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CHARLES – IN – CHARGE : The Best Of Season 3
December 11, 2013, 2:10 am
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YULE   LAFF 

Charles  graciously  invites  the  Powells  to  spend  the  Christmas  holidays  together  with  him,  Lillian  and  Buddy  at  a  remote  mountain  log  cabin  out  in  the  deep  woods  but  his  effervescent  vision  of  a  jolly  kindred  noel  is  frostily  quashed  by  an  unexpected  snow  storm,  a  predatory  bear  and  an  absent  can  opener.

DORM   WARNINGS 

Charles  wins  a  national  scholastic  prize  and  becomes  the  interview  subject  of  a  known  female  journalist  ( Barbara  Rhoades )  whose  vigorous  questions  about  his  special  role  inside  the  Powell  household  triggers  the  family’s  genuine  concerns  that  his  duties  might  be  interfering  with  his  ability  to  enjoy  a  more  normal  university  student’s  life.

ROLE   MODEL  

Charles  and  Buddy  secretly  go  undercover  to  investigate  a  local  modeling  school  where  Jamie  has  enrolled  in  optimistically  following  her  neophyte  dreams  of  celebrity  stardom  because  they  keenly  suspect  that  the  vivaciously  reassuring  proprietress  ( Nita  Talbot )  is  a  quick-witted  con  artist.

THE   EXTREMELY   ODD   COUPLE  

Charles  tries  to  settle  peacefully  an  ongoing  feud  between  his  mother  Lillian  and  his  employer  Walter  by  giving  both  of  them  concert  tickets  for  a  jazzy  night  of  swing  music  but  later  finds  himself  uncomfortably  right  smack  in        the  middle  of  another  knotty  quarrel  involving  a  vehicular  collision  at                  the  Powell  driveway  that  he  personally  witnessed.

DEAR   CHARLES  

Charles  agrees  to  serve  as  a  temporary  fill-in  writer  on  a  love  advice  column  where  he  reads  a  letter  from  a  young  girl  having  boy  problems  who  sounds  suspiciously  like  Sarah.  But  when  his  mature  and  intelligent  counsel  to  her  gets  unknowingly  substituted  in  print  for  a  more  juicy  and  vulgar  recommendation,        he  and  Buddy  try  to  quietly  keep  the  current  day’s  newspaper  out  of  everyone’s  hands.

SARAH   STEPS   OUT  

Charles  persuades  Ellen  to  grant  the  children  more  autonomy  and  independence  but  this  lenient  policy  eventually  culminates  in  Adam  feeling  quite  jittery  after        he  views  a  horror  movie,  Jamie  streaking  rainbow  colors  into  her  blonde  hair,  and  Sarah  going  out  on  her  first  non-chaperoned  date  with  an  unscrupulous  and  knavish  young  trickster  ( Scott  Grimes ).

TRADING   PAPERS  

Charles  is  very  much  surprised  to  discover  that  his  assigned  essay  inadvertently  got  mixed  up  with  Sarah’s  class  poem,  resulting  in  academic  kudos  for  him  but  a  negative  lower  grade  for  her,  which  obligates  him  to  fix  this  botched  quagmire  and  clarify  matters  honestly  with  the  girl’s  understanding  teacher  and  his  own  jaded  college  professor  ( Jack  Riley ).

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GETTING   IN  

Charles  joins  Buddy  in  pledging  a  campus  fraternity  where  both  endure                a  series  of  kooky  hazing  initiation  tests  after  which  he  must  choose  whether  or  not  to  victoriously  become  an  accepted  member  within  their  organization  despite  the  fact  that  said  group’s  leadership  will  also  be  rejecting  his  quirky  best  friend.

DUTIFUL   DREAMER  

Charles  suffers  a  mysterious  illness  when  the  Powells  receive  bad  news  that  Ellen  lost  her  job  and  their  house  will  be  sold.  Going  into  a  deep  slumber,      he  unconsciously  experiences  a  quixotic  reverie  inhabited  by  absurd  characters  who  offer  him  the  vital  key  to  finally  solving  the  clan’s  troublesome  predicament.

RUNAROUND   CHARLES  

Charles  asks  Buddy  for  help  in  meticulously  scheduling  his  necessary  presence  at  three  overlapping  events:  Jamie’s  birthday  gala  which  he  must  chaperon,  Sarah’s  class  where  he  is  a  featured  speaker  and  a  romantic  date with              a  lovely  coed.  But  their  quicksilver  plans  get  jumbled  and  fall  apart  thanks  to  various  unforeseen  delays  and  setbacks  exacerbated  further  by  an  inquisitive  youngster  ( Mark  Paul  Gosselaar ).

WHERE   THE   AUCTION   IS   

Charles  naively  volunteers  to  sell  himself  at  a  charity  slave  auction  hosted  by  Lillian  as  part  of  a  sorority  fundraising  jubilee  where  a  gorgeous  lady  onlooker  purchases  him  but  afterwards  reveals  herself  to  be  a  delegated  buying  agent  of  the  Powell  kids  Jamie,  Sarah  and  Adam  who  eagerly  take  quick  advantage  of  his  mock  inferior  underling  status.

THE   BLACKBOARD   BUNGLE  

Charles  attempts  to  qualify  as  a  junior  teacher’s  aide  for  one  of  Jamie’s  senior  instructors,  a  grizzled  veteran  educator  ( Jerry  Van  Dyke )  who  lives  on  the  hope  that  sweet  retirement  comes  before  ultimate  madness  and  doesn’t  know  why  any  smart  newcomer  would  pursue  this  frustrating  occupation.

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