Following the incredible popularity of the novelty record "The Chipmunk Song", this animated series about the singing rodents was created. Manager David Seville spends his days taking care ... See full summary »
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Following the incredible popularity of the novelty record "The Chipmunk Song", this animated series about the singing rodents was created. Manager David Seville spends his days taking care of his young chipmunk charges, Alvin, Simon and Theodore, as they regularly get into one type of trouble after another. Included in each episode was a cartoon featuring inventor Clyde Crashcup and his assistant, Leonardo. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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The Chipmunks' names were taken from the names of three executives at Liberty Records, where David Seville and the Chipmunks made most of their early recordings. Alvin was named for label president Alvin Bennett, Simon for label vice-president/record producer Si Waronker, and Theodore for recording engineer Ted Keep. One of the first cartoon shows, along with "The Flintstones," to become a success in prime time. See more »

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Alvin: [On cue from Dave] Ladies and gentlemen, it gives me great pleasure...
[whips out his harmonica]
Dave Seville: [reacting to that, whispering] No Alvin! You're supposed to introduce the great inventer.
Alvin: [to Dave] Oh.
[Puts his harmonica away]
Alvin: Ladies and gentlemen, it gives me great pleasure to introduce the great inventor, Thomas Alva...
Dave Seville: [Interrupting] No!
Alvin: Alexander Graham...
Dave Seville: No!
Alvin: Wilbur and Orv...
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I want my OLD Alvin on DVD !!!!!!
26 October 2003 | by (New Jersey) – See all my reviews

I have great memories of watching the "old" Alvin show on Saturday morning in the 1960's. I would really like to see the the episodes, unedited, released on DVD. I have seen segmets of the show on a Nickelodeon show ten years ago and I believe Walt Disney owns the rights now as there are "sing-a-long" tapes on the market. Can't they just put the whole episode on DVD, including Prof. Crashcup?


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