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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:

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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

Episode #26, "Glitter and Gold", served as a standalone bridge episode between the first and second seasons made at the request of Hasbro. The episode served to introduce the second edition of the toy line, which had been just released when the episode aired, most noticeably the "Glitter and Gold" Rio and Jem dolls and the "Rock n' Curl" Jem doll and the Glitter and Gold Rockin' Roadster toy car. Many of the characters in this episode wear dresses which were sold as separate alternate fashions for the dolls. Also, the character of Clash, who had had pink hair with a streak of aquamarine up to that point, appears for the first time with purple hair to match the doll. Although Clash would continue to have purple hair for the rest of the series, this is the only episode where she has long, wavy hair like the doll. 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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Synergy: Your father hoped you'd be strong.
[pause]
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Best Cartoon Out Of The Eighties
2 May 2001 | by Thor2000See all my reviews

This show had it all ! Great music, great characters, great stories and and great effects even for a cartoon. I don't know of a real recording manager could have really balanced being a singer, manager, foster mother and a private life, but this series made it look possible. Synergy, the Jem Earrings and the theoretical hologram technology was another thing that made the series a hit as Jerica never realized the full power of what she could do.The female characters did look a bit thin and anorexic, but they were made to look like the dolls the series endorsed. The characters mostly didn't have the animation of the G.I.JOE cartoon, but it more than made up with it with the lively music and cartoon videos. I loved Jem, even probably have dated Jerica or Kimber if they were real. The Misfits were the band you loved to hate. In real life, they might have been accused of using drugs or witchcraft. Eric Raymond was the only character I could live without; his role as the opportunistic and unethical business man became too far-fetched and unlikely as his stereotype became stretched and stretched. Eventually, he made J.R. Ewing look like Tony Nelson as a cowboy. All together, all these characters sometimes seemed like they really existed in another reality along with G.I.JOE and the Marvel and D.C. characters.Unfortunately,the series had reached it's end with the Stingers; their appearance just didn't fit the series. It was a sure sign the series was at an end. The only chance to see this again is the dream of a live-action movie with Jem played by her true-life counterpart, Britta Phillips.


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