History Series / PunkyBrewster

16th May '16 2:14:30 PM Ccook1956
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* PantyShot: Margaux in two blink-and-you'll miss it instances in the cartoon ("Any Wish Way You Can" and "Louvre Affair").
14th May '16 8:38:41 AM Ccook1956
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* BreakTheCutie: Punky after the Space Shuttle tragedy ("Accidents Happen"); after Allen moves away ("Divorce Anderson Style"); and when she is stricken with appendicitis ("Ouch"--her tearful lament: "I have an -itis! I'm worm food!"). Also happens in the animated episode "Punky the Heiress," where she believes she's going to see her missing mother. She is devastated when she realizes she was used by her aunt and uncle to embezzle a inheritance.

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* BreakTheCutie: Punky after the Space Shuttle tragedy ("Accidents Happen"); after Allen moves away ("Divorce Anderson Style"); and when she is stricken with appendicitis ("Ouch"--her tearful lament: "I have an -itis! I'm worm food!"). Also happens in the animated episode "Punky the Heiress," where she believes she's going to see her missing mother. She is devastated when she realizes she was used by her aunt and uncle to embezzle a an inheritance.
5th Feb '16 9:05:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* BrewstersMillions: The plot of the episode "Punky's Millions" in the animated adaptation. Trying to raise money for charity, Punky and Henry entered a game show. The final challenge was spending one million dollars within two days. Another restriction was that nothing can be bought for more than ten thousand dollars. [[spoiler: They lose the game because Allen forgot to spend the ninety-eight cents he got as change from the candy bars he bought. Fortunately, the Lottery Ticket bought during the episode was a winner.]]
** The task of spending the money fell on Punky and her pals after Henry came down with chicken pox.



* WholePlotReference: The animated episode "Punky's Millions" is basically ''BrewstersMillions'' with the millions being a game show prize instead of an UnexpectedInheritance.

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* WholePlotReference: The animated episode "Punky's Millions" is basically ''BrewstersMillions'' ''Literature/BrewstersMillions'' with the millions being a game show prize instead of an UnexpectedInheritance.
10th Dec '15 7:44:15 AM StFan
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* WithFriendsLikeThese: ''Margaux.'' Despite being in their "best friend" group, she shows no aversion at all to belitting Punky and Cherie, from calling them "peasants" in the first two seasons to finding every way possible to slip in a mocking remark about their financial status and social class by seasons 3 and 4. And yet she's ''still'' their best friend!
** Not to mention how she told Punky having an "adoptive" father wasn't the same as having a "real" one.
* XMeetsY: The live action show is ''LittleOrphanAnnie'' meets ''ComicStrip/DennisTheMenaceUS.'' The cartoon is the live action show meets ''MyFavoriteMartian''.

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* WithFriendsLikeThese: ''Margaux.'' Despite being in their "best friend" group, she shows no aversion at all to belitting Punky and Cherie, from calling them "peasants" in the first two seasons to finding every way possible to slip in a mocking remark about their financial status and social class by seasons 3 and 4. And yet she's ''still'' their best friend!
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friend! Not to mention how she told Punky having an "adoptive" father wasn't the same as having a "real" one.
* XMeetsY: The live action show is ''LittleOrphanAnnie'' meets ''ComicStrip/DennisTheMenaceUS.'' The cartoon is the live action show meets ''MyFavoriteMartian''.
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1st Dec '15 7:28:25 AM Movienut376
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** Margaux had her own..."Peasants!"
11th Sep '15 10:09:59 PM LadyNorbert
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* BattleDiscretionShot: Punky getting beat up by Moose the bully in the girls bathroom.

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* BattleDiscretionShot: Punky getting beat up by Moose the bully in the girls girls' bathroom.



* BreakTheCutie: Punky after the Space Shuttle tragedy ("Accidents Happen"), after Allen moves away ("Divorce Anderson Style"), when she is stricken with appendicitis ("Ouch"--her tearful lament: "I have an -itis! I'm worm food!") and in the animated episode "Punky the Heiress," where she would believe she's going to see her missing mother. She is devastated when she realized she was used by her aunt and uncle to embezzle a inheritence; Cherie when she visits her parents' graves ("The Visit").

