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 voice of Clyde Crascup was a parody of character actor Richard Haydn. 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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Alllllllllvinnnn!!!!
7 August 2002 | by (U.S.A) – See all my reviews

I remember this show. A little. I saw it in reruns several years ago. It predates Alvin & The Chipmunks. Alvin, Simon and Theodore kept getting into all sorts of trouble, leaving Dave Seville wondering, "Why me?"

I remember one episode where Dave buys a VW Bug and a giant bird takes it as an egg. Or one where Dave was planning to buy a swimming pool, but the chipmunks thought he was talking about getting married and getting rid of them.

Then there was Clyde Crashcup and his quiet assistant, Leonardo. Always trying to invent something, only to have it misfire rather than work properly.

Everybody remembers the Chipmunks from their classic albums, including the one where they sing for Christmas to come and Alvin wants a hula hoop. Ross Bagdasarian did a fine job of the chipmunks' voices. I wonder how he made it sound like they all sang at once. I'm sorry to say he is no longer with us. He died in 1972. 30 years ago! But if he were still with us today, he'd agree with me in saying that this is a fine show! Much better than the garbage you'd find on TV nowadays!

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