Starbright (1): Falling Star

Pizzaz gets her father to buy the studio where Jem and The Holograms are making their movie. Now Eric Raymond is in charge and he makes The Misfits their co-stars. We also find out that Ba'nee is having problems with her eyes and needs surgery. Jem quits the movie to help Ba'nee.

Broadcast date: 05-Jul-1986
Production #: 001
Writer: Christy Marx

NOTE: Songs in This Episode: "Who is He Kissing" - Jem and The Holograms
"Jealousy" - Jem and The Holograms
"Universal Appeal" - The Misfits

Starbright (2): Colliding Stars

After the Holograms quit the movie, they are stuck with awful news. Banee, a Starlight girl, needs an operation or she will go blind. The surgery will cost $250,000 and Jem and the Holograms are forced to go back to the movie. This is easier said then done. The Misfits are ready for the girls with tricks up their sleeves to make the girls lives miserable.

Broadcast date: 12-Jul-1986
Production #: 002
Writer: Christy Marx

NOTE: Songs in this episode:
"Congratulations" - The Misfits
"Show Me the Way" - Jem and the Holograms
"Love is Doin' It" - Jem and the Holograms

Starbright (3): Rising Star

Eric Raymond's movie is a disaster. The Holograms and half of the crew have quit the production and decided to make their own film instead. But will the Misfits try and sabotage this production too? Will Jem and the Holograms get enough money in time to save Ba'nee's eyes?

Broadcast date: 19-Jul-1986
Production #: 003
Writer: Christy Marx

NOTE: Written by Christy Marx The songs in this episode are: "Puttin' It All Together" - Jem and the Holograms
"Welcome to the Jungle" - The Misfits
"People Who Care" - Jem and the Holograms

The World Hunger Shindig

Philanthropist, Miss Sally Brand, throws a huge hunger bash in Huston Astrodome. Jem and the Holograms headline the concert along side with cute British teen idol Sean Harrison. The concert goes into full sing, but only after the Misfits wreak a little havoc with Eric Raymond.

Broadcast date: 26-Jul-1986
Production #: 004
Writer: Mary Skrenes

NOTE: Written by Mary Skrenes The songs in this episode are: "We Can Make a Difference" - Jem and the Holograms
"Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!" - The Misfits
"Share a Little Bit of Yourself" - Jem and the Holograms
/The Misfits

Adventure in China

Jem and the Holograms have been invited by the Chinese government to perform a concert tour that will end at the Great Wall of China. The Misfits come too and are completely upstaged by the huge following their rivals have. Jem has trouble getting through customs because her earrings set off the metal detectors and she refuses to take them off. An ambassador lets her through, but Eric and the Misfits notice her discomfort and decide to make trouble. At the hotel, Jem takes off her earrings to enjoy a mineral bath with her friends, and Roxy sneaks by and snatches them. Jem turns back into Jerrica once Roxy is out of sight, and without their lead singer the Holograms are unable to perform at their first concert. Rio and the Chinese officials are very confused by Jerrica's appearance and Jem's disappearance (neither of which the girls explain very well). The Misfits offer to perform instead; during the concert, Aja notices that Pizzazz, Roxy, and Stormer are each wearing earrings that look like the Jem Star Earrings. The Holograms confront the Misfits and chase them all over the area, but the Misfits toss the earrings out the windows of a train. The girls try as hard as they can to find the earrings, but a jewlery manufacturer has gotten a hold of one pair and made millions of fake copies. Jerrica is about to cancel the concert when she runs into a young girl named Lin who defends herself against a bully who wanted to steal her new good luck charms: a pair of Jem earings. She tells Jerrica to give the earrings to Jem for good luck when she hears that Jem can't perform, and as luck would have it, they turn out to be the real pair. Jem and the Holograms perform as scheduled (much to the Misfits' annoyance). They dedicate a special song to Lin, who receives a new pair of earrings from Jem herself after the concert is over.

