TRULY OUTRAGEOUS! 1.3 – June 10, 1996
Administrator’s Note [firstname.lastname@example.org]
message for newsletter [email@example.com]
Marketed JEM Music [firstname.lastname@example.org]
awesome jem [email@example.com]
Re: TRULY OUTRAGEOUS! 1.2 [Cmatth0612@gnn.com]
More Jem Songs (Part 3) [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Re: TRULY OUTRAGEOUS! 1.2 [Christy Marx]
ADMINISTRATOR’s NOTE – “WE’RE OFF AND RUNNIN'”
Here we are with another digest already, and it’s only been about
two days! I think it’s safe to say that “We’re Off And Runnin'”
I wanted to let you know that fellow list member Pam Green’s Jem
homepage, which is devoted to the dolls and merchandise, has just
been included in the YAHOO! search engine.
The address for Pam’s page is:
I highly recommend this page for those of you looking for more
information on the dolls and merchandise.
Speaking of search engines, I’ve been submitting the URL for the
mailing list’s homepage (including YAHOO!), and I’m still waiting
for responses. I think that getting the list’s website onto the search
engines would be great publicity for the list.
I think that’s about it for this issue’s Administrator’s Note. Just
keep up the good posts you’ve been submitting, and I’ll talk to you
again in TRULY OUTRAGEOUS! 1.4! 🙂
MESSAGE FOR NEWSLETTER
HI, my name is Kathy!
Like my dear friend, Jeanie, I have never *seen* a Jem video, but
still love the dolls tremendously! I have recently obtained a sheet
on how to change their batteries, and manipulate Glitter and Gold
JEM’s knees, with the extra joints. If would like a copy, please
Email me at
I am looking for certain JEM dolls, MIB or NM, loose, and their
boxed/carded outfits too. I have a couple of outfits for trade.
I think this newsletter is getting off to a fabulous start, and I am
printing out all the messages to keep in a notebook for reference.
Glitter and Gold JEM is my FAV, closely followed by Shana and
MARKETED JEM MUSIC
Not all 24 of the released dolls had cassettes but most of them did.
The dolls without cassette tapes were the three Starlight Girls and
Rock ‘N Curl Jem.
The four Video Madness playsets each came with a cassette tape.
Three tapes were also available from Hasbro as part of mail order
or giveaway deals:
+The first one — containing “Who Is He Kissing?”, “Jealousy” and
“Universal Appeal” (the last from the Misfits) — was given away at
toy stores when JEM purchases were made in 1985 for a limited time.
This is the only tape I’ve never heard, as I didn’t live near enough to a
participating store. 😦
+Another tape featuring “Glitter and Gold,” “Back in Shape,” and the
first year Jem theme was mail-order only in Spring 1987.
+The last was a full-length tape released in conjuction with CBS
Records in 1987 that was mail-order only. Besides extended
recordings of “How You Play The Game,” “Rock and Roll is
Forever,” and “Glitter and Gold,” the tape includes music by
Loverboy, Katrina and the Waves, Eddy Grant, the Thompson
Twins, the Fixx, the Jets, Toto, and New Edition.
To my knowledge, that’s all the JEM tapes that were ever available.
Anyone know of any others?
Personally, I set up my boom box and taped the rest through the TV
speaker so I wouldn’t have to watch my tapes all the time 🙂
Hi Jem junkie’s!
Wow! What a great Jem disscussion so far. I never knew there were
other people out there who enjoyed Jem so much.
Thanks to Christy for writing in to us. It’s great to know that you
still care about your past work, (not that I thought any different)
enough to take the time to answer any questions we might have.
Maybe with some persistance, and luck, we might be able to get the
show back on the air through our mailing list!
Question, on our trivia segment. If Clash was trying to become the
fifth Misfit, who was the fourth? When Clash was introducted to the
show, there was only three Misfits, Pizzazz, Roxy, and Stormer.
To whoever wants to exchange material, (there was an inquiry in the
last issue) I would be more than willing to help out. I live in Chicago,
so we would have to echange info to get in contact with each other.
I am also looking for dolls, music, and episodes that I do not have.
If there are 65 episodes, I really am behind in my material! I think
I only have aboout 25 to 30 episodes on tape. But I have to say, the
stuff I have it GREAT!!!
