Charlie is the sound engineer for KHJ Radio Station in Greenpoint. His employer is Mr. Morton and they have a client named Mr. Barker. When Barker needs a new musical tune for an advertising campaign, several kiddie acts try to audition, but it is The International Silver String Submarine Band with their constant accidents of knocking over the microphone and sending feedback through Charlie's ears that try his nerves and eardrums. In the end, he becomes so frustrated that he ends up smashing his equipment. No word if he compares notes on the frazzled piano player from Beginner's Luck.
Charlie is played by Bert Gordon.