Charles in Charge

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  • Bad Boy

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    S 4 : Ep 23 - 8/22/89

    Charles(Scott Baio) becomes the tutor of an ex-con named Danny Holland(Rodney Eastman), Walter(James Callahan) doesn't want him anywhere near Sarah(Josie Davis), Adam(Alexander Polinsky)and Jamie(Nicole Eggert). Buddy(Willie Aames)smells something fishy about Danny and stops at nothing to catch him, Danny is reluctant to go back to high school to get his diploma, he'll do it for a date with Jamie, whom agrees, but calls off the date when Danny tells her they are taking the bus to the dance, to prevent from being embarrassed, she agrees. Danny tells Charles that being around him has made him a better person, he tells Jamie that he'll see her in high school next year.moreless
  • It's a Blunderful Life

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    S 4 : Ep 22 - 1/18/89

    In addition to growing financial concerns, Charles is worried about the bad habits the Powell kids are picking up from their grandfather Walter Powell. When Charles confronts him, Walter promises to set a better example. That night at the magazine store, Walter refrains from buying a lottery ticket when Charles reminds him of his promise. Instead, the next customer, Jake (Don Most), buys the winning ticket which, much to the dismay of the Powell family, is worth $100,000. Feeling responsible for ruining Walter's chance at striking it rich, Charles dreams of what life for the Powells would be like if he had not interfered.moreless
  • Aunt Vanessa

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    S 4 : Ep 21 - 8/12/89

    Jamie is determined to move to New York and live with Charles' Aunt Vanessa unless Charles can talk her into staying at home. When Jamie is offered the chance to finish high school at the Professional Performers School' in New York City, Walter agrees to give his permission if she finds a mature, adult female to live with her. Soon after, Charles' Aunt Vanessa from New York City arrives for a visit. Vanessa and Jamie discover they enjoy each others company, so Jamie asks Vanessa to be her guardian in order to finish high school in New York. Aunt Vanessa immediately volunteers . Walter, being a man of honor, has to agree to let Jamie go, but gives Charles the task of changing Jamie's mind since his aunt made it possible. While Jamie is busy packing for her move to New York, Charles tries in vain to persuade his aunt to reneg on her promise to take Jamie to New York. When that fails he parades her friends in front of her, telling her how much she'll miss them, her new boyfriend, being head cheerleader, and attending all the parties and dances. The effort proves successful when Jamie discovers she's not ready to leave as quickly as Aunt Vanessa. She decides to postpone the trip to New York for a couple of years. Written by Pete 1moreless
  • The Organization Man

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    S 4 : Ep 20 - 5/24/89

    Charles(Scott Baio)has a pocket organizer, so that he can easily have time to do stuff, Jamie(Nicole Eggert)has to cook a meal for people, and they have to grade her work, Charles has an idea why don't Jamie cook for Sarah(Josie Davis)and her date David(Jerry O'Connell), Adam(Alexander Polinsky)has to prepare a birdhouse for wood shop, waiting until the last minute he asks Charles for help, Lillian(Ellen Travolta)is going to Brooklyn to see Uncle Joe, so she leaves Charles in Charge of the diner until she gets back, he can't do it so he gets Walter(James Callahan)to watch it, Jamie dresses and talks like Sarah, and Sarah dresses and talks like Jamie, David doesn't like it he likes Sarah they way she was. Charles returns home only to find out Jamie read a cook book and understood it, Sarah drew a picture of a birdhouse for Adam made it from looking at the picture, all without the use if his organizer.moreless
  • Charles Splits, Part 2

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    S 4 : Ep 19 - 1/9/89

    When "Chaz" brings his new bride Tiffany home to meet the Powell family, they are convinced that there is something drastically wrong with him. Both Lillian and Walter are shocked by the news and concerned about the future of the marriage. Suspecting that there is something physically wrong with Charles, Buddy asks Nurse Bennet to examine him and then look for ways to extricate Charles from the marriage. Meanwhile, Tiffany pays Lillian a surprise visit to inform her that she wants out of the marriage because "Chaz" refuses to let her have a life of her own. Finally, Jamie and Sarah recall that just before Charles became "Chaz" they heard him say "ow" in the laundry room, supporting the theory that he might be suffering from temporary amnesia.moreless
  • Charles Splits, Part 1

