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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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Storyline

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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orphanage | girl | dog | 1980s | rich girl | See All (59) »

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Family | Comedy

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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, a Levada da Breca 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

Fred Gwynne was originally to play Henry but backed out when, in an audition for the role of Henry P. Warnimont, He was identified as Herman Munster, which was his role on The Munsters (1964). 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: Punky Power!
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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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A cute show for young children
20 December 2003 | by mary_fanofblairnjoSee all my reviews

I posted the first comment for Punky Brewster when I was at least 10. Back then I missed the show more than I do now, though it would be cool to see it again. I exaggerated when I called this Soleil Moon Frye's best, because the only thing I've seen her in besides this is an episode of the Wonder Years (though if ever see her in Sabrina reruns, maybe that'll change). Anyway, Punky was a great show, especially for young kids who wanted a positive role model. My favorite episode has to be the "Miss Adorable" one. I watched that tape of it so much it isn't even in good condition anymore. If it comes back, maybe I'll tape it. For now, I have the memories (and the theme song, for that matter) in my head.


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