publication date: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 (part of Fall 2019)

category: Cartoons

clue: This stage performer and singer-songwriter made a novelty record so popular that he spent the rest of his career yelling the name Alvin.

explanation: Bagdasarian, known by the stage name David Saville in the Chipmunk products, recorded "The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)" in 1958, which introduced Alvin and the Chipmunks. He recorded more songs as the Chipmunks and starred in a TV cartoon. more…

intended difficulty: medium

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Matthew Preston, and Erik Bates

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