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Glitter And Gold
Written by Christy Marx

Synopsis:
Kimber accidentally double books a date on Saturday night at six a clock, with Rio's friend Max, and Jeff. The Misfits are set to compete in the Glitter and Gold contest, in which the first band to sell 500,000 records wins a gold album award and the Glitter and Gold roadster. No group has been set to compete with the Misfits, but if Jem and the Holograms are able to cut a new album in time for the contest, they are in.

Characters:
Jem/Jerrica and the Holograms, The Misfits, Synergy, Rio, Eric, Lin-Z, Video, Clash, Starlight Girls (Ashley, Ba Nee, Krissie, Deirdre, Lela, Anne, Marianne, Becky, Nancy, Delaree), Anthony, Jeff, 5th Avenue boys (Joe, Jay, Tom), Max Connelly photographer, Owen Beach owner of the Diskovery records, The Skulls.

Focus on:
Jerrica, Kimber, Rio.

Locations & vehicles:
Mall, Jeff's motorcycle, Diskovery records, Misfits' car, Starlight Mansion, Glitter 'n Gold Roadster, Flipside club, Starlight Music, Starlight Express, The Skulls' car, VTV, Misfits Music, Rio's car, VTV.

First appearance of:
Clash with purple hair, Diskovery records, VTV, Glitter 'n Gold Roadster, Jeff's motorcycle.

Songs:
"How Does It Feel" The Misfits
"Glitter and Gold" Jem and the Holograms
"We're Up/You're Down" Jem and the Holograms/The Misfits

Part of songs:
"Glitter and Gold" by Jem and the Holograms.

Instrumentals:
"Glitter and Gold" by Jem and the Holograms, "Come On In The Water's Fine" by Jem and the Holograms, "How Does It Feel" by the Misfits, "It All Depends On The Mood I'm In" by Jem and the Holograms.

Genres:
Drama, Action, Romance, Humor.

Original airdate:
15 March 1987

Releases:
Released on VHS. Released on DVD.

International:
Italy: Aired on TV. The episode title was "Vittoria" (Victory).
France: Aired on TV. Released on DVD. The episode title was "La Course Au Disque D'or" (The Race For The Gold Disc).
Holland: Aired on TV.
Venezuela: Aired on TV. The episode title was "El Concurso Glitter And Gold" (Glitter and gold competition).
UK: Aired on TV. Released on VHS.
Australia: Released on DVD.

Behind the Scenes:
The look of the character Clash was re-designed for this episode to resemble the doll more.

With the scene where Jerrica asks Synergy to project Rio, Christy meant to show us a concrete reason why Jerrica is terrified to tell the truth to Rio.

Rio kicks over a pot outside of Starlight Mansion when he's angry, according to Christy Marx this childish behaviour of Rio was not in her scripts and she wouldn't have tolerated it.

The 5th Avenue boys is an injoke by Christy Marx about some of the people who worked on Jem, they worked on the street 5th Avenue and their names are Jay Bacal (creative director), Tom Griffin (executive producer) and Joe Bacal (executive producer). Jay Bacal was Joe's son and Christy worked closely with him on many Sunbow shows.

There is a nightclub called FlipSide which is probably an injoke by Christy on the doll fashion series with the same name.

This episode includes a scene similar to one proposed by Christy already in the Jem bible, where Jerrica is so proud of herself she insists on loading a van with albums herself, rather than asking for someone's help. Although the outcome isn't the same, it's an example of a characteristic of Jerrica's.

The line "Would my golden lady care to dance?" spoken by Rio at the very end of the episode, wasn't in Christy's script, someone else added it, probably to lead into the "Glitter and Gold" being played once more.

Christy and the others who worked on Jem during the time the "Glitter And Gold" series was introduced into the Jem line, had to use a codename, "Ruby Red", when talking about Glitter And Gold, to keep companies like Mattel from stealing ideas and releasing something similar for Barbie.

Trivia:
The Misfits' new single is at the top of the charts on the top ten list of a magazine called "Music Bizz", number 2 is some artist called "Pauper" (Cindy Lauper), 3 is "Bruce Fallsteen" (Bruce Springsteen), 4 "The Moss Covered Stones" (The Rolling Stones), 5 "Mundanna" (Madonna), 6 "Rodents", 7 "Iron Fading" (Iron Maiden), 8 "Twisted Brother" (Twisted Sister), 9 "The Roomoans" (The Ramones), 10 "Tom Potty and the Head Breakers" (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers).

Jem and the Holograms haven't put out a new album in ages according to Kimber. It's been so long that there's an article in a magazine called Music Bizz with the title "Where's Jem?". It says "Whatever happened to Jem and the Holograms, the once popular group has disappeared from the music scene". According to Eric, Jerrica ruined Jem's career.

Jerrica is tired about hearing about Jem.

The Misfits entered the Glitter and Gold contest held by Diskovery records, before Jem and the Holograms did. So for once, they didn't just show up to harass Jem and the Holograms.

Pizzazz is featured in a magazine called "Star Variety".

Synergy thinks that Rio doesn't know that Jem and Jerrica is the same person and that if he found out he would get so upset he would never talk to Jerrica again. Jerrica decides to reveal that she and Jem are the same person.

The 5th Avenue boys are signed to Starlight Music. Jerrica is their manager.

This episode introduces Hasbro's "Glitter and Gold" Jem and Rio dolls, the Roadster and the fashions.

From this episode and on, Jem's pink eyemakeup turns dark purple to correspond with the new dolls in the doll line (probably Rock 'n Curl Jem, although the makeup looks different), and gold when she's wearing the Glitter 'n Gold outfit to correspond with the doll.

Jem and the Holograms' new album is called "Glitter 'n Gold", it uses Hasbro's GNG Jem logo.

A character from G.I. Joe has very quick appearance in this episode, outside the club FlipSide where Eric goes to contact the badguy band the Skulls. Destro is only seen from behind in the background outside the club, but the entire design and coloring matches him so it must be him, the white head, black bodysuit with red large collar, and gray belt and boots. Some other figures are standing around on the same street, not sure if anyone else is also from G.I. Joe, but perhaps Lampreys is the one seen in grey and blue talking to Destro.

Eric offers the band the Skulls a recording contract with Misfits Music.

Shana speaks a line in the song "We're Up/You're Down" by Jem and the Holograms/The Misfits, which is voiced by Britta Phillips.

Both Jem and the Holograms and the Misfits sold half a million records.

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