Punky Brewster

NBC (ended 1986)




Episode Guide

    • The Perils of Punky (2)
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      The evil spirit conducts a campaign of fear through giant spiders, disappearing friends, and other things. Soon, only Punky is left, all of the others having vanished. The spirit attacks, but Princess Moon appears and reveal the weak point of his attack; it only affects those who fear it. Punky forces him to feel the positive emotions of the world, and the spirit dies, bringing everyone back from vanishment. Betty and Henry find Punky and the gang sitting around the fire. Punky winds up her story, and they head back to camp with Henry and Betty, but not before one last goodbye from Princess Moon.moreless
    • Cherie Lifesaver
      Season 2 - Episode 16
      Punky and her classmates receive special CPR instruction in school. What they don't expect is to be forced to utilize their skills just days later, when a close friend has a near-death experience.
    • Cheaters Never Win
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      Henry is disappointed with Punky's recent D in geography, but she assures him that she will do better in the future. While studying for a big test with her friends, Punky learns that one of her classmate cheats to earn high grades. Her conscience tells her not to, but Punky soon becomes desperate, which leads to a whole host of problems.moreless
    • The Metamorphosis
      Season 3 - Episode 11
      When it's time for Punky to get her first bra, Henry is the one who has the growing pains, because he finds it hard to accept that Punky is growing up.
    • Cosmetic Scam
      Season 4 - Episode 8
      Punky and Cherie sell cosmetics door to door for Lady Contempo Cosmetics, until they discover that the company is actually a scam run by a con artist named Sidney. Now the girls must deal with the customers who have been negatively affected by these faulty products--including Henry and Betty--and reveal the truth about Sidney.moreless
    • Yes, Punky, There Is a Santa Claus (2)
      After promising Punky that he would find her mother, Henry begins a wild and frustrating mission to locate her. The more he comes up empty-handed, the more discouraged he becomes, but the most painful part of it all is coming to terms with the possibility of losing Punky for good. As Christmas Eve approaches, Henry is still nowhere near fulfilling his daughter's wish, but then he has an unexpected encounter with a stranger who may turn this into one of the most miraculous holiday celebrations ever.moreless
    • My Aged Valentine
      Season 1 - Episode 17
      Punky's friends are all getting into the spirit of Valentine's Day by choosing "boyfriends" from their third grade class, but Punky is completely uninterested in finding a man. She gets herself in trouble by attacking a male classmate who boldly kisses her on the lips, and in light of this drama, Margaux brainwashes Punky into believing that if she doesn't get a boyfriend pronto, she'll wind up being "old and alone" one day. As one can imagine, Punky has a lot on her mind when she falls asleep that night, and this may lead to one wacky dream about what her life will look like in 80 years!moreless
    • Fenster Hall (2)
      Fenster Hall (2)
      Season 1 - Episode 22
      TC returns to Fenster Hall to begin the plan to steal the money, but then TC opens up to Mike and gives up his tough guy act...
    • Changes (1)
      Season 2 - Episode 17
      As this special 5-part season finale begins, Henry and Punky are playing cards at the apartment when Henry receives a devastating phone call. His photography studio has burned to the ground, and without that job, he is unable to support himself and Punky. The stress soon results in Henry being hospitalized for a bleeding ulcer, which proves to be horrible timing when one of Punky's social workers shows up.moreless
    • 12/16/84
      Since the upcoming Christmas is Henry's first one with Punky, he is determined to make it special for her. Punky's excitement and enthusiasm for the season are soon squelched, however, when an older student convinces her that there is no Santa Claus. To lift her spirits, Henry quickly springs into action by visiting Punky's school and dressing up as Santa, but nothing can prepare him for what happens when his daughter reveals her one and only Christmas wish.moreless
    • Tap Your Troubles Away
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      Cherie, Margaux, and Alan are all members of the famous Jersey Janet's dance class for children, so Punky immediately signs up, despite her friends' gentle reminders that she has no rhythm. Punky's first class is a disaster, and with her lack of tapping skills, it's going to take some creativity for her teacher to think of a way to involve her in the recital.moreless
    • Gals and Dolls
      Season 1 - Episode 20

      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?

