Trivia / The Alvin Show

  • Actor Allusion: In one episode, Dave exclaims "I made that record once!" in regards to "Witch Doctor". This is because Ross Bagdasarian didn't consider "Witch Doctor" technically a Chipmunks song, the first true song by the Chipmunk Trio being "The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)".
  • Cross Dressing Voice:
    • June Foray does Alvin's angelic self in "Alvin's Alter Ego".
    • Alvin in the Italian dub.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: 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), 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), a self-titled Blu-Ray/DVD combo pack (containing the first three episodes, plus clips of the Chipmunks performing "Witch Doctor" and "The Chipmunk Song"), and segments included as bonus features for newer cartoons' DVDs and Blu-Ray Discs. Apparently, the reason for this is because of rights issues—the rights to the Chipmunks franchise is split up between the children of Ross Bagdasarian, Sr. Ross Bagdasarian Jr. owns the newer chipmunks outright, but not the rights to the original Alvin Show. On top of that, restoring the entire show would be very expensive and there would be so little money in return to split between all the siblings, that they feel it isn't even worth the effort.
  • Orphaned Reference: The musical segments used the Chipmunks' original recordings and many of them went unaltered. In "Sing a Goofy Song", Dave's line "Will you keep singing? The record isn't over with yet!" is somehow left intact.
  • Talking to Himself: Dave, Alvin, Simon, Theodore and Sam Valiant.
  • Vindicated by Reruns