Throwback Thursday-Punky Brewster (1984-1988)

If your a woman of about my age, then you know and fondly remember the following statement: Punky Power!

In 1984, a new young lady burst onto the television landscape, influencing a whole generation of young girls.

Her name was Punky Brewster. Airing from 1984 to 1988, Penelope “Punky”  Brewster (Soleil Moon Frye) is left by mother with her dog, Brandon at a grocery store. Instead of going to the orphanage, Punky is taken in by curmudgeonly, but secretly warm-hearted Henry Warnimont (George Gaynes), who gives her and Brandon the home they sorely need.

Back in the day, Punky Brewster was the perfect kids show. Punky, was well, Punky. The then young audience members could relate to her and appreciate living temporarily vicariously Punky’s adventures. And it was nice to see a female lead in a show aimed squarely at kids.

Do I recommend it? Why not?


Author: Writergurlny

I am Brooklyn, NY born and raised writer who needs writing to find sanity in an insane world. To quote Charlotte Bronte: “I'm just going to write because I cannot help it.”

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