Punky Brewster - Season One
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Gaynes's autumnal Henry is the gruff-but-lovable loner who discovers 8-year-old, abandoned Punky (Soleil Moon Frye) squatting with her golden lab puppy, Brandon, in an empty apartment across from his own. With great reluctance, Henry allows the loquacious, spunky Punky to stay with him until she's situated with Chicago's youth services, then misses her the moment she's gone. 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. In "Punky Gets Her Own Room," the impetuous heroine turns Henry's dusty study into a brightly painted bedroom, much to her new dad's shock. "Parents Night" finds Henry annoyed that he's supposed to show up at his charge's school when he'd rather be working. 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. By the season's middle, however, other relationships and conflicts develop, including a romance for Henry and trouble with bullies at school. It's all good, family entertainment that doesn't condescend. Special features include three segments from the subsequent, animated It's Punky Brewster series. --Tom Keogh
- 20 episodes on four discs
- Interviews with cast and crew
- Two hours of the Saturday morning cartoon It's Punky Brewster
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Punky Brewster is a GREAT family-friendly show! Its wonderful for all ages & is one of the few shows out there that a whole family can watch together without worrying about kids seeing graphic violence, or other inappropriate material.
For those who have not heard of, or had the chance to see this timeless 80's classic, Punky Brewster is about an adorable, and feisty 8 year old who was abandoned by her mother in a shopping center (after her father had walked out on them), She has been living in a vacant apartment, with her cute Golden Retriever puppy, Brandon, when she is found by the apartment building's manager, Henry Warnimont, a gruff, and grumpy photographer, who's been living alone, having isolated himself, both physically and emotionally since the death of his wife a year after their marriage.
At first Henry reluctantly takes her in, telling her that she can stay with him until Children's Services can find her mother. But then Henry and Punky begin to develop a close attachment to each other as the lovable Punky starts drawing Henry out of his shell, and making him feel emotion, and love once again.
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. That's when Punky and Henry discover how much they miss each other and want to be together. After Punky runs away from Fenster Hall to return to Henry, then Henry realizes the difference that Punky has made in his life, and how much they really love and need each other.Read more ›
Punky, Cherry, Margo, Henry and of course our favorite dog Brandon are sure to brighten your day with quirky 80s charm that I'm sure you will love if you were an 80s baby. It's got the crazy clothing and fun antics you would expect in an 80s sitcom. I am only hoping that the first season will do well enough for the rest of the seasons to be released.
Everyone buy PUNKY BREWSTER when it comes out as it is one totally awesome show filled with "PUNKY POWER"!!!
This show is truly a gem, a great thing to watch with the new generation. I watched this with my 7-year old neice and she LOOOOVED IT! Everytime she came we would watch as many episodes as possible before my sister picked her up and EVERY time she would visit again she would be like "LETS WATCH PUNKY BWOOSTAH" It was so cute!!!! She loved it and we cant wait until February 2005, we will be the first to Pre-order Season Two. :)
I really enjoyed going back in time and joining Punky, Cherie, Allan, Margaux, Henry (He's not a Hank!), and Mrs. Johnson! It was like it was 1984-85 all over again!
Couple of really nice touches I noticed. The show the NBC peacock before and after the episodes that they had in the 80s. Talk about flashbacks! They also showed Punky Cartoons on the special features. That was fun and made me want to eat some Smurf Berry cereal while watching those. With original voices from the cast, it was very cute.
But the best were the episodes. I found myself singing along like I did when I was 10 to Punky Brewster's theme song. "Maybe the World is Blind... Dah-dah-dah-dah-dah-dah!" hehehehe!
And just like I did when I was ten, I cried a bit for Punky during "I love you Brandon". when Brandon is hit by a car and they want to put him to sleep. Her speech is heartbreaking! I loved Brandon too!
Anyway, it makes you feel like a kid. The interviews that they have on each disc are unbelievable! You wouldn't believe what Cherie and Margaux look like all grown up. They talked about all the fun they had and also had interviews with the creator and the writer. Everything they talked about, you could relate to and remember from the show. Truly a gift for an 80's child.
Don't let Punky get by you! Buy this set today! Maybe if enough of us pitch in and buy it, they will have no issues with releasing the other seasons on DVD. And don't let anyone tell you otherwise! Punky Brewster would never let anyone stop her from getting what she wanted! Don't you either! :) It's smasheroo!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Pinky Brewster rocks! Happy to introduce my 7 year old niece to this show.Published 1 month ago by Aimee Bjork
punky was funy i love it it is a awsome show i wish i cold watch it every day it has bin my favoret show for a long timePublished 1 month ago by Yasmeen Dixon
Ordered this to take s trip down memory lane. This was my favorite show as a child. So glad I found it online.Published 2 months ago by gernell flunder
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