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"The Alvin Show" (Complete Series Preservation)

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This project has been a labor of love, these past 3 years… since 2013, I have been attempting to make all 26 episodes of “The Alvin Show” available.

For those unaware, “The Alvin Show” was a 1961 - 1962 cartoon sitcom, that aired in prime time on CBS. It also aired in 1994 - 1995 on Nickelodeon, and the second season of Weinerville featured segments from the show. The show followed the adventures of David Seville and The Chipmunks, as well as a crazy inventor, named “Clyde Crashcup”. The show ran on a segment format, each segment being a different cartoon (Chipmunks and Clyde toons being 7 minutes, Music Segments being 3 minutes and 30 seconds).

Sadly, this show has been scarcely released on DVD (we got 3 episodes in 2015, one of which had been released prior in 2009), and since it hasn’t been on television since 1995, locating complete episodes of the show is quite a difficult task. However, over the years, I’ve accquired a large amount of the show’s segments, and have been hoping to splice what I have together, making all 26 episodes available to the public. However, I’m still missing quite a bit of stuff… I’ve put an episode guide below, showing what I do and don’t have.

One thing to note is that most of these segments are from different sources, so the quality majorly varies. However, any of the ones I claim to have are watchable. Any segments without a note are segments I already have…

The Alvin Show #1 (AVAILABLE ON DVD)
Cold Opening (Fortune Teller)
The Alvin Show Opening
Alvin And The Chipmunks (Stanley The Eagle)
Bumper (Something)
Music Segment Intro (Archery)
Music Segment (Oh Gondaliero)
Clyde Crashcup Intro (Alvin)
Clyde Crashcup (Baseball)
Music Segment (I Wish I Could Speak French)
Outro (Clyde Crashcup)
The Alvin Show Closing

The Alvin Show #2 (COMPLETE)
Cold Opening (Balloons)
The Alvin Show Opening
Alvin And The Chipmunks (Sam Valiant, Private Nose)
Bumper (Ostrich/Hippopotamus)
Music Segment Intro (Ambulance)
Music Segment (August Dear)
Clyde Crashcup Intro (Boat)
Clyde Crashcup (The Bathtub)
Music Segment (Alvin‘s Orchestra)
Outro (Dolly In)
The Alvin Show Closing

The Alvin Show #3 (COMPLETE)
Cold Opening (Dishes)
The Alvin Show Opening
Alvin And The Chipmunks (Squares)
Bumper (Something)
Music Segment Intro (Saloon)
Music Segment (Swanee River)
Clyde Crashcup Intro (Lecture)
Clyde Crashcup (The Wife)
Music Segment (The Magic Mountain) (only have in black and white, but is watchable)
Outro (Clyde Crashcup)
The Alvin Show Closing

The Alvin Show #4 (AVAILABLE ON DVD)
Cold Opening
The Alvin Show Opening
Alvin And The Chipmunks (Ostrich)
Bumper (Ostrich/Hippopotamus)
Music Segment Intro (Elevator)
Music Segment (The Brave Chipmunks)
Clyde Crashcup Intro (Alvin)
Clyde Crashcup (The Baby)
Music Segment (Yankee Doodle)
Outro (Dolly In)
The Alvin Show Closing

The Alvin Show #5 (INCOMPLETE)
Cold Opening (Balloons)
The Alvin Show Opening
Alvin And The Chipmunks (Good Neighbor)
(No bumper)
Music Segment Intro (Archery)
Music Segment (The Little Dog) CURRENTLY MISSING
Clyde Crashcup Intro (Boat)
Clyde Crashcup (Electricity)
Music Segment (Old Mac Donald Cha Cha Cha)
Outro (Clyde Crashcup)
The Alvin Show Closing

The Alvin Show #6 (COMPLETE)
Cold Opening (Bull In A China Shop)
The Alvin Show Opening
Alvin And The Chipmunks (Fancy)
Bumper (Ostrich/Hippopotamus)
Music Segment Intro (Ambulance)
Music Segment (Japanese Banana)
Clyde Crashcup Intro (Lecture)
Clyde Crashcup (Music)
Music Segment (When Johnny Comes Marching Home)
Outro (Dolly In)
The Alvin Show Closing

The Alvin Show #7 (INCOMPLETE)
Cold Opening (Dishes)
The Alvin Show Opening
Alvin And The Chipmunks (Alvin’s Alter Ego)
Bumper (Something)
Music Segment Intro (Elevator)
Music Segment (The Pidgin English Hula) CURRENTLY MISSING
Clyde Crashcup Intro (Alvin)
Clyde Crashcup (The West)
Music Segment (Chipmunk Fun)
Outro (Clyde Crashcup)
The Alvin Show Closing

