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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4
Release Date:
16 September 1984 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Punky Brewster is a show about a girl named Penelope "Punky" Brewster. She is abandoned with her dog... See more »
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Awards:
Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 13 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
I want my Punky Brewster! See more (25 total) »

Cast

 (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)
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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 (16 episodes, 1984-1987)
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)
Bob 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 (3 episodes, 1984-1985)
Mike Beltran (2 episodes, 1984-1985)
 
Series Casting by
Susan Bluestein (4 episodes, 1984-1985)
Renee Rousselot (2 episodes, 1985)
 
Series Art Direction by
Ken Johnson (4 episodes, 1984-1985)
 
Series Costume Design by
Gene Doucette (4 episodes, 1984-1985)
 
Series Makeup Department
Lois Kawasaki-Harriman .... assistant makeup artist (84 episodes, 1984-1988)
Steve LaPorte .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1984-1985)
Jackie Masterson .... hair stylist (2 episodes, 1984-1985)

Louis Lazzara .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
Chris Conte .... senior unit manager (2 episodes, 1984-1985)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jim Cox .... associate director (2 episodes, 1984-1985)
Thomas Klein .... associate director (2 episodes, 1984-1985)
 
Series Art Department
Dwight Jackson .... assistant art director (4 episodes, 1984-1985)
 
Series Sound Department
Tom Pearson .... boom operator (88 episodes, 1984-1988)
Jeffrey C. Smith .... audio (2 episodes, 1985)

Bill Levitsky .... sound (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
John Nance .... lighting director (3 episodes, 1984-1985)
Arnold Shapiro .... video (2 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 (19 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)
Joyce Taylor .... production assistant (4 episodes, 1984-1985)
George Falardeau .... technical manager (3 episodes, 1984-1985)
Glen Garner .... animal trainer (3 episodes, 1984-1985)
Neil Lebowitz .... story editor / executive story editor (3 episodes, 1984-1985)
Carl McCarthy .... stage manager (3 episodes, 1984-1985)
O. Tamburri .... technical director (3 episodes, 1984-1985)
David Wader .... stage manager (3 episodes, 1984-1985)
Stephanie Elkan .... production assistant (2 episodes, 1984-1985)
Jeff Goodman .... production assistant (2 episodes, 1984-1985)
Jim Evering .... executive story editor / story editor (2 episodes, 1985)
R. Ruddell Weatherwax .... assistant dog trainer (2 episodes, 1988)

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

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Runtime:
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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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Although not officially an adaptation, Punky Brewster contains many story elements in common with the novel Silas Marner, in which a miserly old hermit whose only friend is an elderly woman adopts a precocious young girl who was abandoned by her parents.See more »
Goofs:
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 »
Quotes:
[repeated line]
Penelope 'Punky' Brewster:Grossaroo!
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Movie Connections:
Spoofed in Funky Brewster (1986) (V)See more »

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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
I want my Punky Brewster!, 11 August 2007
Author: heelsgirl from Lowell, MA USA

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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