History Series / PunkyBrewster

6th Nov '16 11:51:23 AM nombretomado
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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?"
17th Oct '16 12:28:48 PM erforce
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* UnexpectedlyDarkEpisode: The two-parter "The Perils of Punky" in which the gang goes in vacation in a lake and Punky tells her friends a ghost story about an evil spirit haunting the lake. Which includes all her friends being killed and their image used to taunt Punky, a la ''Film/TheThing''. In a children's show.

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* UnexpectedlyDarkEpisode: The two-parter "The Perils of Punky" in which the gang goes in vacation in a lake and Punky tells her friends a ghost story about an evil spirit haunting the lake. Which includes all her friends being killed and their image used to taunt Punky, a à la ''Film/TheThing''.''Film/TheThing1982''. In a children's show.
3rd Oct '16 9:34:02 PM DustSnitch
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* UnexpectedlyDarkEpisode: The two-parter "The Perils of Punky" in which the gang goes in vacation in a lake and Punky tells her friends a ghost story about an evil spirit haunting the lake. Which includes all her friends being killed and their image used to taunt Punky, a la ''Film/TheThing''. In a children's show.
21st Aug '16 9:41:51 AM glickmam
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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).

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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).



* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Scotty Lotabucci is never seen again after "Walk Pool" and "Gone Fishing." Also Eddie the building superintendent, Mike Fulton, and Linda, the school cleaning lady that Punky befriends.

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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Scotty Lotabucci is never seen again after "Walk Pool" and "Gone Fishing." Also Eddie the building superintendent, Malvin, Mike Fulton, and Linda, the school cleaning lady that Punky befriends.


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* FirstNameBasis: Punky and her friends have this with Mike Fulton.
18th Aug '16 12:58:00 PM glickmam
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* RealLifeWritesThePlot:
** The episode concerning the Challenger explosion.
** When she had to buy a bra.
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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