Alvin & the Chipmunks

Season 1 Episode 25

May the Best Chipmunk Win

Aired Saturday 10:30 AM Dec 10, 1983 on NBC
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May the Best Chipmunk Win
The Chipettes move to the Chipmunks school and Alvin and Brittany run against each other for School President. Both will stop at nothing to win, but when the polls are revealed they discover that Jeanette has the deciding vote.

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Nancy Cartwright

Nancy Cartwright

Additional Voices

Tress MacNeille

Tress MacNeille

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Frank Welker

Frank Welker

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Dody Goodman

Dody Goodman

Miss Beatrice Miller (1986-1990)

Ross Bagdasarian, Jr.

Ross Bagdasarian, Jr.

Alvin / Simon / David Seville

Janice Karman

Janice Karman

Theodore / Brittany / Jeanette / Eleanor

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (13)

    • Alvin: (serves Jeanette her lunch tray) Hungry on Election Day? Sure you are. Ya like avocados? How about some potato salad and some orange juice? It's on me!
      Brittany: Jeanette!
      (she walks up to her sister)
      Brittany: Don't ruin your appetite... on this slop! Why don't we dine together? Just sister to sister.
      (she and Jeanette take a seat)
      Brittany: Sparkling apple juice?
      (Eleanor pours a glass of said beverage for Jeanette)
      Jeanette: I don't know what to do.
      Alvin: (zips up to her) Beautiful music for a beautiful person.
      (Simon and Theodore play romantic music on their violins)
      Jeanette: I think the best thing for me to do is not vote.
      Brittany: Over my dead body!

    • (after Brittany's sad song, Eleanor, who had heard a knock on the door, opens the door)
      Eleanor: It's Alvin! And he's brought the whole school!
      Brittany: (still crying) What does he want?
      (Alvin walks up to her)
      Alvin: Hi, Brittany. I thought we could celebrate together: My victory party, and the Chipettes' welcoming party.
      Brittany: Welcoming party?! (wipes away her tears, all better now) Well, okay.

    • Eleanor: (enters with the latest poll results) Hey, Madame President!
      Brittany: What are you talking about?
      Eleanor: (shows Brittany the results) You and Alvin are tied for president! And guess who has the deciding vote. Jeanette!
      (Jeanette thinks)
      Jeanette: Gee. I wonder who to vote for?
      Brittany: What?!
      (she walks up to her little sister and kneels down before her)
      Brittany: (sweetly) Jeanette, sweetheart. You know that dress of mine you've always liked? It's yours.

    • (Brittany receives a delivery of flowers)
      Brittany: Oh, how lovely! They must be for me!
      Jeanette: (reads the card) The card says: "Jeanette".
      Brittany: They obviously mispelled my name. Read me the card.
      Jeanette: (reads card) "Dear, Dear Jeanette, Hope you are feeling well on Election Day. Signed: Your dearest friend and buddy, Alvin." How sweet!
      Brittany: (furiously whacks her sister with the bouquet to a chair) Sweet, my butt! He's up to something!

    • (after the Chipettes' campaign rally is a sweet success, much to Alvin's dismay)
      Brittany: Alvin! I took your advice about thinking big!
      Alvin: I didn't mean this big!
      Brittany: I can't wait to meet my opponent.
      Simon: That can be arranged.
      Alvin: (holds out his hand) Pleased to meet you.
      (shocked, Brittany jumps and gasps)
      Brittany: You?! I didn't know!
      Alvin: Now, don't let that stop you. Go for it! (to Simon) Poor kid. She doesn't have a chance!

    • (Brittany runs to the principal's office, while her little sisters follow her)
      Eleanor: Slow down, Brittany!
      Jeanette: What got into her?!
      (they enter the office, where Brittany receives a sign-up sheet)
      Brittany: I'd like to run for School President.
      Jeanette and Eleanor: School President?!!
      Brittany: (signs in) After I'm elected, we'll have a big victory party!
      (she hands the principal her sheet, and is excited)
      Brittany: Oh! I'll be so popular! I just can't wait!
      (she and the other Chipettes exit the office)
      Jeanette: But you don't know anything about the school, or the issues, or...
      Brittany: Stop being so naive, Jeanette! Elections are simply popularity contests. Let's see. We'll start with a campaign rally tomorrow...