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    S 4 : Ep 18 - 1/8/89

    Charles becomes involved with a new girlfriend, Jocelyn, and his outlook on life starts changing. Buddy and Adam are the first to notice the difference when Charles counsels Adam on his response to a neighborhood bully. Typically, Charles would advise a get-tough approach, but this time he tells Adam to extend his hand in friendship. Jamie and Sarah also think Charles' behavior is strange, particularly when he maintains his passive approach after learning that Adam was punched by the bully. So no one seems to think it odd when Charles starts calling himself "Chaz." Jocelyn notices the change in Charles/"Chaz" because while they are on a date, he dumps her for Tiffany, an airhead in a tight skirt.moreless
  • Poetic License

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    S 4 : Ep 17 - 4/27/89

    Jamie(Nicole Eggert)needs a float for a parade, so Adam(Alexander Polinsky)builds a six-foot paper mache Dinosaur in the middle of the living room, Walter(James Callahan)protests and wants the thing Charles(Scott Baio)to get rid of it, Charles and Buddy(Willie Aames)get invited to a Poetry Seminar, needing a poem to get in he borrows one of Sarah's(Josie Davis)after he reads it to everyone, Luanne(Judie Aronson)publishes it in her magazine much to Sarah's chagrin, when she learns that her poem was published in Charles's name, she gets mad at Charles, her teacher thinks she copied it from the magazine, she flunked and got suspended from school, so it's up to Charles to fix things, so he decides to tell Sarah's teacher Mr. Worley(Graham Jarvis)and asks him to come over and everything will be straightened out, he tells Luanne the truth and offers Sarah to print her poetry in her magazine, and still goes out with Charles because she chose him not because he can write poetry.moreless
  • Second Banana

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    S 4 : Ep 16 - 4/5/89

    Lillian(Ellen Travolta)announces that there's going to be a commercial filmed at her diner, and when Jamie(Nicole Eggert)learns of it she tries to get the job by showing off her modeling talent, Charles(Scott Baio)is reluctant not to let Jamie get her hopes up, but when Veronica(Barbara Bush)sees a fresh 50's look, Charles assumes that she wants Jamie, but she wants Sarah(Josie Davis), Charles doesn't have the heart to tell her the truth, but when he does, he says that he got her a part in the commercial, but as a "Dancing Banana". Buddy(Willie Aames)takes the Banana Gig, but when it's time to shoot the commercial, Jamie steps in the Banana costume and does a great job with Walter(James Callahan)and Adam(Alexander Polinsky)looking on.moreless
  • Walter's War

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    S 4 : Ep 15 - 3/23/89

    Walter tries to impress a woman who's a World War II buff with his war souvenirs, only to discover they don't mean as much to him as he originally believed. Walter falls in love with Julia , a WWII buff, and invites her over to the Powell home for dinner to impress her with his war memorabilia. Unfortunately, he forgot that he ordered Charles to throw them out when he cleaned the house. To remedy the situation, Walter decides to borrow some replicas from his veteran group, the John Paul Jones Society. He has an authentic looking bomb, Japanese sword and flag delivered to the house. At dinner that night, Charles joins Walter in impressing Julia with the war memorabilia. But after a while, Walter starts to feel guilty about lying and confesses the truth to Julia. He also realizes that the souvenirs weren't that important to him, he just kept them to make his 35 years in the navy feel more important . While Walter plays down the significance of the souvenirs, Charles discovers a medal Walter received for saving the lives of three shipmates. Walter feels proud but realizes that he doesn't want to live in the past anymore. Written by Pete 1moreless
  • Curing the Common Cult