The Alvin Show #8 (INCOMPLETE)
Cold Opening (Janitor)
The Alvin Show Opening
Alvin And The Chipmunks (Sam Valiant, Real Estate)
Bumper (Something)
Music Segment Intro (Saloon)
Music Segment (Working On The Railroad)
Clyde Crashcup Intro (Lecture)
Clyde Crashcup (The Stove)
Music Segment (Stuck In Arabia) CURRENTLY MISSING
Outro (Dolly In)
The Alvin Show Closing

The Alvin Show #9 (COMPLETE)
Cold Opening (Bull In A China Shop)
The Alvin Show Opening
Alvin And The Chipmunks (Camping Trip)
Bumper (Ostrich/Hippopotamus)
Music Segment Intro (Submarine)
Music Segment (Good Morning Song)
Clyde Crashcup Intro (Lecture)
Clyde Crashcup (Jokes)
Music Segment (I Wish I Had A Horse)
Outro (Dolly In)
The Alvin Show Closing

The Alvin Show #10 (AVAILABLE ON DVD)
Cold Opening (Dishes)
The Alvin Show Opening
Alvin And The Chipmunks (Overworked Alvin)
Bumper (Something)
Music Segment Intro (Ambulance)
Music Segment (Witch Doctor)
Clyde Crashcup Intro (Alvin)
Clyde Crashcup (Flight)
Music Segment (The Chipmunk Song)
Outro (Clyde Crashcup)
The Alvin Show Closing

The Alvin Show #11 (COMPLETE)
Cold Opening (Janitor)
The Alvin Show Opening
Alvin And The Chipmunks (Dude Ranch)
(No bumper)
Music Segment Intro (Saloon)
Music Segment (Home On The Range)
Clyde Crashcup Intro (Lecture)
Clyde Crashcup (First Aid) MISSING AROUND 10 SECONDS, STILL USABLE
Music Segment (Alvin For President)
Outro (Clyde Crashcup)
The Alvin Show Closing

The Alvin Show #12 (COMPLETE)
Cold Opening (Fortune Teller)
The Alvin Show Opening
Alvin And The Chipmunks (Jungle Rhythm)
Bumper (Something)
Music Segment Intro (Ambulance)
Music Segment (Lily Of Laguna)
Clyde Crashcup Intro (Lecture)
Clyde Crashcup (Egypt)
Music Segment (Row Your Boat)
Outro (Dolly In)
The Alvin Show Closing

The Alvin Show #13 (COMPLETE)
Cold Opening (Dishes)
The Alvin Show Opening
Alvin And The Chipmunks (Bentley Van Rolls)
(No bumper)
Music Segment Intro (Elevator)
Music Segment (Swing Low Sweet Chariot)
(No Clyde Crashcup intro)
Clyde Crashcup (Self-Preservation)
Music Segment (Comin’ Thru The Rye)
(No outro)
The Alvin Show Closing

The Alvin Show #14 (COMPLETE)
Cold Opening (Balloons)
The Alvin Show Opening
Alvin And The Chipmunks (Good Manners)
Bumper (Ostrich/Hippopotamus)
Music Segment Intro (Ambulance)
Music Segment (Bicycle Built For Two)
Clyde Crashcup Intro (Alvin)
Clyde Crashcup (Physical Fitness)
Music Segment (Ragtime Cowboy Joe)
(No outro)
The Alvin Show Closing

The Alvin Show #15 (COMPLETE)
Cold Opening (Balloons)
The Alvin Show Opening
Alvin And The Chipmunks (Little League)
(No bumper)
Music Segment Intro (Saloon)
Music Segment (Buffalo Gals)
Clyde Crashcup Intro (Alvin)
Clyde Crashcup (The Chair) VERY LOW QUALITY, BUT WATCHABLE
Music Segment (While Strolling In The Park One Day)
(No outro)
The Alvin Show Closing

The Alvin Show #16 (INCOMPLETE)
Cold Opening (Bull In A China Shop)
The Alvin Show Opening
Alvin And The Chipmunks (Hillbilly Son)
(No bumper)
Music Segment Intro (Submarine)
Music Segment (Spain) CURRENTLY MISSING
Clyde Crashcup Intro (Lecture)
Clyde Crashcup (The Bed) CURRENTLY MISSING
Music Segment (Pop Goes The Weasel)
Outro (Clyde Crashcup)
The Alvin Show Closing

