01x06 - The Look of Daniel

Episode transcripts for the TV show "Punky Brewster". Aired: February 2021 to present.
The sequel to the original, now a single mother Punky meets a girl who reminds her of her younger self.
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01x06 - The Look of Daniel

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That's Kofi Kingston.

He's my favorite WWE superstar.

[GASPS] That's Charlotte Flair.

She's my favorite WWE superstar.

- Ooh, that's Alexa Bliss!
- Let me guess.

She's your favorite WWE superstar?


Did you just read my mind?

It's not that hard.

You're pretty into all
this WWE stuff, huh?

Yeah, I watched a lot at Fenster Hall.

WWE superstars are my heroes.

They were the only people

I could always count on being there.

They were like my family.

I get it.

Henry was my hero.

But I don't really want
to picture him in spandex.

At least you got to meet your hero.

Me and Brandy have been
working on some moves.

Watch this.

Brandy! Frog Splash!

[SCREAMS] He knocked me out
with dog breath! Help!

You're both going down.

Punky Splash!


What are you wearing?

It's called a sarong.

Hannah and her friends made
it for fashion design class.

I'm their supermodel.

It looks super stupid.

You won't catch me wearing a skirt.

Oh, my gosh, you look so adorable.

- I just want to eat you up!
- Me first.

- Nom, nom, nom, nom!
- I already called it.


- Um, I... yeah.

I'm reconsidering my style choices too,

and, you know,
I'd be happy to model for you.

Just because your voice is changing

doesn't mean you're old enough
to flirt with my friends.

I'm not flirting.

I'm learning how to drive. [CHUCKLES]

Well, I mean, on a video game.

That'll get the ladies.

Daniel has the perfect catwalk strut.

Just working with what God gave me.

- Whoo!
- Whoo!

- Go, Daniel!
- Oh, yeah!


Hold on. Hey, ladies?

- I love him so much!

Hey, ladies, I can juggle!

[LAUGHS] You're making it so much worse.

- One, two, three!
- ALL: Hey!


♪ Hey, hey! ♪

♪ Every time I turn around ♪

♪ Hey, hey, hey, hey ♪






You can't wear a sarong to school.

It's comfortable.

And I don't need fashion tips

from a guy who thinks
wearing his shirt inside out

is fooling anybody.

Ooh, love that sarong.

I had an assignment in Malaysia once

and wore sarongs every day.

Diego thinks I should change.

What do you think, Mom?

If you feel good in it, I say rock it.

Have you seen my backpack?

Oh, you get to skip school today.

I'm taking you somewhere special,
but it's a surprise.


That's the trick they
used at Fenster Hall

when they took a kid to the lice doctor.

Don't worry. It's gonna be fun.

Bedbug doctor? Rash clinic?

Ugh, please stop guessing!



Is this heaven?

This is your surprise.

All of your favorite WWE
superstars in one place

and you get to meet them.

This is... you're the... what the?

Maybe I shouldn't have let
you miss English class.

That reaction right there is
exactly why I tagged along.

You're letting me play hooky for this?

That is some really
questionable parenting.

Thank you.

Henry let me skip school
once to go to a Cubs game.

It was one of the best days of my life.

How'd you hook this up?

One of our old friends
works for a company

that runs PR for the WWE.

There she is. Margaux!

Punky, Cherie!

- You look amazing!
- I know.

Oh, I'd hug you,
but I don't want to mess up my hair.

- Same old Margaux.

Oh, what the heck.

You ladies are worth it!

This is Izzy.

Hi, Izzy.

We have been friends
since we were your age.

I know, I look younger

thanks to my hyperbaric sleep chamber.

I don't know what that is.

It's hoity-toity for "bed."

Thank you so much for doing this.

Izzy is a huge WWE fan.

Would you like an autograph, Izzy?

No, thanks.

I'm sure you're great and all,
but I've never heard of you.

I mean Alexa Bliss'.

Shut up!

She means, "Yes, please."

Hey, Alexa?

I'd like you to meet Izzy.


You're even more sparkly in person
than you are on TV.

Well, just 'cause you're tough
doesn't mean you can't wear glitter.

Can I have your autograph?

You know, I don't just give
my autograph to anyone.

But I'll tell you what.

I'll show you some of my holds.

If you can break free,
you can have the autograph.

You're on!

If I don't survive, tell my story.


