinking about her and cannot concentrate on writing, and Sarah begins writing his essay.
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Frankie and Mommy

Jan 11, 1990 Season 5 Episode 18

Lillian (Ellen Travolta) considers marrying an old boyfriend.
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All That Chaz

Jan 10, 1990 Season 5 Episode 17

Charles (Scott Baio) takes on a whole new personality after he accidentally bumps his head.
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Let's Quake a Deal

Jan 08, 1990 Season 5 Episode 16

After a recent earthquake, Walter Powell asks Charles to teach the Powell children emergency procedures to prepare them for the next quake. Charles discovers that an emergency drill is not realistic enough, so he invents a device to help people practice for a real quake -- a battery-operated belt that shakes your body, called the 'Quake-Maker.'
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Frankie and Mommy

Jan 11, 1990 Season 5 Episode 15

While Charles is working at the diner, Frankie Romano, a salesman, stops in to sell his 'Dog-O-Matic,' a device that turns food into the shape of a hot dog. Moments later, Lillian arrives and rushes into Frankie's arms. She tells Charles that they almost married years ago, but he introduced her to his best friend instead, who was Charles' father. Charles is upset that Frankie and Lillian are spending so much time together.
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Brain Man

Jan 06, 1990 Season 5 Episode 14

Charles has to find a job that will pay quick cash to buy a computer, so he and Buddy volunteer to participate in E.S.P. testing. At the test center, Buddy surprisingly gets every test correct, and Charles begins to believe that Buddy really does have E.S.P. Buddy predicts a woman will come into Charles' life, and shortly thereafter Charles meets Lily Stevens. Soon everything Buddy predicts begins to come true. The next day, Buddy warns Charles that he had a vision that Lily's father wants to shoot him!
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Don't Rock the Vote

Jan 07, 1990 Season 5 Episode 13

Jamie is given the option of writing a civics paper or running for a class office. She opts to run for student body president, so she can do away with school rules. Sarah asks Charles for advice on how to save the school from Jamie, and he suggests she should either run against Jamie or lower her scholastic goals. So Sarah decides to run for the presidency also. On election day, the competition begins to heat up, and Jamie enlists Buddy as her campaign manager.
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Buddy Flips a Disc

Jan 05, 1990 Season 5 Episode 12

Lillian is nervous about the city inspector's examination of her diner as well as Buddy's radio show, which will be broadcast live from 'The Yesterday Café.' Buddy is concerned that he will not be able to fill up the air time on his own, so he begs Walter and the Powell kids to help out and be his guests. The next day at the diner, the inspector arrives to check on the electrical wiring and announces that he is closing the place unless Lillian pays him off. Meanwhile, Buddy panics just as he is about to go on the air. The Powell children appear, and Buddy convinces Charles to entertain the audience.
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