Maids in Japan is an episode of the Alvin and the Chipmunks series.
While The Chipmunks are in Japan, Alvin and his brothers decide to go to a Kabuki theater to gain publicity. Instead of getting lessons, they are forced to perform when Alvin signs a Japanese contract. Not wanting to dress as ladies, the boys try to leave the theater. The manager tells them to perform and the "girls" are well received by the audience. Dave asks them to dinner to meet the boys. The "girls" keep changing as Dave introduces them to the boys. Their luck eventually runs out when the manager comes in and a wall falls down. Seeking to end their contract early, they must find a fourth actor for the night's performance.
- "Three Little Maids From School" originally performed in the opera The Mikado.
- The title is a twist on the phrase "Made In Japan."
- This is the fourth episode The Chipmunks have dressed as girls (the others being The Chipettes, A Dog's Best Friend Is His Chipmunk, The Bully Ballet (Alvin), The Chipmunk Who Bugged Me (Theodore), and Alvin on Ice (Simon)).
- This is the second episode Dave has dressed as a woman (the other being Mother's Day).
- Unbeknownst to Dave, when the boys are dressed as little girls, Alvin is called Suki, Simon is called Yaki, and Theodore is called Yum-Yum, in reference to a character from The Mikado.
- One of the notable aspects of the Japanese culture introduced in this episode is the Japanese fan dance.
- A clip from the episode later appears in the episode Chipmunkmania.
- Part of the Alvin and the Chipmunks in Around the World with the Chipmunks VHS.
- Part of The Alvinnn!!! Edition and Driving Dave Crazy DVDs.