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#5205-53
Beauty And The Rock Promoter
Written by Clare Noto

Synopsis:
Red Johnny Mac owes alot of people alot of money, so he pretends that he is going to produce a rock opera in London of Beauty and the Beast, with Jem as beauty. Luckily for Mack, Jem and the Holograms thinks it looks like a first class show and accepts this updated version. Much to Rio's objection, Jem is getting very curious who the beast is, since she has never seen her wonderful co-star without his costume.

Characters:
Jem/Jerrica and the Holograms, The Misfits, Rio, Eric, Starlight Girls (Ashley, Ba Nee, Krissie, Deirdre), Zero Jones, Red Johnny Mac, Rodney and the Rockets, Harold and his two henchmen, Yoji Yokomura, beauty's father, set worker, French fashion designer, photographer, delivery man, cleaning lady.

Focus on:
Jem, Rio.

Locations & vehicles:
Red Johnny Mac's office in London, club in London, Starlight Mansion, London in England, theater in London, limousine, Misfits Music, hotel in London.

Songs:
"You'll Never Win My Love" Jem and the Holograms
"Let Me Go" Jem and the Holograms/The Beast
"Our Love Makes You Beautiful" Jem and the Holograms

Part of songs:
"Truly Outrageous" by Jem and the Holograms.

Instrumentals:
"Bad Influence" by Jem and the Holograms, "Music And Danse" by Jem and the Holograms, "Our Love Makes You Beautiful To Me" by Jem and the Holograms.

Genres:
Humor, Romance, Drama, Action.

Original airdate:
4 February 1988.

Releases:
Released on DVD.

International:
Italy: Aired on TV. The episode title was "La Bella E La Bestia" (The beauty and the beast).
France: Aired on TV. Released on DVD. The episode title was "La Belle Et Le Promoteur De Rock" (Beauty and the rock promoter).
UK: Aired on TV. Released on DVD.
New Zealand: Released on VHS.

Fashions:

Trivia:
This episode pre-dates Disney's movie Beauty and the Beast by several years.

There's a poster that says "A Jean Cocteau presentation, Beauty and the Beast".

Jerrica takes one hour to read the script sent by Red Johnny Mac, and then she says she thinks "we" should do it, without asking the Holograms or Jem.

When Red Johnny Mac kisses everyone's hands Rio says "I'm surprised he didn't kiss my hand". Rio later calls Mac a "little rat".

Eric is worried that Jem and the Holograms will be internationally famous, which suggests they aren't already.

Jem and the Holograms take some very funny pictures to promote the rock opera. One with mugs on their heads.

Instead of a rose, the father in the play steals an electric guitar.

The Holograms play the wicked sisters.

Usually it's Jerrica who has a secret identity as Jem, and Rio wondering who Jem really is. Now it's Jem wondering who the Beast really is, because she doesn't meet the actor who plays him until the end of the episode.

Rio is jealous of a character, the Beast. Jem even points this out to Rio.

Jem, in the role of Beauty, says to the Beast that she misses her boyfriend. Correct me if I'm wrong, but in the original play she doesn't have a boyfriend.

We get to hear what I believe is a new male singing voice of the Beast.

Mac doesn't like the Misfits, neither does Harold.

Jem puts on a fashion which she never actually wore herself before, only Clash wore it when she was pretending to be Jem in the episode "On Jem Too Many".

Rio who is concerned for Jem after she passed out, screams angrily to Raya to "can it" when she seems concerned that they're going to miss their shows.

Roxy and Pizzazz are pretty bad actors, but then again they only had a short time to learn the script.

The way the Beast's mask comes off the actor in the song "Our Love Makes You Beautiful", seems hard to explain, it transforms bit by bit.

For once, the Misfits didn't have to screw things up for Jem, but were asked to replace Jem.

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