    • Fenster Hall (1)
      Season 1 - Episode 21
      Homeless boy TC Fenestra slips through Punky's bedroom window and steals a jewelry box that holds sentimental value to her. Punky follows TC into an alley, where he lives and follows the orders of troubled teenager Blade. Convinced that Henry will take in TC as a foster child, just as he did with her, Punky convinces TC to come home with her, but Henry ends up bringing him straight to Fenster Hall. Once there, TC befriends some of the other orphaned children, bonds with manager Mike Fulton, and finally opens up about his painful past. Just when TC's life seems to be turning around, however, Blade returns--and there's only one thing he's after.moreless
    • The K.O. Kid
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      A friend of 4th grade teacher Mike Fulton comes to his classroom to teach the children about the art of boxing. The need to defend themselves touches the kids personally when a 5th grade bully pushes them around and grabs their lunches every day. As it turns out, Punky is the only one unwilling to give "Moose McGirk" exactly what she wants, and addition to giving Punky a black eye, Moose challenges her to another fight. Even more trouble lurks, however, when Henry blatantly refuses to let his daughter have any part in this madness.moreless
    • Divorce Anderson Style
      Season 3 - Episode 4
      Henry and Punky are annoyed at Alan keeps showing up at their apartment unannounced, but they soften when they learn about the problems going on in Alan's home. When his bickering parents decide to get a divorce, Punky is unsure of how to comfort her friend, and matters worsen when Alan--who refuses to leave town with his mother--asks for Punky's help with a difficult task.moreless
    • Just Say No
      Season 2 - Episode 8
      Punky and Cherie are befriended by a group of sophisticated sixth graders, who even induct them into their exclusive club. However, it doesn't take long for the older girls to reveal a dangerous secret.
    • Changes (3)
      Season 2 - Episode 19
      Henry is rushed into surgery after a serious collapse, and it is obvious that he will not recover at all if he doesn't stop worrying about Punky and his photography studio. Punky is not allowed to leave Fenster Hall and see him, but she joins forces with Cherie, Margaux, and her new friends to make the ultimate escape.moreless
    • Changes (5)
      Season 2 - Episode 21
      Henry is truly back on his feet and working feverishly to adopt Punky, but he finds himself fighting the clock when Punky's new foster parents, Jules and Tiffany, plan to take her and move out of the country for good.
    • Punky Brewster's Workout
      Season 1 - Episode 19
      Henry buys a video camera to help with his photography business. Punky and her friends use it without permission to shoot their very own exercise video, but trouble looms when they accidentally break the camera.
    • Christmas Hero
      Season 4 - Episode 7
      Punky wants to give Henry a pocket watch for Christmas, but she can't afford it. Amidst the stress of finding the perfect gift, Punky ultimately comes to the aid of a wealthy businessman and his son, who have problems of their own.
    • Henry Falls in Love (2)
      Season 1 - Episode 16
      Determined not to create problems for Henry and Maggie's future, Punky bids an emotional farewell to Cherie and sneaks out secretly with Brandon. A fierce snowstorm prompts them to seek shelter in a junkyard hovel, where they make an unexpected encounter. Meanwhile, Henry and Maggie search feverishly for the little girl, but there is only one person who may be able to help them.moreless
    • Henry Falls in Love (1)
      Henry Falls in Love (1)
      Season 1 - Episode 15
      Fate takes a joyous turn for Henry when a special person from his past shows up at his studio. Maggie McLerie was Henry's high school sweetheart many years ago, but just as he was about to propose to her, unfortunate circumstances split them apart. Now that they are both widows, it seems like a perfect opportunity to rekindle the romance, and of course, Punky is delighted with the possibility of having a complete family again. Maggie graciously accepts Henry's proposal, but some truly serious issues threaten to separate them a second time, which leads Punky to make a drastic decision of her own.moreless
    • Milk Does a Body Good
      Season 2 - Episode 12
      Punky and Cherie try to befriend Julie Whitney, a lonely young girl who has moved into the building with her single father, but it's obvious from the beginning that something is not right with Julie. Their suspicions come to a head when they recognize the girl's picture on a milk carton.moreless
    • Punky's Porker
      Season 3 - Episode 17
      Punky befriends a pig at the mall, and she kidnaps it when she discovers that its owner, Jimmy John, plans to have it butchered, but Henry tells Punky that she must return the Pig to Jimmy John, who decides not to have the pig Butchered. He decides to feature the pig in an ad campaign.moreless
    • The Anniversary
      Season 3 - Episode 15
      As May 9 approaches, Punky makes the connection that Cherie disappears every year on that day. Pressured by Punky's constant questioning, Cherie finally acknowledges that May 9 is the anniversary of her parents' tragic death. Punky feels guilty for re-opening an old wound and helps her friend come to terms with her pain.moreless
    • The Search
      Season 2 - Episode 9
