|Originally, Jem was broadcast in 6-7 minute segments,
on a program called Super Saturday & Super Sunday (I'm guessing they
would air the same show both days), alongside "Bigfoot & The Muscle
Machines", "Robotix", and Inhumanoids". Here are the titles for those
1: THE BEGINNING
2: THE CHALLENGE
4: NOWHERE TO GO
5: THE MANSION
6: THE YACHT
7: THE VIDEO CLIP
10: THE SPARKS FLY
11: THE ROBBERY
12: THE DETECTIVE
15: THE BIG CONTEST
These clips were later compiled into Truly Outrageous! (The Jem movie, approx 90 minutes), as well as being spliced together into episodes for five regular 22 minute cartoons. There were some different music cues and a few new scenes added to the clips to get to the correct running time for each episode, as well some animation (videos particularly) was recut a little. Aside from the title cards not being shown, I'm not certain if there are any differences between the 7 minute clips and what became the Truly Outrageous movie.
Please note: the following episode descriptions contain spoilers, so read at your own risk!
the early beginnings of Jem and the Holograms. After the death of
their father, Kimber and Jerrica are having problems looking after their
house for foster girls as well as managing Starlight Music. Then
they are introduced to Synergy, a holographic computer created by their
late father, who is able to create "Jem," an alter ego for Jerrica to front
a rock and roll band. At Starlight Music, Jerrica discovers her father's
protégé, Eric Raymond has pretty much taken over and plans
to market a bad-girl group called The Misfits.
Originally aired 06-Oct-1985
"The Beginning" Character Wardrobe
|Disaster (aka "Set
Backs") After a fire claims the old Starlight
House for Foster girls, Jerrica and company ask millionaire Howard Sands
if they can use his mansion (a prize in the battle of the bands contest)
while they look for new lodgings. Eric then hires Zipper to place
a bomb in the building while the Misfits con their way onto the grounds.
Later Jem and friends are invited on a luxury cruise by the Countess Du
Voisin, which gets crashed by the Misfits, again nearly causing mass loss
of life by their taking over of the boats controls.
Originally aired 27-Oct-1985
"Disaster" Character Wardrobe
beings to feel envious of her sister's fame while they are shooting a video
in Paris. When Lin-Z asks for an interview with just Jem, Kimber
quits the band and vows to go solo. Eric tries to prey on this weakness.
Originally aired 17-Nov-1985
"Kimber's Rebellion" Character Wardrobe
|Frame Up: The
Misfits and Jem are on a double bill in Las Vegas for a benefit concert.
In an attempt to get rid of Jem in order to be the main act, Eric and the
Misfits frame Jem for stealing the charity's money.
Originally aired 08-Dec-1985
"Frame Up" Character Wardrobe
of the Bands: The day has finally come
for the Battle of the Bands. Eric kidnaps Ashley and forces the girls
to miss the concert "or little Ashley pays the price."
Originally aired 29-Dec-1985
The Battle of the Bands Character Wardrobe
Part 1: Falling Star: Jem and the Holograms
begin production on the movie contract they won through the Battle of the
Bands contest. The set is of course plagued by the presence of the
Misfits who have bought the rights to the movie through Pizzazz's rich
Originally aired 05-Jul-1986
"Falling Star" Character Wardrobe
Part 2: Colliding Stars: Still under the
Misfits' control (with Eric Raymond acting as director) Jem and the Holograms
have taken about all they can of their abuse. Unfortunately, Banee,
one of the Starlight foster girls is losing her sight and needs $250,000
for an operation to save her sight which forces the girls to either put
up with it or Banee will never see again. Kimber begins her romance
with Jeff Wright, the stuntman, after being spurned by the male star of
Originally aired 12-Jul-1986
"Colliding Stars" Character Wardrobe
Part 3: Rising Star: Jem and the rest
of the crew on the "Misfits" movie leave to join up with Jem on her charity
project movie, "Starbright" in order to raise money for Banee's eye operation.
Originally aired 19-Jul-1986
Rising Star Character Wardrobe
|The World Hunger
Shindig: In the style of "Live-Aid" and
such concerts, Jem and the Holograms travel to Texas to raise money for
starving people in Africa. Kimber begins her romance with Shawn Harrison.
Originally aired 26-Jul-1986
"The World Hunger Shindig" Character Wardrobe
|Adventure in China:
steals Jerrica's Jemstar earrings while the two bands are in China for
a concert tour. The Misfits realize the earrings importance (only
vaguely, they never bother trying to steal them again!) and have several
counterfeits made in order to confuse the Holograms' search efforts.