The Alvin Show #17 (COMPLETE)
Cold Opening (Balloons)
The Alvin Show Opening
Alvin And The Chipmunks (Alvin’s Cruise)
Bumper (Ostrich/Hippopotamus)
Music Segment Intro (Archery)
Music Segment (Alvin’s Harmonica)
Clyde Crashcup Intro (Alvin)
Clyde Crashcup (The Telephone)
Music Segment (If You Love Me/Alouette)
Outro (Dolly In)
The Alvin Show Closing

The Alvin Show #18 (COMPLETE)
Cold Opening (Fortune Teller)
The Alvin Show Opening
Alvin And The Chipmunks (Lovesick Dave)
Bumper (Something)
Music Segment Intro (Ambulance)
Music Segment (Coming Round The Mountain)
Clyde Crashcup Intro (Boat)
Clyde Crashcup (The Time Machine) CURRENTLY MISSING
Music Segment (Three Blind-Folded Mice)
Outro (Clyde Crashcup)
The Alvin Show Closing

The Alvin Show #19 (COMPLETE)
Cold Opening (Janitor)
The Alvin Show Opening
Alvin And The Chipmunks (Eagle In Love)
Bumper (Ostrich/Hippopotamus)
Music Segment Intro (Elevator)
Music Segment (Sing A Goofy Song)
Clyde Crashcup Intro (Alvin)
Clyde Crashcup (Do It Yourself) CURRENTLY MISSING
Music Segment (Twinkle Twinkle Little Star)
Outro (Dolly In)
The Alvin Show Closing

The Alvin Show #20 (COMPLETE)
Cold Opening (Bull In A China Shop)
The Alvin Show Opening
Alvin And The Chipmunks (Theodore’s Dog)
Bumper (Something)
Music Segment Intro (Archery)
Music Segment (Clementine)
Clyde Crashcup Intro (Lecture)
Clyde Crashcup (Invents The Shoe)
Music Segment (Maria From Madrid)
Outro (Clyde Crashcup)
The Alvin Show Closing

The Alvin Show #21 (INCOMPLETE)
Cold Opening (Dishes)
The Alvin Show Opening
Alvin And The Chipmunks (Haunted House)
(No bumper)
Music Segment Intro (Saloon)
Music Segment (Whistle While You Work) IN BLACK AND WHITE; HAVE SING ALONG VERSION, LYRICS LIKELY REMOVABLE
Clyde Crashcup Intro (Boat)
Clyde Crashcup (Invents Glass) CURRENTLY MISSING
Music Segment (My Wild Irish Rose)
Outro (Clyde Crashcup)
The Alvin Show Closing

The Alvin Show #22 (INCOMPLETE)
Cold Opening (Balloons)
The Alvin Show Opening
Alvin And The Chipmunks (Alvin’s Studio)
Bumper (Ostrich/Hippopotamus)
Music Segment Intro (Submarine)
Music Segment (Jeannie With The Light Brown Hair)
Clyde Crashcup Intro (Lecture)
Clyde Crashcup (This Is Your Life, Clyde Crashcup) IN BLACK AND WHITE
Music Segment (The Band Played On) CURRENTLY MISSING
Outro (Dolly In)
The Alvin Show Closing

The Alvin Show #23 (INCOMPLETE)
Cold Opening (Fortune Teller)
The Alvin Show Opening
Alvin And The Chipmunks (The Whistler)
Bumper (Something)
Music Segment Intro (Elevator)
Music Segment (The Alvin Twist)
Clyde Crashcup Intro (Alvin)
Clyde Crashcup (The Boat) CURRENTLY MISSING
Music Segment (The Man On The Flying Trapeze)
Outro (Clyde Crashcup)
The Alvin Show Closing

The Alvin Show #24 (INCOMPLETE)
Cold Opening (Janitor)
The Alvin Show Opening
Alvin And The Chipmunks (Sir Alvin)
Bumper (Something)
Music Segment Intro (Archery)
Music Segment (Git Along Little Dogies)
Clyde Crashcup Intro (Boat)
Clyde Crashcup (Crashcupland) CURRENTLY MISSING
Music Segment (Down In The Valley) CURRENTLY MISSING
Outro (Dolly In)
The Alvin Show Closing