      A family tree assignment for school causes Punky anguish when she remembers that her mother is no longer in her life. Her teacher Mike confides in her that he himself was also abandoned as a child. Determined to fill the void in their lives, Mike and Punky team up to locate their biological mothers.moreless
    • Christmas Shoplifting
      Season 2 - Episode 13
      While shopping for Christmas presents, Punky longs to buy something special for Henry, but she doesn't have the money. When a classmate shows her how to get what she wants for free, an unfortunate twist of events lands an innocent bystander in jail. What's worse, that person just happens to be Punky's teacher, and now it's up to her to clear his name.moreless
    • Urban Fear
      Season 2 - Episode 14
      Punky is terrified that Henry is going to become the next victim of the "Northside Stalker" -- a killer who has been terrorizing the city. The problem is, it soon turns into an irrational fear, consuming her life and distracting her in everything she does.
    • My Fair Punky
      Season 3 - Episode 14
      Punky is invited to the birthday party of rich kid Robert Whitney when Henry is hired to be the party's photographer. In order to keep from embarassing Henry, Punky takes lessons from Margaux on how to act like a rich stiff. The lessons don't work -- Punky ends up wreaking havoc and has Robert wishing that his social secretary Charles hadn't invited any stiffs to the party, because Robert didn't want the party to be as boring and stiff as Charles wanted it to be.moreless
    • It's a Dog's Life
      Season 3 - Episode 10
      Henry is just about to walk a very antsy Brandon when Punky walks in. Margaux has invited Punky to take a ride on her yacht on Lake Michigan, and Punky wants to go out shopping for things she'll want to take with her, but Henry won't let her until she takes Brandon for a walk and gives him a bath. Punky sneaks out with the plan of taking care of Brandon after she goes shopping, but when she gets home, she finds that Brandon has trashed the apartment. Henry comes home, and when he sees the apartment, he grounds Punky from the yacht trip, and she grumbles as she falls asleep that night, leading her to have a dream that Brandon is stuck in her body, and she's stuck in Brandon's body. After waking up the next morning, Punky is a lot more aware of Brandon's needs.moreless
    • Dear Diary
      Dear Diary
      Season 4 - Episode 12
      Cherie is frustrated that Punky keeps trying to sneak a peek at her diary, and it leads to a fight between the girls. Upon recognizing her foolishness, Punky apologizes and promises to stop, but when she ultimately gets her hands on the diary, she is shocked at what she reads.
    • Tangled Web
      Season 3 - Episode 16
      Punky really wants to see a popular R-rated movie, but Henry thinks she is too young. To make matters worse, Cherie and Margaux have already seen it twice, so now Punky really feels left out. The girls hatch a plan to sneak Punky into the theater during school hours, but will they manage to pull it off?moreless
    • So Long, Studio
      Season 3 - Episode 19
      While Henry is closing his studio for the day, he is approached by Matt Glossy, the owner of Glossy's, which is a multi-million dollar empire of photography stores. The owner, Sam Glossy, offers to buy Henry's studio for $100,000 and make him the manager of the store that is built in its place. Henry accepts the deal, but when his new position becomes too difficult to handle, Punky suggests something completely different.moreless
    • Baby Buddies, Inc
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      Betty's birthday is coming up, and Cherie wants to raise some money for a birthday gift. She and Punky decide to achieve this by starting a baby-sitting service, with Betty supervising. Managing so many children proves to be harder than they anticipated, especially when the girls accidentally send the wrong babies home with the wrong parents.moreless
    • Punky's Treehouse
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      While she's sleeping one night, Punky has a dream that inspires her to build a fabulous treehouse behind the apartment building. As it turns out, though, her friends are very enthusiastic about the idea, but they don't want to commit to the actual work of creating it. Punky fears that this personal goal is no longer a realistic one, but a special friend teaches her one of the best ways to get everyone involved in the project.moreless
    • The Gift
      Season 2 - Episode 11
      Linda is the sweet and kindhearted custodian at Punky's school, but her mental disabilities have left her with very low self-esteem. Linda is quickly befriended by fourth grade teacher Mike, as well as Punky, but Linda soon realizes that some people will never see past her differences. Fortunately, she has a secret gift that is not recognized by most, and it will take some extra support from her closest friends to share it with those around her.moreless
    • Unhooking Henry
      Season 3 - Episode 22
      Henry still has access to a bottle of sleeping pills that were prescribed for him six months ago, and when he has difficulty getting to sleep at night, he turns to them for help. When Punky realizes what is going on, she is concerned that his health is in jeopardy, and as an 11-year-old girl, she faces the challenge of her life when she must guide Henry out of this dangerous addiction.moreless
    • The Reading Game
      Season 4 - Episode 13

