Shout Out: Alvin and the Chipmunks aka: Little Alvin And The Mini Munks
The Chipmunks were named after the top executives of Liberty Records, their original label: Al Bennettnote the company president and record executive, Si Waronkernote the company vice-president and record producer and Ted Keepnote the co-founder and recording engineer.
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At the end of "Ragtime Cowboy Joe" from Let's All Sing with the Chipmunks:
Dave: (irately singing) A-yippie-ti-yi-yo, COME HERE, little Chipmunks! Better CLEAN UP THIS MESS before I count to three. Put the saw horses back now, GET A MOVE, little Chipmunks! Or you'll think ya met up with Simon Legreeeeeeeeee, ee-eeeeeeeee, ee-eeeeee-ee-eeeeee-ee-eeeeeee-eee!
The Chipmunks also cover "While Strolling in the Park One Day" (Ed Haley) and "Daisy Bell (Bicycle Built for Two)" (Harry Dacre).
From Christmas with The Chipmunks, The Chipmunks cover "Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)" (Gene Autry & Oakley Haldeman), "Up on the House Top" (Benjamin Hanby), "Silver Bells" (Jay Livingston & Ray Evans), "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" (Johnny Marks), "Jingle Bells" (James Lord Pierpont), "Over the River and Through the Woods" (Lydia Maria Child), "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" (J. Fred Coots & Haven Gillespie), "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas" (Meredith Willson), "Frosty the Snowman" (Walter "Jack" Rollins & Steve Nelson) and "White Christmas" (Irving Berlin).
From Christmas with The Chipmunks: Vol. 2, The Chipmunks sing "Jingle Bell Rock" (Joe Beal & Jim Boothe), "Hang Up Your Stockin'" (Jack Mann), "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" (Hugh Martin & Ralph Blane), "Jolly Old Saint Nicholas" (Wilf Carter), "All I Want for Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth)" (Donald Yetter Gardner) and "The Night Before Christmas" (Clement Clarke Moore).
The Chipmunks Sing the Beatles Hits tribute album not only have Dave, Alvin, Simon and Theodore wearing Beatle wigs but cover said band's hits.
Not only does the album spoofs 1980 movie Urban Cowboy, but the cover spoofs the movie's cover.
The Chipmunks cover "Thank God I'm a Country Boy" (John Denver), "The Gambler", "Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love)" (Robert Emmons & Chips Moman), "I Love a Rainy Night" (Eddie Rabbitt)", "Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboy Chipmunks" (Bruce Brothers), "Coward of the County" (Edgar Bowling & Bobby Wheeler)" and "On the Road Again."
The album features Jerry ReedSONG(S) "Lunchbox", Larry ButlerSONG(S) "(Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song" and Brenda Lee SONG(S) "Made For Each Other" .
The CD bonus track has The Chipmunks covering "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" (The Charlie Daniels Band)" and "Boot Scootin' Boogie."
Album cover spoofs Deep Purple's fourth studio album In Rock.
Several places are mentioned in "Weekend in France, Italy, England, Amsterdam, Greece...":
[...] Dave: (speaking) We're not in Holland, Alvin. [...] Chipmunks: (singing) And the chime of Big Ben Where the guards stand So straight at the palace [...] Dave: (speaking) We're not in England. [...] Chipmunks: (singing) And the leaning tower Even though it is bent. Dave: (speaking) Not Italy. Chipmunks: (singing) There is nothing as great as Spain [...] Or dancing at Oktoberfest [...] My heart soars in Amsterdam [...] And skiing in San Moritz [...] We crawled over The Great Wall of China And woke up in Budapest. [...] There is nothing as great as Nome Dave: (speaking) Alaska? Chipmunks: (singing) Or sailing down the blue Danube [...] The royalty of Monaco [...] Dave: (speaking) Okay that's it you guys, hold it right there. There's no dancing snakes or kangaroos or lions approaching, we're in Greece! Home of the Parthenon, the Acropolis, the Eiffel Tower! Alvin: (speaking) Dave, the Eiffel Tower is in France. Dave: (speaking) I knew that! You guys have got me all mixed up! London, Switzerland, wherearewe?
The Chipmunks cover "Wooly Bully" (Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs).
The Chipmunks and The Chipettes: Born to Rock
Both groups cover "You Keep Me Hangin' On" (Kim Wilde, originally The Supremes).
The Chipmunks cover "Faith" (George Michael), "Always on My Mind", "Bad", "La Bamba" (Los Lobos, originally Ritchie Valens), "Mony Mony" (Billy Idol, originally Tommy James & The Shondells) and "Do You Love Me" (The Contours).
