the voice of theodore is JESSE MCCARTNEY. She got out of bed, and saw Dave reading the paper. She shares Theodore's love of the culinary arts. He is also not ashamed to admit when he is wrong and will help others when the time comes. Brittany's age in regards to her sisters hasn't been stated in the series so far, though she retains the last name Miller as stated in Jeanette's Secret Garden. Jeanette got an idea. Threatening the Chipmunks will also set him off. While Dave struggles to remain calm and objective, Alvin often irritates him, causing Dave to yell "Alvin! Oh, you had a bad day. Alvin, Simon, Theodore, and Miles perform for Dave as an apology, during his client's album release, finally mending the ruined proposal of Dave's coworker. Certain episodes as Alvin in Analysis (1988) and The Wall (2015) deepen Alvin as a secretly insecure individual who depends on his popularity and fame to prop up his ego. Also, an animated portrayal of Seville was a reasonable caricature of Bagdasarian himself. Alvin: [pushing the last of the acorns into the tree] It's going, It's going. Eleanor is kind, sweet, trusting, courteous, and fairly pretty. He is portrayed by Tony Hale. Instead, each tape opened with previews from the six primary Chipmunk Video Library titles, set to the 1988 version of the show's theme song titled "We're the Chipmunks". His plan ultimately fails, as the Chipmunks have learned of it and escaped from his grasp, thus leaving him to be ousted from his job as CEO of Jett Records. The group consists of three singing animated anthropomorphic chipmunks: Alvin, the mischievous troublemaker; Simon, the tall, bespectacled intellectual; and Theodore, the chubby, shy one. In the 1983–1990 revival of the show, he is portrayed by Ross Bagdasarian Jr., the son of the original creator. for the drug abuse-prevention special Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue. The first television series to feature the characters was The Alvin Show. In 2018, The Chipmunks received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. I'm sure. The term look before you leap does not usually apply to Alvin as he is impulsive and optimistic. 34. At the height of its popularity, Bagdasarian and three chipmunk hand-puppets appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show, lip-synching the song. The song, originally listed on the record label (Liberty F-55168) as "The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)", featured the singing skills of the chipmunk trio. While it is clear she cares about others' feelings (such as when she decide… Prince used the technique on several of his songs, as well as Frank Zappa on We're Only in It for the Money and on the instrumental album Hot Rats, among others. The early-mid-1990s Chipmunk VHS releases featured select episodes from the DiC era. The technique was by no means new to the Chipmunks. You're taking one down. However, in the 2009 sequel Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel, Dave plays a minor role in the film, mainly due to his being in the hospital in Paris. In the song, the Chipmunks are referred to as Thagadore (Theodore), Squeaky (Simon), and Melvin (Alvin). Alvin and the Chipmunks-Bad Day, i found pictures of the movie and i put them together with the song, they are really adorable.. hope you enjoy it and please comment and rate it. The words themselves are nonsense: "Oo-ee, oo-ah-ah, ting-tang, walla-walla, bing-bang". In 2005, Bagdasarian Productions struck a deal with Paramount Home Video to distribute their latest direct-to-video release, Little Alvin and the Mini-Munks, on DVD. Funny Songs To Sing, Several movies have also appeared, starting with The Chipmunk Adventure in 1987. He next encounters Alvin at a bar and fights him, but the Chipmunks escape. You had a bad day. As a well-respected mascot, he takes his job very seriously and threatens to have Dave and the Chipmunks removed from the ship if they continue to act up. (Via Vulture. The Chipmunks made an appearance at a Los Angeles Dodgers preseason game on April 3, 2010, when the Dodgers squared off against their rivals, the Los Angeles Angels. Going For Broke), Star Wreck: The Absolutely Final Frontier. Also, it's sometimes suggested that Alvin does not have an opinion so high as he seems. She is the bassist for the Chipettes. Easter eggs for the superfans, indeed. That album, Chipmunk Punk, featured Bagdasarian's son, Ross Bagdasarian Jr., doing the voices of the characters. In vocal harmonies, he consistently sings the lower parts due to having a deeper voice than his brothers. Same as previous release, except with a bonus CD. Like his brothers, he was originally voiced by Ross Bagdasarian Sr. You had a bad day, you've seen what you like, and how does it feel for one more time. When the tape was played back at normal speed, they would sound a full octave higher in pitch, at normal tempo. Clyde had one of the four segments, and the Chipmunks starred in the other three (two of which were musical segments). In 1987, during the fifth season of the show on television, the Chipmunks had their first animated feature film, The Chipmunk Adventure, directed by Janice Karman and Ross Bagdasarian Jr. and released to theaters by The Samuel Goldwyn Company. The Chipmunks appeared in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade twice; 1983 and 1986. He first appears on an airplane where Theodore releases a monkey from a cage, who releases several other animals. Also one episode of The Alvin Show from the 1960s was released. She did return a couple of years later but had seen that they were happy in their new life with Dave and decided to leave things as they were. He sometimes struggles with her to prove who is the better, such as when he and Brittany each ran for class