      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.

    • Best Friends
      Season 3 - Episode 9
      One day, over popsickle stick houses and big plants, Cherie finds love rolling in when Donald Sotta accidentally runs over Henry's gardening. It's love at first sight for Cherie and Donald, who start spending all their time with each other, and a hurt Punky gets really ticked off at being the third wheel. As Donald and Cherie continue to spend more time together, Punky finally makes her feelings known, and the demolition of Punky's popsickle stick house for lumber is the last straw. Punky attempts to get over Cherie by becoming best friends with Margaux instead, but that doesn't work. And things don't work out between Donald and Cherie; all Donald ends up thinking about is baseball, basketball, and wrestling, and an apologetic Cherie would much rather hang out with Punky.moreless
    • Open Door, Broken Heart (2)
      Season 3 - Episode 8
      After Punky's attempt to get the police to look for Brandon, and a teen con artist shows up with a bad fake, Henry brings up the point that there's a chance that Brandon may not be found. Henry, Betty, and Cherie try to cheer Punky up with a new golden retriever puppy, but that doesn't work. However, one of the flyers that Cherie was handing out ends up in the hands of Joey's mother. Joey doesn't want to give Brandon up, but Brandon takes matters into his own paws and escapes from Joey and shows up at Punky and Henry's door, being chased by Joey and his mother. With Brandon back, Punky decides to give the puppy to Joey, who has discovered that he and his parents won't be moving to California after all.moreless
    • Open Door, Broken Heart (1)
      Season 3 - Episode 7
      When the apartment door is accidentally left open, Brandon makes a sudden escape, leaving Punky devastated and determined to find him. Not even a 5-hour-long search party brings the dog back in Punky's arms, and Cherie blames herself for the whole thing. Meanwhile, Brandon, who is now a "free man" on the streets, comes across a lonely young boy who would love nothing more than a pet of his own.moreless
    • Remember When
      Season 3 - Episode 21
      A blizzard traps Punky, Henry, Betty, Cherie, Margaux, and Brandon in Henry and Punky's apartment, where the gang passes the time by remembering past situations that they've been in, with flashbacks to past episodes.
    • Fighting City Hall
      Season 3 - Episode 12
      Henry tries to overcome his fear of public speaking when he helps Punky petition city council to turn a vacant lot into a park -- but another man, Mr. Arnold, wants to put a mall in the lot, not realizing that Chicago has too many malls already. Henry does speak for Punky in front of the city council, and the city council decides to turn the vacant lot into a park.moreless
    • Help Wanted
      Season 3 - Episode 20
      What do you do when you get fired from your own restaurant? Punky is about to find out when she begs Henry to let her work as a waitress at Punky's Place, then gets forced into an "early retirement" when things don't go quite as planned.
    • Brandon's Commercial
      Season 4 - Episode 5
      Brandom gets a shot at stardom when he is offered $1000 to star in a dog food commercial. Excited at the idea of fame and money, Punky pushes Brandon into it and is angry when he doesn't cooperate. This situation parallels the disappointment that Henry feels about Punky when he has certain dreams for her future, but she has plans of her own.moreless
    • Aunt Larnese Is Coming to Town
      Aunt Larnese Is Coming to Town
      Season 4 - Episode 11
      Betty's younger sister Larnese, a frequent traveler who doesn't visit often, makes an unexpected appearance at Cherie's 12th birthday party. The woman lives a charmed life in Paris, France, and she wants her niece to move there with her. Cherie is thrilled at first about this amazing opportunity, but with her beloved grandmother and friends in Chicago, she is left with a very difficult choice to make.moreless
    • Passed Away at Punky's Place
      Season 4 - Episode 6
      While Henry is in Detroit buying supplies for the restaurant, Punky and Cherie decide to run the restaurant, and they panic when a customer named Ralph falls asleep because of narcolepsy. Punky and Cherie don't realize that Ralph is just asleep. They think Ralph is dead because of the secret ingredient Cherie uses when she makes hamburgers.moreless
    • Radio Daze
      Season 4 - Episode 10
