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I'm removing the speculation about the Chipettes as having different ages. It is clear from the cartoon that they are all the same age. They were all born at the same time, from the same litter, and are in the same grade at school. I am also removing references in their character profiles to "She loves so-and-so..." as it does not sound encyclopedic and their dating habits are discussed in the fictional character history section. --The_General_Nikos
- I just thought of a possibility that 4-7 could have been the age range at the beginning of the show. The problem is the fact that neither the Chipmunks or Chipettes were ever explicitly "aged" during the show's run. 126.96.36.199 00:14, 15 March 2007 (UTC)
In one of the 1983 episodes (the first season), Alvin and the Chipmunks stated that they were 8 years old, and then stated that they were nine in one of the 1984 episodes. The Chipettes were around the same age as the Chipmunks, as all six of them were in the same grade at school. Also, their origin episodes make it clear that both sets (Chipmunks and Chipettes) were born in single litters, or in human terms, as triplets. It makes no sense to list them as being years apart in their respective ages. --The_General_Nikos
Actually, I think they should be different ages. I mean, there is NO WAY Simon is the same age as Theo!!! Alvin seems to be about seven in the cartoons, so Simon's probably eight and Theo's probably around five. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Thegreatandpowerfulsimonseville (talk • contribs) 21:16, 20 February 2008 (UTC)
You're wrong. The documentary evidence is against you. For a self-proclaimed expert, you sure don't know your stuff.--The_General_Nikos
- Thanks for clearing that up. WAVY 10 18:33, 14 May 2007
He cleared up nothing. On the contrary, he muddied things up.--The_General_Nikos
Just doin' my job, dude! Your welcome, and if anyone else has any questions about the chipettes and the chipmunks, I'd be glad to answer! -thegreatandpowerfulsimonseville —Preceding unsigned comment added by Thegreatandpowerfulsimonseville (talk • contribs) 20:32, 17 March 2008 (UTC)
So your job is to spout inaccuracies? You're wrong, as has been proven below.--The_General_Nikos
All the Chipmunks and the Chipettes are 8. Alvin was born first, then Simon 5 minutes later, and finally Theodore. The same goes for the Chipettes, although the differences in age are unknown. Remember, do not be fooled by their maturity. The most mature and/or most responsible isn't always the oldest. 188.8.131.52 (talk) 01:52, 25 March 2009 (UTC)
just trying to clear some stuff up, there is a lot of confusion on the age of the chipmunks and chipettes. they were all born in single litters but which one was born first is often misunderstood by their hieghts. Although Simon is the tallest, he is actually younger than Alvin. In the episode "Grounded Chipmunk" Alvin says he was never alone before, except for the first 2 minutes before Simon was born. And Brittany is the oldest chipette, in the episode "May the best chipmunk win" she calls Jeanette her little sister. Theodore and Elanor are both the youngest.- Nikki —Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 21:17, 10 May 2009 (UTC)
I was just wondering if anybody knew which set was born first, the chipmunks or chipettes?
Ummm... In the episode, "Bigger", Simon reffers to the group as a "bunch of 8-year-olds", and as they are in the same grade as the Chipettes... I'm going by that. ;)
It's true that the characters: Alvin and the Chipmunks are all Americans, and most everybody knows that. --PJ Pete
Both the Chipmunks and the Chipettes are now Americans, but according to their origin episode, the Chipettes were born in Australia. --The_General_Nikos
- I thought the episode revealing that fact was around 1985 (probably early 3rd season). WAVY 10 18:33, 14 May 2007 (UTC)
Yes, the Chipettes origin episode aired on 11/2/1985. Their first appearance was in the first episode of the Chipmunks cartoon on 9/17/1983. --The_General_Nikos
What I don't understand is that in the new movie, Alvin and the Chimpmunks, The Squeakual, they are teenages!!! This is comfusing to me. Please help. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 22:27, 18 January 2010 (UTC)
I took out the ridiculous references to the Chipettes being "fictional princesses" just because they were dressed in harem outfits at one point by one of their human captors. I also took out the crazy references to the Chipettes being chosen by Roger Rabbit to catch a kitten or some crazy crap like that. Probably just vandalism, but if not, fan fiction stuff doesn't belong on wikipedia. --The_General_Nikos
Now somehow the Alvin and the chipmunks TV Sersie article has been changed into forgin words-unamed user 15:07 30 December 2009 —Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 22:07, 31 December 2009 (UTC)
The Chipettes Are Like The Kanker Sisters From Ed, Edd N Eddy. 22.214.171.124 00:33, 4 July 2007 (UTC)
Sort of, but it'd be the other way around since the Chipettes came first. The Powerpuff Girls are also sort of similar to the Chipettes, don't you think? --The_General_NIkos
Yeah, Maybe. 126.96.36.199 02:39, 9 July 2007 (UTC)
Foreign Language Versions
Is it necessary to name the voice actresses for the Japanese version of the Chipmunk Adventure? What about other foreign language versions?
