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Traumafessions :: Kitty Leclaw on Punky Brewster

July 9th, 2008 by aunt john · 13 Comments

I suffered mightily at the hands of PUNKY BREWSTER when I was still biting ankles. You see, my sister was a DEAD RINGER for SOLEIL MOON FRYE, and I am not exaggerating when I say that we couldn’t leave the house from ’87-88 without being mobbed by unruly children looking to get close to their idol, “Punky.”  I can even recall my Mom arguing with other mothers at the grocery store: “If she’s Punky, what the hell are we doing in this dump?”

AUNT JOHN SEZ: Kitty, I feel your pain. My second cousin bore an uncanny resemblance to CAPTAIN LOU ALBANO, sans the facial hair, and it made shopping at the local K-Mart a nightmare. Cousin Pam was what my mother called a “handsome girl,” but I digress. Everyone needs to check out Kitty’s blog KILLER KITTENS FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE. Be warned though, this kitten definitely has claws!

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13 responses so far ↓

  • 1 CarrieWhitePowerNo Gravatar // Jul 9, 2008 at 11:24 am

    That image is f*cked up! I think I’m scarred.

  • 2 kittyleclawNo Gravatar // Jul 9, 2008 at 2:08 pm

    Aunt John: Heh. I have a cousin who looks like Cyndi Lauper, who would be the perfect match for Cousin Lou Albano. In other news, now I’m probably going to have to spend days looking for the giant foam finger I got at a WWF wrasslin’ match in the 80s. I had wanted a Brutus the Barber Beefcake finger, but they only had Macho Man left. While we were down on the floor level purchasing my finger, we saw two little kids spitting on Legion of Doom. Clearly, one of the most memorable experiences of my life.

  • 3 aunt johnNo Gravatar // Jul 10, 2008 at 12:08 am

    @ CWP: “They’re coming to get you CarrieWhitePower… they’re coming to get you!”

    @Kitty: Couldn’t find the finger, but this drinking glass sure is handsome.

  • 4 mamamiasweetpeachesNo Gravatar // Jul 10, 2008 at 11:31 am

    “If she’s Punky what the hell are we doing in this dump?” CLASSIC! LOL!
    PUNKY BREWSTER was a show I used to watch religiously as a kid….but the thought of watching it NOW as an adult SICKENS me! Grosseroo!
    But had I seen your sister in my C-TOWN I probably would have mobbed her too!

  • 5 kittyleclawNo Gravatar // Jul 10, 2008 at 2:55 pm

    Aunt John: That’s a pretty spiffy glass. I used to have one just like it, until “Punky” broke it while she was doing the dishes :*(.  I also had “The Bushwhackers,” “Demolition,” and “Legion of Doom,” all broken now. I do, however, have a non-broken “Demolition” t-shirt, which is pretty much my pride and joy.

  • 6 kittyleclawNo Gravatar // Jul 10, 2008 at 2:58 pm

    Mama: I thought you looked like a mobber; I can see it in your eyes.

    I haven’t seen “Punky” since I was a kid, but I am sure it’s better than watching “Perfect Strangers” through the eyes of adulthood. A friend got me the first season DVD for my birthday, and it was nothing like I had remembered. That show wasn’t funny at all, and yet… it is 😀

  • 7 mamamiasweetpeachesNo Gravatar // Jul 10, 2008 at 4:44 pm

    Does nyone remember the Punky Brewster CARTOON??? OhmyGod, it was HORRIBLE…and yet…like a car crash…who could look away?
    For some reason instead of just having Punky hang out with regualr kids they decided to have Punky have this magical friend named “Glomer” (Cant remember if he was from outer space or just like a leprecauhn sort of thing with powers – well- remember how one day Fred and Barney just sort of FOUND The Great Gazoo? Well, “Glomer” was sort of like Punky’s version of Gazoo!)
    One of my friends could do the coice of “Glomer” perfectly and he would drive me crazy saying “Glomer luv Punky Friend!”

    As for PERFECT STRANGERS – awwww….say it isn’t so! Me and my mom LOVED that show!!!! How can you NOT love Balki???

  • 8 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // Jul 10, 2008 at 5:03 pm


    You have to watch this:
    Be warned if the song gets stuck in your head you will go completely insane!
    P.s Glomer WAS a leprechaun of some kind or at least he came from some sort of Leprechaun colony.

  • 9 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // Jul 10, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    Also, may I suggest “the Balki rap”?
    again, you stand warned:

  • 10 mamamiasweetpeachesNo Gravatar // Jul 11, 2008 at 10:14 am

    My mind plays tricks on me – I could have SWORN Glomer was purple! (Does anyone remember that episode of THE SIMPSONS where they had Funzo dolls? Well, that’s pretty much how I remembered Glomer looking!

    Didnt watch the Balki Rap yet…too early in the morning for that sh!t!

    Speaking of Bad Cartoons: Does anybody remember THE GARY COLEMAN SHOW? That was proof right there that ANYBODY and EVERYBODY was getting cartoon shows in the ’80s. Even MR T had one!

  • 11 aunt johnNo Gravatar // Jul 13, 2008 at 12:16 am

    Can we chat for a sec about ALF‘s “out of this world” foray into music?


    Okay, I understand.

  • 12 micksterNo Gravatar // Jul 13, 2008 at 6:38 am

    @ aunt john
    If loving ALF is wrong, I don’t want to be right!
    “I’m spinning in an orbit I ain’t never been in cause your the one who’s out of this world!”

  • 13 TenshiNo Gravatar // Aug 10, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    I can’t take you SERIOUSLY anymore after reading about the Miss Piggy thing you posted in the comments of another traumafession. WHAT THE FUCK, KITTY’S SISTER? Maybe she saw the barn fight scene from The Muppet Movie (1979) at a way too young age and has yet to recover.

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