History Series / PunkyBrewster

5th Nov '17 4:23:41 AM Ccook1956
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* TalkingAnimal: Pretty much averted, but subverted in the episode "Brandon The Dialogue Dog," Glomer gives Punky's dog Brandon the gift of gab.

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* TalkingAnimal: Pretty much averted, but subverted in the episode "Brandon The Dialogue Dog," Glomer gives Punky's dog Brandon the gift of gab. Also in "Punky's Half Acre," Glomer makes the barnyard animals at the farm of Punky's pen pal talk as they air their grievances about how Margaux treats them.
24th Oct '17 8:32:02 PM glickmam
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* PrecociousCrush: Punky had been a tomboy, up until the syndicated episode "Crushed," where she falls for a boy named Kevin. The problem is Kevin is six years older than Punky, and to her devastation (and Henry's relief), already has a girlfriend.

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* PrecociousCrush: Punky had been a tomboy, up until the syndicated episode "Crushed," where she falls for a boy named Kevin. The problem is Kevin is six years older than Punky, and to her devastation (and Henry's relief), devastation, already has a girlfriend.girlfriend named Gina. Thankfully, Kevin quickly realizes this and calmly tells Punky that he only likes her as a friend, but also adds that someday, Punky will find a love of her own who's her own age. Henry, of course, is initially horrified that Punky thinks Kevin is in love with her, but becomes very relieved when Kevin explains to her that he only likes her as a friend.
17th Sep '17 8:43:56 AM glickmam
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''Punky Brewster'' is a 1984-88 DomCom on Creator/{{NBC}} and later in 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 Maxine 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). During the NBC run, Punky's teachers were frequently seen. In the first season, Punky's teacher was cheerful Mrs. Morton (Dody Goodman), while in the second season, it was hip Mike Fulton (T.K. Carter). Also seen in Henry and Punky's apartment building was kooky maintenance man Eddie Malvin (Eddie Deezen).

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''Punky Brewster'' is a 1984-88 DomCom on Creator/{{NBC}} and later in 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 Maxine 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). During the NBC run, Punky's teachers were frequently seen. In the first season, Punky's teacher was cheerful Mrs. Morton (Dody Goodman), while in the second season, it was hip Mike Fulton (T.K. Carter). Also seen briefly in Henry and Punky's apartment building was kooky maintenance man Eddie Malvin (Eddie Deezen).
(Creator/EddieDeezen).
16th Sep '17 3:03:44 PM CosmoKessler297
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''Punky Brewster'' was a 1984-88 DomCom on Creator/{{NBC}} & in 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). During the NBC run, Punky's teachers were frequently seen. In the first season, Punky's teacher was cheerful Mrs. Morton (Dody Goodman), while in the second season, it was hip Mike Fulton (T.K. Carter). Also seen in Henry and Punky's apartment building was kooky maintenance man Eddie Malvin (Eddie Deezen).

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''Punky Brewster'' was is a 1984-88 DomCom on Creator/{{NBC}} & and later in 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 Maxine 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). During the NBC run, Punky's teachers were frequently seen. In the first season, Punky's teacher was cheerful Mrs. Morton (Dody Goodman), while in the second season, it was hip Mike Fulton (T.K. Carter). Also seen in Henry and Punky's apartment building was kooky maintenance man Eddie Malvin (Eddie Deezen).
2nd Aug '17 1:01:27 AM glickmam
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* AscendedExtra: Both Allen and Margaux had more prominence here than in the main live action program.


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* DemotedToExtra: Henry is seen less often than in the main live action program.
5th Jul '17 8:28:23 AM MrItty
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* AdultFear: the episodes in which Child Protective Services has taken Punky away from Henry due to his failing health. Being unable to care for their child (adoptive or biological) is one of every parent's worst fears.
15th Feb '17 3:57:58 PM Ccook1956
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* BreakingTheFourthWall / WinkDing: Punky winks to us at the end of the episode "The Bermuda Tangle."

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* BreakingTheFourthWall / WinkDing: BreakingTheFourthWall: Punky winks to us at the end of the episode "The Bermuda Tangle."


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* WinkDing: When Punky and Allen wink to each other at the end of "How The Midwest Was Won."
15th Feb '17 6:09:50 AM Ccook1956
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** In animated edition of "The Perils Of Punky," Margaux is held upside down as part of a human chain to retrieve a gem down a well. Her skirt and slip are draped over her rear end

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** In animated edition of "The Perils Of Punky," Margaux is held upside down as part of a human chain to retrieve a gem down a well. Her skirt and slip are draped over her rear endend.



* SpotTheImposter: The animated episode "Double Your Punky" had Glomer creating a clone of Punky from a photograph to keep him company at home while the real Punky was at a school picnic. The clone, however, was obnoxious, and in his confusion, Glomer zaps the sweet Punky back into the photograph and throws it away. Having retrieved it and getting her back, Glomer is unable to tell who the real Punky is. It's up to Brandon, who recognizes her scent.

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* SpotTheImposter: The animated episode "Double Your Punky" had Glomer creating a clone of Punky from a photograph to keep him company at home while the real Punky was at a school picnic. The clone, however, was obnoxious, and in his confusion, Glomer zaps the sweet Punky back into the photograph and throws it away. Having retrieved it and getting her back, Glomer is unable to tell who the real Punky is. It's up to Brandon, who recognizes her scent.



* UnwillingSuspension: Happens to Punky twice in the cartoon ("Growing Pain" and "The Bermuda Tangle"), hung upside down by one foot each time.

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* UnwillingSuspension: Happens to Punky twice in the cartoon ("Growing Pain" and "The Bermuda Tangle"), hung upside down by one foot each time.
15th Feb '17 6:07:24 AM Ccook1956
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* {{Jerkass}}: The host of the show "Can You Spend It?" (animated episode ''Punky's Millions''), who [[spoiler:celebrated Punky losing the game.]]


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* {{Jerkass}}: The host of the show "Can You Spend It?" (episode ''Punky's Millions''), who [[spoiler:celebrated Punky losing the game.]]
15th Feb '17 6:06:35 AM Ccook1956
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** Could also apply to Punky with Glomer in the cartoon. The episode "Return To Chaundoon" has a scene where Punky plants a goodnight kiss on Glomer's forehead.


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* PromotionToParent: Could apply to Punky with Glomer. The episode "Return To Chaundoon" has a scene where Punky plants a goodnight kiss on Glomer's forehead.
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