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Season 1 1985

  • 1985-10-06T05:00:00+01:00 on USA Network
  • 7 mins
  • 35 mins
  • United States
  • English
  • Animation, Fantasy, Science Fiction

This fabulous 80's cartoon was every little girls dream come true. Jerrica Benton's father has left her a very special gift. It's Synergy, a holographic projection system that can create illusions of anything, anywhere, anytime. Jerrica uses Synergy to create Jem, her alter ego and the lead singer of Jem and The Holograms to save her father's company: Starlight Music. This popular cartoon series chronicles this band's adventures as well as their arch rivals The Misfits and their friends The Stingers. The music of these three groups is definately the highlight of the show. Jem is a "truly outrageous" cartoon with a message of love, friendship, ambition, and rock-n-roll.

5 episodes

1x01 The Beginning

  • Series Premiere

    1985-10-06T05:00:00+01:00 — 7 mins

After the death of her father Emmett Benton, Jerrica Benton inherits Starlight House (a foster home for girls) and half of the music company Starlight Music. Unfortunately Starlight House is falling apart, so Jerrica follows the advice of her housekeeper Mrs. Bailey and goes to get money to fix the house from Starlight Music. But when Jerrica arrives she finds that her father's office has been completely taken over by Eric Raymond. He was Emmett's business partner and inherited the other half of the music company - while polite to Jerrica, he soon makes it clear that he thinks she's too young to be co-CEO. Eric has big plans to make Starlight Music a huge success, so he hires his own band: Pizzazz, Roxy, and Stormer, a.k.a. the Misfits. The girls are wild and out of control and their music is rough, tough, and cutting edge. On top of that they are completely rude to Jerrica (who calls them trash). Eric tells Jerrica that Starlight Music will be holding a Battle of the Bands in th

1x02 Disaster [aka Set Backs]

  • 1985-10-27T04:00:00+00:00 — 7 mins

Jerrica, Aja, Kimber, Shana and the Starlight Girls escape from the burning house. The house is burned to the ground. The girls loose everthing. So Jem asks Howard Sands the movie producer if they can move into the mansion he is offering as a prize for the Battle Of The Bands Concert. Jem And The Holograms are invited by the Countess to a party that she is having on her yacht. The Misfits crash the party and the Misfits sneak into the control room. Pizzazz starts messing around with the controls which causes the yacht to head straight for a ship. Jem is thrown over the side and the episodes ends with Jem hanging on the side of the yacht. This synopsis was done by astro_smurf.

1x03 Kimber's Rebellion

  • 1985-11-17T05:00:00+00:00 — 7 mins

The Holograms head to Paris to shoot their first video, "Twilight in Paris". Kimber is jealous of all the attention Jem gets in the video shoot. Eric offers Kimber a solo contract. Kimber declines, but later feels unappreciated and decides to leave the Holograms. The Holograms go to Kimber's favorite radio station and express their appreciation for her. Fortunately, she hears them, and the band makes up. Meanwhile, Ashley, one of the Starlight girls, grows angry with Jerrica and the Holograms and makes friends with the Misfits.

1x04 Frame Up

  • 1985-12-08T05:00:00+00:00 — 7 mins

Rio gets Jem to safety before she gets crushed and takes her to Lin-Z's dressing room to recover while the Holograms finish the interview. The Holograms arrive at the dressing room just as Jem and Rio are kissing - flustered, Rio leaves. Jem worries that if she tells Rio the truth now he'll think she was deliberately manipulating and humiliating him. A few days later Mrs. Bailey tells Jerrica about how Ashley's been running off without telling anyone where she's gone. Jerrica tries to talk to Ashley but is interrupted by a Las Vegas casino owner who wants to make a deal with her. Jerrica signs the Holograms to be headliners at a show at his place, not knowing until afterwards that the Misfits are the opening act. The Misfits are also outraged when they find out, but Pizzazz decides to use Ashley to help them manuever into becoming the main act. Ashley lures Aja out of the casino and into the storage compartment of a bus heading for New York. Roxy and Stomer lock her in as Pizzazz

1x05 Battle of the Bands

  • 1985-12-29T05:00:00+00:00 — 7 mins

Malone runs from the explosion while Synergy calls to Jerrica that there is an intruder at the Drive-In. Aja catches up to Malone while Synergy disguises the Rockin' Roadster; she tails Malone to a one hour photo and then to Starlight Music. Realizing that Eric will want to take Synergy and exploit her for his own purposes, the girls rent a moving van and head back to the Starlight Drive-In. They are surprised to see Synergy in a heap on the floor, but it turns out it was just a hologram she projected to scare Malone off. Jerrica, Kimber, Aja, and Shana proceed to take her apart. Meanwhile, Malone shows Eric the pictures and offers the theory that, since Jem entered the room and Jerrica left it, the two of them are the same person. Eric doesn't believe it since he's seen the two of them together before, but he does believe that the computer is important to the Holograms' act. He hires Zipper and another thug to come with him to the Drive-In and steal Synergy, but Jerrica and the