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    S 4 : Ep 14 - 3/23/89

    Jamie(Nicole Eggert)comes home from Tennis Camp with a completely new attitude which confuses Sara(Josie Davis)and Adam(Alexander Polinsky)even Walter(James Callahan), when Charles(Scott Baio)and Buddy(Willie Aames)discover that Jamie has been recruited by a cult leader named Abba-Khan(Charles Nelson Reilly)Charles has a really difficult time believing it, he sets out to prove that Abba-Khan is a fraud who is only in it for the money, but Jamie refuses to listen to him, so Charles sets up a seance for the cult members, Buddy then transforms into "Crouton", they believe him, they then follow him around everywhere to get answers from "Crouton". When Abba reveals his true colors by admitting that it is a fraud and offers Charles and Buddy 20% of the take, he then leaves and Jamie overheard everything, the family is just thrilled to have the old Jamie back.moreless
  • A Fish Called Buddy

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    S 4 : Ep 13 - 2/23/89

    Charles(Scott Baio)has been let down by Buddy(Willie Aames) again when he forgets to pick up Adam(Alexander Polinsky)for the Dentist, they have a huge argument which practically ends their friendship, but when Buddy has a terrible accident that puts him in a coma, Charles quickly rushes to his side, he has a dream that Buddy and him are older, and Charles is on trial for killing Jamie's husband, and Buddy is the presiding judge, and when he forgets to give him an acquittal, he then kills Buddy by accident, he then wakes up and Buddy wakes up from his coma and forgets the argument they had.moreless
  • Chargin' Charles

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    S 4 : Ep 12 - 2/15/89

    Charles(Scott Baio)learns that Daphne Prentiss(Eva LaRue)is back in town from France, Buddy(Willie Aames)says that she wants to see Charles. Meanwhile, Charles gets a new credit card in the mail, but it only has a $500.00 limit, Jamie(Nicole Eggert)needs a new skirt, Charles lets her use the card only if she pays him back, she agrees, Sarah(Josie Davis)needs stuff for school stuff, so she uses Charles credit card, when Adam(Alexander Polinsky)learns of this he orders a BMX bike with his card, Charles is out on a date with Daphne at a restaurant, but when it came time to pay the check, his credit card was rejected, and when the kids feel terrible, so they decide to make it up to him by planning a dinner for him and Daphne with disastrous results.moreless
  • Still at Large

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    S 4 : Ep 11 - 2/15/89

    After watching a program "Still At Large" Charles(Scott Baio) recognizes one of the people as Jamie's teacher Nancy Beauman(Sally Struthers)to get the proof they need he and Buddy(Willie Aames) crash Nancy's woman's group dressed as women, they get the evidence and leave, when Charles confronts Nancy with the information, she decides to stop running and tell Jamie the truth and turn herself into the F.B.I.moreless
  • Fatal Obsession

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    S 4 : Ep 10 - 1/27/89

    At a camp Charles' tent falls over so he sleeps in a tent with a female staff member. Afterwards, she begins to follow Charles around and he soon discovers that she is in love with him.moreless
  • Ladies' Night Out

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    S 4 : Ep 9 - 1/25/89

    Jamie(Nicole Eggert)and Sarah(Josie Davis)plan to go to Club Dread, but when Charles(Scott Baio)and Buddy(Willie Aames)catch Jamie getting ready he says no way, when Walter(James Callahan) gets wind of their plan, he says you'll go to that club over my dead body, when Adam(Alexander Polinksy) figures out the they plan to sneak out of the house, Charles and Buddy plan to catch them in the act, by waiting for them to make the first move, they eventually catch them but the had already snuck out their bedroom window, they return to their room, having a prowler in the area Walter, so the Police pick up Charles and Buddy by mistake, and the next day Jamie, Sarah and Adam apologize for what they did.moreless
  • Adam See, Adam Do

