Charles in Charge

There's a Girl in My Ficus

Season 5, Ep 5, Aired 1/12/90
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  • Episode Description
  • Charles's(Scott Baio)girlfriend Jennifer(Tiffani Amber Thiessen)is fed up with Buddy(Willie Aames)hanging around all the time so she tells him a lie that leads them to an argument, Buddy invents a plant food for his horticulture class, and he tests it on his Ficu, but when the plant unexpectedly grows Walter(James Callahan)thinks Buddy might have a million dollar idea, it turns out that Adam(Alexander Polinsky)was playing a joke on Buddy by switching trees on him and his punishment is to clean Janie(Nicole Eggert)and Sarah's(Josie Davis)bathroom for two weeks. Charles learns that Jennifer lied to him, he confronts her and she asks Charles to choose her of Buddy he chooses Buddy and asks Jennifer to leave.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 (7)

    • Charles: Although, you know I hear the guy who invented the inflatable woman got millions? Buddy: Millions, for something you have to patch every week.

    • Charles: Ever since Buddy hit the big time, it's been "hasta la vista" Charles Lillian: Sweetheart, why would Buddy start speaking Spanish all of a sudden? And how did he to be big time? Charles: Mom, he invented some plant food formula thing, it's a million dollar idea. Lillian: Oh, well you see that's why he's so confused Buddy's not used to having an idea.

    • Charles: Buddy, listen to me, this maybe a fluke? Buddy: No, Charles, it's a ficus? flukes don't get that big.

    • Buddy: Please, Mr. Powell? It's not for me, it's for Mother Nature. Walter: How can you be so loyal to Mother Nature after what she did to you.

    • Walter: Hello, Jennifer? Hello, Lembeck? Oh, I see you finally found your intellectual equal.

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    Notes (1)

    • Sandra Kerns(Ellen)did not appear in this episode.

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