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

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Christy Marx
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1988   1987   1986   1985  
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Series cast summary:
Samantha Newark ...  Jem / ... 65 episodes, 1985-1988
Cathianne Blore Cathianne Blore ...  Aja Leith / ... 65 episodes, 1985-1988
Cindy McGee Cindy McGee ...  Shana Elmsford / ... 65 episodes, 1985-1988
Britta Phillips ...  Jem 65 episodes, 1985-1988
Ellen Bernfeld Ellen Bernfeld ...  Pizzazz 65 episodes, 1985-1988
Patricia Alice Albrecht Patricia Alice Albrecht ...  Anne / ... 61 episodes, 1985-1988
Samantha Paris ...  Roxanne Pelligrini / ... 61 episodes, 1985-1988
Michael Sheehan ...  Rio Pacheco 54 episodes, 1985-1988
Susan Blu Susan Blu ...  Stormer / ... 50 episodes, 1985-1988
Linda Dangcil Linda Dangcil ...  Carmen Alonso / ... 33 episodes, 1987-1988
Louise Dorsey Louise Dorsey ...  Jetta / ... 30 episodes, 1987-1988
Charlie Adler ...  Eric Raymond / ... 29 episodes, 1985-1988
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 October 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jem and the Holograms See more »

Filming Locations:

Japan

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Runtime:

(1985-1988)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

After M was ditched as the name of Jem, several other names were tested before the final names were decided upon. Jem was Misty, Jerrica was Morgan, Kimber was Aja, Aja was Jade, Stormer was Roxy and Roxy was Ru. See more »

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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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Synergy: Your father hoped you'd be strong.
[pause]
Synergy: But I suppose tough is good enough.
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Jem is truly truly outrageous..whoa Jem is music contagious
24 March 2006 | by espiritlibreSee all my reviews

Jem was the best cartoon ever!!! I loved that fact that Jerrica Benton's Father had created Synergy as a reflection of her mother. Jem loses her mom prior to her mother boarding a plane...they had a misunderstanding earlier... Rio is attracted to JEM, he does not realize that they are the same person. I did the JEM personality test online with the different characters: Jem matched mine, Roxy matched me for the Misfits, and Rapture from the Stingers I still remember the songs...I used to collect them. I had Glitter n Gold Jem, the books (still around somewhere), I got JEM soap and lotion for my 10th birthday. This was more than are cartoon...it was about human relations. I remember I was ''Aaja" for Halloween one year because we could not find a pink wig! IF anyone is interested they do sell DVDs at HMV... They do not make cartoons like this anymore. Every show had at least three songs, and there was continuity in the story line. Though there were three groups: Jem and the Holograms, The Misfits, and The Stingers they all contain qualities one can relate too. Jerrica felt guilt for being angry and she never gets over that, JEM is really and aspect of her but she needs SYNERGY to become her...(she needed that strength from her mother)...there is so much more to say about this show. "Showtime Synergy" www.jemunlimited.com


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