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Punky Brewster: Season 3 (1984)

Soleil Moon Frye , George Gaynes , David W. Duclon , Gary Menteer  |  Unrated |  DVD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Soleil Moon Frye, George Gaynes, Cherie Johnson, Susie Garrett, Sandy
  • Directors: David W. Duclon, Gary Menteer, Joanie Rhodes, Judi Elterman, Martin M. Speer
  • Writers: Alan Mandel, Bill Idelson, Cheryl Alu
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Box set, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Shout Factory
  • DVD Release Date: July 25, 2006
  • Run Time: 600 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #90,653 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Punky Brewster: Season 3" on IMDb

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  • Bonus episodes of the animated spin-off It's Punky Brewster

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Punky is back and growing up fast! Soleil Moon Frye (Punky Brewster) and George Gaynes (Henry Warnimont) star in another season of the unforgettable hit show.

Punky is faced with a new set of dilemmas, including boy problems and all that goes with them. It is in this classic collection that Punky becomes a gossip columnist, skips school, steals a pig and imagines life as a dog!

With best friends Cheri and Margaux, and her ever-present dog buddy, Brandon - who has a personality all his own - Punky will once again charm everyone she meets.

Special features include 2 1/2 hours of the popular Saturday morning cartoon It's Punky Brewster, featuring many of the voices from the original show.

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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A new season is finally here!! May 6, 2006
By MollyRK
Over a year has passed since the second season of "Punky Brewster" was brought to DVD in February 2005. Now, after much anxious anticipation, Season 3 of this beloved show gets a summer release for everyone to enjoy!

The third season introduced a lot of changes to the Punky character. She was still just as sweet and energetic as always, but now that she's a fast-growing fifth grader, she traded in her pigtails for more of a 1980's pre-teen look and went from never wanting a boyfriend (remember that endearing Valentine's episode from Season 1?) to developing a few crushes. Season 3 zooms in a lot on Punky's friends, school, boys, and the craziness of growing up, but through it all she remains a kid: the same old kind, loving, "Spunky Punky" who adores her dad Henry, is loyal to her friends, and decorates everyone's life with a youthful spirit.

That classic "Punky" touch is sprinkled over the entire season and is truly charming for fans. But just as there are many quirky and colorful episodes (our beloved Punky becomes the school's nosiest gossip columnist, imagines life as a dog, and gets into an R-rated movie by disguising herself as the world's feistiest old lady), there are also some dramatic and heartwarming moments--perhaps more than either of the first two seasons. The beauty and closeness of the Punky/Henry relationship is fearlessly shown in many episodes, including "Metamorphosis," where Punky fears that Henry will stop loving her now that she is growing up; "So Long, Studio," where Henry is encouraged by his spirited daughter to open up a brand-new business that he could have never fathomed before; and most notably, "Un-Hooking Henry," which finds Punky sacrificing her own sleep to help the most precious person in her life overcome a sleeping pill addiction.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Season of Punky as the Kids are Older June 13, 2006
The third season of the popular 80's kids series Punky Brewster arrives on DVD on July 25th. The third season (1987-1988) marked big changes for the show. This would be the first season that the show would air in syndication rather than as a regular part of the NBC television schedule. So if you missed these episodes the first time around now is your chance to own them.

There were several cast changes during the third season. The character of Mike Fulton (portrayed by T.K. Carter) was not seen as Punky's teacher anymore. A new child actor was introduced, the character of Spud. Spud was full of pranks, antics and jokes. The character who played Alan left the show following his parents divorce.

During the shows third season the actors were older and a new era as far as child/pre-teen television shows was emerging. "Just for kids" kind of shows such of the early 80's such as Silver Spoons, Diff'Rent Strokes, and Webster had been replaced by shows such as Growing Pains, Who's The Boss, The Cosby Show and Mr. Belvidere. Although the casts of these shows primarily consisted of child actors, the storylines often drew in an adult audience.