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    S 4 : Ep 8 - 1/13/89

    Adam(Alexander Polinsky)has a date with Heather Curtis(Kellie Martin), he studies Charles(Scott Baio)on his date with Stephanie(Erika Eleniak)to know what to do, when Charles realizes that Heather and Stephanie are sisters, Mr. Curtis(Greg Mullavey) forbids Stephanie to see Charles again, Adam shows up with Heather on a double date with Stephanie and Charles, but when Charles gives Heather some very important advice, she realizes that he is right. Jamie(Nicole Eggert) and Sarah(Josie Davis) try to help in the situation with Adam.moreless
  • Walter Gets a Dodo

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    S 4 : Ep 7 - 1/13/89

    Charles(Scott Baio)is preparing to help Buddy(Willie Aames)with a slide show presentation, he then tells him that something always comes up at the last minute, he gets a phone call from Professor Bunt(David Agress)who tells him that his sister Dodo is coming to town and that he wants Charles to entertain her while he's away, so not breaking a promise to his best friend Charles decides to fix her up with Walter(James Callahan), to take her to the John Paul Jones Society, when Dodo(Marcia Wallace)shows up she wasn't Walter was expecting, when Charles and Buddy come home they see Dodo and Walter kissing in the kitchen and announces that they are getting married, she then later changes her mind when she finds out that she will become a grandmother to Jamie(Nicole Eggert), Adam(Alexander Polinsky)and Sarah(Josie Davis), Dodo says she's to young to be a grandma so she decides not to marry Walter or her other fiance.moreless
  • Dueling Presleys

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    S 4 : Ep 6 - 12/28/88

    Lillian thinks that an Elvis impersonator would attract patrons to the diner. But when the King arrives, the Powell family discovers there is nothing simple about hosting a deceased superstar's double, especially since for security reasons, he will not stay in a hotel. Since Elvis only sleeps during the day, Charles, who has been nominated to share a bedroom with the entertainer, is kept awake all night by his rehearsing. Elvis confides in Charles that his name is really Wendell, and the reason he became Elvis was to avoid getting hurt after the love of his life walked out on him.moreless
  • Yesterday Cafe

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    S 4 : Ep 5 - 12/30/88

    Lillian(Ellen Travolta)she has put a down payment on a restaurant and plans to turn it into a diner from the 1950's calling it the "Yesterday Cafe". Charles(Scott Baio)has to teach a couple of students about "American History", but if they fail they get thrown off the football team, so Charles approaches Professor Krick(Mark L. Taylor)about going easy on them, he refuses and tells Charles if they don't pass, he can start looking for a new career, so he decides to give them any test he wants, Victor(Ed Beechner) and Eugene(Peter Parros)think it's boring at first until Walter(James Callahan) and Lillian tells them everything that went on during the 50's and they go to the diner to look up information and they eventually pass the test with flying colors.moreless
  • Room at the Bottom

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    S 4 : Ep 4 - 12/30/88

    With Ellen(Sandra Kerns)out of town for a few days Walter(James Callahan)decides to redo the basement into a rec-room for the family and turn Charles's room into an office for Ellen, but when Lillian(Ellen Travolta)leaves for a restaurateur's convention Charles(Scott Baio)stays at her apartment with Anthony(Justin Whalin), Adam(Alexander Polinsky)has to write a book report on Oliver Twist but in stead Anthony gives him the movie to watch. When Lillian's plane gets fogged in Charles returns to the Powell house, when Charles catches Jamie(Nicole Eggert) with a boy in his room, Charles chooses not to tell Walter, who fires Charles, Walter then rehires Charles when he hears about the boy in Jamie's room, he then announces he has turned the new rec-room into Charles's new bedroom.moreless
  • Sting of Pearls

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    S 4 : Ep 3 - 1/12/89

    Walter Powell puts Charles in charge of hiding a pearl necklace from the children's mother until her birthday, but the task becomes more difficult with the arrival of Julie Mercer, the Powell's former babysitter. When Julie upstages Charles several times in front of the Powells, he begins to lose his confidence as caretaker of the household and keeper of the pearls. Buddy mentions that it appears Julie is plotting to get her old job back by making Charles look incompetent.moreless
  • Ninny and the Professor

