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In the hilarious first season of Charles in Charge, tag along with teen idol Scott Baio (Happy Days) as he takes on the role of live-in helper at the Pembroke household and soon discovers he needs a little help of his own! Between his college friend Buddy (Willie Aames), his girlfriend Gwendolyn and the three mischievous Pembroke kids, Charles has a lot to learn about growing up when the household — and his love life — are spiraling out of control. Joining Scott Baio are huge rising stars including Meg Ryan, Christina Applegate and Matthew Perry.

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In the hilarious first season of Charles in Charge, tag along with teen idol Scott Baio (Happy Days) as he takes on the role of live-in helper at the Pembroke household and soon discovers he needs a little help of his own! Between his college friend Buddy (Willie Aames), his girlfriend Gwendolyn and the three mischievous Pembroke kids, Charles has a lot to learn about growing up when the household — and his love life — are spiraling out of control. Joining Scott Baio are huge rising stars including Meg Ryan, Christina Applegate and Matthew Perry.

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    Charles in Charge: Pilot

    Jill and Stan Pembroke are a working couple whose uncertain schedules propel them into hiring a nineteen year-old college student, Charles, to move in and help them with their three children: Lila, 14; Douglas, 12; and Jason, 10. It appears Charles has the perfect arrangement while he attends school and does some growing of his own with the help of his best friend, Buddy Lembeck. Charles becomes ecstatic when his dream girl, Gwendolyn Pierce, the campus beauty, accepts a date with him. However, Jill and Stan have to go out for the night -- leaving Charles in charge.

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    Jill and Stan Pembroke are a working couple whose uncertain schedules propel them into hiring a nineteen year-old college student, Charles, to move in and help them with their three children: Lila, 14; Douglas, 12; and Jason, 10. It appears Charles has the perfect arrangement while he attends school and does some growing of his own with the help of his best friend, Buddy Lembeck. Charles becomes ecstatic when his dream girl, Gwendolyn Pierce, the campus beauty, accepts a date with him. However, Jill and Stan have to go out for the night -- leaving Charles in charge.

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    Extracurricular Activity

    Charles is put in the awkward position of helping and encouraging Lila, Jason and Douglas to seek out new and exciting extracurricular activities. The end result is that Jason dreams of soccer stardom; Lila sees herself as a cheerleader; and Douglas eyes the school band -- specifically the triangle instrument. Olympic gold medalist Julianne McNamara guest stars.

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    Charles is put in the awkward position of helping and encouraging Lila, Jason and Douglas to seek out new and exciting extracurricular activities. The end result is that Jason dreams of soccer stardom; Lila sees herself as a cheerleader; and Douglas eyes the school band -- specifically the triangle instrument. Olympic gold medalist Julianne McNamara guest stars.

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    • EPISODE 3

    Another Saturday Night

    Mr. And Mrs. Pembroke are spending the evening out and Charles is babysitting. He is busy preparing for Gwendolyn's visit, with whom he plans to study. Buddy shows up unexpectedly and wants to go to The Lamplight to look at girls. After all, that is what guys should be doing on a Saturday night. Gwendolyn is enraged when she finds out that Charles occasionally hangs out there with his friends. Buddy and she argue heatedly and it just makes matters worse.

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    Mr. And Mrs. Pembroke are spending the evening out and Charles is babysitting. He is busy preparing for Gwendolyn's visit, with whom he plans to study. Buddy shows up unexpectedly and wants to go to The Lamplight to look at girls. After all, that is what guys should be doing on a Saturday night. Gwendolyn is enraged when she finds out that Charles occasionally hangs out there with his friends. Buddy and she argue heatedly and it just makes matters worse.

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    • EPISODE 4

    War

    The Wilsons would like to hire a young lady to take care of the children. Mrs. Pembroke suggests that she spend some time with Charles to see if she's up to it. Much to Charles' embarrassment, Jane (Meg Ryan) turns out to be a very pretty girl who has heard many great things about him. When Charles has his hands full after the Pembroke children declare war, he is talked into remaining neutral by Jane.

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    The Wilsons would like to hire a young lady to take care of the children. Mrs. Pembroke suggests that she spend some time with Charles to see if she's up to it. Much to Charles' embarrassment, Jane (Meg Ryan) turns out to be a very pretty girl who has heard many great things about him. When Charles has his hands full after the Pembroke children declare war, he is talked into remaining neutral by Jane.

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    • EPISODE 5

    Trick or Treat

    In Charles' estimation, Diana Marks is a classy lady, and she has agreed to go on a Halloween date with Buddy. They had only talked with each other a few minutes and suddenly Buddy is worried that Diana won't like him when they have to spend the evening together at the annual Halloween party given by a classmate. Buddy doesn't want to disappoint her, and he is worried that she might consider his costume not original enough. Charles is trying to be a good friend and agrees to meet Diana at the student union before the date.

