Jem and the Holograms

I am watching the first episode of “Jem and the Holograms.” This may be the most beautifully ridiculous cartoon of all time.

A “movie producer” with a hilarious mustache just told Jem he would “give a movie contract to the winner of this contest. And an added bonus, the winner will also get this beautiful mansion.” On queue, a sunglassed sidekick pulled an aerial photo of said mansion out of an envelope to show them.

What. The. Hell. The movie contract I can almost understand; after all, even Kelly Clarkson got to do “From Justin to Kelly” after winning American Idol. But are a bunch of boardroom suits sitting around one day trying to decide what to do with this random empty mansion they have laying around? “Hey, Steve; why don’t you take this picture of the mansion, have Charlie here carry it around in this envelope, and find some random girls to give the mansion to. But make sure you show them the picture so they know it’s legit.”

The mind… it boggles.

Andy Bartlett

By day, I am the executive director of communications and marketing at Bemidji State University. The rest of the time, I'm a husband, father of three, and proponent of super heroes, lasers, space ships and explosions.

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