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The Very First Alvin Show DVD Review And Giveaway

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Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Very First Alvin Show
Own it on DVD on Sep 8, 2009
Runtime: 1 Hr. 14 Min. Sec.
US Rating: N/R

Synopsis: The very first broadcast show of the classic Chipmunk series from 1961 that started it all, never released before on VHS or DVD! The Chipmunks humor, mischief and music are on full display! The DVD includes this classic episode, plus two additional episodes, “Rockin Through The Decades” and “A Chipmunk Reunion.”

The child within me came out again as I was viewing the September 8, 2009 release of The Very First Alvin Show DVD. Who would have ever thought that David Seville (Ross Bagdasarian, Sr.) would have come up with hit music by recording then speeding up music giving its playback at a higher pitch? Who would have believed that fifty years later, his Chipmunk creations–Alvin, the mischievous star, Simon, the intellectual wit, and Theodore, the loveable innocent, would still be popular?

I enjoyed seeing the first episode of the 1961 television show but I loved the bonus episode, Rocking through the Decades, even more. Will Smith, Ben Vereen, Richard Moll, Kenny Loggins, Raven Symone, Shelley Duvall, Markie Post, and Little Richard were there for commentary on the music of Little Richard, Elvis Presley, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Michael Jackson, and Bruce Springstein a la Chipmunk. What a trip to see a young, still publicly non-controversial Jackson video snippet!

I liked the message behind A Chipmunk Reunion. It is important for people to realize that hard times bring problems and choices. Sometimes things happen, but there can still be love.

the very first alvin show pic

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THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.

113 Comments on “The Very First Alvin Show DVD Review And Giveaway”

  1. #1 Cindi
    on Sep 24th, 2009 at 1:24 am

    This brings back memories. I was a very young child when this first Alvin Show aired on TV! I remember watching this show with my older sister. Please count me in. I would love to share this with my two children.
    Many thanks…..Cindi

  2. #2 Cindi
    on Sep 24th, 2009 at 1:25 am

    I subscribe to your RSS feed via my Google Reader Page.
    Again, thanks…..Cindi

  3. #3 Cindi
    on Sep 24th, 2009 at 1:26 am

    Also, I follow you on Twitter.
    Thanks, Cindi
    cmh512

  4. #4 Cindi
    on Sep 24th, 2009 at 1:27 am

    You are favored on my Technorati Page!

    Thanks, Cindi
    windycindy

  5. #5 Cindi
    on Sep 24th, 2009 at 1:29 am
  6. #6 Pat.
    on Sep 24th, 2009 at 7:56 am

    Cindi,

    Thanks for promoing it.

    Pat.

  7. #7 Pat.
    on Sep 24th, 2009 at 7:57 am

    Cindi,

    Like that a lot.

    Pat.

  8. #8 Pat.
    on Sep 24th, 2009 at 7:57 am

    Cindi,

    Glad you are following along.

    Pat.

  9. #9 Pat.
    on Sep 24th, 2009 at 7:57 am

    Cindi,

    Why thanks.

    Pat.

  10. #10 Pat.
    on Sep 24th, 2009 at 7:58 am

    Cindi,

    It was a flashback that was pleasant.

    Pat.

  11. #11 andrea v
    on Sep 24th, 2009 at 9:13 am

    I was very young, I even remember listening to thier songs on a record.

  12. #12 andrea v
    on Sep 24th, 2009 at 9:14 am

    email subscriber

  13. #13 andrea v
    on Sep 24th, 2009 at 9:14 am

    follow on twitter-vickers2622

  14. #14 Marj M.
    on Sep 24th, 2009 at 10:09 am

    I first saw the chipmunks in the 60′s as a child. I smile when I hear them yet today.

  15. #15 Marj M.
    on Sep 24th, 2009 at 10:10 am

    I am an email subscriber.

  16. #16 Marci
    on Sep 24th, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    I’m not sure how old I was, but I was pretty young when I first saw them.

  17. #17 Marci
    on Sep 24th, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    Subscriber!

  18. #18 Pat.
    on Sep 24th, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    Marci,

    Hi.

    Pat.

  19. #19 Pat.
    on Sep 24th, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    Marci,

    Welcome.

    Pat.

