List of Alvin and the Chipmunks episodes

This is a complete listing of episodes from the 1983 animated television series Alvin and the Chipmunks.


Alvin and the Chipmunks (1983–1987)

Season 1 (1983)

In the beginning, the show was animated by Ruby-Spears Enterprises, and was seen on NBC Saturday mornings in the 10:30 AM time slot, for all but season 3 (where it was seen at 11:00 AM).

1A. "The C-Team"
Story by: Michael Maurer & Matt Uitz
After Alvin, Simon, and Theodore use Dave's antique gold pocket watch for Show & Tell at school, neighborhood bullies steal it. The Chipmunks find Mr. T to ask him for advice and with his help, they manage to get the watch back.

  • Broadcast September 17, 1983
  • Song: "The C-Team"; song later appeared on the album Songs from Our TV Shows
  • Title is a spoof of The A-Team
  • Appearance by Mr. T, who also had his own Saturday morning cartoon show on NBC, Mr. T, which premiered on the same date as Alvin and the Chipmunks. Both shows were produced by Ruby-Spears Enterprises.

1B. "The Chipettes "
Story by: Janice Karman & Ross Bagdasarian, Cliff Ruby & Elana Lesser
The Chipmunks meet Brittany, Jeanette, and Eleanor for the first time. However, there is one problem; both groups believe they have a claim to the name "The Chipmunks".

  • Broadcast September 17, 1983
  • Key song: "We Got the Beat" by The Go-Go's, adapted into a new song called "We Aim to Please".
  • First appearance of the Chipettes: Brittany, Jeanette, and Eleanor.

2A. "Uncle Harry"
Story by: Janice Karman & Ross Bagdasarian, Cliff Ruby & Elana Lesser
A charlatan chipmunk named Harry claims to be the Chipmunks' long lost uncle and says he will have them see their mother as soon as they make enough money. The Chipmunks later not only find out that Harry is not their uncle but also the money he has them making is for a strongman whom he has owed for a long time.

2B. "Rock 'n' Robot"
Story by: Gordon Kent & Jack Enyart, Tom Swale & Duane Poole
The Chipmunks create a robot out of Alvin's video game, so that it can carry all of their equipment to their concerts. But, the robot goes berserk when it begins to capture every hat it sees, like the video game it was created from, and it is up to the Chipmunks to stop the robot.

  • Broadcast September 24, 1983
  • Song: "Honest Fun"
  • Title is a pun to the saying "Rock 'n' Roll".

3A. "The Television Stars"
Story by: Ross Bagdasarian & Janice Karman, Tom Swale & Duane Poole
Alvin tells a girl he wants to impress that they are going to be starring in a rock concert on live TV, but Alvin must convince the producer to let him play.

  • Broadcast 10/1/83
  • Songs: "Something Told Me" and "Mr. Winters' Birthday".

3B. "The Cruise"
Story by: Janice Karman & Ross Bagdasarian
Alvin unknowingly assists a jewel thief steal some jewelry from a cabin on their cruise ship, and Simon and Theodore begin to investigate the crime.

4. "The Chipmunks Story"
Story by: Janice Karman & Ross Bagdasarian, Gordon Kent & Jack Enyart
The origin of the Chipmunks is revealed, including how Dave ended up with the them in the first place, as well as how their musical career got started.

  • Broadcast 10/8/83
  • Key songs: "Never Eat a Chipmunk Diet", "Witch Doctor" by David Seville and the Chipmunks
  • Was released on VHS along with "A Chipmunk Reunion" in The Chipmunk Family Tree.

5A. "Mr. Fabulous"
Story by: Buzz Dixon, Tom Swale & Duane Poole
Alvin and Simon have Theodore enter a wrestling exhibition under the name "Mr. Fabulous" and he goes up against a monstrous Russian wrestler called Ivan the Terrible.

  • Broadcast October 15, 1983
  • Song: "Pump, Pump, Pump", written by Jack Silverman & Phil Shenale; song later appeared on the album Songs from Our TV Shows
  • Part of "The Alvinnn!!! Edition" DVD.

5B. "Grandpa and Grandma Seville"
Story by: Janice Karman & Ross Bagdasarian, Kayte Kuch
The Chipmunks meet their grandparents for the first time. Then, when they discover that someone is trying to take over their grandparents' farm, they decide to raise the money needed to save the farm.

  • Broadcast October 15, 1983
  • The Chipmunks' grandparents lived at South Spoon Ranch (parody of Southfork Ranch, the setting of the nighttime soap opera Dallas).
  • First appearance of Dave's parents, who are also the Chipmunks' adoptive grandparents.
  • Song: "We Wish You a Happy Birthday".

6A. "Unidentified Flying Chipmunk"
Story by: Tom Swale & Duane Poole
Alvin convinces Theodore to dress up as an alien to attract more fans, but they also attract some investigators with the government who research UFOs. The investigators decide to kidnap Theodore and perform experiments on him and Alvin and Simon must think of a way to save him.

  • Broadcast October 22, 1983
  • Part of "The Alvinnn!!! Edition" DVD.
  • Title is a spoof of the words "Unidentfied Flying Object" or "UFO".
  • The Chipmunks were inspired to do this by watching Steven Spielberg's 1982 blockbuster, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.
  • Song: "There's No Rock n Roll on Mars"; song later appeared on the album Songs from Our TV Shows.

6B. "Mother's Day"
Story by: Ross Bagdasarian & Janice Karman, Gordon Kent & Jack Enyart
Alvin, Simon and Theodore go in search for a mother to attend their school Mother's Day picnic. Each choose the person that they each think Dave will like best. But, when all three of their choices arrive at their house, Alvin, Simon, and Theodore, will do anything to make sure their choices wins.

  • Broadcast October 22, 1983

7A. "The Chip-Punks"
Story by: Buzz Dixon, Gordon Kent & Jack Enyart
Alvin decides to change the Chipmunks' clean cut image to a punkier, more rebellious one in order to gain more publicity, but the trio ends up running from the police when they attempt to perform in an underground club.

  • Broadcast October 29, 1983
  • Song: "We Don't Care"

7B. "From Here to Fraternity"
Story by: Michael Maurer & Matt Uitz
The Chipmunks make up a singing telegraph service to help buy some golf clubs for Dave's Birthday. But when Theodore loses the addresses, the boys are sent on a birthday mission, for a $100 bonus. Except, that when Theodore wrote the number he wrote it upside down, so the Chipmunks end up going to the wrong house and are tricked into doing some different pranks for some college students who are bored.

  • Broadcast October 29, 1983
  • Song: "3-Ring Birthday", "Dave's Birthday Song"
  • Title is a spoof to the 1953 film, From Here to Eternity.

8A. "Urban Chipmunk"
Story by: Janice Karman & Ross Bagdasarian, Tom Swale & Duane Poole
The boys enter a contest so that they can win a chance to sing with Dolly Parton. But contest rules state only natives of Nashville, Tennessee are eligible. The boys enter the contest anyway, but make an enemy when they win. Freddie, a fiddle player who got second place in the contest, is determined to prove that the Chipmunks are not from Nashville, and win his chance to sing with Dolly Parton.

8B. "The Incredible Shrinking Dave"
Story by: Janice Karman & Ross Bagdasarian, Cliff Ruby & Elana Lesser
Dave has a nightmare of himself getting smaller and smaller.

9A. "Angelic Alvin"
Story by: Dianne Dixon, Ross Bagdasarian & Janice Karman
Alvin is upset about his role as an angel in the school play. However, after a bump on the head, he believes he really IS an angel. It's now up to Simon and Theodore to make sure he doesn't mess up things TOO badly with his so called "good deeds".

  • Broadcast November 12, 1983
  • Song: "Heart Attack" by Olivia Newton-John, with new lyrics created for this episode.
  • Note: Look closely and you will see Robby the Robot when Alvin goes to the museum.

9B. "The Trouble With Nanny"
Story by: Matt Uitz, Ross Bagdasarian & Janice Karman
Dave hires a nanny to take care of the Chipmunks when he is away at work, and the Chipmunks will do anything to get rid of her.

10A. "The Bully Ballet"
Story by: Janice Karman & Ross Bagdasarian, Kayte Kuch
The Chipmunks invite a boy to stay with them who is a ballet dancer, and when a bully begins to torment Alvin, he shows the bully that ballet is cool.

  • Broadcast November 19, 1983
  • Song: "Coming Through"

10B. "Alvin... and the Chipmunk"
Story by: Ross Bagdasarian & Janice Karman, Gordon Kent & Jack Enyart
Alvin demands a short trip away from obsessed fans who begin following him everywhere he goes. So, the Chipmunks go for a picnic out in the woods, only to be found again by their fans. Alvin runs off into the woods, and runs into a wild chipmunk. He decides to change places with the chipmunk, and he stays in the chipmunk's tree, while the wild chipmunk takes his place. All goes well until the real Alvin is caught by a hunter that holds him hostage. Simon, Theodore, and the wild chipmunk must save Alvin.

  • Broadcast November 19, 1983
  • A book version of this episode was made.
  • The episode seems to be a spoof of Mark Twain's story The Prince and the Pauper.
  • Song: "The Beat of the Night" by The Boomtown Rats.

11A. "Swiss Family Chipmunks"
Story by: Ross Bagdasarian & Janice Karman, Cliff Ruby & Elana Lesser
Hoping to get away from Shifty Jackson and his team of tabloid reporters, Dave drags the Chipmunks unwillingly on a camping trip in the great outdoors. When they finally arrive, the Chipmunks discover large footprints and think they are being followed by Bigfoot. Eventually they build a tree house for Dave, when he falls and injures himself badly, and Alvin and Simon go in search for Bigfoot.

  • Broadcast November 26, 1983
  • Title is a spoof of classic novel The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss.
  • Song: "It's A Jungle Out There"; song later appeared on the album Songs from Our TV Shows

11B. "Santa Harry"
Story by: Ross Bagdasarian & Janice Karman, Cliff Ruby & Elana Lesser
Charlatan chipmunk Harry returns and this time pretends to be Santa Claus and cons Alvin, Simon and Theodore into building a Christmas-themed amusement park called "Santa's Place".

12A. "A Dog's Best Friend Is His Chipmunk"
Story by: Buzz Dixon, Ross Bagdasarian & Janice Karman
Alvin donates money to an animal fund raiser, and discovers that they do not have any money. In an attempt to earn some money, they decide to sell the cookies that Theodore spent their money on. But, when the Chipmunks find a dog, they must hide it from Dave.

12B. "The Curse of Lontiki"
Story by: Dianne Dixon
When the Chipmunks go to Hawaii, Alvin enters a surfing contest, and becomes convinced that he is cursed when he finds a medallion on the beach that is supposed to bring bad luck.

