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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 , Si Waronkernote  and Ted Keepnote .

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For Albums/Soundtracks:

    1950s 
  • From Let's All Sing with the Chipmunks:
    • At the end of "Ragtime Cowboy Joe":
    • The Chipmunks sing "Whistle While You Work" in the form of rock n' roll.
    • The original issue of the album depicted three realistic looking chipmunks on the cover with Alvin making a pose like the then-recently deceased Al Jolson. Then when the album was reissued two years later, a new cover was substituted with The Alvin Show animation cel setup reenacting the poses the original chipmunks made but now Alvin is shown making a pose like Elvis Presley.

    1960s 
  • The countries Dave and the Chipmunks visit in Around the World with The Chipmunks are Mexico, Japan, France, Arabia, Germany, North Pole, Hawaii, Italy, Scotland, Spain, Switzerland and England.
  • From The Chipmunk Songbook:
    • For the ending of "Git Along, Little Doggies" :
      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 Legreeeeeeeeeeeee-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.
  • The Chipmunks Sing With Children:
  • Chipmunks à Go-Go has The Chipmunks singing "California Girls," "This Diamond Ring" (Gary Lewis & the Playboys), "Mr. Tambourine Man," "Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter," "I'm a Fool" (Dino, Desi & Billy), "Sunshine, Lollipops, and Rainbows" (Lesley Gore), "The Race Is On" (Jack Jones), "King of the Road" (Roger Miller), "Downtown" (Petula Clark), "The 'In' Crowd" (Dobie Gray), "What's New Pussycat?" and "I'm Henry the VIII, I Am."
  • Title of 1968 music album by Dave Seville and The Chipmunks is The Chipmunks see Doctor Dolittle, even covering all songs from the movie.
  • Among the songs Dave Seville and The Chipmunks cover in The Chipmunks Go to the Movies are "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang," "Hushabye Montain," "We're Off to See the Wizard," "The Bare Necessities," "Chim Chim Cher-ee," "Consider Yourself," "You Two" and "The Roses of Success."

    1980s 

    1990s 

    2000s 

    2010s 
  • Chipwrecked: Music from the Motion Picture:
    • Both Chipmunks and Chipettes do a blend of "Born This Way", "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now" (McFadden & Whitehead), and "Firework".
    • Both groups also cover "Party Rock Anthem," "Bad Romance" and "Trouble." They even cover "Club Can't Handle Me" (Flo Rida) on the bonus track.
    • The Chipettes cover "Whip My Hair" (Willow Smith), "S.O.S." and "Survivor". The three even do an amalgamation of "We No Speak Americano" (Yolanda Be Cool) and "Conga" (Miami Sound Machine)" featuring Barnetta DaFonseca.
    • BASKOSONG(S) , ClassicSONG(S)  and NomadikSONG(S)  are featured.

For The Alvin Show:

    Episodes 
  • J. P. Lester the Bedsheet Ghost from "Haunted House" sounds a lot like Jerry Lewis.
  • When Alvin's looking through his obnoxious neighbor's house while 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:
    Frumpington: ...and to bring Bach back ALIVE!
    • When leaving the Seville residence, Ms. Frumpington sings an excerpt from Beethoven's Fifth Symphony before stopping when she hears the sound of dripping water.
  • 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.
  • Some of the inventions Crashcup claims to be his is flight, electricity and the telephone. He also claims to have invented a time machine.
  • Clyde appears on a parody of This is Your Life in "This is Your Life, Clyde Crashcup!"
  • 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.
  • 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 obnoxious social director Roger Marshall into getting into the lifeboat and sending him into the sea from "Alvin's Curse" is like how Gretel tricked the witch by getting her to climb inside the oven.

    Musical Segments 
  • 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.
    • Dave exclaiming "I made that record once!" in regards to the Chipmunks wanting to sing the song is in regards to Ross Bagdasarian doesn't consider "Witch Doctor" not being a Chipmunks song, the first true song by the Chipmunk Trio being "The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)."
  • In "Ragtime Cowboy Joe," the director is (supposedly) based off Alfred Hitchcock, possibly in regards to Ross Bagdasarian appearing in Rear Window.
  • Magic shop owner from "Pop Goes the Weasel" is named Sam Merlin.
  • The Chipmunks help a guy named Buffalo Bill from "Buffalo Gals" find his long lost girlfriend by singing at a local TV station.
  • The president in office at the time of "Alvin for President" would have been John F. Kennedy.

