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Charles in Charge Season 1 Episodes

22 Episodes 1984 - 1985

Episode 1

Pilot Episode

30 mins

In the series pilot, Charles is hired to keep tabs on the three Pembroke children, including Lila (April Lerman)---who's tutoring her class's "most excellent hunk" (Michael Sharrett). Gwendolyn: Jennifer Runyon. Buddy: Willie Aames. Stan: James Widdoes.

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Episode 2

Extracurricular Activity

Wed, Oct 10, 1984 30 mins

Despite Charles' encouragement, Jason gets no kick from soccer and Lila feels she can't compete with a perky cheerleader (Olympic gymnastics medalist Julianne McNamara). Scott Baio, April Lerman, Michael Pearlman.

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Episode 3

Another Saturday Night

Wed, Oct 17, 1984 30 mins

When a feud erupts between Buddy and Gwendolyn, Charles is forced to choose between the two. Stan: James Widdoes. Gwendolyn: Jennifer Runyon.

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Episode 4

War

Wed, Oct 24, 1984 30 mins

Douglas and Jason declare war on each other during a visit from an aspiring children's caretaker (Meg Ryan). April Lerman. Douglas: Jonathan Ward. Charles: Scott Baio.

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Episode 5

Cousin Elliot

30 mins

Charles' authority is undermined by the kids' cousin (Jerry Levine), who plans to attend a nearby college. Scott Baio. Lila: April Lerman. Jason: Michael Pearlman.

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Episode 6

Slumber Party

Wed, Nov 14, 1984 30 mins

A spat with Gwendolyn prompts Charles to swear off women---just in time to chaperone Lila's slumber party. Paula: Julianne McNamara. Kim: Samantha Smith.

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Episode 7

Discipline

Wed, Nov 21, 1984 30 mins

Charles defends Douglas, whose teacher gave him an F on his book review---of TV GUIDE. Jonathan Ward. Ms. McCoy: Barbra Horan. Lila: April Lerman.

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Episode 8

Trick or Treat

Wed, Nov 28, 1984 30 mins

Charles' efforts to help Buddy's love life threaten his own with Gwendolyn (Jennifer Runyon). Diana: Kimberly Ross. Charles: Scott Baio. Buddy: Willie Aames.

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Episode 9

A Date with Enid

Wed, Dec 5, 1984 30 mins

Lila's friend (Mandy Ingber) wants to change her plain-Jane looks, which happen to be attractive to Douglas (Jonathan Ward). Lila: April Lerman. Charles: Scott Baio.

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Episode 10

Friends and Lovers

Wed, Dec 12, 1984 30 mins

When Gwendolyn goes out with another guy, Charles regrets the "mature decision" they made to stop dating each other. Charles: Scott Baio. Stan: James Widdoes.

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Episode 11

Home for the Holidays

Wed, Dec 19, 1984 30 mins

Charles may lose his job when Stan's mother (Rue McClanahan) arrives for a visit and then offers to stay on as caretaker. Stan: James Widdoes. Jill: Julie Cobb.

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Episode 12

Accidental Puppy

Wed, Dec 26, 1984 30 mins

The boys want to keep a puppy, Lila insists on wearing makeup and Charles must decide who gets his extra Springsteen ticket. Douglas: Jonathan Ward. Jason: Michael Pearlman. Lila: April Lerman.

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Episode 13

The Commotion

Wed, Jan 2, 1985 30 mins

An uproarious household thwarts Charles' efforts to finish his paper for school.. Stan: James Widdoes. Jill: Julie Cobb. Jason: Michael Pearlman. Buddy: Willie Aames.

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Episode 14

Mr. President

Wed, Jan 16, 1985 30 mins

Gwendolyn persuades Charles to run for president against the Pembroke kids' cousin (Jerry Levine). Gwendolyn: Jennifer Runyon. Buddy: Willie Aames. Charles: Scott Baio.

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Episode 15

Jill's Decision

Wed, Jan 23, 1985 30 mins

Jill's promotion means more work for Charles, who's trying to pursue a new romantic interest (Michelle Nicastro). Jill: Julie Cobb. Douglas: Jonathan Ward. Charles: Scott Baio.

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Episode 16

Pressure From Grandma

Wed, Jan 30, 1985 30 mins

Grandma Irene (Rue McClanahan) tries to strong-arm Charles into her latest scheme: marketing microwave pizza. Stan: James Widdoes. Jill: Julie Cobb.

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Episode 17

Snowed In

Wed, Feb 6, 1985 30 mins

A snowstorm confines Charles and the kids to the house, with a broken furnace, and strands Stan and Jill in their car. Stan: James Widdoes. Jill: Julie Cobb.

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Episode 18

Charles R Us

Wed, Feb 13, 1985 30 mins

Charles and Buddy hope to make money by franchising live-in college-student household helpers. Megan: Meg Ryan. Lila: April Lerman.

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Episode 19

Charles' Spring Break

30 mins

A reservation glitch crams Charles, a coed group of his friends and a tourist (Rodney Kageyama) into one motel room. Scott Baio, Willie Aames, Jonathan Ward.

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Episode 20

The Wrong Guy

Wed, Feb 27, 1985 30 mins

Lila (April Lerman) asks Charles to side with her when she wants to date a boy who doesn't meet with her parents' approval.. Ed: Matt Perry. Stan: James Widdoes.

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Episode 21

Mr. Brilliant

Wed, Mar 13, 1985 30 mins

To repay Jill for her many kindnesses, Charles issues a dinner invitation to her writing mentor whom Stan despises. Scott Baio. Jill: Julie Cobb. Stan: James Widdoes.

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Episode 22

Meet Grampa

30 mins

Jason is upset that Charles is leaving for the summer but delighted at the arrival of his grandfather (Dick O'Neill). Jason: Michael Pearlman. Douglas: Jonathan Ward.

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