I took my kids to the dollar movie this morning. They were showing the new (to me) Alvin and the Chipmunks movie. I used to watch Alvin and the Chipmunks when I was a kid. I loved the show and got a kick out of the songs. Although I never could figure out why Simon and Theodore would continue to follow Alvin's plans after he had led them into trouble time and again.
But anyway, the one episode I really remember from my childhood was when the Chipmunks flew to Germany with Dave to do a concert and Alvin had a dream about the Berlin wall being torn down. They sang a song "Let the wall come down, tumble to the ground." When they landed, Alvin found out it wasn't a dream or something like that. It is so odd the things I remember from when I was a kid. I am sure some psychiatrist could write volumes!
Anyway, the whole point of this blog is that I actually really enjoyed the movie - so did my boys- and it was fun because it brought back memories. The only thing that I didn't like is that the chipmunks used to sing songs that were actually about something. With the exception of their Christmas song, which was a nod to the old days, the songs in the new movie were junk, kind of like most pop music today. I guess I shouldn't be surprised.