      Punky and Cherie enter a radio scriptwriting contest sponsored by a local radio station that has just changed its format from rock music to radio stories, and Punky, Cherie, and Margaux hope to win the grand prize trip to Disneyland, unless their opponents Garth Goobler and Grant Goobler, the self centered sons of a radio star, stand in their way. Punky, Cherie, and Margaux outdo the Goobler brothers and win the contest.moreless
    • The Matchmaker
      Season 3 - Episode 13
      Punky and Cherie send Henry on a blind date with Ms. Maytag, the school librarian, then they talk Betty into appearing on the TV show "Dream Date", where out of the three women on the show, overweight contestant Chuck McKinley chooses Betty.
    • Bad Dog
      Season 4 - Episode 16
      Brandon has been acting strange lately, and things get even worse when he is accused of biting a new neighbor, Ms. Jenner. The dog is taken to an animal shelter for an examination, and Punky is devastated to learn that Ms. Jenner wants him to be put to sleep. Meanwhile, there are holes in the woman's story about the bite, and Henry and Betty attempt to figure it out before it's too late.moreless
    • Beer and Buffalos Don't Mix
      Season 3 - Episode 5
      Punky and Cherie are scared after being in the car with their friend Joey's father, whom they suspect is drinking and driving. Talking to Joey about the problem makes it worse, and Henry, who is friends with Mike, wants to give him the benefit of the doubt. What's more, Henry has agreed to a road trip with the kids--and Joey's father at the wheel.moreless
    • Girls Will Be Boys
      Season 2 - Episode 15
      Punky wants Henry to stand up for her rights when Richmond Matzie and his father and the boys won't let Punky race the new remote control car that she won, just because she's a girl. It turns out that Henry feels the same way the boys do, until Mike has an eye opening talk with Henry, convincing Henry to stand up for Punky against Mr. Matzie and Richmond, who reluctantly allow Punky to enter her car in a championship race that she wins.moreless
    • No No, We Won't Go
      Season 4 - Episode 15
      Margaux's father Benjamin is the new owner of the apartment building, and he wants to raise Betty's rent by 60 percent. Afraid that she will not be able to afford this increase, Betty attempts to make an appeal, but it's going to require a lot of outside help if she and Cherie are to remain residents in their building.moreless
    • See You in Court
      Season 4 - Episode 9
      One of Betty's favorite patients dies and leaves her a Texan car with big bull horns on its hood, but Betty doesn't know how to drive. Henry's attempts to teach Betty how to drive result in Betty crashing the car into a tree, and because of this, Henry and Betty decide to sue each other, and it's Punky and Cherie who help Henry and Betty put aside their differences and be friends again.moreless
    • Love Thy Neighbor
      Season 2 - Episode 10
      On Halloween night, a woman named Isabelle Peavy behaves rudely to the children in Punky's building and refuses to give them candy. Punky and Cherie enter her apartment to play a joke on her, but their plans go awry when Brandon accidentally left behind. The next day, Henry goes over to retrieve the dog, and he ends up learning some interesting information about Isabelle.moreless
    • Take Me out to the Ballgame
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      Desperate to see a National League Championship Series baseball game between the Chicago Cubs and the San Diego Padres, Henry tries everything to get tickets to the game.
    • Miss Adorable
      Season 1 - Episode 9
      As Margaux brags about her participation in an upcoming Miss Adorable pageant, Punky and Cherie decide to enter with her. Margaux and Cherie are eager to turn up the charm and meet handsome pageant host Andy Gibb, but Punky has a deeper, more personal reason for entering. Dozens of little girls arrive on the night of the show with beautiful dresses and plenty of talent, so it's obvious that the competition is intense, and it promises to be a spectacular event that nobody will forget!moreless
    • Ouch
      Season 4 - Episode 14
      The night before she and Henry are scheduled to go on a camping trip with Betty and Cherie, Punky starts experiencing stomach pains. After nearly collapsing in the middle of the night, she is rushed to the hospital. Terrified at the idea of getting her appendix removed, Punky panics and disappears on the morning of her surgery.moreless
    • 10/7/84

