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Dreamlighting is an episode of The Chipmunks series.


After Alvin has to go to basketball on one of their dates, Brittany watches Dreamlighting and dreams herself in the show. Brittany is an ex-model named Bratty Hayes, who is annoyed at having to work under David Alvinson, a slob who drinks root beer and obsesses over basketball. She thinks the only thing holding the detective business together is the nerdy secretary Ms. Dapest. By chance, Bratty meets a charming man named Simon le Simon, a perfume magnate. Simon's wealth and fashionable ways are the opposite of David Alvinson's, and she starts dating him.

Jealous, David Alvinson investigates Simon le Simon. He learns that Simon is an international smuggler who has used of his ex-wives as pigeons, as evidence by the fact they are all now in jail for smuggling. David figures Bratty may be next on the list. He goes to see "The Nose," an expert perfumist who had once worked for Simon, but was fired after he had a falling out with his ex-employer. "The Nose" reveals that in concocting one their new perfume lines, he accidentally duplicated a secret military rocket fuel that if dropped, would be highly explosive! The Nose wished to tell the military about this, but Simon Le Simon fired him for not keeping it secret.

David Alvinson's hunch prove correct, but Bratty will not listen to him, having accepted Simon's offer of marriage. The wedding is to take place after the filming of a perfume commercial, after which Bratty and Simon will celebrate their honeymoon by hot air balloon. David figures that the balloon trip is a chance for Simon to flee the country. David interrupts the perfume commercial with models dressed in root beer bottle costumes, but Simon has already untied the balloon and has taken Bratty hostage. David Alvinson uses a basketball to "make a basket in the basket of the hot air balloon", knocking out Simon Le Simon, then climbing the balloon's ropes to rescue Bratty.

After she wakes up, Alvin came saying that his basketball practice was lousy and he was about to watch a basketball game, when Brittany got mad and threw a pillow on him, so he changes his mind, saying he was kidding.




  • This is the first episode produced by Murakami-Wolf-Swenson.
  • Due to a major storm at the Korean studio which flooded the building, Ross Bagdasarian offered NBC the un-aired syndicated shows rather than missing the airdate. At first NBC did not want to air these but Ross Jr offered them at no cost to NBC as these were financed privately for the syndicated package. NBC relented and these first episodes aired in the place of the delayed DIC shows.
  • This is a spoof of the 1980s TV series Moonlighting. David Alvinson is a parody of David Addison played by Bruce Willis, Bratty Hayes is a parody of Madelyn "Maddie" Hayes played by Cybill Shepherd, and Miss DaPest is a parody of Agnes DiPesto played by Allyce Beasley.
  • Dave does not appear in this episode.
  • Alvin/David Alvinson "breaks the fourth wall" in this episode.
  • Running Gag: David Alvinson jumps out of a building and into a dumpster twice.
  • Goof: David Alvinson jumps out of a ten story window from The Nose's laboratory even though he and Ms. Snoop entered it at ground level.


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