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Punky Brewster : Synopsis, Pictures, Photos, Trivia, Filming Locations

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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

Punky Brewster is a show about a girl named Penelope "punky" Brewster. She is abandoned with her dog, Brandon in a supermarket by her mother. She doesn't want to stay in an orphanage, and finally befriends Henry Warnimont who adopts her.

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

Fred Gwynne was originally to play Henry but backed out when, in an audition for the title character, he was identified Herman Munster, as his role on "The Munsters" (1964).

Because the show had many young viewers and was scheduled after football games which tended to run overtime, six fifteen-minute episodes were produced. This was done rather than joining a full-length episode in progress, because that would disappoint children watching the program, and showing it later tended to put them up at a time parents may have considered too late for their children.

The program-producing unit of the NBC network produced the first two seasons. When it was cancelled, the show was sold to Columbia Pictures Television for $60 million. Columbia produced the latter two seasons (though there is a one year interval between them) without NBC's involvement.

Cherie Johnson was the niece of the show's creator and producer, David W. Duclon, who named the character for her. Nevertheless, she auditioned for the role like everyone else and was picked by the network to play the role.

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.

The episode "Fenster Hall" was a failed attempt to create a spin-off of "Punky Brewster". It was originally a one hour episode, but was cut into two shows for syndication.

The name of the title character comes from that of a childhood sweetheart of then-NBC programming chief Brandon Tartikoff.

Punky's dog Brandon was named after then-NBC programming chief Brandon Tartikoff.

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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