"Mr. President"
Season 1, Episode 14
Air date January 16, 1985
Written by Larry Balmagia
Directed by Alan Rafkin
Episode guide
"The Commotion"
"Jill's Decision"

Mr. President is the fourteenth episode of the first season of Charles in Charge. It originally aired on January 16, 1985.


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Charles can't find anything wrong with having a little fun in college, but Gwendolyn has a different opinion. She feels that whoever becomes class president will have an effect on campus life for the rest of the year. Why should Elliot Pembroke be able to turn college into a "fun—'til—you—drop" circus? Gwendolyn urges Charles to run for president against the fun-loving Elliot because he is running unopposed. Furthermore, the person running for office should be bright, caring, and responsible. With elections only a few days away, he agrees to run and challenges Elliot to a debate. When he loses, he follows the good advice from Stan and Jill to organize his campaign. Charles invites the opinion makers, the movers and shakers, to the house for a meeting, to listen to problems and to address the issues. Gwendolyn becomes his campaign manager, and Buddy agrees to help. Finally, the election results are in, and the best person won. Charles happily offers congratulations to Gwendolyn, Madame President.