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  Punky Brewster - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Punky Brewster was a popular children's television comedy show in the 1980s.
Penelope "Punky" Brewster was a warm, funny and bright girl, orphaned by her parents at the age of 7.
Punky was alone with her only companion, and faithful dog, Brandon (named after Tartikoff).
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 Punky Brewster - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Punky Brewster (real first name Penelope), a warm, funny and bright orphan girl, was adopted by photographer Henry Warnimont, an older bachelor who enjoyed the energy Punky's presence provided him.
Probably one of the most memorable episodes was built around the 1986 Challenger disaster, in which Punky hears about the deaths and her dreams of being an astronaut are nearly squashed.
This is a double episode in which her friends turn into evil demons, and she confronts an evil spirit deep in the heart of a cave.
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 MovieFreak.com - "Punky Brewster - The Complete First Season" DVD Review
Punky Brewster was a benchmark in 80’s children television, it tells the story of an abandoned little girl, Penelope “Punky” Brewster (Moon-Frye), and her dog Brandon who help bring life, laughter, and a whole lot of spunk back into the life of a grumpy old man, Henry (Gaynes), who eventually becomes her foster father.
She is Punky Brewster, she is the reason for the success of the show, and she is nowhere to be found.
Punky Brewster was one of the most popular kids’ shows of all time and most of the show’s charm is still evident (but it does show its age).
www.moviefreak.com /dvd/pq/punkybrewster_s1.htm   (1024 words)

 Kids Domain - Review - Punky Brewster - Season Two   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Punky Brewster - Season Two is a collection of 22 episodes of the hit TV show which aired from 1985 to 1986.
In each episode, Punky is faced with a situation and a problem to solve with the help of Henry, her school friends, her neighbors, and her joke-cracking teacher, Mike.
Punky and her extended family of neighbors and friends always figure out a way to deal with the problem and help each other.
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 "Punky Brewster" (1984)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Trivia: When the Challenger shuttle, which was helped piloted by history teacher Christa McAuliffe, exploded the executives at NBC knew a lot of children would be devastated by her loss as the shuttle launch was shown in many schools.
A script was immediately written in which the character of Punky had to come to terms with what the shuttle explosion meant.
Punky Brewster was an abandoned little girl with a golden retriever.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0086787   (324 words)

 Punky Brewster - TWoP Forums   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Punky figures this is why her mother abandoned her, she never made her proud so she decided not to make the same mistake with Henry.
Punky Brewster on DVD! Of all the shows I've grown up with, this is the one that needed DVD treatment the most, as it's been of my airwaves here for years.
Punky was the same age as me and she was my brunette heroine, which I needed in a decade where blondes ruled.
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 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Punky Brewster - Season Two at Epinions.com
WHAT IS PUNKY BREWSTER?: For those who still don't know, Punky Brewster is a brilliantly touching TV show straight from the mid-80's about a young street walking child, with her dog, who's own mother drove her to a shopping center and left her without returning.
Punky has always had an inner faithfulness in her mom, even though she eventually faced the possibility she was abandoned.
Punky knows stealing is really bad, but one of her schoolyard companions, played by the infamous Mr.
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 Punky Brewster (a Titles and Air Dates Guide)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
2- 2 204 22 Sep 85 Punky's Treehouse 25.
2- 6 202 20 Oct 85 The Perils of Punky (1) 29.
2- 7 203 20 Oct 85 The Perils of Punky (2) 30.
epguides.com /PunkyBrewster   (1028 words)

 Punky Brewster Episode Guide - Punky Brewster Season Episodes - TV.com
Punky explains to Henry how she thought he ditched her and Henry explains to Punky that he didn't ditch her, and that he was worried sick when he couldn't find her, and he says he'll never leave her.
Punky is scared to get her booster shot because she's afraid it'll hurt too much, so Henry lends her the "magic nickel" that his father gave to him when he was a kid.
Punky is scared that Henry will be mad, and she is again scared of her booster shot, now that she doesn't have the nickel anymore.
www.tv.com /punky-brewster/show/266/episode_guide.html   (2075 words)

 DVD Verdict Review - Punky Brewster: Season Two
In the case of Punky Brewster it's akin to being hung from the ceiling by one's thumbs and being painfully tickled to death.
Punky (Soleil Moon Frye, The Proud Family) has a unique fashion sense; it has been argued by pop-culture pundits that she was the original hip-hop chick.
In Punky Brewster, the adults are given far too much screen time, and the lectures they give are obviously geared to teach the young audience a lesson.
www.dvdverdict.com /reviews/punkybrewsterseason2.php   (948 words)

 TV's plucky icon Punky Brewster's back, preserved on DVD | Arizona Daily Star ®
The sitcom follows the adventures of the indomitable Punky Brewster (Soleil Moon Frye), who is abandoned by her mom outside a store.
"Punky" was never afraid to turn from humor to peril on a dime or a commercial break.
Punky seems a bit too trusting of adults, and her actions may have put plenty of bad ideas into the heads of kids.
www.azstarnet.com /sn/printDS/25159   (456 words)

