!!General
* [[TheCharacterDiedWithHim The Character Died with Her]]: Possibly, considering Miss Miller hasn’t been introduced, mentioned or seen since ''Meet the Wolfman'' and the fact her voice actress passed away on June 22, 2008.
* TalkingToHimself
** Alvin, Simon, Theodore, and David Seville are all voiced by Ross Bagdasarian, Sr. in "The Chipmunk Song".
** Since the '80s, Alvin, Simon, and Dave have been voiced by Ross Bagdasarian, Jr., while Theodore and all three Chipettes are voiced by his wife, Janice Karman.
** Later still, when the series switched to [=DiC=] for animation, almost all of the additional one-shot characters were voiced by their associate producer Thom Watkins, with Ross occasionally stepping in for other additional male characters, while Janice voiced most additional female characters.
** [[AvertedTrope Averted]] in the LiveActionAdaptation, where each chipmunk is voiced by a different actor.
** On the second-draft ConceptAlbum ''Chipmunk Punk'', each chipmunk is sung by a different singer as well: Ross Bagdasarian Jr. was Alvin, Steve Vining was Simon and Dave Adams of Glass Moon was Theodore.
* TheWikiRule: [[http://alvin.wikia.com/ Munkapedia]]
* WordOfGod: When [[http://th01.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/i/2013/202/9/a/rossjr_by_spring_heel_jackie-d6ei5so.png Ross (Jr.)]] took the ‘Dave Seville’ mantle, Janice Karman wanted the character to be based on her husband, well, take a look at all the incarnation from [[http://th01.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/i/2013/202/7/a/christmasdave_by_spring_heel_jackie-d6ehtlk.png A Chipmunk Christmas]], episodes done by [[http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2013/202/b/f/rubyspearsdave1_by_spring_heel_jackie-d6ei7w8.png Ruby]]-[[http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2013/202/e/0/rubyspearsdave2_by_spring_heel_jackie-d6ei7zz.png Spears]], [[http://th09.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/i/2013/202/f/6/chipmunkadventuredave_by_spring_heel_jackie-d6ei6ty.png The Chipmunk Adventure]], episodes done by [[http://th01.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2013/202/f/6/dicdave_by_spring_heel_jackie-d6ei1sh.png DiC]], [[http://th05.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/i/2013/202/6/8/frankensteindave_by_spring_heel_jackie-d6ei1i2.png AATC meet Frankenstein]] and [[http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2013/202/5/4/wolfmandave_by_spring_heel_jackie-d6ei761.png AATC meet the Wolfman]].

!!For ''WesternAnimation/TheAlvinShow'':
* ActorAllusion: In the “Witch Doctor” musical segment of ''The Alvin Show'', Dave exclaims "I made that record once!" in regards to the Chipmunks wanting to sing the song. This is because Ross Bagdasarian didn't consider "Witch Doctor" not technically being a Chipmunks song, the first true song by the Chipmunk Trio being "The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late).”
** After coming home from losing his job in the 2007 movie, he says "You know, if I made a list of my worst days ever, guess what, today would be at the top of the list" is [[ShoutOut a reference]] to Jason Lee making a list he makes as [[Series/MyNameIsEarl Earl Hickey]].
*** Then in ''The Squeakquel'', he, a professional skateboarder, trips over a skateboard.
* CrossDressingVoices
** Creator/JuneForay does Alvin's angelic self in "Alvin's Alter Ego".
** Alvin in the Italian dub.
* HeyItsThatVoice
** Dave's actor was a prolific creator: He made appearances on ''Series/TheEdSullivanShow'' with The Chipmunks. He was also in ''Film/RearWindow'', as the piano player living next to Creator/JimmyStewart's apartment. He appeared in ''Film/{{Kismet}}'' as Fevvol, ''Film/TheDevilsHairpin'' as Tani Ritter, and ''Film/{{Stalag 17}}'' as the singing POW.
** Clyde Crashcup was in ''Series/ILoveLucy'' once to give Lucy Ricardo eye drops that nearly blinded her.
** Mrs. Frumpington's speaking voice came from Creator/LeePatrick, who was in ''Film/TheMalteseFalcon'', whilst Creator/JuneForay provided her singing voice.
