History Series / CharlesInCharge

15th Apr '18 11:20:55 PM harotype
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** In the season three episode, "Berkling Up is Hard to Do," Sarah tries to help a nervous Adam with his issues fitting in in junior high and being the smallest kid in school, an inversion of something Sarah has dealt with, as she is taller than most of the kids ("including the boys", Sarah's words exactly) in ''her'' junior high school class; Adam exclaims to Charles his interpretation that Sarah has volunteered to pound on anyone who picks on him. Charles then gives Sarah his own reinterpretation of the phrase "guys don't make passes at girls in molasses":

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** In the season three episode, "Berkling Up is Hard to Do," Sarah tries to help a nervous Adam with his issues fitting in in junior high and being the smallest kid in school, an inversion of something Sarah has dealt with, as she is taller than most of the kids ("including the boys", Sarah's words exactly) in ''her'' junior high school class; Adam exclaims to Charles his interpretation that Sarah has volunteered to pound on anyone who picks on him. Charles then gives Sarah his own reinterpretation of the phrase "guys don't make passes at girls in molasses":who wear glasses":
9th Apr '18 5:18:06 AM dangerdan97
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The show was then retooled for the second season, with only Baio and Aames returning; five new cast members were added (Sandra Kerns as married mother-of-three Ellen Powell, whose husband was serving in the Navy; James T. Callahan as Walter Powell, a gruff but well-meaning war veteran and grandfather of the three Powell kids; Nicole Eggert as Jamie Powell, the popular, boy crazy eldest child; Josie Davis as smart but self-conscious Sarah Powell; and Alexander Polinsky as Adam Powell, the youngest child and only boy of the three Powell offspring). It was during the syndication run that Buddy's [[CharacterizationMarchesOn personality begins to change]], increasingly [[TookALevelInDumbass decreasing in intelligence]] to the point of being TooDumbToLive. In later seasons, Ellen Travolta joined the cast as Charles' vivacious, supportive and fairly wise mom, Lillian. The show's primary setting remained in the house inhabited by the Pembrokes, who leased the house to the Powells after the Pembrokes "moved to UsefulNotes/{{Seattle}}" in the season two premiere "Amityville". The show became successful under its new syndicated format, and ran for five additional seasons, ending in 1991.

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The show was then retooled for the second season, with only Baio and Aames returning; five new cast members were added (Sandra Kerns as married mother-of-three Ellen Powell, whose husband was serving in the Navy; James T. Callahan as Walter Powell, a gruff but well-meaning war veteran and grandfather of the three Powell kids; Nicole Eggert as Jamie Powell, the popular, boy crazy eldest child; Josie Davis as smart but self-conscious Sarah Powell; and Alexander Polinsky as Adam Powell, the youngest child and only boy of the three Powell offspring). It was during the syndication run that Buddy's [[CharacterizationMarchesOn personality begins to change]], increasingly [[TookALevelInDumbass decreasing in intelligence]] to the point of being TooDumbToLive. In later seasons, Ellen Travolta joined the cast as Charles' vivacious, supportive and fairly wise mom, Lillian. The show's primary setting remained in the house inhabited by the Pembrokes, who leased the house to the Powells after the Pembrokes "moved to UsefulNotes/{{Seattle}}" in the season two premiere "Amityville". The show became successful under its new syndicated format, and ran for five additional seasons, ending in 1991.
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22nd Sep '17 12:58:54 AM TroperBeDoper
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* ThemeTuneCameo: The theme song, as heard in the opening credits, appears twice in the series finale, "Charles Be DeMille": first when Buddy and the Powell kids say goodbye to Charles [[spoiler: after he announces he is leaving to go to Princeton University]], and again during a panning shot of the studio audience singing along to the theme during the closing credits (neither time did the theme get played in its entirety[[note]]The entire theme, which was performed by Shandi Sinnamon, lasts 56 seconds but was cut to about 40 and 30 seconds respectively when it was played in the two scenes.[[/note]]).

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* ThemeTuneCameo: The theme song, as heard in the opening credits, appears twice in the series finale, "Charles Be DeMille": [=DeMille=]": first when Buddy and the Powell kids say goodbye to Charles [[spoiler: after he announces he is leaving to go to Princeton University]], and again during a panning shot of the studio audience singing along to the theme during the closing credits (neither time did the theme get played in its entirety[[note]]The entire theme, which was performed by Shandi Sinnamon, lasts 56 seconds but was cut to about 40 and 30 seconds respectively when it was played in the two scenes.[[/note]]).
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").
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