 Punky Brewster Season Two DVD Review - 1980s
Season 1 was primarily about Punky and her accepting that she is an orphan and developing her relationship with Henry.
Punky is now in the fourth grade and her teacher Mike Fulton (formerly Mike from Fenster Hall), plays a large part in Punky's life.
Punky, Cherie, Margeaux and Allen share a wild adventure in a crazy two part episode titled "The Perils of Punky." This two part episode is part The Goonies and part Neverending Story.
www.bellaonline.com /articles/art28221.asp   (663 words)

 VH1.com : Movies : Movie : Punky Brewster: Season 01 : Plot
Abandoned by her parents, eight-year-old Penelope "Punky" Brewster and her little dog, Brandon, set up a home of their own in an abandoned Chicago apartment, where they are discovered by the building's manager, Henry Warnimont (George Gaynes).
Thus begins season one of the NBC sitcom Punky Brewster, in which the wide-eyed, spunky heroine brings happiness and purpose to the life of grumpy old Mr.
This is because Punky Brewster was originally telecast on Sunday evenings, just after NBC's weekly football telecasts; whenever a game ran overtime, Punky lost half of its 30-minute time slot, necessitating a stockpile of shorter episodes.
www.vh1.com /movies/movie/255693/plot.jhtml   (400 words)

 Ostrich Ink: PUNKY'D by Eti Hadad   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Punky suffered from serious abandonment issues and her wardrobe was a whole other story.
Punky decides to play a trick on her called the “flying foamie.” But when Punky is caught, Mrs.
Punky gets a D on her report card in geography, and after a long study session for a big upcoming test, Punky just can’t seem to grasp the subject.
www.ostrichink.com /may2003/punky.html   (2317 words)

 DVD Talk > Reviews > Punky Brewster - Season One
For those who didn't make it to NBC on Sunday nights, Punky Brewster (Soleil Moon-Frye) was abandoned by her mother at a supermarket in Chicago, and, with her faithful companion, Brandon the Wonder Dog, found shelter in an empty apartment.
Punky's only wish is to find her mom, and with some help, Henry tries to find her.
Factory went all out here, and on each disc is an episode of the spin-off cartoon, "It's Punky Brewster!" Encoded with the same quality of the live-action episodes, these cartoons focus on the kids, and their adventures with an orphaned mystical creature named Glomer.
www.dvdtalk.com /reviews/read.php?ID=10919   (2383 words)

 Review of "Punky Brewster" From The TV MegaSite
Punky is a lot like the spunky orphan star of the musical (except for the bursting into song part).
Punky is a homeless waif whose father left her and her mom, and then her mom ditched her in the shopping center.
No, “Punky Brewster” is all about the special relationship between Punky and her gruff companion, Henry (George Gaynes, most well-known for the Police Academy movies).
tvmegasite.net:8080 /prime/reviews/DVDs/punky.shtml   (683 words)

 "It's Punky Brewster" (1985)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Punky Brewster, we'll always be the best of frie-ends.
Like "Tales from the Crypt" and "Jumanji," "It's Punky Brewster" was a case of an animated spinoff being preferable to the original live-action source.
This version had a different theme song and a new character (a little creature called Glomer) added to the mix - imagine a cartoon version of "The Parkers" trying that - who took Punky, Allen, Cherie and the rest to all manner of adventures, with a result that was less icky than the liveaction show.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0088543   (376 words)

 Punky Brewster Arrives On DVD - 1980s
Punky Brewster was a family friendly 80's series that ran for four seasons on NBC from 1984-1988.
Young, cute and perky Soleil Moon Frye played Punky Brewster, a young abandoned orphan who finds her way to the home of a grumpy old photographer named Henry Warnimont (portrayed by character actor George Gaynes) who appeared in the Police Academy movies.
Twenty years later, the episodes of Punky Brewster still hold their charm but the series may seem a little dated to fans who are all grown up.
www.bellaonline.com /articles/art20853.asp   (347 words)

 The Rugged Elegance World Marketplace | DVD : Punky Brewster - Season One
Punky Brewster: Season One proves the old, family-friendly sitcom is as captivating for kids today as it was in 1984.
After a cute showdown with officials in court (Punky cracks wise atop the judge's desk), Henry and his moppet become a family, and the series explores the many ways in which the duo (well, Henry, actually) learns to accommodate a shared life.
Punky Brewster's initial 22 episodes wisely allowed the core relationship between man and girl to settle before introducing other significant characters and story threads.
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 Punky Brewster TV Show - Punky Brewster Television Show - TV.com
In the series opener, in Chicago, 8-year-old Penelope "Punky" Brewster and her dog Brandon are found living in an empty apartment by the building's manager, Henry Warnimont...
In the final episode of Punky Brewster: Punky and the gang throw a wedding for Brandon and another golden retriever named Brenda, who is owned by Punky's friend Myron.
As Punky and the gang prepare for the wedding and the wedding takes place, there are flashbacks, focusing on some of Brandon's scenes from past episodes.
www.tv.com /punky-brewster/show/266/summary.html   (425 words)

