Punky Brewster: Season 4

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 Apr 27
1988

The Nun's Story

Punky and Cherie must get back an urn that contains the ashes of Henry’s late aunt Mable, after Punky and Cherie give the urn away to a convent without knowing what’…

2 Apr 28
1988

Crushed

Punky has a crush on 16 year old Kevin Dowling, who is helping Punky install a stereo in the treehouse. Punky tells Henry about Kevin, and Henry, who doesn’t understand t…

3 Apr 29
1988

Going to Camp

Punky, Cherie, and Margaux go to summer camp, where they learn about such traditions as T-shirt raids, and the kissing rock, but Punky doesn’t seem to have the same roman…

4 May 02
1988

Poor Margaux

When Margaux and her parents go bankrupt and auction off all of their belongings, Punky and Cherie use their skiing trip money to buy Margaux’s favorite doll back for her…

5 May 03
1988

Brandon's Commercial

Brandon gets a shot at stardom when Churchill,the famous dog hired for a dog food commercial to be filmed at the restaurant, gets camera shy — and so does Brandon, blowin…

6 May 04
1988

Passed Away at Punky's Place

While Henry is in Detroit buying supplies for the restaurant, Punky and Cherie decide to run the restaurant, and they panic when a customer named Ralph falls asleep because of…

7 May 05
1988

Christmas Hero

Punky wants to give Henry a pocket watch for Christmas. When rich businessman Horatio Lake is robbed of a briefcase just before Christmas, Punky solves the robbery and figures…

8 May 06
1988

Cosmetic Scam

Punky and Cherie sell cosmetics door to door for Lady Contempo Cosmetics, until they discover that Lady Contempo Cosmetics is a scam run by a con artist named Sidney. Henry was…

9 May 09
1988

See You in Court

One of Betty’s favorite patients dies and leaves her a Texan car with big bull horns on its hood, but Betty doesn’t know how to drive. Henry’s attempts to tea…

10 May 10
1988

Radio Daze

Punky and Cherie enter a radio scriptwriting contest sponsored by a local radio station that has just changed its format from rock music to radio stories, and Punky, Cherie, an…

11 May 11
1988

Aunt Larnese Is Coming to Town

Cherie’s aunt Larnese, who is Betty’s sister, arrives for a visit on Cherie’s 12th birthday, and asks Cherie if Cherie would like to live with Larnese in Pari…

12 May 12
1988

Dear Diary

A nosy Punky sneaks a peak at Cherie’s diary, and Punky is shocked to see that Cherie has written unkind things about Punky in it.

13 May 13
1988

The Reading Game

Cherie’s cousins Paula and Bobby arrive for a visit, and Paula, who doesn’t know how to read, can’t read the warnings and help messages on a bottle of fabric…

14 May 16
1988

Ouch

Punky is terrified when she has to have her appendix removed, and angry when it delays the vacation that Punky, Cherie, Brandon, Betty, and Henry were getting ready for when sh…

15 May 17
1988

No No, We Won't Go

The apartment building’s new owner — Margeaux’s father Benjamin J. Kramer — wants to increase Betty’s rent by 60%. Betty is afraid that a 60% rent…

16 May 18
1988

Bad Dog

Punky and the gang want to know why Brandon is acting so strange lately, then Brandon is accused of biting a new neighbor, Ms. Jenner, and as a result, Ms. Jenner wants Brandon…

17 May 19
1988

Vice Versa

When Punky is grounded, she has a dream that she is an indulgent parent who lets her kids do whatever they want to do.

18 May 23
1988

Wimped Out

Cherie thinks she’s a wimp after failing to prevent Punky from falling out of the treehouse, and Punky suffers a broken leg as a result. Cherie later regains her courage…

19 May 24
1988

One Plus Tutor is Three

Punky’s new math tutor Walker Wimbley turns out to be a Casanova who tests the friendship between Punky and Margaux by falling head over heals for Margaux — crushin…

20 May 25
1988

The Dilemma

Punky is in a mess when she ends up having to juggle two dates — Brian and Tom — at the Saturday afternoon movie, and Cherie carries a camera around with her and ta…

21 May 26
1988

What's Your Sign?

During a firefly girl troop meeting, Punky befriends a deaf girl named Maria Aragon, and Maria begins to think that because of her disability, she’ll never be accepted by…

22 May 27
1988

Wedding Bells for Brandon

In the final episode of Punky Brewster: Punky and the gang throw a wedding for Brandon and another golden retriever named Brenda, who is owned by Punky’s friend Myron. As…

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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