** Sam Merlin from "Pop Goes the Weasel" is probably also known as Dr. Benton Quest from ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest''.
** Daisy Belle grows up to be Mother Superior in ''WesternAnimation/PoundPuppies1980s''.
** Leonardo's mother is Queen Tabitha in ''WesternAnimation/{{Thumbelina}}''.
** In the episode "Alvin's Alter Ego", the angel Alvin sounds an awfully like Rocket J. Squirrel of ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle''.
** Additional voices were provided by Doris Upson from ''Literature/AuntieMame'', Putty Puss from''WesternAnimation/TheHoundcats'', Ruff the kitten from ''WesternAnimation/TheRuffAndReddyShow'', Doc Willis from ''Series/TheBigValley'', and Nell Fenwick from ''WesternAnimation/DudleyDoRight''.
** In the Italian dub, Slappy Squirell from ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' is also Alvin.
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: There's never been a complete compilation tape/DVD or box set containing all the episodes. There exists only the aforementioned Sing Along tapes (which just have some of the musical segments) and a DVD called "''The Very First Alvin Show''" (which only contains one of the first episodes, along with the specials ''A Chipmunk Reunion'' and ''Rockin' Through the Decades'').
* NonSingingVoice: JuneForay does Mrs. Frumpington's singing at the end of “Squares” because she sounded more crazier than Lee Patrick.
* TalkingToHimself: Dave, Alvin, Simon, Theodore and Sam Valiant. Though not fully determined, it is rumored that Clyde Crashcup's voice actor Creator/ShepardMenken provided Leonardo the assistant's whispering.
* VindicatedByReruns

!!For ''[[ChristmasEpisode A Chipmunk Christmas]]'':
* CrossDressingVoice: See {{the other Darrin}}.
* HeyItsThatVoice
** Tommy Waterford's an ally and {{secret keeper}} to the [[WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGummiBears Gummi Bears]], [[WesternAnimation/TaleSpin Kit Cloudkicker]].
** His sister Angela grows up to be [[Film/WhamBamThankYouSpaceman a prostitute]].\\
** And [[WesternAnimation/SpiderManAndHisAmazingFriends Aunt Mae]] is Mrs. Waterford, their mother.
** [[WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor Nigel Uno's dad]] was the doctor.
** It's [[WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget not]] [[WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}} the]] [[Literature/AWishForWingsThatWork first]] [[WesternAnimation/EvilConCarne time]] vocal legend Creator/FrankWelker voiced SantaClaus.\\
** And Mrs. Claus was once [[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou a fortuneteller]].
* TheOtherDarrin: This special's the first time both Ross Bagdasarian Jr. and Janice Karman took over the vocal roles of Dave Seville and the Chipmunks [[note]]Ross Bagdasarian Jr. voicing Alvin and Simon with Janice Karman voicing Theodore[[/note]] and would be throughout the franchise until the live action/CGI movies with Creator/JasonLee. [[note]] Though Ross still provides Alvin's singing voice, Janice does Theodore and the Chipettes' singing voice and Steve Vining for Simon[[/note]]
** Charles Berendt voices Clyde Crashcup instead of Shepard Menken here.
* RealLifeRelative: Husband and wife Ross Bagdasarian Jr. and Janice Karman picked up the franchise. Then later on, their kids Vanessa and Michael started helping them.

!!For ''WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunks''/''The Chipmunks'':

* ActorAllusion
** Grandpa Seville, a farmer, is voiced by Creator/AlanYoung, who not only voice [[WesternAnimation/TheSmurf Farmer Smurf]] but he has played another farmer before in 1952 movie ''Aaron Slick from Punkin Crick'' as titular Aaron Slick.