Broadcast date: 23-Aug-1986
Production #: 005
Writer: Beth Bornstein

NOTE: The songs in the episode are: "You Can't Catch Me" - The Misfits
"Something is Missing in My Life" - Jem and the Holograms
"Love Unites Us" - Jem and the Holograms

Last Resorts

Jem and the Holograms take a well needed vacation to the Colorado monutains where they meed a friend of movie producer Howard Sands, Rick Franklin, owner of a ski resort. The girls find out that Rick's resort is being threatened by a rival ski resort owned by none other then Eric Raymond. Can Jem and the Holograms beat the Misfits in a Ski race so Rick's resort doesn't close?

Broadcast date: 30-Aug-1986
Production #: 006
Writer: Roger Slifer

NOTE: Songs in this episode:
"You Gotta Be Fast" - The Misfits
"It's Workin' Out/It's Doin' Me In" - Jem and the Holograms
/The Misfits "Love is Here" - Jem and the Holograms

In Stitches

Both Jem and the Holograms and the Misfits have been selected as the rock bands representing America in a rock fashion contest in Italy. The top three designs will be featured in a fashion video. Shana is extremely nervous about this because she is the only amateur designer in the running. A phone call from Roxy makes her feel even more insecure, but her friends rally behind her and she manages to finish some sketches before the band leaves for Venice. Synergy warns Jem of a satellite glitch that may interfere her hologram projections. Zipper robs the band twice while they are in Italy because the Misfits' designer has a toothache and they have no costumes. The first time he mistakes Ashley's designs for Shana's - Ashley has been taking lessons from Shana and stowed away in the Holograms' trunk to see the show. The second time he breaks into the Countess du Voisin's villa and steals the finished costumes. The Holograms go to Eric's villa the night of the fashion show and steal back their outfits, but the Misfits follow and tear the clothes to shreds before riding off in a motor boat. Upon reaching the show, the girls learn that the Misfits had duplicate copies of Shana's designs made (except they are dyed black). Shana designs some new costumes and Synergy projects them on the girls as holograms. A satellite glitch almost prevents them from going onstage, but the band takes a chance and wows the crowd. The Holograms win first place and the Misfits win second, and Ashley and the Countess make sure that Shana gets credit for both sets of designs.

Broadcast date: 06-Sep-1986
Production #: 007
Writer: Mary Skrenes

NOTE: "It Depends on the Mood I'm In" - Jem and the Holograms
"Designing Woman" - The Misfits
"Time is Running Out" - Jem and the Holograms

The Music Awards (1)

The annual Music Awards is fast approaching, and both Jem and the Holograms and the Misfits are vying for the Best New Rock Band Award. Pizzazz convinces her father to buy her a music company so that Eric can promote them before the Awards are voted on - Misfits Music is set up directly across the street from Starlight Music, much to Jerrica's annoyance. She gathers the Holograms for a meeting with Synergy, who offers to enhance their act by creating new costumes and special effects. But the meeting turns dangerous when Techrat, Eric's new gadget man, tests out a jamming device that makes all the electrical appliances in Starlight Mansion go haywire (including Synergy's lasers). Luckily the disturbance stops before anyone gets hurt.

As Jerrica and the others rush off to meet Video's friend Danse, Deirdre complains to the other Starlight Girls that Jerrica never pays attention to them anymore. Ashley scoffs at this, reminding her that Jerrica works hard to support them, but Deirdre insists that Jem would make time for them. Jerrica changes to Jem before reaching Haven House, a home for runaways where Danse serves as a volunteer. Danse asks the Holograms to headline at a special benefit to raise money for Haven House, and they agree. They go back to Starlight Mansion to begin planning the event, and Rio and Jem get into a fight about the new effects she wants to add to the act. Deirdre interrupts them and starts to cry when Jem slams the door in her face. She then decides to run away - when Ba Nee wants to go too, Krissie leaves a note for Jerrica and goes with them to keep them out of trouble.

