We are presented with a list of clues split in half, each of them starting with "What do you call..." and ending in a question mark. This immediately suggests that the reconstructed clue has an answer involving some sort of wordplay, as is common in jokes such as "What do you call an alligator in a vest?" (An "investigator").
A little experimentation will reveal that the answer to each clue consists of two similar words. For example, "naan" is leavened flatbread and a grandmother is a "nan", so NAN NAAN would be leavened flatbread made by one's grandmother. In fact, one word is the other with its double letter stripped (or, as the title hints — "striped"), and the resulting answers are:
Taking the stripped double letters gives the clue ROOSTIGERMATE which, with some spacing, is read as ROO'S TIGER MATE. This refers to the character Tigger from the Winnie the Pooh series, who is not only striped but also has a name following the same pattern ("tigger tiger")!
The awkward use of the word "mate" in the final clue was due to the author's personal preference for COMMA COMA. As far as clue niceness goes, "pal" would have been the optimal word to use, but the letter L was hard to clue well (holy holly?).
Here are some additional gems, involving the stripping of two letters: CANINES CANNINESS, MORALLESS MORALES, POSSESS POSES.
|The answer is: tigger|