** In “The Gang’s All Here,” The Chipmunks face a gang called the Steam Rollers in the roller rink. Theodore and the Chipettes' voice actress, Janice Karman, had starred in a gang film called ''Film/SwitchbladeSisters'' where there’s a scene in the movie when the Dagger Debs and their male counterparts, Silver Daggers, have a showdown with a new gang that arrived led by Crabs. Only difference being [[spoiler:the Chipettes had initially came dressed as cheerleaders for support had to assist the boys when they needed help, though it’s only after the Steam Rollers breaks one of Brittany's nails does she take them all on. The scene in ''Switchblade Sisters'' proves disastrous when Crabs’ men show up armed with rifles and killing the boyfriend of the Dagger Deb’s leader, who’s brutally assaulted thus causing her to miscarriage.]] Theodore even tries to find people to create a gang against the Steam Rollers [[spoiler:and fail]] is how the Dagger Debs recruits Muff (played by Marlene Clark) and her gang of African-American militants from across town to take on Crabs’ gang.
* BeamMeUpScotty: A rare visual example. For many years, fans believed that the infamous "Sploosh" episode had [[TheBigDamnKiss Simon and Jeanette kissing]] (mostly thanks to the few screencaps from the episode circulating around the internet including a cap of them leaning in for a smooch). When the episode ''finally'' surfaced briefly on Website/YouTube in 2011, and officially released on DVD later that same year, it turns out TheBigDamnKiss was nothing more than an AlmostKiss.
* CrossDressingVoice
** Janice Karman as Theodore.
** The Chipmunks (Alvin, Simon and Theodore) for the Italian dub.
* TheDanza: [[RealLifeRelative Michael Bagdasarian]] (probably) voiced Michael in "Trick or Treason".
* EditedForSyndication: 65 episodes were syndicated by Lorimar-Telepictures in 1988. They were the first five seasons, both Valentines and Reunion primetime specials, and the 11 Murakami-Wolf-Swenson episodes from season 6. In most markets, almost every episode from the first three seasons, as well as a handful from the fourth are sped up (similar to PAL) to conserve time for longer commercial breaks. Some season 3 episodes left the speed alone, but trimmed certain scenes out. In the U.S., a later broadcast on the Cartoon Network left out the the individual episode title cards from the Ruby-Spears episodes, though international markets always retained them.
* HeyItsThatVoice
** Theodore and the Chipettes, along with the woman Dave was about to marry are [[Film/SwitchbladeSisters members of the Dagger Debs]].
** One of [[Series/GeneralHospital Maureen Morrissey]]'s brothers[=/=]oldest son of [[Film/TheDevilsHairpin Tani Ritter]] is now Dave Seville along with Alvin and Simon.
** And Miss Miller worked at [[Film/{{Grease}} Rydell High School]] as the principal's assistant.
** Not only did former [[Film/AndroclesAndTheLion fugitive Christian tailor]] [[Creator/AlanYoung Grandpa Seville]] experienced [[WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs working in the fields]] and owned [[MrEd a non-talking horse]] but he had dealt with another set of [[WesternAnimation/DuckTales anthropomorphic triplets]] before.
** [[WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle Bullwinkle]] tried to take over the Seville farm.
** [[Disney/{{Mulan}} Grandmother Fa]] voiced The Chipmunks' mother, Vinnie, in her first (major) appearance.[[note]]She had previously been seen briefly in "The Chipmunk Story".[[/note]]
** Creator/MrT, who was starring in his own animated series by Ruby-Spears (which had premiered the same year on the same network) made an appearance in this show also as himself.
** (Possibly) [[WesternAnimation/DuckTales Ma Beagle]] ran the orphanage The Chipettes once lived at.
** [[WesternAnimation/TheReplacements Todd Daring]] was Eva.
** [[WesternAnimation/RamboTheForceOfFreedom Mad Dog]]'s Roland Bellyache.
** At one point, Dave dated [[WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs Hogatha]]/[[WesternAnimation/TheJetsons Judy Jetson]].