Kind of reminds me of
someone I used to know.

Yeah, well, if Alexa hurts her,

I'm gonna go OG Punky on her butt.



You're pretty tough.

You know what else?

I know all your moves.

Oh, oh!

Okay, tapping out. Tapping out.

Huh, I'm impressed.

You earned yourself an autograph.

Is this too much?

It's a statement piece.

Uh, yeah, it says, "Put me back."

I wish I could be a WWE superstar,

but I don't have a cool
nickname or catchphrase.

Make one up.
That's what's great about life.

You can be anyone you want to be.

But what if I don't
know who I want to be?

You'll figure it out.

And once you do,

add a little sparkle.

Or some flair.

Charlotte Flair?

One and the same, kid.




I just got "whoo'd" by Charlotte Flair!

You don't want...

her stupid autograph.


Back off.

She wants my stupid autograph,

not your stupid autograph.

You guys don't have to fight.

She'll take both of
your stupid autographs.


ALL: Oh!



ALL: Oh!

ALL: Whoa!



Whoa, yes!



ALL: Oh!

That is the third chair today.



Hey, how was it?

It was the best ever.

Alexa Bliss was super nice,

then Charlotte Flair
smashed her with a chair.


I'm gonna go figure
out my wrestler look.

Uh, can I talk to you...

In private?

I, uh, need to tell you something,

but don't freak out.

You can't tell me not to freak out,

otherwise I'm gonna freak out!

Diego got into a fight at school.

He's not in trouble,
and he didn't get hurt.

But that's all he would tell me.

Okay. Not freaking out.

Diego got into a fight!

I think we should freak out.


Hey, Diego.

I heard what happened.

You okay?

I don't really want to talk about it.

That's cool.

I'm here when you're ready to talk.

You ready?



I know that sometimes you
have to stand up for yourself,

but fighting is not the answer.

I wasn't standing up for myself.

I was standing up for Daniel.


My friend, Luke,

he made fun of Daniel
for wearing the sarong

and I told him to cut it out,
but he didn't...

- so we got in a fight.
- Good!

That kid's lucky I wasn't there,

because I would have
thrown some serious...

Shade, because words
are better than fists.

I know. I shouldn't have h*t him.

I should have h*t myself.

I know better than Luke.

I made fun of Daniel too.

Well, you were a jerk.

Then you were a good big brother.

That's called growth.

I'm really proud of you.

Hey, Daniel doesn't know

and I want to keep it that way.

I don't want him to know that
someone else made fun of him.

It's bad enough that I did.

I'm glad we didn't have this talk.


♪ All we are is who we are ♪

I brought you coffee
and a chocolate muffin

because I'm that kind of guy.

That's sweet.

And I especially like
that it says "Emily."

But I'm gonna drink it
because I'm that kind of gal.

It's the coffee place Emily and I go to.

We should be talking about Diego.

Since when does he get into fights?

Did you get into fights
when you were his age?

No, I just joined a punk band
to get out my aggression.

[GASPS] Let's get him
a guitar and a mohawk.

He won't let you touch his hair.

Besides, I've already talked to him.

I'm more concerned about Daniel.

Kids that are different get picked on.

Eh, he marches to his own drummer.

That's what makes him so cool.

I know. Part of me wants to protect him.

The other part of me wants to say,
"They don't like your sarong?

Next time, wear a bright red dress."

Do you think he wants to wear dresses?

I don't know.

But I think we should know.

I think it's important that
we see him as he sees himself.

We need to do research.

Ugh, that sounds so boring.

Why can't we just get him a keyboard

and an asymmetrical haircut?

Why are all of your ideas

instruments and hair styles?

Whoa. Instruments and hair styles

got me through my teen years.

Check out my new wrestling look.

I'm Alexa Bliss.

See? We're identical.

Yeah, I see the resemblance.

Prepare to face feet of fury!

What is happening right now?
Should I be scared?

It's Alexa Bliss's catchphrase,

but only with her,
it's " feet of fury."

Something seems off.

I don't think fury's,
like, my go-to emotion.

Maybe I should try to be
more like Charlotte Flair,

but I need to up my game. [GASPS]

Can you guys make an outfit for me?

- Oh.
- Ooh, I don't think so.

We're really busy with
our own stuff, Izzy.

I understand.

What's one child's
dreams compared to stuff?

- BOTH: Aww.
- No, no.