Featuring Billy Ray CyrusSONG(S) "Achy Breaky Heart", Tammy WynetteSONG(S) "Stand by Your Man", Alan JacksonSONG(S) "Don't Rock the Jukebox", Charlie DanielsSONG(S) "Brothers and Old Boots", Waylon JenningsSONG(S) "Outlaws" and Aaron TippinSONG(S) "There Ain't Nothin' Wrong with the Radio".
The Chipmunks do "I Feel Lucky" (Mary Chapin Carpenter) and "Down at the Twist and Shout" (Mary Chapin Carpenter).
Canned Heat is featured singing "The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late" on the Chipmunks' Greatest Christmas Hits' only bonus track.
Featured are Kenny GSONG(S) "The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)" & "The Chipmunk Song Reprise", Patty LovelessSONG(S) "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" (Johnny Marks), The Boys Choir of HarlemSONG(S) "Christmas Time Uptown" (Paul Espel, Karmyn Lott & Malcom Dodds), Gene AutrySONG(S) "Western Animation/Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" (Johnny Marks), Celine DionSONG(S) "Petit Papa Noël" (Tino Rossi)[[/lablenote]], The UCLA Chamber Singers[[labelnote:SONG(S)]]"The Little Drummer Boy" and Alan JacksonSONG(S) "Santa's Gonna Come in a Pickup Truck".
James Ingram sings "I Don't Want to Be Alone for Christmas (Unless I'm Alone with You)" where none of the Chipmunks participate.
Some characters are mentioned in "A Comes Before B":
"Macarena" (Los del Río), "Vogue", "Stayin' Alive", "Play That Funky Music" (Wild Cherry), "I'm Too Sexy" (Right said Fred), "Turn the Beat Around", (Vicki Sue Robinson & Gloria Estefan), "Shout" and "Love Shack" are sung in Club Chipmunk: The Dance Mixes.
Featured are: Jason GleedSONG(S) "Follow Me Now", Chris ClassicSONG(S) "Witch Doctor" & "Ain't No Party", Rebecca JonesSONG(S) "Come Get It" & "Ain't No Party", DeeTownSONG(S) "The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late) Rock Mix" and Al DSONG(S) "Get Munk'd".
The Chipmunks cover "Bad Day" (Daniel Powter), "Funkytown" (Lipps Inc.)" and "Only You (And You Alone)" (The Platters).
When Alvin's looking through his obnoxious neighbor's house standing on top Theodore's head who's standing on Simon's head who's standing on Dave's in "Good Neighbor", one of the pictures hanging on the neighbor's wall is a parody drawing Arrangement in Grey and Black: Portrait of the Artist's Mother by James Abbot McNeil Whistler, which coincidentally has a plaque under the picture calling it "Whistler's Mother". There's also a picture of Mother Goose hanging on the wall.
After showing Dave and boys a very long list of names supposedly pledged to encourage radio stations to stop playing Chipmunk music in "Squares" in favor of classical music:
The plot of "Alvin's Alter Ego" has Alvin seeing the results of him working alone and not with his brothers via his devil self and angel self just how George Bailey saw what it would be like if he never was born.
In "Sam Valiant Real Estate", Sam Valiant points to an old tree with a rope tied to a branch:
Sam Valiant: And here's the favorite of all children, 'The Tarzan Tree!' You there, the talkity one! (Goes over to Theodore and pushes him to said tree) C'mon, don't be bashful! Swing like Tarzan! Ya know, "AaAaAaAaAah!"
The newspaper first reporting about the stolen necklace seen in "Eagle in Love" is Daily Bugle.
Clyde appears on a parody of This is Your Life in "This is Your Life, Clyde Crashcup!"
The dragon Alvin imagines in "Sir Alvin" resembles Cecil.
Dave's second cousin twice removed on his father's side Chuck Wagon from "Hillbilly Son" wears an equivalent Davy Crockett hat.
The musical interlude of "Yankee Doodle" plays on the recorder when Alvin tries helping Stanley the Eagle make music with a pair of cymbals during "Eagle Music".
How Alvin tricks the obnoxious social director Roger Marshall into getting into the lifeboat and sending him into the sea is like how Gretel tricked the witch by getting her to climb inside the oven.
Dave and the Chipmunks visit Venice during the "Oh, Gondaliero!" musical segment as well as Paris in "I Wish I Could Speak French".
