One Jem Too Many
Season 2, Episode 4
Air date September 24, 1987
Written by Buzz Dixon
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One Jem Too Many is the fourth episode of the second season, and the 30th episode overall, of the Jem animated series.


Jerrica, stressed-out from dealing with tax forms and the usual trouble at home and the office, gets into trouble with a nasty-tempered Jem impersonator, whose outrageous, public meltdowns and temper tantrums threaten to destroy the real Jem's career.

Songs featured


Kimber: You look beat, Jerrica. Why don't you come with us? We're going shopping.
Aja: A new outfit will make you feel a 100% better!
Jerrica: Percent. Oh, good thing you mentioned numbers, Aja. I forgot. Starlight Music's quarterly tax returns are due tomorrow.

Fake Jem (to Rio): So. Where are you taking me? Not some cheap place, I hope.
Rio: I thought we would go to the Red Rock Restaurant. Is that ok?
Fake Jem: Perfect. Everybody who is anybody eats here.

Fake Jem (to the Maitre' D while at the restaurant): Hey, baldy. We want the best table you've got. Now.

Fake Jem: Those people will move. (walks up to a customer) You, fatso. Hit the road, Jack. I want to eat.

Fake Jem (to the manager): You're selling my records at a discount.
Manager: But Starlight Records gave permission... (avoiding records being thrown around by Jem) to lower the prices so more fans could afford them.
Fake Jem: Let the mindless little twerps pay double.

Rio (knocks at Jerrica's door): Hi. Can I come in? Ever think you know someone, but then they turn out to be completely the opposite of what you thought.
Jerrica: What do you mean?
Rio: Jem acted like a complete child and threw a temper tantrum when I took her to the Red Rock Restaurant.
Jerrica: (baffled and in disbelief) Jem. But that's impossible.
Rio: Yeah, I would have thought so too.

Kimber (to Jerrica): Okay. What was the big scene in the record store all about?
Raya: It seemed so unlike you.
Shana: You can say that again. I was embarrassed to be a member of the band.
Aja: We all were.
Jerrica: What are you talking about? First, Rio says he had lunch with Jem and I know he couldn't have. And now you say I was at the record store, but I've been here all afternoon.

Fake Jem (while at a vendor's booth): You think this garbage is going to sell. Here's what I think of your... (knocks over table) merchandise.

(The Holograms follow Jem, but catch up to Jerrica)
Jerrica: Hurry. She went this way. (taking off)
Shana: She keeps switching back and forth.
Raya: Catch her before she reveals she's Jem. (following Jerrica around the hall corner)
Jerrica: She's trapped. This is a dead end. (seeing only a cleaning lady) This is impossible. I know she came down here. There's no way out.

Jerrica: I am not cracking up. I know what I saw. I saw Jem at the show.
Aja: Jerrica, if Jem wasn't you, who was she?

Announcer: Let's go live to Hector Ramirez at the world premiere of Flint Westwood's new film, "My Fist in Your Face".
Hector Ramirez: Flint Westwood himself is here. Along with Sigourney Loomis, martial arts star Bruth Lee and look who's just arrived: Jem.

Fake Jem: Out of my way!
Hector Ramirez: Jem. What's gotten into you?
Fake Jem: Pipe down, Ramirez. I'm the star they want to see.
Flint Westwood: But.. but it's my movie.
Fake Jem: Okay. Here's some popcorn (dumping a bucket of popcorn on his head) to go along with it.
Hector Ramirez: Folks, you saw it here first. Jem. Live and out of control.

(When the cleaning lady comes in)
Eric: (irritated) Lady, look, do your cleaning up some other time, huh? We're busy here. Now clear out.
(The cleaning lady takes off her glasses and scarf, revealing herself as Jem)
Eric: Jem, what are you doing here?
Roxy: Spying on us.
Jetta: Get lost, creep.
Pizzazz: Relax, girls. Okay, Jem. You can drop the charade.
(Jem pulls of her mask)
Clash: Ta-da.
Roxy, Jetta, Stormer, & Eric: Clash!

Eric (on closed-circuit television): Welcome aboard to the S.S. Up the Creek, Jem. I hope you enjoy your pre-programmed cruise on the high seas. And while you're gone. My Jem will take over your concert and give your career a one way ticket to the bottom of the charts.

Jem (after a motorist pulls his car over): Hi. Can we catch a ride?
Little Girl: Daddy. It's Jem and the Holograms. Let's give them a ride.
Dad: No. I've heard too many stories. I don't want my daughter associating with people like you.
Little Girl: I don't think Jem did those things. It's just not like her.
Jem: Thanks. You don't know how much that means to me.

Jem (while confronting the fake Jem): Hold it right there. I don't know who you are or what kind of scam you are trying to pull, but it's ending right now.
Fake Jem: What do you mean, scam? You're the one trying to run a scam. I'm the real Jem.
Jem: All right. If you're the real Jem. Then prove it. Sing something.


Season 1
The BeginningDisasterKimber's RebellionFrame UpThe Battle of the BandsStarbright (Part 1): Falling StarStarbright (Part 2): Colliding StarsStarbright (Part 3): Rising StarThe World Hunger ShindigAdventure in ChinaLast ResortsIn StitchesThe Music Awards (Part 1)The Music Awards (Part 2)The Rock Fashion BookBroadway MagicIn Search of the Stolen AlbumHot Time in HawaiiThe Princess and the SingerIsland of DeceptionOld Meets NewIntrigue at the Indy 500The Jem Jam (Part 1)The Jem Jam (Part 2)Culture ClashGlitter and Gold
Season 2
The Talent Search (Part 1)The Talent Search (Part 2)ScandalOne Jem Too ManyThe Bands Break UpThe FanFather's DayThe Treasure HuntAztec EnchantmentMusic is MagicThe Jazz PlayerDanse TimeRoxy RumblesAlone AgainKJEMTrick or TechratThe Presidential DilemmaRock 'n Roll ExpressMardi GrasThe Middle of NowhereRenaissance WomanJourney to Shangri-LaJourney Through TimeBritrockOut of the PastHollywood Jem (Part 1): For Your ConsiderationHollywood Jem (Part 2): And the Winner Is...
Season 3
The Stingers Hit Town (Part 1)The Stingers Hit Town (Part 2)Video WarsBeauty and the Rock PromoterHomeland, HeartlandMidsummer Night's MadnessThe Day the Music DiedThat Old Houdini MagicStraight from the HeartA Change of HeartRiot's HopeA Father Should Be...
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