For some reason Alvin and the Chipmunks was being recorded by my DVR when I got home yesterday. I hadn't set it to record and my DVR isn't like TiVo, which will record anything it thinks you'd be interested in watching. (Well that is if TiVo thinks-- mysterious!) Seeing the Chipmunks on the screen brought back a lot of childhood memories of watching their cartoons. I hadn't seen them in a number of years and most interesting to me is how I sat down and watched ten minutes of the movie just because I was trying to figure out exactly what the Chipmunks were wearing.
Who decided they should wear turtleneck dresses? Were the animators so lazy that they didn't want to draw anything more than a face, hands and feet? I was thinking how silly the Chipmunks looked in their attire. I thought back to past fashion but couldn't think of ever once seeing a turtleneck dress. I laughed a little imagining someone like Alexander McQueen putting that on a runway and getting away with it.
I brushed all of these thoughts aside when I changed the channel. The Chipmunks wardrobe would have gone totally unmentioned today if I had not happened upon something called The Slanket, a giant fleece blanket with sleeves, which looks uncannily like one of Alvin, Simon and Theodore's turtleneck dresses.
If you've ever wanted to be a little more like The Chipmunks, well now you can.