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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4
Release Date:
16 September 1984 (USA) See more »
Genre:
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:
Entertaining With a Good Cast 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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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:
The episode "Fenster Hall" was a failed attempt to create a spin-off of "Punky Brewster". It was originally a one hour episode, but was cut into two shows for syndication.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:Yippie!
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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Entertaining With a Good Cast, 20 March 2005
Author: cairn6 from New England

"Punky Brewster", while primarily geared to children, was an entertaining staple to the traditional 80's sitcom offerings. Centered around a young orphan and her older foster father, the show featured laughs, tears, lessons in life, and 30 minutes for watchers to kick back their feet.

While Soliel Moon Frye was the ultimate carrier of this show, the supporting cast, in my opinion were underrated....a lot of strong talent and great chemistry evident. The funny jabs between Betty and Henry was a throwback to the "Jefferson's" George and Florence. (Interesting to note, Marla Gibbs and Susie Garrett are sisters). Alan was a funny child actor, playing the roll of the goofy pre-teen boy possibly just beginning to discover girls (ahead of his fellow boy classmates) and playing along with them as friends and trying to entertain them with his humor. Margaux was amusing as well, with her sassy yet funny views on the wealthy lifestyle (Her facial expressions were hilarious, as were some of her over the top party dresses and comments on various situations...her arrival via helicopter to summer camp took the cake). And Cherie...ever the sidekick...charming and reliable. During an episode where she finally came to terms with the death of her parents,her dramatic performance demonstrated how strong a child actress she really was, conveying emotions and playing the part with every everything she had. I am amazed she was not seen in larger rolls after this show.

In general, this was a fun show, and despite being a kids production, it featured some talented players who managed to catch the attention of at least this viewer.

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