I kick off Season 4 of Punky Brewster with S4E1: The Nun’s Story which aired on April 27, 1988.
In this episode Punky has to get back an urn filled with the ashes of Henry’s deceased Aunt that she donated to a church rummage sale. Gah ♀️! She enlists Cherie in her scheme of breaking in and helping impersonating a 7 ft tall Nun so they can get in, grab the urn and bounce before anyone sees them. This produces hilarious results . What’s even more funny is the monsignor visiting the convent is tipped off by a suspicious nun and instead of busting them right away he decides to let this whole thing play out to see if they confess.
Happy Saturday Punky Peeps ! The Season 3 Finale is here ! A New Punky Power Podcast is Now Up On ITunes and SoundCloud ! S3E22: Unhooking Henry which aired on December 7, 1987.
In this episode Punky tries to help Henry break his addiction to sleeping pills.
I thought this episode was done so well being it dealt with a subject as serious as prescription drug abuse.
It got the message across to kids that was straight forward enough to get the point across without scaring kids into thinking just because someone is taking prescription drugs does not make them a pill popper or pill head and not talking down to them.
Not once did I hear the term addict or addiction used it was “hooked” which was a great way to play it safe and also Punky’s Just Say No Program was referenced by Henry.
Now on Itunes and Soundcloud A New Punky Power Podcast Episode!! Here's S3E21: Remember When, which aired on December 4, 1987. In this episode A blackout prompts the gang to reminisce on old times (in clips from previous episodes). I also bring up the confusion of how in S3E20 Help Wanted the girls had just gotten out of school for the summer and now all of a sudden it's winter!! WHAT IS HAPPENING HERE!!! Did we just blow through summer break? I guess so cause there is no mention of the summer camp or Punky's Place.
This episode has clips a plenty from Seasons 1-2.
Join me this weekend for S3E22: Unhooking Henry The Season 3 Finale which aired on December 7 ,1987. In this episode Punky tries to help Henry break his addiction to sleeping pills.
Yay A New Punky Power Podcast Episode is Now Up On ITunes and SoundCloud !! S3E20: Help Wanted
Punky convinces Henry to let her work at Punky's Place, the new restaurant named for her. However, she screws things up tremendously and is quickly fired.
Yay ! A New Punky Power Podcast Episode is Now Up On ITunes and SoundCloud ! S3E19: So Long, Studio
Air Date: December 2, 1987. In this episode Photo developing tycoon Matt Glossy offers to buy Henry's studio for $100,000. When he accepts the deal, he ends up working for him. Dissatisfaction quickly sets in, so Henry quits his job. Since his contract with Mr. Glossy forbids him from opening another studio for several decades, he opens a restaurant instead.
I spend a bit of time in this podcast episode ranting about this Mr. Glossy man and his treatment of Henry. I also look up the average (2018) price of a skate board and see a familiar faced actress who played Mrs. Dempsey in this episode was also in Season 1’s episode Take Me Out To The Ball Game as Sister Bernadette. I also learned that back in 1987 when people wrote checks frequently, you were supposedly to show ID (Driver’s License or State ID) and apparently two credit cards. Good grief ! #punkybrewster#season3#solongstudio#itunespodcast#soundcloudpodcast
Lots of fun times and exciting episodes coming in Season 4 of Punky Brewster.
Punky gets a little boy crazy as she gets her first crush on an older guy (don’t worry, he’s only like 16), juggles two dates at once, and finds herself in the middle of a love triangle between herself, Margaux and Zach from Saved By the Bell or Mark Paul Gosselaar.
Also things take a frightening turn this season when Punky develops a appendicitis, Brandon could be taken to the pound after biting a woman who is abusing her child and Cherie’s illiterate cousin tries to save her little brother after he swallows liquid detergent. Punky also learns sign language after a hearing impaired girl joins her Girl Scout troop. Things are looking up for Brandon as he gets the chance to star in a dog food commercial.
And so many more awesome episodes are coming as we start to close the book and the final season of Punky Brewster and this podcast.
I’m basically going to blow through Season 4 pushing out three episodes a week and will wrap up the podcast in mid July.
I’ve loved doing this podcast for the last almost year and a half but it’s time to move on to other future shows I’d like to cover like Silver Spoons Season 1 (Coming in September) The Torkelsons, and Who’s the Boss Season 1 in 2019 and other things.