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    In Charles' estimation, Diana Marks is a classy lady, and she has agreed to go on a Halloween date with Buddy. They had only talked with each other a few minutes and suddenly Buddy is worried that Diana won't like him when they have to spend the evening together at the annual Halloween party given by a classmate. Buddy doesn't want to disappoint her, and he is worried that she might consider his costume not original enough. Charles is trying to be a good friend and agrees to meet Diana at the student union before the date.

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    • EPISODE 6

    Cousin Elliott

    Charles comes home triumphant from a softball game. He is so happy with life, his job, school…Unexpectedly, cousin Elliot shows up at the Pembroke house. His ideas of how to deal with children, what is permissible and what is not, do not necessarily coincide with Charles' opinions. The children drink coffee, overeat on ice cream to the point of stomach aches, Elliot even plans to take Lila -- who is only fourteen years old -- to a dark, smoky night club.

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    Charles comes home triumphant from a softball game. He is so happy with life, his job, school…Unexpectedly, cousin Elliot shows up at the Pembroke house. His ideas of how to deal with children, what is permissible and what is not, do not necessarily coincide with Charles' opinions. The children drink coffee, overeat on ice cream to the point of stomach aches, Elliot even plans to take Lila -- who is only fourteen years old -- to a dark, smoky night club.

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    • EPISODE 7

    Slumber Party

    Charles and Gwendolyn had a fight over something rather trivial, and suddenly he feels he doesn't want to deal with the whole women issue. He's had it with women! He looks around the Pembroke house and realizes that Lila is having all her girlfriends over for a slumber party. He is trapped in the house full of women, and although Buddy drops in and has agreed to stay with him, they are outnumbered.

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    Charles and Gwendolyn had a fight over something rather trivial, and suddenly he feels he doesn't want to deal with the whole women issue. He's had it with women! He looks around the Pembroke house and realizes that Lila is having all her girlfriends over for a slumber party. He is trapped in the house full of women, and although Buddy drops in and has agreed to stay with him, they are outnumbered.

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    • EPISODE 8

    A Date with Enid

    Charles has his hands full. It is pouring rain outside and everyone in the Pembroke household is confined to the house. Stan gave everyone assignments, and he is trying very hard to get caught up on all those things that get postponed. There is the fireplace that needs cleaning, the bathroom that has to be recaulked...however, all these projects get interrupted when Douglas thinks he has found the love of his life in Enid, Lila's friend.

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    Charles has his hands full. It is pouring rain outside and everyone in the Pembroke household is confined to the house. Stan gave everyone assignments, and he is trying very hard to get caught up on all those things that get postponed. There is the fireplace that needs cleaning, the bathroom that has to be recaulked...however, all these projects get interrupted when Douglas thinks he has found the love of his life in Enid, Lila's friend.

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    • EPISODE 9

    Friends and Lovers

    Charles and Gwendolyn decide that college itself puts enough pressure on them and they do not need the additional ones of a serious relationship. There will be plenty of time for that once they have graduated. Charles explains to Stan and Jill Pembroke that, since they are so secure in their relationship, it will only help them appreciate each other more if they go out with other people. Then Gwendolyn has to cut her chemistry studying time with Charles short because she has been asked out on a date that evening. Charles begins fighting the first symptoms of a very serious jealousy attack.

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    Charles and Gwendolyn decide that college itself puts enough pressure on them and they do not need the additional ones of a serious relationship. There will be plenty of time for that once they have graduated. Charles explains to Stan and Jill Pembroke that, since they are so secure in their relationship, it will only help them appreciate each other more if they go out with other people. Then Gwendolyn has to cut her chemistry studying time with Charles short because she has been asked out on a date that evening. Charles begins fighting the first symptoms of a very serious jealousy attack.

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    • EPISODE 10

    Home for the Holidays

    It is Christmas Eve and the Pembroke household is buzzing with activity. Grandma Irene (guest star Rue McLanahan), Stan's mother, is expected for her yearly three-week stay with the grandchildren. Jill is cleaning an already immaculate house and wondering why her mother-in law's visit still upsets her in the manner it did fifteen years ago! Charles is trying to console Jason who is depressed and sad to see him go. Charles plans to go home for the holidays, he will spend his vacation with his parents in Vermont. The phone rings, and Charles' dad informs him that they are completely snowed in. This news makes Jason suddenly feel much better, but Grandma Irene becomes more and more jealous of Charles.

