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The Jem Jam (Part 1)
Season 1, Episode 23
Jem 23 The Jem Jam part 122:49

Jem 23 The Jem Jam part 1

Air date February 8th, 1987
Written by Christy Marx
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The Jem Jam (Part 1) is the 23rd episode of Jem.

Synopsis

The Misfits plot to ruin the "Jem Jam", a benefit concert Jem is planning, by tricking Luna Dark (a Madonna-esque singer) into coming with them, while Krissie must deal with Lena Lerner's (a Tina Turner-like pop star) spoiled son, Dominic (who resembles a young Michael Jackson). Meanwhile, Ba Nee is sure that Randy James, a red-haired drummer, is her father.

This episode also featured other characters based on real life celebrities from the era: Roland Owens, who resembles Stevie Wonder; Ron Cox, who resembles Mick Jagger; and Johnny Deacon, who resembles Bruce Springsteen.

Songs featured

Quotes

Krissie: Hi, Dominic. I'm Krissie.
Dominic: Yeah, I can read.

Techrat: You wanted gimmicks. You got them.

Jem: This is by invitation only.
Pizzazz: So, we invited ourselves.

(As thugs trash the place)
Pizzazz: You sure have some creepy friends, Jem.
Jem: They're no friends of mine.

Pizzazz: What a dumb idea, Eric?
Eric: Everybody is talking about the Jem Jam. But this will grab their attention.
Pizzazz: A bunch of stupid balloons.
Roxy: You've gone soft in the head, Eric!

Ashley: Ba Nee, why'd you run away?
Ba Nee: That lady said my father was here.
Ashley: But you don't have a father.
Ba Nee: I do too! He's an American with red hair. My mother told me so.
Ashley: But that's all you know. That lady was playing a mean trick.
Ba Nee: I will find my father someday. I will.

Jem: You've ruined my party!

Videos

Trivia

  • Aja knows some martial arts. According to the Jem Bible, the style was Aikido.
  • There wasn't a main title as the show opened or any song titles in this episode.
  • Lin-Z asks everyone to rock along with today's music video as she introduces "I Can See Me" and now here's today's special encore music video for "A Father Should Be".
  • Notice as Jem is talking to Randy and Johnny, she almost gives herself away by saying that "Ba Nee is one of my... Jerrica's foster girls."
  • This is the first episode that doesn't feature any songs by Jem and The Holograms and the third for The Misfits.
  • It was Hasbro's idea to give the Starlight Girls their own songs. This was connected to the fact that Hasbro decided to make dolls of these girls, which were originally created by Christy Marx.
  • A whole scene was cut out of this episode, which showed how Clash got into Starlight Music and obtained the information.

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