Charles in Charge

Season 1 Episode 17

Snowed In

Aired Unknown Feb 06, 1985 on
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Mr. and Mrs. Pembroke went to the movies and, on their way out to the car, they realize that in the meantime an incredible blizzard hit the city, leaving them unable to return to their home. There, Charles, the kids plus a bubbling group of Lila's girlfriends are trapped with no food in the refrigerator and no heating. Gwendolyn and Buddy come to Charles' rescue to entertain these starving kids and teenagers with a game of monopoly and some scenes of "Romeo and Juliet" which need to be rehearse for school anyway. But the pleas for spaghetti and other nutritious foods become more and more insistent and nobody knows for certain when their ordeal will end.moreless

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  • Mr. and Mrs. Pembroke are snowed in at the movies and Gwendolyn, Buddy and Charles are stuck at the Pembroke house with a group of Lila's starving school friends!

    Stan and Jill have gone out for the evening to the movies while Charles, Gwendolyn and Buddy remain at the house along with a group of Lila's school friends along with Douglas and Jason.

    Things begin to get very hairy when a snow storms turns into a blizzard and nobody can get in or out of anywhere. Stan and Jill are stuck at the movie theater and the rest of the gang are stuck at the house.

    Some hilarious antics ensue when the girls all begin to get very nervous and VERY hungry. Charles finds himself having to ration out the meagre supply of food in the refrigerator and everyone is left wondering if they are going to survive the experience!

    The moments in the Pembroke house alone make this episode excellent and one of the funniest. Some great comedic moments as Charles tries to deal with a potential disaster.moreless

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    • Charles: You be Juliet.
      Buddy: All those co-eds in halter tops.
      Charles: Start on page 47.
      Buddy: And string bikinis, I'm daydreaming of a very progressive school.

    • Buddy: (girl's voice) Romeo, Romeo, where for art thou, Romeo?
      Charles: No, wonder he kills himself.

    • (Jason tells Douglas about his money in the bank)
      Douglas: It doesn't matter, Charles, the cat's out of the bag and I'm in the money.
      Charles: That money is for your future.
      Douglas: The future is now, I hope the hobby shop's open.

    • Lila: Charles!
      Charles: Lila!
      Lila: What are we going to burn next? We've already sacrificed all dad's Sports Illustrated's, all of mom's New Yorker's, and all of Jason's Humpty Dumpty's.
      Maxine: I have an algebra book I could live without.

    • Douglas: You have to have a credit card to order, I am a kid, kids don't have credit cards.
      Charles: Maybe because they order things like $5,000 robots.

    • Heather: My lips are chapping! My stomach is making strange noises!
      Douglas: That's your flesh beginning to eat itself.

    • Charles: Hang on, Jason?
      Gwendolyn: I'll get a rope.
      Buddy: I'll get a ladder.
      Tracy: Call the police!
      Stacy: Call the fire department!
      Maxine: Call the grocery store.

    • Gwendolyn: Charles and I are going to do a scene from Romeo and Juliet.
      Douglas: Uh-oh, mush time.

    • Charles: You know better than to rummage around in your parents room.
      Jason: Come on, Charles, tell me you never looked under your dad's Hawaiian shirt?
      Buddy: I sure did, that's where he kept all the good magazines.

    • Charles: Is there anything I can do to help?
      Douglas: You can't help, only my dad can help.
      Charles: Ah, how do you know unless you ask.
      Douglas: Can you double my allowance?
      Charles: Talk to your father.

    • Charles: Jason wants to know what time he was born
      Jill: Uh, exactly 7:15 a.m.
      Charles: Are you sure?
      Jill: Charles, when another human being is trying to leave your body, it makes a lasting impression.

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