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Alvin and the Chipmunks


Alvin and the Chipmunks Characters

Series Description

Alvin and the Chipmunks was a 30 minute Kids TV Show on NBC about three school-aged animated chipmunk brothers who lived with their adopted father Dave and had their own band with dad as their manager. Somehow, Alvin, Simon and Theodore managed to get themselves into some jam during every episode and then spend the rest of the show trying to find a way out. Oh yeah ... dad usually found himself drug into each mess too!

Alvin and the Chipmunks Characters

(Voices)

Ross Bagdasarian Jr. .............. Alvin Seville / Simon Seville / Dave Seville
Ross Bagdasarian Jr. .............. Grandpa Seville #2 / Many Other Male Voices

Janice Karman ..................... Theodore Seville / Brittany / Jeanette
Janice Karman ..................... Eleanor / Many Other Female Voices

Frank Welker ...................... Miscellaneous Voices
Dody Goodman ...................... Miss Beatrice "Rebecca" Miller (1986-1990)
Thomas H. Watkins ................. Uncle "Adventure" Willy / Lilly the Dog / Other Voices (1988-1990)
Tress MacNeille ................... Miscellaneous Voices (1983-1987)
Alan Young ........................ Grandpa Seville #1 (1983-1987)

Theme Song

Written and Performed By: "Ross Bagdasarian Jr."

Watch out cause here we come
It's been a while but we're back with style
So get set to have some fun
We'll bring you action and satisfaction

We're the chipmunks
C-H-I-P-M-U-N-K
We're the chipmunks
Guaranteed to brighten your day

When you feel like a laugh
Give us a call we'll give you a roll
And if you feel like a song
Tune in to us and sing right along

We're the chipmunks
Coming on stronger than ever before
We're the chipmunks
Alvin, Simon, Theodore

Trivia

    

The first "appearance" of Alvin and the Chipmunks was in 1958 when Ross Bagdasarian, Sr. recorded a series of LP records of songs sung with voices that sounded as if they were done by chipmunks, presuming that such a thing was possible. It was a unique idea that became very popular with children and adults alike. Ross did all three voices himself and did them using an interesting method. He sang each part in slow motion and then sped up the recording until the words flowed at normal speed. That resulted in the "chipmunk voices" that we've all come to love!

The lyrics of the theme song above ("It's been a while but we're back with style") refer to the fact that there was a previous Chipmunks TV series that aired during the 1961-1962 season and was titled, "The Alvin Show".

Even though the first TV series only lasted one season, the episodes became ever more popular in re-runs.

That popularity that just wouldn't go away resulted in a 1981 TV special titled, "A Chipmunk Christmas". The ratings were great and reinforced the idea that the Chipmunks should return in a more enduring manner. Less than two year later this TV series premiered and ran for eight delightful seasons. It was updated to include songs of the '80s by popular artists like Michael Jackson and Elton John. Numerous stars of the day and movies and TV shows of the '80s were spoofed and fans loved it!

All of the episodes during the eighth and final season were parodies of blockbuster Hollywood movies. (See episode titles below)

This series was titled, "Alvin and the Chipmunks" for its first five seasons. For seasons six and seven the title was changed to "The Chipmunks". The name was changed again for the eighth and final season to "The Chipmunks Go To The Movies" to reflect the fact that all of the season 8 episodes were spoofs of Hollywood movies.

You may notice that the air dates during the sixth season appear a bit strange. Instead of airing just one day per week, some weeks had several episodes. There was a writer's strike that season and some of the regular episodes were delayed. At the same time, other episodes had been produced for future syndication and in order to fill in they were aired on NBC instead.

The Chipettes were introduced on this series. Their musical group provided a rivalry for the boys and the fact that their rivals were girls made things even worse! The Chipettes voices were done by Janice Karman who was the wife of the series' creator Ross Bagdasarian Jr. who was the son of the Chipmunks original creator Ross Bagdasarian Sr. Talk about keeping it in the family!

