History Series / CharlesInCharge

10th Oct '16 2:36:23 PM KamenRiderKrypton
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* AttractiveBentGender: Averted in "Still at Large." A female teacher of Jamie's [[spoiler: who turns out to be a fugitive on the run for committing arson in the 1970s]] tells Charles, who with Buddy, were dressed in drag, that he's "a good looking man," but "an ugly woman."* BeautifulAllAlong: Enid in the episode "A Date with Enid".

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* AttractiveBentGender: Averted in "Still at Large." A female teacher of Jamie's [[spoiler: who turns out to be a fugitive on the run for committing arson in the 1970s]] tells Charles, who with Buddy, were dressed in drag, that he's "a good looking man," but "an ugly woman."* BeautifulAllAlong: Enid in the episode "A Date with Enid"."
7th Jul '16 7:51:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* AnAesop: In addition to giving advice (which, most of the time, is pretty sound), Charles occasionally drops life lessons to his charges; these instances, in a sense, make him TheObiWan of the show.

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* AnAesop: In addition to giving advice (which, most of the time, is pretty sound), Charles occasionally drops life lessons to his charges; these instances, in a sense, make him TheObiWan the wise man of the show.
5th Jun '16 3:52:16 PM nombretomado
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** In "La Cage Aux Fools," Sarah, Jamie and Adam wear costumes to go see the ''RockyHorrorPictureShow''[[note]]Charles was supposed to take them, since neither could go to the R-rated film without an adult, but he and Buddy ended up trapped in a cage after Buddy stated to Sarah that Charles would protest of animal testing at Copeland College by locking himself in the cage[[/note]]. Jamie wears a maid's outfit, which for the most part is rather conservative, other than the fact it came with garterbelt hosiery (visible only by the straps that are visible in the short distance between the costume's skirt and the hose).

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** In "La Cage Aux Fools," Sarah, Jamie and Adam wear costumes to go see the ''RockyHorrorPictureShow''[[note]]Charles ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow''[[note]]Charles was supposed to take them, since neither could go to the R-rated film without an adult, but he and Buddy ended up trapped in a cage after Buddy stated to Sarah that Charles would protest of animal testing at Copeland College by locking himself in the cage[[/note]]. Jamie wears a maid's outfit, which for the most part is rather conservative, other than the fact it came with garterbelt hosiery (visible only by the straps that are visible in the short distance between the costume's skirt and the hose).
29th May '16 9:11:18 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* MonochromeCasting: All of the main cast members in the series are Caucasian. In addition, very few actors of other ethnicities have appeared on the show, among those that have had guest roles include Black actors [[TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody Phill Lewis]], who played Bernie in the episode "Buddy Flips a Disc" and Jeff Robie, who played Sid (the manager of Sid's Pizza Parlor, which was originally owned by his father, before Lillian purchased it later that season) in a couple of season two episodes.

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* MonochromeCasting: All of the main cast members in the series are Caucasian. In addition, very few actors of other ethnicities have appeared on the show, among those that have had guest roles include Black actors [[TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody [[Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody Phill Lewis]], who played Bernie in the episode "Buddy Flips a Disc" and Jeff Robie, who played Sid (the manager of Sid's Pizza Parlor, which was originally owned by his father, before Lillian purchased it later that season) in a couple of season two episodes.
16th Dec '15 2:22:16 AM DragonQuestZ
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* FashionModel: At one point the older daughter Jamie goes to modeling school in hopes of becoming a famous model. Charles tries to convince her that it's a scam, but then it is pointed out to him that she is presenting herself with more composure and deportment, which is a positive, even if the school itself isn't what it makes itself out to be.
20th Oct '15 8:24:05 AM randomsurfer
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* WhoNamesTheirKidDude: Buddy's real name is Buddence; his sister Bunny's real name is likewise Bunnence.
11th Oct '15 12:05:53 PM SetsunasaNiWa
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** Buddy addressing people he knows with "(person's name), [[CaptainObvious It's me, Buddy]]" (and one time, "It's me, Buddence").

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** Buddy addressing people he knows with "(person's name), [[CaptainObvious It's me, Buddy]]" Buddy" (and one time, "It's me, Buddence").
3rd Oct '15 11:17:44 PM Morgenthaler
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* WhyDoYouKeepChangingJobs: Ben Stein pops up as Stanley Willard, an ObstructiveBureaucrat in various settings, who first appears in season two's "The Loan Arranger"[[note]]In which Charles' student loans are up for renewal, leading him to worry he won't be granted an extension and be forced to drop out of school and resign from his job[[/note]]. [[spoiler:In his penultimate appearance in the season five episode "Daffy Doc," it is revealed that Stanley is a mental patient, as he "mentally promoted himself right out of reality" to jobs he couldn't get promoted to quickly enough on his own merits.]]
23rd Aug '15 2:40:00 PM tmanokc
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->''"The new boy in the neighborhood, Lives downstairs and it's understood. Hes there just to take good care of me, like hes one of the family. [...] And I sing, I want, I want Charles in Charge of me!"'' --[[ExpositoryThemeTune The theme written by David Kurtz, Michael Jacobs, & Al Burton]]

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->''"The new boy in the neighborhood, Lives downstairs and it's understood. Hes there just to take good care of me, like hes one of the family. [...] And I sing, I want, I want Charles in Charge of me!"'' --[[ExpositoryThemeTune -- [[ExpositoryThemeTune The show's theme song, written by David Kurtz, Michael Jacobs, & David Kurtz and Al Burton]]



In 1986, a year after CBS cancelled the series following its first season due to insufficient ratings to earn a sophomore season, Universal Television (then owned by MCA) partnered with series co-creator Michael Jacobs (later known for co-creating ''Series/MyTwoDads'', ''Series/{{Dinosaurs}}'' and most notably, ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'') and original production companies Scholastic Productions and Al Burton Productions to revive the series for FirstRunSyndication, relaunching in 1987.

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In 1986, a year after CBS cancelled the series following its first season due to insufficient ratings to earn a sophomore season, Universal Television (then owned by MCA) partnered with series co-creator Michael Jacobs (later known for co-creating ''Series/MyTwoDads'', ''Series/{{Dinosaurs}}'' and most notably, ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'') ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'' and its later sequel series ''Series/GirlMeetsWorld'') and original production companies Scholastic Productions and Al Burton Productions to revive the series for FirstRunSyndication, relaunching in 1987.
23rd Aug '15 2:29:30 PM tmanokc
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The delivery man suddenly reveals his ''American'' accent and asks Charles not to hassle him. He then invokes the Engrish accent again when Lila comes down for her study date (the reason why the food was ordered in the first place) all dressed up:

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** The delivery man suddenly reveals his ''American'' accent and asks Charles not to hassle him. He then invokes the Engrish accent again when Lila comes down for her study date (the reason why the food was ordered in the first place) all dressed up:
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