      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.
      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.

    • Henry feels out of touch with Punky's generation when hip young music teacher Tony Glen succeeds where Henry has failed -- teaching Punky how to play the piano.
    • Dog Dough Afternoon
      Season 1 - Episode 10
      Punky goes shopping with Betty and Cherie and comes home with some fantastic rain gear that Henry is expected to pay for. The monstrous bill is a shock for former bachelor Henry, who is not used to sharing his money with another person. Punky and Cherie become upset when they overhear the adults discussing the financial struggles involved with raising children, and Punky, who is determined to share the burden, will stop at nothing to get some cash.moreless
    • Walk Pool / Gone Fishin'
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      WALK POOL: Henry regrets volunteering to take Betty's place for the daily task of walking Punky and her friends to and from school, because Scotty Lotabucci (R.J. Williams), one of the kids who walks to school with Punky, is a terror.

      GONE FISHING: Henry tells Punky about a fish called "Big Al", then he takes Punky and her friends fishing.moreless

    • Visit to the Doctor / Go to Sleep
      Season 1 - Episode 8
      Punky and Cherie are due to get their booster shots, and when their little plan to avoid the experience backfires, they have no choice but to go along with it. The night before her shot, Punky confides in Henry about her fear, so he gives her a special "good luck charm" to ease her apprehension--which only ends up creating more chaos in the doctor's office! GO TO SLEEP:
      Henry is eager to get Punky in bed as soon as possible so he can watch a highly anticipated television program, but she just is not sleepy on this particular evening. Despite Henry's efforts to help her fall asleep, Punky quickly realizes what he is up to, and she is concerned that he is not fully letting her into his life.moreless
    • Parents Night
      Season 1 - Episode 7
      Parents Night is quickly approaching at Punky's school, and while all the third graders eagerly prepare for this event, Punky's wealthy classmate Margaux Kramer claims that foster parents do not care as much as biological parents. Punky initially dismisses this idea and clings to the notion that Henry loves her as much as anyone else, but things get complicated when Henry must go to work on the big night. Now that Punky is convinced that Margaux's theory is true, it will take an extra effort from Henry to reveal his true feelings for his foster daughter.moreless
    • Changes (4)
      Season 2 - Episode 20
      Henry is now out of serious danger, but there is one major hole in his life, and he knows he must work to fill it again by springing into action. All seems lost, however, when Punky is taken in by a wealthy younger couple, who intend to adopt her.
    • Changes (2)
      Season 2 - Episode 18
      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
    • Bye Bye, My
      Season 1 - Episode 11
      Punky's treasured baby doll, which she has fondly named "My," loses its head for the umpteenth time, and after promising to fix it for her, Henry decides that buying her some new toys is a better option, and he makes the mistake of throwing My in the garbage. She is, of course, distraught by this, but Henry believes that she'll get over it--that is, until he learns why the doll was so important to her in the first place.moreless
    • Vice Versa
      Season 4 - Episode 17

      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!

