John Waters (allegedly a fan of the Bagdasarian Auto-Rodents) has a cameo in this. Alvin, Simon, and Theodore (or Alpo, Silo, and Stevedore, as my son and I call them) sneak onto a plane and discover The Pride of Baltimore seated in First Class. Alpo bothers Mr. Waters, who tries to give the pesky 'munk the heave-ho. "Don't judge me," he retorts. "I've seen Pink Flamingos!"
At first this is horrifying. However self-evidently great it may be, why should Waters' greatest single collaboration with Divine be getting namechecked in a children's film?
Then it made sense. Simon, the "smart" one (glasses!) who frequently complains that the other two are uncouth, got scared at the airport and peed down a…