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The Jem Jam Part 1
Written by Christy Marx

The most legendary stars of rock and roll have agreed to join Jem and the Holograms in the most exciting musical event of the year, the Jem Jam. And they are all staying at the Starlight Mansion. Ashley dreams away of forming her own band some day, and Ba Nee dreams about finding her father. To give Jem bad publicity the Misfits uninvitedly crash the opening party along with a violent gang who claim to be Jem's fans.

Jem/Jerrica and the Holograms, The Misfits, Rio, Eric, Lin-Z, Video, Clash, Danse, Techrat, Starlight Girls (Ashley, Ba Nee, Krissie, Deirdre, Terri, Lela, Anne, Marianne, Joellen, Becky), Johnny Deacon, Luna Dark, Roland Owens, Lena Lerner, Dominic Lerner, Ron Cox, Randy James drummer, punks (D.R., Quinch).

Focus on:
Ashley, Ba Nee,

Locations & vehicles:
Hotel, Starlight Mansion, limousines, An Loc in Vietnam, helicopter, Misfits Music, Starlight Music, Techrat's Rathole, Rockin' Roadster, Misfits' car, airport, Gabor mansion, Misfits van, the Pacific Amphitheatre.

First appearance of:
Johnny Deacon, Luna Dark, Roland Owens, Lena Lerner, Dominic, Ron Cox, Randy James.

"I Can See Me" Ashley
"A Father Should Be" Ba Nee

"Jam All Night Long" by Jem and the Holograms.

Action, Drama, Humor.

Original airdate:
8 February 1987.

Released on VHS. Released on DVD.

Italy: Aired on TV. Released on VHS. The episode title was "Jem Jam - prima parte" (Jem Jam - first part).
France: Aired on TV. Released on VHS. Released on DVD. The episode title was "Le Grand Concert (1)" (The Big Concert).
Holland: Aired on TV.
Venezuela: Aired on TV. The episode title was "El Jem Jam 1" (The Jem Jam 1).
UK: Aired on TV.
Australia: Released on DVD.

Behind the Scenes:
According to Christy: Dominic was based on a young Michael Jackson. Also the other celebrities in this episode were based on real musicians of the time. Roland Owens is Stevie Wonder. Ron Cox is Mick Jagger. Lena Lerner is Tina Turner. Luna Dark is Madonna, which was originally supposed to be called Cherry Bomb but Christy was forced to change it. Luna Dark is a double joke, because it's like lunar and dark, but also in Australia there's an amusement park called Luna Park. Johnny Deacon is Bruce Springsteen. Randy James is not based on any musician.

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.

The song "A Father Should Be" by Ba Nee, says alot about how Christy felt about her own father.

Early in Christy's career she worked on a project called "The children of An Loc", a true story about two women in vietnam who saved an orphanage of children in An Loc, one of the women played herself in the movie, and she had adopted three vietnamese girls one which was named "Ba Nee".

A whole scene was cut out of this episode, which showed how Clash got into Starlight Music and obtained the information.

Disguise time for Clash again.

Ba Nee's mother told her that her father is an american with red hair.

There is a character among the press people when Jem introduces the Jem Jam, that looks very much like one that appeared in the Starbright three parter. Apparently they used the same character model, but new colors. Same character shows up in the "Hollywood Jem Part One: For Your Consideration... ", with different colors.

Ashley dreams of her own band with the Starlight Girls Lela on drums, Deirdre on guitar, and Becky on keyboard, and Ashley herself singing and playing guitar.

According to Jerrica there is plenty of room in Starlight Mansion, all the Jem Jam stars Johnny Deacon, Luna Dark, Roland Owens, Lena Lerner, Dominic, Ron Cox are staying there.

Krissie has her own room on the second floor.

According to Randy James, Ba Nee is a vietnamese name.

Apparently Starlight Mansion has a helipad.

Harvey Gabor has a garage for three cars and two of them seem to be of the expensive kind.

For the first time, Jem comes to Gabor's mansion, uninvited though.

Harvey Gabor has three Doberman Pinscher as guard dogs walking around the mansion unleashed.

What we see in the music video of "A Father Should Be" is not Ba Nee's memories since she was just a baby when she was still in vietnam.

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