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  • The Merry Go Round Broke Down: It's mentioned that Jem and the Holograms used to be huge years ago, but now they work small gigs to get by. They're currently playing at a coffee shop in Toontown trying to raise money to get to Japan.

Live-Action TV

  • A 2005 segment in Saturday Night Live called Barbie's Playhouse has Ken mention being friends with Jem.
  • On "Guys and Dolls" from All My Children, Marcy loses her Barbie doll. The doll is actually a Jem doll.


  • Nicki Minaj's verse in "Kissing Strangers" by DNCE contains the lyrics "Me? I'm Jem, and these bitches is the Holograms".
  • In the music video to Madonna's "Sorry" one of the singers is wearing a Jem t-shirt.

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Video Games

  • Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion contains a Jem reference in the name of one of its stations:

Truly, truly, truly...
Outrageous Station

Western Animation

  • Episode 2 of Big Hero 6: The Series stars super-villains "High Voltage". They're a mother-daughter duo with a 1980s aesthetic. They have a Villain Song and dance. Both resemble toy-line Jem most, with their blonde hair, pastel highlights, and pink star-shaped earrings.
  • Rainbow Quartz, the 1980s-era fusion of Pearl and Rose Quartz, in Steven Universe is based on Danse.
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  • One gag in Family Guy has the mayor watching Jem.
  • An off-colour Jem appears in the crowd scenes of the South Park "Imaginationland" episodes.
  • Jerrica and Kimber cameo in "B.O.T." from The Transformers. They're on-model except for their color schemes.
  • "The Ice Goose Cometh" episode of Mighty Mouse The New Adventures features a Jem parody called "Jim" on a poster, alongside other 1980s parodies.

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