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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.

Creator:

David W. Duclon
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4   3   2   1  
1988   1987   1986   1985   1984  
Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
George Gaynes ...  Henry Warnimont 88 episodes, 1984-1988
Soleil Moon Frye ...  Penelope 'Punky' Brewster / ... 88 episodes, 1984-1988
Sandy ...  Brandon 88 episodes, 1984-1988
Cherie Johnson ...  Cherie 86 episodes, 1984-1988
Susie Garrett ...  Mrs. Johnson 85 episodes, 1984-1988
Ami Foster ...  Margaux 55 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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Genres:

Comedy | Family

Certificate:

TV-G | See all certifications »

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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: Yippie!
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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 Seth & Alex's Almost Live Comedy Show (2009) See more »

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TV has turned to crap.
26 June 2003 | by DragonMasterHiroSee all my reviews

While 80's fashion was a little wonky, at least all the networks were cranking out shows left and right. Punky Brewster was an abandoned little girl with a golden retriever. So an old guy takes her in, gives her a rainbow colored bed and numerous other comforts for the tomboy. Watching TV as a kid, she was the first girl I ever had a crush on. Now Soleil Moon Frye can be see on VH1's I Love the 80s and she is hot. Anyway, for some reason they can't make fun shows like this anymore. They've either lost the power, the will or have become very lazy. She should definitely make a comeback like "Punky Brewster: Working Woman".


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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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