Originally aired 23-Aug-1986
"Adventure in China" Character Wardrobe
|Last Resorts; Eric
sabotages a ski resort where Jem and the Holograms happen to be vacationing.
The girls realize that Eric's motive is to get the owner to sell, so they
offer to play a benefit performance to save the ski resort.
Originally aired 30-Aug-1986
Last Resorts Character Wardrobe
|In Stitches: Shana
and the Misfits' hotshot designer are chosen to represent America in a
world rock fashion contest held in Venice. The Misfits repeatedly
steal Shana's work and attempt to undermine her confidence as a designer.
Originally aired 06-Sep-1986
"In Stitches" Character Wardrobe
Awards Pt. 1; Jem must chose between playing
the Music Awards (i.e.; The Grammys) or a benefit for a house for runaways.
Danse & Techrat are introduced. Krissie, Banee and Deidre run
Originally aired 13-Sep-1986
"The Music Awards Pt. 1" Character Wardrobe
Awards Pt. 2 Jerrica is in trouble as
Pizzazz informs a child service agency that three of the Starlight girls
have run away. Jem and the Holograms chose to play for the benefit
for runaways, while the Misfits will win by default at the awards ceremony.
Originally aired 20-Sep-1986
"The Music Awards Pt. 2" Character Wardrobe
|The Rock Fashion
Book Jem and the Holograms make a Rock
Fashion book, spurring the Misfits to compete with their own book.
When the Misfits' book fails, they buy out the rights to Jem's book and
try to sabotage the project.
Originally aired 27-Sep-1986
"The Rock Fashion Book" Character Wardrobe
The Misfits and Jem compete for roles in a Broadway musical. While
the bands are in New York, Eric offers $100,000 to anyone who can tell
him who Jem really is.
Originally aired 04-Oct-1986
"Broadway Magic" Character Wardrobe
of the Stolen Album: The Misfits get their
hands on a Holograms demo tape and record their own vocals over the track.
(This episode is interesting, as both groups sing to the same song in their
own styles). The Misfits set up a treasure hunt for the Holograms
to find their tape before they release it as their own song.
Originally aired 11-Oct-1986
In Search of the Stolen Album Character Wardrobe
|Hot Time in Hawaii:
The Misfits and Jem and the Holograms are invited to participate in a "music
stars"-type Olympics in Hawaii. The Misfits hone the "fine art of
cheating" thanks to Zipper, while the Holograms practise, practise, practise.
Originally aired 18-Oct-1986
"Hot Time in Hawaii" Character Wardrobe
and the Singer: Jem and the Holograms
are flown to "Morvania", a country under the reign of a young princess
Adriana, who happens to be the splitting image of Kimber. When Adriana's
cousin attempts to take over the monarchy and holds Kimber as ransom, the
Misfits are all-too-willing to help her.
Originally aired 01-Nov-1986
The Princess and the Singer Character Wardrobe
|Island of Deception:
a cruise, the Misfits and Holograms are accidentally pitched overboard
in the South Seas. They end up on a deserted tropical island where
they must learn to survive together.
Originally aired 08-Nov-1986
"Island of Deception" Character Wardrobe
|Old Meets New: Jem
and the Holograms record a cover of an old '50's rock song written by Bobby
Bailey, one of the pioneers of rock. They start out disliking each
other but soon realize they have much in common, especially when Eric Raymond
and co. try to tear down the historic building where Bailey and his group
recorded his ground breaking "rock n' roll" music so long ago.
Originally aired 15-Nov-1986
"Old Meets New" Character Wardrobe
at the Indy 500: Starlight Music sponsors
a car in the Indy-500. Eric gets himself involved in some mafia-tinged
gambling on the race and sabotages the car, injuring the driver. So Jem
decides she will be the driver in the Indy 500. Pizzazz can't have this
and joins in the race herself.
Originally aired 01-Feb-1987
"Intrigue at the Indy 500" Character Wardrobe
|The Jem Jam
Part 1: Jem gets a bunch of 80's celebrities
together to jam with her, though the episodes focus mainly on the Starlight
Girls, in particular Banee, who believes that Johnny Deacon (aka Bruce
Springsteen)'s drummer is her long lost father.
Originally aired 08-Feb-1987
"The Jem Jam, Part 1" Character Wardrobe
|The Jem Jam
Part 2: The Misfits won't be upstaged
and get Tech-Rat to create a "gimmick" (i.e., a UFO type stage) to show
off during the Jem Jam. Also, Krissie must learn to cope with Lina
Lerner's (Tina Turner's) son's arrogance.
