The Alvin Show (found animated series; 1961-1962)

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The Alvin Show is an American animated television series. It was the first animated show to feature the singing characters Alvin and the Chipmunks; it lasted for one season in prime time (October 4, 1961 – September 12, 1962) on CBS (Wednesdays, 7:30-8pm Eastern), and was initially telecast in black and white (color prints of the episodes were not seen until the series entered syndication in the fall of 1965).


The Alvin Show was split into 4 different segments; a 7 minute Chipmunks cartoon, 1 music segment based around a song sung by the Chipmunks, a 7 minute cartoon with Clyde Crashcup, a crazy inventor, and 1 more music segment (different from the first one).

The Alvin Show was syndicated on many stations, with the last appearance of the show on TV being on 1995, when it was shown on Nickelodeon. Since then, only 3 episodes have been made available for purchase, and 2 VHS tapes with songs from the song in a sing-along format, which are now out of print. The segments have been swapped around many times in syndication.


In 2008-ish, segments from The Alvin Show were uploaded to YouTube, but were taken down by Bagdasarian Productions, the owners of the show. In 2012, a user named "Rugratskid" began re-uploading segments to YouTube, which were later removed by Bagdasarian Productions. Rugratskid then began collecting any segments he could fine. As of now, he has all 26 of the 7 minute Chipmunks cartoons, around 10 of the Clyde Crashcup segments, and around 85% of the music segments. In 2015, Rugratskid found listings on Ebay for 16mm copies of Alvin Show segments. He sent the links to Badgasarian Productions Facebook page, who proceeded to buy all of them. He is still looking for any segments in better quality, or any that are still lost. Segments that are found and lost are listed below. Bold titles are found, and any that aren't bold are still not found.

# The Chipmunks Musical Segment 1 Clyde Crashcup Musical Segment 2
1 Stanley The Eagle Oh Gondaliero Invents Baseball I Wish I Could Speak French
2 Sam Valiant, Private Nose August Dear Invents the Bathtub Alvin's Orchestra
3 Squares Swanee River Invents the Wife The Magic Mountain
4 Ostrich The Brave Chipmunks Invents the Baby Yankee Doodle Dandy
5 Good Neighbor The Little Dog Invents Electricity Old MacDonald Cha Cha Cha
6 Fancy Japanese Banana Invents Music When Johnny Comes Marching Home
7 Alvin’s Alter Ego The Pidgin English Hula Invents the West Chipmunk Fun
8 Sam Valiant, Real Estate Working on the Railroad Invents the Stove Stuck in Arabia
9 Camping Trip Good Morning Song Invents Jokes I Wish I Had a Horse
10 Overworked Alvin Witch Doctor Invents Flight The Chipmunk Song
11 Dude Ranch Home on the Range Invents First Aid Alvin for President
12 Jungle Rhythm Lily of Laguna Invents Egypt Row Your Boat
13 Bentley Van Rolls Swing Low Sweet Chariot Invents Self-Preservation Comin' Thru the Rye
14 Good Manners Bicycle Built for Two Invents Physical Fitness Ragtime Cowboy Joe
15 Little League Buffalo Gals Invents the Chair While Strolling in the Park One Day
16 Hillbilly Son Spain Invents the Bed Pop Goes the Weasel
17 Alvin’s Cruise Alvin's Harmonica Invents the Telephone If You Love Me/Alouette
18 Lovesick Dave Coming 'Round the Mountain Invents the Time Machine The Blind-Folded Mice
19 Eagle In Love Sing a Goofy Song Invents Do it Yourself Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
20 Theodore’s Dog Clementine Invents the Shoe Maria from Madrid
21 Haunted House Whistle While You Work Invents Glass My Wild Irish Rose
22 Alvin's Studio Jeannie with the Light Brown Hair This is Your Life, Clyde Crashcup! The Band Played On
23 The Whistler The Alvin Twist Invents the Boat The Man on the Flying Trapeze
24 Sir Alvin Git Along Little Doggies Invents Crashcupland Down in the Valley
25 Disc Jockey Funiculi, Funicula Invents Birthdays Polly Wolly Doodle
26 Eagle Music On Top of Old Smokey Invents Self-Defense America the Beautiful

You can download the found segments below.

Alvin Episodes:!fAhRVaIJ!Fo65VC3pyPOK212aGPPanw

Music Segments:!qcwmgRpC!Y0gy8hmYh38FhOOeyZe78A

Clyde Crashcup Episodes:!4tVDzKQL!xBQsnaKSUI1cDJvMVO7uHw

There are some places online where you can buy The Alvin Show, none of which I (Rugratskid) have bought from, only due to a lack of having any money.

4 Volumes Here: (got screenshots from these discs from someone back in 2012, so I can confirm it's real) (Got a mp4 of disc 1 from someone in mid 2012; they are Nick reruns recorded on VHS, but Nick seemed to have the best quality reruns, at least from what I've found) (only $7, thought about getting this one, but I have literally no money so I haven't)

If you have any lost segments, or anything in better quality then what is available above, please PM Rugratskid about it.