Punky Brewster

Season 1 Episode 3

Punky Finds a Home (3)

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Aired Sunday 7:00 PM Sep 30, 1984 on NBC
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Punky Finds a Home (3)
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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

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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

Allyn Ann McLerie

Allyn Ann McLerie

Lois Dent

Guest Star

J.A. Preston

J.A. Preston

Judge William J. Murphy

Guest Star

Donna Lynn Leavy

Donna Lynn Leavy

Mrs. Peterson

Guest Star

Eddie Deezen

Eddie Deezen

Eddie Malvin

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Watch for a funny moment in the courtroom scene, when Randi accidentally whacks Henry in the mouth with a stack of papers in her hands. This was an accident, obviously, but they decided to keep it in.

  • QUOTES (15)

    • Judge Murphy: I am hereby ordering that the child be returned to Fenster Hall until an adequate home can be found for her. (long silence; everyone looks upset)
      Randi: Your Honor, I respectfully request that you take back your judgment.
      Judge Murphy: (perplexed) Take back my judgment? But nobody takes back their judgment--not even umpires!

    • Henry: Listen, Punky. I think you're a wonderful, extraordinary little girl. And I only want what's best for you. That's why I think you'd be better off with younger, more experienced parents. (Punky's face falls, she puts her head down) You do understand, don't you?
      Punky: Yeah, I understand. You don't want me.

    • Punky: I was thinking, now that we're gonna be staying together, there's some things we're gonna need.
      Henry: Oh?
      punky: Yeah, you see, Brandon needs a new ball and I need some new toys...and a swing set.
      Henry: A swing set?
      Punky: Oh don't worry, I won't hog it all, you can use it too.

    • Punky: Dear Henry, if you read this, it's cause they wouldn't let me stay with you. I was afraid that maybe, after awhile, you might forget what I looked like, so I drew you a picture of me -- this is what I look like from the back. I wanna thank you for being so nice to me, I was thinking, isn't it kind of weird, how you were all alone and I was all alone, and out of this whole big city we found each other? Well, I want you to know that I'll never ever, ever, EVER forget you. I love you. Punky.

    • Punky: I have a snake too. A great big one, and it hasn't eaten in over a year.

    • Punky: I don't think you're gonna like me ... you see, I'm at the age where I'm starting to lose my teeth. The milk dribbles down my mouth and across my chin, it's grosaroo.

    • Henry: Punky, look at me. Whoever gets you is a very lucky person - I know, because you changed my life. Before I met you, I was asleep inside, you woke me up, you made me feel happy.

    • Punky: Henry, you're my friend, will you answer me something?
      Henry: Sure.
      Punky: Why doesn't anyone want me? What's wrong with me?
      Henry: Nothing's wrong with you.
      Punky: But you don't want me, neither did my mom, that's why she ditched me.
      Henry: Punky, you, yourself, said she forgot.
      Punky: It's been a long time, she should have remembered by now. Unless...she didn't want to remember...

    • Punky: The older you get, the wiser you get - boy, you must be the wisest man in the whole world.
      Henry: Believe it or not, I was actually born in this century!

    • Henry: I've never raised a child before.
      Punky: So? Neither have I. We'll figure it out together.

    • Punky: They chained us up and put us in a dungeon with mice and dragons. They made us eat spiders for lunch, [...] OK, they gave us milk and a sandwich for lunch...the spiders were for dessert!

    • Punky: Boy, would I like to see Randi's face when she finds out!

    • Punky: HI HENRY!
      Henry: Punky, what are you doing here?
      Punky: I went over the wall, Henry!

    • Henry: Mothers aren't everything - I know, I had one.

    • Henry: I don't understand; why can't I be Punky's foster parent? Give me one good reason.
      Randi Mitchell: You've never raised a child, you're not married and you're too old!
      Henry: I only asked for one!

  • NOTES (2)

    • In this episode, Allyn Ann McLerie plays a crotchety old woman who tries to prevent Henry from getting custody of Punky. She played a much kinder and more loving character--Henry's high school sweetheart, to be exact--in the 2-part episode, "Henry Falls In Love".

    • Allyn Ann McLerie is the wife of George Gaynes, who played Henry.

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