Originally aired 15-Feb-1987
"The Jem Jam, Part 2" Character Wardrobe
|Culture Clash: Video
and Anthony Julian recommend a video artist named Fitzgerald Beck to direct
the next Jem and the Holograms video. The artist is subsequently
framed for diamond smuggling when his sculptures explode the evidence on-stage.
Originally aired 22-Feb-1987
"Culture Clash" Character Wardrobe
|Glitter And Gold:
and the Holograms' popularity is waning, so they reinvent themselves with
a "Glitter N' Gold" look. Soon they are in a competition with the
Misfits to be the first to sell 500,000 records in order to win the "Glitter
N' Gold Roadster."
Originally aired 15-Mar-1987
"Glitter and Gold" Character Wardrobe
Talent Search Part 1: Shana gets once-in-a-lifetime
opportunity to work for a famous television actress as her personal designer.
Since there is no way she can take the job and play for the Holograms,
a new drummer must be found to replace her. As well, the Misfits
get their own new member, Jetta. Raya and Craig are introduced in
Originally aired 21-Sep-1987
"The Talent Search Part One" Character Wardrobe
Talent Search Part 2: Shana begins to
realize how crappy her new job is and wants back into the Holograms.
But it's already been narrowed down to Raya and Craig, who also happens
to be Stormer's brother, as well as dating Aja!
Originally aired 22-Sep-1987
"The Talent Search Part Two" Character Wardrobe
Misfits get their hands on Kimber's diary, and try to destroy her with
Originally aired 23-Sep-1987
"Scandal" Character Wardrobe
|One Jem Too Many:
poses as Jem at public appearances, acting extremely rude and hostile,
giving the press a heyday.
Originally aired 24-Sep-1987
"One Jem Too Many" Character Wardrobe
|The Bands Break
Up: Kimber and Stormer are both coincidentally
fed up with their respective bands one night and end up in the same bar
together where they are called on stage to play. When they find they
play well together, they form their own band away from both the Holograms
and the Misfits, who can't perform without their respective main songwriters
and are dealing with the friendship none-too-lightly.
Originally aired 28-Sep-1987
"The Bands Break Up" Character Wardrobe
|The Fan: An
extremely wealthy fan of Jem's hires the Misfits to find out Jem's true
identity. The plan involves creating an entire scale set of the Starlight
mansion, as well as actors to portray all of Jem's friends. Jem fears
she is losing her mind, the last straw is when Jerrica walks in the room...
Originally aired 29-Sep-1987
"The Fan" Character Wardrobe
|Father's Day: Kimber
begins to realize how much she misses her late father and starts to get
angry at her band members when they ask her to write music for Video's
Father's Day video. They take her to a retreat for a day of horseback riding
to inspire her, where she is injured and helped by Pizzazz's father, Harvey
Gabor. Meanwhile the Misfits are "enjoying" small town life in Clash's
hometown of Mulberry.
Originally aired 01-Oct-1987
"Father's Day" Character Wardrobe
|The Treasure Hunt:
and her foster girls compete with Pizzazz and some street children in a
literary-themed treasure hunt.
Originally aired 05-Oct-1987
"The Treasure Hunt" Character Wardrobe
|Aztec Enchantment: Jem
and the Holograms want to be the first to film a video at an ancient Aztec
archaeological site, which irks the archaeologist working their who claims
the publicity will cause the site to become a tourist attraction. They
also meet Paco, a Mexican boy who longs to come to America with them.
Originally aired 07-Oct-1987
"Aztec Enchantment" Character Wardrobe
|Music is Magic: Jem
and the Holograms and the Misfits are chosen to play at a Magic show (the
first of 2 times this has happened). One by one members of the bands
mysteriously disappear, causing the Misfits and Holograms as well as the
magicians to have to work together to find out what is going on.
Originally aired 14-Oct-1987
"Music is Magic" Character Wardrobe
|The Jazz Player: Jem
and the Holograms attempt to get an old swing group, "The Taps Tucker"
band back together for a record deal.
Originally aired 15-Oct-1987
"The Jazz Player" Character Wardrobe
Jem and the Misfits compete to make a video that expresses good will and
other sugary sentiments. In the process, Danse breaks her leg and must
go through rigorous physical therapy in order to dance again.
Originally aired 19-Oct-1987
"Danse Time" Character Wardrobe
|Roxy Rumbles: Roxy
quits the Misfits because they tease her about her about being illiterate.
