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Treasure Hunt
Story by Ellen Guon and Christy Marx Teleplay by Ellen Guon

The Xanthos charity foundation is sponsoring a treasure hunt, to be held in northern California. Two teams will participate in the hunt. The winning team's prize will be a priceless item from the Xanthos collection. Video suggests that some of the Starlight girls compete along with Jem. Eric brings some unknown brat girls so that Pizzazz can be in the contest too.

Jem and the Holograms, The Misfits, Eric, Video, Techrat, Starlight Girls (Ashley, Ba Nee, Krissie, Deirdre, Terri, Lela, Anne, Becky, Nancy), Richard Xanthos of the Xanthos charity foundation, Christine Xanthos' assistant, Misfits Girls (Molly, Ellen, Sandra).

Focus on:
Starlight Girls (Ba Nee, Ashley and Krissie), Misfits Girls (Sandra, Molly, Ellen).

Locations & vehicles:
Xanthos business building, Starlight Mansion, Misfits Van, Glitter 'n Gold Roadster, Xanthos' mansion in Northern California, Xanthos' estates in Northern California.

First appearance of:
Richard Xanthos, Christine, Xanthos estate in Northern California, Xanthos building.

"Take The Time" Jem and the Holograms
"Ahead Of The Game" The Misfits
"Open A Book" Jem and the Holograms

"Take The Time" by Jem and the Holograms, "I'm Okay" by Kimber and Stormer.

Adventure, Message, Humor, Sport, Drama, Action.

Original airdate:
5 October 1987.

Released on DVD.

Italy: Aired on TV. The episode title was "Caccia Al Tesoro" (The treasure hunt).
France: Aired on TV. Released on DVD. The episode title was "La Chasse Au Trésor" (The treasure hunt).
Venezuela: Aired on TV. The episode title was "La Busqueda Del Tesoro" (Treasure hunt).
UK: Aired on TV.

Behind the Scenes:
One of the Misfits girls are named Ellen, like the writer Ellen Guon, which was an injoke.

Here is an example of how Jem and the Holograms take the time and teach things to the Starlight girls, like play sports, read piano notes and play keyboard, design and sew clothes, use makeup, and even study Spanish.

Anne learned to play volleyball in one day and is very good already.

Eric thinks Pizzazz is an abnoxious little brat.

Pizzazz says the title of a Misfits' song "Winning Is Everything".

Ba Nee can't swim very well.

Stories featured: Hiawatha, Sinbad the Sailor, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Robin Hood, The Three Musketeers, Odysseus, The Pirate Long John Silver, Sherlock Holmes, Gulliver and the Lilliput people, Aladdin, and King arthur.

The song "Ahead Of The Game" by the Misfits is re-used. Previously appeared in the episode "Intrigue At The Indy 500".

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