Chippie and Schmendrick were icons of San Francisco's Gay Community. They believed and practiced that in-your-face flamboyance that was so popular at the time. All the "girls" were thrilled when the couple was asked to join the President's Council On Glamour and Effeteness, in positions which paid little, but which accrued massive "progressive credits" for the community.
Everybody nearly died from the leg-tingling.
Courtesy of Luna Pancake