  20. #20 Pat.
    on Sep 24th, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    Marj,

    Love that email.

    Pat.

  21. #21 Pat.
    on Sep 24th, 2009 at 2:14 pm

    Marj,

    Perhaps as puppets on Ed Sullivan?

    Pat.

  22. #22 Pat.
    on Sep 24th, 2009 at 2:14 pm

    Andrea,

    Thanks for following.

    Pat.

  23. #23 Pat.
    on Sep 24th, 2009 at 2:14 pm

    Andrea,

    Love email.

    Pat.

  24. #24 Pat.
    on Sep 24th, 2009 at 2:14 pm

    Andrea,

    45 probably.

    Pat.

  25. #25 Andrea
    on Sep 24th, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    I remember watching Alvin on TV as a little girl. Most especially I remember singing the holiday song along with my brother and the chipmunks, and the “Hula Hoop” line in the song was an absolute favorite. We can still sing the words together to this day!

  26. #26 judy brittle
    on Sep 24th, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    We use to watch the Alvin and the Chipmunk Show on tv when we were kids way back in the early 60′s. That was a fun time growing up! Thank you!

  27. #27 judy brittle
    on Sep 24th, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    I’m a subscriber.

  28. #28 judy brittle
    on Sep 24th, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    I follow on Twitter
    kewpiedoll04

  29. #29 Pat.
    on Sep 24th, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    Judy,

    Thanks for following.

    Pat.

  30. #30 Pat.
    on Sep 24th, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    Judy,

    Great you are on board.

    Pat.

  31. #31 Pat.
    on Sep 24th, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    Judy,

    I thought the 40′s were fun–still innocence and imagination–less electric and batteries, no electronics.

    Pat.

  32. #32 Pat.
    on Sep 24th, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    Andrea,

    We were not rushed into growing up yet.

    Pat.

  33. #33 Rebecca Orr
    on Sep 24th, 2009 at 11:29 pm

    I was a little girl when I first saw them…in the 90′s. My favorite was Theodore. I actaully like the name so much, that I am considering naming my next child Theodore (if I have another boy that is!!!). Thanks for the chance…my son would really like this. !

  34. #34 Rebecca Orr
    on Sep 24th, 2009 at 11:29 pm

    I subscribe to the rss feed.

  35. #35 Lucyinthesky
    on Sep 25th, 2009 at 2:03 am

    I first saw the Chipmunks in 1961. I will not tell you how old I am but I will say we got our first TV in 1952 and it was a huge deal and I actually remember that!

    Thanks for the chance!

  36. #36 Lucyinthesky
    on Sep 25th, 2009 at 2:04 am

    I get your feed by email and also on Google reader.

  37. #37 Lucyinthesky
    on Sep 25th, 2009 at 2:05 am

    You’re a Technorati Favorite. Tech name : rubymoon

  38. #38 Pat.
    on Sep 25th, 2009 at 6:07 am

    Lucyin the sky,

    How did you ever pick the name for your blogs?

    Pat.

  39. #39 Pat.
    on Sep 25th, 2009 at 6:07 am

    Lucyin the sky,

    Love it totally.

    Pat.

  40. #40 Pat.
    on Sep 25th, 2009 at 6:09 am

    Lucyin the sky,

    We got ours in about 1949.  It was b&w, 16″, a table model that was heavy and the size of a carton of tp packages.

    Pat.

  41. #41 Pat.
    on Sep 25th, 2009 at 6:09 am

    Rebecca,

    Thank you.

    Pat.

  42. #42 Pat.
    on Sep 25th, 2009 at 6:10 am

    Rebecca,

    They debuted around the early 60′s.

    Pat.

  43. #43 jill watkins
    on Sep 25th, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    I was born in 1963- so it was sometime back in the 60′s. And i still like them just as much.

    Jill.watkins@gmail.com

  44. #44 jill watkins
    on Sep 25th, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    I sub via bloglines!

    Jill.watkins@gmail.com

  45. #45 jill watkins
    on Sep 25th, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    Hi Pat-

    I follow you on twitter as jilltrav

    Jill.watkins@gmail.com

  46. #46 Pat.
    on Sep 25th, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    Jill,
    Thanks for following.
    Pat.

