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Temporary Mom is an episode of the ALVINNN!!! and The Chipmunks series.


When the boys get stuck with Miss Miller as a baby sitter, they each take a crack at finding a replacement.[2]


At home, Dave hurries along The Chipmunks as he's late for a flight needed to finish an album, and during their trip to school, Dave lets them know Miss Miller's gonna watch them, to the boys' dismay. During lunch, Kevin and Bruce talk about how their moms write them poems and jokes for their lunches while the three brothers notice that Dave gave them inedible stuff such as a sponge and tweezers instead. Feeling sympathetic, Kevin gives Theodore a cookie. After school Miss Miller walks around looking for them, only to embarrass them in front of Amber and Annie. Tired of Miss Miller always watching them, Alvin suggests they get a "Temporary Mom" instead. Alvin's choice is a woman who loves sports, who turns out to be rough and a little insensitive. She takes them to the park where she forces them to play sports for six hours and even tackles poor Theodore, and that night while reading Theodore a bed time story, she scares and upsets him. The next day, Theodore's choice, Darlene, makes them pancakes first thing in the morning. Alvin wants to go to the skate park, but Darlene refuses, and puts them in protective suits instead before leaving them tied to a tree. They decide to dismiss her given her over-protectiveness. Later, Simon's choice, Laura, arrives and sets up a lab in their basement. As The Chipmunks check it out, they find a machine which looks terrifying, so they run away thinking she's going to operate on them. Following a chase she explains she was just going to scan their brains, but Miss Miller informs her that they won't require her services anymore. Dave returns home suggesting next time he could get them someone other than Miss Miller, but they quickly oppose the idea.




  • This episode shares similarities to the 1983 Alvin and the Chipmunks episode Mother's Day.
  • The name of the lady who Alvin hired to be their "Temporary Mom" was never revealed.
  • Alvin's line "What does that mean!?" (repeated three times) is reused from the episode Talking Teddy.
  • A sneak peek clip was uploaded to
  • When this episode premiered in the US, it aired with a rerun of Opposites Attract.


  1. Top 150 Friday Cable Originals: 4.6.2018,, Retrieved 2018-04-10.
  2. Copyright Catalog,, Retrieved 2018-07-31.