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The Fan
Written by Beth Bornstein

Synopsis:
Pizzazz finds an ad in a newspaper, from a Jem fan who is offering an enormous financial reward to anyone who can supply him with the secret of Jem's real identity. Now the Misfits have the chance to ruin Jem's career and get paid while doing so.

Characters:
Jem/Jerrica and the Holograms, The Misfits, Synergy, Prescott A. Wentworth III, fake Jerrica and the Holograms, fake Rio, fake Video, fake Jem's mother, fake Starlight Girls (Ashley, Ba Nee, Krissie, Terri).

Focus on:
Jem, The Misfits.

Locations & vehicles:
Gabor mansion, Prescott's mansion, Starlight Music, limousine, fake Starlight Mansion, Starlight Mansion, Glitter 'n Gold Roadster, concert stage.

Songs:
"Nightmare" Jem and the Holograms
"Who Is She Anyway" The Misfits
"I Believe In Happy Endings" Jem and the Holograms

Part of songs:
"Makin' Mischief" by the Misfits, "Truly Outrageous" by Jem and the Holograms, "I Believe In Happy Endings" by Jem and the Holograms (sung by Jem's speaking voice Samantha Newark).

Instrumentals:
"Bad Influence" by Jem and the Holograms/The Misfits, "All's Right With The World" by Jem and the Holograms, "I Got My Eye On You" by Jem and the Holograms.

Genres:
Mystery, Humor, Drama.

Original airdate:
29 September 1987.

Releases:
Released on DVD.

International:
Italy: Aired on TV. The episode title was "L'Ammiratore" (The fan).
France: Aired on TV. Released on DVD. The episode title was "L'admirateur" (The fan).
Venezuela: Aired on TV.
UK: Aired on TV. Released on VHS.
New Zealand: Released on VHS.

Trivia:
June 1 is Jem's birthday. She is a Gemini, dual personality.

The Misfits think Rio knows Jem's real identity, but that the Holograms don't.

The book on the table in Jem's bedroom in "The Fan" is "How To Play Golf".
[Trivia by NIGHTWALKER193]

Once again we get to hear Samantha Newark's singing.

The Misfits appear throughout most of the episode, but still have no change of fashions, even though many days must have passed from the beginning of the episode, until the rest of the episode.

Jerrica is the Holograms' manager.

It's funny that the Misfits didn't use Master of disguise Clash as one of the actors. She wasn't even in the episode.

In the episode "One Jem Too Many", it's the other way around, only Jem is impersonated by another.

All the songs in this episode were used in another episode also, although the song "Nightmare" first appeared in this episode. The song "Who Is She Anyway" by the Misfits is re-used. Previously appeared in the episode "Broadway Magic". The song "I Believe In Happy Endings" by Jem and the Holograms is re-used. Previously appeared in the episode "Culture Clash".

The character Prescott A. Wentworth III, was playd by an actor who was born with a similar name Robert Fredrick Paulsen III, although he professionally goes by Rob Paulsen.

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