Charles in Charge

Season 1 Episode 7


Aired Unknown Nov 21, 1984 on



  • Trivia

    • The book the teacher has Charles and Douglas read is called "Walden" by Thoreau. Walden is the name of the lake that the author decided to live on for a time exiled from the modern world.

  • Quotes

    • Douglas: Where's your perfect place Charles?
      Charles: I don't think I have one Douglas, you see it would have to have love and romance and action, adventure and lots of basketball.
      Douglas: I know where you can find all that stuff?
      Charles: In one place?
      Douglas: Sure, I happen to be an expert on it.
      Charles: Where? (Douglas hands Charles a book) TV Guide.

    • Stan: Douglas? Dougie? Your teacher gave you an "F"?
      Douglas: Uh-huh.
      Stan: The same teacher who's already given you 437 A's gave you an "F"? Ah, Douglas, no one's perfect, forgive her.

    • Douglas: Sign this.
      Charles: "Douglas and I went to school to battle the old crone."

    • Charles: Jason, your problem's gonna have to wait until I get home okay? Right now I'm in the middle of Douglas' problem.
      Jason: That's favoritism.
      Charles: No, it isn't. He failed first.

    • Charles: What was the assignment?
      Douglas: We were supposed to pick a piece of literature that's had a major influence on America and to report on it.
      Charles: And you picked one?
      Douglas: Yes!
      Charles: And you reported on it?
      Douglas: Yes!
      Charles: What book did you pick?
      Douglas: TV Guide.
      Charles: And you only got an "F"?

    • Jill: We have a little—
      Stan: I know what we have here, we have a little crisis, I know that because I live here at little crisis central.

    • Jill: Why are you furious with yourself?
      Lila: Cause you know what they're good at, you know what's going to be in now? Field hockey and I'm to Field hockey what Douglas is to sanity.

    • Charles: It's his first failing grade, and he's taking it very hard.
      Douglas: Why shouldn't I? She gives me a couple more, I'll be looking for jobs on the back of matchbook covers, I'll be learning how to draw Winky.

    • Douglas: Ohhhhh!
      Jill: Douglas, don't play with your lips, honey.

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