Apparent Sexual Dimorphism
I'm reinserting my assertions concerning the evident sexual dimorphism in the species in light of the following:
The Chipettes have used suntan lotion in at least one episode of the cartoon series, indicating that their skin is indeed relatively bare (as in humans).
When the Chipettes' midriffs are exposed, their navels are quite visible, while those of the boys are not (they are apparently obscured, as in other fur-bearing mammals).
The Chipmunks navels are visible, they're just never exposed; except once, during "The Chipmunk Adventure" when they are captured by the tribe of primitives.
And finally, the girls have human-like hair on their heads which grows in a variety of colors (brown on Jeanette, auburn on Brittany, and blonde on Eleanor and Charlene), unlike the boys, who have tufts of fur on their heads the exact same color as that which grows on their bodies.
It is obvious that the appearance of males and females differs significantly enough in the Chipmunk species to warrant some discussion. --The_General_Nikos
The article currently lists as one of the Chipettes' singles "I Don't Want To Be Alone For Christmas (Unless I'm Alone With You)" (actually performed by James Ingram). No source is provided for this, and it sounds like it could be vandalism. All other mentions of the Chipettes' voice performers in this article refer to them being performed by women. Why would they use a male vocalist for a Chipettes song? --Metropolitan90 (talk) 07:31, 27 December 2009 (UTC)
James Ingram does the actual singing. The Chipmunks and Chipettes have only "speaking parts" on the single. See for yourself: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFp3dyVRUnI --The_General_Nikos —Preceding undated comment added 01:27, 29 December 2009 (UTC).
- I understand now. However, the entry is still confusing. It should be indicated that the artist credit of the single is "Alvin & the Chipmunks featuring James Ingram" and that the Chipettes' appearance is limited to a cameo speaking part. This way, it won't read as though they hired Ingram to voice the Chipettes on this song. --Metropolitan90 (talk) 07:28, 29 December 2009 (UTC)
About that "Call Me Maybe" "cover"
I'm getting tired of constantly removing this. I'm not the only person out there that has pointed out this is fake. It's just the original singer's voice modified with audacity or other audio-editing programs. How do I know this beyond others saying it? I have audacity on my computer, and modified the original version; it sounded exactly like the "cover" by The Chipettes that is out there.
I should point out that this is far from the only fake "cover" out there; you can look up about any song on YouTube and find it "performed" by The Chipmunks or Chipettes. Some that are obviously fakes, like "Call Me Maybe", "Girlfriend" (Avril Lavigne, not a clean version), "City" (Hollywood Undead, not a clean version) and "Fuckin' Perfect" (Pink, again not a clean version), to name a few. Beyond common sense (consider The Chipmunks and Chipettes are characters from a franchise for children), if you raise the pitch of the original versions of these songs ("Call Me Maybe" included), you'll get the same result as those on YouTube that resemble their voices. I could easily list all the fake "covers" out there if someone asked me to. Another good example is Chipmunked versions of about any Linkin Park song on youtube. I can tell the difference between any real and any fake cover out there, some more than others.
Anyway, now that my rant is over, the point I am trying to make is that I think that this page needs to be protected so this won't be added again constantly. So if someone could semi-protect this page, it would be appreciated. Normally I don't have a problem reverting edits like this, but I just had wisdom teeth taken out a few days ago, so I don't want to put up with this right now.--BarrettM82 Contact 17:06, 8 June 2013 (UTC)