Jerrica Benton is secretly the leader of the glamorous and exciting music group, Jem and the Holograms.

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 Jem / ... (65 episodes, 1985-1988)
Cathianne Blore ...
 Aja Leith / ... (65 episodes, 1985-1988)
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 Shana Elmsford / ... (65 episodes, 1985-1988)
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 Jem (65 episodes, 1985-1988)
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 Pizzazz (65 episodes, 1985-1988)
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 Anne / ... (61 episodes, 1985-1988)
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 Roxanne Pelligrini / ... (61 episodes, 1985-1988)
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 Rio Pacheco (54 episodes, 1985-1988)
Susan Blu ...
 Stormer / ... (50 episodes, 1985-1988)
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 Carmen Alonso / ... (33 episodes, 1987-1988)
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 Jetta / ... (30 episodes, 1987-1988)
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 Eric Raymond / ... (29 episodes, 1985-1988)
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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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6 October 1985 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Due to low sales of the toy line in 1987, Hasbro decided not to issue a third edition of it in 1988, although they did make doll prototypes of three new Jem dolls, and of characters introduced in the third season: The Stingers, Astral and Regine, and also a new character not introduced in the cartoon, Graphix. With Hasbro canceling the toy line, the series was also cancelled. Series creator Christy Marx was given the chance to write the final episode, which she wrote as a closing chapter in the series with the Holograms, the Misfits and the Stingers calling a truce. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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[the Misfits have been hang gliding and passing out promotional fliers]
Eric Raymond: Where's Pizzazz?
Tech Rat: She must be testing my new laser.
Eric Raymond: [frightened] You let Pizzazz loose... WITH A LASER?
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They don't make them like they used to..
21 July 2003 | by (Georgia) – See all my reviews

Looking at the trash cartoons they have out nowadays like Pokemon, it makes me really miss this cartoon, and this was probably one of the only cartoons that was made especially for girls! And it was really good and Jem was such a great role model. The songs and the outfits were great! It got a little outrageous at times, (Jem actually won the Indy 500 once!), but hey since Barbie could do every career so why not Jem? I miss this show, it was truly a classic and I'm hoping for either reruns or maybe DVDs one day in the near future


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