Episodes List With Original Air Dates

The First Season

  1. The C-Team (9/17/1983)
  2. The Chipettes (9/17/1983)
  3. Uncle Harry (9/24/1983)
  4. Rock 'n' Robot (9/24/1983)
  5. The Television Stars (10/1/1983)
  6. The Cruise (10/1/1983)
  7. The Chipmunks' Story (10/8/1983)
  8. Mr. Fabulous (10/15/1983)
  9. Grandpa and Grandma Seville (10/15/1983)
  10. Unidentified Flying Chipmunk (10/22/1983)
  11. Mother's Day (10/22/1983)
  12. The Chip Punks (10/29/1983)
  13. From Here to Fraternity (10/29/1983)
  14. Urban Chipmunk (11/5/1983)
  15. The Incredible Shrinking Dave (11/5/1983)
  16. Angelic Alvin (11/12/1983)
  17. The Trouble with Nanny (11/12/1983)
  18. Bully Ballet (11/19/1983)
  19. Alvin and the Chipmunk (11/19/1983)
  20. Swiss Family Chipmunks (11/26/1983)
  21. Santa Harry (11/26/1983)
  22. A Dog's Best Friend is a Chipmunk (12/3/1983)
  23. Curse of Lontiki (12/3/1983)
  24. Baseball Heroes (12/10/1983)
  25. May the Best Chipmunk Win (12/10/1983)

The Second Season

  1. The Chipmunk Who Bugged Me (9/8/1984)
  2. Rich and Infamous (9/8/1984)
  3. A Horse of Course (9/15/1984)
  4. Don't Be a Vidiot (9/15/1984)
  5. Lights, Camera, Alvin (9/22/1984)
  6. The Camp Calomine Caper (9/22/1984)
  7. Some Entrancing Evening (9/29/1984)
  8. Match Play (9/29/1984)
  9. The Picture of Health (10/6/1984)
  10. The Victrola Awards (10/6/1984)
  11. Royally Received (10/13/1984)
  12. Gone Fishing (10/13/1984)
  13. Setting the Record Straight (10/20/1984)
  14. Father's Day Muffins (10/20/1984)
  15. Alvin on Ice (10/27/1984)
  16. Operation Theodore (10/27/1984)
  17. The Gang's All Here (11/3/1984)
  18. Snow Job (11/3/1984)
  19. Maids In Japan (11/10/1984)
  20. My Fair Chipette (11/10/1984)
  21. Greatest Showoffs on Earth (11/17/1984)
  22. New, Improved Simon (11/17/1984)
  23. Guardian Chipminks (11/24/1984)
  24. Car Sick (11/24/1984)
  25. Snow Wrong (12/1/1984)
  26. Hat Today, Gone Tomorrow (12/1/1984)

The Third Season

  1. The Secret Life of David Seville (9/14/1985)
  2. Flim Flam (9/13/1985)
  3. Romancing Miss Stone (9/21/1985)
  4. Who Ghost There (9/21/1985)
  5. A Chip off the Old Tooth (9/28/1985)
  6. Three Alarm Alvin (9/28/1985)
  7. Court Action (10/5/1985)
  8. Sisters (10/5/1985)
  9. The Chipmunks Go To Washington (10/12/1985)
  10. Good Old Simon (10/12/1985)
  11. Soccer To Me (10/19/1985)
  12. Every Chipmunk Tells a Story (10/19/1985)
  13. A Little Worm in the Big Apple (10/26/1985)
  14. Staying Afloat (10/26/1985)
  15. The Chipette Story (11/2/1985)
  16. The Prize Isn't Right (11/9/1985)
  17. The Gold of My Dreams (11/9/1985)
  18. Mind Over Matterhorn (11/16/1985)
  19. Alvin's Oldest Fan (11/16/1985)

The Fourth Season

  1. Help Wanted: Mommy (9/13/1986)
  2. Teevee or Not Teevee (9/20/1986)
  3. A Rash of Babies (9/20/1986)
  4. Whatever Happened To Dave Seville? (9/27/1986)
  5. Simon Seville Superstar (9/27/1986)
  6. Miss Miller's Big Gamble (10/4/1986)
  7. Sweet Smell of Success (10/4/1986)
  8. Cinderella? Cinderella! (10/11/1986)
  9. Experiment in Error (10/18/1986)
  10. How You Gonna Keep 'Em Down on the Farm? (10/18/1986)
  11. Middle-Aged Davey (10/25/1986)
  12. I Love L.A. (10/25/1986)
  13. Hooping It Up (11/1/1986)
  14. Chipmunk Vice (11/1/1986)

The Fifth Season

  1. Back To Dave's Future (9/12/1987)
  2. Tell It To the Judge (9/12/1987)
  3. Sincerely Theodore (9/19/1987)
  4. My Pharaoh Lady (9/19/1987)
  5. Simon Says (9/26/1987)
  6. When the Chips Are Down (9/26/1987)
  7. Alvin, Alvin, Alvin! (10/3/1987)
  8. Dave's Dream Cabin (10/3/1987)
  9. Old Friends (10/10/1987)
  10. The Secret of Seville Manor (10/10/1987)
  11. Ask Alvin (10/17/1987)
  12. Theodore Lucks Out (10/17/1987)
  13. Big Dreams (10/24/1987)
  14. Island Fever (10/24/1987)
  15. Just One of the Girls (10/31/1987)
  16. Going Down To Dixie (10/31/1987)