    • The Perils of Punky (1)
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      Punky and her friends are on a camping trip with Henry and Betty at Lake Waxahatchie, and Punky and her friends get lost in the woods while they're collecting wood for a campfire. While Henry and Betty are searching for them, Punky and her friends decide to seek shelter in an old Indian cave, where they sit around a fire as Punky tells a ghost story. The cave proves to be not quite abandoned, and the inhabitants divine that Punky is the successor to Princess Moon, who has been foretold to defeat the evil Owa Tagool Iam. After Punky and the gang are sent off deeper into the cave, their first look at what the evil spirit can do is horrifying to them.moreless
    • Poor Margaux
      Season 4 - Episode 4
      Punky and Cherie have finally earned enough money to pay for a special ski trip, but their fortune comes at the exact same time that Margaux's family goes completely bankrupt. To make matters worse, Margaux thinks that Punky and Cherie are only friends with her because of her wealth, and now they must find a way to prove otherwise.moreless
    • This Spud's For You
      Season 3 - Episode 18
      An overweight classmate named Spud desperately wants to take Punky to an upcoming school dance, but she refuses. He manages to trick her into inviting him, but when she tries to cancel later, he walks out onto the ledge of his apartment--and threatens to jump.
    • The Nun's Story
      Season 4 - Episode 1
      While donating household items to a local convent, Punky accidentally gives away an urn that contains the ashes of Henry's late Aunt Mabel. What follows is complete and utter chaos as Punky and Cherie must find a way to reclaim the urn.
    • Punky Finds a Home (3)
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      When Punky arrives back at Henry's doorstep after leaving Fenster Hall, she is convinced that everything is all well and good now, but after having a long talk with a social worker, Henry reluctantly tells Punky that she would be better off with younger, more experienced foster parents. Eventually, however, the two realize that they belong together, and Henry decides that the only way he has a chance at this is by taking it all the way to the courtroom.moreless
    • Crushed
      Season 4 - Episode 2

      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 Finds a Home (2)
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      Although he is growing increasingly attached to Punky, Henry calls the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), and a social worker arrives at the apartment to bring her to a nearby orphanage. As much as Henry and Punky want to stay together, the social worker emphasizes that Henry's age and marital status are not in his favor, so Punky must go to Fenster Hall. Once there, she meets her two roommates and joins forces with them to escape and return back to the person she wants to be with the most.moreless
    • Punky's Big Story
      Season 3 - Episode 2
      Punky's class is putting together a newspaper. Although she doesn't get the job she wants for it, she soon becomes engrossed in her "human interest" column, which includes some very hurtful gossip about certain classmates.
    • I Love You, Brandon
      Season 1 - Episode 18
      Henry buys a set of stamps called the "Crowned Heads of Europe", and Brandon swallows them, making Henry furious. Punky takes Brandon out for a walk to let Henry calm down, and Brandon gets hit by a car...
    • Wedding Bells for Brandon
      Season 4 - Episode 22
      In the final episode of the series, Punky and the gang throw a wedding for Brandon and another golden retriever named Brenda, who is owned by Punky's friend Myron. As everyone prepares for the wedding there are flashbacks, focusing on Brandon's evolution from a puppy to a grown dog over the years.moreless
    • Punky Finds a Home (1)
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      In this pilot episode, a fiery, effervescent 8-year-old named Penelope "Punky" Brewster slips through the open window of an empty apartment, with her loyal puppy Brandon in tow. When she is discovered by Henry Warnimont--the crotchety old apartment manager--she is reluctantly invited into his home, where she reveals the truth about what has happened to her real family. She also bonds with Cherie, a girl her own age who lives with her grandmother Betty in the same building. Henry, who has lived alone for many years, makes it clear that he does not want company, but as sweet little Punky slowly wriggles her way into his heart, he realizes that her future is essentially in his hands now.moreless
    • Wimped Out
      Season 4 - Episode 18
      Excited about the beginning of summer vacation, Punky and Cherie are hanging party decorations in the treehouse when a false step sends Punky out on a limb--literally. Cherie panics, and Punky suffers a broken arm and leg as a result, leading Cherie to believe that she is nothing more than a wimp. Cherie continues to mope around for several weeks thereafter, but she gets a chance to redeem herself when she and Punky are caught in another difficult situation.moreless
    • Tons of Fun
      Season 3 - Episode 3
      Punky and Henry welcome a visit from Henry's young niece, who has packed on quite a few pounds in recent years. When she finally expresses regret for being so heavy, the gang works hard to help her get back on track.
    • Reading, Writing, and Rock & Roll
      Season 3 - Episode 1
      After learning that Punky did not do her book report, Henry cancels Punky's plans to see her favorite singing group DeBarge in concert, a move that Punky vows to never forgive Henry for -- until Henry gets DeBarge to come to the apartment and tell Punky how important reading is.
    • What's Your Sign?
      Season 4 - Episode 21
      During a Firefly Girl troop meeting, Punky befriends a deaf girl named Maria, who is afraid that her disability will get in the way of making friends. With a little patience and effort, Punky helps the other girls in the troop learn to accept Maria for who she is.
    • Hands Across the Halls
      Season 3 - Episode 6
      Punky and Cherie enlist the help of the other tenants to help keep Maude Firestein from having to move to a nursing home. Maude is a favorite neighbor among the tenants, and the only tenant who doesn't like the effort to keep Maude from moving is chronic complainer Pete "The Crank" Frank. With a lot support from the neighbors, it turns out that Maude doesn't have to move.moreless
    • Going to Camp
      Season 4 - Episode 3
      Punky, Cherie, and Margaux are ready for a great summer at Camp Kookalookee, but Punky--who has been eager to get her hands dirty with all kinds of traditional camp activities--is disappointed when Cherie, Margaux, and their boy-crazy roommate have other plans in mind. Meanwhile, even more chaos ensues when Betty has a hard time being away from her granddaughter.moreless
    • Accidents Happen
      Season 2 - Episode 22
      The sudden explosion of the Challenger Space Shuttle upsets Mike's entire third grade class, specifically Punky, who aspires to become an astronaut one day. As Mike tries to help his students understand the tragedy, Punky faces opposition from her classmates when she expresses that her dream for the future has not changed. That's when Mike hatches a plan to restore the kids' enthusiasm.moreless
    • The Dilemma
      The Dilemma
      Season 4 - Episode 20
      Disappointed and angry when a handsome classmate named Brian breaks their date for no apparent reason, Punky spends time with sweet, caring Tom instead. An innocent romance blossoms just as Brian attempts to fix his relationship with Punky, and in an absurd twist of events, Punky unknowingly makes a movie date with both of them on the same afternoon. Meanwhile, now that Punky is asserting her independence and spending more time with friends and guys, Henry isn't happy about losing his little buddy.moreless
    • One Plus Tutor is Three
      Season 4 - Episode 19
      When Punky brings home a D in math on her report card, Henry arranges for her to be tutored by a super-smart classmate. Punky is convinced that Walker Wembley will be a major geek, but when the handsome, smooth-talking boy shows up at the door, Punky is smitten. Upon being invited to his house for a party, Punky believes that romance is in the works, but things get messy when she realizes what Walker really wants from her.moreless
    • Henry Falls In Love, Part 1
      Season 1 - Episode 14