president at their school in the animated series, but he is often kind to her and is implied to have a crush on her. The early production style of hip-hop artist Kanye West involved sped-up, high-pitch vocal samples from classic soul records incorporated with his own (additional) instrumentation. [citation needed] He was also shown playing guitar in a 1980s Hardee's commercial. Toby's immaturity keeps him from acting like an adult (although he seems to take on some responsibility in the middle of the film), and he has had a crush on the Chipmunks' homeroom and music teacher, Julie Ortega (Anjelah Johnson), since he attended the same school as the Chipmunks. In 1958, Ross Bagdasarian Sr. released a novelty song (as David Seville) about being unsuccessful at love until he found a witch doctor who told him how to woo his woman. There were also VHS releases in the U.K. that included episodes that have yet to be released in the U.S. on DVD and have never been released in the U.S. on VHS. On top of that, Dave's landlord is a nasty man who even tries to kill the Chipmunks. His eyes are blue (amber in the live action/animated films) and his build is medium. ), The Number Ones: Prince & The Revolution’s “Kiss”, The Number Ones: Falco’s “Rock Me Amadeus”, Elvis Costello Says Steve Albini “Might Be The Second-Worst Producer Of A Great Record After Jimmy Iovine”, Nick Cave Is Mad About BBC Radio Playing The Censored Version Of The Pogues’ “Fairytale Of New York”. and the Chipmunks). Alvin and the Chipmunks, originally David Seville and the Chipmunks or simply the Chipmunks, are an American animated virtual band created by Ross Bagdasarian Sr. for a novelty record in 1958. [citation needed]. A similar effect could be obtained in playback by merely taking an LP recorded at 33​1⁄3 RPM and playing it back at 45 or 78 RPM, a trick sometimes tried out by ordinary record listeners. That’s him, right? You tell me don't lie. The camera don't lie. Later, he teams up with his old enemy, Ian, to find the Chipmunks and Chipettes when the six get blown away while hang-gliding a kite. She wears pink attire and has red hair often drawn up in a ponytail and has blue eyes. It was not a prime time ratings success and was subsequently canceled after one season. Also, a synthesized version of the 1983–1987 title card music was used on the Ruby-Spears episodes. She is portrayed by Kimberly Williams-Paisley. He is presumably fired as air marshal for harassing the Chipmunks. The group performed, "America the Beautiful" with a group of children prior to the game. Eleanor always stands up to Brittany when she tries to push Jeanette around, but they do share a strong sisterly relationship. The show reflected contemporaneous trends in popular culture; the Chipmunks sang recent hits, and wore contemporary clothing. Brittany is less toned down from her 80s personality than she is for the CGI films. Ian is played by comedian David Cross and serves as the main antagonist in the first two films. Yo say they don't know. You sing a sad song just to turn it around. Zoe is a deluded and kindhearted castaway who was found by the Chipmunks when they end up being marooned on an island that she took refuge. Eleanor often stands up to Brittany when she pushes Jeanette around, but she loves her elder sister and is always willing to forgive. You had a bad day. The success of the show led to the release of a soundtrack album in 1984, Songs from Our TV Shows. Crashcup made a single cameo appearance in A Chipmunk Christmas, and in an episode of Alvin and the Chipmunks. The Chipmunks made a guest appearance on Xuxa, where they performed "Country Pride" from their album, Chipmunks in Low Places. After being suspected of going to propose to her, Dave is unwittingly sabotaged by Miles and the Chipmunks. Dave appears at the end of the film watching his boys and the Chipettes perform together. In the 1980s media, the boys are triplets, as they are seen celebrating their birthday together in A Chipmunk Reunion (and Alvin is shown as older than Simon, as he says that he is born five minutes before him) and they are about 8-9 years. The sound was frequently imitated in comedy records, notably "Transistor Radio" by Benny Hill, "Bridget the Midget" by Ray Stevens, "The Laughing Gnome" by David Bowie, and on several tracks on Joe Meek and the Blue Men's album I Hear a New World. He wears green attire and has green eyes (brown in the CGI animated series). Like Simon, she wears glasses and purple attire. Although he is sometimes teased by Alvin, Theodore loves his big brother and knows that Alvin loves him too. Jeanette is the middle sister and smartest of the Chipettes, as well as the tallest. It was featured as the flip-side of the band's Christmas Blues single released in late 2009.[14]. The project has earned five Grammy awards, an American Music Award, a Golden Reel Award, and three Kids' Choice Awards, and has been nominated for three Emmy awards. He initially is embarrassed, but accepts the car. It also earned three Grammy Awards and a nomination for Record of the Year. Upset from Alvin throwing a surprise birthday bash, to his dismay, he decides to take his lover, Samantha, to Florida for one of his client's album release parties, instead of taking the Chipmunks. Liberty Records eventually re-issued the early albums with the "new" Chipmunks and it was this new version of the Chipmunks that was used when Alvin's own title was released by Dell in 1962. Theodore is the youngest of the Chipmunks, usually singing upper harmony. Brittany is often trying to look pretty and desires to make herself popular or get what she wants, but she does learn her lessons and is willing to do the right thing. Alvin & The Chipmunks - Bad Day Lyrics. 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