Jerrica Benton is secretly the leader of the glamorous and exciting music group, Jem and the Holograms.
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Series cast summary:
 Jem / ... (65 episodes, 1985-1988)
Cathianne Blore ...
 Aja Leith / ... (65 episodes, 1985-1988)
Cindy McGee ...
 Shana Elmsford / ... (65 episodes, 1985-1988)
 Jem (65 episodes, 1985-1988)
Ellen Bernfeld ...
 Pizzazz (65 episodes, 1985-1988)
Patricia Alice Albrecht ...
 Anne / ... (61 episodes, 1985-1988)
Bobbie Block ...
 Roxanne Pelligrini / ... (61 episodes, 1985-1988)
 Rio Pacheco (54 episodes, 1985-1988)
Susan Blu ...
 Stormer / ... (50 episodes, 1985-1988)
Linda Dangcil ...
 Carmen Alonso / ... (33 episodes, 1987-1988)
Louise Dorsey ...
 Jetta / ... (30 episodes, 1987-1988)
 Eric Raymond / ... (29 episodes, 1985-1988)


Jerrica Benton is the owner of Starlight Music and the Starlight Foundation, which is a foster home for young girls. But by using her earrings to project a holographic image over herself, she is transformed into her alter ego Jem, the lead singer for the successful music group, Jem and the Holograms. Other members of the group are Jerrica's sensitive little sister Kimber, the strong-willed Aja, and the creative Shana. The group's rivals are The Misfits, made up of the cold-hearted Pizzazz, the tough-acting Roxy, and the humble Stormer. Jem and her friends are always involved in glamorous and exciting adventures around the world, while touching people's hearts with their hit songs. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

6 October 1985 (USA)  »

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In one scene where people are watching several television screens, you can see a news report of an attack by the Inhumanoids (who were monsters from a show of the same name, InHumanoids (1986), also produced by Sunbow). See more »


In the episode "In search of the stolen album", Jem and the Holograms get a ransom note. The first line quite obviously reads "In search of good times," but the girls read out loud and then repeat "In search of good tunes." See more »


Eric Raymond: Pizzaz! Wait! Don't slam the...
[Pizzaz slams the door and plaster falls from Eric's office ceiling on to his head.]
Eric Raymond: Door.
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An animated show with positive moral messages--(gasp! shock! horror!)
9 June 2004 | by (Ventura) – See all my reviews

I saw Jem for the first time on video last night and could not believe all the positive messages it contained. Kids need more of this now more than ever. Also, I really enjoyed the artistic animation it contained. Favorite episode was when Jem and her friend Dance sacrificed a major award to help lost abused runaways. It was nice to see such morality existing such artistic, creative, and beautiful 80's Bohemian women at the same time. This is a show that is good for the whole family. Hope that it comes back to be viewed for today's kids. Recommended for the entire family. Also, recommended to teach kids values they need for today unlike all the "South Park" or "Beavis and Butthead" trash that's out there today. Go ahead and see it for yourself!! (I'm such a kid at heart!!)

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