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    It is Christmas Eve and the Pembroke household is buzzing with activity. Grandma Irene (guest star Rue McLanahan), Stan's mother, is expected for her yearly three-week stay with the grandchildren. Jill is cleaning an already immaculate house and wondering why her mother-in law's visit still upsets her in the manner it did fifteen years ago! Charles is trying to console Jason who is depressed and sad to see him go. Charles plans to go home for the holidays, he will spend his vacation with his parents in Vermont. The phone rings, and Charles' dad informs him that they are completely snowed in. This news makes Jason suddenly feel much better, but Grandma Irene becomes more and more jealous of Charles.

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    • EPISODE 11

    Accidental Puppy

    Charles, Buddy, and Gwendolyn have just returned from two days camping out in line for tickets to a Bruce Springsteen concert. They feel that it was a worthy life experience spending the night with fifteen thousand people sleeping with their heads on the curb, but it did not get them tickets to the concert. They still would give a lot to get the tickets -- but how? Charles is still occupied with his problem when Jason and Douglas come in the back door carrying the dog Jason accidentally ran over with his bike. They blame each other for "killing" the dog. All the while, the dog is very much alive, and both boys want Charles' permission to keep it.

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    Charles, Buddy, and Gwendolyn have just returned from two days camping out in line for tickets to a Bruce Springsteen concert. They feel that it was a worthy life experience spending the night with fifteen thousand people sleeping with their heads on the curb, but it did not get them tickets to the concert. They still would give a lot to get the tickets -- but how? Charles is still occupied with his problem when Jason and Douglas come in the back door carrying the dog Jason accidentally ran over with his bike. They blame each other for "killing" the dog. All the while, the dog is very much alive, and both boys want Charles' permission to keep it.

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    • EPISODE 12

    The Commotion

    Charles is pushed for time; the strain shows on his face; he has to meet a deadline for his school paper. His scholarship depends on it, and he has been assigned to write the paper with someone -- his friend Buddy Lembeck. He needs to concentrate, but the noise around him is deafening. Lila has a loud conversation with her girlfriend on the telephone. Stan and Jill are arguing, and Jason and Douglas are trying to put it on tape. Furthermore, Buddy shows up and tells Charles that he has finished with his part of the assignment. Gwendolyn wants to buy a used car and she would like for Charles to look at the car for her as soon as possible -- like that night!

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    Charles is pushed for time; the strain shows on his face; he has to meet a deadline for his school paper. His scholarship depends on it, and he has been assigned to write the paper with someone -- his friend Buddy Lembeck. He needs to concentrate, but the noise around him is deafening. Lila has a loud conversation with her girlfriend on the telephone. Stan and Jill are arguing, and Jason and Douglas are trying to put it on tape. Furthermore, Buddy shows up and tells Charles that he has finished with his part of the assignment. Gwendolyn wants to buy a used car and she would like for Charles to look at the car for her as soon as possible -- like that night!

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    • EPISODE 13

    Mr. President

    Gwendolyn talks Charles into running for freshman class president against the children's cousin Elliot whose hard-to-beat slogan is "fun at all costs". Charles can't find anything wrong with having a little fun in college, but Gwendolyn has a different opinion. She feels that whoever becomes class president will have an effect on campus life for the rest of the year! Why should Elliot Pembroke be able to turn college into a "fun-till-you-drop" circus? Gwendolyn urges Charles to run for president against the fun-loving Elliot because he is running unopposed.

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    Gwendolyn talks Charles into running for freshman class president against the children's cousin Elliot whose hard-to-beat slogan is "fun at all costs". Charles can't find anything wrong with having a little fun in college, but Gwendolyn has a different opinion. She feels that whoever becomes class president will have an effect on campus life for the rest of the year! Why should Elliot Pembroke be able to turn college into a "fun-till-you-drop" circus? Gwendolyn urges Charles to run for president against the fun-loving Elliot because he is running unopposed.

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    • EPISODE 14

    Jill's Decision

    Jill Pembroke has a job promotion to arts and fashion editor, and immediately she finds out that she has more responsibilities that will keep her from spending precious time with her children.

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    Jill Pembroke has a job promotion to arts and fashion editor, and immediately she finds out that she has more responsibilities that will keep her from spending precious time with her children.

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    • EPISODE 15

    Pressure from Grandma

    Charles is in charge of the Pembroke children when their parents are off on a week's vacation in Jamaica, their first one without the kids. Grandma Irene (guest star Rue McClanahan) also arrives to help take care of things. She brings with her a very innovative sample of merchandise, a new kind of pizza which she plans to launch with Charles' assistance.

