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Goofs from Alvin and the Chipmunks

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  • (at around 30 mins) The "coloring" that the chipmunks did on Dave's presentation posters depicted Simon with glasses. But the drawings were done before it was discovered that he needed glasses.
  • (at around 11 mins) When Dave is lying on the couch watching television, two large jars can be seen on the counter top behind him. When he gets up moments later to investigate the noises in the kitchen, the jar with the white lid is no longer there.
  • (at around 1h 5 mins) When Ian takes Simon's glasses away and gives him new ones, Simon has the old glasses in the following montage.
  • (at around 23 mins) The morning Dave gets up and finds the chipmunks making toaster waffles, he finds a stack under the rug. He picks them up and they are drenched in syrup. From there he goes to sing his song and never washes his hands but his hands are clean when he starts playing the piano.
  • (at around 10 mins) When Dave throws the basket of muffins in the metal trash can, one of the trash can handles is clearly visible as the camera zooms out. Moments later the camera zooms back in on the trash can and the handle cannot be seen.
  • (at around 12 mins) When Dave is discovering the chipmunks, the bowl in the middle (while upside down) changes position between camera shots.
  • (at around 1h 3 mins) When Alvin is playing with the toy rockets, he throws a few of them in one shot and the launcher is empty. In the next shot there is a fresh trio of rockets.
  • (at around 43 mins) You can see a poster on a record store with the chipmunks wearing their sweaters before Dave makes them.
  • (at around 18 mins) The position of Dave's music equipment when he is retrieving it out of the rain is different from the position it landed when he threw it outside.
  • (at around 9 mins) In the lobby, when the chipmunks climb out of the tree, they run past a girl in a pink top twice.
  • (at around 38 mins) After Dave loses his job he writes a letter explaining that things aren't working out, and prepares a box for the chipmunks. He closes the box and pokes five random holes in the top. Moments later he changes his mind, and goes to the closet to put the box away on a high shelf. As he lifts it, you can clearly see seven neatly spaced holes.
  • (at around 11 mins) In the kitchen cupboard scene, Theodore chews a large hole in a box of Lucky Charms and eats some of the cereal. Seconds later Alvin dumps the bag of cheese balls on Theodore and the Lucky Charms box can be seen again without a hole chewed in it.
  • (at around 3 mins) When Dave is late for work and almost forgets his pants, his old Pro Stereo skateboard is against the wall to the left of the front door. When he returns from his meeting, the board is to the right of the door and leaning in the corner.
  • (at around 1h 5 mins) When the Chipmunks go on tour and cities are listed, it says, "Phoenix, NV," not, "Phoenix, AZ," when it was clear from the map that they were in Phoenix, Arizona.
  • (at around 56 mins) During the premiere party Simon says if he continues to eat he will go into insulin shock. Insulin shock occurs when a diabetic does not eat for an extended period of time. Given that there is never any other indication that Simon is diabetic (in fact he'd never survive in the wild if he was), he probably said it simply because it "sounds cool", without really understanding what he was saying.
  • (at around 54 mins) When Claire is taking pictures of the Chipmunks at the party you can see a flash go off directly at them, even though Claire's camera doesn't have a flash attached. However, the Chipmunks are being flashed at every few seconds throughout the scene, even before Claire comes to their table, and after she leaves as well. It's obvious that all those flashes come from the other cameras nearby, not from Claire's.
  • (at around 33 mins) When Dave runs out of his home to get dinner for his date with Claire the time is 6:30 pm but it is still daylight. The movie occurs shortly before Christmas and at that time of year it would be dark at 6:30 pm.
  • (at around 11 mins) When Alvin opens the cupboard, there is a bag of Utz brand cheese balls. Utz brand is only distributed on the east coast. However, many specialty stores in California carry Utz items that they special order and have shipped.
  • (at around 22 mins) When Simon attempts to catch the toaster waffles, two are seen flying through the air, but only one lands.
  • (at around 1h 24 mins) As Dave's car drives away with the Chipmunks getting to drive, beep the horn and work the wipers, the sound for the wipers can be heard, but the wipers aren't visible through the windows.
  • (at around 55 mins) Ian tells Dave the Alvin doll speaks Spanish, but it is speaking Japanese. The doll says "Konbanwa. Watashi wa Alvin desu." which means "Good evening, I am Alvin".
  • (at around 1h 16 mins) In the dressing room scene before their world tour concert. you can see Uncle Ian in the mirror but when Alvin turns around, Uncle Ian is not in the reflection.
  • (at around 1h 20 mins) When Ian lowers the curtain during the concert he pulls the rope down. This curtain system actually requires the operator to push the rope upwards to lower the curtain (counterweight system).
  • (at around 1h 4 mins) Ian says the Chipmunks are going on a tour "coast to coast in 5 days". However, the schedule shown during the montage shows at least six cities, starting with Los Angeles, CA - July 4th, and ending with Austin, TX - July 28th.
  • (at around 10 mins) When Dave throws the muffins away, the garbage bag partly falls in. It is fixed in the next shot.
  • (at around 10 mins) Just before throwing out his keyboard, Dave takes off his jacket and drops it in an egg crate in his bedroom. It is gone when he gets back.
  • (at around 54 mins) When Claire is taking pictures of the Chipmunks at the party you can see Dave's hand reflected in the lens but not the Chipmunks.
  • (at around 23 mins) Dave takes the glasses from a Santa doll and puts them on Simon. It is unlikely that a Santa doll's glasses would have prescription lenses, much less prescription lenses that are the exact prescription Simon's eyes need.
  • During the final performance, there is a shot of the backup singers squatting with their microphones before Simon the lowers microphones.
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