She stumbles upon a million-dollar lottery ticket, and heads back home
to Philadelphia to show off to everyone that she "made it". She puts
on a street festival that runs amok and takes away the publicity from Jem's
out Illiteracy concert.
Originally aired 20-Oct-1987
"Roxy Rumbles" Character Wardrobe
|Alone Again; A
new foster girl is brought to Starlight House. She is very talented
at guitar and Jem and the Holograms try to bring her out of her shell by
offering her the chance to play live with them. Laura is stressed
by this and turns to pills given to her by a pusher at school. Basically
your "say no to drugs" cartoon.
Originally aired 23-Oct-1987
"Alone Again" Character Wardrobe
old friend of Kimber's asks her for help to get the radio station where
he works back on the air. The Holograms agree of course and the station
decides to call itself KJEM in their honour. Eric, who has a conflicting
business deal gets the Misfits to pirate a radio broadcast over KJEM's.
Originally aired 29-Oct-1987
"KJem" Character Wardrobe
|Trick or Techrat: An
old theatre downtown is facing the wrecking ball, thanks to Eric.
Jem and friends of course offer to play a benefit concert to help raise
money to save the theatre. Eric realizes that the owner won't leave
and hires Tech Rat to make it appear to be haunted.
Originally aired 30-Oct-1987
"Trick or Techrat" Character Wardrobe
Dilemma: A wanted criminal is gathering
up all of America's treasures (Lincoln's cane, etc.), the top of his list
being the President of the United States himself. Jem, who happens
to be in the nation's capitol for a performance has to come to his rescue.
Originally aired 02-Nov-1987
"The Presidential Dilemma" Character Wardrobe
|Rock N' Roll Express:
and the Holograms do a concert all across America, via the railroad and
manage to foil a train robber in the process.
Originally aired 03-Nov-1987
"Rock N' Roll Express" Character Wardrobe
|The Mardi Gras;
Jem and the Holograms are chosen to wear some special jewellery at a Mardi
Gras parade. Of course the Misfits want in. Shana is of special
interest here because of her more than passing resemblance to a long-dead
famous pirate's (Jean Lafitte) forbidden love.
Originally aired 04-Nov-1987
"The Mardi Gras" Character Wardrobe
|The Middle of
Nowhere: An Inuit friend of Banee's invites
the group to Alaska to stay for a few days. Eric wants to buy the
family's land to build a record making facility, depriving sea lions of
their mating grounds.
Originally aired 05-Nov-1987
"The Middle of Nowhere" Character Wardrobe
of the less believable Jem episodes, the girls go to a Renaissance fair
(I assume?) where they basically play out a Robin Hood story, Danse playing
the part of Maid Marion and Robin Goodfellow playing the part of Robin
Originally aired 16-Nov-1987
"Renaissance Woman" Character Wardrobe
|Journey to Shangri-La;
a trip in Tibet, Roxy and Pizzazz get very sick from some poisoned thorns
(after helping a local girl out of them!) and Jem and the Holograms must
find the mythical "Shangri-La" in order to get the antidote for their sickness.
Meanwhile, a Yeti lurks around in the background as if it's totally normal
somehow. And seems to develop some sort of attraction to Pizzazz...
Originally aired 24-Nov-1987
"Journey To Shangri-La" Character Wardrobe
Time: This is probably the most unbelievable
Jem episode, where Techrat invents a time machine that sends the Holograms
back in time. They manage to meet Mozart, Glenn Miller, and Jimi
Hendrix in their travels.
Originally aired 24-Nov-1987
"Journey Through Time" Character Wardrobe
two bands are in England for various reasons. The Holograms meet
a friend of Craig's who is next in line for a royal title. By sheer
coincidence, Jetta is trying to convince Pizzazz to buy up all of the estate
before Craig's friend can claim the inheritance.
Originally aired 07-Jan-1988
Britrock Character Wardrobe
|Out of the Past:
discovery of their father's diary leads Kimber and Jerrica to decide to
put out a retrospective of their mother's music. Eric has the master
tapes though, and demands $1M ransom for them.
Originally aired 08-Jan-1988
Out of the Past Character Wardrobe
Jem Part 1: "For Your Consideration..."
is nominated for an Oscar, and one of her running mates slags her in the
press for not being a trained actress. Kimber becomes heavily involved
with both Sean Harrison and her old boyfriend Jeff the stuntman.
Originally aired 11-Jan-1988
Hollywood Jem Part 1 Character Wardrobe
Jem Part 2: "And the Winner Is..."
has proposed to Kimber and she accepts. But then Sean proposes (via
Rio) and she calls off the wedding. Jem attends the Oscars.
