History Radar / AlvinAndTheChipmunks

18th May '18 1:31:33 PM erracht
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** When the record producer calls to dismiss Alvin from his job, the audio as it stands in the current print is "Hey, take all the time you want! We just saw your video: you're fired!", at the end of which there seems to be a bump in the animation. This troper recalls watching the episode on TV and hearing him say "It sucked!" after "your video". It appears that the line was bowdlerized. Could anyone confirm that it was originally there?
8th Apr '18 4:19:33 PM harotype
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* Also in ''Road Chip'', Theodore raps the beginning of [[Music/SirMixALot "Baby Got Back"]] straight off, up to and including the ''"get sprung"'' part.
14th Mar '18 7:57:14 AM harotype
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* In the musical segment for "Down in the Valley" has Theodore giving the audience [[FlipTheBird the finger]] during the line "hear the wind blowing, hear the wind blow."

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* In the musical segment for "Down Inadvertently funny if you live in the Valley" has Theodore giving the audience [[FlipTheBird the finger]] during the line "hear the wind blowing, hear the wind blow."UK or a few other places: Alvin flicks a very clear “inverted” VSign while gesticulating in “Alvin For President”.
22nd Feb '18 1:49:28 PM harotype
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* Even better from "Simon Seville, Superstar", Simon (an eight-year-old boy chipmunk) is asked if he considers himself a sex symbol (Bonus, Alvin does a more-or-less simultaneous and very loud gasp with the word "sex", just to confirm this trope). He demurs cutely and says "No... Only if glasses are sexy". When told that they ''are'' SexySpectacles (or "very attractive", at least), he pulls out ones that are older and even more noticeable.
* In "Cinderella? Cinderella!", where Brittany dreams herself in the role of Cinderella, a scene of her forced to do various chores has her giving baths to her sisters. Both Jeanette and Eleanor's expies in the dream are shown sitting in small bathtubs, uncovered from the waist up. Possible only because they are [[FullyDressedCartoonAnimal]]s, obviously.

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* Even better from "Simon Seville, Superstar", Simon (an eight-year-old boy chipmunk) is asked if he considers himself a sex symbol (Bonus, Alvin does a more-or-less simultaneous and very loud gasp with the word "sex", just to confirm this trope). He demurs cutely and says "No... Only if glasses are sexy". When told that they ''are'' SexySpectacles (or "very attractive", at least), he pulls out ones that are older and even more noticeable.
* In "Cinderella? Cinderella!", where Brittany dreams herself in the role of Cinderella, a scene of her forced to do various chores has her giving baths to her sisters. Both Jeanette and Eleanor's expies in the dream are shown sitting in small bathtubs, uncovered from the waist up. Possible only because they are [[FullyDressedCartoonAnimal]]s, {{Fully Dressed Cartoon Animal}}s, obviously.
22nd Feb '18 1:48:46 PM harotype
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* Even better from "Simon Seville, Superstar", Simon (an eight-year-old boy chipmunk) is asked how he feels about being a sex symbol. He is unsure how to answer that directly, but suggests that his glasses may have sex appeal.
* In "Cinderella? Cinderella!", where Brittany dreams herself in the role of Cinderella, a scene of her forced to do various chores has her giving baths to her sisters. Both Jeanette and Eleanor's expies in the dream are shown sitting in small bathtubs, uncovered from the waist up, with small dots drawn on. Admittedly, such a thing back in the 80s was probably no big deal unlike today, but it still comes as uncomfortable.

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* Even better from "Simon Seville, Superstar", Simon (an eight-year-old boy chipmunk) is asked how if he feels about being considers himself a sex symbol. symbol (Bonus, Alvin does a more-or-less simultaneous and very loud gasp with the word "sex", just to confirm this trope). He is unsure how to answer that directly, but suggests that his demurs cutely and says "No... Only if glasses may have sex appeal.
are sexy". When told that they ''are'' SexySpectacles (or "very attractive", at least), he pulls out ones that are older and even more noticeable.
* In "Cinderella? Cinderella!", where Brittany dreams herself in the role of Cinderella, a scene of her forced to do various chores has her giving baths to her sisters. Both Jeanette and Eleanor's expies in the dream are shown sitting in small bathtubs, uncovered from the waist up, with small dots drawn on. Admittedly, such a thing back in the 80s was probably no big deal unlike today, but it still comes as uncomfortable.up. Possible only because they are [[FullyDressedCartoonAnimal]]s, obviously.