  • Broadcast 12/3/83
  • Key song: "Surfin' U.S.A." by The Beach Boys, although The Alvinnn!!! Edition DVD replaces it with "Surfin' Safari"; original song later appeared on the album Songs from Our TV Shows
  • Part of "The Alvinnn!!! Edition" DVD

13A. "Baseball Heroes"
Story by: Dianne Dixon & F. James Barry
The Chipmunks get a job as vendors at a baseball stadium, to pay for new uniforms for their baseball team. And in the process stop a pick pocket who has been stealing money.

13B. "May the Best Chipmunk Win"
Story by: Janice Karman & Ross Bagdasarian, Cliff Ruby & Elana Lesser
The Chipettes move to the Chipmunks school and Alvin and Brittany run against each other for class president. Both will stop at nothing to win, but when the polls are revealed they discover that Jeanette has the deciding vote.

  • Broadcast December 10, 1983
  • Key songs: "It's My Party" by Lesley Gore (song later appeared on the album Songs from Our TV Shows); "Celebration" by Kool & the Gang
  • The Chipettes become main characters as of this episode.
  • According to the first song, Brittany is older than Jeanette.
  • This is the first segment not to feature David Seville.
  • Part of "The Chipettes" DVD

Season 2 (1984)

14A. "The Chipmunk Who Bugged Me"
Story by: Jack Enyart
The Chipmunks experience a real-life mystery on the famed Orient Express.

14B. "Rich and Infamous"
Story by: Gordon Kent
Alvin and a rich kid compete for a girl's affections. Alvin pretends he is rich as his rival.

  • Key song: "Uptown Girl" originally performed by Billy Joel; song appeared on the album Songs from Our TV Shows
  • Title is a spoof of the saying "Rich and Famous"
  • Broadcast 9/8/84

15A. "Don't Be a Vidiot"
Story by: Buzz Dixon
Alvin, Simon and Theodore each make their own music videos for the group.

  • Key song: "Puttin' on the Ritz" written by Irving Berlin. Based on the version by German recording artist Taco.
  • Title is a spoof of the saying "Don't be an idiot".
  • Broadcast September 15, 1984

15B. "A Horse, of Course"
Story by: Dianne Dixon
The Chipmunks invest in an old horse to win a race.

16A. "The Camp Calomine Caper"
Story by: Dianne Dixon
The Chipmunks compete against the Chipettes in a camp battle of the sexes.

16B. "Lights, Camera, Alvin"
Story by: Matt Uitz
"Uncle" Harry is up to no good again. This time, he makes Alvin a movie star so he can break up the Chipmunks.

  • Key song: "Breaking Up is Hard to Do" originally performed by Neil Sedaka
  • Broadcast September 22, 1984
  • Title is a pun on the saying, "Lights! Camera! Action!" and Dave's catchphrase when he yells, "Simon, Theodore, ALVIN!!"
  • Third appearance of "Uncle" Harry.

17A. "Some Entrancing Evening"
Story by: Jack Enyart
The Chipmunks put Dave on the show "This Is Your Father", but he is nervous about it. So a hypnotist makes him have Alvin's personality, which turns out to be a disastrous move.

  • Broadcast September 29, 1984
  • Title is a pun on the saying "Some Enchanting Evening".
  • Song: "Dear Old Dave"
  • "This is Your Father" is a spoof of the classic Ralph Edwards documentary television series, This Is Your Life, and the host, Edward Ralphs, is a parody of Edwards himself.

17B. "Match Play"
Story by: Buzz Dixon
The Chipmunks trick Dave to play golf with a man that Alvin made a wager with. What Dave does not realize is that Alvin bet his signed "Elmer Palmer" golf club.

18A. "The Picture of Health"
Story by: Sheryl Scarborough
Alvin decides that they all need to join a Gym, but to get in for free the have to go through some pretty strange "transformations".

18B. "The Victrola Awards"
Story by: Janis Diamond
Alvin and the Chipmunks attempt to grab good publicity shots of them doing positive deeds in order to win the fabulous Victrola Award.

19A. "Royalty Received"
Story by: David Schwartz
The Chipmunks get to see Buckingham Palace, and Alvin, in an attempt to impress a girl who is a big fan, tells her he is there to play for the Queen. Now, all he has to do is find the queen and convince her to let them play.

  • Broadcast October 13, 1984
  • Key song: "Rock This Town" by the Stray Cats.
  • The Chipmunks wear the same suits they wore in the Valentine's special at their concert.

19B. "Gone Fishin’"
Story by: Rowby Goren
Alvin and the Chipmunks get a job working in an aquarium.

  • Song: "The Boys Are Back in Town" originally performed by The BusBoys
  • Broadcast October 13, 1984

20A. "Setting the Record Straight"
Story by: Dianne Dixon
Alvin and Simon turn Theodore into a record mascot in order to win a radio contest.

  • Key song: "On the Road Again" originally performed by Willie Nelson; song originally appeared on the album Urban Chipmunk
  • Broadcast October 20, 1984
  • A running gag is that people keep mistaking Theodore for a donut instead of a record.

20B. "Father's Day Muffins"
Story by: Matt Uitz
The Chipmunks sell Theodore's famous muffins so they may buy Dave a new tape recorder, but a mix up in making the batter causes the muffins to become hard.

  • Broadcast October 20, 1984
  • Key song: "Whip It" by Devo; song appeared on the album Chipmunk Rock

21A. "Alvin on Ice"
Story by: Janis Diamond
Alvin plans to get a famous figure skater, Heather Williams, to appear at the school Pageant.

21B. "Operation Theodore"
Story by: Janice Karman & Ross Bagdasarian
The Chipettes are volunteering at the local hospital, and Theodore stops by to bring Eleanor her homework and Theodore ends up missing.

  • Song: "The Longest Time" originally performed by Billy Joel
  • Part of "The Chipettes" DVD.
  • Dave doesn't appear in this segment.
  • Broadcast October 27, 1984

22A. "The Gang's All Here"
Story by: Dianne Dixon
Alvin ends up being challenged by a gang called the Steam Rollers. Will he, his brothers and the Chipettes pull together a gang of their own to help beat the Steam Rollers?

  • Key song: "Beat It" originally performed by Michael Jackson; song appeared on the album Songs from Our TV Shows
  • Broadcast 11/3/84

22B. "Snow Job"
Story by: Cliff Ruby & Elana Lesser
Alvin is determined in getting an invitation to participate in the Celebrity Ski Tournament. Once he convinces Mr. Colorado, the man hosting the event, to let him participate, all Alvin has to do then is learn how to ski.

  • Key song: "Footloose" originally performed by Kenny Loggins
  • Broadcast 11/3/84
  • Part of "The Alvinnn!!! Edition" DVD
  • A running gag in this episode is that Mr. Colorado keeps forgetting Alvin's name; referring to him as Melvin, Alfred, Irwin, Elmo, and even engraving his name on his trophy as "Marvin Seville".
  • Was released on the VHS collection titled "Alvin's Wildest Schemes", along with "Romancing Miss Stone" and "A Chip off the Old Tooth".

23A. "Maids in Japan"
Story by: Jack Enyart
Alvin signs him and his brothers up to be in a Kabuki theater in order to gain publicity in Japan. Instead of getting lessons, they are forced to perform as the actual lesson. One of the notable aspects of the Japanese culture introduced in this episode is the Japanese fan dance.

  • Key Song: "Three Little Maids from School" written by Gilbert and Sullivan for The Mikado.
  • The title is a twist on the phrase Made In Japan.
  • Broadcast November 10, 1984
  • Was released on VHS along with "Alvie's Angels" and "Mystery of Seville Manor" in Around the World with the Chipmunks.
  • Part of "The Alvinnn!!! Edition" DVD.

23B. "My Fair Chipette"
Story by: Janice Karman & Ross Bagdasarian
Alvin makes a bet with Brittany to see if he could make anyone into a beauty pageant winner. The challenge gets interesting when Jeanette is the girl he has to transform into beauty pageant material.

24A. "New, Improved Simon"
Story by: Rowby Goren
Simon has a crush on a girl named Jillian. Alvin works at changing his image in order to impress this girl.

  • Key song: "Born to Be Wild" by Steppenwolf
  • Part of "The Alvinnn!!! Edition" DVD
  • Broadcast November 17, 1984

24B. "The Greatest Show-Offs on Earth"
Story by: Cliff Ruby & Elana Lesser
The Chipmunks and Chipettes volunteer their talents to raise the money to keep Uncle Ben's Circus going, as well as saving Pinky, the Circus' elephant.

  • Key song: "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" originally performed by Cyndi Lauper; song appeared on the album Songs from Our TV Shows
  • Broadcast November 17, 1984
  • Title is a pun on the saying "The Greatest Show on Earth"
  • Was released on VHS along with "Sisters" and "Tell It to the Judge" in Alvin and the Chipettes.
  • Part of "The Chipettes" DVD.

25A. "Guardian Chipmunks"
Story by: F. James Barry
Dave starts up a neighborhood watch to catch a cat burglar. Alvin and the Chipmunks take it upon themselves to capture the cat burglar singlehandedly.

  • Broadcast November 24, 1984
  • Title is a pun on the saying "Guardian Angels".
  • Key song: "The C-Team"; song appeared on the album Songs from Our TV Shows

25B. "Carsick"
Story by: Cliff Ruby & Elana Lesser
The Chipmunks get the measles. Dave spends so much time taking care of his boys that he becomes sick with the measles and is not able to fix his car for the car show. It is up to the boys to take care of everything for Dave.

  • Key song: "Little Deuce Coupe" originally performed by The Beach Boys
  • Broadcast November 24, 1984

26A. "Hat Today Gone Tomorrow"
Story by: Cliff Ruby & Elana Lesser
Alvin goes crazy when he loses his beloved red cap, and starts searching for it.

  • Key song: "The Heart of Rock & Roll" originally performed by Huey Lewis and the News.
  • Broadcast 12/1/84
  • The title of the episode refers to the phrase, "Here today, gone tomorrow."

26B. "Snow Wrong"
Story by: Dianne Dixon
The Chipmunks and Chipettes audition to be in a Snow White play.

  • Broadcast 12/1/84
  • Songs: "Good Friends," written for the episode, and "That one is You".
  • The roles of Prince Charming and Snow White are played out by Alvin and Brittany.
  • The Snow White costume Brittany gets to wear is reminiscent of the clothes in the Disney version of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
  • Was released on VHS along with "Cinderella? Cinderella!" in Chipmunk Classics.
  • Part of "The Easter Chipmunk" DVD.

Season 3 (1985)

27A. "Film Flam"
Story by: Jack Enyart
The Chipmunks decide to make a greatest hits video, but they hire a cut-rate film editor to produce it. He accidentally switches the video with Dave’s old home movies of the chipmunks as infants.

27B. "The Secret Life of Dave Seville"
Story by: Jack Enyart
Alvin suspects that Dave is leading some kind of double life. He, Simon and Theodore each interview some of Dave’s old friends to find out what his secret might be.

