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Who were the Chipmunks named after?

Question #63583. Asked by Baloo55th.
Last updated Jun 23 2021.

gmackematix
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The Chipmunks; Alvin, Simon and Theodore; were named after executives at Liberty Records. This was where Ross Bagdasarian aka Dave Seville recorded his novelty hits such as "The Witch Doctor".
link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alvin_and_the_Chipmunks

Mar 16 2006, 11:51 AM
Jake104
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Mar 16 2006, 11:52 AM
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Baloo55th
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Baloo55th
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Looking at the timing there, two Yays awarded.

Mar 16 2006, 12:11 PM
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satguru
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Rather than waste a new thread, can anyone add when they changed the official name from the chipmunks to Alvin and the chipmunks- and they also appear to have undergone a revival from when I remember them in the 60s though they seem never to have gone away.

Mar 16 2006, 12:12 PM
Brainyblonde
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The Alvin Show debuted in October 1961.
link https://cartoon-time.fandom.com/wiki/The_Alvin_Show

Response last updated by CmdrK on Jun 23 2021.
Mar 16 2006, 12:35 PM
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satguru
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Ah, clearly something that didn't make it over here (unless I missed it)- we had Pinky and Perky, and I just heard they are coming back!

Mar 16 2006, 1:27 PM
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Baloo55th
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Oh, please no! The Chipmunks were fine, but Pinky and Perky were just [can't use certain words here].

Mar 16 2006, 5:34 PM
gmackematix
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gmackematix
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The original outbreaks of Chipmunks and Pinky and Perky were both before my time.
My childhood was plagued with the high-pitched warbling of Smurfs instead. La la lalalalalalalala...

Mar 16 2006, 6:03 PM
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