Season 3 Episode 12

A Father Should Be...

Aired Daily 12:00 AM May 02, 1988 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • In the song This is Farwell, it is the first time Ba Nee is heard singing.

    • Christy Marx's reply to the last episode, "A Father Should Be," on being the last one.
      "Yes, we knew the series was ending and I had the rare opportunity to write a final show knowing it was a final show. It was an emotional script to write, too because I was saying my own farewell through the voice of Ba Nee."

    • A Father Should Be was first sang in The Jem Jam (1).

    • Martin, the dishonest gambler, traps Ba Nee in a run-down bear pit at the old zoo is very significant of which he doesn't realize. Ba Nee fell in a bear pit to get Randy James to rescue her in an attempt to prove he was her father in The Jem Jam Part 2.

  • Quotes

  • Notes

    • The songs in the final episode are:
      "A Father Should Be" - Ba Nee
      "Family" - Jem and the Holograms
      "This is Farewell" - The Jem Cast

  • Allusions

    • The name of Ba Nee's father, Martin O'Carolan, was named after a famous blind Irish harp musician named Turlough O'Carolan.