The girls run away to the Misfits, who call social services and anonymously report that Jerrica is mistreating her Starlight Girls. At Starlight Music, Jem finds out from Lin-Z that the Haven House Benefit is the same night as the Music Awards and that missing the event would hurt her chances to win this prestigious award. She backs out on Danse and goes home only to learn about the runaways. The Holograms search everywhere but there is no trace of them. Feeling guilty for ignoring them, Jem decides to perform at the benefit anyway with the hopes that the girls will hear about it and come home.

Deirdre, Krissie, and Ba Nee are not happy with the Misfits and decide to head off after first watching their concert. But they climb up some scaffolding in order to see the show better, and Krissie, who's afraid of heights, slips and begins to fall off...

Broadcast date: 13-Sep-1986
Production #: 013
Writer: Christy Marx

NOTE: Songs in this episode:
"She Makes an Impression" - Jem and the Holograms
"When It's Only Me and the Music" - Jem and the Holograms
"I am a Giant" - The Misfits

The Music Awards (2)

Before Krissie can fall off the scaffold, she is caught by Danny, another runaway who had climbed up the structure. Danny ran away from an abusive father; at the concert, he was hiding from a thug named Mitch because he had stolen a Misfits ticket from him. Mitch corners Danny and the girls outside and tells Danny he has to pay him back for the ticket (even though Mitch had himself stolen the tickets he was selling). Deirdre, Krissie, and Ba Nee don't want to leave Danny, so they follow the guys back to the bus where Mitch hides out with his pal Ramon. As the kids settle in, the girls begin to realize that they had a pretty great life back at Starlight Mansion.

Everyone is still searching for the girls when a social worker shows up to investigate the complaint against Jerrica. He asks her to produce the girls, but Ashley and Lela cover for her by saying they're passing out fliers for the upcoming benefit. Suspecting that these are actually good people, the social worker gives them until the day of the benefit to produce the missing girls or he'll dismantle the Starlight Foundation and relocate all the other girls.

Meanwhile, the Misfits are advertising like crazy for the Music Awards, even going so far as to disperse fliers by hang-glider. Pizzazz convinces Techrat to let her try out his new laser gun (much to Eric's fury) and uses it to blow up the Jem Billboard on top of Starlight Music. Jerrica relatiates by projecting a hologram that sends Pizzazz into a tailspin (she landed in a pond).

Mitch and Ramon force Danny to shoplift from a radio store, but Krissie convinces him to stop. When the thugs attack the store owner, the cops show up and everyone scatters. Mitch has already made the kids afraid of the cops, and when Danny almost hurts one of them none of the kids want to turn to the police for help. The thugs are caught as the kids escape - they're assessing their options when a friendly waiter gives them a Haven House card. They go to Haven House and meet Danse, who is on her way to the benefit and offers to give them a ride. The girls safely reunite with the Holograms just before the concert starts, and Danny manages to stop Techrat when his new jammer disrupts the concert.

Pizzazz leads Eric and the Misfits into the stadium holding her new award for Best New Rock Group. But she's struck speechless by the Holograms' song and the effect it has on the audience. Like Jem and the Holograms, she's realized there are more important things than awards, and she doesn't even notice when her award slips from her hand and smashes onto the floor.

Broadcast date: 20-Sep-1986
Production #: 014
Writer: Christy Marx

NOTE: Songs in this episode:
"You Oughta See the View" - The Misfits
"Running Like the Wind" - Jem and the Holograms
"Friend or Stanger" - Jem and the Holograms

The Rock Fashion Book

A book publisher hears about Jem and the Holograms winning a fashion show in Venice and signs the group up to make a rock fashion book of Shana's designs. The shoot locations include an aquarium, the Washington Monument, the Grand Canyon, and a shipping port. The Misfits send Clash out to spy on and sabatoge the Holograms' shoot while they try to make their own rock fashion book. Seventeen publishers reject their amateur work, so Pizzazz convinces her father to buy the rights to the Holograms' book. They use their new creative control to make the Holograms look ridiculous, but the photographer has managed to take shots of Clash and the Misfits that prove they were responsible for the shoot's accidents. Mr. Gabor is thunderstruck that his own daughter is trying to satotage him. Howard Sands convinces Mr. Gabor to sell back the book rights so that the Holograms can release a high quality fashion book.

