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A shipment of the extremely popular "Butter Lettuce Baby" dolls have arrived in town, and when Punky, Cherie, and Margaux decide that they simply must have them, Henry is chosen to go buy them. Unfortunately, due to heavy demand, he is only able to get one. Which girl will get the doll, and how will it affect their friendship?moreless
Cherie's cousins Paula and Bobby arrive for a visit. Trouble starts when Punky realizes that Paula, who is their age, cannot read...and Punky and Cherie have very different opinions on how to address the situation.
PUNKY GETS HER OWN ROOM:
Tired of sleeping on the couch every night, Punky asks Henry for her own bedroom, but the only room available just happens to be his favorite spot in the apartment.
LOST AND FOUND:
If it were up to Henry, he would only go shopping a couple times a year, but with a child to take care of, he is forced to visit the supermarket. Unfortunately, the day presents more than a few challenges for both of them.
GONE FISHING: Henry tells Punky about a fish called "Big Al", then he takes Punky and her friends fishing.moreless
When Punky is grounded for neglecting her studies, she gets angry and vows to be "the perfect parent" to her own children someday. Later that night, she dreams that she's the mother and Henry is her little boy...and it's not a pretty sight!
Punky has a massive crush on 16-year-old Kevin Dowling, who is helping her install a stereo in the treehouse, and she will do just about anything to earn his affections. Meanwhile, Henry fears the worst when he notices his daughter's newfound obsession with the young man.
Punky is hoping for a complete family when Henry is reunited with his high school sweetheart Maggie McLerie, who is now one of the richest people in Chicago, but she's not a snob. Punky, wanting a complete family, eagerly sets up a re-creation of their last date to help Henry out, and it works, as Henry proposes.Punky's hopes begin to fade when Henry and Maggie get into an argument over Punky -- if Maggie and Henry get married, Maggie wants to put Punky in a boarding school so Maggie and Henry can travel the world, but Henry is against the idea of putting Punky in a boarding school.Punky decides to leave and take Brandon with her, so she won't be in the way of Henry and Maggie getting married.moreless