One of the masks Dave has hanging on his wall in "Witch Doctor" are the tragedy/comedy Greek theatre masks. Among the masks in Dave's collection, he also has a Yaqui Indian mask, a Peruvian mask, an Inroquois Indian mask and a mask from Tibet.
"Unidentified Flying Chipmunk" = obvious reference to "unidentified flying object", which is any apparent anomaly in the sky if not near or on the ground that is not readily identifiable as any known object or phenomenon by visual observation and/or use of associated instrumentation such as radar, usually shortened to "UFO."
Fictional The Johnny Letterman Show is a parody of The David Letterman Show and JohnnyLetterman is an amalgam of Johnny Carson and David Letterman.
"Experiment In Error" = "experiment in terror"
"How You Gonna Keep 'Em Down on the Farm?" = the famous post-World War I phrase "How're you going to keep them down on the farm once they've seen Gay Paree?"
"I Love L. A." = Shares the same name as a Randy Newman song.
"Simon Says" = Sometimes referred to "Simple Simon Says", it's a name of a child's game with three or more players where one player takes the role of "Simon" and issues instructions to the other players which should only be followed if prefaced with the phrase "Simon Says..."
"When the Chips Are Down" = a figurative speech where at the final, critical moment; when things really get difficult.
"Alvin, Alvin, Alvin!" = Play on popular phrase "Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!" by Jan Brady (or Dave's catchphrase "Theodore, Simon, Alvin!" if not "Alvin, Alvin, Alvin!").
"Like Father, Like Son" = a phrase where fathers and sons resemble each other, and sons tend to do what their fathers did before them.
"The Chipmunks go the Movies" = title of the last season shares the same name as the 1969 album by Dave Seville and The Chipmunks, it also being the final studio album made by Ross Bagdasarian Sr. three years before his death, followed by an eleven year gap until the release of the next Chipmunk album Chipmunk Punk by Ross Bagdasarian Jr.
In the first stanza of the opening theme song "It's been a while but we're back with style" may refer to the fact there was a decade hiatus of Chipmunk songs since Bagdasarian's untimely death and his son taking the mantle of Dave Seville in 1981 and the lyric "coming on stronger than ever before" may refer to their first cartoon show.
In "The Chipette Story", The Chipettes sing "Tomorrow."
Alvin gets a job to buy himself a Trans–Go–Go Bot toy in "Alvin's Summer Job".
Golfer Elmer Palmer in the episode "Match Play" is a parody of legendary golfer Arnold Palmer.
The Chipmunks are dressed like The Beach Boys, singing "Surfin' USA", followed by dressing up as The Beatles singing "She Loves You" and then singing "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" while dressed like The Rolling Stones.
When the Chipmunks' faces are distorted by fear and g-forces in the runaway roller coaster, they are for a brief moment turn to how they appeared in The Alvin Show, then to "realistic" looking chipmunks as on their first album covers before returning to their normal selves.
One of the lines in the song "If A Monster Came Into Our Room" has this lyric:
Covers for The A-Files: Alien Songs, Sing Again with The Chipmunks, The Chipmunks Rock the House , The Chipmunk Adventure soundtrack, Christmas with The Chipmunks, Christmas with the Chipmunks: Vol. 2 (album), The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late) (single), Chipmunk Rock, Alvin's Harmonica (single), Let's All Sing with The Chipmunks, David Seville and the Chipmunks sing Ragtime Cowboy Joe (single), The Alvin Show soundtrack, Sing Again with the Chipmunks, The Chipmunks and The Chipettes: Born to Rock, David Seville and The Chipmunks presents Alvin's Orchestra (single), Rockin' Through the Decades soundtrack, Chipmunk Punk, Alvin for President by David Seville and The Chipmunks (single), and Chipmunks in Low Places are seen at the end of the credits.
In the stinger, Ian Hawke tries to get three squirrels to sing, a nod to scat singing virtual band formed in imitation of the Chipmunks known as The Nutty Squirrels that had a Top 40 hit in late 1959 with the song "Uh-Oh."
Ryan: (he and team are huddled in a circle) All right boys, time to bring out the Big A. Alvin: (Jumps onto Ryan's shoulder) I'm gonna crush them! I'm bringing the pain! The Alvinator is in the house! Xander: A chipmunk? Ryan: Coach said we need to go with a secret weapon. Time to make history boys. Alvin: (to opposing team member, after everybody gets into position) I'm gonna crack you like an acorn and eat you for dinner! With some fava beans and a nice chianti!
When the Chipettes are singing to Ian on the rooftop, a poster advertising 24 can be seen in the background.
To Ian, after rescuing the Chipettes on the borrowed scooter: