A Fox in the Henhouse is the eighth episode of the second season of Charles in Charge. It originally aired on February 21, 1987.


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The latest challenge to Charles' vivid imagination is a visit by an old shipmate of the absent Commander Powell. Since the Commander is far away, serving in the Western Pacific for another six months, Lieutenant Matty Whiteford comes to keep Ellen and the kids company for a weekend. Unfortunately, company isn't all he tries to keep, and Charles doesn't like it. Charles confides to Walter, who being an old seadog doesn't understand Charles' suspicions since a Naval officer is always honorable. But when Charles and Walter are hospitalized overnight with a case of food poisoning brought on by tasting contaminated clams, Matty moves in. His campaign to capture Ellen's affection is first subtlety slowed by the three kids and then abruptly terminated by her own left hook. Charles, Walter and Buddy arrive moments later to support Ellen's edict that the frustrated Lothario take his leave immediately.