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Thread started 08/16/11 10:36pm

Gunsnhalen

Jem & The Holograms....

Scarlet scandel got me watching this shit lol

To bad i didn't live in the 80's i would ate this shit up!, there's a whitney houston, cyndi lauper, prince, bruce springstreen, pete burns, lionel richie in the mist cool

Any who for those of you that watched this show but don't want to admit it here are some videos razz

80's cheesy goodness

Pistols sounded like "Fuck off," wheras The Clash sounded like "Fuck Off, but here's why.."- Thedigitialgardener

Datdonkeydick- Asherfierce
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Reply #1 posted 08/17/11 1:24am

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My cousin made me watch this damn show. It's like the predecessor to MoKenStef's "He's Mine." Jerrica and Jem are both "dating" Rio. While she knows they're the same person, he doesn't, which means she is actively allowing him to cheat on her - twice! Yay, women's lib.

That being said, as a music lover, I can admit I enjoyed it. The search for new band members was really cool. The theme song is an out-and-out classic! Well, the original is. That "Me and my friends are Jem girls" crap sucked.
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Reply #2 posted 08/17/11 3:45am

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I liked Pizzazz. Ladies with green hair are hawt.

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Reply #3 posted 08/17/11 6:28am

lavender1983

heart I wanted to be Jem.

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Reply #4 posted 08/17/11 7:17am

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eek I was gonna make a Jem & The Holograms thread! Well, actually a Jem & the Holograms vs. The Misfits thread lol Anyways I hated this show as a kid, but as an adult I love it! So ridiculousy cheesy and over dramatic, like a cartoon soap opera. And so deliciously 80s! love

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Reply #5 posted 08/17/11 7:20am

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For what I remember watching it as a kid, I LOVED IT!!!

Yeah, I love Graffiti Bridge movie, so what? ''Oooooooooooh Montreal, say it!''
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Reply #6 posted 08/17/11 7:24am

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[Edited 8/17/11 7:28am]

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Reply #7 posted 08/17/11 7:32am

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Jem and the Holograms Coming to DVD in October

Friday, July 22nd, 2011 at 6:06 pm Category: Cartoons, DVD's, News, Television, Toons

Shout! Factory (the same company behind the M.A.S.K. DVDs) is releasing JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS: THE TRULY OUTRAGEOUS COMPLETE SERIES on DVD on October 11th.

The 11-DVD boxed set will contain all 65 episodes and all-new special bonus content. OUTRAGEOUS! (Ok, that will be the last time I say that. Maybe).

For those not interested in the complete series, a 4-DVD set of just Season One will be available on the same day.

Jem, the pink-haired lead singer of a rock band, was a favorite with little girls who grew up in the 1980’s. Each episode of the show featured a dramatic conflict with The Misfits (a rival band), the inner turmoils of Jem and her alter ego Jerrica Benton, a tempestuous romance with boyfriend Rio, original songs set against music-video-like montages, and enough wardrobe changes to make Barbie jealous. The jet-setting group also visited exotic locations like Hawaii, Venice, and Paris.

The press release states:

The series “JEM and The Holograms” ran from 1985-’88 in first-run syndication and still boasts a loyal and vocal fan base. It is frequently credited with influencing fashion in the late 1980s and beyond, and launching the careers of female pop-rock stars and music groups. The series follows Jerrica Benton, whose discovery of Synergy, a powerful computer companion, allows her to transform from co-owner of Starlight Music into rock star Jem. Teaming with her sister and best friends who form The Holograms, Jem sets out to make their musical dreams come true, even as she battles against the ruthless Eric Raymond and his musical protégés.

All that has been stated about the bonus content is that it’s ”archival material rarely seen by fans.” Interviews with voice actors would be great to see, or perhaps the person/people responsible for designing the wild fashions seen in each episode. I can surmise that there may be some deleted scenes, but beyond that it’s anyone’s guess.

Whatever the content is, this looks like a great set to purchase if you’re a fan of the series. Don’t even try to tell me that you didn’t start singing the song as soon as you read the headline to this article. OUTRAGEOUS! (Okay, sorry. Last time I’ll do that). Or, if you’re new to the series, this will be an easy way to watch them all at your leisure.

Just be prepared for a nostalgic trip to the 80’s and tunes that will stay in your head for days.

