Sam (light brown squirrel) and Lou (dark brown gopher) are two "reporters" in the direct-to-video film Little Alvin and the Mini-Munks. They are seen throughout the film breaking the fourth wall by talking to the audience about the feelings the characters are experiencing. Lou is seen as the supposed expert on the feeling of mad as he is the one who gets to dive into Lalu and Theodore's mind when they are expressing anger. He is also involved in a tug-of-war (in which he is the object of tugging) when he was reporting on Alvin's jealously. Sam was swept away in a river of tears in one of his reports.