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    S 4 : Ep 2 - 12/29/88

    Charles(Scott Baio) is in charge of a study group that meets in his bedroom, when Professor Flack(Raf Mauro) asks to be careful about a student named Muffy(Susan Jennifer Sullivan), when Professor asks Charles to grade the term papers, after reading Muffy's term paper about Moby Dick, he gives her an A, but Professor Flack that the paper deserves a D, and he gives Charles to change her grade or look for a new career, he does, but he the goes with Buddy(Willie Aames) to break into his office and change the grade back to an A, When they hear Professor Flack coming down the hall, he catches Buddy, while Charles was hiding under his desk, when Charles learned that reading Muffy's term paper encouraged Jamie(Nicole Eggert)to read Moby Dick, the Professor says that Muffy can keep her A.moreless
  • No Nukes, Is Good Nukes

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    S 4 : Ep 1 - 12/23/88

    Ellen(Sandra Kerns)gets a phone call from some man Buddy(Willie Aames)thinks that she has a boyfriend until he and Charles sees the two of them kissing in the kitchen, it turns out it was her husband Commander Robert Powell(James O'Sullivan), Jamie(Nicole Eggert) and Adam(Alexander Polinsky) are delighted to have their father home Charles(Scott Baio)wants to make a good impression on Commander Powell's visit, when Charles sees Sarah(Josie Davis)being arrested on the news for protesting her fathers ship, he does whatever he can to stop him from watching it on the 11:00 news, Sarah eventually tells her father that she does not like nuclear weapons, and admires her honesty, and he abolishes Charles for being a good influence on his children while he was away.moreless
  • Barbelles

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    S 3 : Ep 26 - 4/21/88

    After Charles (SCOTT BAIO) is devastated at being dumped by his girlfriend, Buddy (WILLIE AAMES) fixes him up with Beth (BRENDA SWANSON), a female bodybuilder at his health club. All is bliss until Beth's former boyfriend, Mike (RICHARD BROSE), shows up and tells Charles he'd better leave Beth alone or else. When news of the threat gets around, Buddy (WILLIE AAMES) and the Powells advise Mike not to hurt Charles. Not wanting to back down from a bully, and yet aware that he and Beth are attracted to each other only because they are both on the rebound, Charles confronts Beth and Mike, explaining his view of the situation and encourages themto get back together. All is resolved. Charles will now get a chance to date that cute girl he met in aerobics class .moreless
  • Where the Auction Is

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    S 3 : Ep 25 - 4/20/88

    Charles (SCOTT BAIO) is outraged when he learns his mother is hosting a sorority slave auction. Outraged, that is, until he finds out that attractive new transfer student Jeanie (LORIE GRIFFIN) intends to bid for him. At the auction, however, Jeanie is outbid by a gorgeous coed secretly acting as a buying agent for none other than Sarah (JOSIE DAVIS) , Jamie (NICOLE EGGERT) , and Adam (ALEXANDER POLINSKY) . The trio quickly takes advantage of Charles' slave status, claiming he hasn't been doing enough for them. When Lillian (ELLEN TRAVOLTA) remarks that a child who's waited on hand and foot grows into an irresponsible adult, the kids realize they've been too hard on him. Buddy (WILLIE AAMES) then excitedly announces he's persuaded his owner, Jeanie, to trade, so would Charles please plead with his gorgeous owner to let them trade places?moreless
  • Runaround Charles

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    S 3 : Ep 24 - 4/20/88

    Charles (SCOTT BAIO) becomes frantic when he makes too many commitments for one evening. Having promised to speak to Sarah's (JOSIE DAVIS) class, chaperone Jamie's (NICOLE EGGERT) birthday party and go out with Julie Fletcher (COURTNEY GEBHART) , Charles seeks Buddy's (WILLIE AAMES) help in order to successfully proceed with all three activities. Together, Buddy and Charles strategically schedule the events of the evening, arranging just enough time for everything. As the plan takes form, all seems under control, but shortly the chaos begins. Charles' speech is postponed; Jamie's party starts early, and Julie becomes impatient and curious about why she has to wait with Buddy. The hilarious antics that occur confuse everyone, but Charles finally solves the problems by sending Sarah's class, Jamie's party and Buddy to the pizza parlor, while he and Julie stay home.moreless
  • May the Best Man Lose

