Season 2, Episode 1
Air date January 3, 1987
Written by Michael Jacobs
Directed by Phil Ramuno
Episode guide
"Meet Grandpa"
"The Naked Truth"

Amytiville is the first episode of the second season of Charles in Charge. It originally aired on January 3, 1987.


Charles returns from a two-week camping trip with his friend Buddy, to discover a whole new household waiting for him. The Pembrokes are moving to Seattle, and the Powells are sub-letting the house. Jill is sad to leave, but has recommended Charles to Ellen and the Powell family, which includes youngsters Jamie, Sarah, Adam and their grandfather Walter. If he wants, Charles can move right back into his old room and help with the Powell family just like he used to help with the Pembrokes. However, his friend Buddy has other ideas. Buddy is not enthralled with Charles' domesticity and tries to persuade Charles to move into an off—campus apartment with him. At first Charles agrees and they go off, but in the end, he decides helping a nice family is preferable to the bachelor life, at least for now.[1]