Punky Brewster

Season 2 Episode 18

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Aired Sunday 7:00 PM Feb 09, 1986 on NBC
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In light of Henry's current hospitalization, Mr. Chillings decides that it would be best to place Punky back at Fenster Hall, at least until he can get his business back in order. Once there, Punky starts sharing a room with a slew of colorful personalities, as she clings to the hope that she will soon return home.moreless

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    Soleil Moon Frye

    Soleil Moon Frye

    Penelope "Punky" Brewster

    George Gaynes

    George Gaynes

    Henry Warnimont

    T.K. Carter

    T.K. Carter

    Mike Fulton

    Casey Ellison

    Casey Ellison

    Allen Anderson

    Ami Foster

    Ami Foster

    Margaux Kramer

    Cherie Johnson

    Cherie Johnson

    Cherie Johnson

    Judith Barsi

    Judith Barsi

    Anna

    Guest Star

    Laura Jacoby

    Laura Jacoby

    Liz

    Guest Star

    Akilah Denson

    Akilah Denson

    Weezie

    Guest Star

    Timothy Stack

    Timothy Stack

    Simon P. Chillings

    Recurring Role

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    • TRIVIA (2)

      • This is the first and only episode where Punky refers to Henry as "Dad", at the part when she enters his room and assumes that he is adopting her. From here on out, she calls him by his first name.

      • Judith Barsi (Anna), who was seven years old when this episode aired, was the daughter of two Hungarian immigrants. Her father shot her and her mother to death in 1988, just a month and a half after Judith's tenth birthday. Judith did some other acting work, and you may recognize her as the voice of Ducky in the original Land Before Time film.

    • QUOTES (4)

      • Millie: Our TV's broken, and Weezy's a TV addict.
        Weezie: I am not! I just can't live without it.

      • Liz: I knew it. I could spot a lifer a mile away!
        Punky: Hey, I'm no lifer! (pauses) What's a lifer?
        Liz: Kids like us who go from foster homes to group homes to joints like this.
        Punky: That's not me.
        Liz: Look, there are only two types of kids in this world: lifers and Bradys.
        Punky: Bradys?
        Millie: Yeah, like the old TV show, The Brady Bunch.
        Weezie: Yeah, you know, Greg, Bobby, Marcia, Jan, Cindy, and--
        Liz: She gets the idea. Perfect kids with perfect parents! Their biggest problem is how to fit all their new clothes into their closet.
        Weezie: That was one of my favorite episodes.

      • Mr. Chillings: The rules clearly state that the foster child must be provided with his or her own bedroom.
        Betty: Let me get this straight. Punky isn't allowed to share a room with her best friend, so she has to go to Fenster Hall and share a room with four strangers?
        Mr. Chillings: Well....yes.
        Betty: Well, the bozo who came up with that ought to have his qualifications checked!

      • Henry: Punky, I can't adopt you.
        Punky: I don't understand. Don't you want me?
        Henry: Oh, honey, I want to adopt you more than anything in the world. The thing is I can't right now.
        Punky: Why not?
        Henry: Mr. Chillings thinks I can't support you until I get my business together. And I can't do that until I leave the hospital.
        Punky: Oh. Hey, I know. I'll stay here and nurse you back to health. Kleenex? Uh, aspirin? Bedpan?
        Henry: Punky, you can't stay here.
        Punky: Where will I live?
        Henry: Fenster Hall.
        Punky: NO!! Please, let me stay with you!
        Henry: Punky, it'll only be for a little while. Three short days, and then you can stay with Mrs. Johnson and Cherie until I come back home again. Oh, come on, Punky, chin up. Just remember, even though we may be separated for a little while, our hearts will always be together.

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    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • The Brady Bunch is referenced in this episode. This was a classic 1960's-1970's television series about a very loving blended family. A man with three sons and a woman with three daughters got married and had a housekeeper named Alice, who was considered part of the family.

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