History WesternAnimation / Jem

5th Dec '16 2:15:31 AM Xtifr
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'''''Jem''''' was a 1980s SixtyFiveEpisodeCartoon (eventually) about the adventures of a rock star, Jem, and her band, the Holograms. Jem (not to be confused with the real pop star of the same name), the pink-haired, outrageous but kind-hearted rock star, is in reality Jerrica Benton, a young career woman. Jerrica is in charge of Starlight Music, a music label; the Starlight Foundation, a charitable organization; and Starlight House, a home for orphaned and foster girls that the foundation provides funding for, all founded by her deceased parents.

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'''''Jem''''' ''Jem'' was a 1980s SixtyFiveEpisodeCartoon (eventually) about the adventures of a rock star, Jem, and her band, the Holograms. Jem (not to be confused with the real pop star of the same name), the pink-haired, outrageous but kind-hearted rock star, is in reality Jerrica Benton, a young career woman. Jerrica is in charge of Starlight Music, a music label; the Starlight Foundation, a charitable organization; and Starlight House, a home for orphaned and foster girls that the foundation provides funding for, all founded by her deceased parents.
9th Oct '16 7:15:55 PM harotype
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'''''Jem''''' was a 1980s SixtyFiveEpisodeCartoon (eventually) about the adventures of a rock star, Jem, and her band, the Holograms. Jem (not to be confused with the real pop star of the same name), the pink-haired, outrageous but kind-hearted rock star, is in reality Jerrica Benton, a young career woman. Jerrica is in charge of Starlight Music, a music label; the Starlight Foundation, a charitable organization; and Starlight House, a home for orphaned and foster girhals that the foundation provides funding for, all founded by her deceased parents.

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'''''Jem''''' was a 1980s SixtyFiveEpisodeCartoon (eventually) about the adventures of a rock star, Jem, and her band, the Holograms. Jem (not to be confused with the real pop star of the same name), the pink-haired, outrageous but kind-hearted rock star, is in reality Jerrica Benton, a young career woman. Jerrica is in charge of Starlight Music, a music label; the Starlight Foundation, a charitable organization; and Starlight House, a home for orphaned and foster girhals girls that the foundation provides funding for, all founded by her deceased parents.
9th Oct '16 10:59:36 AM StarSword
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* AbandonedWarChild: Ba Nee, one of the Starlight Girls, was born in Vietnam but was sent to America after her mother's death, and lives at a foster home that Jem And The Holograms run. She is obsessed with finding her DisappearedDad however the others consider him dead. All that Ba Nee knows is that he's a redhead, so she has a tendency to [[MistakenIdentity latch onto]] random redheaded men and think they're her father. [[spoiler:She finds her father in the finale. It turns out he married her mother in Vietnam however had to go back to war. He had amnesia due to an injury and didn't remember his wife. After being reunited with Ba Nee, they live together.]]
5th Oct '16 9:13:37 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* BigDamnKiss: The protagonist has one ''in the opening sequence!''
13th Sep '16 3:38:26 PM IdeaMaster
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* ReformedButRejected: Minx in "A Change of Heart"; after nearly drowning, Minx decides to renounce her evil self-absorbed ways and be a good girl. Needless to say, despite her best efforts, Jem and the Holograms and Rio pretty much reject her and drive her back to her selfish ways.

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* ReformedButRejected: Minx in "A Change of Heart"; after nearly drowning, Minx decides to renounce her evil self-absorbed ways and be a good girl. Needless to say, despite her best efforts, Jem and the Holograms and Rio pretty much reject her and drive her back to her selfish ways.ways, Fortunately, Minx redeems once more and permanently in the series finale.
10th Aug '16 6:20:01 PM PhysicalStamina
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* NeverSayDie: [[AvertedTrope Averted]] right from the get-go. The premise is partially based the death of Jerrica's father, after all.
6th Aug '16 7:23:03 PM Keeyla
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'''''Jem''''' was a 1980s SixtyFiveEpisodeCartoon (eventually) about the adventures of a rock star, Jem, and her band, the Holograms. Jem (not to be confused with the real pop star of the same name), the pink-haired, outrageous but kind-hearted rock star, is in reality Jerrica Benton, a young career woman. Jerrica is in charge of Starlight Music, a music label; the Starlight Foundation, a charitable organization; and Starlight House, a home for orphaned and foster girls that the foundation provides funding for, all founded by her deceased parents.