For Alvin and the Chipmunks/The Chipmunks:

    Pun-Based Episode Titles 
  • "Unidentified Flying Chipmunk": The Chipmunks watch Steven Spielberg's E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.
  • "The Chip-Punks" = possibly a reference to the New Wave music album Chipmunk Punk by The Chipmunks.
  • "Alvin... and the Chipmunk": Episode plot is a spoof of The Prince and the Pauper since both Alvin and the other chipmunk switch places.
  • "Santa Harry" = spoof on 1953 Christmas song "Santa Baby" by Senator Jacob K. Javits's niece Joan Javits and Phillip Springer.
  • "Rich and Infamous": Alvin makes a reference to Billy Joel, Slim Whitman and Prince.
  • "A Horse, of Course" = part of the lyrics to a 1960 sitcom, coincidentally main character Wilbur Post voices Grandpa Seville in his first two appearances:
    "A horse is a horse, of course, of course,
    And no one can talk to a horse, of course,
    That is, of course,
    Unless the horse
    Is the famous Mr. Ed!"
  • "Some Entrancing Evening" = "Some Enchanted Evening," which refers to a show tune from South Pacific (as well as the name of a Blue Oyster Cult album).
    • Fictional show This Is Your Father is a take on classic documentary television series This Is Your Life.
  • "Maids in Japan": The Chipmunks are forced to sing "Three Little Girls from School" while disguised in kimonos and face masks.
  • "Who Ghost There?": The Chipmunks decide to hunt ghosts while singing a familiar theme song..
  • "Stayin' Afloat" = based off the song "Stayin' Alive" by The Bee Gees.
  • "The Gold of My Dreams": "We're in the Money" is sung by The Chipmunks.
  • "Every Chipmunk Tells a Story":
    • "The Heat is On" is sung by The Chipmunks.
    • The episode has strong elements from the 1950 Japanese period drama film Rashomon.
  • "Teevee or Not Teevee" = Shakespearean quote "To be or not to be... that's the question."
    • Fictional The Johnny Letterman Show is a parody of The David Letterman Show.
  • "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.
  • "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!".
  • "No Chipmunk is an Island": After Dave says he plans to turn the attic into a guest room:
    Simon: Who's he thinking of inviting over? Dracula?
  • "Once Upon a Crime": During the conclusions to Dave's story, each Chipmunk portrays the following fictional heroes:
  • "Home Sweet Home": Michael Jackson's mentioned and Stock Footage of him performing "Billie Jean" live appears.
  • "The Chipmunks go to the Movies" = title of the last season shares the same name as 1969 album by Dave Seville and The Chipmunks, which is also the final studio album made by Rostom "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.).
    • Jaws is parodied in the opening.
    • At the end of said opening, Alvin does the MGM lion roar imitation.

