First, let me announce that season one of Charles in Charge is now available on Hulu. Charles in Charge starred Scott Baio as a live in babysitter for the Pembroke family, and ran on CBS during the ’84-’85 television season. It has one of those theme songs that gets stuck in your head.
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Secondly, let’s talk history. If season one of the show isn’t exactly what you remember (the case with my wife), that’s because it’s almost a different series entirely than seasons 2-5. CBS ran the first season from Oct. ’84 – April ’85. The show was cancelled for poor ratings. It did not come back on until 1987, when it appeared in first run syndication. The ’87 – ’90 run of the show, with the exception of Charles and his best friend Buddy, featured an entirely different cast. (source: Wikipedia) Ellen Travolta was cast to play Charles’s mother, the same role she played (to Scott Baio) on Happy Days AND Joanie Loves Chachi.
So, I hope you enjoy this blast from the past courtesy of Hulu as I have. The jokes are still funny, but it reeks of the 80’s. Just the way I like it.