  47. #47 Pat.
    on Sep 25th, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    Jill,
    Glad to hear from you.
    Pat.

  48. #48 Pat.
    on Sep 25th, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    Jill,
    That is when they were huge.
    Pat.

  49. #49 Natalie A.
    on Sep 26th, 2009 at 2:37 am

    I first saw The Chipmunks in the 80′s! They were fun to watch! Thanks for the chance to win!

  50. #50 Natalie A.
    on Sep 26th, 2009 at 2:38 am

    I subscribe!

  51. #51 Natalie A.
    on Sep 26th, 2009 at 2:38 am

    I follow on Twitter! natdey

  52. #52 Natalie A.
    on Sep 26th, 2009 at 2:39 am
  53. #53 Natalie A.
    on Sep 26th, 2009 at 2:42 am
  54. #54 Nancy
    on Sep 26th, 2009 at 11:59 am

    I first saw Alvin and his pals when I was a child.
    I may have seen that original first show.
    It’s possible, but I don’t remember!

  55. #55 Nancy
    on Sep 26th, 2009 at 11:59 am

    I subscribe to your RSS feed.

  56. #56 Laura DeLuca
    on Sep 26th, 2009 at 12:11 pm

    I think I was in first grade sometime in the 80′s-I remember getting a talking Alvin from Santa on year

  57. #57 Laura DeLuca
    on Sep 26th, 2009 at 12:12 pm
  58. #58 Laura DeLuca
    on Sep 26th, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    subscribe

  59. #59 Laura DeLuca
    on Sep 26th, 2009 at 12:12 pm
  60. #60 Laura DeLuca
    on Sep 26th, 2009 at 12:13 pm

    sent you a friend request on facebook

  61. #61 Pat.
    on Sep 26th, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    Laura,

    Thanks fo the complimwnt.

    Pat/

  62. #62 Pat.
    on Sep 26th, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    Laura,

    Hi again.

    Pat/

  63. #63 Pat.
    on Sep 26th, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    Laura,

    Welcome.

    Pat/

  64. #64 Pat.
    on Sep 26th, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    Laura,

    Glad you are following.

    Pat/

  65. #65 Pat.
    on Sep 26th, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    Laura,

    It is amaxing how classics bridge generations.

    Pat/

  66. #66 Pat.
    on Sep 26th, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    Nancy,

    Thank you.

    Pat/

  67. #67 Pat.
    on Sep 26th, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    Nancy,

    Hope you like the blogs.

    Pat.

  68. #68 Pat.
    on Sep 26th, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    Nancy,

    My parent wastched Ed Sullivan on our only tv set so maybe I did too.

    Pat.

  69. #69 Pat.
    on Sep 26th, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    Natralie,

    Hi.

    pat.

  70. #70 Pat.
    on Sep 26th, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    Natralie,

    Welcome.

    pat.

  71. #71 Pat.
    on Sep 26th, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    Natralie,

    Glad for the following.

    pat.

  72. #72 Pat.
    on Sep 26th, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    Natralie,

    Good luck.

    pat.

  73. #73 Pat.
    on Sep 26th, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    Natralie,

    At first they were puppets back at the start.

    pat.

  74. #74 Pat.
    on Sep 26th, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    Natralie,

    At first they were puppets back at the start.

    pat.

  75. #75 Around The Blogosphere – Week 103
    on Sep 27th, 2009 at 12:02 am

    [...] Here and There The Very First Alvin Show DVD (10/1 US Only) [...]

  76. #76 Wendi P
    on Sep 27th, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    I love Alvin and the Chipmunks. I first saw them back in the 60′s when I was just a young lass and to this day they are still my fave cartoon characters next to Scooby Doo, of course ;-)

  77. #77 Pat.
    on Sep 28th, 2009 at 4:17 am

    Wendi,

    Originally thy appeared as puppets–I would have loved to see that live.

    Pat.

  78. #78 BevE
    on Sep 28th, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    That was a long time ago, I was about 8 years old and have no idea where I first saw them but my Mom used to play their Christmas album every Christmas : D

    BevE

  79. #79 BevE
    on Sep 28th, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    Following on Twitter now : D

  80. #80 BevE
    on Sep 28th, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    Also subscribed to the RSS feed by email -
    slawoszewski@yahoo.com

    Don’t want to miss another post : D Great giveaway – I’ve got my fingers crossed.