     Shout Out Episode Titles 

     Episodes With Role-Play 
  • "Cinderella? Cinderella!" casts Brittany as Cinderella, Miss Miller as the wicked stepmother, Jeanette and Eleanor as the wicked stepsisters, Simon as the fairy godmunk, Theodore as the palace messenger, godmunk's assistant, and himself, Alvin as the Prince, and Dave as the King.
  • "Chipmunk Vice" features Dave as a bartender at the Lavender Orchid and Alvin as a detective.
  • "Dreamlighting" features Brittany and Alvin as Bratty Hayes and David Alvinson, Jeanette as Ms. Dapest, Simon as Simon le Simon, Eleanor as Ms. Snoop, and Theodore as the Nose.
  • "Elementary, My Dear Simon":
  • "Food for Thought"
    • Alvin plays Christopher Columbus, a pilgrim and General George Armstrong Custer; Simon plays Queen Isabella's High Councilor, a pilgrim, and Chief Sitting Bull; Brittany plays Queen Isabella and a pilgrim; Jeanette plays a pilgrim and Betty Ross; and Eleanor plays a pilgrim.
    • When naming Columbus's ships:
      Alvin: The Niña, the Pinta and the Titanic.
    • After telling the Pilgrims had to build houses, Alvin explains they built three different houses out of straw, hay and bricks and when the wolf shows up, Simon cuts in.
    • Theodore wants to hear about the Pilgrim's feast known as the first Thanksgiving:
      Alvin: They sent out for shakes and fries from McPilgrim's.
  • "Treasure Island" features Alvin as Jim Hawkins, Simon as Dr. Livesey, Theodore as Squire Trelawny, Dave as Long John Silver, and Brittany as Mrs. Hawkins.
  • "Alvie's Angels" features the Chipettes as the Angels, Alvin as "Alvie Seville", Theodore as Ted Bombley, and Simon as himself.
  • "Maltese Chipmunk": Alvin's dream ends with him saying "this could be the start of a beautiful friendship."
  • "Alvin in Netherland" casts Alvin as Peter Pan, Brittany as Wendy Darling, Simon as John Darling, Theodore as Mr. Smee, Dave as Mr. Darling and Captain Hook, Jeanette as Tinker Bell, and Eleanor as Princess Tiger Lily.
  • "Merry Christmas, Mr. Carroll" casts Dave, Theodore, and Simon as the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future.
  • "Daytona Jones and the Pearl of Wisdom" casts Alvin as Dr. Daytona Jones, Simon as Dr. Seri-Toga Jones, Theodore as a guide, and Brittany as Bambi.
  • The Frankenstein Parody episode features Simon as Dr. Victor Frankenstein and Alvin and Theodore (at various points) as Frankenstein's Monster.
  • "Star Wreck: The Absolute Final Frontier" includes Alvin as Captain James T. Dirk, Simon as Speck, Theodore as Dr. Moamz McRoy, Jeanette as Lieutenant Uhaha, and Eleanor as Ms. Supra.
  • "Batmunk" casts Simon as Brice Wayne/Batmunk, Theodore as Happy the Butler, Brittany as Nicki Nale of the Chipmunk Quarterly, and Alvin as The Jokester
  • The Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back Parody features Alvin as Luke Skywalker, Simon and Theodore as C-3PO and R2-D2, and Dave as Darth Vader.
  • "Bigger!" features the three Chipmunks as "Alvin, Simon, and Theodore Smith", with Dave as "David Smith", while the three Chipettes play the three members of the Babes, Barbie, Annabelle, and Samantha.
  • "Robomunk" features Alvin as Officer Malone/Robomunk, Simon as Dr. Simonize (likely a takeoff on the name of auto-care manufacturer Simoniz), Brittany as Officer Violet Bronson, Eleanor as The Mayor, and Theodore as Mr. Pinkie.
  • "Irrational Buffoon's European Vacation" casts Dave as Clark Sevillewald, with the three Chipmunks playing Alvin, Simon, and Theodore Sevillewald, while Brittany shows up as Alvin's girlfriend. The episode also spoofs America's Funniest Home Videos.
  • "Chip Tracy" features Alvin in the title role of Chip Tracy, Jeanette as Bess Blueheart, Theodore as Kiddo, Brittany as Breathmint Baloney/The Glove, Dave as Police Chief Bland, Eleanor as the doorwoman at Grumble's club, and Simon as Professor Laboratory.
  • "Sploosh" includes Jeanette as Princess Montana, Simon as Trusty, Alvin as Dr. Buford Bubbles, Brittany as Miss Dalia, Eleanor as Montana's Maid, and Theodore as Montana's servant, Godfrey.

     Characters 
  • Fictional "The Johnny Letterman Show" host Johnny Letterman from "Teevee or Not Teevee" is an amalgam of Johnny Carson and David Letterman.
  • Name of the little girl Alvin, dressed as Santa Claus, asks during his scheme to make enough money to buy himself another Golden Echo Harmonica in "A Chipmunk Christmas" is Cindy Lou.
  • Golfer Elmer Palmer in the episode "Match Play" is a parody of legendary golfer Arnold Palmer.
  • Grandpa Seville's voice actor previously voiced two farmers, Aaron Slick of Aaron Slick from Punkin Crick and Farmer Smurf from The Smurfs.
  • Show host Bobby Leach from "Dave's Dream Cabin" is a parody of Robin Leach of Lifestyle of the Rich and Famous.
  • Name of the Chipettes' guardian while at the Australian orphanage in "A Chipette Story" was Olivia, a possible gender bent reference to Oliver Twist.
  • The psychologist Alvin sees in "Alvin in Analysis" is Dr. Wiesenhiemer, a parody of sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer.

    Other 

For the animated filmsnote :

    The Chipmunk Adventure 
  • As Dave goes over his suitcase, Alvin comes running into the room:
    Alvin: Please Dave! I need a little culture in my life! The Eiffel Tower, the Vatican City Sistine Chapel, the Louvre in Rome.
    Simon: The Louvre is in Paris, Alvin.
  • Dave goes on a business trip.
  • When the race starts, the Chipmunks head off to Mexico City and the Chipettes get caught up in Hurricane3 Arlene that Simon warned Jeanette about before reaching Bermuda.
  • The Chipettes travel to Egypt where they pass Sphinx.
  • When deciding on a shortcut, the Chipmunks camp in a jungle on uninhabited coral island Howland Island located just north of the equator in the central Pacific Ocean.
  • Upon discovering Eleanor brought along the baby penguin, the Chipettes head to Antarctica where they discover Klaus and Claudia's ploy.
  • Not the first time some native tribe mistook a character for a god.

    Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein 
  • 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:
    Alvin: I am the Munkinator-or-or-or!
  • During the Chipmunks' "There Are things Out There" opening song, Simon pops up dressed as a vampire if not Dracula and Alvin appears wrapped as a mummy.
  • Film title reflects earlier Abbott and Costello horror spoofs such as Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein.
  • Frankie the Frankenstein Monster is basically the animated version of Universal's Frankenstein Monster played by Boris Karloff.
  • Second time Michael Bell voiced a character (Doktor Frankenstein) who builds a humanoid being, the first one was Handy Smurf of Smurfs who built Clockwork Smurf as well as Clockwork Smurfette.

    Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman 
  • One of the lyrics in "Monster Out in You":
    Alvin & Simon: (singing)...
    How do you do?
    What's up with you?
    Little brother, Mister Hyde
    How come you're howling at the moon tonight?...
  • The Chipmunks and Chipettes now attend "Clyde C. Crashcup Elementary School."
    • Both Chipmunks and Chipettes are in the school production of Jekyll & Hyde with Simon in the lead.
  • The cure Madame Raya states for lycanthropy is silver.
  • While talking with Madame Raya, Alvin and Simon identifies Theodore as "Uncle Ted."
  • The Seville's new neighbor is Lawrence Talbot who's based on Lon Chaney, Jr.'s Larry Talbot.
  • Film title reflects earlier Abbott and Costello horror spoofs like Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man.
  • When Theodore transforms into a werewolf for the first time, an Alvin doll and a Simon doll from The Chipmunk Adventure are seen.
  • On the Alvin and the Chipmunks Scare-Riffic Double Feature DVD, there's a werewolf on the front and back cover, which was supposed to be the wolfman from here but it's the wolfman from Monster Mash.

For the live-action filmsnote :

    Little Alvin and the Mini-Munks 
  • A butterfly helps Lalu with the banner at the beginning along with a frog and cockatoo also helps Lalu around the house. Sounds familiar?
  • After Gilda states the caution tape wrapped around the furniture is not only for kids but for frogs:
    PC: Frogs? You're talking to Prince Charming, I'm just one kiss away man.
  • While singing "Dump for Someone New," Alvin dresses up like Elvis Presley.
  • Jeanette's not the first character who didn't use contractions.
  • Honking from a car is heard outside:
    PC: (eerily) They're heeeeeere.
  • Alvin plays the role of Peter Pan whilst Lalu is Captain Hook.
  • Simon shouts "IT'S ALIVE!" when he thinks he brought a dead plant back to life.
  • Lalu reads The Blue Bird to the Chipmunks and Chipettes.
  • Lalu's toilet isn't the first talking toilet around.

    Alvin and the Chipmunks 

    Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel 

    Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked 
  • In the teaser trailer, a portion of Céline Dion's "My Heart Will Go On" can be heard at the beginning.
    • Not to mention in both said trailer and movie, Alvin's standing at the bow's railing:
  • Alvin tears off his pajamas to reveal a white tuxedo.
  • Both Chipmunks and Chipettes become shipwrecked on an island.
  • Captain of the ship is named Captain Corelli.
  • After Simon reassures Dave that he wasn't gambling, a pit boss brings him a basket of chips:
    Casino Pit Boss: Your winnings, sir.
  • Ian mentions turning down Justin Bieber twice.
  • Theodore is seen watching Big Time Rush.
  • Zoe has been stranded on an island for too long and has five sport balls for friends.
    • Zoe's basketball friend resembles Totoro.
    • She even has individual names for each ball. Rawling, the baseball, is named for baseball equipment maker Rawlings. Spalding, the basketball, shares its name with an American sporting goods manufacturer. Callaway, the golf ball, is named for the Callaway Golf Company. And Nerf, the football, is named for the toy brand best known for foam-based weaponry and similar toys.
  • When Eleanor grabs a hold of the mango that she, her sisters and the Chipmunks are fighting over:
  • In the end, Ian reveals that he sold Zoe's story to Hollywood and actress Keira Knightley has expressed in playing her, thus restoring his career.
  • While on the island, toward the end, Jeanette sees a basketball heading her way, invoking her to run from it.
  • Simon's alter ego 'Simone' somewhat resembles Pepé Le Pew.
    • Simon was first referred to as 'Simone' (pronounced "See-mon") in the Chipmunks' 1967 track Sorry About That, Herb.
  • There's even a log bridge scene.

    ShoutOut/FilmThe Chipmunk Adventure
Adventure TimeShoutOut/Western AnimationThe Alvin Show

alternative title(s): The Alvin Show; The Chipmunk Adventure; Alvin And The Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein; Alvin And The Chipmunks Meet The Wolfman; Little Alvin And The Mini Munks
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