** [[WesternAnimation/StarchaserTheLegendOfOrin Boro]]'s Uncle “Adventure.”
** [[WesternAnimation/LazerTagAcademy Draxon Drear]], [[WesternAnimation/{{Cro}} Nandy]], [[WesternAnimation/SonicUnderground Lady Windimere]], [[WesternAnimation/TheAlvinShow Clyde Crashcup]], [[WesternAnimation/CasperScareSchool Wolfie]], WesternAnimation/{{George of the Jungle}}, [[Series/GoodTimes Nathan Bookman]], [[Film/AndroclesAndTheLion Androcles]], [[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheGhoulSchool Winnie the Werewolf]], [[WesternAnimation/StarchaserTheLegendOfOrin Boro]], [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Goldar]], [[WesternAnimation/TheAtomAntShow Atom Ant]], [[WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures Shirley “The Loon” McLoon]], [[WesternAnimation/TheBufordFilesAndTheGallopingGhost Sheriff Muletrain]], [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Granny]], [[WesternAnimation/{{Jabberjaw}} Bubbles]], [[{{Lidsville}} Admiral Scuttlebutt]], [[WesternAnimation/BanjoTheWoodpileCat Banjo's father]], [[VideoGame/KingsQuestVIHeirTodayGoneTomorrow King Caliphim]], [[Film/AndJusticeForAll Crenna]], [[VideoGame/UltimateSpiderMan Venom]], [[WesternAnimation/HappilyEverAfter Batso]], [[Series/KnightRider K.A.R.R.]], [[WesternAnimation/KimPossible Rufus the Naked Mole Rat]], [[Anime/BattleOfThePlanets Chief Anderson]], WesternAnimation/FlashGordon, [[WesternAnimation/HeathcliffAndTheCatillacCats Riff-Raff]], [[WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}} Dot Warner]], [[Series/KungFu Master Po]], [[Film/HowToLoseAGuyIn10Days Mrs. Sawyer]], [[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooOnZombieIsland Vel]][[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheWitchsGhost ma]] [[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheAlienInvaders Dink]][[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheCyberChase ley]], [[Film/{{Colors}} Melindez]], [[Series/MyThreeSons Ernie Thompson Douglas]], [[WesternAnimation/DungeonsAndDragons Sheila the Thief]], [[WesternAnimation/PotsworthAndCompany Potsworth]], [[WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs Dame Barbera]], [[WesternAnimation/InvaderZim Professor Membrane]], [[WesternAnimation/SkeletonWarriors Baron Dark]] and [[WesternAnimation/ThePerilsOfPenelopePitstop Penelope Pitstop]] provided additional voices.
** In the Italian dub:
*** {{WesternAnimation/Atomic Betty}}'s Alvin.
*** Supporting protagonist [[Manga/DragonBall Krillin]] is Simon.
*** Theodore is [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Pinkie Pie]].
** In the European French dub:
*** Dave was a knight in Medieval Belgium who went out searching for the creators of [[WesternAnimation/TheSmurfsAndTheMagicFlute a magic flute with six holes]] with his friend, a {{Hollywood tone deaf}} court jester.
*** Alvin's [[WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog Sonic]] [[WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM the]] [[WesternAnimation/SonicUnderground Hedgehog]].
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes
** Bagdasarian Productions keep re-releasing the exact same compilation [=DVD=]s (with maybe an additional entry or two with certain releases) year after year, under different titles.
** Different episodes, in different forms, continually pop up on various different video sharing sites, such as Website/YouTube or Dailymotion, though they do suffer from being pulled for copyright, whether from Bagdasarian Productions, or other companies such as WarnerBros (particularly uploads from Creator/CartoonNetwork recordings).
* MoneyDearBoy: Miss Grudge, the runner of the Oprhanage the Chipettes and their friend, Olivia, lived at.
* TheOtherDarrin
** Grandma Seville seems to gain a new voice each time she appears and Ross Jr. replaced AlanYoung as Grandpa Seville in his last appearance.
** Janice Karman voices Vinny instead on JuneForay in her second appearance.
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: "Cookie Chomper III". See {{write who you know}} example below.
* TalkingToHimself: Really taken to new levels during the Creator/{{DiC|Entertainment}} era of the show; by then, Ross Bagdasarian, Jr. and Janice Karman did almost all of the voices themselves (notice an increase in characters who sound almost like Dave, and all the female characters have the same voice), while their associate producer, Thom Watkins, did the rest. By then, the only characters who ''weren't'' voiced by Bagdasarian, Karman, or Watkins were Miss Miller (Dody Goodman) and Lilly the puppy (Frank Welker).
