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This is Alvin Seville and Guitarist Dennis talking about, or "discussing" A Chipmunk Christmas.

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  • Alvin: This is Alvin Seville.
  • Denny: And I'm Dennis.
  • Alvin: I'm actually Larry the Cucumber, but I play the role of Alvin.
  • Denny: And I'm actually Bob the Tomato, but I play the role of Guitarist Dennis.
  • Alvin: We're here to talk about background for the first Alvin and the Chipmunks TV special, "A Chipmunk Christmas". You remember in reality, when we were filming Josh and the Big Wall! They built a miniature set out of clay and used a teeny, tiny camera to make that enormous wall look like a giant. (dissolve to The Chipmunks singing The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything) This set right here, this was actually The Catherine Palace ballroom.
  • Denny: We tried finding a location like that in Fresno, but we failed. They were using it, for, I believe, "Jurassic Park?"
  • Alvin: Think so. We went out and bought some posters of the Chipmunks at a Wal-Mart. You remember that day when you asked what Bible story we were gonna do, because following most Larry-Boy episodes would be a story from the Bible, so I had this bright idea of doing an Alvin - that's me - and the Chipmunks thing, and you remarked (mimicking Denny) "Alvin and the Chipmunks is not a Bible story, but a music group that started in 1958".
  • Denny: Well, you; Mr. Nezzer and Jean-Claude suggested the idea.
  • (dissolve to Alvin giving a speech to the people at the recreation center)
  • Denny: Good thing I played the guitar or we couldn't have made this. Did you see the woodblock you got to carry around, in your Lanny outfit?
  • Alvin: Yeah, I think you did. But this kind of reminds me of when you were in the hospital, by the time you got your phobia of rodents like me...
  • Denny: Alvin? Why would you say something like that? Besides you're a cucumber!
  • Alvin: You were in the waiting room, and you were reading a Larry-Boy comic book. Whatever they said, it wasn't my fault! My computer fell asleep. It was a very old computer.
  • Denny: Isn't that the old model we had for Qwerty?
  • Alvin: Yeah, I think it was. As I was saying, my computer that was very old, fell asleep, so I had to sell it to a man.
  • (dissolve to the Teenage Elf song)
  • Denny: You remember, a while back, when another company was doing "MacLarry in: Pompous Strikes Back!"; there was a scene that involved a bunch of properties flying out of MacLarry's hut. Even the man you talked about, hated living there. He hated wearing that old tattered jacket you wore. Not because it was demeaning, but also, it was really itchy and hot in there under the studio lights.
  • Alvin: I do remember that. All of it was filmed live. That wasn't scripted. He just said that, he was speaking the truth; as MacLarry actually had to toss him out to three relentless men, who got fired for disobeying Chog Norrius, MacLarry's dad's orders.
  • Denny: That scene with MacLarry throwing out the three relentless men, and a few of his own property, at 2:30 in the morning almost crashed their entire render farm.
  • Alvin: And me, Theodore, and Simon were actually in the audience, and we had no idea what was going on.
  • Denny: And Simon was supposed to do the narrating! But since there issues in the contracts, and since he showed up late in the game, the narrator was Duck Dynasty's Si Robertson!
  • Alvin: Which I'm sure Chog Norrius was Scottish.
  • Denny: Wasn't everybody Scottish, and Roman?
  • Alvin: Yeah. Everybody was Scottish, and Roman.
  • Denny: Because it's Scotland, and Rome!
  • Alvin: I died laughing when Pompous came out of a pile of leaves, when his soldiers alerted him about what MacLarry did to those three poor men.
  • Denny: I heard a rumor that Simon played the angel who told MacLarry to speak with God.
  • Alvin: I also said they used a stick to hold up the halo, making him look like he's handmade. He was in it for only a second; and then they said: "Bye! You could've got more screen time! He's only a one-off!"
  • Denny: I hope they reuse his model in a much later production, starring you, Theo, and Simon. That one's about the three of you going on an adventure to save a quadrant from, and with the help of a few friends; help escape a mean boss.
  • Alvin: I don't think you'd be in it. I know it doesn't have a countertop, but it's more of a "Princess Bride"-type setup, in where a grouchy next-door neighbor of mine, was working at a restaurant in England, and I was trying to tell the employees a little tale about something that happened in my past, and they weren't all that interested.
