I Am Not Spock: Britta Phillips, who provided the singing voice of Jem, isn't quite as sentimental to the series as other former voice actors. During bonus feature interviews she rather neutrally discusses how Jem was a silly job she did for a short time in her teens, but wasn't much more than that for her.
Keep Circulating the Tapes: This show went in and out of print during the 80s, 90s, and even 00s. A brief release in the early 00s got up to two and a half seasons on DVD before Rhino lost the rights and they were swallowed up by Sony, leaving the entire third series out of print. However, in 2011, the series began airing on The Hub and a new complete series DVD release finally got a release date in October of 2011.
The original five minute "mini-episodes" that were later expanded to five full length episodes are believed to have been lost or destroyed.
Every episode is now available on Netflix.
Name's the Same: The "Misfits" is the name of a real life rock band (albeit punk rock, completely different from the show, plus they're an all-male group) formerly led by Glenn Danzig (that spot belongs to Jerry Only now). One of the Misfits' (show) songs "Welcome to the Jungle", is also an example (and this was about a year before Appetite For Destruction was released).
Lyn-Z shares her name with the bassist for the band Mindless Self Indulgence.
An early band of Riot's (shown in flashbacks) is called Nirvana.
Non-Singing Voice: Jem/Jerrica had a speaking voice provided by Samantha Newark, who is a singer, but the singing voice is provided by Britta Philips.
Tuckerization: Eric Raymond was named after creator Christy Marx's brother.
What Could Have Been: During season three, Hasbro scrapped the Jem toyline due to declining sales. Not only were several lines canned and the show canceled, but dolls for the new characters were never released, such as The Stingers. Furthermore, the fifth Misfit, Graphix was never introduced.
Christy Marx even said there were plans for a Jem movie with a pair of sound-controlling psychic twins, as well as an evil counterpart to Synergy. This got scrapped after the failure of Sunbow's Transformers film.
She also wanted to do a follow up episode about Danny, a one off character Deirdre (a Starlight Girl) meets when she ran away in "The Music Awards". It would have dealt with Danny and his alcoholic father. However, Hasbro wouldn't have that; an uncommon case of Executive Meddling having a positive effect.
Hey, It's That Voice! / She Also Did: In "The Bands Break Up", Kimber's singing voice was done by Florence Warner, who many TV viewers may know as the voice of the "Hello (insert city and /or state here)" campaign done by various local TV stations throughout much of the 1980snote Moreover, she recorded over a hundred different versions for each station that used it. There was even a version used by a station in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and even a version for a network in Melbourne, Australia.