So you have a character who's famous in-universe, or a popular show-within-a-show. For sake of example: The Alice and Bob Show
. What better way to show off that fame and popularity? Alice and Bob On Ice
! When you've got your own ice show, you've officially made it to the big time.
Like many Shows within Shows
, an in-universe Ice Show may be rife with Adaptation Decay
and Stylistic Suck
. There also tends to be a high level of camp
Not related to metamphetamine. Sub-Trope
of Recycled In Space
Examples On Ice!
- The Real Life progenitors of this trope were touring ice skating revues such as Ice Follies and Ice Capades, via segments inspired by popular kid-friendly franchises. Ice Follies featured Sesame Street characters in The '70s, while Ice Capades (which died in The '90s) featured:
- The Disney On Ice franchise, The Rival to Ice Capades that eventually came out on top.
- The Wizard of Oz on Ice was adapted from the 1939 film.
- Anastasia on Ice.
- The Tale of Peter Rabbit along with the other characters created by Beatrix Potter had an ice show at Alton Towers in the early 90's.
- Aliens - ON ICE!
- While presented on traditional stages rather than ice rinks, there is a whole theatrical subgenre The Other Wiki calls "adapted live stage tours" featuring children's animated or puppet characters "coming to life" in the same manner (elaborate costumes, pre-recorded soundtracks, etc.). These can become their own franchises, with a new show introduced every year or so; shows that have received this treatment include:
- Holiday on Ice, currently a Europe-only production which has given the continent shows featuring:
- Rick Wakeman's Concept Album The Myths and Legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table was performed at the Wembley Arena as King Arthur on Ice. According to some reports, this was not an aesthetic choice on Wakeman's part, it was just the Arena had recently held a skating contest and couldn't be thawed in time.
- A step up from the above tours are arena productions based on live-action or comic book properties, featuring elaborate special effects and/or stunts to put characters and creatures through their paces.
- David Letterman's December 12, 2010 show had a fake ad for WikiLeaks on Ice.
- In The '80s one Top Ten list featured rejected Ice Capades themes, including "Big Bird Gets Mites", "Eldrige Cleaver's Soul on Ice on Ice", "A Fat Smurf Hits on Dorothy Hamill", and "Snoopy Stains the Ice".
- Love and Capes has The Crusader On Ice. The Crusader's girlfriend is the only one amused.
- The YouTube Poop Good Burger On Ice.
- The Strong Bad Email "rock opera" makes reference to a Dangeresque: Put 'Em on Ice! at the end. It bears mentioning that Dangeresque is an action-movie franchise about a hard-boiled cop.
- The House To Astonish live show opened with Paul declaring "Live! On fire! On ice!", which was also used as the episode title. It wasn't really on ice (or indeed on fire).
- The Simpsons:
- The full title of the 20th anniversary special was The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special - In 3-D! On Ice! (Although it was neither on ice nor in 3D, and was shown during the 21st season...but it really was about The Simpsons.)
- In one episode of the show, Krusty and Sideshow Mel host an Ice Capades-type show; they slip behind some flats and two obvious skate-doubles come out to do an ice dance in their stead. When they finished, they were crushed by the scenery, revealing that Krusty and Mel were watching TV and slacking off.
- In Season 2's "Itchy & Scratchy & Marge", Roger Meyers, Jr. strolls past a poster for Itchy & Scratchy on Ice as he dictates his rude reply to Marge's letter.
- In an episode of The Fairly OddParents, Timmy sells magical lemonade so he can afford tickets to Crash Nebula on Ice.
- Rugrats had Reptar on Ice. Reptar is the show's expy of Godzilla, but for some reason (even the guy playing Reptar complained about its implausibility), the ice show had him falling in love with a reporter. On the other hand, Grampa was doubtful about seeing it but thought it was brilliant once he did.
- Robot Chicken did a sketch where The Empire Strikes Back became "Empire... On Ice!"
- In the episode "Play It Again, D.W.", D.W. has four tickets to Crazy Bus Live. Arthur doesn't want to go, but D.W. tells him that it's only fair; she had to go to Bionic Bunny on Ice when Arthur wanted to go.
- Also, in the All-CGI Cartoon Arthur's Missing Pal D.W is trying to win a contest to see Mary Moo Cow on Ice.
- Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends: In "Bloo's Brothers", Bloo's popularity has resulted in a flood of Captain Ersatz Bloos, and this becomes a problem when Mac only has two tickets to the Ice Charades.
- Eddie from Slacker Cats goes to see Saving Private Ryan on ice.
- In Doug, Judy is a fan of Shakespeare on Ice.