It's Punky Brewster

NBC (ended 1987)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 2 : Ep 13

    Caught In The Act

    Aired 12/6/86

  • S 2 : Ep 12

    Allen Who?

    Aired 11/29/86

  • S 2 : Ep 11

    Mother of the Year

    Aired 11/22/86

  • S 2 : Ep 10

    Bright Eyes

    Aired 11/15/86

  • S 2 : Ep 9

    Camp Confusion

    Aired 11/8/86

  • Cast & Crew
  • Frank Welker

    Voice of Glomer

  • George Gaynes

    Voice of Henry P. Warnimon

  • Soleil Moon Frye

    Voice of Penelope "Punky" Brewster

  • Ami Foster

    Voice of Margaux Kramer

  • Cherie Johnson

    Voice of Cherie Johnson

  • show Description
  • Based on the live-action hit of 1984-88, this animated version followed the adventures of Punky and her magical friend, Glomer, who came from the world at the end of the rainbow. Glomer can transport Punky and her friends (Margaux, Cherie, and Allen) to any part of the earth in the blink of an eye. Punky Brewster was voiced by the original actress, Soleil Moon Frye. This animated version of the series came a year after the live-action counterpart. It had the voices of everyone from the series, and exclusively for this cartoon series, there was a magical, gremlin-like creature called Glomer. It originally ran from September 14, 1985 to September 5, 1987 on NBC's Saturday morning lineup, and reruns were aired again on NBC from November 5, 1988 to September 2, 1989 when an opening came up in their schedule, now just called Punky Brewster. It was produced by animation company Ruby-Spears Productions (who also did the long-running Alvin and the Chipmunks in the 1980s) and NBC Productions.Here are the Lyrics to the Theme Song:I ran to the end of a rainbow's eye There wasn't any pot of gold. And there I found a new friend who's two feet tall One hundred and four years oldGlomer is an orphan He was left behind And a lot like Punky He is one of a kindPunky Brewster Come on it's just a fantasy, you know-uh-oh Punky Brewster I always want you here with me I know-uh-oh Punky Brewster No one's gonna understand Punky Brewster Together we're the best of friendsPunky Brewster I always want you here with me you know-uh-oh.moreless

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (8)

    • Glomer: Allen! Catch toe-ball! Punky: Foot-ball, Glomer.

    • Punky (in tears over Henry's fate): I guess I wasn't meant to have a family.

    • Punky: "Excuse us, Avery...we have to...uh...powder our noses!" Allen: "But I don't have to powder my nose!" Punky: (smearing tart on Allen's nose) "NOW you do!"

    • Punky: "I don't wanna be a tuna for the rest of my life!"

    • Glomer: (answering phone) "Love ya baby...let's do lunch!"

    • Margaux: "You're cheating, Punky Brewster!" Punky: "No I'm not. There's nothing in the rules that says I can't enter a glomley as a float!"

    • (From "Midwest": Allen and Punky are inside a 'White Buffalo' costume, fleeing from Pierre LePelt.) ALLEN: "Are you sure this was a good idea?" PUNKY: "I didn't say it was good. I just said it was an idea."

    • One of the Dwarfs, eyeing Punky: "She might be the wicked Queen in disguise!" Margaux: "Punky a wicked queen?! That's a laugh!"

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    Notes (47)

    • In "Quartersize Quarterback," Henry makes a reference to William "Refrigerator" Perry.

    • Normally a character hangs upside down after getting caught in a snare. Margaux has one foot caught in a snare posing as bait for the swamp monster but because she's wearing a dress, she was shown standing upright with her snared foot raised and not hanging upside down.

    • In the live-action series' multi-part story "Changes," Punky impersonates Margaux so she can leave Fenster Hall to visit Henry in the hospital. That took place at the end of its second season (1985-86) so technically this is the first time she's done it.

    • Punky must hide her freckles with a hand fan so Avery will think she's Margaux. But Margaux is considerably taller, and you can still see Punky's freckles. Also, Punky's voice is deeper and smokier than Margaux's, and Punky's eyes are brown while Margaux's are blue.

    • One of the very few times Punky wears a dress.

    • "Return": Punky plants a goodnight kiss on Glomer's forehead. Given that her own mother deserted her, Punky's inner-mom comes out in this scene.

    • Glomer seems able to channel his magic to others as he transfers it to Punky. She uses her ponytails to perform the magic.

    • Frank Welker, the voice of Glomer, voices Santa Claus.

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    Trivia (7)

    • In "Quartersize Quarterback," Henry makes a comment about Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka and defensive back William Perry.

    • Punky cries for the second time in the series in "Punky Wise And Pound Foolish."

    • We learn that Glomer's kiss has magical powers too.

    • When Punky kisses Henry and awakens him (breaking the spell cast by the Wicked Queen), the whites of Henry's eyes and his irises change colors briefly.

    • With Disney obviously claiming public domain properties such as Snow White as their intellectual property, it's interesting that they didn't try to sue Ruby-Spears for this episode. Disney attempted to sue Filmation in 1987 for an animated movie about Pinnochio and Fox for their 1990 series "Peter Pan & The Pirates."

    • The fourth time we see Punky cry.

    • A minor coloring one: The fireman's eye whites and his irises exchange colors briefly.

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    Allusions (1)

    • The live action Punky Brewster show had an episode called "The Perils Of Punky" in its second season.

  • Fan Reviews (3)
  • Cute Show!

    By billy1981, Oct 16, 2012

  • I miss it. I miss Solei Moon Frye.

    By Woodywood03, Oct 05, 2005

  • I love this cartoon. This was a great cartoon. It\'s Punky Brewster was based on the live action show Punky Brewster. And the people who played on Punky Brewster did the voice for the It\'s Punky Brewster Cartoon Show. This was a very cool show. And it al

    By PunkyPower84, Jul 25, 2005