- Creator's Pet: Alvin, hence the show being called The ALVIN Show.
- Ensemble Dark Horse: Clyde Crashcup.
- Jerkass Woobie: From being tricked into buying a car with an ostrich on top, being hauled off to jail for claiming there's an eagle in his backyard and to where he's forced to take a dog with him by the authorities despite telling Theodore he can't afford to keep one, no wonder Dave can be a dick at times.
- They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character: It may come jarring for later audiences to see Simon and Theodore barely get any limelight in this series and spend most of their time as The Generic Guy. It would take until the franchise's second cartoon to set them as foils and equals for Alvin.
YMMV / The Alvin Show