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#4044-A, B and C (original three part mini-series, also combined three by three into full episodes)
#4046 (with some edits and released on VHS as a movie)
#5205-11 (with long added scenes and extended music videos)
Frame Up
Written by Christy Marx

The Misfits have agreed to be the warm up act for Jem and the Holograms for their concert in Las Vegas, but only because they plan to become the main act. They invite their new little friend Ashley along to help them.

Jem/Jerrica and the Holograms, The Misfits, Synergy, Rio, Eric, Lin-Z, Danielle, Mrs. Bailey, Starlight Girls (Ashley), Zipper, Dirk Hayes, detective, Malone private detective.

Focus on:
Ashley, Aja, Stormer.

Locations & vehicles:
VTV, Starlight Mansion, Dirk Hayes' car, Misfits hangout place, airplane, Las Vegas, casino in Las Vegas, bus, motorcycle, Rockin' Roadster, Starlight Music, Fashion runway, Malone's car, Starlight Drive-In.

First appearance of:

"Deception" Jem and the Holograms
"Too Close For Comfort" Jem and the Holograms
"Truly Outrageous" Jem and the Holograms

Part of Songs:
Too Close For Comfort" by Jem and the Holograms (depends on the version).

"I Got My Eye On You" by Jem and the Holograms. "Click/Clash" Jem and the Holograms / The Misfits. "Too Close For Comfort" by Jem and the Holograms (depends on the version).

Drama, Romance, Action, Humor, Adventure.

Original airdate:
8 December 1985, 15 December 1985, 22 December 1985.

USA: Aired on TV. Released on VHS. Released on DVD.
Italy: Aired on TV. Released on DVD. The episode title was "Volano Le Scintille" (Flying sparks).
France: Aired on TV. Released on DVD. The episode title was "Las Vegas" (Las Vegas).
Holland: Aired on TV. Released on DVD.
Sweden: Released on VHS. Released on DVD.
Denmark: Released on VHS.
Finland: Released on VHS.
Venezuela: Aired on TV. Released on VHS. The episode title was "La Conspiración" (Conspiracy).
UK: Aired on TV. Released on VHS. Released on DVD.
Australia: Released on DVD.

Behind the scenes:
After Danielle s fashion show, when Jem and the Holograms return to Starlight Drive-in, Jem stands in front of Synergy before changing back to Jerrica. The pose we see Jem stand in wearing the outfit Sophisticaed Lady, is the exact pose of the model cel, meaning the animators made things easy for themselves.

This episode was made in several different versions. Originally it consisted of three segments, which were later put togheter to form this episode. The titles of the three segments were 10: The Sparks Fly!, 11: The Robbery, and 12: The Detective. It then had retakes made, including extended scenes. Read more about the different versions of the material in this episode on Retakes.

Jem and Rio kiss again, but they're caught by the Holograms, and Rio is embarassed. Something he doesn't seem to be so much in later episodes.

There is a big harp in Starlight Mansion.

Pizzazz considers herself the most intelligent one of the Misfits.

There's a store called "Leo's Super Beer", and one called "Keys" in LA.

Rio is actually briefly seen playing a guitar in the music video "Deception".

Pizzazz hits on Rio.

Stormer and Ashley form some kind of a bond with each other here. In a later episode "Starbright Part 2 Colliding Stars" Stormer seems to be worried it's Ashley when she hears one of the Starlight Girls is going blind.

Pizzazz gets furious when Eric calls her by her real name Phyllis.

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