* WriteWhoYouKnow: [[spoiler:In "Cookie Chomper III", the dog the Chipmunks adopted is named Lilly. Lilly the puppy was named after Ross Bagdasarian Jr. and Janice Karman's dog, Tiger Lily, who served as the real-life inspiration for this episode. Like Cookie Chomper III, Tiger Lily was also run over by a car and died.]]

!!For ''WesternAnimation/TheChipmunkAdventure'':
* ActorAllusion: At one point, you hear Miss Miller badly singing "C'mon a-my House"...a tune co-written by Ross Bagdasarian, Sr.
* CrossDressingVoices
** Janice Karman as Theodore.
** Creator/NancyCartwright as the Arabian Prince.
** Creator/FrankWelker as Sophie, the Yorkshire Terrier puppy.
** In the Italian dub, Alvin.
* HeyItsThatVoice
** For starters, the Arab prince is [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Bart Simpson]].
** Inspector Jamal is a gardener [[WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh living somewhere in the 100 Acre Wood]].
** [[WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}} Arthur Read's dog]] is Sophie.
** Siblings [[Film/CryBaby Ramona Rickettes]] and [[Series/StarTrekVoyager First Maje Jal Culluh]] are the two European diamond smugglers.
** [[WesternAnimation/SpaceGoofs Candy Caramella]], [[Film/CoolWorld Chico the Bouncer]] and [[VideoGame/{{Stonekeep}} Karzak]] provide additional voices.
* In the Italian dub:
** Disney/{{Mulan}} is Alvin.
** [[WesternAnimation/TotalDrama Bridgette]] is Brittany.
** [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Lisa Simpson]] is Theodore.

* TalkingToHimself
** Alvin, Simon and Dave.
** Brittany, Jeanette, Eleanor and Theodore.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen
** Production of the movie became too time consuming, and with the deadline for the completed project fast approaching, several scenes in the original script had to be re-written to make them simpler for the animators to animate (including the sacrificing scene), or cut from the script completely, thus resulting in a much shorter movie with fewer locations The Chipmunks and Chipettes actually visit.
** Early concept art also reveals that the producers originally intended to have a scene where the boys drop off a doll in a church confessional and that the sacrifice scene was originally set on top of a Mayan pyramid instead of a crocodile pit. Another sketch shows the boys in some sort of sewer or prison with two men prying open bars at an opening at the top.

!!For ''WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunksMeetFrankenstein'':
* ActorAllusion: This is the second time Michael Bell has played a character who built a humanoid being: The first one was Clockwork Smurf as [[WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs Handy Smurf]].
* CrossDressingVoices
** Again, Janice Karman as Theodore.
** Alvin in the Italian dub.
* DirectToVideo
* HeyItsThatVoice
** [[WesternAnimation/DaveTheBarbarian Faffy]] does the Frankenstein Monster.
** Dr. Frankenstein is Creator/MichaelBell.
** Sammy Squirrel's [[WesternAnimation/AdventuresFromTheBookOfVirtues Socrates the Bobcat]].
** [[WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers Dr. Blight]] played a mother.
** Bud Wiley's [[WesternAnimation/{{Zevo3}} Mayor Brett Ronson III]].
** [[WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents Binky Abdul]] is Phil, the bus driver.
** The security guard later becomes [[WesternAnimation/GreenLanternTheAnimatedSeries a Green Lantern of Sector 674]].
** Mr. Yesman later becomes [[WesternAnimation/BigTopScoobyDoo an agent for rock-star Wulfric Von Rydingsvard]].
** [[{{Videogame/EverQuest II}} Philosopher Orrinalanya]] provides additional voices.
* In the Italian dub:
** [[Manga/{{Gantz}} Mika Kanda]] is Alvin.
* In the European French dub:
** Bud Wiley's [[WesternAnimation/TheMask Lt. Mitch Kellaway]].
** [[Film/ThePhantomMenace Darth Maul]]'s Phil the bus driver.
* TalkingToHimself: Dave, Alvin and Simon.