Show’s over, Synergy!

http://www.bigshinyrobot....ives/30430

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Reply #8 posted 08/18/11 8:03am

NaughtyKitty

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This was one of their best songs music

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Reply #9 posted 08/18/11 8:07am

SEANMAN

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I was, am and will forever be a Jem Boy. The songs on that cartoon are kick ass. Who can resist Glitter and Gold, Aztec Enchantment, Trouble, Universal Appeal, Jam All Night Long, It All Depends on the Mood I'm In, Back in Shape, etc? JEM FOREVER!

"NOW CONTROL THIS!!!" - JANET
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Reply #10 posted 08/18/11 8:48am

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The only time I saw this show is when I was at a cousin's house, so I don't remember much about it. I used to watch Kidd Video though.

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Reply #11 posted 08/18/11 8:48am

Unholyalliance

Oh shit you are totally speaking to my heart. I fukken LOVED this show. I still do and I even downloaded all 3 seasons. I can't wait until the DVDs are released.

I even remember back in the late 90s/early 2000s I had found all of the songs for download and had almost all of them. I used to drive my friends crazy and everytime we were working on a deadline I used to play 'Time is Running Out.' lol They hated me for that.

Rio was a dick though and borderline abusive boyfriend. If both of these groups had been real all of you would be rooting for The Misfits, simply, because they were not of the bublegum poppy image of Jem. Even so, I love all the characters. I really need to do some fanart for this show...

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Reply #12 posted 08/18/11 8:52am

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SEANMAN said:

I was, am and will forever be a Jem Boy. The songs on that cartoon are kick ass. Who can resist Glitter and Gold, Aztec Enchantment, Trouble, Universal Appeal, Jam All Night Long, It All Depends on the Mood I'm In, Back in Shape, etc? JEM FOREVER!

nod I have to agree, some of the songs on this cartoon are really pretty good. A user on Youtube has made some Jem tribute albums where they remixed some of the songs, enhanced the audio and made them longer. They put the download link to the albums in the description box in their videos:

Vol. 1

http://youtu.be/4GRpaMUwDrE

Vol. 2

http://youtu.be/JMaGHFwMD1o

And here's one for the Misfits:

http://youtu.be/GmX5z59xeuI

They really did an excellent job with these^ the closest thing to having an actual album from Jem & the Holograms and the Misfits.

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Reply #13 posted 08/18/11 9:44am

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NaughtyKitty said:

SEANMAN said:

I was, am and will forever be a Jem Boy. The songs on that cartoon are kick ass. Who can resist Glitter and Gold, Aztec Enchantment, Trouble, Universal Appeal, Jam All Night Long, It All Depends on the Mood I'm In, Back in Shape, etc? JEM FOREVER!

nod I have to agree, some of the songs on this cartoon are really pretty good. A user on Youtube has made some Jem tribute albums where they remixed some of the songs, enhanced the audio and made them longer. They put the download link to the albums in the description box in their videos:

Vol. 1

http://youtu.be/4GRpaMUwDrE

Vol. 2

http://youtu.be/JMaGHFwMD1o

And here's one for the Misfits:

http://youtu.be/GmX5z59xeuI

They really did an excellent job with these^ the closest thing to having an actual album from Jem & the Holograms and the Misfits.

nod

"NOW CONTROL THIS!!!" - JANET
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Reply #14 posted 08/18/11 12:36pm

NaughtyKitty

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It Could Be You is my jam! music

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Reply #15 posted 08/18/11 1:12pm

SEANMAN

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Only The Beginning, Time Is Running Out, You Oughta See The View From Here, Misfits in Hawaii, Click/Clash...

"NOW CONTROL THIS!!!" - JANET
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Reply #16 posted 08/18/11 1:15pm

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SEANMAN said:

Only The Beginning, Time Is Running Out, You Oughta See The View From Here, Misfits in Hawaii, Click/Clash...

I love those 2 as well. And Nightmare, Truly Outrageous, Glitter & Gold, Designing Woman, The Real Me, Something Is Missing. mushy

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Reply #17 posted 08/18/11 1:17pm

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NaughtyKitty said:

SEANMAN said:

Only The Beginning, Time Is Running Out, You Oughta See The View From Here, Misfits in Hawaii, Click/Clash...

I love those 2 as well. And Nightmare, Truly Outrageous, Glitter & Gold, Designing Woman, The Real Me, Something Is Missing. mushy

Ahh...memories...

