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Roxy Rumbles
Written by Jina Bacarr

Synopsis:
A live appearance by the Misfits as hosts of KRTV's Video Madness, accidentally reveals that Roxy is illiterate. After a fight, Roxy leaves the Misfits. On her way, Roxy finds a lottery ticket. When it turns out that she won one million dollars, Roxy goes back to her hometown Philadelphia, where she finds out that Jem and the Holograms are currently having their Rock Out Illiteracy campaign.

Characters:
Jem and the Holograms, The Misfits, Eric, Starlight Girls (Ba Nee) Betty Vick reporter at Philadelphia spotlight, Red Aces (Linc).

Focus on:
Roxy.

Locations & vehicles:
KRTV, Misfits Music, Starlight Music, House of Glamour, Roxy's new car, Philadelphia in Pennsylvania, taxi.

First appearance of:
House of Glamour, Roxy's new car.

Songs:
"I'm Gonna Change" Roxy
"Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!" The Misfits
"Open A Book" Jem and the Holograms

Part of songs:
"Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!" by the Misfits, "Makin' Mischief" by the Misfits.

Instrumentals:
"I Love A Scandal" by the Misfits, "I Like Your Style" by the Misfits.

Genres:
Message, Drama, Humor, Action.

Original airdate:
23 October 1987.

Releases:
Released on DVD.

International:
Italy: Aired on TV. The episode title was "Roxy Alla Riscossa" (Roxy counterattacks).
France: Aired on TV. Released on DVD. The episode title was "Les grandes bagarres" (The big fight).
Venezuela: Aired on TV. The episode title was "La Fiesta De Roxy".
UK: Aired on TV. Released on VHS.
New Zealand: Released on VHS.

Trivia:
The group Roxy was supposed to announce on the KRTV show was The Bumble Bees and their new record "Buzz on home".

In the Jem bible it doesn't actually say she can't read at all, it just says she "can't read or write worth mentioning", while in this episode she seems to have trouble even telling if numbers are upside down.

According to the Jem bible, Roxy wants to do more lead singing, but isn't allowed. And in this episode, Roxy decides to change her life and leave the Misfits behind forever.

In this episode, Jetta and Roxy get alternate versions of a Pizzazz fashion that was created already for the Starbright trilogy.

Nobody leaves the Misfits according to Pizzazz.

Roxy's real name is Roxanne Pelligrini and she is from Philadelphia.

When Roxy sings the Misfits song "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!" and even her own song "I'm Gonna Change" it's actually the same singing voice as Pizzazz, Ellen Bernfeld.

The song "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!" by the Misfits is re-used. Previously appeared in the episode "The World Hunger Shindig".

A sign as Roxy is driving to Philadelphia says "Philadelphia City limits, Pop: 1,607,022, EL.EV: 500".

Roxy's neighbourhood hasn't changed a bit since Roxy left.

This episodes reveals that the Misfits aren't doing so well money wise.

Roxy signed a contract and has to perform with the Misfits.

Roxy gets a book from Ba Nee, and starts using it to learn how to read.

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