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->''"At male strip shows, it is still the women that we watch, the audience of women and their eager faces. They are more obscene than if they were dancing naked themselves."''
-->-- '''Jean Baudrillard'''

Chippendales [[note]](founded by Somen "Steve" Banerjee, who died October 23, 1994)[[/note]] 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 [[WalkingShirtlessScene nothing between them]].

Some might consider this to be the [[DistaffCounterpart Spear Counterpart]] to the PlayboyBunny. [[note]]And it really is; one of the co-founders was Paul Snider, infamous murderer of Playboy Playmate Dorothy Stratten. It was he who suggested male dancers, and he may well have been inspired by the collar-and-cuffs outfits the Bunnies wore.[[/note]] 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 WesternAnimation/{{Chip and Dale}}, nor with the English furniture maker Thomas Chippendale (or [[WesternAnimation/TheTick Chairface Chippendale]], for that matter).


[[folder: Advertising ]]

* There is a commercial for Advertising/{{Orangina}} that has chameleons and cougars in a more revealing outfit of Chippendale Dancers.
* On their official Youtube page, one of the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxG3HYkoQ-k promotional]] trailers for the ''Get To Work'' expansion pack for ''Videogame/TheSims4'' features the male doctors stripping down and dancing, with the trailer appropriately titled, "Malpractice". As one commenter put it:
-->'''[=PlumbobAddict=]''': EA girl... yall need jesus.


[[folder: Comic Books ]]

* In ComicBook/SpiderMan's comic, shortly after he married Mary Jane, Peter was inspired by the cover of ''People'' magazine (which featured the club) to [[CasualKink dress like one to surprise MJ]]; unfortunately, MJ had invited her photographer home for coffee when he did it. (Cue horrific embarrassment scene.)


[[folder: Fan Works ]]

* ''Manga/{{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".
* ''FanFic/TheGenderbendingOfHaruhiSuzumiya'' has Haruki and Mitsuuru pulling off this stunt while passing out flyers advertising the SOS Brigade.
* Bruinhilda's ''[[WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGalaxyRangers 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).


[[folder: Film ]]

%%* ''Film/TheFullMonty''.
* The supports of Khan in ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan'' 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.
%%* ''Film/MagicMike''.
%%* ''Film/MrMom''.
* ''Film/BachelorParty'' has the bride-to-be and friends visit a Chippendales-style revue, where hilarity and dick jokes ensue.
* In ''Film/SharknadoThe4thAwakens'', when the sharknado strikes Las Vegas, several Chippendale's dancers who were performing fight back and beat up several sharks.


[[folder: Live-Action Television ]]

* In an episode of ''Series/TheWestWing'', 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."
* ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'' 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 ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' sketch, linked above, had Creator/ChrisFarley competing against Creator/PatrickSwayze for a position as a Chippendale's dancer.
* A male stripper is shown rehearsing his act in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDA4MYH0skE#t=12m06s "Toni's Boys"]] episode of ''Series/CharliesAngels''.
* ''Series/{{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 Series/TheAmazingRace featured a pair of Chippendales performers in Jaymes & James.
* Referenced in an episode of ''Series/TheGeorgeLopezShow'' when, after George gives him bad advice on picking up girls, Max tries to force himself onto a female sex offender and gets caught walking into her house with his shirt off
-->'''George:''' Angie, I need to talk to Max.
-->'''Angie:''' The last time you talked to our son, he went all Chippendales down the street!


[[folder: Professional Wrestling ]]

* The Pretty Boy Pitbull Kenny King's [[WrestlingDoesntPay second job]] is indeed with Chippendales.
* The Fabulous Ones (Stan Lane & Steve Keirn) tag team from the early-mid 1980's.
* The American Males (Marcus "Buff" Bagwell & Scotty Riggs) from WCW in the mid 1990's.


[[folder: Video Games ]]

* In ''VideoGame/EvilGenius'', your Evil Genius automatically gets bodyguards at certain Notoriety level. Max and Shen Yu gets BodyguardBabes, while Alexis gets these.
* In the HD version of ''VideoGame/{{Spelunky}}'', you have the option of replacing the DamselsInDistress with buff, shirtless, bowtie-wearing men.


[[folder: Web Original ]]

* Both WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic and WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick have expressed fondness for this type of {{fanservice}}. Critic sang "Spartan Warriors from ''Film/ThreeHundred''... oh please, Chippendale bars give you that!" when he was extolling the virtues of being a whore, and the title card for "The Top Ten Hottest Animated Men" had Hades, Nightcrawler, Beast and Megamind performing for the Chick.
* The unicorns from ''WebAnimation/BravestWarriors''.
-->'''Locally grown'''.......'''''buuuuuutteeeeeeer lettuucccce.'''''


[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* In a special "ladies' night" episode of ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse'', the episode ended with a performance by "[[GettingCrapPastTheRadar the Chip-and-Dale Dancers]]", which was Chip and Dale in black bow ties dancing in front of a cat-calling female audience.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', one-time villain Calendar Girl had {{Mooks}} dressed like this.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Mrs. Krabappel is expressing concern at Parents' Night with Bart's dismal performance in school, and tells Marge, "There's no telling how low he could go." Marge has an ImagineSpot, in which Bart grows up to be a (very unhappy, and very fat) stripper in a Chippendale outfit (with the twist of a cowboy hat and gun holster, and the stage name "Bang Bang Bart"), with girls boo-ing him.
-->'''Homer:''' Can't he be both[[note]]Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and a "sleazy male stripper"[[/note]] like the late Earl Warren?\\
'''Marge:''' Earl Warren wasn't a stripper!\\
'''Homer:''' Now who's being naive?
* This odd cartoon [[https://vimeo.com/80454864 ''HoneyBunny'']] features both female and [[spoiler: two]] male rabbit-ears dancers.
* [[Music/{{Shakira}} Gazelle]] is surrounded by four large, muscular, and shirtless tiger dancers as she sings "Try Everything" in the [[DancePartyEnding final scene]] of ''WesternAnimation/{{Zootopia}}''.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': In an episode parodying weddings and bachelor parties, Kaeloo, Pretty and Eugly go to a bachelorette party where Chippendales Dancers are present. [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar They then rush onstage to grope them offscreen.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Stripperella}}'' is a Creator/StanLee-created parody where the eponymous superheroine works as a stripper. At one point it's mentioned that Stripperella's brother is also a stripper-turned-superhero, called Chipperella.