28A. "Who Ghost There?"
Story by: Jack Enyart
The Chipmunks are stuck at home without lights, and think the house is haunted.

  • Song: "Ghostbusters" originally performed by Ray Parker, Jr.
  • Title is a pun on the saying "Who Goes There".
  • Broadcast September 21, 1985

28B. "Romancing Miss Stone"
Story by: Cliff Ruby & Elana Lesser
Alvin gets a crush on his teacher, Miss Stone. He later becomes jealous when Dave starts dating her.

  • Broadcast September 21, 1985
  • Title is a spoof of the 1984 film, Romancing the Stone.
  • Key Song: "Sharp Dressed Man" by ZZ Top. Simon and Theodore are also seen impersonating ZZ Top in the scene where the song is performed in.
  • Part of "The Alvinnn!!! Edition" DVD.
  • The Chipettes make short cameos in the class room.

29A. "A Chip Off the Old Tooth"
Story by: Matt Uitz
Theodore loses a tooth, and Alvin dresses up as the Tooth fairy to try and cash in.

  • Song: "Goodbye to You" originally performed by Scandal. The lyrics are slightly changed so that the song is about Theodore's tooth.
  • Broadcast September 28, 1985
  • Part of "The Alvinnn!!! Edition" DVD.
  • Title is a spoof of the saying "A chip off the old block".

29B. "Three Alarm Alvin"
Story by: Michael Maurer
The Chipmunks decide to start their own fire department to gain publicity. They do not really have any emergencies, but when Theodore spots a real fire, it is up to the Chipmunk Fire Dept. to extinguish the blaze. But then the real fire department has to rescue the Chipmunks.

30A. "Sisters"
Story by: Dianne Dixon
Brittany tries to join the Sisters, a club of the best-dressed, most popular girls in school. But in order to do so she has to avoid her own sister Jeanette, whose clumsiness and unpopularity would destroy her chances of getting into the club. Since she and Jeanette are working on a science project that involves taking care of a baby pig, this leaves Jeanette to do the project alone.

  • Key song: "Material Girl" originally performed by Madonna.
  • Broadcast 10/5/85
  • Was released on VHS along with "Greatest Show-offs on Earth" and "Tell it to the Judge" on Alvin and the Chipettes.
  • Part of "The Chipettes" DVD.

30B. "Court Action"
Story by: Dianne Dixon
Alvin plagiarizes his book report and will not be allowed to play in the championship basketball game until the Student Honor Court acquits him. But it is Theodore’s turn to be the judge.

  • Broadcast 10/5/85
  • Song: "Anxiety" originally performed by Pat Benatar
  • Brittany is revealed to be on the cheerleading squad.

31A. "Good Old Simon"
Story by: Dianne Dixon & Matt Uitz
Simon feels unloved and unappreciated, so he runs away and decides to stow away on a cargo ship. Theodore and Alvin find him, but not before the ship leaves for parts unknown.

  • Song: "Some Guys Have All the Luck" originally performed by Rod Stewart.
  • Broadcast October 12, 1985

31B. "The Chipmunks Go to Washington"
Story by: Cliff Ruby & Elana Lesser, Ross Bagdasarian & Janice Karman
The gang goes to Washington D.C. to lobby the president to save a nest of bald eagles on Mount Placid that has been threatened by a condominium development.

32A. "Soccer to Me"
Story by: Dianne Dixon
Alvin needs one more player for his soccer team. The only one qualified to play is Brittany's little sister Eleanor. Will Alvin allow Eleanor to join, or will he let his male ego get the better of him?

  • This episode reveals Eleanor is an athlete.
  • Song: "Legs" originally performed by ZZ Top.
  • Broadcast October 19, 1985

32B. "Every Chipmunk Tells A Story"
Story by: Jack Enyart
While Dave is out, his piano, laden with instant pudding, mysteriously crashes to the floor from the top of the staircase and is destroyed. But Alvin, Simon and Theodore each have a different version of what happened!

  • Song: "The Heat Is On", originally performed by Glenn Frey for the movie Beverly Hills Cop.
  • Part of "The Alvinnn!!! Edition" DVD.
  • This episode was a parody of the classic Japanese film Rashomon.
  • Title is a pun on the saying Every picture tells a story.
  • Broadcast October 19, 1985

33A. "A Little Worm in the Big Apple"
Story by: Cliff Roberts
"Uncle" Harry returns, this time to con the Chipettes while they are visiting New York.

  • Song: "On Broadway," originally performed by The Drifters
  • Broadcast October 26, 1985
  • Fourth and final appearance of "Uncle" Harry.

33B. "Staying Afloat"
Story by: Dianne Dixon
While on a waterskiing vacation with the Chipettes, Alvin forgets to tie up the boat belonging to Dave’s friend Ed, and it sinks. How will the gang ever be able to perform in the waterskiing contest to headline at Harold’s, the famous Tahoe showroom?

  • Song: "Vacation" originally performed by The Go-Go's.
  • Title is a pun on the Bee Gees song Stayin' Alive
  • Broadcast October 26, 1985

34. "The Chipette Story"
Story by: Janice Karman & Ross Bagdasarian
The Chipettes are reunited with their old Australian friend Olivia, which prompts the singers to remember their younger days when they were just little tiny Chipettes not trying to have a career, only trying to survive. The Chipettes successfully make their way into the United States., yet they find out the hard way that getting there is only half the battle. After taking various odd jobs in middle management, the Chipettes travel across the country to California. There, the girls manage to find a famous record producer who after hearing their first song, gives the Chipettes the break they were looking for.

35A. "The Prize Isn't Right"
Story by: Jack Enyart
Simon goes on a trivia game show, but he gets the flu before he can show up for subsequent appearances. Theodore and Alvin dress up as Simon and goes in his place.

35B. "The Gold of My Dreams"
Story by: Cliff Ruby & Elana Lesser
Alvin sells Dave's motor home to buy their own gold claim land.

  • Broadcast 11/9/85
  • Title is a pun on the saying "The Girl of my dreams".
  • Key Song: "We're in the Money"

36A. "Mind Over Matterhorn"
Story by: Dianne Dixon
While the Chipmunks are on tour in Switzerland, Brittany is depressed about the Chipettes’ relative lack of fame. So Alvin arranges for the ultimate Swiss publicity stunt: the gang will climb the Matterhorn and the Chipettes will give a concert at the mountain’s peak. But they soon become trapped in an avalanche.

36B. "Alvin's Oldest Fan"
Story by: Dianne Dixon
Alvin devises a publicity contest where one of Alvin's fans can win a date with him. Unfortunately for Alvin, the winner is an old lady named Honey Ginger, and he tries to get rid of her for another, younger date.

  • Key song: "Bad to the Bone" originally performed by George Thorogood and the Destroyers.
  • Part of "The Alvinnn!!! Edition" DVD.
  • Broadcast November 16, 1985

Season 4 (1986)

Season 4 not only introduced Miss Miller as a secondary character, but also the "Chipmunks Video Hits" segement as well. They were basically song scenes from previous episodes of the show. They were also used to compensate for the now shorter uniform running-times on the regular episodes. Originally, on NBC, they aired in between the regular episodes, but in the syndicated version, they aired after.

37. "Help Wanted: Mommy"
Written by: Dianne Dixon
Miss Mooney, the Chipmunks’ teacher, discovers that the Chipettes live alone and has to report them to social services. Dave takes them in, but they begin fighting with the Chipmunks, so Alvin arranges for next-door spinster Miss Miller to take them in.

  • First appearance of Miss Miller.
  • Songs: "New Attitude" by Patti LaBelle, "I Wanna Be Loved by You", written by Herbert Stothart and Harry Ruby, with lyrics by Bert Kalmar, for the 1928 musical Good Boy.
  • Broadcast September 13, 1986
  • The Chipettes' treehouse is now just a hangout place for the Chipettes, as they are now living with Miss Miller.

38A. "Teevee or Not Teevee"
Written by: Jack Enyart
The Chipmunks are scheduled to appear on The Johnny Letterman Show, but their act is canceled when a Russian Premier also scheduled to appear announces he will be arriving early. The Chipmunks follow Johnny and his crew to the airport and try to sneak in so they can play their act on T.V.

  • Song: "You Can Talk To Me" originally performed by Stevie Nicks
  • Broadcast September 20, 1986
  • Title is a pun on the saying "To be, or not to be".
  • Johnny Letterman and his show are obvious parodies of David Letterman and his show; the name is an amalgam of Johnny Carson and David Letterman.

38B. "A Rash of Babies"
Written by: Jack Enyart
The Chipmunks start a babysitting service, only to be bombarded with wall-to-wall babies.

39A. "Whatever Happened to Dave Seville?"
Written by: Dianne Dixon
When Dave wins a producer’s award, a wax figure of him for a Hall of Fame is delivered, unbeknownst to the Chipmunks. While playing ball in the house, which Dave strictly forbid before he left, Alvin hits the wax figure of Dave with his ball, toppling him over. After watching a soap opera, they think he has developed a strange disease called "Zomboidrigidosis" and begin retelling his life for him, hoping he will snap out of it.

  • Broadcast September 27, 1986
  • Part of "The Alvinnn!!! Edition" DVD.
  • "The Young and the Anxious", the name of the soap opera that Theodore watches in this episode, is a parody of the long running CBS Daytime soap The Young and the Restless
  • Key song: "First Date"

39B. "Simon Seville, Superstar"
Written by: Barbara Chain
Alvin becomes jealous when Simon becomes a celebrity in Australia, so he arranges for the group to get lost in the Australian outback so he can "rescue" them and co-opt Simon's fame.

40A. "Miss Miller's Big Gamble"
Written by: Dianne Dixon
After the Chipettes rig Miss Miller’s poker game, she takes them to Las Vegas and becomes a compulsive gambler. She is finally cured when another gambler defeats her in a high stakes game of blackjack, only to return his winnings after she learns her lesson. The other gambler turns out to be David Seville, the Chipmunks father, in disguise.

  • Song: "The Gambler" originally performed by Kenny Rogers
  • Broadcast 10/4/86
  • Miss Miller's first name is mentioned: Beatrice. However, her name is "Rebecca" in The Chipmunk Adventure.
  • At the beginning of this episode, the Chipettes are seen wearing different outfits, other than their regular outfits.

40B. "Sweet Smell of Success"
Written by: Elinor Pullen
Brittany attempts to market her own perfume by giving some to the Queen of Bulgravia, the wife of Dave's former college roommate, but it ends up getting switched with a bottle of fish soup, and the gang must find a way to switch them back before the Queen notices.

41. "Cinderella? Cinderella!"
Written by: Dianne Dixon
When Brittany refuses to do her chores, Miss Miller tells her that she must mop if she wishes to go to a dance that night. Brittany falls asleep and dreams she is Cinderella. She awakens to find a new party dress and Miss Miller is mopping for her. Brittany realizes she is not living with the wicked stepmother after all.

