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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).
 
  
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'''''The Alvin Show''''' is an American animated television series. It was the first animated TV show about Alvin and the Chipmunks, and it aired from October 4, 1961 to September 12, 1962 on CBS  on Wednesdays, 7:30-8pm Eastern. It originally debuted in black and white, and color versions 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 about random topics, a 7-minute cartoon with Clyde Crashcup, a crazy inventor who invents everyday items, 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.
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Each episode was split into 4 different segments; a 7 minute Chipmunks cartoon, 1 music segment performed by the Chipmunks, a 7-minute clip with Clyde Crashcup (a crazy inventor) and a concluding musical clip. It was syndicated on many stations, but it hasn't appeared on TV in several decades. Its last appearance on TV being was in 1995 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. Additionally, the segments have frequently been rearranged during syndication.
 
 
==Circulation==
 
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 find. 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.
 
 
 
=Episodes=
 
  
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With the advent of the Internet, '''''The Alvin Show''''' became easier to find and watch. In 2008-ish, segments from The Alvin Show were uploaded to YouTube but were taken down by Bagdasarian Productions, the legal owners of the show. In 2012, a Lost Media Wiki user named Rugratskid began re-uploading segments to YouTube, but they were again removed by Bagdasarian. Rugratskid then began collecting any segments he could find and has compiled them on MEGA. He has since uploaded all 26 of the 7 minute Chipmunks cartoons<ref>[https://mega.co.nz/#F!fAhRVaIJ!Fo65VC3pyPOK212aGPPanw Alvin Episodes] Retrieved 11 July '15.</ref>, around 10 of the Clyde Crashcup segments<ref>[https://mega.co.nz/#F!4tVDzKQL!xBQsnaKSUI1cDJvMVO7uHw Clyde Crashcup Episodes] Retrieved 11 July '15.</ref>, and around 85% of the music segments<ref>[https://mega.co.nz/#F!qcwmgRpC!Y0gy8hmYh38FhOOeyZe78A Music Segments] Retrieved 11 July '15.</ref>. Some of the Clyde Crashcup segments are available for purchase<ref>[http://classicmoviesdvd.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=83 Classic Movies DVD link.] Retrieved 11 July '15.</ref> to Clyde Crashcup segments on DVD, but most of the content is difficult to find on DVD.
  
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You can download the found segments below.
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Alvin Episodes: https://mega.co.nz/#F!fAhRVaIJ!Fo65VC3pyPOK212aGPPanw
 
 
 
Music Segments: https://mega.co.nz/#F!qcwmgRpC!Y0gy8hmYh38FhOOeyZe78A
 
 
 
Clyde Crashcup Episodes: https://mega.co.nz/#F!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: http://shop.toonarific.com/search.php?mode=search&page=1 (got screenshots from these discs from someone back in 2012, so I can confirm it's real)
 
 
 
http://www.collectorsheaven.info/The-Alvin-Show-Complete-Series.html (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)
 
 
 
http://classicmoviesdvd.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=83 (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 than what is available above, please PM Rugratskid about it.
 
  
 
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Revision as of 04:24, 14 March 2017

The Alvin Show LP.jpg

The cover of an LP with music from the series.

Status: Partially Lost/Found


The Alvin Show is an American animated television series. It was the first animated TV show about Alvin and the Chipmunks, and it aired from October 4, 1961 to September 12, 1962 on CBS on Wednesdays, 7:30-8pm Eastern. It originally debuted in black and white, and color versions of the episodes were not seen until the series entered syndication in the fall of 1965.

Each episode was split into 4 different segments; a 7 minute Chipmunks cartoon, 1 music segment performed by the Chipmunks, a 7-minute clip with Clyde Crashcup (a crazy inventor) and a concluding musical clip. It was syndicated on many stations, but it hasn't appeared on TV in several decades. Its last appearance on TV being was in 1995 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. Additionally, the segments have frequently been rearranged during syndication.

With the advent of the Internet, The Alvin Show became easier to find and watch. In 2008-ish, segments from The Alvin Show were uploaded to YouTube but were taken down by Bagdasarian Productions, the legal owners of the show. In 2012, a Lost Media Wiki user named Rugratskid began re-uploading segments to YouTube, but they were again removed by Bagdasarian. Rugratskid then began collecting any segments he could find and has compiled them on MEGA. He has since uploaded all 26 of the 7 minute Chipmunks cartoons[1], around 10 of the Clyde Crashcup segments[2], and around 85% of the music segments[3]. Some of the Clyde Crashcup segments are available for purchase[4] to Clyde Crashcup segments on DVD, but most of the content is difficult to find on DVD.

Episodes

# 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

References

  1. Alvin Episodes Retrieved 11 July '15.
  2. Clyde Crashcup Episodes Retrieved 11 July '15.
  3. Music Segments Retrieved 11 July '15.
  4. Classic Movies DVD link. Retrieved 11 July '15.