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'''''Jem''''' was a 1980s SixtyFiveEpisodeCartoon (eventually) about the adventures of a rock star, Jem, and her band, the Holograms. Jem (not to be confused with the real pop star of the same name), the pink-haired, outrageous but kind-hearted rock star, is in reality Jerrica Benton, a young career woman. Jerrica is in charge of Starlight Music, a music label; the Starlight Foundation, a charitable organization; and Starlight House, a home for orphaned and foster girls girhals that the foundation provides funding for, all founded by her deceased parents.



* [[SelfMadeMan Self Made Band]]: The Stingers went from playing and living off the streets to becoming famous by working hard and improving on their music. The song ''It's A Hard Hard Life'' showcases how they went from playing music in the Snow to small crowds to gradually getting bigger crowds and becoming known.

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* [[SelfMadeMan Self Made Band]]: The Stingers went from playing and living off the streets to becoming famous by working hard and improving on their music. The song ''It's A Hard Hard Life'' showcases how they went from playing music in the Snow snow to small crowds to gradually getting bigger crowds and becoming known.
31st Jul '16 12:35:05 AM PhysicalStamina
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* BreakingTheFourthWall: A non-comedic example. Done by several characters in "The Day the Music Died", the only episode in the entire series to do this. At one point Jem [[{{Lampshaded}} asks Riot]] who was he talking to.

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* BreakingTheFourthWall: A non-comedic example. Done by several characters in "The Day the Music Died", the only episode in the entire series to do this. At one point Jem [[{{Lampshaded}} asks Riot]] who was he talking to. Amusingly, though, this means that Jem lacks MediumAwareness ''in her own show.''
16th Jul '16 8:10:35 AM themisterfree
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[[MerchandiseDriven Originally, the series was created for a line of dolls made by]] Creator/{{Hasbro}}. The series combined music, adventure, fashion, and SoapOpera-esque drama which gave the show its own appeal. The show originally premiered as a serial of minisodes roughly ten minutes in length that told the origin of the show and ran during a block of other short shows with a male-oriented audience. The ratings were high enough that the show was picked up as a full half-hour series in its own right and the original serial was reworked into a four-part pilot. Though the doll line was pretty much shut out by the competing Barbie toyline, the series was popular enough that it was allowed to finish its 65 episode run even after the toyline was cancelled. The cartoon frequently reran in syndication, most notably on the USA Cartoon Express throughout the early 90s. '''Creator/TheHub''' had started to play episodes of this series as of May 28, 2011, though ''Discovery Family'' removed it from their schedule in late 2015 (after the LiveActionAdaptation bombed). The show has been released twice on DVD in the US (once by Rhino, who didn't finish, and later a complete series by Shout Factory).

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[[MerchandiseDriven Originally, the series was created for a line of dolls made by]] Creator/{{Hasbro}}. The series combined music, adventure, fashion, and SoapOpera-esque drama which gave the show its own appeal. The show originally premiered as a serial of minisodes roughly ten minutes in length that told the origin of the show and ran during a block of other short shows with a male-oriented audience. The ratings were high enough that the show was picked up as a full half-hour series in its own right and the original serial was reworked into a four-part pilot. Though the doll line was pretty much shut out by the competing Barbie toyline, the series was popular enough that it was allowed to finish its 65 episode run even after the toyline was cancelled. The cartoon frequently reran in syndication, most notably on the USA Cartoon Express throughout the early 90s. '''Creator/TheHub''' had started to play episodes of this series as of May 28, 2011, though ''Discovery Family'' removed it from their schedule in late 2015 (after the LiveActionAdaptation bombed). The show has been released twice on DVD in the US (once by Rhino, who didn't finish, and later a complete series by Shout Factory).
Factory). 2011 also had Hasbro integrate Jem into a comic called ''Unit:E'', which had Synergy, now an alien AI, assisting characters from ''Franchise/{{Micronauts}}'' into helping [[MegaCrossover gather heroes from around the multiverse]]; according to Synergy, Jerrica/Jem would help compose the "music of the spheres".
5th Jun '16 8:45:08 AM s1gozar
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** "'Take It Or Leave It'', when first used in ''The Stingers Hit Town'', is meant to demonstrate that the Stingers have no problem being callous and selfish. When used in ''Riot's Hope'', it's to show that Riot's father is unashamedly disappointed in him despite his success, and that he'll probably never accept him for who he is.

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** "'Take "Take It Or Leave It'', It", when first used in ''The "The Stingers Hit Town'', Town", is meant to demonstrate that the Stingers have no problem being callous and selfish. When used in ''Riot's Hope'', "Riot's Hope", it's to show that Riot's father is unashamedly disappointed in him despite his success, and that he'll probably never accept him for who he is.
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