  • Key song: "Respect" originally performed by Otis Redding, but popularized by Aretha Franklin, "Tutti Frutti" originally performed by Little Richard.
  • Broadcast October 11, 1986
  • Was released on VHS along with "Snow Wrong" on Chipmunk Classics.
  • Part of the Cinderella, Cinderella DVD.
  • The cast as follows:
    • Brittany – Cinderella
    • Jeanette and Eleanor – Wicked Stepsisters
    • Miss Miller – Wicked Stepmother
    • Theodore – Palace Messenger, Theodore, Fairy Godmunk's asstant
    • Simon – Simon Seville, Fairy Godmunk
    • Alvin – Prince Alvin
    • Dave – The King

42A. "Experiment in Error"
Written by: Elinor Pullen
Alvin refuses to take Brittany to the Black and White Ball, the biggest social event of the season. So after Alvin causes Brittany to get into an accident in Simon’s laboratory, she convinces him into believing that she has turned into a zombie so he will take her to the ball.

  • Broadcast October 18, 1986
  • Title is a pun on the saying "Experiment in Terror".
  • Key song: "Here She Comes" originally performed by Bonnie Tyler.

42B. "How You Gonna Keep 'Em Down on the Farm?
Written by: Dianne Dixon
Theodore goes on the lam to help save Clarence, Grandpa Seville’s prizewinning calf, from becoming veal.

  • Key song: "On the Road Again" (for the second time in the series) originally performed by Willie Nelson.
  • Broadcast October 18, 1986
  • The title references the famous post-World War I phrase, "How're you going to keep them down on the farm once they've seen Gay Paree?"

43A. "Middle-Aged Davey"
Written by: Elinor Pullen
Dave starts feeling old on his birthday, so the Chipmunks set him up on a date with Marcy Apple, his old college sweetheart. But she was soon going to be married, so he goes out with Bambi, her younger sister (who's young enough to be his daughter) and they soon begin seeing each other regularly, to the Chipmunks’ chagrin.

43B. "I Love L.A."
Written by: Dianne Dixon
Alvin is obsessed with getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame before Dan the Dog gets his, and cooks up a number of schemes to try to get one.

44A. "Chipmunk Vice"
Written by: Jack Enyart
In a spoof of Miami Vice. Alvin is sick with the flu, and in a dream, is a slick detective in pastel shirts looking for his missing prized baseball card who he believes a mysterious criminal called the "Shadow" took.

  • Broadcast 11/1/86
  • Key song: "Sidewalk Talk" by John "Jellybean" Benitez.

44B. "Hooping It Up"
Written by: Dianne Dixon
The Chipmunks, the Chipettes, and a tough group of older students participate in a 1950s-themed scavenger hunt at school.

Season 5 (1987)

45A. "Back to Dave's Future"
Written by: Elinor Pullen
A wild ride on a merry-go-round sends the Chipmunks back to 1962. They meet a younger Dave. Without the boys' help in winning a band contest, he will spend his life as an accountant.

  • Broadcast September 12, 1987
  • Song: "High Tech World"
  • Title is a spoof of the film Back to the Future".
  • This episode seems to contradict "Grandpa and Grandma Seville," where Dave's parents are shown to be farmers. Here, Dave's family lives two blocks from school and his father is an accountant.

45B. "Tell It to the Judge"
Written by: Jack Enyart
Alvin "borrows" Dave's new bike, and while he is out riding he almost hits Brittany who is out roller skating, causing him to crash. The bike is ruined, and her skates are scratched. They each blame each other, and Alvin demands Brittany pay for Dave's bike, while she insists he pay for her roller skates. All of this brings us to court, where Brittany and Alvin, ignoring the "TRUTH" part in justice, face off in a "who can tell a better lie about what happened" court battle.

  • Key song: "Fun, Fun, Fun" originally performed by The Beach Boys.
  • Public Court is a spoof of The People's Court
  • Part of the DVD The Chipettes.
  • Broadcast September 12, 1987

46A. "Sincerely Theodore"
Written by: Dorothy Middleton
Theodore goes on a diet so he could go on a date with a pen pal, who is also one of Alvin's biggest fans. Things go wrong when Alvin finds out that Theodore's date is actually the daughter of a famous film director. Alvin then takes her out instead, breaking Theodore's heart. In order for Alvin to make it to his play and the date, Alvin gets Theodore to switch back and forth to his play and on his date.

46B. "My Pharaoh Lady"
Written by: Dianne Dixon
Brittany makes a bet with Missy Snootson, another girl in her class, that if the mummy of king Rooten Tooten does not rise from the dead and go to her home by midnight, Brittany must drop out of the race to be the school Carnival Queen.

47A. "Simon Says"
Written by: Kayte Kuch & Sheryl Scarborough
While Dave is out of town, Miss Miller babysits the boys and they go to a movie about killer space squids attacking the earth. Accidentally Miss Miller breaks Simon's glasses. When they get out a telescope that evening, Simon thinks he sees killer squids coming toward earth, just like in the movie.

47B. "When the Chips Are Down"
Written by: Dianne Dixon
The boys have to paint the garage after they got spray paint on the walls while repainting their bicycles. Simon and Theodore feels bad because they always have problems with Alvin's ideas. Later Alvin have them to go to a mansion of a now dead criminal. Alvin is convinced that a never found loot from a bank robbery is still hidden there. They go because Alvin promises to paint the entire garage if he's wrong, but they feel a little bad with Alvin.

48A. "Alvin, Alvin, Alvin!"
Written by: Ted Field
Alvin goes through an identity crisis and starts trying all kinds of different personalities, with embarrassing results.

  • Song: "I've Got To Be Me" originally performed by Buddy Holly and the Crickets.
  • Broadcast 10/3/87
  • At the beginning of the episode, Bruce Springsteen is mentioned a number of times.

48B. "Dave's Dream Cabin"
Written by: Christi Olson
After years of scrimping and saving, Dave is finally able to afford their own vacation cabin. Alvin hears that Robby Leach, the host of the show “Lifestyles of the Truly Fabulous” lives nearby. Alvin tries to get Leach to interview him, and at the same time he makes a few quick changes to Dave's cabin.

  • Song: "Yakety Yak" originally performed by The Coasters.
  • Broadcast 10/3/87
  • Both Robby Leach and his show "Lifestyles of the Truly Fabulous" are parodies of Robin Leach, and his show "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous.

49A. "Old Friends"
Written by: Ted Field
Alvin nearly runs over an elderly woman in the mall with his skateboard. When Alvin finds out that she is wealthy, he sends out invitations for a senior citizens' party in order to find her.

49B. "The Mystery of Seville Manor"
Written by: Dianne Dixon
While in England, the Chipmunks check out Seville Manor to investigate if they have any relation to the man who owned it.

  • Broadcast October 10, 1987
  • Song: "You Keep Me Hangin' On" originally performed by The Supremes, then covered by Kim Wilde.
  • Was released on VHS along with "Maids in Japan" and "Alvie's Angels" on Around the World with the Chipmunks.

50A. "Ask Alvin"
Written by: Max Ross
The family becomes fed up with Alvin, who always gives out advice whether it is wanted or not. So Simon and Theodore get Alvin to become the new host on the talk show “Mr. Advice” so he will not have time to badger them.

50B. "Theodore Lucks Out"
Written by: Christi Olson
Theodore is feeling unlucky in the track and field, particularly since Dave won the pole vault in his younger years. Theodore finds a bent out of shape dime and after qualifying for the big game, passing a spelling test and meeting a new girl, he is convinced he now has good luck. But is he really lucky after he loses the coin?

51A. "Big Dreams"
Written by: Dianne Dixon
Alvin gets a registered letter from the Publishing Warehouse stating he is a winner. He either can take $500 or the mystery prize (which might end up to be a million dollars or nothing more than a free lunch), but has to call by 6:00 p.m. to decide. So Simon uses his experimental time machine to get a glimpse into two futures for them all, dependent on whether Alvin accepts the mystery prize or the $500 cash prize.

  • Song: "Everybody Have Fun Tonight" originally performed by Wang Chung.
  • Broadcast October 24, 1987
  • This episode shows the Chipmunks and Chipettes being married in the future, 2010, 23 years after 1987.
  • Dave does not appear in this episode.
  • Publishing Wearhouse is a parody of the Publisher's Clearing House Sweepstakes.

51B. "Island Fever"
Written by: Ted Field
The Chipmunks and Chipettes get to perform on a high class cruise ship, the Island Lady, but Alvin is angry at Brittany for making colorful posters of the Chipettes while putting embarrassing baby pictures of the Chipmunks in a small corner. Things get worse when the group gets tossed overboard and stranded on an island, leading to more infighting.

  • Broadcast October 24, 1987
  • An intimate moment between Alvin and Brittany in this episode.
  • The plot is similar to that of Swiss Family Robinson.
  • Key song: "Summertime Blues" by Eddie Cochran.

52A. "Just One of the Girls"
Written by: Dianne Dixon
While on vacation in Hollywood with Miss Miller and her old singing group “The Thrillers,” the Chipettes decide to audition to be on a television program—while the Thrillers decide to do the same thing, after Brittany and Miss Miller promised each other they would steer clear of seeking stardom.

52B. "Goin’ Down to Dixie"
Written by: Christi Olson
The Chipettes get an opportunity to star on the River Ritz Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana, but Miss Miller cannot get tickets on a full flight to New Orleans. Their only chance is through a sleazy man who grossly exaggerates his cut-rate travel service.

The Chipmunks (1988–1989)

Season 6 (1988)

Season 6 actually consists of two groups of episodes. 13 episodes were produced by DiC Enterprises for NBC Saturday mornings; while 11 were produced by Murakami-Wolf-Swenson specifically for the syndication package which premiered in fall 1988, in order to bring the episode count up to the standardized 13-week "daily strip" total of 65 episodes. (None of the episodes produced by DiC were included in the syndication package.)

53. "Dreamlighting"
Written by: Jack Enyart
While waiting for procrastinating Alvin on one of their dates, Brittany has a dream and becomes "Bratty Hayes" and Alvin becomes "David Alvinson", detective team. The plot revolves around Alvin trying to stop Brittany from marrying an evil villain – played by Simon.

  • Broadcast September 10, 1988
  • Song: "Alvinson's Root Beer Cooler"
  • A spoof of the TV series Moonlighting.
  • Dave doesn't appear in this episode.
  • The cast in Brittany's dream is the following:
    • Alvin – David Alvinson (spoof on David Addison)
    • Simon – Simon le Simon
    • Theodore – The Nose
    • Brittany – Bratty Hayes (spoof on Madeline "Maddie" Hayes)
    • Jeanette – Ms. Dapest (spoof on Agnes DiPesto)
    • Eleanor – Ms. Snoop
  • This is the first episode produced by Murakami-Wolf-Swenson.

