The Day the Music Died

Season 3, Ep 7, Aired 2/11/88
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  • Episode Description
  • Riot whisks a stressed-out Jem away on a Mexican cruise, then pair then disappears and no one hears from them for months. Without Jerrica, the Misfts are able to take complete control of Starlight Music and the Starlight Foundation. Pizzazz then forces the Holograms and the remaining Stingers to join the Misfits makeing the mega group rule the airwaves. Rio, the Holograms and the Singers have to find Riot and Jem fast in order to get their lives back to normal.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Roger Slifer

  • Bobbie Block

    Roxy/Roxanne Pelligrini

  • Britta Phillips

    Jem/Jerrica Benton [singing voice]

  • Cathianne Blore

    Kimber Benton / Aja Leith

  • Charlie Adler

    Eric Raymond

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Notes (3)

    • The songs in this episode are: "Under My Spell" - The Stingers "Top of the Charts" - The Misfits with Minx, Rapture and the Holograms "All's Right with the World" - Jem and the Holograms

    • This is the twelfth time that Jem and the Holograms have been out of the country. The first was to Paris, France in Kimber's Rebellion, the second to Beijing, China in Adventure in China, the third time to Venice, Italy in In Stitches, the fourth to Morvania in The Princess and the Singer, the fifth to Mexico City, Mexico in Aztec Enchantment, the sixth to Carfax, Oxford, England in Renaissance Woman, the seventh to Shangri-La, China in Journey to Shangri-La, the eighth to Vienna, Austria in Journey Through Time, the ninth to London, England in Britrock, the tenth to Zagreb, Yugoslavia in Homeland, Heartland, the eleventh to Greece in Midsummer Night's Madness and this time to somewhere off of the Mexican coast.

    • This is the only episode where the characters Kimber, Raya, Aja, Pizzazz, Riot and Ashley talk directly to the viewers.

    Trivia (3)

    • This episode begins In medias resin which is Latin for "into the middle of things" where the narrative starts in the middle of the story, such as Kimber interupting the opening credits, instead of from its beginning. The characters, setting and conflict are often introduced through a series of flashbacks or through characters relating past events to each other such as Kimber, Raya, Aja, Pizzazz, Riot and Ashley talk directly to the viewers.

    • This is the last time Eric Raymond is seen for the remainder of the series.

    • All’s Right with the World was first sang in The Talent Search part 2.

    Allusions (1)

    • This episodes title, The Day the Music Died is in reference to February 3, 1959, where three prominent musicians; Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and J.P. "Big Bopper" Richardson, were killed in a plane crash near Fargo, North Dakota. This phrase is part of the lyrics of Don McLean's song "American Pie."

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