The Alvin Show #25 (COMPLETE)
Cold Opening (Bull In A China Shop)
The Alvin Show Opening
Alvin And The Chipmunks (Disc Jockey)
Bumper (Something)
Music Segment Intro (Ambulance)
Music Segment (Funiculi, Funicula)
Clyde Crashcup Intro (Lecture)
Clyde Crashcup (Clyde Crashcup Invents Birthdays)
Music Segment (Polly Wolly Doodle)
Outro (Clyde Crashcup)
The Alvin Show Closing

The Alvin Show #26
Cold Opening (Dishes)
The Alvin Show Opening
Alvin And The Chipmunks (Eagle Music)
Bumper (Something)
Music Segment Intro (Submarine)
Music Segment (On Top Of Old Smokey)
Clyde Crashcup Intro (Boat)
Clyde Crashcup (Self-Defense)
Music Segment (America The Beautiful) CURRENTLY MISSING
Outro (Clyde Crashcup)
The Alvin Show Closing

If anyone has any leads to anything regarding this show, please let me know. This has been my only large project, and I’m hoping to fully complete it some day. If you find anything I already claim to have, I’ll gladly take it; always looking to improve the quality of the stuff I have.

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Were you the same rugratskid over at the Lost Media Wiki? I saw your entry for The Alvin Show.

Sorry, I cannot provide you with more info on this for now.

And I’ve loved every pixel of it.
(Clarissa Darling, Clarissa Explains It All)

You’re so right.
(Kylo Ren, Star Wars: The Force Awakens)

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Swift S. Lawliet said:

Were you the same rugratskid over at the Lost Media Wiki? I saw your entry for The Alvin Show.

Sorry, I cannot provide you with more info on this for now.

Indeed I am the same… also the same Rugratskid on the Spleen 😃

No worries, any type of publicity is good publicity, lol.

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Rugratskid said:

Swift S. Lawliet said:

Were you the same rugratskid over at the Lost Media Wiki? I saw your entry for The Alvin Show.

Sorry, I cannot provide you with more info on this for now.

Indeed I am the same… also the same Rugratskid on the Spleen 😃

No worries, any type of publicity is good publicity, lol.

Yeah.

And I’ve loved every pixel of it.
(Clarissa Darling, Clarissa Explains It All)

You’re so right.
(Kylo Ren, Star Wars: The Force Awakens)

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I have not looked at them for a while but I believe I have every episode on VHS except one. In the mid 90’s one of our local TV stations showed the show early in the morning and I taped them all. I haven’t viewed it in about 15 years. The quality is TV recorded quality. I don’t know if that would help you or not. I have always wanted to burn them to DVD so maybe I can find the time to do that. I would be leery to send the tapes thru the mail in case something happened and they would be gone forever. Feel free to contact me. Good luck!

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mainman1956 said:

I have not looked at them for a while but I believe I have every episode on VHS except one. In the mid 90’s one of our local TV stations showed the show early in the morning and I taped them all. I haven’t viewed it in about 15 years. The quality is TV recorded quality. I don’t know if that would help you or not. I have always wanted to burn them to DVD so maybe I can find the time to do that. I would be leery to send the tapes thru the mail in case something happened and they would be gone forever. Feel free to contact me. Good luck!

That is absolutely a extreme help; sent a PM your way, feel free to take whatever you need to respond.

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Rugratskid said:

mainman1956 said:

I have not looked at them for a while but I believe I have every episode on VHS except one. In the mid 90’s one of our local TV stations showed the show early in the morning and I taped them all. I haven’t viewed it in about 15 years. The quality is TV recorded quality. I don’t know if that would help you or not. I have always wanted to burn them to DVD so maybe I can find the time to do that. I would be leery to send the tapes thru the mail in case something happened and they would be gone forever. Feel free to contact me. Good luck!

That is absolutely a extreme help; sent a PM your way, feel free to take whatever you need to respond.

Love to see the results if it helps.

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Hi Kevin,

My name Is Gerry and I have several Clyde Crashcup videos including First Aid, The Bed, Time Machine, Do It Yourself, Glass, The Ship and a color version of This is Your Life. I have 21 in all and need some that you have. I like your idea of getting ones that you already have because of quality and would like to do the same. I only have Clyde Crashcup videos and they are certainly nowhere near 1080P but they are watchable. The worst ones are watchable and most were copied from VHS copies from broadcast television. If you would exchange mailing addresses I would burn them to DVD and send them to you if you would do the same for me. If you are interested please contact me at geaton@twmi.rr.com. I look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks,
Gerry

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Hello - I have complete versions of most episodes, recorded off WGN Chicago 9 in 1984. These were sourced from unrestored film. Quality is what it is. Let me know if you’re interested.

Thanx!

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