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Season 1 Episode 18

Hot Time in Hawaii

Aired Daily 12:00 AM Oct 18, 1986 on ABC
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Hot Time in Hawaii
Jem and the Holograms, as well as the Misfits are invited to Honolulu, Hawaii to compete in the annual Battle of the Music Stars. Kimber meets a young man named Steve on the flight. He becomes the band's coach as well as Kimber's island beau. As the Misfits' coach, Zipper gives them equipment that helps them cheat their way to victory in multiple events. But there's no way the Misfits can beat Kimber in the swim race, so Zipper solves the problem by kidnapping her.moreless

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  • Silly premise with a great message

    The Misfits and the Holograms compete in a battle of the rock bands in Hawaii. Of course, the writers just wanted to feature the ladies in a Hawaii episode. It doesnt matter how theu got them there. Also, Jem had just released her first album, and already she is known to people living in Hawaii. Having a number one record pays off.

    The Misfits are in dastardly hilarious form, as usual. They cackle as they say Zipper will school them in "the art of Their methods of cheating are crude and gimmicky, but they work. "Misfits in Hawaii" unfortunately is one of their worst and uninspired songs with lyrics like "we're Misfits in Hawaii wearing a sarong, but it looks so

    Jem's "How you Play the Game," not a bad tune, carries the episode's lesson of fair competition.

    On the plane to Hawaii, Kimber bumps into Steve, who agrees to be the Holograms' coach. These two carry the episode. Kimber is always courting different men. Few seem to stick around. The writers and animators create a tangible chemistry between these two.

    One problem with the episode. Zipper leaves Kimber in a cave near a volcano so that she cannot compete. Shouldn't Zipper be arrested for attempted murder instead of just rigging the games?

    Definitely check this episode out. Some of the animation is beautiful, especially the closing scene with Jem and Rio, who inexplicably shows up to surprise her.

    The entire voice cast from the regular crew, to Steve, to the games announcer were fantastic.moreless
Bobbie Block

Bobbie Block

Roxy/Roxanne Pelligrini

Britta Phillips

Britta Phillips

Jem/Jerrica Benton [singing voice]

Cathianne Blore

Cathianne Blore

Kimber Benton / Aja Leith

Cindy McGee

Cindy McGee

Shana Elmsford

Ellen Bernfeld

Ellen Bernfeld

Pizzazz [singing voice]

Marlene Aragon

Marlene Aragon


Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • When Roxy is trying out her bike, the green switch causes grease to come out of the bike, making Zipper behind her fall. But during the race she hits the red swith which makes the grease come out.

    • Lin-Z introduces a 42 second repeat performance of the Misfits last concert hit, We're the Misfits in Hawaii and a 48 second clip of Jem's new outrageous hit, How You Play the Game.

    • Pizzazz's make up blows away during the "We're Misfits In Hawaii" video.

  • QUOTES (17)

    • Gisel: Excuse me but I thought you might want to see this stuff. (Dropping the Misfits rigged equipment) I found it on the field.

    • Pizzazz: We're innocent.
      Roxy: We had nothing to do with it.
      Zipper: They cheated in every event.

    • Kimber: (Recognizing Zipper's voice) That's the creep who kidnapped me.

    • Shana: (In the cave) I hope there's a back door. The front one's closed.

    • Pizzazz: What'd you think of our song.
      Steve: It was a lot funnier than that shark prank you pulled on Kimber yesterday.
      Pizzazz: I don't what you're referring too!

    • (In the song We're the Misfits in Hawaii)
      Pizzazz: We bask in the tropical breezes and we got seven tropical diseases.

    • (In the song We're the Misfits in Hawaii)
      Pizzazz: We spend all of our nights scratching insect bites.

    • Roxy: (After shoving the hula dancers off stage) Okay fellow celebrities. As you know, we are the Misfits.
      Pizzazz: And we've written a special song to celebrate this festive Hawaiian Holiday.

    • Shana: Oh, this is the life. too bad Kimber's missing it.
      Jem: Oh, I think she's having a good time, Shana.

    • Pizzazz: (Eating) Mmm. Speaking of taste. This dish you brought us is delicious. What is it, Zipper?
      Zipper: Well. I thought fair was fair. Since the Holograms were having shark. I brought you shark.
      Pizzazz, Roxy and Stormer: (Together) Shark. (Throwing their dishes on the ground)

    • (Adjusting her specially equipped jumping shoes)
      Stormer: Are you sure we should do this?
      Pizzazz: We'd be crazy not too.
      Roxy: Of course. Anything to win. (Hitting her ice cream and dropping it on herself)

    • (After pole vaulting into a palm tree)
      Pizzazz: Okay, Zipper. You want me to build nest up here.

    • (On the Bike Track)
      Zipper: This is secret weapon number one.
      Roxy: Looks like a regular bike to me and I hate the color.

    • Roxy: Just what are you talking about?
      Zipper: I, uh, picked up some special equipment for the competition tomorrow. I guarantee it will be worth it.

    • Pizzazz: Forget it, Stormer. We don't need to be in shape to win this contest. (Taking a bite of food) Because we're gonna hire Zipper as our coach to train us in the art of cheating.

    • Stormer: (At the Music Star Buffer) Look at all this food.
      Pizzazz: Fill up your plates. This is a celebration.
      Roxy: Yeah, it's not everyday we get invited to compete in the Battle of the Music Stars.

    • Kimber: She's a slave driver.
      Aja: No pain, no gain.

  • NOTES (2)