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Punky Brewster 

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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 ... See full summary »

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David W. Duclon
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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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 85 episodes, 1984-1988
Susie Garrett ...  Betty Johnson 84 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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Comedy | Family

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TV-G | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 September 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Punky Brewster See more »

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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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

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]
Margeaux Kramer: Peasants!
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Alternate Versions

The NBC episodes were chopped from 24 minutes to 22 minutes when the show entered syndication. The DVD releases are the complete 24 minute lengths. See more »

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Referenced in Family Guy: The Man with Two Brians (2008) See more »

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Cute 80s fluff
24 June 2000 | by w_briannaSee all my reviews

I only "discovered" this series last year, when it had a brief run on early morning TV (very early indeed). I like Punky a lot. She reminds me of me. I was just like her, growing up in the eighties, being a cute little tomboy, etc. In fact this show is the quintessential eighties TV show and that's why I love it. Punky Brewster is a much better sitcom than the majority of the trash that was around in the 80s. I give it 8 out of 10.


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