The Princess and the Singer
Season 1, Episode 19
Jem 19 The Princess and the Singer

Jem 19 The Princess and the Singer

Air date November 1, 1986
Written by Christy Marx
Ellen Guon
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The Princess and the Singer is the nineteenth episode of the first season, and the 19th episode overall, of the Jem animated series.


Loosely based on Mark Twain's story, The Prince and the Pauper, while touring the small European country of Morvania, Kimber meets Princess Adriana, the teenage heir to the throne, who happens to look exactly like her.

When Adriana escapes from her room at the castle, her power-hungry cousin, Lexa, sends her henchmen to track her down and bring her back. Kimber and Adriana bump into each other at the city's marketplace. In the confusion, Lexa's henchmen encounter Kimber (who they think is Adriana) and kidnap her instead. She is imprisoned in an old cell of the castle, constructed on a cliffside overlooking the ocean, from where she manages to escape by jumping all the way down from her cell's window into the turbulent waters.

Lexa discovers that the real Adriana is with the Holograms, so she uses the Misfits to lure Kimber to the hotel where the Holograms are staying and kidnaps her again, this time incarcerating her at the top of a tall tower.

She then sends Dimitrios, her conspiring partner, to plant a bomb on the stage where the Holograms will perform that night, to kill Adriana and take over the throne. Eric Raymond and the Misfits gatecrash the party and save the Holograms from the explosion. They then rescue Kimber, Lexa is placed under arrest for conspiracy and Adriana claims the title of crowned queen at last.

Songs featured


  • Kimber: Imagine. Having a genuine princess for a fan.

  • Roxy: Where's the press, Eric?
  • Pizzazz: Yeah, did you forget our publicity or what?

  • Lexa: While Adriana is on that stage pretending to be Kimber, the bomb will go off. Then the throne of Morvania will be mine.

  • Eric: The Princess is on that stage.
  • Pizzazz: Lexa set her up.
  • Roxy: And used us to get to Kimber.
  • Stormer: She said that the dragon would breathe fire.

(After everyone is rushed off stage before the bomb goes off)

  • Jem: You saved our lives.
  • Pizzazz: Yeah. Well, don't get all mushy about it.

  • Jem: Won't it be wonderful to get home, Kimber?
  • Kimber: Don't you mean princess?
  • Jem: Kimber, it is you, isn't it?
  • Kimber: Well, most of the time.



  • Jem introduces Kimber as her sister to Lexa, while Kimber is actually Jerrica's sister.
    • In this scene, the "Kimber" Jem is referring to is actually Princess Adriana, which makes this goof twice as relevant, as both Lexa and Adriana don't seem to acknowledge that by saying this, Jem has revealed them her true identity.
  • Near the end of "Here Comes Trouble", part of Pizzazz's dress turns orange but changes back to black. At that same moment, the slit in her dress is not there.
  • When Kimber is about to fall to her death, Corvin appears at the top of the tower and saves her. In the next shot, however, he is already on the ground floor (just as if he's coming out of the castle's theatre) and orders his men to put Lexa into custody.


  • Kimber is captured a total of three times in this episode.
  • This is the first time that Eric and the Misfits actually saved Jem and The Holograms from certain doom.
    • In fact, they save them twice in this episode. The second time is when Eric uses his body to shield everyone from the falling debris near the end of the episode.
  • This is the fourth time that the Holograms have been out of the country. The first time was to Paris, France in Kimber's Rebellion, the second to Beijing, China in Adventure in China, the third time to Venice, Italy in In Stitches, and then with this one to the fictional country of Morvania.
  • This is the first time that the Holograms traveled to somewhere that was fictional. The other places that predated this episode were real cities and countries.
  • Kimber subtly breaks the fourth wall, giving the viewers a wink at the end of the episode.
  • This is the second episode to only feature two songs instead of three.
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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