In the shows third season Punky Brewster continued to focus on the kids and in the tradition of the first two seasons hard hitting real life topics were addressed in nearly every episode. Topics dealt with by Punky and the gang included weight issues, divorce, rumors, plagiarism, grief management, dating, crushes and prescription drug addiction among other.

As with previous seasons there were celebrity special guests. The season opens with the episode "Reading, Writing, and Rock & Roll," in which the group Debarge pays Punky a visit at her home.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FINALLY!! Season 3 June 12, 2006
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The 3rd season, was a great season with some great episodes, Here's all of the episodes that will be on Season 3 DVD.

1.Reading, Writing, and Rock & Roll--Since Punky didn't do her book report Henry tells her hat she can't see her favorite group DeBarge.

2.Punky's Big Story--Punky writes a gossip column that causes nothing but trouble.

3.Tons of Fun--Henry's over weight niece visits.

4.Divorce Anderson Style--Allen parents divorce, with leads to Allen moving away to Kansas.

5.Beer & Buffalos Don't Mix--Punky friend dad has a drinking problem.

6.Hands Across the Halls-- Punky and Cherie pulls the tenants in the apartment building together to keep a fellow tenant from moving into a nursing home.

7.Open Door, Broken Heart pt 1--Brandon runs away from home and the whole gang looks for him.

8.Open Door, Broken Heart pt 2--The little boy who finds Brandon won't give him back to Punky.

9.Best Friends--Cherie's new boyfriends causes problems when Cherie spends more time with him than with jealous Punky.

10.It's a Dog's Life--Punky dreams that she's Brandon.

11.The Metamorphosis--Punky buys her first bra.

12.Fighting City Hall--Punky wants to turn a vacant lot into a park.

13.The Matchmaker--Punky and Cherie set Henry on a blind date, And Betty ends up on a dating show.

14.My Fair Punky--Punky is invited to a rich kid birthday party where Henry is hired as the Photographer.

15.The Anniversary--Punky wonders why Cherie starts to act wierd around the sametime every year, until one day Punky follows Cherie, and she finds out it's the anniversary of her parent death.

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5.0 out of 5 stars A gift
For our daughter's birthday she asked for it and is what she wanted to fill in her TV shows with
Published 23 days ago by Janet Pelletier
5.0 out of 5 stars daughter loves it!
Our daughter loves old school shows. She is 12. She has season 1-4 and watches them regularly. She is very happy with them.
Published 2 months ago by A. Petrash
5.0 out of 5 stars Punky Power
Published 4 months ago by Elise Bennett
5.0 out of 5 stars Great show for kids - while it lasted on TV!
My daughter loved this show while it was on TV - and now my grand-daughters love it too! Such a cute, inquisitive little girl and a great show.
Published 5 months ago by DSchroe260
5.0 out of 5 stars My Granddaughter Loves!
Just as her mom did before her, my granddaughter LOVES Punky. She is 11 and has been watching since she was about 8. Punky is a wholesome, nothing to object to, kind of show.... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Brinson Descendant
5.0 out of 5 stars love it
The best for kids. The shows now days are a nightmare but I love the oldes for the kids and it makes family time great. I miss these old shows.
Published 6 months ago by Angela Cassista
5.0 out of 5 stars Punky Brewster, yay!
I used to see those episodes when I was a child, it is great to have them available on DVD. Please, never stop making them.
Published 10 months ago by Izilda Aparecida Gennari
5.0 out of 5 stars must buy for your collection
love you you got to buy it! it is the best money i have spent and my daughter loves it and she is 9 !!!!
Published 15 months ago by LOVES IT!!!
5.0 out of 5 stars Oldie But BEST GOODIE!!
Oh how this is a throw back! I have now got my 9 yr old obsessed with Punky Brewster!
This DVD collection is better than we 30 something yr olds even remember! Read more
Published 18 months ago by FashionForwardMommy
5.0 out of 5 stars Watching it over and over!
My daughter was a Punky Brewster fan and when her daughter heard her talking about it she had to have it too.
Published 19 months ago by Sandra Chevalier
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