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Punky Brewster 

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Young Punky Brewster is abandoned with her dog, Brandon, in a supermarket. When she befriends Henry Warnimont, her new family life begins.

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David W. Duclon
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1988   1987   1986   1985   1984  
Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
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 / ... 86 episodes, 1984-1988
Susie Garrett ...  Betty Johnson / ... 85 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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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

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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Alternate Versions

In the first season, there was one opening credit sequence made up entirely of location footage shot on tape in Chicago and a slightly different recording of the theme song. This was used for three weeks, then replaced with another opening sequence mixing live-action footage and an animated sequence. This lasted a few weeks and was replaced by yet another sequence mixing the location footage shot in Chicago and clips from episodes, ending with the tail end of the animated sequence being watched by the lead characters on TV. This third opening sequence is on all first season episodes in syndication in the United States, but the DVD versions have the appropriate sequences reinstated depending on the episode. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Gossip Girl: Much 'I Do' About Nothing (2008) See more »

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This was one of the best shows of the 1980's

I LOVE this show!!!! This was a show that the whole family could watch. This show is about a little girl named Punky Brewster. She is found living in an empty apartment by the manger of the building Henry Warnimont. At first Henry did not want to have Punky around. But then he got to know her and love her. And they became great friends. So he decides to be her foster father. I love this show so much that I went out and bought Season One and Season Two. And I hoping that real soon that Shout Factory will come out with Season Three. If you love this show as much as I do. Then I suggest that you go out and buy Season One and Season Two. Also I love the theme song.

Here Are The Lyrics: Maybe the world is blind, Or just a little unkind. Don't know.

Seems you can't be sure Of anything anymore. Although,

You maybe 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 September 1984 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(88 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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