Chapi Chapo is a French short stop-motion series. Created by Italo Bettiol and Stephano Lonati, with music by François de Roubaix, it premiered in 1974 on the ORTF and ran for 60 5-minute episodes.
The show aired on American television in the 1980s as part of Nickelodeon's Pinwheel.
It was named "Chapi Chapo" as a play-on-words with the French word, chapeaux, which means "hats". Both of the main characters wore oversized hats that matched their clothing. In the theme song they say, in French:
"Guess who is Chapi.
Guess who is Chapo.
Who of us is Chapi, Chapo.
That is entirely in red Chapi.
The blue is Chapo.
But we are like twins..." (rough translation)
So, the one in red is Chapi and the one in blue is Chapo.