Punky Brewster: Season 1

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 Sep 16
1984

Punky Finds a Home (1)

In the series opener, in Chicago, 8-year-old Penelope ““Punky”“ Brewster and her dog Brandon are found living in an empty apartment by the building̵…

2 Sep 23
1984

Punky Finds a Home (2)

Henry calls the Division of Children and Family Services (DCFS), but Punky panics, saying that she doesn’t want to go to an orphanage, so Henry…

3 Sep 30
1984

Punky Finds a Home (3)

Henry demands to know one reason why Randi doesn’t think he should be Punky’s foster father, but Randi gives him three reasons — he’s never raised a kid…

4 Oct 07
1984

Lost and Found

Henry takes Punky shopping and she wanders off.

5 Oct 07
1984

Punky Gets Her Own Room

Punky and her friends convert Henry’s study room into her bedroom without asking him first.

6 Oct 14
1984

Walk Pool

7 Oct 14
1984

Gone Fishin'

8 Oct 21
1984

Take Me Out To The Ballgame

As the Chicago Cubs play in their first post-season championship since 1945, proud Cubs fan Henry tries to get tickets for Punky and himself.

9 Oct 28
1984

Parents Night

As the school’s parent-teacher night approaches, Punky is upset by Margaux’s insensitive comments about foster parents and foster children.

10 Nov 04
1984

Go To Sleep

Punky can’t sleep, so Henry agrees to let her stay up and watch the opera with him on TV.

11 Nov 04
1984

A Visit To The Doctor

Henry gives Punky a lucky nickel to keep with her while she goes for a booster shot.

12 Nov 25
1984

Miss Adorable

Punky, Cherie, and Margaux compete in a beauty pageant hosted by pop singer Andy Gibb.

13 Dec 02
1984

Dog Dough Afternoon

Punky and Cherie start a dog grooming business so that they can help make ends meet in their respective homes.

14 Dec 09
1984

Bye Bye, My

Henry throws out Punky’s worn-out old doll after the children’s attempt to repair it fails. This upsets Punky, so Henry searches throughout the city to find it.

15 Dec 16
1984

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

Christmas is approaching, and the only thing Punky wants is to find her mother.

16 Dec 16
1984

Yes, Punky, There Is a Santa Claus (2)

Christmas is approaching, and the only thing Punky wants is to find her mother.

17 Jan 20
1985

Play It Again, Punky

Punky helps her piano teacher get into the music business.

18 Jan 27
1985

Henry Falls In Love (1)

Henry is reunited with a woman he planned to marry in 1941; when Pearl Harbor was attacked, he enlisted in the Merchant Marines and did not see her again until now.

19 Feb 03
1985

Henry Falls In Love (2)

Punky runs away when he learns that when Henry and Maggie are to be married, she’ll be sent to boarding school in Europe.

20 Feb 10
1985

My Aged Valentine

After getting in trouble for slugging a boy at school, Punky dreams of life 80 years into the future where everyone has found love except for her.

21 Feb 17
1985

I Love You, Brandon

Henry scolds Brandon for eating several valuable stamps. After that, Punky takes him on a walk, where he is hit by a car. He is rushed to the veterinary hospital, where his pro…

22 Feb 24
1985

Punky Brewster's Workout

23 Mar 03
1985

Gals and Dolls

24 Mar 31
1985

Fenster Hall (1)

Punky catches a boy breaking into her room and stealing from her. Henry takes the boy to Fenster Hall where Mike Fulton, one of the workers there, tries to bond with him.

25 Mar 31
1985

Fenster Hall (2)

T.C.‘s criminal mentor, Blade, sends him back to Fenster Hall to steal the money from the upcoming benefit auction.

About Punky Brewster

“Every time I turn around, I see the girl who turned my world around…” Seven-year-old Punky Brewster certainly turned Henry Warnimont’s world around. Henry was a grouchy old man who was set in his ways, until Punky came along and changed him in a way that was not thought possible…Henry became a happy man, determined to be the best parent he could be. According to reports from when this series was announced, there was a real Punky Brewster, but not quite like the one in the show. When NBC’s programming head Brandon Tartikoff was a kid, he had a crush on a tomboyish older girl by that name. Years later, Tartikoff’s first child was nicknamed Punky. He also thought it would be a great name for a series. NBC’s attorneys tracked down the real Punky, who was married to an attorney in Connecticut, and got permission to use her name. The real Punky even appeared in an episode as a teacher at Punky’s school. The show’s premise was as follows: After 7-year-old Penelope “Punky”

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