* While The Chipmunks and Chipettes struggle with controlling their balloons, Klaus can be heard muttering, "Gott in himmel!", which is German for, "God in Heaven!", which can be interpreted as a swear against God, which is usually unheard of in children's entertainment.


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* While The Chipmunks and Chipettes struggle with controlling their balloons, Klaus can be heard muttering, "Gott in himmel!", which is German for, "God in Heaven!", which can be interpreted as a swear against God, profanity, which is usually unheard of in children's entertainment.





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** The "Uptown Munk" number plays with this one in all sorts of ways, by bowdlerizing the alcohol mention, in a scene where alcohol is both consumed and mentioned (granted, by someone of legal drinking age), and by leaving in the cocaine reference.
16th Jan '18 7:51:54 AM BigJimbo
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* Even better from "Simon Seville, Superstar", Simon (an eight-year-old boy chipmunk) is asked how he feels about being a SEX SYMBOL! He is unsure how to answer that directly, but suggests that his glasses may have sex appeal.
* In "Cinderella? Cinderella!", where Brittany dreams herself in the role of Cinderella, a scene of her forced to do various chores has her giving baths to her sisters. Both Jeanette and Eleanor's expies in the dream are shown sitting in small bathtubs, uncovered from the waist up, with small dots drawn on. Admittedly, such a thing back in the 80s was probably no big deal unlike today, but come on, what the hell?

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* Even better from "Simon Seville, Superstar", Simon (an eight-year-old boy chipmunk) is asked how he feels about being a SEX SYMBOL! sex symbol. He is unsure how to answer that directly, but suggests that his glasses may have sex appeal.
* In "Cinderella? Cinderella!", where Brittany dreams herself in the role of Cinderella, a scene of her forced to do various chores has her giving baths to her sisters. Both Jeanette and Eleanor's expies in the dream are shown sitting in small bathtubs, uncovered from the waist up, with small dots drawn on. Admittedly, such a thing back in the 80s was probably no big deal unlike today, but come on, what the hell?it still comes as uncomfortable.



*** In a storybook adaptation of the episode, "The Greatest Show-Offs on Earth," an entire page has The Chipettes doing their acrobatic number, drawn with both breasts ''and'' HartmanHips... and again, did we mention they're only eight years old?

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*** In a storybook adaptation of the episode, "The Greatest Show-Offs on Earth," an entire page has The Chipettes doing their acrobatic number, drawn with both breasts ''and'' HartmanHips... and again, did we mention they're only eight years old?old.



* Alvin sees a psychiatrist in the episode "Alvin and the Analyst", who supposedly is a caricature/parody of a real-life ''sex'' therapist; granted, Alvin wasn't seeing the shrink for ''those'' kinds of problems, but still parodying a sex therapist on a kids' show?

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* Alvin sees a psychiatrist in the episode "Alvin and the Analyst", who supposedly is a caricature/parody of a real-life ''sex'' therapist; granted, Alvin wasn't seeing the shrink for ''those'' kinds of problems, but still parodying a sex therapist on a kids' show?show is weird.



** Since they're wearing 19th-century showgirl dresses and stockings, the girls are VERY covered up, much more so than modern pop standards. Their foster mother is also sitting in the front row and clapping along. This one's gotten blown way out of proportion, to say the least.
* In the "Bigger" episode of ''Chipmunks Go To The Movies'', Alvin and company wear shirts with their band name on it. "FUR BALLS". (Even when Alvin's much older.) It's almost enough for a SpitTake if you're watching as an adult.

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** Since they're wearing 19th-century showgirl dresses and stockings, the girls are VERY very covered up, much more so than modern pop standards. Their foster mother is also sitting in the front row and clapping along. This one's gotten blown way out of proportion, to say the least.
* In the "Bigger" episode of ''Chipmunks Go To The Movies'', Alvin and company wear shirts with their band name on it. "FUR BALLS"."Fur Balls". (Even when Alvin's much older.) It's almost enough for a SpitTake if you're watching as an adult.
9th Sep '17 1:30:24 PM Robbyn
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* Brittany, Eleanor and Jeanette got a lot of panty shots during "The Boys and Girls of Rock and Roll!" musical segment.

