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Episode Guide

The cartoon was based on Hasbro's doll line, and was developed by Griffin-Bacal Advertising, New York, the Hasbro advertising agency. Hasbro then brought in Sunbow Productions to produce the cartoon, a company that was owned by Griffin-Bacal Advertising that co-produced most of their work with Marvel Productions which animated the cartoon. Claster Television Productions was the company that distributed the cartoon.

Most of the character design was done in the US, while the japanese animation studio, Toei Animation, animated the actual episodes, or atleast 54 of them. The entire run consisted of 65 episodes, each approx. 22 minutes long, ran from 1985 to 1988.

Each episode featured 2-3 songs with a music video, and there were two different theme songs.

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Episodes

The episodes are listed according to the original order in which they were aired, aswell as production number, and a logical order according certain events in the storylines is probably a mix.

Original airing order:

08. The Beginning
09. Disaster
10. Kimber's Rebellion
11. Frame Up
12. The Battle Of The Bands
01. Starbright Part One: "Falling Star"
02. Starbright Part 2: "Colliding Stars"
03. Starbright Part Three: "Rising Star"

04. The World Hunger Shindig
05. Adventure In China
06. Last Resorts
07. In Stitches
13. The Music Awards Part 1
14. The Music Awards Part 2
15. The Rock Fashion Book
16. Broadway Magic
17. In Search Of The Stolen Album
18. Hot Time In Hawaii
19. The Princess And The Singer
20. Island Of Deception
21. Old Meets New

22. Intrigue At The Indy 500
23. The Jem Jam Part 1
24. The Jem Jam Part 2
25. Culture Clash
26. Glitter And Gold

30. The Talent Search Part 1
31. The Talent Search Part 2
28. Scandal
38. One Jem Too Many
34. The Bands Break Up
36. The Fan
40. Father's Day
32. Treasure Hunt
45. Aztec Enchantment
39. Music Is Magic
41. The Jazz Player
35. Danse Time
44. Roxy Rumbles
49. Alone Again
46. KJEM
33. Trick Or Techrat
29. The Presidential Dilemma
42. Rock N' Roll Express
50. Mardi Gras
43. The Middle Of Nowhere
48. Renaissance Woman
37. Journey To Shangri-La

52. Journey Through Time
54. Britrock
55. Out Of The Past
56. Hollywood Jem Part One For Your Consideration...
57. Hollywood Jem Part Two And The Winner Is...

58. The Stingers Hit Town Part One
59. The Stingers Hit Town Part Two
47. Video Wars
53. Beauty And The Rock Promoter
51. Homeland, Heartland
60. Midsummer Night's Madness
61. The Day The Music Died
62. That Old Houdini Magic
63. Straight From The Heart
64. A Change Of Heart
65. Riot's Hope
66. A Father Should Be...

Production number order:

01. Starbright Part One: "Falling Star"
02. Starbright Part 2: "Colliding Stars"
03. Starbright Part Three: "Rising Star"

04. The World Hunger Shindig
05. Adventure In China
06. Last Resorts
07. In Stitches

08. The Beginning
09. Disaster
10. Kimber's Rebellion
11. Frame Up
12. The Battle Of The Bands

13. The Music Awards Part 1
14. The Music Awards Part 2
15. The Rock Fashion Book
16. Broadway Magic
17. In Search Of The Stolen Album
18. Hot Time In Hawaii
19. The Princess And The Singer
20. Island Of Deception
21. Old Meets New
22. Intrigue At The Indy 500
23. The Jem Jam Part 1
24. The Jem Jam Part 2
25. Culture Clash
26. Glitter And Gold

28. Scandal
29. The Presidential Dilemma
30. The Talent Search Part 1
31. The Talent Search Part 2
32. Treasure Hunt
33. Trick Or Techrat
34. The Bands Break Up
35. Danse Time
36. The Fan
37. Journey To Shangri-La
38. One Jem Too Many
39. Music Is Magic
40. Father's Day
41. The Jazz Player
42. Rock N' Roll Express
43. The Middle Of Nowhere
44. Roxy Rumbles
45. Aztec Enchantment
46. KJEM
47. Video Wars
48. Renaissance Woman
49. Alone Again
50. Mardi Gras
51. Homeland, Heartland
52. Journey Through Time
53. Beauty And The Rock Promoter
54. Britrock
55. Out Of The Past
56. Hollywood Jem Part One For Your Consideration...
57. Hollywood Jem Part Two And The Winner Is...

58. The Stingers Hit Town Part One
59. The Stingers Hit Town Part Two
60. Midsummer Night's Madness
61. The Day The Music Died
62. That Old Houdini Magic
63. Straight From The Heart
64. A Change Of Heart
65. Riot's Hope
66. A Father Should Be...

This is what the guide contains about each episode:

Episode number: Production order.
Title and writer: and sometimes other info.
Pictures: Ten pictures showing the story of each episode.
Synopsis: Short description of the beginning of the story. Watch out for spoilers on two-, three-, or five-parter episodes.
Characters: Main characters and even minor characters by name, job title or role. In episodes after Raya and Jetta join, they are included in the group name.
Focus on: What characters the story is mostly about, if any in particular.
Locations & vehicles: Countries, cities, buildings or parks, and vehicles, in order of appearance.
First appearance of: Characters, buildings and vehicles that are especially notable or later even re-appear.
Songs: The featured songs.
Part of songs: Songs partly played because of the story of the episode.
Instrumentals: When only the music of a song is played because of the story of the episode, or as background music. Not including the regular background music which is based on songs like "Outta My Way", "Makin' Mischief", "Winning Is Everthing" and the "Jem Theme".
Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, Message, Romance, Humor, Fantasy, Sport, and Mystery. Listed according to amount, while in some episodes it's almost equal amount of some genres.
Releases: Where in the world the episodes have been aired on TV and when, released on VHS or DVD, and what the title was in that language (and translation of that title). [Some of the information by Daniel V. Smith, Enzo Gervasio, Marco Valli, Martijn, jemboyholland, and Cosmic Falcon] [Original US airdates and some of the production numbers by Wikipedia]
Keywords Sightings and mentions of all kinds of things that grabs attention in any way, to in the future create a directory where you can look up all kinds of unimportant details like in what episode do the characters rollerskate.
Trivia: Behind the scenes info, interesting facts and observations.
Fashions: The most notable fashions introduced in this episode for the main characters, like those of a specific theme of the episode, with a link to that character's fashion page.
Review: Interesting details, analyze of what occurs in the episodes, stands out, "easter eggs", info about the writer, and some of my own personal reflections about it all.

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