54. "Elementary, My Dear Simon"
Written by: Richard Merwin
Simon hosts his own show, playing Sherlock Holmes investigating several mysterious robberies.

  • Broadcast September 17, 1988
  • Song: "Ireland"
  • The cast is the following:
    • Simon – Sherlock Holmes
    • Theodore – Watson
    • Alvin – Professor Moriarty
    • David – Inspector Seville
  • Dave's face is redrawn for the second time as of this episode.
  • This episode was produced by Murakami-Wolf-Swenson.
  • Part of the "Star Wreck" DVD.

55. "The Brunch Club"
Written by: Sean Roche & Barry O'Brien
The Chipmunks and Chipettes are in detention. They figure out together who could have knocked over the statue of Thomas Edison.

  • Broadcast 10/1/88
  • The title and most of the plot are a spoof of the movie The Breakfast Club.
  • Song: "What Were You Doing at the Time?"
  • This episode was produced by Murakami-Wolf-Swenson.
  • Part of the Cinderella, Cinderella DVD.

56. "Food for Thought"
Written by: David Wiemers & Ken Koonce
Alvin and Simon work together to help Theodore pass his American History test.

  • Broadcast October 15, 1988
  • The cast is as follows:
  • Custer breaks the 4th wall just before the 2nd commercial break by saying: "Quick! Cut to a commercial!".
  • Song: "American Revolution Rap"
  • Part of the "Alvin’s Thanksgiving Celebration" DVD
  • Dave doesn't appear in this episode.
  • This episode was produced by Murakami-Wolf-Swenson.

57. "Wings Over Siesta Grande"
Written by: Richard Merwin
The Chipmunks go on a treasure hunt and meet the ancient Chipmunk tribe called the Twee-Twee Tribe.

  • Broadcast 12/2/88 (syndication)
  • Song: "The Key"
  • This episode was produced by Murakami-Wolf-Swenson.
  • This was the first episode to premiere in syndication.

58. "Treasure Island"
Written by: Sean Roche & Barry O'Brien
After playing a video game, the TV blows up. Dave decides to distract the Chipmunks with the book Treasure Island.

  • Broadcast October 29, 1988
  • The cast as follows:
  • Spoof of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic novel.
  • Song: "The Sea Life"
  • As of this episode, Dave now wears a long-sleeved banana-colored sweater.
  • This was the last Murakami-Wolf-Swenson episode aired on NBC. The rest of the MWS episodes would premiere in syndication.

59. "Chipmunkmania"
Written by: Steve Moore
This episode takes a look back at the history of the Chipmunks' career.

  • Broadcast 12/5/88 (syndication)
  • This episode is a clip show. Clips from various episodes are:
    • The Victrola Awards
    • Big Dreams
    • How You Gonna Keep 'Em Down on the Farm?
    • Don't Be a Vidiot
    • The Chipmunks Story
    • Alvin, Alvin, Alvin
    • Maids in Japan
    • The Chip-Punks
    • Alvin on Ice
    • A Horse, of Course
    • My Fair Chipette
    • A Rash of Babies
    • Alvin's Oldest Fan
  • Alvin causes an uproar by stating that the Chipmunks are "more popular than Mickey Mouse". This is a spoof of John Lennon's controversial "We're more popular than Jesus" remark.
  • This episode was produced by Murakami-Wolf-Swenson.
  • This episode premiered in syndication.

60. "Grounded Chipmunk"
Written by: Jack Enyart
Alvin is forced to clean up the house after throwing a wild party while Dave is away and is not allowed to go with his brothers to Fantasy Park. During which, he combats his fear of loneliness, and experiences bizarre incidents including an alien.

  • Broadcast 12/6/88 (syndication)
  • Song: "Bippity, Bippity, Bop (With My Favorite Mop)"
  • This episode reveals that Alvin hates to be alone, and that he is older than Simon by only 5 minutes.
  • This episode was produced by Murakami-Wolf-Swenson.
  • This episode premiered in syndication.
  • The film Love Story is mentioned.
  • Dave's TV message to Alvin, which consists of him saying "Your mission, should you choose to accept it", and "This tape will self-destruct in 5 seconds" are references to the popular action/adventure series Mission: Impossible.
  • Part of this episode can be watched online on, the official Alvin and the Chipmunks website.

61. "Alvie's Angels"
Written by: Sean Roche & Barry O'Brien
The Chipettes are Alvie's Angels, a crime fighting team to hunt down the most popular jewel thief named Chazz Fleming.

  • Broadcast 12/7/88 (syndication)
  • Spoof of the TV series, Charlie's Angels.
  • Key song: "Beat of the Jungle"
  • Was released on VHS along with "Maids in Japan" and "Mystery of Seville Manor" on Around the World with the Chipmunks.
  • Part of the Cinderella, Cinderella DVD.
  • Dave doesn't appear in this episode.
  • This episode was produced by Murakami-Wolf-Swenson.
  • This episode premiered in syndication.
  • The cast in the Chipettes' dream is the following:
    • Alvin – Alvie Seville (spoof of Charlie Townsend)
    • Simon – himself
    • Theodore – Ted Bombley (spoof of John Bosley)
    • Brittany – herself
    • Jeanette – herself
    • Eleanor – herself

62. "Cadet's Regrets"
Written by: Sean Roche
Alvin enrolls himself and his brothers in cadet camp.

  • Broadcast 12/8/88 (syndication)
  • Part of "The Alvinnn!!! Edition" DVD.
  • Song: "Commandos"
  • Dave doesn't appear in this episode.
  • This episode was produced by Murakami-Wolf-Swenson.
  • This episode premiered in syndication.

63. "Alvin in Analysis"
Written by: Jack Enyart
Alvin sees a psychologist to discuss family issues.

  • Broadcast 12/9/88 (syndication)
  • Dr. Wiesenhiemer is a parody of sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer.
  • This episode is a clip show. Clips from various episodes are:
    • A Chip Off the Old Tooth
    • New Improved Simon
    • Whatever Happened to David Seville
    • Ask Alvin
    • Some Entrancing Evening
    • Every Chipmunk Tells A Story
    • Romancing Miss Stone
    • Snow Job
    • Dave's Dream Cabin
    • Big Dreams
    • Alvin, Alvin, Alvin
  • This is the last episode produced by Murakami-Wolf-Swenson.
  • This was the last episode to premiere in syndication.
  • This was the final episode to be included in the syndication package.

64. "Dave's Getting Married"
Written by: Ross Bagdasarian, Sue Shakespeare, Janice Karman
Dave meets a woman he really feels a strong connection with. At first the boys disagree, but finds she can get along with all of them. The only thing preventing this relationship to work is her own three boys clashing with the Chipmunks.

  • Broadcast September 24, 1988
  • Songs: "She's All Right," "Count on Me"
  • Part of the "Alvin’s Thanksgiving Celebration" DVD
  • As of this episode, Dave now wears a navy-blue long-sleeved sweater, and has his face redrawn for the third time.
  • This is the first episode produced by DiC, who would produce the remainder of the series.

65A. "No Chipmunk Is an Island"
Written by: Sean Roche
Brothers will fight every so often, but will they fight too much leading to each of the Chipmunks get their own separate rooms?

  • Broadcast 10/8/88
  • Title is a pun on the saying "No Man is an Island".
  • Song: "I Need You to Help Me"
  • Part of the "Trick or Treason" DVD.

65B. "Babysitter Fright Night"
Written by: Bruce Morris
Dave is stuck at the studio all night to mix the boy's next album. But he leaves a Babysitter to after the Chipmunks while he's gone. After watching a detective movie, Alvin suspects her to be a murderer.

  • Broadcast 10/8/88
  • Song: "Babysitter Bop"
  • Was released on the VHS collection titled "Hair Raising Chipmunk Tales", along with "Theodore's Life as a Dog", and "Unfair Science".
  • Part of the "Trick or Treason" DVD.
  • DVD version, for no reason, omits a scene where after Alvin says "Does this include the seventy-five cents I owe you?", Simon, in response to that says "Well, ALMOST everything!". The babysitter then keeps ushering the boys forward towards the kitchen, where they see Theodore sitting at the table. In the DVD version, after Alvin's line, it just cuts to him and Simon in the kitchen with Theodore. This scene was left alone in the VHS version.

66. "Alvin's Summer Job"
Written by: David Weimers, Ken Koonce
Alvin is desperate to try and buy a Trans-Go-Go Bot, but Dave and his brothers will not lend him the money to get it. He decides to do the grown-up thing and get a job at the zoo.

  • Broadcast October 22, 1988
  • NBC moved the show from 11:00 am to 10:00 am, where it remained for the rest of the season.
  • This is the first episode with the new opening sequence with the Chipmunks exiting the Mercedes.
  • Released on VHS on Schools' Out for the Summer, along with "Thinking Cap Trap".
  • This episode is also known as "Going For Broke".
  • Song: "Alvin's All-Star Animal Band"
  • The Trans-Go-Go Bot toy is a combined spoof of Transformers and the GoBots.

67. "Once Upon a Crime"
Written by: Rebecca Rees
Alvin, Simon and Theodore find a huge attraction to one of Miss Miller's toys. Instead of asking her if they could keep it, they steal it from her attic. Dave tells them the beginning of a story, but chooses to let the boys come up with the conclusion.

  • Broadcast 11/5/88
  • During the Chipmunks' conclusions to Dave's stories, the 'munks portray the following fictional heroic characters:
  • Title is a pun on the old fairy-tale saying, "Once Upon a Time".

68A. "The Phantom"
Written by: Sue Shakespeare, Russ Miller, Patsy Cameron, Tedd Anasti
As an experiment Dave tries his skill as a rock singer and becomes a success.

  • Broadcast November 12, 1988
  • Released on VHS in the UK

68B. "Mad About Alvin"
Written by: Therese Naugle
Alvin has a misunderstanding with a tough kid in his class, and ends up being challenged to a fight with him.

  • Broadcast November 12, 1988

69. "Vinny's Visit"
Written by: Patsy Cameron, Tedd Anasti
Vinny, the Chipmunks' mother, comes for a visit for "Parents' Day", but has difficulties adapting to the modern way of life.

  • Broadcast November 19, 1988
  • Second appearance of Vinny, the Chipmunks' mother. In this appearance, she is voiced by Janice Karman instead of June Foray and does not wear glasses.
  • The Chipettes are mentioned at the beginning.
  • Some of Vinny's friends include frogs, raccoons, grasshoppers, several birds, a chicken, a rabbit, an owl, skunks (Little Stinky being one of the little ones, and the father Mr. Skunk), an iguana (Mr. Lizard), a beaver, a porcupine (Ms. Porcupine), a snake, a goat, a moose, and a Holstein cow (Mrs. Cow).
  • Songs: "Vinny's Lullaby" and "Girls of Rock 'n' Roll"

70A. "Uncle Adventure"
Story by: Tom Dunsmuir
Written by: Bruce Morris, Patsy Cameron, Tedd Anasti

  • Broadcast November 26, 1988
  • First of two appearances made by Uncle "Adventure" Willy.

