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'''''Hot Rod''''' is a 2007 comedy film starring Andy Samberg (as Rod) and Jorma Taccone (as Kevin) and directed by Akiva Schaffer of [[{{The Lonely Island}} The Lonely Island]].

''Hot Rod'' follows the story of a wannabe stuntman following in the footsteps of his late father. Rod is desperate to win the [[WellDoneSonGuy respect and love]] of his [[WickedStepmother mean Step-Father]], Frank (Creator/IanMcShane!), by defeating in him in a fight and proving himself a man. Unfortunately tragedy strikes and Frank is diagnosed with a fatal heart condition. The operation needed is too expensive, so Rod and his gang set out to raise the money by performing the greatest jump he has ever attempted to save Frank's life. [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou And so he can finally kick his ass when he's better]].

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!!This film provides examples of:
* AmbiguouslyGay: Jonathan is seen reading a muscle fitness magazine at one point and seems to care more about his best friend Sullivan than Denise.
* AmusingInjuries: This movie is ''very'' slapstick.
* AnimalBattleAura: Rod will call apon a random animal spirit whenever he does a jump.
* BadassMustache: It's taped on, though.
* BrickJoke: Rod randomly asks Denise who would win a fight between a grilled-cheese sandwich and a taco. She says the taco, but only because it would fight dirty. [[spoiler: When Rod "dies" after his big jump, he has an ImagineSpot where a giant taco beats a giant grilled-cheese sandwich after [[ChairmanOfTheBrawl whacking it with a steel chair]].]]
* BringMyBrownPants: [[spoiler:Doubles up as a ChekhovsSkill.]]
* ChekhovsSkill: Rod asks Denise if there's a tai chi move that can make a man lose control of his bowels. He then goads her into displaying it on him. [[spoiler: Rod then uses it on his stepdad in the films climax.]]
* CircleOfShame: [[spoiler:When Rod's movie is shown at the theater and he realizes everyone's laughing at how incompetent he looks.]]
* CherryTapping: [[spoiler: After Rod finally beats Frank in the fight at the end of the movie and gets him to admit that he is a man, Rod decides to use the "Crap yourself" move for shits and giggles.]]
* CreatorCameo: Akiva Schaffer shows up for a moment as Dave's acid-dealing friend Derek.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: Pretty much the whole reason why Rod and Frank fight each other.
* [[spoiler:DidNotDieThatWay]]: Rod's hero was his deceased dad, who he believed was a former stuntman for UsefulNotes/EvelKnievel, dying when he broke away to do his own stunts but the trick went wrong. Years later his mother admits to him that [[spoiler:she had just let Rod believe his fantasies of his dad being a stuntman, and in reality his dad had [[UndignifiedDeath choked on a pie]]]].
* DrowningMySorrows: [[spoiler: Rod]].
* EvilIsPetty: Frank would happily die just to spite Rod and make sure he'll never get his approval.
* {{Fanboy}}: Rod idolizes Evel Knievel.
* GirlNextDoor: Denise is a literal version of this trope.
* [[spoiler: HeroicBSOD]]: [[spoiler: Rod. He starts acting like an adult and buying many bottles of alcohol.]]
* HowDareYouDieOnMe: Rod's reaction to finding out that Frank is dying, because he wants to fight him
* {{Jerkass}}: Rod and Frank to varying extents. Both PlayedForLaughs though.
** Denise's current boyfriend. Rod is a FriendToAllLivingThings. He [[EnemyToAllLivingThings laughs maniacally while he runs over a squirell]] purely ForTheEvulz.
--> "Trust me, he would have ''not'' stopped for us."
* KickTheDog: [[spoiler:After Rod finally gets his stepfather to admit defeat, he throws in a FinishingMove anyways.]]
** KickTheSonOfABitch: To be fair, Frank was a massive asshole.
* LameRhymeDodge: A failed attempt by Rod when he suddenly backtracks on his brief moment of having enough nerve to compliment Denise. Instead of replacing it with something benign, he replaces it with something much worse:
--> '''Rod''': "You look pretty."
--> '''Denise''': "What?"
--> '''Rod''': "Uh, I said you look shitty."
* ManChild
* MadeOfIron: Rod, despite the many accidents he's involved in he never receives any long lasting injuries. [[spoiler: Subverted at the end when he "dies"...]]
* MoodWhiplash: The CrowningMusicOfAwesome that turns into a mass riot.
-->'''Dave:''' It started off super positive, then it just got crazy.
* MotiveRant: Wendever Rod has a mic he will start ranting about how much he wants to kill Frank.
* OneHourWorkWeek: Averted with Dave. He has to leave for work while Rod is explaining his plan so Rod and the guys just [[CrowningMomentOfFunny join him and explain his plan while Dave works]].
* OverlyLongGag: Just how high WAS that hill that Rod tumbled down?
** BABE! WAIT! NO BABE BAAAABE NO NO BABE NO NO NO BABE NO BAAAAAABE!
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: The reason why Rod wants to give Frank a new heart, so he can rip it out of him, yes he says this, ''a lot''
* PrecisionFStrike: Wouldn't be Lonely Island without at least one f-bomb. Though in this case, it's not said by one of the dudes, but by a woman who tells Rod, "get the fuck off my porch".
* ProductionPosse: {{The Lonely Island}} directs and stars, and SNL fans will recognise Bill Hader and Will Arnett as well. Danny McBride and Chris Parnell also have roles.
* RecycledPremise: This movie and ''Film/DirtyWork'' share the same central plot: An unsuccessful loser has to raise $50,000 for his cranky ex-boxer father to have a heart transplant.
* RetroUniverse: This movie practically ''oozes'' 1980's nostalgia.
* ShoutOut: Rod's dance contains many of the same moves from ''Footloose''.
* SoBadItsGood: Rod's in-universe stunts. When he does a movie showing, the audience cheers for all the wrong reasons.
* StupidStatementDanceMix: COOL BEANS!
* TwoDecadesBehind: This movie has such a 1980s ''feel'' to it that many people believe it to be set in that decade.
* UnfortunateImplications: In-universe. When Rod asks Denise who would win in a fight between a grilled cheese sandwich and a taco, Denise answers that the taco would win because it would fight dirty. Rod comments that Denise's answer is "pretty racist, but correct."
* WellDoneSonGuy: Rod, to hilariously insane levels.
* WidgetSeries: It's probably the shining example of a WHAT.
* YouSayTomato: Rod tells his crew that his safety word is "huwisky". His stepbrother wants to know why he's pronouncing "whiskey" so weirdly, which leads to Rod pronouncing a string of words starting with 'wh' (and one that just starts with 'w') in the same way until his stepbrother gives up. According to WordOfGod, this was inspired by a skit on Gang Starr's album Moment of Truth.
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