Charles in Charge

Season 1 Episode 1


Aired Unknown Oct 03, 1984 on
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Scott Baio stars as Charles, a nineteen-year-old college student and live-in family helper to three energetic children on the pilot episode of MCA TV International's "CHARLES IN CHARGE." The story was written by series producer Michael Jacobs and directed by Alan Rafkin. Jill and Stan Pembroke are a working couple whose uncertain schedules propel them into hiring a nineteen-year-old college student, Charles, to move in and help them with their three children: Lila 14; Douglas, 12; and Jason, 10. It appears Charles has the perfect arrangement while he attends school and does some growing of his own with the helpful advice of his best friend, Buddy Lembeck. Charles becomes ecstatic when his dream girl, Gwendolyn Pierce, a campus beauty, accepts a date with him. However, Jill and Stan have to go out for the night, leaving Charles in charge. Buddy comes up with the perfect solution -- invite Gwendolyn to spend the evening at home with him and the children. She accepts and sends Charles into a state of nervous euphoria. Charles specifically has to keep an eye on Lila who is helping her school heartthrob, Alexander Morgan, with his homework. Charles plans a quiet evening to impress Gwendolyn while he desperately tries to keep his three charges in line. Both Charles and Lila's dates go awry when Gwendolyn and Alexander feel they are being treated like objects...reputations...rather than people. It is up to Charles to convince Gwendolyn that his intentions are sincere and trustworthy.moreless

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