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Encyclopedia > Charles in Charge
Charles in Charge
Charles in Charge title screen.jpg
The title screen for Charles in Charge
Genre Sitcom
Running time 24:30 (CBS); 22:30 (Syndication)
Creator(s) Michael Jacobs
Barbara Weisberg
Executive producer(s) Al Burton
Starring Scott Baio
Willie Aames
et al.
Country of origin Flag of United States United States
Original channel CBS/syndication
Original run October 3, 1984 - July 24, 1985 (CBS)–January 3, 1987 - December 8, 1990 (syndication)
No. of episodes 126
IMDb profile
TV.com summary

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It was first broadcast from October 3, 1984 until July 24, 1985 and then syndicated from January 3, 1987 until December 8, 1990. 126 original episodes were aired in total. October 3 is the 276th day of the year (277th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... July 24 is the 205th day (206th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 160 days remaining. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In the television industry (as in radio), syndication is the sale of the right to broadcast programs to multiple stations, without going through a broadcast network. ... January 3 is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... December 8 is the 342nd day (343rd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... TV Show Reference Episode is the word usually used to refer to a part of a serial television or radio program. ...


Charles first worked for the Pembroke family: wife Jill, husband Stan, and their three children, Lila, Douglas and Jason. When the show ended its run on CBS and entered syndication in early 1987, the story was explained so that the Pembrokes moved away and the Powells moved into their house, allowing Charles to live downstairs yet again. This time the family consisted of grandfather Walter, mother Ellen (whose husband was in the military and could only visit his family sporadically), and her three kids, Jamie, Sarah and Adam.

Contents

Cast

Main Cast

Actor Role
Scott Baio Charles
Willie Aames Buddy Lembeck
1984–1985
Jennifer Runyon Gwendolyn Pierce
James Widdoes Stan Pembroke
Julie Cobb Jill Pembroke
April Lerman Lila Pembroke
Jonathan Ward Douglas Pembroke
Michael Pearlman Jason Pembroke
1987–1990
James T. Callahan Mr. Walter Powell
Sandra Kerns Mrs. Ellen Powell
Nicole Eggert Jamie Powell
Josie Davis Sarah Powell
Alexander Polinsky Adam Powell
Ellen Travolta Lillian
Justin Whalin Anthony (1988)

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Trivia

  • The theme song was composed by David Kurtz, Michael Jacobs, and Al Burton.
    • The theme song was one of the songs Brian Griffin and Stewie Griffin sing in their TV medley on the Family Guy Live in Vegas album. It was also sung by Peter Griffin during a flashback scene in which he was a security guard at the estate of George Harrison. Peter sang it, staring at the television, while George Harrison's attacker climbed the fence and entered the house.
    • The theme song was one of the songs on Relient K's debut, self-titled album.
    • The theme song was performed by The Blanks on an episode of the sitcom Scrubs and appear on their debut album, Riding the Wave.
    • Conan O'Brien often breaks into the chorus when discussing TV themes or Conan's singing voice.
  • Charles's mother was played by Ellen Travolta, John Travolta's sister. She had previously played the mother of Chachi Arcola, Scott Baio's character on Happy Days and Joanie Loves Chachi. Chachi's real name, incidently, was also Charles.
  • Charles' last name was never revealed in the series; in fact the writers sometimes went out of their way to avoid revealing it.
  • Nicole Eggert went on to star in Baywatch as Summer Quinn. Another actress who appeared on this show and later went on to star in Baywatch was Erika Eleniak. Baio reportedly dated both actresses during the late-1980s and 1990s; however, both he and Eggert, though admitting they were attracted to each other, have denied that they ever dated.[1]
  • Scott Baio has directed many episodes of the show and is credited with his full name Scott Vincent Baio.
  • During the syndicated run, the original airing of the episode did not have a segment after the last commercial break, just the closing credits. A final segment was always filmed, however, and these segments were included in later reruns of the show.

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DVD Information

NBC Universal released a 3-disc DVD of the complete first season of Charles in Charge on DVD February 14, 2006. NBC Universal is a media and entertainment conglomerate formed in May 2004 by the combination of General Electrics NBC with Vivendi Universal Entertainment, part of Vivendi Universal. ...


Notes

  1. ^ "Charles in Charge." Scott Baio, Nicole Eggert, Willie Aames, Josie Davis, Erika Eleniak, Alexander Polinsky, Elizabeth Koopman, Elena Miliaresis, Timothy Kelley. The E! True Hollywood Story. E! Entertainment Television. 2006-05-21.

Scott Baio as Chachi on Happy Days in the 1970s. ... Nicole Elizabeth Eggert (born January 13, 1972) is an American actress of German-Jewish and English descent who jumped to fame with her role as Summer Quinn in the hit TV Series Baywatch. ... Willie Aames (born Albert William Upton July 15, 1960 in Orange County, California, USA) is an actor best known for the roles of Buddy Lembeck on Charles in Charge, Tommy Bradford on Eight is Enough and the voice of Hank on Dungeons & Dragons, the cartoon. ... Josie Davis: American actress and producer. ... Erika Maya Eleniak (born September 29, 1969) is an American Playboy Playmate and actress, best known for her role in Baywatch. ... E! True Hollywood Story is a TV documentary series on the E! Entertainment Television cable and DBS channel that deals with famous Hollywood celebrities, movies, TV shows and well-known public figures. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... May 21 is the 141st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (142nd in leap years). ...

External links

  • Completely Unofficial Charles in Charge page
  • Scott Baio Russian Fan Club

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Charles in Charge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (553 words)
Charles in Charge was an American sitcom series broadcast on CBS which starred Scott Baio as Charles, a college student working as a live-in babysitter.
Charles' last name was never revealed in the series; in fact the writers sometimes went out of their way to avoid revealing it.
"Charles in Charge." Scott Baio, Nicole Eggert, Willie Aames, Josie Davis, Erika Eleniak, Alexander Polinsky, Elizabeth Koopman, Elena Miliaresis, Timothy Kelley.
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