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Old Meets New
Written by Sandy Fries

An old guy in the audience loudly complains about Jem and the Holograms' performance of a number that was written in 1964. That person appears to be Bobby Bailey from the group the Tornadoes, and was the one who wrote song. He takes to show Jem and the Holograms what used to be the Tornadoes' recording studio. The building is about to be torn down, by the new owner, Eric, who plans to build the biggest record album factory on the east coast.

Jem/Jerrica and the Holograms, The Misfits, Eric, Video, Bobby Bailey musician, Torch, Mickey, Carl Sanford councilman, Mr. Wellington head of the historical socitey.

Focus on:
Bobby, Kimber.

Locations & vehicles:
New York (only mentioned as east coast), Concert stage, old recording studio of Bobby Bailey and the Tornadoes, Bobby Bailey's car, wrecking ball crane, Eric's yacht, Rockin' Roadster, limousine, Bob's electric shop, bulldozers.

"Rock And Roll Is Forever" Jem and the Holograms
"Jack, Take A Hike" The Misfits
"Let's Not Forget The Past" Jem and the Holograms

"Rock and Roll Is Forever" by Jem and the Holograms, "Makin' Mischief" by the Misfits.

Message, Humor, Action, Drama.

Original airdate:
15 November 1986.

Released on DVD.

Italy: Aired on TV. The episode title was "Vecchio E Nuovo" (Old and new).
France: Aired on TV. Released on DVD. The episode title was "Le Rock De La Nostalgie" (The Rock Of The Nostalgia).
Holland: Aired on TV.
Venezuela: Aired on TV. The episode title was "Musica De Ayer Y De Hoy" (Music of yesterday and today).
Australia: Released on VHS. Released on DVD.
UK: Aired on TV.

Jem and the Holograms are presenting a song as being a cover of an old song written in 1954 around the time rock and roll started, "Rock and Roll Is Forever", which doesn't exist in reality though and was only created for this episode.

Bobby Bailey, the one who supposedly wrote the song "Rock and Roll Is Forever", thinks Jem and the Holograms did a lousy cover, that they got the song all wrong, and that they really stunk. Still, when this song is re-used in a later episode "Journey Through Time", Jem and the Holograms changed nothing.

Kimber: "What good is a guitar if you can't plug it in". Kimber has played an acoustic guitar several times in other episodes though, like the first episode "The Beginning" and "Scandal".

Eric thinks it's relaxing to tear down old buildings.

Bobby Bailey and the Tornadoes recorded atleast five gold records.

Pizzazz doesn't seem to like cats very much.

Kimber shows some interest for law. She digs into real estate, and finds out that a neighbourhood was owned as a residental area, and that no one can build a factory in a residental zone. And also that a historical landmark can never be demolished. Aja is worried about Kimber, she has been spending 8 hours doing research in the courts public archives, and Jerrica hopes she is not sick.

Jem thinks there's something unique about the energy and style of the early rock and rollers, today's rock and rollers owe alot to the musicians who created rock and roll.

The only episode of which the opening theme wasn't changed to the new second Jem Theme.

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