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.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: Nicole Eggert's claims that Scott Baio allegedly sexually assaulted her in his garage when she was 14 and Alexander Polinsky's own claims that Baio physically and psychologically tormented him throughout the show's run may make the show hard to watch for some people.
  • 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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