Don't even, because it's not gonna work.

You live your life, Hannah.

I'll make it on my own.

Some way.


- [SIGHS] Some...
- Fine!

I didn't even have to cry!

"Cisgender, agender, bigender,

gender non-conforming,
transgender, gender-fluid..."

Wow, that's good.

That's a lot more words
than when we were kids.

Wearing a sarong could
have been Daniel's way

of cracking the door open.

He doesn't need to cr*ck the door,

he could just kick it wide open.

We're pretty woke.

We just need to be on the same page.

- Totally.
- We should talk to him.

I couldn't disagree more.

Daniel needs our support,

and we can't support him if
we don't know how he feels!

I just think we don't need
to put him on the spot.

Let him come to us.

Oh, my God!

You're k*lling me, literally!

That's your solution to everything.

When we first met,

you just leaned back
and gave me the eyes.

I had to ask you out.

You see it worked, right?


Okay, fine.

We'll have a family meeting
and we'll ask all the kids

if they need to get
anything off their chests.

This way, Daniel won't feel singled out.


Pleasure doing business with you,
Ms. Brewster.



- What's happening?
- Family meeting.

This is where Mom and Dad
pretend to act like adults.

Should I even be here?

Yeah, you're part of this family.

You have to suffer too.

Sometimes it's important
to talk about our feelings.

No judgements.

I'm good.

- Me too.
- Yep.

This is fun!

I've never been to a
family meeting before.

Okay. Everyone's good.

We're gonna keep talking, though.

You know that you guys can
talk to us about anything.


Our door is always open.

Okay, I admit I clicked on that website.
But it was an accident.

I didn't even get a good look.

I'm sorry.

Do you want to talk about it?

God, no.

Okay, best family meeting ever.

FYI, it wasn't an accident.

- So, you good, Daniel?

Yes? Are you guys good?

BOTH: Yep.

Okay, this wasn't about
Diego getting in a fight

or being pervy.

What's up?


If you need my help, you have my number.

We are the parents.
I assure you, we can handle this.

Okay, we opened the door,

but he's still lingering in the lobby.

It's time to bring in the big g*n.

Who are the big g*n?


So you want us to feel him out for you?

Yeah. I'm worried that he's confused

and doesn't know how to express himself.

Is it him that's confused?

Or is it you and Travis
that are confused?


Come on, you're always getting kids

to open up to you at Fenster Hall.

I'm so in.

I wish my parents had
cared enough to be confused

about what I was going through.


- We got this.
- Let's go.




Hey, kiddo.


- And that is a controller.

Hey, I'm really excited that your mom
set up this playdate for us.

Me too.

It's nice spending time
with sophisticated adults.

Wanna play "Star Wars" Legos?


Or we could just hang
out and talk about...

uhh, yeah?

Wow, you... I see you have
the Jakku Quadjumper.

I didn't know you were a connoisseur.

Me either.

I contain multitudes.

If you were a "Star Wars" Lego,

who would you identify as?

I'd be Princess Leia,
'cause I'm old school.

I would be a Commander D'Acy.

She was the first LGBTQ character

in the "Star Wars" universe.

There's not a Lego for her.


Who would you be, Daniel?

Would you be Finn, Poe Dameron, Rey?

Ooh! That's easy.

I'd be Lego Yoda.


What does that mean? Yoda's just Yoda.

Yoda's a Yoda species alien.

Well, there is something
that we found out.

My girlfriend's a nerd.

Well, look.

We gave him an opportunity

to open up and to talk about himself.

But honestly,
if he's feeling any insecurities

about who he is,
he sure does not show it.

I'm still confused.


I was eavesdropping,
and I couldn't take any more.

You guys are making way too
big of a deal out of this.

Daniel wore a sarong.
It's a thing he did.

It doesn't define
him or require a label.

How would you like if
I labeled you guys old?

You do that all the time.

Right, but you don't like it.

Admit it, you need my help.

I have no trouble admitting that.

Okay, what would you do?

Chill out.

Don't push Daniel.

Mom, I know that
you're just trying to help,

but sometimes you can be, uh,

too supportive.

That's not possible.

You threw a party to
celebrate my first period.

Okay. [SIGHS]

I'm gonna sit this one out.

I didn't want you to
feel like it was taboo.

We should celebrate our womanhood.

You invited my entire Girl Scout troop.