Broadcast date: 27-Sep-1986
Production #: 015
Writer: Richard Merwin

NOTE: Songs in this episode:
"Come On In, the Water's Fine" - Jem and the Holograms
"We're Off and Running" - The Misfits
"We Can Change It" - Jem and the Holograms

Broadway Magic

Bob Merrit begins auditions for his new musical "Broadway Magic" and Jem and The Holograms win the audition with The Misfits being the understudies. Meanwhile, Rio begins to think that Jerrica is hiding something. The Misfits start thinking that Jem must be a crook or a spy since they don't know her real name. Eric Raymond then offers $100,000 to anyone who can reveal Jem's past. The Misfits try to sabatoge opening night by tricking Jem into thinking that Rio wants to meet her at the crown of the Statue of Liberty. The lock her inside and she has to get a ride from one of the workers on their boat. In exchange she will tell him who she really is. When they get to shore, Synergy changes Jem to look just like the worker and scares him off. Jem gets to the theatre just in the nick of time for the opening show. She dispells the questions of her identity by saying she's a regular girl who just likes to keep her private life private.

Broadcast date: 04-Oct-1986
Production #: 016
Writer: Marvin Wolfman

NOTE: Songs in this episode Jem and The Holograms- "Can't Get My Love Together" & "Broadway Magic" The Misfits- "Who is She Anyway?"

In Search of the Stolen Album

Eric hires Zipper to steal Jem And The Holograms album. The Misfits think it would be fun to make Jerrica And The Holograms go on a treasure hunt for their album. Pizzazz gives clues to Jerrica And The Holograms so they can try and find the album.

Broadcast date: 11-Oct-1986
Production #: 017
Writer: Richard Merwin

NOTE: Songs in this episode:
"There's a Melody Playin'" - Jem and the Holograms
"There Ain't Nobody Better" - The Misfits
(the band recorded new lyrics over the Holograms' music)

Hot Time in Hawaii

Jem and the Holograms, as well as The Misfits, are invited to Honolulu, Hawaii to compete in the anuual Battle of the Music Stars. On the flight to Hawaii, Kimber meets Steve who will become the team's coach for the competition. Zipper is the "coach" for The Misfits and he helps them by showing them how to cheat in each event and beat The Holograms at the games. In a final attempt to win, Zipper tricks Kimber and kidnaps her and takes her to a volcano where she must wait to be rescued by Steve and Jem.

Broadcast date: 18-Oct-1986
Production #: 018
Writer: Beth Bornstein

NOTE: Songs in this episode:
"How You Play the Game" - Jem and The Holograms
"We're The Misfits in Hawaii" - The Misfits

The Princess and the Singer

Jem and The Holograms are asked by a princess to visit her country and perform. Kimber and the Princess look exactly alike. Jem and The Holograms mistake the Princess for Kimber. The Princess' aunt is trying to kill the Princess so that she can take over the throne.

Broadcast date: 01-Nov-1986
Production #: 019
Writer: Christy Marx &Ellen Guon

NOTE: The sonngs in this episode are: "Here Comes Trouble" - Jem and the Holograms
"The Queen of Rock 'n' Roll" - The Misfits

Island of Deception

Jem and The Holograms and The Misfits are on a cruise ship when The Misfits decide they don't like that Jem is getting better treatment then they are. They play a practical joke on them that sends them all overboard and drifting in the ocean. When Jem rescues Stormer from drowning, Synergy's signal is disrupted and Stormer sees Jerrica save her life. They all manage to swim to a deserted island and now they have to help each other to survive.