70B. "Luck O' The Chipmunks"
Written by: Sean Roche, Patsy Cameron, Tedd Anasti
Micky, a new Irish boy at school, claims that he has his very own leprechaun. The Chipmunks are keen to investigate.

  • Broadcast November 26, 1988
  • Title is a pun on the saying "Luck of the Irish".
  • Part of "The Easter Chipmunk" DVD.
  • Also released on VHS in the UK.
  • Song: "Good Luck Charm" originally performed by Elvis Presley

71A. "Theodore and Juliet"
Written by: Bruce Morris, Patsy Cameron, Tedd Anasti
Theodore develops a crush on a girl in his class named Juliet. Wanting some expert advice, Theodore asks Alvin for his help. Unwillingly, Alvin says a romantic line that Juliet overhears and she ends up developing a crush on Alvin instead of Theodore.

  • Broadcast 12/3/88
  • Title is a spoof of Romeo and Juliet.
  • Was released on the VHS collection titled "Love Potion #9" along with "Dr. Simon and Mr. Heartthrob" and "Dear Diary")
  • Song: "Love Potion No. 9" originally performed by The Searchers (The DVD version replaces it with "Witch Doctor" for unexplained reasons, but the 1990s VHS release is unaltered).
  • Part of the "Chipmunk Valentine" DVD.

71B. "Quarterback In Curlers"
Written by: Bruce Morris
Brittany tries out for Alvin's football team. To get even, Alvin joins her cheerleading squad. Will they set aside their differences and help each other succeed?

72A. "The Wall"
Written by: Patsy Cameron, Tedd Anasti
The Chipmunks go to Berlin to play in the "Wall of Iron" concert by the Berlin Wall. There they meet and befriend a young girl named Caterina who has a brother named Eric that lives on the other side. The Chipmunks inspire the Germans to tear down the wall.[1]

  • Broadcast December 17, 1988
  • Song: "The Wall"
  • Released on VHS in the UK.
  • The episode was just the Chipmunks' dream.
  • Ironically, Alvin's dream actually would come true eleven months later, with the actual destruction of the wall in November 1989.

72B. "The Amazing Chipmunks"
Written by: Evelyn A-R Gabai, Patsy Cameron, Tedd Anasti
A crook uses the Chipmunks tour as camouflage for his own evil deeds: While people is out watching the Chipmunks concerts, his trained chimpanzees raid the empty houses.

73A. "Theodore's Life as a Dog"
Written by: Bruce Morris
Alvin plays one prank on Theodore and gets him to eat a dog biscuit. To get even, Theodore, with Simon's help, plays a trick on Alvin and makes him think that his younger brother is actually turning into a were-dog.

  • Broadcast 1/7/89
  • Part of the "Trick or Treason" DVD.
  • Song: "Life of a Dog"

73B. "Queen of the High School Ballroom"
Story by: Rebecca Rees
Written by: Patsy Cameron, Tedd Anasti
Miss Miller is invited to go to her High School reunion. But without her boyfriend to go with, the Chipettes try to get one of the Chipmunks to dress up to be Miss Miller's date.

74A. "Psychic Alvin"
Written by: Bruce Morris
By a fluke, Alvin actually passes his math test whereas, Simon mysteriously fails. Afterwards, Alvin believes he is psychic, and so does everyone else, except Simon.

  • Broadcast January 14, 1989
  • Song: "Mystic Guide"
  • Simon says that he uses a No. 2 pencil, while Alvin uses a No. 4.
  • Released on VHS on Nightmare on Seville Street

74B. "A Special Kind of Champion"
Written by: Patsy Cameron, Tedd Anasti, Therese Naugle
Alvin is upset that he cannot seem to keep up with the rest of his track race team. Being that so, the coach decides to let him become a trainer for one of the athletes of the Special Olympics.

  • Broadcast January 14, 1989
  • Song: "Get Up Again"
  • Part of "The Easter Chipmunk" DVD.
  • Also released on VHS in the UK

75A. "Alvin's Obsession"
Written by: Therese Naugle
Alvin is upset that there is a new boy that just happens to be better at everything. To prove that Alvin has what it takes to beat this kid, he challenges him to anything he can think of.

75B. "Alvin's Not So Super Hero"
Written by: Sean Roche
Alvin gets an opportunity to meet his hero from his favorite TV show.

  • Broadcast January 21, 1989
  • Released on VHS in the UK

76. "Dave's Wonderful Life"
Story by: Ross Bagdasarian, Janice Karman
Written by: Richard Merwin
Dave is feeling depressed and is thinking that the Chipmunks would do better if he had never been a part of their lives.

  • Broadcast January 28, 1989
  • The title and the plot are based on the 1946 film It's a Wonderful Life.
  • Simon's segment is a parody of The Twilight Zone, and Simon's appearance and delivery parody the series' creator/host, Rod Serling.
  • Released on the VHS titled It's a Wonderful Life, Dave.
  • Part of the "A Chipmunk Christmas" DVD.
  • In their soccer game, Dave and the boys' names are "Big Seville" (Dave), "Speedy Seville" (Alvin), "Brainy Seville" (Simon) and "Chubby Seville" (Theodore).
  • Song: "We're So Glad It's You"
  • It reveals that Simon was not that smart until he won the spelling competition and people started treating him as smart.

Season 7 (1989)

The series aired on NBC at 11:00 am. This season was not included in the syndication package.

77. "Cookie Chomper III"
Written by: Jerry Rees
Theodore encounters a stray kitten that entered through an open window in the house. He and the boys take an instant liking to the kitten, and after some compromising, they name the kitten Cookie Chomper III, and after Dave is cured of his allergy to cats, he comes to like the kitten as well. After Cookie Chomper gets run over by a car and died, the boys have a hard time dealing with it. Eventually, they get a new pet, a puppy they name Lilly.

  • Broadcast September 23, 1989
  • Song: "Beautiful Memories"
  • First appearance of Lilly, the Chipmunks' puppy.
  • Many fans of the show dub this the saddest episode of the series since it dealt with the accidental death of a kitten.
  • Lilly the puppy was named after Ross Bagdasarian Jr. and Janice Karman's dog, Tiger Lilly, who also served as the real-life inspiration for this episode. Like Cookie Chomper III in this episode, Tiger Lilly was also run over by a car and died. The Chipmunk Adventure was dedicated to her memory.
  • Released on VHS in the UK.
  • As of this episode, Dave now wears a long-sleeved v-neck gray sweater, with four stripes on it.
  • Part of the "Alvin’s Thanksgiving Celebration" DVD.

78A. "Home Sweet Home"
Written by: Dianne Dixon and Denice Ferguson
Alvin lies to his classmates that he will be singing on stage with Michael Jackson. As Alvin tries to find Michael in order to see if it really is possible he could perform with him, he meets up with the big star's manager. To Alvin's surprise, this so-called manager is a homeless man looking to find a place to stay.

  • Broadcast 9/9/89
  • Released on VHS in the UK.
  • Lilly the pup appears in this episode.
  • Similar to Rockin' Through the Decades, which debuted the following year, this episode also mixed animation with live-action. The episode ends with Alvin dancing with footage of Michael Jackson doing the moonwalk for the first time ever, which was witnessed on the Motown 25th Anniversary special in 1983.

78B. "All Worked Up"
Story by: Janice Karman
Written by: Jack Enyart
The Chipmunks overhear Dave suggesting that he would prefer Alvin to be a Gymnastic Pizza Twirler, Simon a Pogo Stick Tester, and Theodore an iguana trainer, and immediately start to pursue those careers.

79A. "Nightmare on Seville Street"
Written by: Bruce Morris
The boys disobey Dave and instead of seeing a kid's movie, they go in and see a horror movie. The movie ends up scaring the Chipmunks out of their wits. All night, the boys think that Hideous Harold, the creature from the horror film, is after them.

  • Broadcast September 16, 1989
  • Song: "Hideous Harold"
  • Was also released on VHS.
  • Part of the "Trick or Treason" DVD.
  • Trivia: The horror film of the episode is loosely based on the premise of A Nightmare on Elm Street.

79B. "Thinking Cap Trap"
Written by: Sean Roche
Simon is frustrated being the smartest member of the family. He invents a cap that helps Dave and his brothers become smarter. Simon is so confident with his family's new smarts that he signs them up to be on a genius game show. But before he can give his family another boost of the thinking cap, he loses it.

  • Broadcast September 16, 1989
  • Lilly the pup appears in this episode.
  • Trivia: This episode was adapted into the 1990s Harvey comic.
  • Song: "Calculate"
  • Released on VHS on Schools' Out for the Summer.
  • Part of "The Easter Chipmunk" DVD.

80A. "Bye, George"
Written by: Alicia Marie Schudt
Alvin is in danger of failing his American history class unless he can pass a test on the American Revolution. He thinks he can get an easy A by using Simon's time machine to go to Revolutionary battles, but a mishap instead causes George Washington to be brought to the 20th Century! Through getting to know General Washington and introuducing him to modern technology, the boys learn that Washington is disheartened from suffering defeat after defeat and is reluctant to return to his proper time as he is now questioning his contribution, which could result in problems for all Americans if history changes.

  • Broadcast September 30, 1989
  • Third appearance of Simon's time machine, since season 5's "Big Dreams".

80B. "A Day in the Life"
Written by: Dianne Dixon
Simon makes a video of his family for his class project. Unfortunately for Dave and his brothers, he took the video in not their greatest moments, and is nervous when Simon's video will air on TV. Alvin, Dave and Theodore decide to resort to drastic action by breaking into the TV studio.

  • Broadcast September 30, 1989

81A. "Like Father, Like Son"
Written by: Bruce Morris
Alvin is tired of being treated like a kid and trades place with Dave for a day to feel what it is like to be a grown-up, where he gets a prompt lesson in responsibility as the head of a household.

  • Broadcast 10/7/89

81B. "Dr. Simon and Mr. Heartthrob"
Written by: Duane Capizzi
Alvin accidentally tampers with Simon's hair growth formula and instead having it grow Simon's hair, it turns him into a heartthrob. The new Simon charms all the ladies and threatens Alvin's status as a teen idol, but Simon ultimately learns what happens when he is not himself.

82A. "Too Hip to Be Dave"
Written by: Dianne Dixon
Dave gets a bump on the head and forgets who he is. After seeing a commercial, Dave becomes a trendy stylish man. Because the amnesiac Dave does not recognize the Chipmunks, he feels no responsibility to be their guardian, and the Chipmunks must work to jog his memory.

