History WesternAnimation / AlvinAndTheChipmunks

17th Mar '17 9:46:34 PM maylove25
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** A ''Series/CharliesAngels'' parody episode had the Chipettes being knocked out by a thief in the mall, the girls dream that they are a crime fighting team called Alvie's Angels .

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** A ''Series/CharliesAngels'' parody episode had the Chipettes being knocked out by a thief in the mall, the girls dream that they are a crime fighting team called Alvie's Angels .Angels.
* AlternativeForeignThemeSong: The Italian version has a different [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZN4rghDyjn0 opening theme]].
9th Mar '17 9:51:17 PM DarkChirano
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During the show's fifth season, ''The Chipmunks'' first animated feature film, ''WesternAnimation/TheChipmunkAdventure'' was released to theatres by The Samuel Goldwyn Company to theaters in 1987. Directed by Janice Karman, produced by Ross Bagdasarian Jr. and written by both, the movie features ''The Chipmunks'' and ''The Chipettes'' in a contest traveling around the world.

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During the show's fifth season, ''The Chipmunks'' first animated feature film, ''WesternAnimation/TheChipmunkAdventure'' was released to theatres by The Samuel Goldwyn Company to theaters in 1987. Directed by Janice Karman, produced by Ross Bagdasarian Jr. and written by both, the movie features ''The Chipmunks'' and ''The Chipettes'' in a contest traveling around the world.
3rd Mar '17 9:17:03 AM jazzyamx
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**perhaps chemical analysis of the remains in the bottle?
23rd Jan '17 11:42:29 AM harotype
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** In a Valentine's-themed episode, Alvin starts listening to motivational tapes at night to get his courage up to ask Brittany to a dance. He ends up courting her in his sleep as the dashing Captain Romance. When he finally realizes what is going on, he [[DerailingLoveInterests portrays "Captain Romance" as an insensitive jerk]] and finally gets the girl as his real self (though she's not too happy when he tells her the truth).

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** In a Valentine's-themed episode, Alvin starts listening to motivational tapes at night to get his courage up to ask Brittany to a dance. He ends up courting her in his sleep as the dashing Captain Romance. Chipmunk. When he finally realizes what is going on, he [[DerailingLoveInterests portrays "Captain Romance" Chipmunk" as an insensitive jerk]] and finally gets the girl as his real self (though she's not too happy when he tells her the truth).
19th Jan '17 10:23:55 AM harotype
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In the last couple of years however, a [[Film/AlvinAndTheChipmunks live-action adaptation]] with computer-generated (and realistically sized) chipmunks and Creator/JasonLee as the new David Seville, has revived the characters somewhat. So much so, in fact, that it has spawned two sequels, at least one of which averts {{Sequelitis}}.

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In the last couple of years however, a [[Film/AlvinAndTheChipmunks live-action adaptation]] with computer-generated (and realistically sized) chipmunks and Creator/JasonLee as the new David Seville, has revived the characters somewhat. So much so, in fact, that it has spawned two three sequels, at least one of which averts {{Sequelitis}}.
4th Dec '16 3:38:26 AM rafi
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* PlayingATree: In one episode the boys are participating in a school play. Theodore plays a rock, Alvin plays an angel and everyone else plays a shepherd.
3rd Dec '16 8:39:21 AM rafi
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* EvolvingCredits / EvolvingMusic: The show introduced a [[AutobotsRockOut harder rocking]] version of the theme in season 6. On NBC, the episodes produced by Murakami-Wolf-Swenson (MWS) used this version with a montage of clips from TheMovie, while syndication prints of these episodes dubbed it over the original opening. The [[DiCEntertainment DiC]]-produced episodes played this theme over a newly animated sequence (with the Chipmunks coming out of a limo and getting their makeup done), though at least one of these episodes used the movie montage.


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* FiveStagesOfGrief: The infamous {{Tearjerker}} episode "Cookie Chomper III" has all three chipmunks going through various stages after their newly adopted kitten is killed by a car. Theodore goes through denial, actively searching for their kitten and thinking that a different one was killed. Alvin goes through anger, [[ItMakesSenseInContext putting all the houseplants outside because they'll eventually die too]]. Simon goes through depression, just sad over the kitten's death.
* FlippantForgiveness: In the episode "Funny, We Shrunk the Adults", Simon accuses Alvin of shrinking his lab coat. When it turns out that the coat belongs to one of Theodore's dolls, Simon snobbishly "accepts" Alvin's "apology", instead of apologizing for falsely accusing his brother.