      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.

    • 5/11/88
      Punky Brewster is back for her fourth and final season!Punky (Soleil Moon Frye) has come a long way since the first time she turned our world around--but that's not to say she doesn't have a thing or two left to learn. In this series-ending season, Punky confronts crushes, camp, bankruptcy, scam artists, illiteracy, child abuse and even her own appendix!Through her classic personality and the pandemonium that inevitably ensues, Punky and her medley of family and friends conquer life lessons and still leave us laughing.moreless
    • Punky Brewster 412-Dear Diary
      Season 4 - Episode 12
      Punky Brewster is back for her fourth and final season!Punky (Soleil Moon Frye) has come a long way since the first time she turned our world around--but that's not to say she doesn't have a thing or two left to learn. In this series-ending season, Punky confronts crushes, camp, bankruptcy, scam artists, illiteracy, child abuse and even her own appendix!Through her classic personality and the pandemonium that inevitably ensues, Punky and her medley of family and friends conquer life lessons and still leave us laughing.moreless
    • Punky Brewster 420-The Dilemma
      Season 4 - Episode 20
      Punky Brewster is back for her fourth and final season!Punky (Soleil Moon Frye) has come a long way since the first time she turned our world around--but that's not to say she doesn't have a thing or two left to learn. In this series-ending season, Punky confronts crushes, camp, bankruptcy, scam artists, illiteracy, child abuse and even her own appendix!Through her classic personality and the pandemonium that inevitably ensues, Punky and her medley of family and friends conquer life lessons and still leave us laughing.moreless