Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Celebrity Toons: Mr. T meets Alvin & the Chipmunks (1983)

NBC got Alvin & the Chipmunks off to a fast start by having another of their stars pay Alvin, Simon, & Theodore a visit in their opener. The network figured that the best way to promote the debut of Mr. T later that morning was to have the big fella make his toon debut on Alvin, coming to the aid of the boys when bullies steal a gold watch Alvin brought in for show & tell.

Edit, 4/22/18: It's back, coupled with the debut of "The Chipettes":

Ruby-Spears obtained licenses for both Mr. T & Alvin, but would lose the Chipmunk license to rival DIC a few years later. NBC would lose the Chipmunks altogether, as the series later moved to Fox to finish its run, albeit under a new title. But that's another story for another time.

Rating: A.


ImmatureEntrepreneur.com said...

OMG, I forgot all about this! How cool. I'll have to go back and watch the vid later. Mr. T would pity those little Chipmunks all over the place.


hobbyfan said...

I'm not so sure about that. These days, If Mr. T met the Chipmunks, they'd make a trade. He'd give them Bibles in exchange for CD's.