Let Them Eat Crumbs is an episode of the ALVINNN!!! and The Chipmunks series.
It's the big Bake-Off, and Eleanor has prepared her signature cake and left it out to cool. But Brittany and Alvin come home, and eat the cake without knowing its importance! Can they re-make the cake in time? Or will Eleanor’s dreams be reduced to crumbs?
Eleanor daydreams of winning first place in a pastry competition and studying with a renowned chief when her timer sounds for her cake. Needing berries, she's sure to leave a note that it shouldn't be eaten before setting out for the store. Alvin, skating by, smells the cake and is quick to eat some, with disregard for the note, before inviting his brothers, Brittany, and Jeanette to try it as well. A raven swoops in to try the cake, reminding Alvin of a bad past experience with Theodore's parakeet. Jeanette, who went to get a broom, discovers Eleanor's note. Recognizing the severity of the mistake, they realize they have to recreate the cake. To test whether or not the cake is right, Simon takes a piece to the raven only for it to drop the cake on Simon's head after their first three tries. On their fourth attempt, tempers begin to flare from their failures before Jeanette calms everyone and asks them to think harder. They try adding some love (through complements) before Eleanor calls asking for them to bring her cake. While Eleanor's cake receives poor scores at the competition, Alvin is freaking out over the raven that's trapped him in The Chipettes' Treehouse. Off Simon's advice, Alvin finds a slice of the original cake in his hoodie and makes a deal with the bird to fly him to the competition in exchange for a piece of the cake. He shoves the slice into the judge's mouth giving the win to Eleanor.
- The title is a pun on the saying "Let them eat cake."
- The clip of Alvin on the raven is included in the second series opening theme, first seen at the start of season three.
- When this episode premiered in the US, it aired with a rerun of She's Got Style.
- Part of the Who Ghosts There DVD.
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