Charles in Charge

Extracurricular Activity

Season 1, Ep 2, Aired 10/10/84
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  • Episode Description
  • 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. Jason returns home battered and bruised and not on the team, Lila does have the cheerleader personality, while Douglas made the school band and gets to play the triangle. Stan and Jill are upset at the frustration and humiliation Lila and Jason have gone through -- and Charles is asked to straighten out the situation. Meanwhile, Gwendolyn Pierce is trying to get Charles to join the college school play, and Buddy wants him to join the swim team. Charles sets Gwendolyn and Buddy aside and coaches Lila the technique of being an exuberant cheerleader. When she succeeds, she decides to remain with the student council. He learns that a school bully would not allow Jason to try out for the team and has Jason face him. When matters are resolved, he explains to Gwendolyn and Buddy that his extracurricular activity is taking care of the kids!moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Scott Baio


  • Julie Cobb

    Jill Pembroke

  • James Widdoes

    Stan Pembroke

  • April Lerman

    Lila Pembroke

  • Jonathan Ward

    Douglas Pembroke

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Things are tough for Charles as he tries to be all things to all people and finds that it's impossible - but it's certainly entertaining to watch him try!

    By Lady_Lancaster, May 01, 2010

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (10)

    • Jason: Jason sets, Jason shoots. Charles: Jason dies if he breaks anything.

    • Lila: Now, Buddy, think, what comes after Q? Buddy: Tip.

    • (Charles catches Jason eating candy from a jar) Jason: Charles, you're ruining my endorsement! Charles: Yes, Jason, but I'm saving your teeth and superstars have teeth. Jason: Not in hockey?

    • Jill: Uh...the man, you're daughter is thinking about becoming a hood this year. Stan: Oh, isn't that nice.

    • Charles: Okay, everybody look what time it is, better hurry up, you'll be late for school. Jason and Lila: Oh, no! Late for school!

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    Notes (1)

    • NOTE: This episode guest stars Julianne McNamara in a cameo role. Miss McNamara won an Olympics gold medal in the uneven parallel bars, a silver medal in individual floor exercises and another silver medal in the overall U.S. gymnastics team event.

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