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Punky Brewster: Season 4: Episode 22 -- In this series-ending season, Punky confronts crushes, camp, bankruptcy, scam artists, illiteracy, child abuse and even her own appendix!


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Release Date:
16 September 1984 (USA) See more »
Punky Brewster is a show about a girl named Penelope "Punky" Brewster. She is abandoned with her dog... See more »
Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 13 nominations See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 6 of 54)

Soleil Moon Frye ... Penelope 'Punky' Brewster / ... (88 episodes, 1984-1988)
Sandy ... Brandon the Wonder Dog (88 episodes, 1984-1988)

George Gaynes ... Henry Warnimont (86 episodes, 1984-1988)

Cherie Johnson ... Cherie Johnson (85 episodes, 1984-1988)
Susie Garrett ... Betty Johnson (84 episodes, 1984-1988)
Ami Foster ... Margaux Kramer (53 episodes, 1984-1988)

Series Directed by
Art Dielhenn (43 episodes, 1984-1986)
Gary Menteer (16 episodes, 1987-1988)
Deveney Kelly (9 episodes, 1988)
David W. Duclon (4 episodes, 1987)
Joanie Rhodes (4 episodes, 1987)
Jim Cox (4 episodes, 1988)
Judi Elterman (3 episodes, 1987-1988)
Series Writing credits
David W. Duclon (88 episodes, 1984-1988)
Deborah Serra (13 episodes, 1987-1988)
Cheryl Alu (12 episodes, 1986-1988)
Neil Lebowitz (10 episodes, 1984-1988)
Rick Hawkins (10 episodes, 1984-1986)
Jim Evering (7 episodes, 1984-1986)
Gary Menteer (5 episodes, 1984-1987)
Liz Sage (5 episodes, 1984-1985)
Carmen Finestra (4 episodes, 1984-1985)
Mike Marmer (4 episodes, 1987-1988)
Barry Vigon (3 episodes, 1985)
Dorothy Van (2 episodes, 1984-1985)
Stephanie Mathison (2 episodes, 1985-1986)
Paul L. Friedman (2 episodes, 1987)
Bill Idelson (2 episodes, 1987)

Series Produced by
David W. Duclon .... executive producer (88 episodes, 1984-1988)
Gary Menteer .... supervising producer (24 episodes, 1984-1987)
Rick Hawkins .... producer (22 episodes, 1984-1985)
Michael Holt .... associate producer (22 episodes, 1984-1985)
Liz Sage .... producer (12 episodes, 1984)
Jerry Mayer .... producer (1 episode, 1987-1988)
Series Original Music by
Rik Howard (9 episodes, 1984-1985)
Robert Wirth (9 episodes, 1984-1985)

Shuki Levy (unknown episodes)
Haim Saban (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Sheila Hall (12 episodes, 1984-1985)
Dick King (4 episodes, 1984-1985)
Mike Beltran (2 episodes, 1984-1985)
Series Casting by
Susan Bluestein (5 episodes, 1984-1985)
Renee Rousselot (2 episodes, 1985)
Series Art Direction by
Ken Johnson (5 episodes, 1984-1985)
Series Costume Design by
Gene Doucette (5 episodes, 1984-1985)
Series Makeup Department
Lois Kawasaki-Harriman .... assistant makeup artist (83 episodes, 1984-1988)
Steve LaPorte .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 1984-1985)
Jackie Masterson .... hair stylist (3 episodes, 1984-1985)

Louis Lazzara .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Chris Conte .... senior unit manager (3 episodes, 1984-1985)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jim Cox .... associate director (4 episodes, 1984-1985)
Thomas Klein .... associate director (2 episodes, 1984-1985)
Series Art Department
Dwight Jackson .... assistant art director (5 episodes, 1984-1985)
Series Sound Department
Tom Pearson .... boom operator (87 episodes, 1984-1988)
Jeffrey C. Smith .... audio (3 episodes, 1985)

Bill Levitsky .... sound (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
John Nance .... lighting director (4 episodes, 1984-1985)
Arnold Shapiro .... video (3 episodes, 1984-1985)
Arlene Alda .... photographs (2 episodes, 1984)
Series Casting Department
Renee Rousselot .... casting assistant (1 episode, 1984)
Series Editorial Department
Sheila Hall .... editor: video tape (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
Judy Hart-Angelo .... composer: theme music (88 episodes, 1984-1988)
Gary Portnoy .... composer: theme music (88 episodes, 1984-1988)
Frank Fitzpatrick .... supervising music editor (18 episodes, 1984-1985)

James D. Young .... music editor (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Sheila Lauder .... production associate (5 episodes, 1984-1985)
Cheryl Alu .... production assistant (4 episodes, 1984-1985)
Carl Binder .... production assistant (4 episodes, 1984-1985)
George Falardeau .... technical manager (4 episodes, 1984-1985)
Glen Garner .... animal trainer (4 episodes, 1984-1985)
Neil Lebowitz .... story editor / executive story editor (4 episodes, 1984-1985)
Carl McCarthy .... stage manager (4 episodes, 1984-1985)
O. Tamburri .... technical director (4 episodes, 1984-1985)
Joyce Taylor .... production assistant (4 episodes, 1984-1985)
David Wader .... stage manager (4 episodes, 1984-1985)
Jim Evering .... story editor / executive story editor (3 episodes, 1985)
Stephanie Elkan .... production assistant (2 episodes, 1984-1985)
Jeff Goodman .... production assistant (2 episodes, 1984-1985)
Barry Vigon .... executive script consultant (2 episodes, 1985)
R. Ruddell Weatherwax .... assistant dog trainer (2 episodes, 1988)

Tom Klein .... associate director (unknown episodes)
Gordon Morris .... stage manager (unknown episodes)
Don Talbot .... technical manager (unknown episodes)

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USA:30 min (including commercials) (88 episodes)
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Australia:G (some episodes) | Australia:PG (some episodes) | Brazil:Livre | USA:TV-G
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When the Challenger shuttle, which was helped piloted by history teacher Christa McAuliffe, exploded the executives at NBC knew a lot of children would be devastated by her loss as the shuttle launch was shown in many schools. A script was immediately written in which the character of Punky had to come to terms with what the shuttle explosion meant.See more »
Errors in geography: 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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Margeaux Kramer:Peasants!
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6 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
TV has turned to crap., 26 June 2003

While 80's fashion was a little wonky, at least all the networks were cranking out shows left and right. Punky Brewster was an abandoned little girl with a golden retriever. So an old guy takes her in, gives her a rainbow colored bed and numerous other comforts for the tomboy. Watching TV as a kid, she was the first girl I ever had a crush on. Now Soleil Moon Frye can be see on VH1's I Love the 80s and she is hot. Anyway, for some reason they can't make fun shows like this anymore. They've either lost the power, the will or have become very lazy. She should definitely make a comeback like "Punky Brewster: Working Woman".

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