For those of you who wish to get some Jem dolls, I got the name of
a doll collector who has several Jem dolls available (last time I
cheked). Her name is Lisa, and her e-mail address is
Hope I was able to help!
RE: TRULY OUTRAGEOUS! 1.2
Hey JEM fans!
I am so glad that there are other JEM fans out there!!:) I have
been a huge fan of the show forever!! Anyway, I am very interested
in trying to get all the episodes on tape ( I have a bunch already
that I taped when the show was still in syndication on USA network)
so if anyone is interested please LMK and we can trade together!
Also, does anyone know anything about a Rock’n Romance Jem doll?
I keep hearing rumors but dont know if they are true or not…oh
well, hope to hear from ya:)
MORE JEM SONGS (PART 3)
Now, here’s a list of songs from the second season that were never
marketed with the dolls…
Jem and the Holograms:
All Across This Country
All’s Right With The World
Always In My Heart
Believe In Yourself
Everybody Wears A Mask
Falling In Love With A Stranger
Flowers In My Hair
Happy Ever After
I’m Takin’ A Train
It Could Be You
It’s Fun To Be Scared
It Takes Work
Land Of The Midnight Sun
The Last Laugh
Let Me Take You To The Mardi Gras
Let The Music Play
Look Inside Yourself
Love Will Show The Way
Midsummer Night’s Madness
Music And Danse
One Of Those Days
Only Between Me And You
Open A Book
Our Love Makes You Beautiful
The Real Me
Rockin’ Down Through Time
Safe And Sound
Straight From The Heart
Take The Time
Tomorrow Is My Wedding Day
To The Rescue
We’re Making It Happen
You Already Know
You’ll Never Win My Love
Jem and the Holograms/The Misfits:
Don’t Look Now
Free And Easy
I Like Your Style
I Love A Scandal
I’m Gonna Hunt You Down
Let’s Blow This Town
Star Spangled Fantasy
Top Of The Charts
RE: TRULY OUTRAGEOUS! 1.2
Here’s some additional behind the scenes information.
NAMES: I was given the basic product names, “Jem/Jerrica”, “Aja”,
“Synergy”, “Kimber”, “Rio”, “Pizazz”, etc. Everything else was left to
me to make up. I believe “Jerrica” was the name of someone’s
daughter at the toy company, but it’s been quite a few years, so I’m a
bit vague about that.
For the last names of Jerrica and all the Holograms, I used the last
names of the people who, at that time, were the leading scientists in
the field of holography.
The Starlight Girls, who were entirely my invention, were mostly
named after friends or acquaintances of mine.
BA NEE was named after a real girl. The actress Ina Balin was one
of two women responsible for air-lifting an orphanage of children to
safety during the fall of Saigon. Ina adopted two Viet Namese baby
girls. One of them was named Ba Nee. I had worked with Ina a few
years earlier during production of a TV movie based on this real life
event, entitled “The Children of An Loc”. Ina co-starred in it as
herself. I had tremendous admiration for Ina and used her
daughter’s her name in tribute to her.
MARTIN O’CAROLAN, who turns out to be Ba Nee’s father (in the
sseries), is named after Turlogh O’Carolan, a famous Irish harper of
the 1800’s. I’m a big fan of Celtic music and used to play the Celtic
ERIC RAYMOND, our villain, is playfully named using the first and
middle names of my brother. The whole family got a lot of chuckles
out of that.
I’m afraid I don’t remember the names of the actors that did the voices,
with one exception. When we added the British character of Jetta, I
complained about how much I hated hearing rotten American accents
trying to sound British. So they promised that I could have the final
say in picking the actress. I didn’t take them seriously, but to my
surprise, they sent me the final audition tape with five voices on it. I
could instantly tell that four of the voices were Americans doing
rotten Cockney accents. The fifth was a genuine Brit. Plus she
sounded great. I picked her and they cast her. Her name is Linda
Dorsey and she’s the daughter of Engelbert Humperdink.
It was round about the second season when the mandate came down
to start reusing existing songs in order to save money. Believe me, it
can get tricky finding ways to make existing songs fit into a storyline
when the songs were written entirely for some other storyline. But
that’s why you’ll find so many songs repeated — as a cost-cutting
I have one Jem doll in my possession, and that’s only because my
mother bought it for me when the series aired. I’ve never actually
seen any of the other dolls at all (except in photos).