* [[ActingForTwo Voicing for Two]]
** KevinMichaelRichardson as Bud Wiley and a security guard.
** Creator/FrankWelker as Sammy Squirrel and Frankenstein Monster.
** In the European French dub, Bud Wiley and Phil the bus driver.

!!For ''WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunksMeetTheWolfman'':
* CrossDressingVoice
** Elizabeth Daily as Nathan.
** Once again, Janice Karman as Theodore.
** In the Italian dub, Alvin.
** European French dub, Theodore.
* DirectToVideo
* HeyItsThatVoice
** Before becoming friends, [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls Buttercup]] bullied Theodore.
** Principal [[WesternAnimation/{{ChalkZone}} Mildred Tabootie]] is now driving trucks full of nitroglycerin across rickety bridges in South America.
** Madam Raya is [[Creator/PaulWinchell Paul Winchell's daughter]].
** [[WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}} Walter Wolf]] does the werewolf vocals.
** It's not [[WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}} the]] [[WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain first]] [[WesternAnimation/PinkyElmyraAndTheBrain time]] both [[MauriceLaMarche Mr. Lawrence Talbot]] and [[RobPaulsen Mr. Rochelle]] worked together
** [[Manga/GreatTeacherOnizuka Chizuru Ohta]] provide additional voices.
** In the Italian dub: [[WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom Valarie Gray]] is Alvin.
** In the European French dub, Theodore is [[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy Peter and Lois Griffin]]'s daughter.
* TalkingToHimself
** Theodore, Brittany, Jeanette and Eleanor.
** Dave, Alvin and Simon.
* VoiceActors
** [[Creator/ElizabethDaily E.G. Daily]]
** Miriam Flynn
** Creator/MauriceLaMarche
** Creator/RobPaulsen
** LawrenceTalbot: Neighbor of the Seville's as well as Clyde C. Crashcup Elementary School's new principal.
** Creator/FrankWelker
** Creator/AprilWinchell

!!For ''Film/LittleAlvinAndTheMiniMunks'':
* CrossDressingVoice: '''''[[CaptainObvious Guess]]'''''.
* DirectToVideo
* HeyItsThatGuy: [[RealLifeRelative Ross Bagdasarian Jr. and Janice Karman]] play Dave and Lalu.
* HeyItsThatVoice
** PC is ''Anime/LupinIII'' character Goemon Ishikawa XIII.
** [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark Sheila Broflovski]] provides the voice of Lalu's talking toilet.
* RealLifeRelative: Husband Ross Bagdasarian Jr. and wife Janice Karman as Dave and Lalu. In the credits, daughter Vanessa Bagdasarian is part of the “featuring” credits role.
* TalkingToHimself
** Dave, Alvin and Simon.
** Lalu, Theodore, Brittany and Jeanette, not sure if any of them interacted with Eleanor.

!!For the [[Film/AlvinAndTheChipmunks 2007 Live-Action/CGI film]]:
* ActorAllusion: When the Chipmunks deliberately ruin the concert after realizing they've been tricked by Ian, Alvin shouts "[[Franchise/DieHard Yippee ki yay, mamacita]]!" in which Justin Long played Matthew ‘Matt’ Farrell in ''Live Free or Die Hard''.
** Another reference to a movie with Justin Long is made in ''The Squeakquel'' when the Chipmunks are playing dodgeball:
---> “C'mon Alvin! Remember your [[Film/DodgeballATrueUnderdogStory five D's of dodge ball]]: [[ActorAllusion Dodge, dip, duck, dive, and dodge]]!”
* ExecutiveMeddling: Ross Bagdasarian, Jr. and Janice Karman were set to voice the characters for the first film, (they had already done some of the voices in the trailers), and Ross was even going to play Dave, however, Twentieth Century Fox rejected this, and insisted that younger people do the voices and a younger actor for the role of Dave... though, there ''is'' speculation that Fox made this move because they wanted more marketable names attached to the movie.
* FranchiseKiller: Inverted. It managed to increase Chipmunk popularity and spawned two sequels without {{sequelitis}}, fortunately).
