I loved this show in the 1980s! And let's not forget The Chipettes!
The show itself (Alvin & the Chipmunks) started running in 1983 and lasted for eight (8!) seasons until 1991. The cast included Ms. Dody Goodman (of Grease fame) as Miss Miller, the Chipettes' chaperone. I have her autograph, thankyouverymuch. It may interest you to know that:
- The same man voiced Alvin, Simon, and Dave Seville
- The same woman voiced Theodore, Brittany, Jeanette, and Eleanor
- Alvin, Simon, and Theodore's last name is listed as Seville, same as Dave, though they don't call him "Dad." They call him "Dave."
- The Chipettes all have the last name as "Miller," but they don't call Miss Miller "mom." They (and the boys) call her "Miss Miller."
- I used to know the entire The Chipmunk Adventure movie (1987) by heart.
I wonder if the placement of these songs in their respective episodes/movies (at the 1980s stuff) will make more sense now that I know the songs. Hmmm,....I may have to rewatch some cartoons!
And yes, I watched both Alvin & the Chipmunks (2007) and Alvin & the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (2009). when they came out (on DVD). I even own the 2007 soundtrack (hey, I like both the updated and original versions of the songs!). Of those two movies, these two videos make me giggle no matter what:
And this, because it's adorable and really kind of wrong if you think about it (though it must be watched directly through YouTube).