* BaseBreaker: There's little middle way between these two with the fan base. They're either loveable little wise acres that compensated for the [[VanillaProtagonist bland or repetitive main stars]], or irritating little {{Karma Houdini}}s that exacerbated the mischievous animal formula that was taking over the Disney series. Their role in later medias only complicates matters.
* DesignatedHero: Some of the shorts pitting them against DonaldDuck can make them appear as such. While there are shorts where Donald deserves whatever abuse they subject him to there are also shorts where he's just minding his own business and Chip and Dale decide to torment and antagonize him for no better reason than he's there.
** In most of their bouts with Pluto especially, they usually antagonise him first or take the role of nuisances instead of provoked tricksters.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Clarice only appeared in one short, but she's fairly popular in the fandom.
* {{Fanon}}: Michael Demcio gave them the surnames Maplewood and Oakmont, respectively.
** In Disney canon their relationship is vague but fans often depict them as twins.
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Chip N Dale are very popular in Japan.