Punky Brewster

Season 1 Episode 12

Yes, Punky, There Is a Santa Claus (1)

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Aired Sunday 7:00 PM Dec 16, 1984 on NBC
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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

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SUBMIT REVIEW
    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

    Danny Ponce

    Danny Ponce

    Billy Bahootsas

    Guest Star

    Dody Goodman

    Dody Goodman

    Mrs. Morton (as Dodie Goodman)

    Guest Star

    Eddie Deezen

    Eddie Deezen

    Eddie Malvin

    Recurring Role

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    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (7)

      • Henry: (as Santa) Punky, you can be next.
        Punky: Thanks, Santa!
        Henry: And what can Santa bring you for Christmas? A dollhouse? A bicycle?
        Punky: No, there's only one thing I really want for Christmas.
        Henry: Only one thing? Then I'll make sure you get it.
        Punky: Really?
        Henry: Absolutely.
        Punky: I want you to bring back my mom.

      • Henry: (when Cherie and Punky are sad) I've got a great idea! Why don't the four of us go and chop down two of the best Christmas trees?
        Betty: Yeah! Won't that be fun?
        Punky: I don't feel like it right now, Henry.
        Cherie: Me neither, Grandma.
        Punky: (glumly) Come on, Cherie. Let's go into my room and not play.

      • Punky: Boy, Brandon, it looks like someone's not getting into the Christmas spirit.
        Henry: I'm sorry, Punky. I guess I'm just not used to the Christmas spirit. Before you came along, I was always alone at this time of year, and believe me, you can never be more alone than when you're alone at Christmas.
        Punky: Then I'm glad I'm here.
        Henry: Me too! We're going to have a wonderful Christmas!

      • Henry: This reminds me of all the wonderful Christmases I had as a boy.
        Punky: Wow, they had Christmas way back then?
        Henry: Yes. The Three Wise Men lived on my block!

      • Henry: Here's the envelopes from all the people who sent me Christmas cards last year.
        Punky: That's it? You only got two Christmas cards last year?
        Henry: Yeah, and what's really annoying is that I sent out three!
        Punky: Henry, you've got to send out lots and lots of cards if you want to get lots back. It's called the "lots theory!"

      • Henry: Listen to me, Punky. There IS a Santa Claus, and he's very real. But he's only real to those who believe in him. If you believe in Santa, he can do anything. He can build a sleigh, he can make reindeer fly, and he can make enough toys for every boy and girl in the world.
        Punky: I don't know, Henry. I'll have to think about it. Right now, I'm having a hard time believing.

      • Henry: Hello, Punky! How was school?
        Punky: Lousy. I found out there's no Santa Claus.

    • NOTES (2)

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • The title of this episode is a play on words with Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus. Many years ago, this was part of a response that ran in the newspaper for a young girl named Virginia who wanted an answer to the age-old question: "Does Santa Claus exist?"

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