    • Alvin: (to Brittany, during lunch) I know it's tough moving to a new school. But you'll make new friends.
      Brittany: Easy for you to say. Everybody knows you.
      Alvin: Well, ya don't get popular moping around. You've got to take the bull by the horn. Circulate! Think big!
      Brittany: (sees a sign about the election behind Alvin) Think big, huh?
      Alvin: The bigger, the better!

    • Simon: (wipes his glasses while speaking to Jeanette, during lunch) There's a lecture on micro-organisms you'll love.
      Jeanette: (wipes her own glasses) The one by Dr. Leonard?
      Simon: Exactly!

    • Theodore: (to Eleanor, at lunchtime) Remember, bring your own lunch on Tuesdays and Thursdays. That's when they have stick-fish.
      (Eleanor blows a raspberry in disgust and agreement)

    • Alvin: I can't tell you how surprised I am to be elected School President! Words cannot describe the honor and privelege I feel at this moment. (to his little brothers) Do I sound too cocky?
      Simon: Oh, no. You're dripping with sincerity.
      Theodore: But, Alvin, the election's not 'til next week. How do you know you'll win?
      Alvin: Are you kidding? I'm up to date on all the issues, everyone loves me, and I'm just oozing with leadership!
      Simon: And no one's running against you.
      Alvin: I rest my case.

    • Brittany: Now remember, Jeanette, you should vote for the best person for the job, whoever she may be.
      Jeanette: Ohh...
      (she enters the voting booth)
      Alvin: I don't have a chance.
      Brittany: Alvin, I'd like to think we'll both take this well, no matter what the results. We're both mature.
      (Jeanette comes out of the booth)
      Jeanette: Congratulations.
      Brittany: (so excited, she hugs her little sister) OH! Thank you! Thank you!
      (Jeanette walks up to and shakes hands with...)
      Jeanette: Alvin.
      Alvin: (surprised) ME?!
      Brittany: WHAT?!! Are you joking?!
      Alvin: Brittany, what happened to "mature"?
      Brittany: Stay out of this, Alvin!
      (she falls to the floor)
      Brittany: Go ahead! Walk all over me, Jeanette! (starts crying) My life's over!

    • Teacher: Now, class, before we get started, I want you all to meet 3 new classmates.
      (she opens the door, and inside come, to the surprise of the Chipmunks, the Chipettes!)
      Alvin: Brittany!
      Simon: Jeanette!
      Theodore: Eleanor!
      (they run up to the Chipettes and greet them)
      Jeanette and Eleanor: Hi, boys!
      (the Chipmunks guide the Chipettes to their desks)
      Alvin: (to Brittany) You'll love it here. We'll show you around during lunch.

    • Brittany: (after losing the election to Alvin by only 1 vote: Jeanette's) Some victory party!
      (she starts to cry)
      Jeanette: I just thought you were running for the wrong reasons. Alvin was more qualified.
      (Brittany cries again)
      Jeanette and Eleanor: Oh, don't cry, Brittany!
      (a song comes on)
      Brittany: It's my party, and I'll cry if I want to.
      Cry if I want to.
      Cry if I want to.
      You would cry, too, if it happened to you. (cries)
      Who would believe how I lost the big vote?
      And now I don't have any friends.
      My little sister, Jeanette,
      has brought my life to an end!
      All: It's my party, and I'll cry if I want to.
      Cry if I want to.
      Cry if I want to.
      You would cry, too, if it happened to you.
      (Brittany cries again, while Alvin and the others watch from outside)
      Brittany: There I was, on the verge of success.
      The world laid out at my feet.
      But when my sis cast her vote,
      She guaranteed my defeat!
      All: It's my party, and I'll cry if I want to.
      Cry if I want to.
      Cry if I want to.
      You would cry, too, if it happened to you.
      (knock on door)
      Eleanor: I'll get it!

  • NOTES (1)

    • Key Songs: "It's My Party", originally performed by Lesley Gore, and "Celebration", originally performed by Kool and the Gang.