Originally aired 12-Jan-1988
Hollywood Jem Part 2 Character Wardrobe
|The Stingers Hit
Town Part 1: A new band, the Stingers,
is introduced. They are wildly popular in Europe and are looking
for an American record deal. Eric and Jerrica both go to their performance
and offer them contracts on the spot, due mostly to Riot's mysterious magnetism.
The Stingers exploit both of their hosts to see who will give them the
Originally aired 02-Feb-1988
Stingers Hit Town Part 1 Character Wardrobe
|The Stingers Hit
Town Part 2: The Stingers have decided
to stay at Starlight House when Riot finds out Jem (who he is now enamoured
with) also lives there. So the love triangle (Rio, Jem, Jerrica)
gets a new member, Riot.
Originally aired 03-Feb-1988
Stingers Hit Town Part 2 Character Wardrobe
|Video Wars Video
must create a new video for Jem and the Holograms. Her cousin, Clash,
infiltrates the gang while disguised as a film student and films Jem and
co. at their worst moments in order to try to make a terrible video to
be shown in the place of Video's video live on Lin-Z's television premiere.
Originally aired 04-Feb-1988
Video Wars Character Wardrobe
the Rock Promoter: Jem stars as Beauty in a new wave version
of Beauty and the Beast. She gets really into the role and nearly
has a breakdown because of it. Rio becomes jealous of "The Beast."
The Misfits are the understudies and try to wreck the production to be
Originally aired 05-Feb-1988
Beauty and the Rock Promoter Character Wardrobe
goes back to Czechoslovakia to try to find her mother. In the process
she meets another dancer whom she falls in love with. (this is guy
#3 for her!)
Originally aired 08-Feb-1988
Homeland, Heartland Character Wardrobe
Night's Madness While on tour in Greece,
Jerrica gets fed up with Rio and creates a new personality for herself.
Rapture attempts to bilk the townspeople out of their money by posing as
an oracle. This episode has love triangles all over the place!
Originally aired 09-Feb-1988
Midsummer Night's Madness Character Wardrobe
|The Day the
Music Died Jerrica agrees to "get away
from it all" at the spur of the moment with Riot after a particularly stressful
day. They subsequently get stranded on a tropical island together.
In Jerrica's absence, Pizzazz and co. take over both the Holograms and
the Stingers to create a supergroup Misfits. This is a particularly
interesting episode as it's the only one narrated by characters in the
story as it goes along.
Originally aired 11-Feb-1988
The Day the Music Died Character Wardrobe
||That Old Houdini
Magic Jem and the Holograms and the Stingers
play at a Magic themed benefit. Rapture manages to convince the main
benefactor that she is the incarnation of Houdini, and Astral (new character)
must debunk her.
Originally aired 15-Feb-1988
That Old Houdini Magic Character Wardrobe
the Heart [aka Your 15 Minutes Are Up]: Introduces
a new character, Regine Césaire, a young fashion designer employed
by Countess Du Voisin. The Holograms aren't very thrilled at first with
her designs so she leaves them for the glitz of the Stingers.
Originally aired 17-Feb-1988
Straight From the Heart Character Wardrobe
|A Change of Heart
Minx has a change of heart when Rio saves her life, promising to be good
and helpful instead of self centred.
Originally aired 18-Feb-1988
Change of Heart Character Wardrobe
|Riot's Hope A
flashback episode of sorts, Jem tries to get Riot back together with his
estranged father for the sake of his mother's life. We are shown
Riot's past and the formation of the Stingers in this episode.
Originally aired 22-Feb-1988
Riot's Hope Character Wardrobe
|A Father Should
Be... The last Jem episode! Banee
becomes more and more obsessed with finding her father, so Jerrica and
the Holograms seriously start looking for him. They have a breakthrough
because Riot's father was in the army and has access to military files
(They knew Banee's father was in Vietnam). They narrow it down to
two men fitting the description, one of whom has amnesia and the other
Originally aired 02-May-1988
A Father Should Be... Character Wardrobe
|This is the very last shot from the Jem television series, Jem waving "farewell, but not forever." Though not really an "ending" episode per sé, (there are some loose ends despite the Misfits-Holograms truce) Christy Marx, the head writer for the show and of this episode, knew that this was the end and did write a conclusion of sorts.|
Listed A-Z, mostly going by first names (Aja would be in A, not L for Leith). It is not complete yet. Please note: the following links contain spoilers, so read at your own risk!