YMMV / Charles in Charge

  • Crowning Moment of Awesome: Charles, Grandpa Powell, and the children unite to protect Mrs. Powell against a lecherous sailor.
  • Ear Worm: The theme song, so very much.
  • Retroactive Recognition:
    • Charles is Scott Baio, also known as ChaChi from Happy Days. Charles may be in charge, but The Fonz is in charge of Charles.
    • Buddy is also Bibleman and Tommy Bradford.
    • Meg Ryan played a rival that was critical of Charles' child-rearing techniques (while being interviewed for a position in Charles' nanny agency) in "Charles 'R' Us".
    • The guy who Stan and Jill oh, so mistakenly thought was Lila's date in "The Wrong Guy" was Chandler Bing.
    • Zack Morris was a classmate of Sarah's in "Runaround Charles".
    • Paul Walker and Jerry O'Connell have played the respective love interests of Jamie and Sarah. note 
    • Buddy's sister Bunny in "The Buddy System" was Natalie.
    • Melanie (Jamie, Sarah and Adam's youngest cousin in the episode "Fair Exchange") later became Dorothy Jane Torkelson.
    • Ralph Malph won the lottery instead of Walter (thanks to Charles) in "It's a Blunderfull Life".
    • Wally Cleaver played Adam's music teacher who crashed their house party (and whom Sarah took in, mistakenly believing he was a homeless man, whom he looked a lot like) in "Summer Together, Fall Apart".
    • Kelly Kapowski was Charles' girlfriend, who manipulated Buddy into thinking that Charles didn't want to be his friend, in "There's a Girl in My Ficus".
    • Brian Levant (best known as co-creator and producer of My Secret Identity) directed two episodes.
    • Bonnie Franklin (best known for playing Ann Romano on One Day at a Time) directed an episode.
    • Dwayne Hickman (best known for playing the title character in The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis) also directed an episode.
    • Lee Aronsohn (best known for co-creating Two and a Half Men) wrote 13 episodes, a handful of which were with former writing partner Marc Sheffler.
    • Chuck Lorre wrote two episodes.
    • Jim Vallely (best known as co-creator and co-executive producer of Running Wilde and Brotherly Love) also wrote two episodes.
    • Al Jean and Mike Reiss (both of whom are best known as creators and executive producers of Teen Angel and The Critic and writers for The Simpsons) wrote an episode.
    • Pamela Eells O'Connell (best known as creator and executive producer of Jessie and The Suite Life on Deck) also wrote an episode.
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