Punky Brewster (TV Series 1984–1988) Poster



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Punky Brewster (1985) (TV Series)

Edited into 

Vitamine (1983) (TV Series)


Punky Brewster (1985) (TV Series)
animated spin off using many of the same characters.

Referenced in 

Night of 100 Stars II (1985) (TV Movie)
Part of the "TV Stars" segment
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Charles Grodin/Kevin Nealon/Linda Thorson (1985) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in the segment on demands in the writers' strike
Back to Next Saturday (1985) (TV Movie)
Punky Brewster is a main character
Night Court: The Hostage (1985) (TV Episode)
The show is mentioned by name.
Gimme a Break!: Mama (1985) (TV Episode)
The show is mentioned by name.
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Robert Blake/David Horowitz/Eura Irwin (1985) (TV Episode)
Johnny presents a scenario for the sitcom in the laugh track segment
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Charles Grodin/Dom Irrera/Tommy Walton (1986) (TV Episode)
Johnny shows a doll from the series
Mama's Family: Farewell, Frannie (1986) (TV Episode)
Bubba is upset when his parents leave him behind to move to Florida. He claims that he is an orphan like "Punky Brewster".
Night Court: A Day in the Life (1987) (TV Episode)
"We lost Punky."
Charles in Charge: U. F. Oh No! (1987) (TV Episode)
Jamie mentions this show by name.
Mr. Belvedere: Fall Guy (1987) (TV Episode)
Mr. Belvedere mentions the title
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Gamera (1988) (TV Episode)
Joel: "Let's have a 'Punky Brewster' slate."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Fugitive Alien (1989) (TV Episode)
Joel: "If you don't tell me where Crow is, I'm gonna give you a voice like Punky Brewster!"
Teen Witch (1989)
Madame Serena says Louise has a 'cutesy little Punky Brewster face'.
Small Wonder: See No Evil (1989) (TV Episode)
Vicki says that she "ain't Punky Brewster".
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Hangar 18 (1989) (TV Episode)
Servo: "Here's every 'Punky Brewster' episode."
Muppet Babies: Kermit Pan (1990) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Skeeter
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Space Travellers (1992) (TV Episode)
"Punk Brewster's Dad: The Early Years"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Attack of the Eye Creatures (1992) (TV Episode)
Joel: "But I'm Punky Brewster."
Boy Meets World: Cory's Alternative Friends (1993) (TV Episode)
Morgan refers to Cory as "Punky Brewster."
Seinfeld: The Stand-In (1994) (TV Episode)
mentioned by name
Weird Science: Lisarella (1996) (TV Episode)
Chett refers to Lisa's breasts as "Punky Brewsters."
Family Matters: Love Triangles (1997) (TV Episode)
Maxine says that she and Laura used to go to school with Punky Brewster lunchboxes. Maxine is played by Cherie Johnson who also played Cherie on Punky Brewster.
Bug Juice: Turn, Turn, Turn (1998) (TV Episode)
Kisha likens Cammie to Punky Brewster.
This Space Between Us (1999)
lead character gets offer from agent to write and direct film of TV series
South Park: Terrance and Phillip: Behind the Blow (2001) (TV Episode)
the episode starts with a fake tv bio of punky brewster talking about her pleasing men in a dark alley
Big Fat Liar (2002)
Nickname that a security guard gives to Kaylee
Saturday Night Live: Jonny Moseley/Outkast (2002) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned during 'Super Buzzers'
Saturday Night Live: Tom Brady/Beck (2005) (TV Episode)
Referenced in Behind the Music skit
American Dad!: Con Heir (2005) (TV Episode)
Stan's dad tells Francine that everything will be "Punky Brewster" if she doesn't tell Stan about his being a jewel thief.
Family Guy: Brian Goes Back to College (2005) (TV Episode)
At 80's Television Convention.
The King of Queens: Move Doubt (2005) (TV Episode)
Doug calls the little girl Punky Brewster
Most Extreme Elimination Challenge: Mega-Millionaires vs. Where Are They Nows? (2006) (TV Episode)
appears as one of the contestants
How I Met Your Mother: Cupcake (2006) (TV Episode)
Robyn: "What's with inviting Punky Brewster?"
E! True Hollywood Story: Punky Brewster (2006) (TV Episode)
The episode delves into this show's production
American Dad!: The American Dad After School Special (2006) (TV Episode)
Stan's trainer refers to him as "Chunky Brewster"
Ugly Betty: Trust, Lust and Must (2006) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Marc
My Name Is Earl: Our 'Cops' Is On! (2007) (TV Episode)
