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You're No Fluke, Jennifer

PermalinkBy Paul Rudoff on Dec. 19, 2010 at 12:00 PM , Categories: Cast & Crew
Actress Jennifer Runyon is best known to Ghostbusters fans as Jennifer, the pretty blonde student Peter was hitting on when he administered the not-so-scientific ESP test at the beginning of the movie. There are a few videos of Jennifer's other works up on YouTube, and I thought I'd assemble them in one place for anyone who may be interested in seeing them.

First up is an in-progress clip of Jennifer being interviewed by Merv Griffin circa 1984/1985. The person being spoken about at the beginning of the clip is her father, the late DJ Jim Runyon.


The interview above was conducted while Jennifer was starring on the Scott Baio television series "Charles In Charge". Jennifer's character, Gwendolyn Pierce ... GWENDOLYN PIERCE!, only appeared in the first season on CBS, which ran from 1984 to 1985. When the series came back in syndication for its second season in 1987, her character was no longer on the show - and neither was the family Charles was originally in charge of! Here's the theme song to Season 1, which is available on DVD and free viewing at Hulu (up to September 18, 2011).


1984 was a very busy year for Jennifer. Besides Charles In Charge, Ghostbusters, and being interviewed by Merv Griffin, she also starred in the feature film Up The Creek alongside Tim Matheson and Stephen Furst (both of Animal House fame). According to IMDB, our very own Frank Welker is also in the film as the voice of Chuck the Wonder Dog. In the movie clip below, Jennifer is featured from 2:22-5:10. Sadly, this film is not on DVD, but the old VHS tape is still available (if you're willing to pay astronomical prices for it).


A few years later, in 1988, Jennifer had a role in the George Burns/Charlie Schlatter body-swap film 18 Again!. Here's a clip of Jennifer dancing with Charlie Schlatter. This film is available on DVD.

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