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Jenna Elfman reveals past as Depeche Mode video star: 'They told me to dance badly!'

May 5, 2014 at 11:37 AM ET

Jenna Elfman is adorable in just about anything she does ... including showing off her moves in a music video for Depeche Mode. 

As the "Growing Up Fisher" actress revealed on TODAY Monday, she had been front and center (and brunette!) for a few scenes in the British band's 1990 video for "Halo," which was directed by Anton Corbijn. 

But there was a surprise once she got on set. "They told me to dance badly," she laughed. "I’d spent my whole life trying to dance well, so that was really hard."

At least she had fun, and went to the band's concert later that year. 

There was another bit of adorableness that recently passed through Elfman's life: the adoption of a puppy by "Fisher's" cast and crew. The pup, a Labrador retriever named Guf (named after the show), will undergo training by the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind in New York. 

Eventually, he'll become a guide dog for a visually impaired person, a nice tie-in to the show, which focuses on a family with a blind patriarch.

The adoption means that the show and NBC will take on a portion of the costs of raising and training little Guf, a price tag that can hit $55,000. More information about the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind (and to donate toward Guf's education) can be found at www.guidedog.org.

"Growing Up Fisher" airs on NBC Tuesdays at 9:30 p.m. (and features its own grown-up Labrador retriever!)


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