* HeyItsThatGuy
** Because [[Series/MyNameIsEarl his name is Dave Seville]].
** [[Series/ArrestedDevelopment Tobias Fünke]] was the former music producer and executive of JETT Records.
** [[{{Harpers Island}} Chloe Carter]] was Dave's off-and-on love interest.
** Dave's former boss was [[Disney/WreckItRalph Sergeant Calhoun]] back at Yum-A-Ble energy bar headquarters.
** [[{{Entourage}} Talent Agent Raj]], [[Series/OneHundredDeedsForEddieMcdowd Ms. Copola]] and [[Series/ParksAndRecreation Councilman Bill Dexhart]] were former cohorts of Dave.
** [[{{The Blind Side}} Denise Oher]] was the vet.
** Hawke's butler was once [[Film/AustinPowers a British Colonel]].
* HeyItsThatVoice
** For the titular Chipmunks, [[Film/JeepersCreepers Darry Jensen]] (or the MAC guy), [[Series/CriminalMinds Spencer Reid]] and [[Franchise/KingdomHearts Roxas]]/[[WesternAnimation/YoungJustice Dick Grayson]] are Alvin, Simon and Theodore, respectively.
* For the Japan dub:
** Simon is the {{narcissist}} [[Manga/{{Pretear}} Knight of Light]].
** [[Film/TheSmurfs Baker Smurf]] is Theodore.
** Alvin is [[Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple Mizunuma]].
* For the Brazilian dub:
** Alvin is a [[HeyArnold football-headed shaped kid]] whose best friend is [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Pikachu]].
* For the European French dub:
** WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}} is Alvin.
** Theodore [[WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10 Alien Force}} is often turning into aliens]] who tries to capture [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender following Aang with his uncle Iroh]].
* For the Danish dub:
** Simon is [[Franchise/{{Naruto}} leader and teacher of Team 7]] consisting the series' primary characters, Sasuke Uchiha, Sakura Haruno, and Naruto Uzumaki.
* For the Canadian-French dub:
** Alvin is the thirteen year old son of [[WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill Hank and Peggy Hill]].
* MoneyDearBoy: DavidCross makes it especially clear that he's in the movies for the money, noting that being in the first paid for a new house (he seems to have had enough with ''Chipwrecked'' though, which he called "literally, without question, the most unpleasant experience I've ever had in my professional life").
* TheOtherDarrin: Seeing that this has been going for over fifty years, it’s understandable. Although, the reason why Jason Lee was cast as Dave Seville for the live-action movies is because the makers wanted a younger actor at the time instead of the older Ross Bagdasarian Jr..
** Initially, Ross Bagdasarian Jr. and Janice Karman portrayed Alvin, Simon and Theodore in the film, but were replaced at the studio's insistence with younger actors Justin Long, Matthew Gray Gubler and Jesse [=McCartney=] respectively.
** Simon's singing voice is provided by Steve Vining and it’s not known if he provides the singing as well as voice on new soundtracks, though either he or Matthew Gray Gubler provided one line on the ‘Ho, Ho, Ho,’ song on the ''Undeniable'' soundtrack.
* TheOtherMarty: Ross Bagdasarian and Janice Karman recorded all the lines for Alvin, Simon and Theodore.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen
** Ross Bagdasarian Jr. was originally set to portray David Seville; however, due to his age (58 at the time of filming), the younger Creator/JasonLee was chosen.
** Both he and Janice recorded their lines for the Chipmunks but were replaced by younger actors for promotional reasons.
** [[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} Peter Venkman]], [[Film/{{Caddyshack}} Ty Webb]], [[Series/HomeImprovement Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor]] and [[Film/{{Swordfish}} Gabriel Shear]] were all offered and declined the role of Dave Seville.
** [[Series/TheKingOfQueens Spence Olchin]] and [[TheSarahSilvermanProgram Brian Spukowski]] were offered but rejected the role of Ian Hawke.
* WordOfGod
** According to Ross Bagdasarian Jr. (and Zachary Levi) the piano seen in the movie is the actual piano Ross Bagdasarian Sr. used to write and perform “The Chipmunk Song” as well as “The Witch Doctor” that launched the Chipmunks franchise.
** Dave's house number is 1958, the year Ross Bagdasarian created the Chipmunks and released "Witch Doctor" and the "Chipmunk Song."