Yeah, and I still say you
should've gotten a badge.

[LAUGHS] Hannah's right.

But the good news is,
times have changed.

People are just more open.


Back in the day, I missed my senior prom

because I wasn't allowed
to take my girlfriend.

Oh, honey. I will go
to the prom with you.

All right. But I want the whole deal.

Limo, over-the-top dress, awkward photo.

You two are so hooking up in the limo.





Thanks for having my back.

Hannah told me.

She is terrible at secrets.

It's no big deal.

Yeah, it is.

But you don't have to defend me.

I can look out for myself.

I know. But Luke was being a jerk.

And so was I.

Look, I'm sorry I made fun of you.

- You deserve better.
- It's okay.

I don't let what other
people say bother me.

It's 'cause you're stronger than I am.

I'm also a better basketball player.


I did that on purpose.

Just so you know,

I'm always gonna look out for you.


In your face! [LAUGHS]

What? I'm still your big brother.

♪ Okay, mm-hmm, mm-hmm,
mm-hmm, I got it ♪

I'm also a better dancer than you.


- How do I look?

Our work here is done.



It's like we're twins!

Which one of you wants
me to thank you first

by doing Charlotte's
trademark moonsault on them?

What's a "moonsault"?

I do a backflip off the
couch and crush you.

- You should thank Madison first.
- Oh, no, no, no.

Oh, you know?
A simple "thank you" is fine.

[LAUGHS] How does it feel?

[SIGHS] Something's not right.

Let me try her catchphrase.


Still not feeling it.

But you wanted to be Charlotte Flair

and this look is
totally Charlotte Flair.

I know. It's amazing.

But something's missing.

- Hmm.
- I don't know.


- Do you mind if I borrow this?
- No!

- Gross!
- Ew.


I sense something's troubling you.

Cool outfit.


But it's not really me.

Maybe it's the feathers.

I can't figure out my
new wrestling identity.

Would a cookie help
you find inspiration?

You get me, lady.

Just in time for cookie happy hour.

Look, Mom, we've got to talk.

I heard why Diego got into the fight.

Boy, Hannah cannot keep a secret.

I want you to know
there is nothing wrong

with you wearing a sarong.

I know that.

And it doesn't matter what
anyone else thinks of me.

That's their problem. I'm just being me.

That's it!

Taking a roadie.

Look, I get what you've
been trying to do,

but next time, you don't have
to bring in Aunt Cherie,

stress out with Dad or
have a family meeting.

You can just talk to me.

Why didn't you tell me that everything
we were doing was wrong?

It was kind of fun
watching you guys spin out.

Mm. Glad you were entertained.

You know, Mom, my door is always open.

Well, if you ever want to
talk about gender expression,

gender identity or whatevs...

Did you know everything about yourself

when you were my age?


I still don't know
everything about myself.

Me neither.

I guess some kids do, but I don't.

You be you.

And your dad and I
will love and support you

no matter what.

Mom, you're hugging me a little tight.

Mm, I can't help it.

It's just me being me.




So we still don't know?

- No.

But the important thing is,

he knows that we love
him no matter what.

And we do have some pretty good kids.

You must be doing something right.

Hmm, you helped a little bit.


Izzy asked us all to be here

so she can reveal her
new wrestling identity.

- Hm.
- You guys ready?

ALL: Yeah!

Okay, ring announcer!

"Ladies and gentlemen,

"making her debut appearance in the ring

"at 'WrestleMania:
Living Room of Death,'

behold the amazing"...
okay, do I have to read all this?

- Yes.

"The incredible,
the one, the only, Izzy!"


[SIGHS] Play the entrance music!

Oh, right. Sorry!




That's a lot of fanfare
for jeans and a sweatshirt.

What happened to your costume, honey?

You're looking at it.

I was trying other wrestlers' styles

when all I really
needed was to be myself.

Daniel helped me figure that out.

Glad I could help.

My new wrestling identity is Izzy.

I also have my own catchphrase.

[KISSES] Izzy does it!

Yeah, that's great!

For the main event,

I challenge all of you punks
to a living room cage match.

You're on!

Thanks, but wrestling's not really my...

- Wah!

Kids, stop!

Someone could get hurt.

Okay. Now.

You're going down, Brewster!




- You have to shadow it.
- I love getting

- art classes from you.

Okay. You are right.

It's comfortable.


- That was cool.
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