Charles in Charge

The Blackboard Bungle

Season 3, Ep 16, Aired 3/1/88
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  • Episode Description
  • Charles (SCOTT BAIO) seems to be the only one excited about his new post as teacher's aide. Jamie (NICOLE EGGERT) resents his sitting in on her class, and the teacher, Marvin Merken (JERRY VAN DYKE) , a burnt out man living on the hope that retirement comes before insanity, can't understand why anyone would want to teach. When a nervous Charles must cover for Merken, Jamie can't resist heckling him and he assigns her detention. The next day he tries to repair the damage and encourages discussion among the students. Merken enters, during the debate, horrified to find Charles encouraging the students to talk. Jamie, having cooled off overnight, sticks up for Charles' methods and the rest of the class agrees, resulting in Charles getting a good recommendation and Merken softening his attitude.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Josie Davis

    Sara Powell (1987-1990)

  • Scott Baio

    Charles

  • Ellen Travolta

    Lillian (1987-1990)

  • Willie Aames

    Buddy Lembeck

  • James Callahan

    Walter Powell (1987-1990)

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (8)

    • Marvin: Alright class dismissed, get out of here you juvenile delinquents.

    • Buddy: Mr. Powell what do you think? Walter: I think your an idiot.

    • Marvin: Okay class I have a meeting to attend, I'm leaving Charles in charge, you break him you have to pay for him.

    • Buddy: How old are you? Ellen: I have a roast in the oven. Buddy: Roast in the oven, Mrs. Powell is pregnant. Charles: Buddy, you know I think we need to get a little bit more oxygen to your brain.

    • Ellen: Jamie. I think your being unfair to Charles, it can't be all bad having him in your class. Jamie: No, the good part it's temporary.

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    Notes (1)

    • Ellen Travolta (Lillian) doesn't appear in this episode

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