The Chipmunks seek to promote their new album with a music video. When the boys argue over who should be the director, Simon suggests they each make their own music videos for the record producer. After Alvin convinces Theodore to work for him, they begin constructing his grand set only to fire Theodore, who goes to work with Simon in the junkyard. Alvin keeps spying on Simon, which causes both groups to become more complex in their ideas. Theodore is later forced to make his own video when he criticizes Simon's robots. When the producer arrives, Theodore is the only one with a video, but it's unfortunately destroyed when he pulls it out of the VCR player.
- "Puttin' on the Ritz" originally performed in the film Puttin' On The Ritz.
- The title is a spoof of the saying "Don't be an idiot."
- A clip from the episode later appears in the episode Chipmunkmania.