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* GilliganCut: In the episode "Carsick" Dave and the Chipmunks are coming home from a long car ride. Simon and Theodore are starting to feel ill, but Alvin arrogantly says, "I never get sick!" Then it cuts to show Alvin in bed with a thermometer in his mouth.


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* HandcarPursuit: The show has a bit of deconstruction thrown in. Of course the handcar has to flee from a train sooner or later, but in the end everything, train, handcar, railway, keels over as it was just cardboard backdrop.


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* IBrokeANail: The modern "you broke my nail -- shit just got ''real''" version happens in an episode. A gang of bullies dominating the local roller rink has challenged the Seville rodents to a roller-derby race for rink use rights. Brittany scoffs at the immaturity the boys are all showing... until guess what one of the bullies accidentally does.


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* KidsShouldntWatchHorrorFilms: The episode "Nightmare on Seville Street" where Alvin, Simon, and Theodore see a scary movie and are all scared out of their wits, which causes them to think that a creature called Hideous Harold is chasing them. Was Dave blocked out of home.


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* LostFoodGrievance: An episode has the trio visiting Dave's parents, who live on a farm, and ends up saving their farm. The cartoon concludes with everyone having breakfast and a chicken eating Theodore's breakfast. The chicken eating up all of Theodore's food leads to an EverybodyLaughsEnding...for everyone except poor Theodore.
3rd Dec '16 7:58:43 AM rafi
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* AttractiveBentGender: An episode did a Franchise/SherlockHolmes spoof where Simon played Sherlock, Theodore played Dr. Watson and Alvin played Moriarty. In one scene Holmes disguises himself as a Cockney barwench and was able to fool Watson enough that he came on to him.


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* BaitAndSwitchCredits: The opening credits for "Chipmunks go to the Movies" contains footage from different episodes, each parodying a different movie, but also a brief clip parodying ''Franchise/StarWars'', starring Alvin as Luke Skywalker], Simon and Theodore as C-3PO and R2-D2 respectively, and David Seville as Darth Vader. Unfortunately, the ''Star Wars'' parody was ''never'' made into an actual episode of that series.
** The opening also shows Eleanor swimming away from a shark and being saved by Jeanette in a ''Film/{{Jaws}}'' parody that was never made either.
* BalletEpisode: One episode has a boy who's a ballet dancer stay with the Chipmunks. The story ends with the boy and Alvin (the latter wearing a pink tutu) performing a spectacular pas de deux.


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* BedsheetGhost: One episode has the chipmunks do this to a person claiming to be their uncle but was really using them to make money and pay off a debt.


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* BrokenAce: An episode has a boy who is good at ''everything'', which pushes all of Alvin's competitive buttons. But the episode also shows that the case full of trophies and his [[spoiler:''working spaceship'' built as a]] science project don't keep his parents from leaving him with the butler and travelling around the world, sometimes remembering to drop him a postcard, maybe. The boy deeply envies Alvin and his brothers for their loving father. [[spoiler: Admitting this and his loneliness allowed him and Alvin to become friends]].
3rd Dec '16 6:33:20 AM rafi
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* FanservicePack: Brittany in some parody episodes where the main characters have alternate identities. When she play the role of the FemmeFatale or TheVamp, her body is more mature and curvy than normal.


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* WholePlotReference: ''The Chipmunks Go to the Movies'', the last season, consisted only of these, the targets being relatively recent movies such as ''Film/{{Batman}}'', ''Film/HoneyIShrunkTheKids'', ''Film/BackToTheFuture'', and whatnot.
13th Oct '16 8:23:51 AM rafi
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Actually, it's more like ''Later'' Installment Weirdess. Since the [=DiC=] episodes (including ''The Chipmunks Go to the Movies'') were not seen in reruns for a long period of time, and have had limited episodes released on DVD, it can be a rather disorienting experience for those who are most accustomed to the Ruby-Spears, and the Murakumi-Wolf-Swenson episodes. Also considering the storylines by the [=DiC=] era were becoming far more over-the-top cartoony and less believable ("Dear Diary" is a good example). ''The Chipmunks Go to the Movies'' especially are just ''Plain Weird'' Installment Weirdness.
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