The Jem Jam (Part 1)
Season 1, Episode 23
Jem and the Holograms - Party Crashers

Jem and the Holograms - Party Crashers

Air date February 8, 1987
Written by Christy Marx
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The Jem Jam (Part 2)

The Jem Jam (Part 1) is the twenty-third episode of the first season, and the 23rd episode overall, of the Jem animated series.


The Misfits plot to ruin the "Jem Jam", a benefit concert Jem is planning, by tricking Luna Dark (a Madonna-like singer) into coming with them, while Krissie must deal with Lena Lerner's (a Tina Turner-like pop star) spoiled son, Dominic (who resembles a young Michael Jackson). Meanwhile, Ba Nee is sure that Randy James, a red-haired drummer, is her father.

This episode also featured other characters based on real life celebrities from the era: Roland Owens, who resembles Stevie Wonder; Ron Cox, who resembles Mick Jagger; and Johnny Deacon, who resembles Bruce Springsteen.

Songs featured


Krissie: Hi, Dominic. I'm Krissie.
Dominic: Yeah, I can read.

Techrat: You wanted gimmicks. You got them.

Jem: This is by invitation only.
Pizzazz: So, we invited ourselves.

(As thugs trash the place)
Pizzazz: You sure have some creepy friends, Jem.
Jem: They're no friends of mine.

Pizzazz: What a dumb idea, Eric?
Eric: Everybody is talking about the Jem Jam. But this will grab their attention.
Pizzazz: A bunch of stupid balloons.
Roxy: You've gone soft in the head, Eric!

Ashley: Ba Nee, why'd you run away?
Ba Nee: That lady said my father was here.
Ashley: But you don't have a father.
Ba Nee: I do too! He's an American with red hair. My mother told me so.
Ashley: But that's all you know. That lady was playing a mean trick.
Ba Nee: I will find my father someday. I will.

Jem: You've ruined my party!



  • Aja knows some martial arts. According to the Jem Bible, the style was Aikido.
  • There wasn't a main title as the show opened or any song titles in this episode.
  • Lin-Z asks everyone to rock along with today's music video as she introduces "I Can See Me" and now here's today's special encore music video for "A Father Should Be".
  • Notice as Jem is talking to Randy and Johnny, she almost gives herself away by saying that "Ba Nee is one of my... Jerrica's foster girls."
  • This is the first episode that doesn't feature any songs by Jem and The Holograms and the third for The Misfits.
  • It was Hasbro's idea to give the Starlight Girls their own songs. This was connected to the fact that Hasbro decided to make dolls of these girls, which were originally created by Christy Marx.
  • A whole scene was cut out of this episode, which showed how Clash got into Starlight Music and obtained the information.
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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