Punky Brewster (1984–1988)

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Punky Brewster is a show about a girl named Penelope "Punky" Brewster. She is abandoned with her dog, Brandon, in a supermarket by her mother. She doesn't want to stay in an orphanage, and ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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 Penelope 'Punky' Brewster / ... (88 episodes, 1984-1988)
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 Brandon the Wonder Dog (88 episodes, 1984-1988)
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 Henry Warnimont (86 episodes, 1984-1988)
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 Cherie Johnson (85 episodes, 1984-1988)
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 Betty Johnson (84 episodes, 1984-1988)
Ami Foster ...
 Margaux Kramer (53 episodes, 1984-1988)
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Punky Brewster is a show about a girl named Penelope "Punky" Brewster. She is abandoned with her dog, Brandon, in a supermarket by her mother. She doesn't want to stay in an orphanage, and finally befriends Henry Warnimont who adopts her. Written by Aboot

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16 September 1984 (USA)  »

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Punky, a Levada da Breca  »

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Cherrie Johnson character cherrie Johnson was named after her Susie Garrett was Cherrie Johnson's real life grandma See more »

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During the opening credits you will occasionally see palm tree reflections in the windows. The series is set in Chicago, so that would be highly unlikely. See more »

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Theme Song: Maybe the world is blind / Or just a little unkind. Don't know / Seems you can't be sure, of anything any more / Although, you may be lonely and then / One day you're smiling again / Every time I turn around, I see the girl that turns my world around / Standing there / Every time I turn around / Her spirit's lifting me right off the ground / What's gonna be? / Guess we'll just wait and see.
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Fugitive Alien (1989) See more »

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I want my Punky Brewster!
11 August 2007 | by (Lowell, MA USA) – See all my reviews

What happened to the sweet, precocious little girl we all grew up with? When the series was canceled, I felt there was something amiss and I wanted the network to bring Punky Brewster back... they never did. Now I cannot find reruns anywhere, did everyone forget how special and beautiful this little show was? It was one of those hidden gems, a show that brought the whole family together.

When I came home from school in the afternoon, there were two shows: Small Wonder and Punky Brewster. When they came on, I would stop whatever I was doing, glue myself to the television, slip on my different-colored sneakers and instantly I'd have Punky Power! I remember how Soliel Moon Frye lit up the room every time she smiled, it was like you knew everything was going to be alright. I loved how the show was always fresh and innocent, much better than the violence-induced cop shows and legal dramas of today's audience.


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