The Charmings (1987–1988)

The Man Who Came to Dinner 

Lillian puts a spell on Eric to make him tell the absolute truth. Meanwhile, Don winds up rooming with the Charmings after he and Sally have a fight; and Lillian transcribes all of her spells into her computer.


Phil Squyres


Episode cast overview:
Christopher Rich ... Eric Charming
Carol Huston ... Snow White Charming
Judy Parfitt ... Queen Lillian White
Cork Hubbert ... Luther
Brandon Call ... Thomas Charming
Garette Ratliff Henson ... Cory Charming (as Garette Ratliff)
Paul Eiding ... Don 'King of Carpets' Miller
Dori Brenner Dori Brenner ... Sally Miller
Paul Winfield ... The Mirror


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When Eric encourages Donny to tell Sally the truth about a secret he's keeping from her, she throws him out. So Eric takes him in. When Lillian and the mirror have a debate about honesty; she places a spell on Eric to make him always tell the truth. Eventually he tells Donny the truth about them - that he's Prince Charming, Snow is Snow White and Lillian is her step-mother and that she's a witch and when Donny finds Lillian's lair. She has to make him forget what he saw. But because she decides to put all her spells on computer and when she can't find the spell, she panics. Written by

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The title is based on the play "The Man Who Came to Dinner" written by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman and opened on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre on October 16, 1939 and ran for 739 performances. See more »


The Mirror: [Lillian enters her magic spells into the computer] You're gonna throw away your book and trust your spells to that machine?
Queen Lillian White: Why not? It has spell-check!
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References Donkey Kong (1981) See more »


The Twilight Zone
Written by Marius Constant
Performed by Paul Eiding
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21 January 1988 (USA) See more »

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