  81. #81 Pat.
    on Sep 28th, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    BeVe,

    Hi again.

    Pat.

  82. #82 Pat.
    on Sep 28th, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    BeVe,

    Glad youo are following.

    Pat.

  83. #83 Pat.
    on Sep 28th, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    BeVe,

    My memories are Rudolph and Frostie songs.

    Pat.

  84. #84 Julie
    on Sep 29th, 2009 at 1:15 am

    Oh my I bet I was about 5 years old and I am now 52. :)

  85. #85 Julie
    on Sep 29th, 2009 at 1:16 am

    email subscriber

  86. #86 Pat.
    on Sep 29th, 2009 at 9:02 am

    Julie,

    Great.

    Pat.

  87. #87 Pat.
    on Sep 29th, 2009 at 9:03 am

    Julie,

    You and the chipmunks were born in the same era.

    Pat.

  88. #88 Carol M
    on Sep 29th, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    I was in my early teens when I first saw them. I liked them a lot!
    Carol M
    mittens0831 at aol dot com

  89. #89 Carol M
    on Sep 29th, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    I Subscribe to your RSS feed.
    Carol M
    mittens0831 at aol dot com

  90. #90 Carol M
    on Sep 29th, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    I follow you on Twitter.
    Carol M
    mittens0831 at aol dot com

  91. #91 Pat.
    on Sep 29th, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    Carol,

    Glad yo are along.

    Pat.

  92. #92 Pat.
    on Sep 29th, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    Carol,

    Thanks.

    Pat.

  93. #93 Pat.
    on Sep 29th, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    Carol,

    Life was simpler then.

    Pat.

  94. #94 Daniel M
    on Sep 30th, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    way back when i was a kid on tv, don’t remember exactly

  95. #95 Pat.
    on Sep 30th, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    DSaniel,

    In one tv hoomes back then, dad ruled.

    Pat.

    Pat.

  96. #96 Hot Links of the Week – Sept 30th : An Island Life
    on Sep 30th, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    [...] Here And There – The Very First Alvin Show DVD (Oct 1) [...]

  97. #97 etirv
    on Oct 1st, 2009 at 2:48 am

    When I was a child, too many years ago!

  98. #98 etirv
    on Oct 1st, 2009 at 2:49 am

    Google reader subscriber!

  99. #99 Pat.
    on Oct 1st, 2009 at 6:37 am

    etriv,

    Any significance to your initials?

    Pat.

  100. #100 Pat.
    on Oct 1st, 2009 at 6:38 am

    etriv,

    You are older and wiser and, hopefully, happy.

    Pat.

  101. #101 Cindy B in Montana
    on Oct 1st, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    I’m old enough that I use to watch The Chipmunks on tv. I can remember watching them at Christmas!

  102. #102 Cindy B in Montana
    on Oct 1st, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    new feed subscriber!

  103. #103 Cindy B in Montana
    on Oct 1st, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    following on twitter(sendtocindy)

  104. #104 Cindy B in Montana
    on Oct 1st, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    faved you on technorati (thebabblingbrooks)

  105. #105 Cindy B in Montana
    on Oct 1st, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    stumbled this giveaway! (babblingbrooks)

  106. #106 Cindy B in Montana
    on Oct 1st, 2009 at 5:45 pm
  107. #107 Cindy B in Montana
    on Oct 1st, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    added your button here. left sidebar
    http://www.thebabblingbrooks.typepad.com

  108. #108 Pat.
    on Oct 1st, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    Cindy,

    Way to go.

    Pat.

  109. #109 Pat.
    on Oct 1st, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    Cindy,

    Keeping busy.

    Pat.

  110. #110 Pat.
    on Oct 1st, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    Cindy,

    When did you first see the chipmunks?

    Pat.

  111. #111 Pat.
    on Oct 1st, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    Cindy,

    Glad you are following.

    Pat.

  112. #112 Pat.
    on Oct 1st, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    Cindy,

    Nice to have you along.

    Pat.

  113. #113 Pat.
    on Oct 1st, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    Cindy,

    Puppets or cartoons?

    Pat.