  • Broadcast October 14, 1989
  • Song: "90s Kind of Guy"
  • In one attempt to get Dave to remember himself, Alvin plays classic Chipmunk songs on the piano, such as "Christmas Time is Here" and "We're the Chipmunks", the opening song.

82B. "Hearts and Flowers"
Written by: Dianne Dixon
The Chipettes are excited for the summer holidays, but not when Miss Miller keeps making other plans for them. The girls decide to hook her up with an elderly man by the name of Mr. Flowers.

  • Broadcast October 14, 1989
  • Song: "Hello, Mr. Flowers"
  • This episode does not feature Alvin, Simon, or Theodore.

83A. "Maltese Chipmunk"
Written by: Dianne Dixon, Ross Bagdasarian
Alvin has a dream that he is a detective from the 1940s. He is on a case to find Brittany, a rich woman who has vanished without explanation, and Dave plays a police lieutenant who thinks the detective Alvin is nothing but a troublemaker.

  • Broadcast October 21, 1989
  • Title spoof of the 1931 film and 1941 remake of The Maltese Falcon, which is briefly shown in the episode. Alvin's dream ends by saying "this could be the start of a beautiful friendship" a reference to another Humphrey Bogart film.

83B. "Dear Diary"
Written by: Alicia Marie Schudt
The Chipettes discover the joys of writing in a diary. Tension builds between them when they deliberately sneak a peak at what the other Chipette has written.

  • Broadcast October 21, 1989
  • Part of the "Chipmunk Valentine" DVD.
  • Song: "Dear Diary"
  • Dave and the Chipmunks do not appear in this segment.

84A. "Unfair Science"
Written by: Ross Bagdasarian
All three boys find themselves having a crush on the science substitute teacher. In order to impress her, they each make a project for the science fair.

  • Broadcast October 28, 1989
  • Released on VHS as part of Hair-Raising Chipmunk Tales.

84B. "Shaking the Family Tree"
Written by: Denice Ferguson
The Chipmunks decide to have a family reunion with their aunts and uncle, but things are not well between them. Each Chipmunk finds out that the three of them have issues and believes many years ago each of them tried to sabotage the other in their chosen carriers.

  • Broadcast October 28, 1989

85A. "Inner Dave"
Written by: Alicia Marie Schudt
The boys are accidentally shrunk by one of Simon's inventions. They end up going inside Dave's head in order to try telling him what happened.

  • Broadcast November 11, 1989

85B. "The Legend of Sleeping Brittany"
Written by: Sean Roche
The Chipmunks and Chipettes participate in the school journalism. They end up covering the story of "Sleeping Beauty". During the investigation, Brittany pricks her finger on the spin wheel and becomes cursed, just like the real story.

  • Broadcast November 11, 1989
  • Title is a pun on the short story "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow". This episode also spoofs "Sleeping Beauty".
  • The villain, Maleficent, is mentioned.

86A. "Three Chipmunks and a Puppy"
The boys are fed up with their puppy's antics and set out to train Lilly to behave. But soon the Chipmunks feel they are not qualified to raise her and they give her away, only to regret their chance when Dave tells them of times he had to learn patience with their antics during their younger years.

86B. "Phantom Of The Rock Opera"
The Chipmunks participate in an opera which they learned has been subject to problems. When they learn a janitor was denied a chance to star on stage, the boys work to get him his deserved chance.

  • Broadcast November 25, 1989
  • Was released on VHS in the UK.
  • Title is a spoof of the Broadway musical The Phantom of the Opera

87A. "The Return Of Uncle Adventure"
Written by: Duane Capizzi and Janice Karman
Cruise leads to the Fountain of Youth.

87B. "The Princess and the Pig"
Written by: Janice Karman
Brittany works at a farm.

  • Broadcast 12/2/89
  • Dave and the Chipmunks do not appear in this segment. This is the last segment not to feature either of them.

88. "Alvin in Neverland"
Written by: Dianne Dixon, Ross Bagdasarian, Janice Karman
A girl rejects Alvin because he's too childish. Therefore, Alvin decides to go prematurely adult, and only do grown-up things – and he forces his brothers to do the same! But by reading him the story of Peter Pan, Dave makes Alvin understand what a wonderful adventure childhood can be.

  • The cast as follows:
    • Alvin – Peter Pan
    • Brittany – Wendy Darling
    • Simon – John Darling
    • Dave – Captain Hook
    • Theodore – Mr. Smee
    • Jeanette – Tinkerbell
    • Eleanor – Princess Tiger Lily
  • Broadcast 12/9/89
  • Mostly a spoof of the 1953 Walt Disney movie Peter Pan
  • Songs: "Oh, Boy", originally performed by Buddy Holly and the Crickets, and "My Favorite Things" from The Sound of Music, but with lyrics changed so that Captain Hook sings about murder, mayhem, plundering and such.

89. "Merry Christmas, Mr. Carroll"
Written by: Dianne Dixon
Alvin, as usual is thinking of himself when it comes around to being Christmas. He is so focused on receiving presents that he fails to think of poor Mr. Carroll, who just wants his morning paper. Will the spirits of Christmas past, present, and future help Alvin to see the error of his ways?

  • Broadcast December 16, 1989
  • Released on the VHS titled "Alvin's Christmas Carol".
  • A spoof of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol
  • Part of the "A Chipmunk Christmas" DVD.
  • Miss Miller and Brittany are mentioned.
  • Song: "Here Comes Christmas"
  • Dave as the ghost of Christmas Past is an aged version of the real David Seville.
  • In the episode, Theodore was the Spirit of Christmas Present, Simon was the Spirit of Christmas Future and Dave was the Spirit of Christmas Past.

The Chipmunks Go to the Movies (Season 8) (1990)

The opening in the series shows the Chipmunks and Chipettes spoofing various movies.[2] These include: Indiana Jones, Frankenstein, Jaws, Star Trek, Batman and Star Wars. And finally shows the Chipmunks and Chipettes going to a movie premiere at the Grauman's Chinese Theatre and the cinema starts with Alvin spoofing Leo the Lion, mascot of MGM Studios.

90. "Back to Our Future"
Written by: Dianne Dixon
Alvin, Simon, and Theodore from the 90s get to meet Alvin, Simon, and Theodore of the 50s.

  • Songs: "Alvin Twist," "Alvin's Harmonica", "Witch Doctor" (excerpt) and "Back in Time", originally performed by Huey Lewis & the News for the movie "Back to the Future"
  • Broadcast 9/8/90
  • Second time the Chipmunks spoof the Back to the Future films.
  • Shepard Menken makes an uncredited guest appearance reprising his role as Clyde Crashcup.
  • Was released on VHS by Walt Disney Home Video, April 14, 1994.
  • This episode includes a hilarious rap version of Alvin's Harmonica.
  • The Flintstones are alluded to in this episode.
  • Part of the "Funny, We Shrunk the Adults" DVD.
  • Released on VHS as "Back to Alvin's Future"

91. "Bigger"
Written by: Dianne Dixon
Alvin wishes he was bigger so he wouldn't be treated as a child all the time. His wish does come true over night and now he has to learn to live life as an adult.

  • Broadcast September 15, 1990
  • The cast as follows
    • Alvin – Alvin Smith
    • Simon – himself
    • Theodore – himself
    • Dave – David Smith
    • Brittany – Barbie, leader of the Babes
    • Jeanette - herself (as one of the Babes)
    • Eleanor - herself (as one of the Babes)
  • Spoof of the 1988 film Big, starring Tom Hanks.
  • Was released on VHS by Walt Disney Home Video, June 19, 1996.
  • Songs: "I Love Rock and Roll", "Girls of Rock and Roll", "I Wanna Be B-I-G"
  • Part of the "Funny, We Shrunk the Adults" DVD.

92. "Kong!"
Written by: Dianne Dixon
An adventure about a famous Broadway producer that meets a large ape named Kong. But the only way Alvin can convince Kong to come back to America with him is if Kiki, Kong's best friend, and a famous and beautiful actress goes with him.

  • Broadcast September 22, 1990
  • The cast as follows:
    • Alvin – Buster Bardom
    • Simon - Professor Fossy
    • Theodore – Kiki
    • Brittany – Nola Talent
  • Spoof of the 1976 version of the film King Kong.
  • Was released on VHS by Walt Disney Home Video, April 14, 1994.
  • Key Song: "What'd I Say", "I Got You (I Feel Good)" by James Brown

93. "Batmunk"
Wriiten by: Bruce Morris & William J. Thutt
The Chipmunks watch Theodore's favorite movie "Batmunk," where Simon gets to play the role of Batmunk/Brice Wayne. A string of crimes happen, and all the Batmunk toys are being stolen. There could be one criminal mad enough to commit this terrible crime, the Jokester.

  • Song: "Danger Zone" originally performed by Kenny Loggins
  • Broadcast September 29, 1990
  • The cast as follows:
  • Part of the "Daytona Jones and the Pearl of Wisdom" DVD.
  • Part of "The Chipmunks Go to the Movies" DVD.
  • Spoof of the 1989 film Batman
  • Was released on VHS by Walt Disney Home Video, April 14, 1994.

94. "Daytona Jones and the Pearl of Wisdom"
Written by: Bob Carrau & Dianne Dixon
Daytona Jones along with his brother, Seri-Toga, are off to find the Pearl of Wisdom.

  • Broadcast 10/6/90
  • The cast as follows:
  • Spoof of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg's first Indiana Jones film, starring Harrison Ford.
  • Part of the "Daytona Jones and the Pearl of Wisdom" DVD.
  • Was released on VHS by Walt Disney Home Video, June 23, 1995.
  • Songs: "ChinaTown" and "Good Thing" by Fine Young Cannibals

95. "Star Wreck: The Absolutely Final Frontier"
Written by: Ralph Sanchez
Responding to a distress call, the USS Booby Prize encounters a dangerous alien race that wishes everything in the entire galaxy exactly the same.

96. "Robomunk"
Written by: Sean Roche
Officer Malone suffers a terrible accident and thanks to Dr. Simonize, he is now half-robot, and half-chipmunk.

  • The cast as follows:
    • Alvin – Officer Malone/Robomunk
    • Simon – Dr. Simonize
    • Brittany – Officer Violet Bronson
    • Eleanor – The Mayor
    • Theodore – Mr. Pinkie
  • Songs: "He's Gonna Be Your Hero", "The C-Team"
  • Broadcast October 20, 1990
  • Spoof of the 1987 movie, RoboCop.
  • A cat who looks similar to Cookie Chomper III makes a cameo.
  • Part of the "Daytona Jones and the Pearl of Wisdom" DVD.
  • Was released on VHS by Walt Disney Home Video, 9/8/95.

97. "S.T. The Space Traveler"
The boys meet a real life alien, and they try to hide him from a pair of scientists who wish to capture the alien and do experiments on him.

98. "Irrational Buffoon's European Vacation"
After winning first prize on "America's Most Embarrassing Home Videos", Clark Sevillewald, and the boys get to go to Wacky World in Europe.

