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Punky Brewster

Punky Brewster Dates : 1984 - 1988
88 episodes of 22 min
First broadcasting : 23 Décembre 1985
Creator(s) : David W. Duclon
Producer(s) : David W. Duclon
Music : Judy Hart-Angelo, Shuki Levy, Gary Portnoy, Haim Saban
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Synopsis

Abandoned by her parents, the courageous Punky Brewster (7 years old) and his little dog bandit take refuge in an empty apartment, and are quickly discovered by the manager of the building, Henry Warnimont, an old single man.

Ready to give the adorable girl to the competent authorities, the old Bougon lets himself be touched by the charm of Punky and his optimistic vision of the events and then manages to convince the justice to leave her Punky for a while.

Both get along as a joke in the fair but Punky always hopes that his mother will come to seek her one day ...

A fairly nice dramatic comedy which advocated tolerance, the right to difference, generosity, friendship and affection ...

Punky Brewster is an American television series which was broadcast for the first time in 1984. The series follows the adventures of Penelope "Punky" Brewster, an 8 -year -old girl who was abandoned by her parents and who lives in a building in 'Apartments with his dog, Brandon. One day, she meets Henry Warnimont, a widowed and grumpy photographer who ends up adopting it.

Punky is a little girl full of life and temperament, who loves to get dressed in an eccentric way and who likes to have fun with her friends, notably Margaux, Cherie and Allen. Although she is often stubborn and has trouble following the rules, Punky is fundamentally kind and generous, and she always tries to do what is right.

Henry, meanwhile, is a rigid and strict character at the start of the series, but he ends up getting attached to Punky and becoming a protective and loving father. The two characters get to know each other and appreciate each other over the episodes, and they end up forming a united family.

The series addresses themes such as adoption, family, friendship and personal growth, while highlighting the challenges that children can be confronted in everyday life. Punky Brewster was greeted for his soft-man humor and for his endearing characters, and she was broadcast for four seasons before ending in 1988.

The Actors

Soleil Moon Frye - Penelope Punky Brewster

Soleil Moon Frye


(Penelope Punky Brewster)

Cherie Johnson - Cherie Johnson

Cherie Johnson


(Cherie Johnson)

George Gaynes - Henry Warnimont

George Gaynes


(Henry Warnimont)

Susie Garrett - Betty Johnson

Susie Garrett


(Betty Johnson)

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Trivia

The name of the Punky dog, Brandon, comes from the name of the director of NBC programs, Brandon Tartikoff

In reality, there is indeed a real Punky Brewster, although his life does not really have relationships with that of the little girl in the series. NBC’s programs director Brandon Tartikoff had fallen in love during his childhood of a girl older than he looked like a tomboy, who bore the name of Punky Brewster. Years later, he called his first child Punky. He also thought that it would be an excellent name for a series, and that is how the series bore this name. NBC lawyers therefore undertook to find the real Punky Brewster. She was married to a lawyer in Connecticut, and therefore received royalties for the use of his name. She even appeared in Guest-Star as one of Punky's teachers

NBC decided to stop the series when its audience could no longer fight against '60 minutes' competition on CBS. Colombia Pictures TV, which had acquired the syndication rights of the series, produced the new episodes, in order to make the syndication profitable since only 44 episodes were produced during the two seasons of Punky Brewster. All the following episodes were then broadcast on local televisions during their choices, and this from the fall of 1987. This had already happened with other former dead series caused by a lack of audience, such as 'Fame', or 'Ricky or the beautiful life' ('Silver Spoons')

Only seasons 1 and 2 have been broadcast in France, and are currently available on DVDs. The seasons 3 and 4 will be released on DVD in 2017 in VOSTFR.

Filming

Filming locations:

  • Metromedia Square, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA (1984-1986)
  • NBC Studios - 3000 W. Alameda Avenue, Burbank, California, USA (1987-1988)

Authors of the card

  • Creation date: 2003/07/01 by stals
  • Last Update: 2007/05/01 by madoune

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