Officer Stuart Daniels says that TV's Tim Stack once appeared on Punky Brewster.
Grindhouse (2007)
Marta Mendoza's character is named Punky Bruiser.
Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide: Field Trips, Permission Slips, Signs and Weasels: Part One (2007) (TV Episode)
When the security guard sees Ned putting his hand through the bush, the male guard tells him that "this is not a playground" & nicknames him the titular character.
It Takes Two: Episode #2.6 (2007) (TV Episode)
Grant Denyer mentions this title during his introduction.
It Takes Two: '80s Gold Spectacular (2008) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name by Grant Denyer as he throws to a commercial break.
Killer Movie (2008)
mentioned by Jake
Gossip Girl: Much 'I Do' About Nothing (2008) (TV Episode)
Chuck calls Vanessa "Punky Brewster"
Family Guy: The Man with Two Brians (2008) (TV Episode)
Punky's father is referenced
Entourage: A XXX Parody (2009) (Video)
Mentioned by Drama
Seth & Alex's Almost Live Comedy Show (2009) (TV Short)
mentioned in dialogue
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.50 (2009) (TV Episode)
Included in a $12,500 question
It's Complicated (2009)
Jake calls Gabby "Punky"
Community: Communication Studies (2010) (TV Episode)
Britta says, "Have a seat, Drunky Brewster."
Portlandia: Farm (2011) (TV Episode)
team called Punky Bruisers
American Dad!: Stanny Boy and Frantastic (2011) (TV Episode)
Referenced during a Cirque du Soleil show.
Nostalgia Critic: Rad (2011) (TV Episode)
"Cru goes to pick up his sister, Punky Brewster."
Creep Van (2012)
Mentioned in dialogue
Bunheads: No One Takes Khaleesi's Dragons (2012) (TV Episode)
Michelle points out Sasha's Punky Brewster hairdo.
Archer: The Papal Chase (2013) (TV Episode)
Woodhouse is called Junky Brewster.
The Client List: My Main Trial Is Yet to Come (2013) (TV Episode)
Selena refers to Nikki as "Punky Brewster".
DVD-R Hell: Gary Coleman: For Safety's Sake (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned when discussing Ami Foster.
Toddler Sings Punky Brewster Theme (2013) (Video)
Title reference.
Nostalgia Critic: Bridge to Terabithia (2013) (TV Episode)
"Does this movie like to dress its heroine as an imploding Punky Brewster?"
Nostalgia Critic: Disney Afternoon (2014) (TV Episode)
"I look like Punky Brewster's recycling bin."
Monkey Pudding Face: "Punky Brewster" Theme Song (2014) (TV Episode)
Title reference and the theme song is sung.
Nostalgia Critic: The Haunted Mansion (2015) (TV Episode)
Punky is on the Realistic Kids Measurements chart
The Unauthorized Beverly Hills, 90210 Story (2015) (TV Movie)
Mentioned by name.
Skin Wars: I'm Steampunk'd (2015) (TV Episode)
Carson Kressley says, "it's like Steampunky Brewster."
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 17 February 2016 (2016) (TV Episode)
Mike Golic says he has the same birthday as Soleil Moon Frye, who starred in "Punky Brewster"
Limitless: Finale: Part One! (2016) (TV Episode)
Reference is make to Punky being Agent Brewster's sister.
@midnight: Episode #3.97 (2016) (TV Episode)
The title character is mentioned by Danny Masterson: "Do you feel lucky, Punky Brewster?"
Punky Brewster: Les Périls de la saison 2 (2016) (Video)
DVD bonus feature
Scream Queens: Scream Again (2016) (TV Episode)
One of the characters at the Halloween party is dressed as Punky Brewster.
Punky Brewster: les secrets inédits (2016) (Video)
This Is Us: I Call Marriage (2017) (TV Episode)
Kevin mentions that Sophie had a Punky Brewster backpack.
Scorpion: Sci Hard (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Toby
Bob's Burgers: Y Tu Ga-Ga Tambien (2018) (TV Episode)
Linda's reading persona is Punky Bookster

Featured in 

Mystery Science Theater 3000: Mighty Jack (1989) (TV Episode)
Crow and Servo watch "Punky Brewster."
NBC 75th Anniversary Special (2002) (TV Special)
I Love the '80s: 1984 (2002) (TV Episode)
The Eighties: Raised on Television (2016) (TV Episode)
clips shown
Adam Ruins Everything: Adam Ruins Drugs (2016) (TV Episode)
Clip shown
The Goldbergs: So Swayze It's Crazy (2017) (TV Episode)
A clip of this show is shown.

Spoofed in 

Funky Brewster (1986) (Video)
Video's title is a takeoff on the TV series' title.
Family Guy: Road to Rupert (2007) (TV Episode)
Peter's 80's television montage spoofs opening scenes various sitcoms, including this one.
Batman: The Brave and the Bold: Mitefall! (2011) (TV Episode)
Batman's daughter Batmite conjures up for him is a parody of the title character.
Robot Chicken: Link's Sausages (2014) (TV Episode)
Parody skit

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