Charles in Charge

Season 5 Episode 16

Let's Quake a Deal

Aired Unknown May 11, 1990 on
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Episode Summary

An Earthquake has hit the New Jersey area and worried about aftershocks Walter(James Callahan)wants Charles(Scott Baio) to do emergency drill to prepare Jamie(Nicole Eggert), Sarah(Josie Davis)and Adam(Alexander Polinsky)in case another Earthquake hits, thinking that the drills need to be more realistic Charles comes up with an idea to help people, a belt that can shake people to help them during a drill. Buddy(Willie Aames)decides to help Charles in the venture by telling him to talk to Prof. Smalley(Richard Sanders)who is an expert in business, after he tells Charles that it was the most stupid idea he has ever heard, he decides to give up. Sarah tells Charles not to give up on his idea, but after telling that not to get investors or partners because they'll take all the credit and the profits, and that the best way is to give up, Walter's friend Austin Miller(James Karen)decides to participate, thinking that he can't trust Austin and the other investors, he demonstrates the "Quake Maker" for them when they tell Austin that the belt is the dumbest thing they ever seen, Austin believes in Charles's idea and invests his money because he has faith in him.moreless

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Josie Davis

Josie Davis

Sara Powell (1987-1990)

Scott Baio

Scott Baio


Ellen Travolta

Ellen Travolta

Lillian (1987-1990)

Willie Aames

Willie Aames

Buddy Lembeck

James Callahan

James Callahan

Walter Powell (1987-1990)

Sandra Kerns

Sandra Kerns

Ellen Powell (1987-1990)

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  • QUOTES (8)

    • Buddy: Just relax, remember you've got me to protect your interests.
      Charles: Listen, Buddy, I appreciate the support but can you do me a big favor, can you sit down, keep quiet and stay out of this.

    • Charles: Oh, that's a nice suit Mr. Miller? Shark skin?
      Austin: Wool?

    • Sarah: Business men are all sharks Charles, whenever you hear them use the words participate, partner or investor you'll know they're out to steal everything you own including your underwear.

    • Walter: Charles, I want you to teach the kids emergency procedures and conduct them in a few drills, I want you to start tomorrow.
      Buddy: Oh, you don't need drills, it's simple, in the event of a major quake you scream, fall down and wait for the bulldozers to dig you out.

    • Buddy: I disagree, I don't think my brains been washed.
      Charles: Yeah, your right, it probably got shrunk in the wash.

    • (Charles looking up at the ceiling)
      Buddy: Hi, Charles?
      Charles: Hey.
      Buddy: Lose something?
      Charles: Yes, I was standing on my head and some loose change fell onto the ceiling.

    • Buddy: I took the belt off ten minutes ago.
      Charles: Whay are you still bouncing?
      Buddy: Aftershocks.

    • Charles: Mr. Miller you remember my friend Buddy Lembeck?
      Austin: Do I ever? Hello, Buddy?
      Buddy: I'm not allowed to talk to you, I have to sit down, be quiet and stay out of this.

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