Charles in Charge

Another Saturday Night

Season 1, Ep 3, Aired 10/17/84
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  • Episode Description
  • Mr. and Mrs. Pembroke are spending the evening out and Charles is baby-sitting. 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 with him 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. Meanwhile the children —— Lila, Jason, and Douglas —— are also home on a Saturday night. They are watching special election results, which unfortunately do not turn out as expected, and Michael Jackson's appearance at the victory party is cancelled. When Mr. and Mrs. Pembroke come home, they help calm things down a bit. Charles realizes that Gwendolyn is very sensitive and not perfect after all, and Buddy is also a special friend who makes the college years fun!moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Scott Baio


  • Julie Cobb

    Jill Pembroke

  • James Widdoes

    Stan Pembroke

  • April Lerman

    Lila Pembroke

  • Jonathan Ward

    Douglas Pembroke

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Charles is going to spend his Saturday night combining a study session with Gwendolyn and taking care of the children.

    By Lady_Lancaster, May 01, 2010

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (11)

    • Gwendolyn: Buddy! Buddy: Yes! Gwendolyn: When I said that you were something out of "Animal House", how did you feel about that? Buddy: Oh, I took it as a compliment.

    • (doorbell rings, Buddy opens door and sees Gwendolyn) Buddy: Charles, it's your mother.

    • Jill: Let's go. Stan: Where? Jill: Up. Stan: What for? Jill: Television. Stan: What's on? Jill: We are. Stan: I love that show.

    • Lila: I go first! Jason: I go first! Lila: I go first! Or I'll grow my nails long and come to your room some night and claw your eyes out. Jason: She goes first.

    • Charles: Since I've come to school here, I found two very good friends. Stan: Well, we appreciate that Charles. Jill: Buddy and Gwendolyn. Stan: We appreciate that too.

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    Trivia (1)

    • In this episode, the Pembroke children are waiting for election results that will determine whether they will be seeing a victory party on television starring Michael Jackson, but several times it is mentioned that the activity is taking place on a Saturday night, and most elections for political office are held on Tuesdays.

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