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* BreakTheCutie: Punky after the Space Shuttle tragedy ("Accidents Happen"), Happen"); after Allen moves away ("Divorce Anderson Style"), Style"); and when she is stricken with appendicitis ("Ouch"--her tearful lament: "I have an -itis! I'm worm food!") and food!"). Also happens in the animated episode "Punky the Heiress," where she would believe believes she's going to see her missing mother. She is devastated when she realized realizes she was used by her aunt and uncle to embezzle a inheritence; inheritance.
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Cherie gets a dose of it too, when she visits her parents' graves ("The Visit").



* BrewstersMillions: The plot of the episode "Punky's Millions" at the animated adaptation. Trying to raise money for charity, Punky and Henry entered a game show. The final challenge was spending one million dollars within two days. Another restriction was that nothing can be bought for more than ten thousand dollars. [[spoiler: They lose the game because Allen forgot to spend the ninety-eight cents he got as change from the candy bars he bought. Fortunately, the Lottery Ticket bought during the episode was a winner.]]

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* BrewstersMillions: The plot of the episode "Punky's Millions" at in the animated adaptation. Trying to raise money for charity, Punky and Henry entered a game show. The final challenge was spending one million dollars within two days. Another restriction was that nothing can be bought for more than ten thousand dollars. [[spoiler: They lose the game because Allen forgot to spend the ninety-eight cents he got as change from the candy bars he bought. Fortunately, the Lottery Ticket bought during the episode was a winner.]]



* TheUnseen: Punky's mother never appears on the show, but the two-part Christmas episode strongly hints that Punky has received a gift from her. Punky believes it, anyway.



* WhamLine: Punky's "it blew up" on the Space Shuttle episode.

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* WhamLine: Punky's "it "It blew up" on the Space Shuttle episode.


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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: We never do find out what happened to either of Punky's parents, beyond them leaving their daughter.
4th Sep '15 3:38:19 PM glickmam
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''Punky Brewster'' was a 1984-88 DomCom on Creator/{{NBC}} & in Syndication about abandoned child Penelope "Punky" Brewster (her father walked out on her and her mom left Punky and her pet dog, Brandon, at a grocery store), played by Soleil Moon Frye, and her adoptive father, Henry, played by George Gaynes (best known for his role as Cmdt. Lassard in the ''Film/PoliceAcademy'' movies). Also revolves around Punky's interactions with her best friend, Cherie Johnson, played by [[TheDanza Cherie Johnson]] (who later went on to play Laura Winslow's friend on ''Series/FamilyMatters''), who lives with her grandmother, Betty, played by Susie Garrett. Punky's other friends include geeky Allen Anderson (Casey Ellison) and stuck-up rich girl Margaux Kramer (Ami Foster).

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''Punky Brewster'' was a 1984-88 DomCom on Creator/{{NBC}} & in Syndication UsefulNotes/{{Syndication}} about abandoned child Penelope "Punky" Brewster (her father walked out on her and her mom left Punky and her pet dog, Brandon, at a grocery store), played by Soleil Moon Frye, and her adoptive father, Henry, played by George Gaynes (best known for his role as Cmdt. Lassard in the ''Film/PoliceAcademy'' movies). Also revolves around Punky's interactions with her best friend, Cherie Johnson, played by [[TheDanza Cherie Johnson]] (who later went on to play Laura Winslow's friend on ''Series/FamilyMatters''), who lives with her grandmother, Betty, played by Susie Garrett. Punky's other friends include geeky Allen Anderson (Casey Ellison) and stuck-up rich girl Margaux Kramer (Ami Foster).
26th Aug '15 1:14:03 AM goldenroad
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''Punky Brewster'' was a 1984-88 DomCom on Creator/{{NBC}} about abandoned child Penelope "Punky" Brewster (her father walked out on her and her mom left Punky and her pet dog, Brandon, at a grocery store), played by Soleil Moon Frye, and her adoptive father, Henry, played by George Gaynes (best known for his role as Cmdt. Lassard in the ''Film/PoliceAcademy'' movies). Also revolves around Punky's interactions with her best friend, Cherie Johnson, played by [[TheDanza Cherie Johnson]] (who later went on to play Laura Winslow's friend on ''Series/FamilyMatters''), who lives with her grandmother, Betty, played by Susie Garrett. Punky's other friends include geeky Allen Anderson (Casey Ellison) and stuck-up rich girl Margaux Kramer (Ami Foster).

