is a club known for pretty much one thing: attractive men who strip, dance and perform stage shows for female-only audiences, not necessarily in that order. The club is more or less synonymous with 'male strippers', although its intention is to be more than just strippers, instead 'fulfilling women's fantasies' on the whole.
Probably the most iconic thing to come from Chippendales would be the variety of fanservice-y
outfits. Indeed, the most common reference to Chippendales is the dancers' costumes, the most classic version being a pair of trousers, a collar with a bowtie (sometimes cuffs, too), and nothing between them
Some might consider this to be the Spear Counterpart
to the Playboy Bunny
Occasionally, this will be done literally by adding bunny ears to the costume, especially if they're accompanying a bunny-suited female.
Not to be confused with the Disney characters Chip and Dale
, nor with the English furniture maker Thomas Chippendale (or Chairface Chippendale
, for that matter).
- There is a commercial for Orangina that has chameleons and cougars in a more revealing outfit of Chippendale Dancers.
- In Spider-Man's comic, shortly after he married Mary Jane, Peter was inspired by the cover of People magazine (which featured the club) to dress like one to surprise MJ; unfortunately, MJ had invited her photographer home for coffee when he did it. (Cue horrific embarrassment scene.)
- Evangelion 303: In chapter 17 the squad's female members throw a bachelorette party for Hikari and go to a male strip club called "The Green Dragon".
- The Genderbending of Haruhi Suzumiya has Haruki and Mitsuuru pulling off this stunt while passing out flyers advertising the SOS Brigade.
- Bruinhilda's Galaxy Rangers story, "I'm Too Sexy" has Doc trailing a suspect into one of these establishments and getting mistaken for the entertainment. He's set upon by the crazed female audience and next thing he knows, he's stripped, and looking up at the ceiling fan (which has underwear hanging from it).
- The supports of Khan in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan were Chippendale dancers in real life, which explains why they look like that.
- The Mexican film Solo Para Damas (Ladies' Only) is about some well-to-do Mexican women going up to San Antonio for a "hen weekend", including a visit to someplace like that.
- Bachelor Party has the bride-to-be and friends visit a Chippendales-style revue, where hilarity and dick jokes ensue.
- In an episode of The West Wing, Josh, Toby, Will, Charlie and Danny go to Donna's apartment in the midst of the inaugural balls to try to coax her out of the doghouse. Charlie is preoccupied by thoughts of Zoey, who he's just realized he's still in love with. Danny asks Charlie why he's not wearing a coat, since it's January and there's snow on the ground. Charlie says he took off his coat to show his love for Zoey. "I'd take off my shirt too, but it's inappropriate with a tuxedo." Danny: "Not if we were at Chippendale's."
- Whose Line Is It Anyway? has had many references, notably a game of Party Quirks in the UK version, where it was Tony Slattery's secret identity. He went so far as to unzip his fly.
- From which Paul Merton deduces: "You've come as Tony Slattery!"
- The US version has done this to Wayne specifically, once as a "singing strippogram" for Song Styles, and once in Weird Newscasters, leading to Colin saying "proof that football is just a game of inches."
- In at least two games of Superheroes, Ryan Stiles dubbed a fellow performer "the Chippendale Kid": to Tony Slattery as mentioned above, and Chip Esten on the US version.
- A famous Saturday Night Live sketch, linked above, had Chris Farley competing against Patrick Swayze for a position as a Chippendale's dancer.
- A male stripper is shown rehearsing his act in the "Toni's Boys" episode of Charlie's Angels.
- JAG: In the episode "Wedding Bell Blues", Harriet’s mom has arranged her daughter’s bachelorette party at a ladies-only club with Chippendale-style dancers.
- Season 21 of The Amazing Race featured a pair of Chippendales performers in Jaymes & James.
- The Pretty Boy Pitbull Kenny King's second job is indeed with Chippendales.
- The Fabulous Ones (Stan Lane & Steve Keirn) tag team from the early-mid 1980's.
- In Evil Genius, your Evil Genius automatically gets bodyguards at certain Notoriety level. Max and Shen Yu gets Bodyguard Babes, while Alexis gets these.