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Double Trouble (Alvinnn!!! and the Chipmunks)

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Double Trouble
Double Trouble Alvin and the Chipmunks.jpg
This episode is Double the Trouble.
Series: Alvinnn ! and the Chipmunks
Part of Season: 2
Episode Number: 10a
Air Date: August 9, 2016
Writer: Janice Karman
Michael Bagdasarian
Previous episode: Switch Witch
Next episode: Liar Liar


Double Trouble is the first half of the tenth episode of Season 2 of Alvinnn!!! and the Chipmunks.

Plot

Alvin sneaks into Simon's lab and accidentally clones himself.

Why It's Double the Trouble

  1. It's a 12-minute torture episode for Alvin. As after he ends up accidently creating a duplicate of himself in Simon's lab, it starts causing havoc around the house and blaming Alvin for them, so he ends up getting punished for his mistakes.
    • On top of being mean-spirited, the plot of the episode is also quite unoriginal when you really think about it. As it uses the "character does bad things and blames the heroes for them" which has already been used before in episodes like Everyone Knows It's Bendy from Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends and A Pal for Gary from Spongebob Squarepants. And those episodes were not good to say the least, which therefore proves that this trope isn't just overused, but it's also never even been a good one in the first place.
  2. Dave is very unlikable in this episode and completly at his worst by not letting Alvin explain what's going on by telling him he can't leave his room. To make matters worse, this went as far as barricading the windows!
  3. Plot hole: If Alvin wasn't allowed to leave his room, then how could he have gone to the living room?
  4. Unpoppable bubbles, despite sounding like a good idea on paper, could still lead to massive consequences. Because due to them being unpoppable, they would inevitably end up engulfing large areas in them if too many are made.
  5. Atrocious ending: Alvin promises not to be trouble anymore but he hypocritically pushes the button causing the whole house to be filled with unpoppable bubbles. It also has the "it was all a dream" cliche, which makes the whole 12 minutes of torturing Alvin pointless.
  6. Dave NEVER gets any punishment for his actions.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. Despite the idea of ending an episode with the "it was all a dream" cliche is not a good idea for obvious reasons, it does at least show that most of the episode is non-canon.
  2. Alvin was slightly likable in this episode, although he's still not great due to the aforementioned ending.

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