History Series / PunkyBrewster

12th Dec '17 8:28:56 PM glickmam
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* [[RealWomenDontWearDresses Real Girls Don't Wear Dresses]]: Punky rarely wears a dress. The only times she did was when she dressed as a 50s doo-wop girl for Halloween and when she dressed as Margaux to sneak out of Fenster Hall to see Henry at the hospital.

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* [[RealWomenDontWearDresses Real Girls Don't Wear Dresses]]: RealWomenDontWearDresses: Punky rarely wears a dress. The only times she did was when she dressed as a 50s doo-wop girl for Halloween and when she dressed as Margaux to sneak out of Fenster Hall to see Henry at the hospital.
12th Dec '17 8:46:09 AM Ccook1956
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* [[RealWomenDontWearDresses Real Girls Don't Wear Dresses]]: Punky rarely wears a dress. The only times she did was when she dressed as a 50s doo-wop girl for Halloween and when she dressed as Margaux to sneak out of Fenster Hall to see Henry at the hospital.


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* [[RealWomenDontWearDresses Real Girls Don't Wear Dresses]]: Much like the live action show, Punky doesn't wear skirts often. The rare times that she did was when she impersonated Margaux at a fancy party, when her aunt and uncle used her to embezzle an inheritance, and going incognito to solve a crime at school.
8th Dec '17 5:07:58 AM annette12
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* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Tomboy Punky and Girly Girl Margaux, with Cherie in-between.

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* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: TownGirls: Tomboy Punky (Butch) and Girly Girl Margaux, Margaux (Femme), with Cherie in-between.in-between (Neither).
6th Dec '17 2:56:37 PM Ccook1956
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* HalloweenEpisode / ValentinesDayEpisode: Had episode of both holidays.

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* HalloweenEpisode / ValentinesDayEpisode: Had episode episodes of both holidays.holidays ("Halloween Howlers" and "Be My Glomley").



** 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 the 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.
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).
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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.
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