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    Charles is in charge of the Pembroke children when their parents are off on a week's vacation in Jamaica, their first one without the kids. Grandma Irene (guest star Rue McClanahan) also arrives to help take care of things. She brings with her a very innovative sample of merchandise, a new kind of pizza which she plans to launch with Charles' assistance.

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    • EPISODE 16

    Snowed In

    Mr. And Mrs. Pembroke went to the movies and, on their way out to the car, they realize that in the meantime an incredible blizzard hit the city, leaving them unable to return to their home. There, Charles, the kids plus a bubbling group of Lila's girlfriends are trapped with no food in the refrigerator and no heating.

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    Mr. And Mrs. Pembroke went to the movies and, on their way out to the car, they realize that in the meantime an incredible blizzard hit the city, leaving them unable to return to their home. There, Charles, the kids plus a bubbling group of Lila's girlfriends are trapped with no food in the refrigerator and no heating.

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    • EPISODE 17

    Charles 'R' Us

    No matter how hard Charles and Buddy try, between them they do not have enough cash to even think about going out on dates. There has to be a way for them to make some extra spending money. Buddy's idea of finding household helpers and training them, then placing them for a small fee may be the answer to their cash shortage. What if they could offer somebody with the Good Charleskeeping Seal of Approval? Who would be better suited to find other Charleses than Charles himself?

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    No matter how hard Charles and Buddy try, between them they do not have enough cash to even think about going out on dates. There has to be a way for them to make some extra spending money. Buddy's idea of finding household helpers and training them, then placing them for a small fee may be the answer to their cash shortage. What if they could offer somebody with the Good Charleskeeping Seal of Approval? Who would be better suited to find other Charleses than Charles himself?

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    • EPISODE 18

    Charles' Spring Break

    Charles and his friends, Buddy, Gwendolyn and others, save and scrape together as much money as they possibly can to spend a few days of rest and relaxation in sunny Florida. But unfortunately, as it often happens, all sorts of unexpected problems come up just before they leave and it seems that, once in Florida, Charles cannot get off the telephone with Douglas.

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    Charles and his friends, Buddy, Gwendolyn and others, save and scrape together as much money as they possibly can to spend a few days of rest and relaxation in sunny Florida. But unfortunately, as it often happens, all sorts of unexpected problems come up just before they leave and it seems that, once in Florida, Charles cannot get off the telephone with Douglas.

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    • EPISODE 19

    The Wrong Guy

    Charles and Buddy are excited about their very first bachelor party. At the same time, Lila has been asked out by a young man whom her parents cannot stand. Lila is quite desperate to date him and asks Charles for advice and for approval. Unfortunately, his support backfires on them.

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    Charles and Buddy are excited about their very first bachelor party. At the same time, Lila has been asked out by a young man whom her parents cannot stand. Lila is quite desperate to date him and asks Charles for advice and for approval. Unfortunately, his support backfires on them.

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    • EPISODE 20

    Mr. Brilliant

    Jill Pembroke gives Charles two tickets for a Knicks game. Charles is so excited about this special treat, and because Mrs. Pembroke always does such thoughtful things, that he thinks of a way to do something special in return. In a conversation with Buddy, the name Max Ziegler comes up. Max and her went to high school together and she has been following his brilliant career ever since. She thinks of him as a genius and Charles decides to call Ziegler, aka "Mr. Brilliant" to invite him for dinner. When Stan Pembroke finds out who the guest of honor is, he becomes quite upset, but decides to go along with it to make his wife happy.

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    Jill Pembroke gives Charles two tickets for a Knicks game. Charles is so excited about this special treat, and because Mrs. Pembroke always does such thoughtful things, that he thinks of a way to do something special in return. In a conversation with Buddy, the name Max Ziegler comes up. Max and her went to high school together and she has been following his brilliant career ever since. She thinks of him as a genius and Charles decides to call Ziegler, aka "Mr. Brilliant" to invite him for dinner. When Stan Pembroke finds out who the guest of honor is, he becomes quite upset, but decides to go along with it to make his wife happy.

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    • EPISODE 21

    Meet Grandpa

    Charles and Buddy are getting ready to leave for summer vacation and are frantically looking for jobs, Jason is recovering from knee surgery, and Grampa "drops in" from Alaska, announcing to everyone that he is thinking of retirement, and for some reason he is having a very difficult time recognizing all the children in the Pembroke household.

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    Charles and Buddy are getting ready to leave for summer vacation and are frantically looking for jobs, Jason is recovering from knee surgery, and Grampa "drops in" from Alaska, announcing to everyone that he is thinking of retirement, and for some reason he is having a very difficult time recognizing all the children in the Pembroke household.

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