Punky has something in common with her teacher, Mike Fulton: they were both abandoned by their mothers. They work together to try and find the whereabouts of their respective families.
Did You Know?
Peyton B. Rutledge
, who appears in this episode in a brief cameo as a schoolteacher, is the inspiration for this series. Nicknamed "Punky Brewster" as a child, she was a friend of NBC president Brandon Tartikoff
. No direct explanation of her appearance other than an in-joke is given herein. See more