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|Punky Brewster Season Three|
Actors: Soleil Moon Frye, George Gaynes, Cherie Johnson, Brandon, Susie Garrett
Directors: David W. Duclon, Gary Menteer, Joanie Rhodes, Judi Elterman, Martin M. Speer
Genres: Comedy, Kids & Family, Television
Punky is back and growing up fast! Soleil Moon Frye (Punky Brewster) and George Gaynes (Henry Warnimont) star in another season of the unforgettable hit show. Punky is faced with a new set of dilemmas, including boy probl... more »
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A new season is finally here!!
MollyRK | Chicago | 05/06/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Over a year has passed since the second season of "Punky Brewster" was brought to DVD in February 2005. Now, after much anxious anticipation, Season 3 of this beloved show gets a summer release for everyone to enjoy!
The third season introduced a lot of changes to the Punky character. She was still just as sweet and energetic as always, but now that she's a fast-growing fifth grader, she traded in her pigtails for more of a 1980's pre-teen look and went from never wanting a boyfriend (remember that endearing Valentine's episode from Season 1?) to developing a few crushes. Season 3 zooms in a lot on Punky's friends, school, boys, and the craziness of growing up, but through it all she remains a kid: the same old kind, loving, "Spunky Punky" who adores her dad Henry, is loyal to her friends, and decorates everyone's life with a youthful spirit.
That classic "Punky" touch is sprinkled over the entire season and is truly charming for fans. But just as there are many quirky and colorful episodes (our beloved Punky becomes the school's nosiest gossip columnist, imagines life as a dog, and gets into an R-rated movie by disguising herself as the world's feistiest old lady), there are also some dramatic and heartwarming moments--perhaps more than either of the first two seasons. The beauty and closeness of the Punky/Henry relationship is fearlessly shown in many episodes, including "Metamorphosis," where Punky fears that Henry will stop loving her now that she is growing up; "So Long, Studio," where Henry is encouraged by his spirited daughter to open up a brand-new business that he could have never fathomed before; and most notably, "Un-Hooking Henry," which finds Punky sacrificing her own sleep to help the most precious person in her life overcome a sleeping pill addiction. Be sure to watch also for a knockout performance from young actress Cherie Johnson in "The Anniversary," a genuine tearjerker where we finally learn what happened to Cherie's parents. The heaviness of the episode is considerably out of character for this series, but 10-year-old Johnson blows it right out of the water with a phenomenol portrayal that will make you wonder why her acting career wasn't more extensive. Soleil Moon Frye was wonderful as Punky, but I have to say that Cherie Johnson was the one who dominated the stage with her adorable presence and remarkably expressive acting skills.
Those who grew up watching this show will love watching the episodes all over again, and it is upbeat and cheery enough to reel in all kinds of new fans, as well. This Season 3 set will contain more of the "It's Punky Brewster" cartoons that spiced up the first two season sets, but no interviews are included. It was great to see Ami Foster and Cherie Johnson on Season 1 and George Gaynes on Season 2, and hopefully they can get Soleil Moon Frye to top off the final 4th season DVD with her insights on the show. I would also love to see Alan (played by the adorable Casey Ellison) all grown up, or TK Carter (who played Mike Fulton), but we'll see what they can get.
A bit cheesy much of the time ("80's kids" who are revisiting the show should be aware that watching this as an adult is a completely different experience), but never anything short of endearing, "Punky Brewster" is a memorable mirror of innocence that now has just one season to go until the entire series is on DVD! Bring on Season 4 as soon as possible!! :)"
FINALLY!! Season 3
NaTasha.T | Tx | 06/12/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The 3rd season, was a great season with some great episodes, Here's all of the episodes that will be on Season 3 DVD.
1.Reading, Writing, and Rock & Roll--Since Punky didn't do her book report Henry tells her hat she can't see her favorite group DeBarge.
2.Punky's Big Story--Punky writes a gossip column that causes nothing but trouble.
3.Tons of Fun--Henry's over weight niece visits.
4.Divorce Anderson Style--Allen parents divorce, with leads to Allen moving away to Kansas.
5.Beer & Buffalos Don't Mix--Punky friend dad has a drinking problem.
6.Hands Across the Halls-- Punky and Cherie pulls the tenants in the apartment building together to keep a fellow tenant from moving into a nursing home.
7.Open Door, Broken Heart pt 1--Brandon runs away from home and the whole gang looks for him.
8.Open Door, Broken Heart pt 2--The little boy who finds Brandon won't give him back to Punky.
9.Best Friends--Cherie's new boyfriends causes problems when Cherie spends more time with him than with jealous Punky.
10.It's a Dog's Life--Punky dreams that she's Brandon.
11.The Metamorphosis--Punky buys her first bra.
12.Fighting City Hall--Punky wants to turn a vacant lot into a park.
13.The Matchmaker--Punky and Cherie set Henry on a blind date, And Betty ends up on a dating show.
14.My Fair Punky--Punky is invited to a rich kid birthday party where Henry is hired as the Photographer.
15.The Anniversary--Punky wonders why Cherie starts to act wierd around the sametime every year, until one day Punky follows Cherie, and she finds out it's the anniversary of her parent death.
16.Tangled Web--Punky fakes an illness so that she can stay home from school, so that she can sneek to see a movie.
17.Punky's Porker--takes a show pig from the mall when she finds out he's headed to the meat market.
18.This Spud's for You--When Punky don't ask Spud to the Sadie Hawkins Dance, he goes out on the ledge of his building and Punky trys to talk back inside.
19.So Long, Studio--Henry sells his studio and opens a resturant Punky's Place.
20.Help Wanted--Henry fires Punky.
21.Remember When--During a snow storm the gang Reminisce.
22.Unhooking Henry--After finding out that Henry is addicted to Pain pills, Punky trys to help Henry by staying up with him all night to help him kick the habit.
Keep them coming Shout!
robby17_e | 05/10/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"At last the ball's rolling on more Punky Brewster on dvd. I can't wait to get my hands on the last two seasons. Highlights of this season include guest appearances by 80s group Debarge and "Save By The Bell" star Mark-Paul Gosselaar. You'll also see the sad departure of one of Punky's closest friends Allen Anderson, as he moves away. I would've liked to have seen some more cast interviews and I'm hoping Shout! could sort this out for the Season 4 release. Either way you still get your large dose of the cartoon series "It's Punky Brewster" as bonus features... value for money at it's best!!! PUNKY POWER LIVES ON!!!"
Alan Brannon | TULSA, OK USA | 12/29/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I ORDERED THIS DVD FOR MY 19 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER. I RECEIVED A DVD THAT WAS OF EXCELLENT QUALITY. MY DAUGHTER REALLY ENJOYS WATCHING THIS DVD OVER AND OVER. THANK YOU ALL VERY VERY MUCH FOR YOUR GREAT DEDICATION TO FINE SERVICE. GOD BLESS EVERYONE THAT WORKS FOR THIS COMPANY. IT IS SO REFRESHING IN THIS DAY AND AGE TO FIND A COMPANY WHO OBVIOUSLY CARES THAT THIER CUSTOMERS RECEIVE AN EXCELLENT PRODUCT, NO MATTER WHAT THEY ORDER."