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    S 3 : Ep 23 - 4/20/88

    The kids each must find a gladiator to represent their class in the school's stunt-filled quiz contest complete with pies in the face and a dunk tank; Sarah (JOSIE DAVIS) draws Charles (SCOTT BAIO) , Jamie (NICOLE EGGERT) gets Buddy (WILLIE AAMES) . Meanwhile, Adam (ALEXANDER POLINSKY) recruits the dumb but musclebound Herman (MARK VENTURINI) , who threatens to beat everybody up if he doesn't win. Tired of always coming in last, Adam convinces Buddy to throw the match so Sarah can win, then talks Charles into letting Buddy win. The plan almost works, until the girls call them on their obvious attempts to lose. Ironically, the boys are stumped by the last question and Herman actually wins. When Charles and Buddy accidentally drop Herman into the dunk tank, they do some fast talking to escape the humorlesshunk's clutches.moreless
  • The Boy Who Loved Women

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    S 3 : Ep 22 - 4/1/88

    Confused by the poorly written instructions that came with a new stereo component rack, Charles is frustrated trying to assemble the unit. Meanwhile, a 14 year-old fast talker named Mark (ADAM CARL), who's been dating Sarah (JOSIE DAVIS), can't resist asking Jamie (NICOLE EGGERT) out. The girls eventually find out, war is declared, and guess who gets the blame? Though he feels inadequate at fixing things because of his problems with the stereo rack, Charles sets out to repair the rift between the two sisters. His hilarious attempts at getting the two girls and Mark together in the same room at the same time never quite work, yet the girls manage to straighten things out on their own. If that doesn't shock Charles, the stereo rack is finally assembled by Adam (ALEXANDER POLINSKY) and Buddy (WILLIE AAMES) .moreless
  • Berkling Up Is Hard to Do

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    S 3 : Ep 21 - 3/29/88

    This is just not Charles' (SCOTT BAIO) day. He's trying to prepare for the new school year, but Buddy (WILLIE AAMES) needs his help in planning their end of summer party, Adam (ALEXANDER POLINSKY) has the jitters about starting junior high, and, worst of all, both Jamie (NICOLE EGGERT) and her too-possessive boyfriend, Steven Berkle (MICHAEL RICH) , ask his advice about romance. Charles tries to give good advice, but everyone misinterprets what he suggests. Soon he's taking the heat for all the misunderstandings, even breaking up a wrestling match between Steven and Brad (J.D. ROTH), a football player Jamie begins to date. Finally, Charles has a heart-to—heart with Jamie and enlists Sarah (JOSIE DAVIS) to help Adam, solving everything just as Buddy shows up with his partygoers in tow.moreless
  • Dutiful Dreamer

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    S 3 : Ep 20 - 3/28/88

    When the Powells learn their house is to be sold and Ellen (SANDRA KERNS) loses her job, Charles (SCOTT BAIO) takes to bed with a sneezing fit and falls asleep. In his dream the family members transform into different characters; Walter (JAMES CALLAHAN) becomes Long John Silver; Lillian (ELLEN TRAVOLTA), Auntie Maine; Ellen (SANDRA KERNS), Mae West; Jamie (NICOLE EGGERT), Cinderella; Sarah (JOSIE DAVIS), Scarlett O'Hara; Adam (ALEXANDER POLINSKY), a punk rocker; and Buddy (WILLIE AAMES) an effete 18th Century landowner. Charles appears in his own dream as the Godfather and stumbles onto an idea to help the family out of their dilemma. When Charles later awakes, a chance remark by Buddy makes him wonder if it really was dream after all.moreless
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