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'Charles In Charge'

'Charles In Charge'
Amber L. Carter
One of the most interesting things about 'Charles In Charge' is that it's almost two different shows: When the show premiered in 1985, it showed a classic American family with two nice parents and three very nerdy kids who needed a nice college student (Charles) to help out with their hectic household. When the show came back in 1987, it sported an essentially-single career mom (dad was a Navy officer and thus rarely home), her father-in-law, and three decidedly-cooler kids who needed an older-b

Charles in Charge | Anatomy of a Pilot

Charles in Charge | Anatomy of a Pilot

"We’re soon introduced to Jill Pembroke (Julie Cobb), a theatre critic, and her husband, Stan (James Widdoes), and the three kids, Lila, Doug (Jonathan Ward), and Jason (Michael Pearlman). What’s fun to note here is that all three kids are geeks. Usually sitcoms parcel out personality traits amongst the children in a family (the rebel, the bookworm, and the prom queen, for example). But Lila is tutoring the popular kids, in math no less, and Jason, while enthusiastic about soccer (80s, 80s, 80s) speaks with a vocabularly beyond his 10 or so years. ...It’s worth mentioning that after the first season the family was completely recast. There was a flimsy excuse about how the Pembrokes sublet their house to another family, with slightly older, better looking kids. So maybe the world wasn’t ready for kids who played D&D."

Amber L. Carter
The cast of the pilot + first season was VASTLY different from the show America remembers.

Charles In Charge S01E09

Charles in Charge is an American sitcom starring Scott Baio as Charles, a 19-year-old student at the fictional Copeland College in New Brunswick, New Jersey,[1] who worked as a live-in babysitter in exchange for room and board.[2] Baio directed many episodes of the show, and was credited with his full name, Scott Vincent Baio.

Amber L. Carter
A taste of the first season.

Charles In Charge 3x02

Amber L. Carter
A taste of later seasons (and an example of how Charles when from nerdy nice college boy in the first season to confident heartthrob in later seasons)

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