I Will Get to the Story Comics Soon, I Promise

But I have somehow got sucked up into still more Charles In Charge nonsense. Particularly with the discovery that Charles did not have, in the canon of the show, a known last name. That’s right, he was just Charles Lastname. Both Wikipedia and the Internet Movie Database speculate that this was so that viewers who weren’t paying close attention would think that he was the same guy as Chachi from Happy Days and Joanie Loves Chachi, just after he dumped Joanie and started going to college in a different decade.

And now I know what you’re thinking: wait, we don’t know Charles In Charge’s last name … we don’t know Lieutenant Columbo’s first name … do we have a match here? No, of course we don’t. Come on. Charles In Charge was 19-ish in the mid-80s when his show came on. He had to have been born before 1970 and if he were, then absolutely at some point Columbo would have deployed some anecdote about his son against Patrick McGoohan. That’s just how stories work. Let’s not be silly about things, now.


Author: Joseph Nebus

I was born 198 years to the day after Johnny Appleseed. The differences between us do not end there. He/him.

4 thoughts on “I Will Get to the Story Comics Soon, I Promise”

      1. Not sure about that, but I happen to know he’s the one you mentioned who sends Mgr Winchester Charles Chips through that time gate along with Radar’s 1960 comic books and Hershey bars with UPC symbols. and Hawkeye’s blue Adidas sneakers.


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