They are an obvious take-off ( rocket assisted if you ask me) on the Ronettes. The central girl of the Chipettes is also the shortest, uses a sort of truncated animal stand ( like those used for Circus acts)- and she is obviously based on Ronnie Spector, she plays up to the crowd. Some of the cartoons ( and kids look at this stuff) have the Gal making eyes at the audience like a Burlesque actress and simultaneously tugging on her dress- a known Veronica tactic ( that got the Spector Girls in some hot water in their lengthy career) Ronnnieee! are you trying to get me closed? what was that all about, bumps and grinds... Ronnie is obviously sexy- as is her Chipette counterpart.