History Series / PunkyBrewster

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.
15th Feb '17 6:05:11 AM Ccook1956
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* BodyDouble: Punky dresses up as Margaux in the cartoon episode "Pretty Ugly"--but only because Glomer turned Margaux's face into a glomley face. It's a wonder that Avery Bigelow (a kid whose dad runs a fashion magazine) didn't catch on that Margaux ''doesn't'' have brown eyes, freckles and a smoky voice.
* BreakTheCutie: Happens to Punky 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 an inheritance.

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* BodyDouble: Punky dresses up as Margaux in the cartoon episode "Pretty Ugly"--but only because Glomer turned Margaux's face into a glomley face. It's a wonder that Avery Bigelow (a kid whose dad runs a fashion magazine) didn't catch on that Margaux ''doesn't'' have brown eyes, freckles and a smoky voice.
* BreakTheCutie: Happens to Punky 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 an inheritance.
15th Feb '17 6:01:33 AM Ccook1956
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* BreakingTheFourthWall / WinkDing: Punky winks to us at the end of the animated episode "The Bermuda Tangle."



* BreakTheCutie: Happens to Punky 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 an inheritance

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* BreakTheCutie: Happens to Punky 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 an inheritanceinheritance.
* BreakingTheFourthWall / WinkDing: Punky winks to us at the end of the episode "The Bermuda Tangle."
15th Feb '17 6:00:36 AM Ccook1956
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!!This sitcom contains examples of:

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!!This !!The sitcom contains examples of:



* AnimatedAdaptation: ''It's Punky Brewster''
** Bizarrely, it was called that everywhere but the title card (which read just "Punky Brewster"). It's also notable in that it shared a cast with the live show.
*** In fact, the last shot of the intro to the primetime show's second season features the Ruby/Spears-animated Punky, Henry, and Brandon on TV.
** TV Guide also billed the cartoon as just "Punky Brewster." NBC dropped it after a two-year run then brought it back in repeats in October 1988 after the live-action pre-teen show ''2 Hip 4 TV'' tanked. In 1989, selected episodes were run on a rotating basis in the syndicated series ''[=Maxie's World=].''



* ArtShift: All of the cartoon's season one episodes were cel-on-film animation. Season two's new episodes, save for three, were composited by computer.



** Punky dresses up as Margaux again in the cartoon episode "Pretty Ugly"--but only because Glomer turned Margaux's face into a glomley face. It's a wonder that Avery Bigelow (a kid whose dad runs a fashion magazine) didn't catch on that Margaux ''doesn't'' have brown eyes, freckles and a smoky voice.



* 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 an 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 an inheritance.



* ButtMonkey: Allen, usually in the cartoon. Probably because he's the only male of the four main kids in the show.

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* ButtMonkey: Allen, usually in the cartoon.Allen. Probably because he's the only male of the four main kids in the show.



* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: This, from the animated episode "Punky To The Rescue," where Margaux is posed as bait for a so-called swamp monster which they hear coming:
-->'''Punky:''' Smile! Look pretty!
-->'''Margaux:''' Don't be redundant!
* FairyCompanion / SidekickExMachina: Glomer in the AnimatedAdaptation, infamously.



* GreatGazoo: Glomer. He's a little more...[[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} out there]] than most examples. The joke? He's from a ''Theatre/{{Brigadoon}}'' {{Expy}}.
* HalloweenEpisode / ValentinesDayEpisode: The live action show and cartoon show each had an episode of both holidays.

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* GreatGazoo: Glomer. He's a little more...[[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} out there]] than most examples. The joke? He's from a ''Theatre/{{Brigadoon}}'' {{Expy}}.
* HalloweenEpisode / ValentinesDayEpisode: The live action show and cartoon show each had an Had episode of both holidays.



* ItsAWonderfulPlot: Pastiched in the animated episode "Allen Who?"



* LovableAlphaBitch : Margaux (Who else?)
* MagicSkirt: Averted but maintained in the animated episode "Punky To The Rescue." Margaux has one foot caught in a snare posing as bait for a so-called swamp monster, but since she's wearing a dress, she is shown standing upright against a tree with her trapped foot raised as opposed to hanging upside down.
** 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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* LovableAlphaBitch : Margaux (Who else?)
* MagicSkirt: Averted but maintained in the animated episode "Punky To The Rescue." Margaux has one foot caught in a snare posing as bait for a so-called swamp monster, but since she's wearing a dress, she is shown standing upright against a tree with her trapped foot raised as opposed to hanging upside down.
** 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.
else?).



* MissingMom: A few NBC episodes deal with Punky's desire to find her recalcitrant mother. In the animated episode "Punky The Heiress," she suddenly has an aunt and uncle--servants for the Chester Henderson estate--who use her to impersonate Chester's granddaughter and embezzle the kid's inheritance, all under the guise that they've located Punky's mother.

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* MissingMom: A few NBC episodes deal with Punky's desire to find her recalcitrant mother. In the animated episode "Punky The Heiress," she suddenly has an aunt and uncle--servants for the Chester Henderson estate--who use her to impersonate Chester's granddaughter and embezzle the kid's inheritance, all under the guise that they've located Punky's mother.



* TheOneGuy: Henry. Subverted in the second season when T.K. Carter joined the cast as Mike Fulton, Punky's teacher.
** Of the regular kids, this would be Allen in the first two seasons and the cartoon.

