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Sick as a Chipmunk is an episode of the ALVINNN!!! and The Chipmunks series.


After caring for a sick Brittany, Eleanor and Jeanette wonder if Brittany would care for them if they were sick.[2]


Brittany who is bedridden with a bad cold, rings a bell to summons Eleanor for additional tea and an update on her soup. Eleanor is getting fed up with the demands so the two healthy sisters talk to their patient about being less bossy and more grateful. The pink clad chipmunk claims she'd take care of either sister if they were sick. The two doubt this. Eleanor hears Alvin's bike bell outside and goes off on him before the pair of sisters explain the situation to Alvin. Alvin suggests to them that they should tell Brittany they caught her cold so Brittany can prove to them that she can take care of them. Eleanor accepts this challenge, but Jeanette is hesitant. However Eleanor has bigger plans. When Brittany is well, her sisters end up falling ill so Brittany gets them into bed. She gives Eleanor her bell. During the middle of the night, Eleanor wakes screaming claiming she has the "jeeto beetos," a made-up condition in which she can see ghosts. In order to appease the ghost, Brittany entertains them with dance and opera at Eleanor and Jeanette's instruction. The next day Brittany offers to wash Eleanor's stinky socks. Alvin drops by to see how they're doing. Jeanette is still hesitant about the whole thing while Alvin and Eleanor decide to raise the bar. Brittany works tirelessly to service her sisters while, Alvin tricks Simon to help him work with Eleanor in order to float. Woken again, Brittany learns her sister now has the "floaty floats," another made-up condition in which she becomes so light she floats. Brittany rounds up a bunch of books to help, on top of tea and soup deliveries. When Eleanor claims to have the "jimmy legs," Jeanette finally comes clean and the whole shenanigan comes to a close. Jeanette and especially Eleanor apologize to a shocked, and disappointed Brittany. Despite their apology, the two must still pay the price as they have to deal with the relapse of her illness (which she plans to make more unbearable by claiming she got Eleanor's fake conditions). Meanwhile Alvin (also having to pay the price for getting involved), is forced to stay in the same room with Brittany because he ended up ill much to his dismay.




  • The title is a play on the phrase "sick as a dog," an informal term for being extremely ill.
  • This is the second episode in the series Theodore doesn't make an appearance, with the first being in the season three episode School Alone.
  • This is the second episode where Brittany gets sick, with the first being in the season three episode Brit's Picks.
  • The condition "jeeto beetos" could be a play on the phrase "heebie jeebies."
  • Goof: Brittany states that she doesn’t know ballet, yet she took ballet in the season three episode Ballet Boys.
    • Though this could be possible that this episode took place sometime before the aforementioned episode.
  • Eleanor floating out of her bed is a direct reference to the 1973 horror movie The Exorcist.
  • The condition "jimmy legs" that Jeanette claims is fake is actually a real-world neurological disorder, commonly known as Restless Legs Syndrome.
  • The song in this episode was written by AwkwardMarina.
  • This episode was paired with You Troll on Netflix.


  1. Top 150 Saturday Cable Originals: 11.14.2020,, Retrieved 2020-11-28.
  2. Alvinnn!!! and the Chipmunks: Sick As A Chipmunk,, Retrieved 2020-05-23.