|The Talent Search (Part 1)|
|Season 2, Episode 1|
|Air date||September 21, 1987|
|Written by||Christy Marx|
Glitter and Gold
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The Talent Search (Part 2)
Problems affect Jem and The Holograms when Shana leaves to pursue a career as fashion designer for actress, Liz Stratton. The Holograms decide to host a Talent Search to find a new drummer. News of this spreads like fire which also catches the attention of The Misfits.
The Misfits decide to upstage the Talent Search by adding a new Misfit: a hot-tempered saxophone player from England named Jetta. After so many disastrous auditions, The Holograms choose two finalists: a shy but talented young woman named Carmen Alonso (nicknamed "Raya" by her father) and a keen drummer named Craig Phillips. Raya accidentally discovers Jem's real identity and Eric Raymond attempts to bribe her into revealing it to him.
- "I Like Your Style" - The Misfits
- "Believe In Yourself" - Jem and The Holograms
- "I Got My Eye On You" - Jem and The Holograms
- Eric: Your attention, please. Your attention. I'm please to announce the addition of a sizzling new star from Britain. England's loss is our gain. The new Misfit: Jetta.
- Raya: All I ever wanted was a chance.
- Mr. Alonzo: (to Raya) A loser is someone who never tries, Raya.
- Mrs. Alonzo: (giggling) That silly name, Raya. Can't you call her Carmen? Carmen, you're right. No young lady wants to be a drummer.
- Pizzazz (to Jetta): Hey! You play a wicked sax. How'd you like to be a Misfit?
- Jetta: Sounds pretty ace to me.
- Roxy: Not so fast. Nobody joins this group unless me and Stormer say so too. What do you say, Stormer?
- Stormer: I love her accent.
- Shana: Oh, Kimber. (grabbing drumsticks and giving them to her) You take drums for this one.
- Kimber: Me?!
- Shana: I miss my guitar. (putting on her guitar) I haven't played it in ages.
- Kimber: But I've got to play keyboards.
- Aja: I'm hopeless on drums.
- Jem: I wouldn't know where to start.
- Shana: All right, but... (going over to her drums) I wish someone else could play drums for a change.
- Kimber: Now what? We got a tour coming up.
- Aja: If Shana gets this job, she won't have time to go on tour.
- Jerrica: I'm afraid you're right, but if this is Shana's big chance to make as a top designer, we can't let her think that she can't take it. We may have to get someone else to play the drums.
- Liz Stratton (to Shana): Now we have a 6-month shooting schedule in 3 countries and we're pressed for time. So pack a few things and come back here this evening.
- Shana: There's just one problem. I play drums for Jem and The Holograms.
- Liz Stratton: (interrupting) Jem and the what?
- Shana: The Holograms. And we're about to go on tour and... (cutting Shana off again)
- Liz Stratton: My dear. I'll be on prime-time television and in dozens of magazines. Millions of people will see me in your designs and you want to play drums?
- Liz Stratton: (to Shana) Either you show up here tonight or not at all.
- Shana: But what about the band? Who'll play drums?
- Jerrica: We'll have a Talent search.
- Kimber: Yeah. We'll find a great new drummer.
- Aja: And get lots of publicity in the process.
- Shana: You... you want me to go. (sobbing as she walks up the stairs)
- Kimber: That's the hardest thing I've ever done.
- Aja: We had to do it. Shana's so loyal, she never would have left unless we made her.
- Jerrica: And like it or not, we must find another drummer and quickly. Our tour won't wait.
- Eric: What's wrong, Roxy? Scared we'll find somebody better than you.
- Roxy: They don't come any better than me, buster.
- Roxy: Well... (grabbing Jetta's sax) I say she gets lost.
- Jetta: Well, I say I oughta clean your clock.
- Roxy: Go ahead and try.
- Jem: Our first semi-finalist is... Craig Phillips. Our second semi-finalist is... Raya Alonzo.
- Eric: (to Raya about Jem) Find out who she really is.
- Raya: And for this, you'll give me a contract.
- Aja: (to a rude woman who has just made Raya cry) "Look, we don't need your kind in our group".
- Kimber: "Make like a drum solo and beat it!" (Aja and Kimber grab her arms and lead her away).
- Pizzazz's hair turns orange during the "I Like Your Style" video.
- In the Rhino DVD release of this episode, the song "I Like Your Style" is labeled as "I Like Her Style".
- "I Got My Eye On You" was first sung in Kimber's Rebellion.
- This is the first episode to have a song that was previously featured.
- Shana prefers to play guitar but hasn't gotten a chance to play it much since The Holograms were formed. Kimber is one of the band members who can play the drums and guitar but she's needed on the keyboard.
- Aja wears the same outfit two days in a row at both Talent Search auditions.
- First appearances of Raya and Jetta.