When I was a little kid, I thought Alvin and the Chipmunks was mildly amusing at best. Now as an adult, I cringe like mad whenever I hear their irritating voices and uninspired covers of popular songs. Strangely enough, I peeve off a lot of people around Christmastime whenever I tell them I hate that "iconic" Alvin and the Chipmunks Christmas song whenever it's played on the radio.
Though as bad as the 80's incarnations of these singing rodents are, the recent 3D incarnations make me cry tears of blood because of how abysmal they are.
Alvin and the Chipmunks was a ubiquitous show in my childhood years - more there than memorable. I tolerated it, but if there was something else on, my favored option was almost always the other thing. The adventures of Alvin, Simon, and Theodore just didn't excite me very much, and I wasn't overly fond of their pop music remakes.