 BBC - Comedy Guide - Punky Brewster
'Punky' - real name Penelope - is a sugary seven-year-old, deserted by her father and abandoned by her mother, who makes her home in a vacant Chicago apartment.
Although these were the two main characters other parts included Punky's best friend Cherie Johnson (played a young girl of the same name), her grandmother Betty, Punky's rich and spoiled friend Margaux, and building maintenance man Eddie.
NBC networked 44 episodes of Punky Brewster from 1984 to 1986, whereupon the programme continued to be produced for 'first-run syndication', finally ceasing in 1989.
www.bbc.co.uk /comedy/guide/articles/p/punkybrewster_1299002576.shtml   (414 words)

 Amazon.com: Punky Brewster - Season One: DVD: George Gaynes,Soleil Moon Frye,Cherie Johnson,Susie Garrett,T.K. ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Meanwhile, when it becomes apparent that Punky's biological mother cannot be found, and even does not want to be found, Children's Services takes Punky from Henry, and places her at Fenster Hall, an emergency children's shelter.
I love ALL the episodes of Punky Brewster, but on this set, I think my favorite episode is the hourlong special episode, "Yes, Punky, There is a Santa Claus", the holiday episode where Henry tries to restore Punky's faith in Santa Claus and Christmas.
Punky Brewster is a MUST for all 80's fans like me. Having been born in 1978, I grew up in the 80's and this show is an instant blast to my childhood.
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 Punky Brewster News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Punky Brewster News continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.
This is the first child for the former Punky Brewster star and her husband
Former Punky Brewster star Soleil Moon Frye and her husband, Jason Goldberg, welcomed their first child on Wednesday, PEOPLE has learned exclusively.
www.topix.net /tv/punky-brewster   (319 words)

 Newsletter #3: Punky Brewster
The basic premise of the show was that Punky was orphaned and found her way into an apartment.
Besides the relationship between Punky and Henry, the show also focused on Punky and her friends.
Punky stayed at Fenster Hall in the children's shelter.
www.angelfire.com /80s/80skarma/tv5.html   (323 words)

 DVDFILE.COM: Punky Brewster: Season Two Review
In fact, trying to make it through the eleven-and-a-half hours of this second season edition of Punky Brewster is all but impossible for mere mortals.
And tack on to that the fact that there are three hours (!) of bonus episodes from It's Punky Brewster, the animated series based on the sitcom that aired on Saturday mornings.
But for the rest of us who enjoyed Punky Brewster but weren't obsessive about it, rent one disc of this collection, watch two or three episodes and call it a day.
www.dvdfile.com /software/review/dvd-video_11/punkybrewster_s2.html   (661 words)

 Punky Brewster: Season 1 - Wal-Mart
Punky Power lives on in the very first collection of episodes from the hit TV show, "Punky Brewster." Soleil Moon-Frye stars as the abandoned little girl with an indomitable spirit who, with her faithful dog Brandon, brings light and laughter into the life of a grumpy, old photographer (George Gaynes).
Both a touching portrait of her makeshift family and a joyful ride through her childhood adventures, Punky Brewster was a 1980's benchmark in fun, innocent television for kids.
"Punky Brewster" ran for 2 seasons '84 ?'86 on NBC on Sunday nights opposite "60 Minutes" which secured it's dedicated young fan base.
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 Punky Brewster - You just KNEW this show had to come to DVD!...
Seven-year-old "Punky" challenged goliath "60 Minutes" in the ratings race when the half-hour situation comedy debuted on NBC in 1984, proving American audiences were ready for child-friendly evening programming.
Now the effervescent orphan Punky (Soleil Moon Frye), the dour old building manager Henry (George Gaynes), the best friend Cherie (Cherie Johnson), the stuck-up classmate Margaux (Ami Foster), and the huggable Golden Retriever Brandon return to brighten living rooms as a four-disc DVD set, available June 1st for $34.98 (suggested retail price).
The Punky Brewster: Season One four-disc DVD set includes all 23 episodes which aired during the 1984-1985 television season, four episodes of the animated spin-off "It's Punky Brewster" and new interviews with actors Johnson and Foster, creator/executive producer David W. Duclon ("Eve") and writer Barry Vigon ("Martin").
www.tvshowsondvd.com /newsitem.cfm?NewsID=1291   (522 words)

 Barnes & Noble.com - Punky Brewster: Season Two - DVD - Digi-Pak
Get out your handkerchiefs for "Changes," an emotionally wrenching five-parter that sees Punky wrested from her beloved caregiver, Henry (George Gaines), who not only loses his photography studio in a fire but suffers a medical emergency besides, while Punky is placed with a wealthy foster family.
He lends Punky a mentoring, sympathetic ear, as in the episode "Just Say No," when Punky is thrilled to join a group of cool girls until the leader insists she try drugs.
Still Punky Brewster has its heart in the right place, and Punky herself remains, as ever, a pre-teen role model.
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