"NOW CONTROL THIS!!!" - JANET
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Reply #18 posted 08/18/11 1:24pm

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NaughtyKitty said:

Jem and the Holograms Coming to DVD in October

Friday, July 22nd, 2011 at 6:06 pm Category: Cartoons, DVD's, News, Television, Toons

woot! Can't wait, can't wait, can't wait!!!!!!! This is seriously like a dream come true for me. dancing jig

Shake it til ya make it dancing jig
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Reply #19 posted 08/19/11 9:40am

NaughtyKitty

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Always thought this song sounded like it could've been an early Madonna track

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Reply #20 posted 08/19/11 9:47am

lavender1983

JuliePurplehead said:

NaughtyKitty said:

Jem and the Holograms Coming to DVD in October

Friday, July 22nd, 2011 at 6:06 pm Category: Cartoons, DVD's, News, Television, Toons

woot! Can't wait, can't wait, can't wait!!!!!!! This is seriously like a dream come true for me. dancing jig

Ditto!

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Reply #21 posted 08/19/11 3:37pm

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Late 80s animation is ugly as hell. I'm surprised no one has made a movie of this yet

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Reply #22 posted 08/19/11 4:50pm

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My cousin was nuts about these dolls, she had all of them and 2 of the Misfits and they had these crappy tapes with them that wore out after a couple of plays. I thought they were hilarious, the hideous excesses of the 80s come to the fore here, the hair, star makeup, mascara, a set of talking lips called Synergy and the word Pizazz owes its existence forever to this show.

It reminds me of my home economics teacher at the time (I was 11) who had a conveyer belt hair cut, wore pancake makeup, short dresses and was about 45 trying to look 16 (She drove a red convertible). Also we had a gaggle of teenage girls who named their babies Jerica for a short time.

This programme was just too camp for words.

I also remember Barbie feeling threatened by them and they rushed out Barbie and the Rockers

Can you hear me baybeeee!!!! I'M SIX FOOT IN THE GRAVE!
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Reply #23 posted 08/19/11 7:09pm

mimi02

LUVVVVVVV ITTTTTT!!!!!!

I was too excited when I was channel surfing and found this on HUB!!!

These kids just don't know....unless we show them, right?

Being a kid in the early 80's RULE!!!!!

lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol

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Reply #24 posted 08/19/11 7:14pm

mimi02

Adorecream said:

My cousin was nuts about these dolls, she had all of them and 2 of the Misfits and they had these crappy tapes with them that wore out after a couple of plays. I thought they were hilarious, the hideous excesses of the 80s come to the fore here, the hair, star makeup, mascara, a set of talking lips called Synergy and the word Pizazz owes its existence forever to this show.

It reminds me of my home economics teacher at the time (I was 11) who had a conveyer belt hair cut, wore pancake makeup, short dresses and was about 45 trying to look 16 (She drove a red convertible). Also we had a gaggle of teenage girls who named their babies Jerica for a short time.

This programme was just too camp for words.

I also remember Barbie feeling threatened by them and they rushed out Barbie and the Rockers

Barbie always feeling threatened....Flava Dolls and Moxie Girls. Can we say neither have nothing on Bratz. That's why Mattel lost the lawsuit and now owes MGA (the makers of Bratz) big money!!!

Yeah, I have a 9 y.o., if you're wondering. LOL

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Reply #25 posted 08/19/11 7:17pm

Timmy84

I remember watching Jem back to back with GI-Joe. This helped shape up my bisexual world. lol

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Reply #26 posted 08/19/11 7:33pm

mimi02

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I remember watching Jem back to back with GI-Joe. This helped shape up my bisexual world. lol

You're TOO funny!!!

I remember that I couldn't get a G.I. Joe, because Mr. Joe was sold as an action figure. Damn that, he was a doll just like Ken and even then I wanted my Barbie to dump Ken's soft ass and get with Joe's real man self!!!

I know I was a mess....then.....LOL

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Reply #27 posted 08/19/11 8:27pm

NaughtyKitty

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Adorecream said:

My cousin was nuts about these dolls, she had all of them and 2 of the Misfits and they had these crappy tapes with them that wore out after a couple of plays. I thought they were hilarious, the hideous excesses of the 80s come to the fore here, the hair, star makeup, mascara, a set of talking lips called Synergy and the word Pizazz owes its existence forever to this show.

It reminds me of my home economics teacher at the time (I was 11) who had a conveyer belt hair cut, wore pancake makeup, short dresses and was about 45 trying to look 16 (She drove a red convertible). Also we had a gaggle of teenage girls who named their babies Jerica for a short time.

