Poppa, the Sailor Man is the twelfth episode of the third season of Charles in Charge. It originally aired on February 20, 1988.


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The death of a lifelong friend causes Walter to have visions of mortality so Charles summons Walter's father, Buzz, for a visit in order to show him his son has many years left. Buzz's arrival, however, stirs up old antagonisms between the two. Charles learns some unhappy news about Buzz which he must keep from Walter while trying to reconcile father and son. Finally the two begin to swap stories of their exploits in the Navy and when Buzz heads back to Florida a few days later, Walter is left with pleasant memories of his father and a renewed sense of life. And Charles has kept his secret.