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Scandal
Written by Mary Skrenes

Synopsis:
Raya is about to be in the middle of her first interview as the new member of the Holograms. But her worries are nothing compared to Kimber's, when the other members of the Holograms start receiving hurtful notes about themselves torn out of Kimber's lost diary.

Characters:
Jem/Jerrica and the Holograms, The Misfits, Synergy, Emmett (seen only from behind), Sean, Harriet, Starlight Girls (Ashley), Connie Long reporter at channel 82, Terry Stone reporter at channel 82, Pit Slurman publisher of Cool Trash Magazine, Will Houston reporter.

Focus on:
Kimber, Raya, Sean, Harriet.

Locations & vehicles:
Venice Beach in Los Angeles, Glitter 'n Gold Roadster, The Misfits' ATV's, Misfits' hotel, Bay View hotel, Cool Trash Magazine's office, Pit Slurman's car, restaurant, Roller Rock Out, Starlight Mansion, bus, Starlight House, school, Harriet Horn studios.

First appearance of:
Harriet Horn, Connie Long, Harriet Horn studios.

Songs:
"She Makes An Impression" Jem and the Holograms
"I Love A Scandal" The Misfits
"Dear Diary" Jem and the Holograms

Part of songs:
Song by Sean Harrison's band, "I Love A Scandal" by the Misfits, "Dear Diary" by Jem and the Holograms.

Genres:
Drama, Humor, Romance, Message, Sport.

Original airdate:
23 September 1987

Releases:
Released on VHS. Released on DVD.

International:
Italy: Aired on TV. The episode title was "Scandalo" (Scandal).
France: Aired on TV. Released on DVD. The episode title was "Scandale" (Scandal).
Venezuela: Aired on TV. The episode title was "Escandalo" (Scandal).
UK: Aired on TV.
Australia: Released on VHS.
New Zealand: Released on VHS.

Trivia:
This episode refers to an earlier episode, The World Hunger Shindig, when it comes to Kimber and her relation to Sean.

Venice Beach is in Los Angeles, which is another thing that shows that Jem and the Holograms live in LA.

Kimber keeps a diary. Here she sometimes writes down thoughts that turn into songs.

Jetta suggests that Roxy reads what Kimber says about her in Kimber's diary, but Roxy says she wouldn't waste her time. In a later episode "Roxy Rumbles" we find out the reason for this, Roxy can't read. On the other hand, later in this episode she has been able to pick out certain pages of Kimber's diary with "dirt".

According to Kimber's diary, Roxy isn't dumb, but ignorant. Pizzazz is a rich spoiled brat. Shana can be ridiculously insecure about her talent. Kimber thinks Aja is cold and sometimes wonders if she has any feelings at all. Sometimes Kimber wishes Jem was her sister instead of Jerrica.

Sean thinks Kimber is a child in spirit but her work is quite mature. Sean has nothing but the highest regards for Kimber, he respects her as a person and an artist. He doesn't think Pizzazz is a real woman and wouldn't sing a song that she wrote.

There's an issue of the magazine Cool Trash that says "Jemstar chilled! Exclusive! Kimber loves Sean! 'I could care less' he says!".

We get to hear Sean's band play a little music, but no singing.

Kimber gets her own new identity when she asks Synergy to change her into someone hard and mean, someone who can never be hurt.

Synergy reveals that Emmett Benton told her many things about Kimber, he hoped she'd be strong, she was a born charmer, from the beginning she enchanted everyone even butterflies, she was sensitive and suffered when she saw pain, but the knocks and scrapes of childhood did not stop her, she was creative, she was drawn to music and writing, she was often frustrated but kept at it. When she was eleven she had her first big test, she had written a song for the school talent show, but some unruly boys made fun of her as she began her sensitive ballad, she had been proud of her song, but now she was humiliated, backstage her father gave her a peptalk, she went back out there and the audience loved her, at that moment her father knew she could survive in the music business, he was very proud. What he said according to Kimber was "be true to yourself, believe in your song, and give the whole audience a chance".

Kimber can write a song in only one day, as also seen in "Father's Day".

The song "She Makes An Impression" by Jem and the Holograms is re-used. Previously appeared in the episode "The Music Awards Part 1".

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