This programme was just too camp for words.

I also remember Barbie feeling threatened by them and they rushed out Barbie and the Rockers

THIS! Jem is deliciously campy, cheesy, over-the-top, and excessive like the 80s! mushy The series really is hilarious. Looking at it now, its like watching a cartoon soap with 80s music video clips thrown in lol And I remember Barbie and the Rockers, they were soooo lame!

[Edited 8/19/11 20:27pm]

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Reply #28 posted 08/19/11 8:57pm

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Some Jem info from Wikipedia:

Current status of franchise

Christy Marx has long expressed a desire to make a modern day revival of the animated series, but stated in a 2004 interview that there are a great deal of complications concerning the rights to theJem properties.

"I would like to see that happen. I don't want to go into a lot of detail, but the whole rights situation for Jem is very, very complicated. Believe me, if there were a simple straightforward way to do it, it would be done. But there are some very big complications that are in the way at the moment." --Christy Marx.[24]

25 years after the Jem toy line was introduced to the U.S. market and 21 years after its demise, Hasbro has shown some legal activity in maintaining their trademarks and intellectual property, leading some fans to believe they may be reviving the line via the trademark renewal for "Dolls, doll clothing and doll accessories; board games and jigsaw puzzles," "publications, namely coloring books, activity books, comic books, paperback and hard cover story books, story books and pre-recorded books on tape all sold as a unit, and magazines in the field of dolls and animated characters," and "Entertainment services, namely, production and distribution of movies and on-going animated television series." Since 2004, Hasbro has changed the registered Trademarks from "JEM," to "JEM & the Holograms," and "Jem and the Holograms." Hasbro has also registered 4 domain names that are Jem related: jerricabenton.com (which redirects to Hasbro's home page,) showtimesynergy.com, jemmovie.com, and jemandthehologramsmovie.com (these three do not redirect).[25]


In September 2004, Cartoon Network Australia bought the TV rights to Jem and aired the show for ten months on their classics network, Boomerang.[citation needed]

Forbes.com has reported that Hasbro has recently re-acquired distribution rights to the Sunbow library of Hasbro Classics, which includes Jem. This has led to speculation that Jem may be re-released on DVD in the future.[26]


Given the recent success of G.I. Joe and Transformers, Hasbro is said to be considering a live-action movie with Universal, with whom Hasbro signed a six-movie contract last year, or a new incarnation of the animated series.[27]


On November 30, 2010 Hasbro added the trademarks Jerrica Benton, Kimber Benton, Aja Leith, Shana Elmsford, Rio Pacheco, and Minx for "G & S: Dolls, doll clothing and doll accessories; toy figures and playsets for use therewith." The odd thing about the trademarks are the (Christy Marx-Sunbow) given names, not the original doll names. Very strange that the original Holograms, one Stinger (Minx) stage name has been added, but no Misfits.[25]


On March 23, 2011, Christy Marx announced that Shout! Factory and Hasbro are working together to re-release the entire series to DVD.[28]


After 20 years, since last airing in the United States around 1990/1991 (in re-runs), Jem and the Holograms returned to Syndication. In the spring of 2011, Jem started airing on The Hub with a sneak preview of the first six episodes on May 28, 2011. On May 31, The Hub began to air the show regularly four times a day. The Hub states that since its return to television, Jem and the Holograms has become one of the Hub's highest rated/watched programs. With this success, there is speculation of a 25th anniversary Jem doll toyline return along with related merchandise by Hasbro.[29]


On July 25, 2011 TELETOON retro, a Canadian channel dedicated to cartoons, announced that Jem would be part of their fall 2011 lineup. [30]

http://en.wikipedia.org/w..._Holograms

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Reply #29 posted 08/19/11 9:53pm

Timmy84

mimi02 said:

Timmy84 said:

I remember watching Jem back to back with GI-Joe. This helped shape up my bisexual world. lol

You're TOO funny!!!

I remember that I couldn't get a G.I. Joe, because Mr. Joe was sold as an action figure. Damn that, he was a doll just like Ken and even then I wanted my Barbie to dump Ken's soft ass and get with Joe's real man self!!!

I know I was a mess....then.....LOL

lol

Oh Lord I remember Barbie and the Rockers. Obvious ripoff of Jem and the Holograms. falloff

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