Charles in Charge

Season 5 Episode 17

Up Your IQ

Aired Unknown May 11, 1990 on
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Episode Summary

Adam (Alexander Polinsky) is determined to change his name because they expect more from him because he's Sarah's (Josie Davis) little brother Walter (James Callahan) tries to tell him that Powell is a good name, Sarah compliments Charles (Scott Baio) for dating an intelligent girl named Karen West (Brooke Mills), Jamie (Nicole Eggert) is dating Todd Gordon (Douglas Bryant Johnson) in order to be more popular but after he breaks up with her because he told Jamie that she was shallow. Charles asks Jamie to talk to Karen, she then starts to learn more from her than she did in high school, Buddy (Willie Aames) invites Charles to a party that he is throwing at a Hotel and it's an Arabian Nights themed party where Buddy and Charles are the Sultans and the girls are the Harem. When Charles and Jamie catch Todd and Karen in a lip lock, she decides to take Todd to the museum instead. Charles tells Jamie that if she wants Todd back she has to improve her mind by getting Sarah to help her, Buddy tells Charles that the party is suddenly moved to Charles's bedroom and with everyone out of the house there bound with no interruptions, but when everyone comes back early it puts Charles in a very tight spot. Todd says that Karen is more shallow person than Jamie is, Charles then says that she doesn't have to give up the fun things in life.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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      • Charles: Sarah, if you had three wishes what would they be?
        Sarah: Oh, that's easy, I'd wish for cleaner environment, world peace and end to poverty.
        Charles: Alright, good, now Buddy what would your three wishes be?
        Buddy: X-ray vision, a portable water bed and a date with Connie Chung.

      • Walter: Oh, Adam, don't look, don't look, don't look.
        Adam: But Grandpa, I wanna tell Charles how proud I am to be a Powell.
        Walter: Yeah, well you can tell him later by mail.

      • Charles: Why don't you guys go down to the library for a little while and browse
        Sarah: Oh, Charles, that's a great idea let's go Jamie.
        Jamie: The library?
        Sarah: Uh-huh? You know the brick building where they keep the books.

      • Charles: Look, Jamie, Todd Gordon thinks your shallow, this is a man who thinks the cold war was fought between Dristan and Nyquil.

      • Charles: I promised I'd take Karen to the museum this Saturday.
        Buddy: Oh, Karen, Oh, Charles she's sweet, she's clean and she's pure, what do you see in that woman?

      • Jamie: He has letters in baseball, basketball and track
        Sarah: Yeah, too bad he can't read them.

      • Jamie: I just wanted to know if Todd Gordon called while I was out.
        Charles: Uh, No!
        Sarah: Todd Gordon, you mean he finally mastered the principle of a push button phone.

      • Adam: My teacher's found out I'm Sarah's little brother, and now they expect a lot from me, I mean someone should tell them I'm also Jamie's little brother then they wouldn't expect anything from me.

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