Broadcast date: 08-Nov-1986
Production #: 020
Writer: Mary Skrenes

NOTE: Songs in this episode:
Jem and The Holograms-"Set Your Sails" The Misfits-"It Takes Alot"

Old Meets New

After a concert Jem and The Holograms meet Bobby Bailey a rock 'n roller from the 1950s. Eric is trying to get the building that Bobby is living in torn down.

Broadcast date: 15-Nov-1986
Production #: 021
Writer: Sandy Fries

NOTE: Songs in this episode:
"Rock and Roll is Forever" - Jem and the Holograms
"Jack, Take a Hike" - The Misfits
"Let's Not Forget the Past" - Jem and The Holograms
with Bob Bailey

Intrigue at the Indy 500

When the Starlight Foundation driver is injured, Jem takes his place in the Indy 500.

Broadcast date: 01-Feb-1987
Production #: 022
Writer: Roger Slifer

NOTE: Songs in this episode:
"Coming from Behind" - Jem and the Holograms
"Back in Shape" - Jem and the Holograms
"Ahead of the Game" - The Misfits

The Jem Jam (1)

When Jem announces the "Jem Jam", a concert that features some of the most legendary stars of rock music, the Misfits go to great strides to ruin the engagement.

Broadcast date: 08-Feb-1987
Production #: 023
Writer: Christy Marx

NOTE: Songs in this episode:
"I Can See Me" - Ashley and the Starlights
"A Father Should Be" - Ba Nee

The Jem Jam (2)

One of the Starlight girls (Ba Nee) believes that one of the musicians (a drummer named Randy) in the Jem Jam is her long lost father. To prove it Ba Nee goes to dangerous lengths to test Randy's love for her. Will Ba Nee be eaten by man-eating bears? Whats going on with a new "Gimmick" that Techrat has created?

Broadcast date: 15-Feb-1987
Production #: 024
Writer: Christy Marx

NOTE: Songs in this episode:
"You May Be a Star" - Krissie "Gimme a Gimmick" - The Misfits
"Jam All Night Long" - The Jem Jam Artists

Culture Clash

Jem and the Holograms are in New York to film their new music video. Anthony Julian is the director, and he has chosen Fitzgerald Beck as his art director. But Fitz's artistic style doesn't really mesh well with the Holograms' and the shoot doesn't go well. It doesn't help that the Misfits are around to sabatoge things and that Fitz has a crush on Jem. But as much as he annoys them, Fitz is a nice guy and the Holograms are more than willing to help him discover who has been using his mechanical sculptures as vessels for stolen gems.

Broadcast date: 22-Feb-1987
Production #: 025
Writer: David Wise

NOTE: Songs in this episode:
"I Believe in Happy Endings" - Jem and the Holograms
"Surprise, Surprise" - The Misfits

Glitter and Gold

Diskovery Records is holding it's Glitter-N-Gold contest and will give the Glitter-N-Gold roadster to the group who sells 500,000 records first. Jerrica wants to tell Rio that she really is Jem, but she's afraid of his reaction. Meanwhile, Kimber accidently sets up dates with Jeff and Max Connely for the same time. Just when Jerrica gets the courage to tell Rio, Max and Jeff begin fighting over Kimber and go flying through a window. Rio scolds Kimber for lying and deceiving the two guys and Jerrica becomes angry at Rio for being so harsh. She then realizes she can't tell Rio the truth without losing him. The Glitter-N-Gold contest will begin, but only if Jerrica can deliver the records to the stores on time and she guarantees she can. Eric tries to thwart that plan by offering The Skulls a recording contract if they make sure that Jem's albums don't make it to the stores. That plan only delays the records, but Jerrica and Rio manage to get somemore albums in time for the contest. Eric then begins to pay people to buy the Misfits record to help boost sales, but it has little effect. It all comes down to the last two records and which one the last customer will choose. Who will win?

Broadcast date: 15-Mar-1987
Production #: 026
Writer: Christy Marx

NOTE: Songs in this episode "Glitter and Gold" - Jem and The Holograms
"How Does It Feel?" - The Misfits
"We're Up/You're Down" - Jem and The Holograms & The Misfits



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