Punky Brewster

Season 1 Episode 7

Parents Night

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Aired Sunday 7:00 PM Oct 28, 1984 on NBC
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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

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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

    Loyita Chapel

    Loyita Chapel

    Mrs. Kramer

    Guest Star

    Ernie Sabella

    Ernie Sabella

    Elroy Kramer

    Guest Star

    Greg Norberg

    Greg Norberg

    Andy Anderson

    Guest Star

    Eddie Deezen

    Eddie Deezen

    Eddie Malvin

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    • TRIVIA (1)

      • This is Ami Foster's first appearance as snooty recurring character Margaux Kramer. Foster actually auditioned for the role of Punky, and although they knew she wasn't right for that role, the casting crew liked her so much that they offered her the part of Margaux. Initially, Margaux's long-term role on the show was unclear, but they ended up keeping her in the cast for all four years.

    • QUOTES (12)

      • Henry: Now, what's all this talk about not caring anymore?
        Punky: Well, whenever I care about somebody, they always let me down. First my father, then my mother, now you. It feels bad, and I'm tired of feeling bad.
        Henry: Oh. I understand. You're saying that you want to build a wall around yourself. That way, nobody can get inside to hurt you.
        Punky: Right.
        Henry: You know what the problem with that is?
        Punky: What?
        Henry: No one can get inside to love you.

      • Henry: Do you know why I fought so hard to be your foster parent?
        Punky: No, but I've been wondering.
        Henry: Pull up a pail, and I'll tell you. When my wife died, I was shattered. I couldn't stand the pain. I built a wall around my feelings, and I never let anybody come close to me. Then I met you. You made me feel again. You were the first one to break through that wall.
        Punky: I'm pretty good at breaking things.
        Henry: You sure are, Punky, because when I hear you say that you're gonna stop caring, it breaks my heart.

      • Henry: I have to finish this layout.
        Betty: Am I gonna have to lay you out to make you realize how much you're hurting Punky?
        Henry: Can't you see that I'm doing this for Punky? If I can't find a way to increase my income, Punky may have to start wearing tennis shoes that match!
        Betty: I was supposed to work tonight, too. It's costing me money I can't afford, but I'll just add my water to yesterday's soup, because I know that being with Cherie tonight is more important than anything that money can buy.

      • Henry: What are you doing here? You're supposed to be at school with the girls.
        Betty: Listen, Henry, I don't have time to argue. Now, you're coming with me to that school tonight, so just get your ancient butt in gear!
        Henry: Mrs. Johnson, what I'm doing tonight is not up for discussion, nor is the age of my gluteus maximus!
        Betty: If Punky doesn't have a parent at that school tonight, your gluteus is gonna be a lot more maximus! Now come on!

      • Henry: (when he was late for Punky's parent night) Punky, what are you doing in the janitor's closet?
        Punky: Because I wanted to be alone.

      • Henry: No wonder cleanliness is next to Godliness; one could get killed in here.

      • Margaux: Tell me the truth, Cherie, is Henry really an astronaut?
        Cherie: I heard him tell my grandma he wanted to send her to the moon...

      • Punky: I understand, Margaux was right, foster parents don't care as much as real parents.

      • Punky: I can't go. I'll be the only kid there without a parent.

      • Punky: Henry, if you do this one favor for me, I'll never , ever, ever ask you for another favor as long as I live.

      • Punky: Henry, you're late. You're TV dinner is getting cold, if you don't eat it soon, it's gonna be frozen again.

      • Henry: When my wife died, I was shattered, I couldn't stand the pain. So I built a wall around my feelings, I never let anybody come close to me. Then I met you. You made me feel again. You were the first one to break through that wall.
        Punky: I'm pretty good at breaking things.

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