99. "Chip Tracy"
Written by: Diane Dixon & Jack Enyart
Chip Tracy is going up against serious criminals that are plaguing the city.

  • Broadcast November 10, 1990
  • The cast as follows:
    • Alvin – Chip Tracy
    • Jeanette – Bess Blueheart
    • Theodore – Kiddo
    • Eleanor – Grumbles' club doorwoman
    • Brittany – Breathmint Baloney/The Glove
    • Simon – Professor Laboratory
  • Spoof of Dick Tracy.
  • Songs: "Real Wild Child" (Originally performed by Johnny O'Keefe, but popularized by Iggy Pop) and "It's Clothes that Make the Man".
  • Part of the "Star Wreck" DVD.

100. "Gremlionis"
The Chipmunks go up against a bunch of ancient gremlins that originated from Italy.

  • Broadcast November 17, 1990
  • Spoof of the scary 1984 movie, Gremlins. However, it also takes nods from Ghostbusters.

101. "Sploosh"
Written by: Dianne Dixon
A scientist's assistant called Trusty meets the mermaid Princess Montana, but his boss Dr. Bubbles finds out. Montana is then captured by the fame hungry scientist who plans to reveal her to the world on a popular talk show. Can Trusty save her before she dies in the human world?

  • Broadcast November 24, 1990
  • The cast as follows:
    • Simon – Trusty
    • Jeanette - Princess Montana
    • Alvin - Dr. Buford Bubbles
    • Brittany - Miss Dalia
    • Theodore - Godfrey, Montana's servant
    • Eleanor - Montana's maid
  • Songs: "Oh, Pretty Woman" (Originally performed by Roy Orbison)
  • Spoof of the 1984 movie, Splash, starring Daryl Hannah and Tom Hanks.
  • Last of the episodes to feature the Chipettes.

102. "Funny, We Shrunk the Adults"
Written by: Bob Carrau
Thanks to one of Simon's inventions, Dave and Zelda are accidentally shrunk leaving the Chipmunks and the new neighborhood kids – Deena and her brothers; Tariq and Ali – to create chaos around the house.

  • Broadcast 12/1/90
  • The cast as follows:
    • Alvin – himself
    • Simon – himself
    • Theodore – himself
    • Dave – himself
    • Miss Miller – Zelda
  • Songs: "Short People" (originally performed by Randy Newman), and "Coming Up Short"
  • Spoof of the 1989 Disney comedy classic, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, starring Rick Moranis.
  • Part of "The Chipmunks Go to the Movies" DVD.
  • Part of the "Funny, We Shrunk the Adults" DVD.
  • Was released on VHS by Walt Disney Home Video, April 14, 1994.
  • Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves, a film of a very similar plot, would be made seven years later.

The Chipmunk Specials

"A Chipmunk Christmas" (1981)
The Chipmunks first Christmas special. Alvin gives up his special "Golden Echo Harmonica" to a sick little boy named Tommy.

"I Love the Chipmunks Valentine Special" (1984)
Written by: Janice Karman & Ross Bagdasarian
Co-Written by: Cliff Ruby & Elana Lesser
The Chipettes are looking forward to be spending Valentine's Day with the Chipmunks. Simon and Theodore are also looking forward in spending the day with them, except Alvin. He is afraid of being crushed again due to the fact that a girl he once had a crush on broke his heart on Valentines. In order to rebuild his confidence, Simon makes a tape for Alvin to listen to while he sleeps. Without realizing, the tape hypnotizes Alvin into believing he is a Casanova named Captain Chipmunk while sleepwalking and is finally able to gather up the courage to ask Brittany... although once he awakens, he cannot remember. So, once he finally gathers the courage to ask her, she rejects him, since she has already been invited by the wonderful, dashing, charming Captain Chipmunk. But of course, the special ends with both Alvin and Brittany finally going together and being voted King and Queen Valentine.

  • Broadcast February 12, 1984
  • Songs: “Captain Chipmunk,” "I Give Up on You", "Tell Him" (originally performed by The Exciters); two of the songs later appeared on the album Songs from Our TV Shows
  • This special was syndicated as a regular episode.
  • As of this special, Simon starts wearing blue-framed glasses and Jeanette wears pink-framed glasses.
  • As of this special, Eleanor has an aquamarine vest on instead of brown.
  • As of this special, Dave now wears a sleeveless blue sweater, and has a redrawn face.
  • First appearance of the Chipette's treehouse. It will be their residence until "Help Wanted: Mommy", when they move in with Miss Miller.
  • Mishap for Jeanette: Getting glue on herself.
  • Originally aired as a primetime special.
  • DVD release: January 23, 2007.

"A Chipmunk Reunion" (1985)
Written by: Janice Karman & Ross Bagdasarian
Co-Written by: Cliff Ruby & Elana Lesser
When they cannot determine when their birthday is, the Chipmunks set out to find their mother, Vinny, who abandoned them as babies.

  • Songs: “Mother and Child Reunion” originally performed by Paul Simon, "Vinny's Lullaby" (owing to Dumbo's "Baby Mine") "Vinny's Blues", and “Shake It Up” originally performed by The Cars.
  • Broadcast April 13, 1985
  • First appearance of Vinny, the Chipmunks' mother. In this appearance, she is voiced by June Foray (uncredited).
  • This special was syndicated as a regular episode.
  • It is revealed that the Chipmunks' birthday falls on the 14th. Prior to the time the Chipmunks found out, Dave always celebrated their birthday around the time they met.
  • Was released on VHS along with The Chipmunks Story in The Chipmunk Family Tree.
  • In the 2007 film, the Chipmunks claim that their mother left them after one week when they were born.
  • Originally aired as a primetime special.
  • Part of the DVD "Alvin and the Chipmunks – The Very First Alvin Show".

"Rockin' Through the Decades" (1990)
A documentary special look of the Chipmunks' past throughout the decades. Will Smith hosts this special.

"Trick or Treason" (1994)
Alvin wants to join a gang that is well known for playing pranks on Halloween. One target they wish to pull a prank on is a boy with a deformed face who Theodore befriends.

  • Song: "Monster Mash" (originally perofrmed by Bobby Pickett), "Halloween is Coming","You Never Know"
  • This special premiered on USA Network on October 28, 1994.
  • This special also featured the voices of Ross and Janice's children, Vanessa and Michael Bagdasarian.

"A Chipmunk Celebration" (1994)
The Chipmunks celebrate Thanksgiving with the family. They are also involved in a Thanksgiving play. But instead of getting the jobs they normally would be good at, the teacher decides to try something new with them. She gives the job of costume designer to Alvin, set technician to Theodore, and the starring role to Simon.

  • Songs: "Come on-a My House" (originally perofrmed by Rosemary Clooney), "I'm Going Crazy", "Gotta Believe in Pumpkins".
  • This special premiered on USA Network on November 20, 1994.

"The Easter Chipmunk (1995)"
Alvin finds out that his Grandpa was the original Easter Chipmunk, and tries to sue Mr. Hoppity, the Easter Bunny for the rights.

  • Song: "Ode to the Easter Bunny"
  • First appearance of the boys' Grandpa on their Chipmunk side of the family.
  • This special premiered on USA Network on April 14, 1995.

Chipmunk films

"The Chipmunk Adventure" (1987)
When Dave leaves on a trip to Europe leaving the kids home with Miss Miller, Alvin starts competing with Brittany on the video arcade game, "Around the World in 30 Days". This grabs the attention of two diamond swindlers, who trick them into going on a balloon race, trading dolls filled with diamonds for dolls filled with cash.

  • Songs: "I Y Yi Yi/Cuanto le Gusta", "Off to See the World", "Weekend in France, Italy, England, Amasterdam, Greece..." (instrumental), "The Girls of Rock n' Roll", "Getting Lucky", "Mexican Holiday" (instrumental) "My Mother", "Wooly Bully" and "Diamond Dolls"

"Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein" (1999)
While the Chipmunks are working in a famous movie studio park called Majestic Studios in a singing attraction, the real Dr. Frankenstein comes to work in the studio's most famous attraction, Frankenstein's Castle. After Alvin drives a crazy bus chase, they miss their next performance and get locked in the studio after closing time. Dr. Frankenstein figures the castle is not scary enough so he re-builds the real Frankenstein. IT COMES ALIVE! So it finds the boys and starts a wild and scary adventure!

  • Songs: "Things Out There", "If A Monster Comes In Our Room","If You Wanna Have Friends","Them Bones"
  • Neither Dave nor the Chipmunks eyes are blue, brown, or green

"Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman" (2000)
Alvin thinks of himself as an expert on spooky stuff such as vampires and werewolfs, so when a mysterious stranger moves in next door, Alvin's convinced he's a werewolf. Then, when Theodore gets bitten by a "dog", he starts chewing socks, eating meaty stuff, and is a lot faster. Even Simon thinks something's not right. But at the moment, he's more like a werepuppy. They now have to find a way to cure him before the next full moon – during the school play, "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" – or else Theodore will become a werewolf – forever!

  • Songs: "Munks On A Mission", "Monster Out in You" and "Everything's Gonna Be All Right"

"Little Alvin and the Mini-Munks" (2004)
Join the Chipmunks and Chipettes, as you've never seen them before, as they spend a magical weekend at Lalu's cottage.

  • Songs: "Ga Ga Goo", "Sometimes I Lie", "I'm So Sorry", "Why Can't we Play?", "Baby Baby Baby", "Dumped for Someone New", "Friends", "Candlelight Lullaby"

Live-action films

"Alvin and the Chipmunks" (2007)
Dave (Jason Lee) first meets Alvin (voiced by Justin Long), Simon (voiced by Matthew Gray Gubler) and Theodore (voiced by Jesse McCartney). But Dave's boss, Ian Hawke (David Cross), wants to take over the Chipmunks, and it's up to Dave to stop him.

  • Songs: "Bad Day", "Follow Me Now" (background), "Only You (and You Alone)", "Funkytown", "The Chipmunk Song", "The Chipmunk Song DeeTown Rock Mix", "Witch Doctor" (2007), "Ain't No Party" (background)" , "Mess Around" (background), "Get You Goin", "Get Munk'd" and "How We Roll"

"Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel" (2009)[3][4]
Alvin, Simon, and Theodore go to school and feel like "Chipmunks Out of Water" because of all the human kids around. Meanwhile, Ian Hawke (after the Chipmunks dealt him a serious blow) finds the Chipettes and cannot wait to make them famous and get back at the Chipmunks.

  • Songs: "You Really Got Me" (featuring Honor Society), "Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)", "Daydream Believer", "Stayin' Alive", "You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)", "Bring It On", "The Song" (featuring Queensberry), "Put Your Records On", "I Want to Know What Love Is", "Follow Me Now", "Hot N Cold", " So What"(background), "We Are Family", "Shake Your Groove Thing"

"Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked" (2011)


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