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''Punky Brewster'' was a 1984-88 DomCom on Creator/{{NBC}} & in Syndication about abandoned child Penelope "Punky" Brewster (her father walked out on her and her mom left Punky and her pet dog, Brandon, at a grocery store), played by Soleil Moon Frye, and her adoptive father, Henry, played by George Gaynes (best known for his role as Cmdt. Lassard in the ''Film/PoliceAcademy'' movies). Also revolves around Punky's interactions with her best friend, Cherie Johnson, played by [[TheDanza Cherie Johnson]] (who later went on to play Laura Winslow's friend on ''Series/FamilyMatters''), who lives with her grandmother, Betty, played by Susie Garrett. Punky's other friends include geeky Allen Anderson (Casey Ellison) and stuck-up rich girl Margaux Kramer (Ami Foster).
9th Jul '15 4:37:12 PM Kiwanuki
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* BreakTheCutie: Punky after the Space Shuttle tragedy ("Accidents Happen"), after Allen moves away ("Divorce Anderson Style") and when she is stricken with appendicitis ("Ouch"--her tearful lament: "I have an -itis! I'm worm food!"); Cherie when she visits her parents' graves ("The Visit").

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* BreakTheCutie: Punky after the Space Shuttle tragedy ("Accidents Happen"), after Allen moves away ("Divorce Anderson Style") and Style"), when she is stricken with appendicitis ("Ouch"--her tearful lament: "I have an -itis! I'm worm food!"); food!") and in the animated episode "Punky the Heiress," where she would believe she's going to see her missing mother. She is devastated when she realized she was used by her aunt and uncle to embezzle a inheritence; Cherie when she visits her parents' graves ("The Visit").
10th Mar '15 2:53:00 PM LahmacunKebab
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''Punky Brewster'' was a 1984-88 DomCom on Creator/{{NBC}} about abandoned child Penelope "Punky" Brewster (her father walked out on her and her mom left Punky and her pet dog, Brandon, at a grocery store), played by Soleil Moon Frye, and her adoptive father, Henry, played by George Gaynes (best known for his role as Cmdt. Lassard in the ''Film/PoliceAcademy'' movies). Also revolves around Punky's interactions with her best friend, Cherie Johnson, played by [[TheDanza Cherie Johnson]] (who later went on to play Laura Winslow's friend on ''Series/FamilyMatters''), who lives with her grandmother, Betty, played by Susie Garrett. Punky's other friends include geeky Allen Anderson (Casey Ellison) and stuck-up rich girl Margaux Kramer (Ami Foster).

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''Punky Brewster'' was a 1984-88 DomCom on Creator/{{NBC}} about abandoned child Penelope "Punky" Brewster (her father walked out on her and her mom left Punky and her pet dog, Brandon, at a grocery store), played by Soleil Moon Frye, and her adoptive father, Henry, played by George Gaynes (best known for his role as Cmdt. Lassard in the ''Film/PoliceAcademy'' movies). Also revolves around Punky's interactions with her best friend, Cherie Johnson, played by [[TheDanza Cherie Johnson]] (who later went on to play Laura Winslow's friend on ''Series/FamilyMatters''), who lives with her grandmother, Betty, played by Susie Garrett. Punky's other friends include geeky Allen Anderson (Casey Ellison) and stuck-up rich girl Margaux Kramer (Ami Foster).
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