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* TheOneGuy: Henry. Subverted in the second season when T.K. Carter joined the cast as Mike Fulton, Punky's teacher.
** Of
teacher. Also, among the regular rgular kids, this would be Allen in the first two seasons and the cartoon.three seasons.



* PantyShot: Margaux in two blink-and-you'll miss it instances in the cartoon ("Any Wish Way You Can" and "Louvre Affair").



* 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.
** Also, Punky disguising herself as Margaux in the five-part story arc "Changes" and the cartoon episode "Pretty Ugly."
* TalkingAnimal: Pretty much averted, but subverted in an animated episode and zig-zagged in a live-action episode. In the animated episode "Brandon The Dialogue Dog," Glomer gives Punky's dog Brandon the gift of gab. In the third season episode "It's A Dog's Life," Punky dreams that she and Brandon switch bodies and we hear Punky's voice as thoughts coming from Brandon's head.

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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.
** Also,
Punky disguising herself as Margaux in the five-part story arc "Changes" and the cartoon episode "Pretty Ugly."Changes."
* TalkingAnimal: Pretty much averted, but subverted in an animated episode and zig-zagged in a live-action episode. In the animated episode "Brandon The Dialogue Dog," Glomer gives Punky's dog Brandon the gift of gab. In the third season episode "It's A Dog's Life," Punky dreams that she and Brandon switch bodies and we hear Punky's voice as thoughts coming from Brandon's head.



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



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


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!The cartoon contains examples of:
* AnimatedAdaptation: ''It's Punky Brewster''
** Bizarrely, it was called that everywhere but the title card (which read just "Punky Brewster"). It's also notable in that it shared a cast with the live show.
*** In fact, the last shot of the intro to the primetime show's second season features the Ruby/Spears-animated Punky, Henry, and Brandon on TV.
** TV Guide also billed the cartoon as just "Punky Brewster." NBC dropped it after a two-year run then brought it back in repeats in October 1988 after the live-action pre-teen show ''2 Hip 4 TV'' tanked. In 1989, selected episodes were run on a rotating basis in the syndicated series ''[=Maxie's World=].''
* ArtShift: All season one episodes were cel-on-film animation. Season two's new episodes, save for three, were composited by computer.
* BodyDouble: Punky dresses up as Margaux in the cartoon episode "Pretty Ugly"--but only because Glomer turned Margaux's face into a glomley face. It's a wonder that Avery Bigelow (a kid whose dad runs a fashion magazine) didn't catch on that Margaux ''doesn't'' have brown eyes, freckles and a smoky voice.
* BreakTheCutie: Happens to Punky 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 an inheritance
* ButtMonkey: Allen. Probably because he's the only male of the four main kids in the show.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: This, from the animated episode "Punky To The Rescue," where Margaux is posed as bait for a so-called swamp monster which they hear coming:
-->'''Punky:''' Smile! Look pretty!
-->'''Margaux:''' Don't be redundant!
* FairyCompanion / SidekickExMachina: Glomer in the AnimatedAdaptation, infamously.
* GreatGazoo: Glomer. He's a little more...[[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} out there]] than most examples. The joke? He's from a ''Theatre/{{Brigadoon}}'' {{Expy}}.
* HalloweenEpisode / ValentinesDayEpisode: Had episode of both holidays.
* ItsAWonderfulPlot: Pastiched in the episode "Allen Who?"
* MagicSkirt: Averted but maintained in the episode "Punky To The Rescue." Margaux has one foot caught in a snare posing as bait for a so-called swamp monster, but since she's wearing a dress, she is shown standing upright against a tree with her trapped foot raised as opposed to hanging upside down.
** 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
* MissingMom: In the episode "Punky The Heiress," she suddenly has an aunt and uncle--servants for the Chester Henderson estate--who use her to impersonate Chester's granddaughter and embezzle the kid's inheritance, all under the guise that they've located Punky's mother.
* TheOneGuy: Of the regular kids, this would be Allen in the cartoon.
* PantyShot: Margaux in two blink-and-you'll miss it instances ("Any Wish Way You Can" and "Louvre Affair").
* 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.
** Also, Punky disguising herself as Margaux in the episode "Pretty Ugly."
* TalkingAnimal: Pretty much averted, but subverted in the episode "Brandon The Dialogue Dog," Glomer gives Punky's dog Brandon the gift of gab.
* UnwillingSuspension: Happens to Punky twice in the cartoon ("Growing Pain" and "The Bermuda Tangle"), hung upside down by one foot each time.
* WholePlotReference: The episode "Punky's Millions" is basically ''Literature/BrewstersMillions'' with the millions being a game show prize instead of an UnexpectedInheritance.
9th Jan '17 8:16:12 PM vibes
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* TheCameo: Bee Gees sibling Andy Gibb, boxer Marvin Hagler, astronaut Buzz Aldrin, singer Marilyn [=McCoo=] and pop group [=DeBarge=] all appeared on the show.

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* TheCameo: Bee Gees sibling Andy Gibb, boxer Marvin Hagler, astronaut Buzz Aldrin, singer Marilyn [=McCoo=] and pop group [=DeBarge=] {{Music/DeBarge}} all appeared on the show.
14th Dec '16 10:44:31 AM Pneumatrap
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[[IThoughtItMeant Not to be confused with]] the early Music/DevinTownsend album.
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* ItsAWonderfulLife: Pastiched in the animated episode "Allen Who?"

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* ItsAWonderfulLife: ItsAWonderfulPlot: Pastiched in the animated episode "Allen Who?"
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