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* Brittany, Eleanor and Jeanette got a lot of panty shots in the movie, especially during "The Boys and Girls of Rock and Roll!" musical segment.



** And the snakes '''go rigid''' when they're actually charmed. Blatant VisualInnuendo, much?
*** To be fair, that is actually the normal position for cobras who are either preparing to attack or are being charmed.

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** And the snakes '''go rigid''' when they're actually charmed. Blatant VisualInnuendo, much?
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Maybe a blatant VisualInnuendo but, to be fair, that is actually the normal position for cobras who are either preparing to attack or are being charmed.
2nd Jun '17 11:35:34 AM YuriFan17
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* The scene where Brittany and Jeanette have to get past a swarm of snakes. How do they do that? By charming them, of course. How do they charm them? By singing. (While wearing BellyDancer outfits, too) And the name of the song they sing? "[[IntercourseWithYou Getting Lucky]]". No more need be said.

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* The scene where Brittany and Jeanette have to get past a swarm of snakes. How do they do that? By charming them, of course. How do they charm them? By singing. (While wearing BellyDancer BedlahBabe outfits, too) And the name of the song they sing? "[[IntercourseWithYou Getting Lucky]]". No more need be said.
26th Mar '17 1:11:01 PM harotype
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* In the episode "Experiment in Terror", Dave seems [[MistakenForPedophile a little ''too'' excited at the sight of Brittany in her new dress]]. Even if was a dress very revealing.



** Since they're wearing 19th-century showgirl dresses and stockings, the girls are VERY covered up, much more so than modern pop standards. Their foster mother is also sitting in the front row and clapping along. This one's gotten blown way out of proportion, to say the least.



* The scene where the Chipettes have to get past a swarm of snakes. How do they do that? By charming them, of course. How do they charm them? By singing. (While wearing BellyDancer outfits, too) And the name of the song they sing? "[[IntercourseWithYou Getting Lucky]]". No more need be said.

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* The scene where the Chipettes Brittany and Jeanette have to get past a swarm of snakes. How do they do that? By charming them, of course. How do they charm them? By singing. (While wearing BellyDancer outfits, too) And the name of the song they sing? "[[IntercourseWithYou Getting Lucky]]". No more need be said.



* The two main villains are seen smoking or at least holding cigars throughout the film.
* While The Chipmunks and Chipettes struggle with controlling their balloons, Klaus can be heard muttering, "Gott it himmel!", which is German for, "God in Heaven!", of which can be interpreted as a swear against God, which is usually unheard of in children's entertainment.


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* The fiesta the boys take part in in Mexico City might actually be worse than the now-semi-infamous "Getting Lucky", and a case of DoubleStandard -- the human women they dance with are wearing very low-cut blouses, the Carmen Miranda number they perform has Alvin getting full-on smooched after asking a little girl whether she likes his hips, and "Cuanto le gusta" is Spanish for "she really likes it!"
* The two main villains are seen [[GoodSmokingEvilSmoking smoking or at least holding cigars throughout the film.
film]]. This is a ValuesDissonance, as there was absolutely no issue with having smoking in a children's movie in the late 80s.
* While The Chipmunks and Chipettes struggle with controlling their balloons, Klaus can be heard muttering, "Gott it in himmel!", which is German for, "God in Heaven!", of which can be interpreted as a swear against God, which is usually unheard of in children's entertainment.




** Learning/practicing pole dancing has recently become a well known workout, however, so it might have been just that. It did, however, originate from strippers, so it still counts.

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** Learning/practicing pole dancing has recently become a well known workout, however, so it might have been just that. (Aunt Jackie was also in a wheelchair, which might explain Dave's surprise.) It did, however, originate from strippers, so it still counts.
2nd Mar '17 5:24:20 PM harotype
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!!For ''ALVINNN! and the Chipmunks'':
* The episode "Knights" involved a group and song called the Knights of Boogie. A lot of [[Film/BoogieNights "Boogie Knights"]] were mentioned.
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