  • (dissolve to Alvin fooling around as Philip and Reggie laugh)
  • Denny: Do you find it odd that you got plenty of bathroom line stories? One of them is when you, David Seville, which is Archibald Asparagus, Theodore, which is Mr. Lunt and Simon, which is Pa Grape had to go see that new movie, The Road to El Dorado. That was a pretty good movie.
  • Alvin: I never saw it because I was waiting in line for the bathroom the whole time!
  • Denny: That was awful. You missed out. You were stuck in there because people kept cutting in front of you. When you got very mad, they sent you to security for a while. When you got out, the movie was over.
  • Alvin: And I didn't get a chance to go to the bathroom either! I had to hold it 'till I got home. It was very rough.
  • Denny: Oh my. (dissolve to Alvin singing This is Rather Eerie) Oh, this is so sweet. When he sings like that.... Like a little Michael Jackson, when he was young and happy. (silent for five seconds until the next scene)
  • (dissolve to Theodore and Simon interviewing Merry Larry)
  • Alvin: Remember when casting for Merry Larry took months?
  • Denny: Yeah. Along with Pa Grape and Mr. Lunt, I held auditions, so that men from all over the world could try out for your elf ego. First there was The Giant Pickle, then Scooter, then Mr. Nezzer, even a penguin tried out! Then, they landed the role onto you. Since you play both Alvin, and Merry Larry. More than 15 men signed up to try out! That included you, Larry.
  • Alvin: You remember when I had to go into the green room and do an interpretive dance for being Head Elf of the Elf Village.
  • Denny: That was pretty much wonderful.
  • Alvin: We had to cut out a whole movie that was similar to this. The name couldn't be said, so kids wouldn't look it up and go: "Mommy, what is this movie about? Why is she wearing a top hat? Why is there a monster torturing people? How come he's so emotional? Tell me why is the woman's boyfriend the villain of this film?"
  • Denny: Good thinking, Mr. Alvin. Thinking that the name cannot be said, made it far more believable.
  • Alvin: I think the guy who made that unknown movie pretty much owns a top hat factory. He sends me free samples, and that was when I had to fix someone's roof the whole time. Besides, I'm pretty sure both Simon and Theodore weren't exactly Jewish or Hispanic.
  • (dissolve to Merry Larry reciting the "Spirit of Christmas" poem) 
  • Denny: Oh this is so sweet. This poem he's reciting reminds me of "The Tell-Tale Heart".
  • Alvin: It was amazing that guy could learn a lot of lessons to that.
  • Denny: Speaking of lessons, here comes the lesson for the show. It's kinda like Madame Blueberry, but a little deeper and takes into a different direction.
  • Alvin: I think the lesson was a mix of, Madame Blueberry, and King George and the Ducky, cause it was about being selfish.
  • Denny: From what I can remember, Scallion #1 was originally going to play the Chipmunks' manager David Seville, but Archibald begged and pleaded enough to make me give him the role.
  • Alvin: I've been to his house once! That was the time I had to borrow his vacuum cleaner, and he had pictures of rodents being adopted by songwriters!
  • Denny: I don't hardly remember that one time. (dissolve to Merry Larry singing Let it Go) This is something good for Frozen fans!
  • Alvin: Ooh, that was a great movie!
  • Denny: Oh it sure was. I know right.
  • Alvin: Looks more like they're trying to crown me as King of Arendelle. Clever way to remind yourself of when you're selfish.
  • Denny: That's correct. We live by the values we put on our videos.
  • Alvin: Which is almost as good as a prophet telling you a story - with the aid of a beautiful flannelgraph.
  • Alvin and Denny: Oooooh, flannelgraph!
  • (Dissolve to Merry Larry and the Chipmunks singing with Trevor)
  • Denny: Any particular reason why they keep making the three of you shorter in certain shots? Did they just amputate the bottom of your stalks and vines?
  • Alvin: No they used cummerbunds. I think they tied it on the wrong way. I remember from when they were shooting in Fresno, Mr. Lunt's character, had so many Gatorades that day.
  • Denny: Then we had to get on a few helicopters, and then a few dogsleds, and by the time we started shooting, I think part of it was left over.
  • (dissolve to Woody dancing to 70's music)
  • Alvin: For the show, I got to play the harmonica, and the electric guitar.
  • Denny: I remember when this happened to me. I think we got a clever start to introducing a bunch of characters. We did correct the yellow in our eyes on the next one. Stay tuned for that one! We're starting production tomorrow, I think.
  • (fade to black)
  • Alvin: That was great, everybody. This is Alvin.
  • Denny: And Guitarist Dennis signing off!
  • Alvin: Goodnight!

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