Ponch and Bobby set out to clear a fraternity house that is being blamed for thefts on campus.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Reilly ...
Bruce Penhall ...
Cadet Bruce Nelson
Harlan Arliss (credit only)
Hildy Hopkins
Tina Gayle ...
Dennis Bowen ...
Renzlo T. Johnson II
Mark Anthony Harlington III
Dr. Joyce Brothers (as Dr. Joyce Brothers)


Ponch and Bobby set out to clear a fraternity house that is being blamed for thefts on campus.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery




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13 March 1983 (USA)  »

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Stephen Furst played a similar role as fraternity member Kent 'Flounder' Dorfman in Animal House (1978) and later in the Animal House spin-off Delta House (1979). While the actor was slightly older than most college freshmen at 23 when Animal House was released and 24 when Delta House aired, he was 27 when this aired. While Billy Braver's age was not disclosed, he also appears far too old to be a college student. See more »


If the pathogen is as dangerous as Grossman says it is during the CHP briefing, then it would be one of the deadliest threats ever known. It is unlikely that the federal government would allow anyone other than the Centers for Disease Control or the US military to handle such a pathogen.

Even if a university were allowed to study the pathogen, it would be stored in a much more secure manner than is pictured. The preppy frat brothers steal it from a regular cabinet in a chemistry classroom. It should be locked behind multiple layers of security, and it should be in a real research laboratory, not in a place that normal students have access to every day. See more »

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Rehashed Plot Lines
15 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Some college kids are hanging a banner off a bridge when they cause a major car accident.Ponch and Bobby arrive and send them to Central at the start of this episode entitled,Fun House.

At CHP Central, Getraer smells something and finds the college kids. He finds out that they're members of Delta Delta Tau, his old college fraternity and agrees to look into campus thefts which they're being blamed for.

Across town, Bruce gets a picture from the girl. As the girl walks home, the mysterious woman convinces the girl, Lindsey, to ride with her. A few blocks away, Ponch and Bobby pull over the fraternity in a pathetic van. They pull it over and find three stolen electric typewriters in the back which the DDT's insist they knew nothing about.At Central, Bruce talks to Lindsey's mom and tries to figure out where Lindsey is. Later, Ponch and Bobby are searching the fraternity's house and start to believe they really were set up. Bruce and Kathy go out to the local toy shop, Cartoon Junction, looking for the woman Bruce saw near Lindsey's school. They manage to get a name.

Back at Central, they talk with her doctor, Dr. Joyce Brothers, and find out that she lost a child and kidnapped Lindsey as a replacement. Ponch realizes they might be headed for Mexico and goes after them with some help from the Mexican authorities. Near the Mexican border, Bruce is reunited with Lindsey and gives her a big hug while Ponch chases the kidnapper to a cliff. He manages to convince her not to jump to her death.

On campus, the fraternity are playing tug-of-war. Ponch, Bobby, and Bruce search for the virus canister. When one of the guilty brothers from another frat admits he stole it, they arrest them and go look for the canister. Ponch grabs it just before it would be smashed open.

While most of the plot lines are rehash of previous CHiPs episodes such as saving a kidnapped girl and frat members being involved in a crime,this still manages to be worth the view for it is entertaining and provides some excitement.

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