Punky Brewster

Season 4 Episode 18

Wimped Out

Aired Sunday 7:00 PM May 23, 1988 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Actress Patrika Darbo, who is known for having brief cameos in several movies and TV shows, appears here as the pregnant woman in the elevator. Interestingly, she and Ami Foster, who plays Margaux, went on to appear together in the 1989 film Troop Beverly Hills.

  • Quotes

    • (Brandon starts barking when Punky comes in with a broken arm and leg)
      Punky: Hi, Brandon, don't worry. I'm okay.
      Cherie: No she isn't, Brandon. She's covering for me--Cherie the Bone Crusher.

    • Punky: Why did this have to happen?
      Betty: Young people heal fast honey. The doctor said that cast can come off in six weeks.
      Punky: But six weeks is half the summer. I'll have one tanned leg and one frog belly leg.

    • Cherie: All I can say is that I'm really sorry. I blew it. Would you forgive me?
      Punky: Cherie, there is nothing to forgive. Now, come on and sign my cast.
      Cherie: (takes the pen) Are you sure you trust me with a pointed object?
      Punky: Come on. (rolls her eyes) You too, Margaux.
      Margaux: I don't sign anything without consulting my lawyer.

    • Cherie: Punky, remember when I got locked in the refrigerator? You didn't panic when I needed you. Punky, you saved my life.
      Margaux: All right, Punky's a hero and Cherie's a wimp. Now can we move on with our lives? How do you like my new outfit?

    • Cherie: (When Nancy suddenly has a very painful contraction) Oh no! Stand back, she's gonna explode!!

    • Betty: Cherie, would you spread on the mayonnaise?
      Cherie: I'd better not. I'd probably spill some, Punky will walk in, slip on it and break her other leg.

    • Punky: (reading what Cherie wrote on her cast) Hey, you wrote a poem! Violets are blue, roses are red, with a friend like me...you could wind up dead.

  • Notes

    • Ironically enough, Punky was dancing and hanging up a banner in the treehouse that read "School's Out, Bop 'Til You Drop," when she slipped and fell out of the treehouse.

    • Actress Patrika Darbo is known for having guest spots and supporting roles on several TV shows, including Step by Step, Gilmore Girls, and Days of our Lives. Darbo also appeared in the 1989 classic Troop Beverly Hills, which, ironically, also starred Ami Foster, who plays Margaux on Punky Brewster!

  • Allusions

    • Cherie mentions in this episode that Punky saved her when she got locked in a refrigerator. She is clearly referring to her near-death experience in Season 2's Cherie Lifesaver, when Punky and Margaux revived her by performing CPR on her.