Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Nothing Cooler That Beatnik Squirrels

After there were singing chipmunks, but slightly before they could be adapted to the small screen, there were “The Nutty Squirrels”. Created in 1959, the Nutty Squirrels were a pretty direct ripoff of Alvin and his crew, but sang bebop jazz songs instead of songs people liked. Their 1960 animated program “The Nutty Squirrels Present” generally had the group introduce unrelated animated shorts with snippets of their terrible songs. Thankfully, it lasted only one season.

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