!!For the [[Film/AlvinAndTheChipmunks 2009 Live-Action/CGI film]] with Creator/JasonLee:
* ActorAllusion: Three months before ''The Squeakquel'' came out, [[WesternAnimation/CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs another movie]] premiered where Anna Faris voices an intelligent character wearing glasses named ‘Sam Sparks.’
* HeyItsThatGuy
** Dave's immature yet [[Disney/{{Tangled}} lovable rogue]] cousin [[Series/{{Chuck}} Chuck Bartowski]] has to watch The Chipmunks.
** [[Series/DesperateHousewives Karen McCluskey]]'s Aunt “Popcorn” Jackie.
** Toby gets together with [[UglyBetty Wendy]] at the end.
** [[{{Bratz}} Burdine Maxwell]] is the principal.
** [[Film/HighSchoolMusical Zeke Baylor]], [[Series/{{Dexter}} Jonah Mitchell]] and [[Series/TheYoungAndTheRestless Noah Newman]] are the bullies.
** And who knew [[Music/BridgitMendler Teddy Duncan]] attended West Eastman.
* HeyItsThatVoice
** For the [[DistaffCounterpart distaff counterparts]] The Chipettes, [[Series/MarriedWithChildren Kelly Bundy]], [[Film/ScaryMovie Cindy Cambell]] and [[WesternAnimation/TheMightyB Bessie Higgenbottom]] are Brittany, Jeanette and Eleanor, respectively.
** WesternAnimation/SpecialAgentOso narrates Meerkat Manor.
** Digger the Gopher is now the [[WesternAnimation/XiaolinChronicles Dragon of Wind]].
** In the Japanese dub, [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark Kyle Broflovski]]'s Theodore.
* In the Italian dub:
** [[Manga/{{Nana}} Nana Osaki]] is Jeanette.
** Theodore is [[Film/HarryPotter a certain boy wizard]].
* In the European French dub:
** Alvin's [[WesternAnimation/FantasticMrFox Kristofferson Silverfox]].
** [[WesternAnimation/YoungJustice Artemis Crock]] is Eleanor.
** [[Anime/DigimonAdventure Kari Kamiya]] is Brittany.
* In the Polish dub
** Brittany's [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} Leela]].
* SoMyKidsCanWatch: Zachary Levi's reason for doing ''The Squeakquel'' was so once he had kids of his own, he could watch this film with them.
* TheOtherDarrin: Amy Poehler, Anna Faris and Christina Applegate replace Janice Karman for the voice of the Chipettes.

!!For the [[Film/AlvinAndTheChipmunks 2011 Live-Action/CGI film]]:
* [[TheCharacterDiedWithHim The Character Died with Her]]: Possibly, since Aunt Jackie hasn’t been mentioned in ''Chipwrecked'' and Kathryn Joosten passed away on June 2, 2012.
* CreatorBacklash: Actor Creator/DavidCross has said that the third film was the most unpleasant experience he's had in his life as a professional.
* HeyItsThatGuy
** Zoe's [[Series/BoredToDeath an organic food co-op member]].
** [[Series/{{The Office|US}} David Wallace]] is captain of the Carnival Dream cruise ship.
** Alvin bribes [[ParaNorman Norman Babcock]]'s friend [[FatBestFriend Neil Downe]] with [[FoodAsBribe a plate of donuts]] so he could use the kid's kite for para sailing.
* HeyItsThatVoice
** Simon's alter ego is [[Film/ThreeTenToYuma Doc Potter]] the local medic/veterinarian.
* In the European French dub:
** Alvin is [[WesternAnimation/AGoofyMovie a friend and classmate of Max Goof]] with an obsession for canned processed cheese.
** Eleanor is [[WesternAnimation/TheProudFamily Penny Proud]].
* In the Polish dub:
** Brittany is the [[WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends caretaker at a place full of living imaginary friends]].
* TheOtherDarrin: [[spoiler:Alan Tudyk replaces Matthew Gray Gubler (for reasons unknown) when Simon gains the French accent, but Steve Vining still does the singing. Then when Simon’s back to normal, he’s voiced by Gubler once again.]]

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