The Sixth Season

  1. Dreamlighting (9/10/1988)
  2. Elementary, My Dear Simon (9/17/1988)
  3. Dave's Getting Married (9/24/1988)
  4. The Brunch Club (10/1/1988)
  5. No Chipmunk is and Island (10/8/1988)
  6. Babysitter Fright Night (10/8/1988)
  7. Food For Thought (10/15/1988)
  8. Alvin's Summer Job (10/22/1988)
  9. Treasure Island (10/29/1988)
  10. Once Upon a Crime (11/5/1988)
  11. The Phantom (11/12/1988)
  12. Mad About Alvin (11/12/1988)
  13. Vinny's Visit (11/19/1988)
  14. Uncle Adventure (11/26/1988)
  15. Luck O' The Chipmunks (11/26/1988)
  16. Wings Over Siesta Grande (12/2/1988)
  17. Theodore and Juliet (12/3/1988)
  18. Quarterback in Curlers (12/3/1988)
  19. Chipmunkmania (12/5/1988)
  20. Grounded Chipmunk (12/6/1988)
  21. Alvie's Angels (12/7/1988)
  22. Cadet's Regrets (12/8/1988)
  23. Alvin in Analysis (12/9/1988)
  24. The Wall (12/17/1988)
  25. The Amazing Chipmunks (12/17/1988)
  26. Theodore's Life as a Dog (1/7/1989)
  27. Queen of the High School Ballroom (1/7/1989)
  28. Psychic Alvin (1/14/1989)
  29. A Special Kind of Champion (1/14/1989)
  30. Alvin's Obsession (1/21/1989)
  31. Alvin's Not So Super Hero (1/21/1989)
  32. Dave's Wonderful Life (1/28/1989)

The Seventh Season

  1. Home Sweet Home (9/9/1989)
  2. All Worked Up (9/9/1989)
  3. Nightmare on Seville Street (9/16/1989)
  4. Thinking Cap Trap (9/16/1989)
  5. Cookie Chomper III (9/23/1989)
  6. Bye, George (9/30/1989)
  7. A Day in the Life (9/30/1989)
  8. Like Father, Like Son (10/7/1989)
  9. Dr. Simon and Mr. Heartthrob (10/7/1989)
  10. Too Hip to Be Dave (10/14/1989)
  11. Hearts and Flowers (10/14/1989)
  12. Maltese Chipmunk (10/21/1989)
  13. Dear Diary (10/21/1989)
  14. Unfair Science (10/28/1989)
  15. Shaking the Family Tree (10/28/1989)
  16. Inner Dave (11/11/1989)
  17. The Legend of Sleeping Brittany (11/11/1989)
  18. Three Chipmunks and a Puppy (11/25/1989)
  19. Phantom Of The Rock Opera (11/25/1989)
  20. The Return Of Uncle Adventure (12/2/1989)
  21. The Princess and the Pig (12/2/1989)
  22. Alvin in Neverland (12/9/1989)
  23. Merry Christmas, Mr. Carroll (12/16/1989)

The Eighth Season

  1. Back to Our Future (9/8/1990)
  2. Bigger (9/15/1990)
  3. Kong! (9/22/1990)
  4. Batmunk (9/29/1990)
  5. Daytona Jones and the Pearl of Wisdom (10/6/1990)
  6. Star Wreck: The Absolutely Final Frontier (10/13/1990)
  7. Robomunk (10/20/1990)
  8. S.T.: The Space Traveler (10/27/1990)
  9. Irrational Buffoon's European Vacation (11/3/1990)
  10. Chip Tracy (11/10/1990)
  11. Gremlionis (11/17/1990)
  12. Sploosh (11/24/1990)
  13. Funny, We Shrunk the Adults (12/1/1990)

TV Specials

A Chipmunk Christmas (12/14/1981)
I Love the Chipmunks Valentine Special (2/12/1984)
A Chipmunk Reunion (4/13/1985)
Rockin' Through the Decades" (12/9/1990)
Trick or Treason (10/28/1994)
A Chipmunk Celebration (11/20/1994)
The Easter Chipmunk (4/14/1995)

Other TV Series:

The Alvin Show (10/4/1961 - 9/12/1962)

Theatrical Movies

Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein (9/28/1999)
Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman (8/29/2000)
Alvin and the Chipmunks (12/14/2007)
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (12/23/2009)
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip-Wrecked (12/11/2011)

Direct to Video

The Chipmunk Adventure (5/22/1987)
Little Alvin and the Mini-Munks (4/25/2005)

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