Season 1 Episode 26

Glitter and Gold

Aired Daily 12:00 AM Mar 15, 1987 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Glitter and Gold
Diskovery Records is holding it's Glitter 'n Gold contest and will give the Glitter 'n Gold Roadster to the group who sells 500,000 records first. The Misfits are a shoo-in to win but Jem and the Holograms haven't performed in ages. To make matters worse, she and Rio get in a huge fight over her reluctance to confide in him or tell him what happened to Jem. Can Jem and the Holograms make a comeback in time to win the contest?moreless

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Bobbie Block

Bobbie Block

Roxy/Roxanne Pelligrini

Britta Phillips

Britta Phillips

Jem/Jerrica Benton [singing voice]

Cathianne Blore

Cathianne Blore

Kimber Benton / Aja Leith

Charlie Adler

Charlie Adler

Eric Raymond

Cindy McGee

Cindy McGee

Shana Elmsford

Ellen Bernfeld

Ellen Bernfeld

Pizzazz [singing voice]

Patricia Alice Albrecht

Patricia Alice Albrecht


Guest Star

Catherine Cavadini

Catherine Cavadini

Clash [credited as Cathy Cavadini]

Recurring Role

Cathianne Blore

Cathianne Blore

Ashley Larson

Recurring Role

Susan Blu

Susan Blu

Lin-Z Pierce

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (7)

  • QUOTES (18)

    • Rio: Would my golden lady care to dance.
      Jem: I'd love too!

    • Ashley: You do have a choice. Do you like Jem?
      Guy: Uh.. Yeah.
      Clash: But the Misfits are better!

    • Pizzazz: You're dumb plan made no difference at all.
      Roxy Buy more people.
      Eric: More. I can't buy lunch. I'm going bankrupt.
      Pizzazz: I always said you were cheap.

    • (As old lady comes out with Jem & the Holograms album)
      Eric Raymond: Hey, (Taking album from her) I said the Misfits.
      Old lady: Dear boy, they don't look like very nice girls. (Taking album back) Gimme that. These look like such nice girls.

    • (In the song, We're Up/You're Down)
      Pizzazz: The figures never lie.
      Jem: Girl, you better open your eyes!

    • Pizzazz: Who needs to cheat? We're ahead 3 to 1 already. Better take up a new line of work. (Passing the Holograms)
      Roxy: Like washes dishes.
      Stormer: Or selling cars!

    • Rio: Jerrica. What are you doing here?
      Jerrica: I guaranteed to deliver Jem's album on time. The contest starts tomorrow.
      Rio: I'll give you a hand.
      Jerrica: I can do it myself. (Taking the box of albums from him)
      Rio: You can't go alone. It's dangerous.
      Jerrica: don't concern yourself, Mr. Pacheco.

    • Jem: Wait. We need more than a new album.
      Kimber: Something to grab attention.
      Shana: New clothes!
      Aja: A whole new look!
      Jem: The Glitter and Gold look.

    • Pizzazz: Have you picked our competition yet?
      Owen: Well. I'm considering the 5th Avenue Boys. Jerrica Benton is on her way over here to discuss it.
      Pizzazz: (Scoffs) You might as well give us the prizes now.
      Roxy: Those boys don't stand a chance against us.

    • Kimber: Jerrica. Please reconsider.
      Shana: We're the only ones who can compete against the Misfits.
      Aja: Rio's mad with you anyway. What have you got to loose.

    • Rio: (To Jerrica) You and Kimber are two of a kind. (Walking away) Keep your secrets. I've had enough.

    • Rio hologram: I hate deception and I despise liars. I never want to see you or talk to you again. Never. (Rio turns as Jem puts her hands through the hologram to stop it)
      Jem: Turn it off.

    • Jerrica: Rio. I've something to tell you. I am Jem. Show time, Synergy.
      Rio hologram: All this time, you were really Jem and you didn't tell me. You made a fool out of me. You deceived me. You lied to me.

    • Synergy: What's wrong, Jerrica?
      Jerrica: I don't know what to do. I'm jealous of myself.

    • (When asked about Jem)
      Stormer: Jem who?
      Roxy: The name sounds vaguely familiar.
      Pizzazz: I guess the poor thing couldn't face our overwhelming superiority.

    • Reporter #1: Misfits, your single is number one.
      Reporter #2: Will your album be number one.
      Pizzazz: With talent like ours.
      Roxy: How could it possibly fail.

    • (Reading Music Biz Magazine)
      Jerrica: What ever happened to Jem and the Holograms. This once popular group has disappeared from the music scene.

    • Kimber: Look. The Misfits new single is at the top of the charts.
      Jerrica: So.
      Kimber: Jem and the Holograms haven't put out a new album in ages.
      Jerrica: I don't want to talk about Jem.

  • NOTES (1)

    • The songs in this episode are:
      "How Does It Feel?" - The Misfits
      "Glitter and Gold" - Jem and the Holograms
      "We're Up/You're Down" - Jem and the Holograms/The Misfits


    • The Top 10 on the charts include parodies of Bruce Fallsteen for Bruce Springsteen, The Moss Covered Stones for the Rolling Stones, Iron Fading as Iron Maiden, Twisted Brother as Twisted Sister, The Roomoans as the Ramons and Tom Potty as Tom Petty.

    • Fifth Avenue Boys were a private joke that Christy Marx snuck into the episode.
      Sunbow Prods. was located on Fifth Avenue in New York.
      The three names used were Joe, Jay and Tom
      Joe Bacal and Tom Griffith, the owners of Sunbow and its parent company Griffith-Bacal, an advertising agency and Jay Bacal, Joe's son whom Marx closely worked with as a producer on many Sunbow shows.