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* In ''Series/BrooklynNineNine'', Jake attempts this in "Full Bull Pen", in which he tries to slide all the way across the office floor after it's freshly waxed after taking off his shoes. He succeeds, but accidentally slides into the elevator and crashes into Holt. [[spoiler:To everyone's surprise, Holt congratulates him for it.]]

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* In ''Series/BrooklynNineNine'', Jake attempts this in the "Full Bull Pen", Bullpen", in which he tries to slide all the way across the office floor after it's freshly waxed after taking off his shoes. He succeeds, but accidentally slides into the elevator and crashes into Holt. [[spoiler:To everyone's surprise, Holt congratulates him for it.]]


* In an episode of ''Series/TheInbetweeners'', Will does this in the recreation centre at a caravan campground, sliding around on a highly polished floor in hope of impressing a girl, however this instead annoys her and ruins his chance of getting laid. [[note]] [[WriteWhatYouKnow Apparently this really happened to one of the show's writers]] [[/note]].

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* In an episode of ''Series/TheInbetweeners'', Will does this in the recreation centre at a caravan campground, sliding around on a highly polished floor in hope of impressing a girl, however this instead annoys her and ruins his chance of getting laid. [[note]] [[WriteWhatYouKnow Apparently this really happened to one of the show's writers]] [[/note]].[[/note]]


Though since you're not able to, y'know, brake, good chance you'll end up on your bum or into a wall, or worse, crashing into another person. Hey, still fun though.

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Though since you're not able to, y'know, brake, good chance you'll end up on your bum or into a wall, or worse, crashing into another person. Hey, still fun though.though.

Compare RiskyBusinessDance, which starts off this way.


* In an episode of ''Series/TheInbetweeners'', Will does this in the recreation centre at a caravan campground, sliding around on a highly polished floor in hope of impressing a girl, however this instead annoys her and ruins his chance of getting laid. [[note]] [[RealLifeWritesThePlot Apparently this really happened to one of the show's writers]] [[/note]].

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* In an episode of ''Series/TheInbetweeners'', Will does this in the recreation centre at a caravan campground, sliding around on a highly polished floor in hope of impressing a girl, however this instead annoys her and ruins his chance of getting laid. [[note]] [[RealLifeWritesThePlot [[WriteWhatYouKnow Apparently this really happened to one of the show's writers]] [[/note]].



'''Girl:''' What socks?

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'''Girl:''' [[BarefootPoverty What socks?socks?]]


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Though since you're not able to, y'know, brake, good chance you'll end up on your bum or into a wall. Hey, still fun though.

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Though since you're not able to, y'know, brake, good chance you'll end up on your bum or into a wall.wall, or worse, crashing into another person. Hey, still fun though.



* ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'': During the "Love Is an Open Door" song, Anna and Hans do this during their FallingInLoveMontage. Sliding across one of the vacant halls of Anna and Elsa's castle in stockings and socks respectively.

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* ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'': During the "Love Is an Open Door" song, Anna and Hans do this during their FallingInLoveMontage. Sliding FallingInLoveMontage, sliding across one of the vacant halls of Anna and Elsa's castle in stockings and socks respectively.



* ''Film/RiskyBusiness'' had the main character, Joel, doing the iconic scene of sliding across the floor in his socks before rocking out to Bob Segar's "Old Time Rock and Roll". Likewise does it several times during the song.

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* ''Film/RiskyBusiness'' had the main character, Joel, doing the iconic scene of sliding across the floor in his socks before rocking out to Bob Segar's "Old Time Rock and Roll". Likewise He likewise does it several times during the song.



* In ''Series/BrooklynNineNine'', Jake attempts this in "Full Bull Pen", in which he tries to slide all the way across the office floor after it's freshly waxed and taking off his shoes. He succeeds, but accidentally slides into the elevator and crashes into Holt. [[spoiler:To everyone's surprise, Holt congratulates him for it.]]

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* In ''Series/BrooklynNineNine'', Jake attempts this in "Full Bull Pen", in which he tries to slide all the way across the office floor after it's freshly waxed and after taking off his shoes. He succeeds, but accidentally slides into the elevator and crashes into Holt. [[spoiler:To everyone's surprise, Holt congratulates him for it.]]



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'': "D.W. on Ice" had D.W. agreeing to go ice skating with Emily and promising to teach James how to skate. She practices by sliding around on the floor of her house in her stockings. Slamming into Arthur just as he gets home at one point. Arthur points out sliding in stockings and ice skating are two different things.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Braceface}}'': In "Funny Business", Sharon decides to try her hand again at Ballet, having dropped it when she was little, and participates in a beginner class. Not having a leotard or ballet shoes (since it was an impromptu decision to join in as she's was visiting the rec center where the classes were held), she tries to get by by taking off her shoes and doing the exercises in her socks. Slipping up a few times since, well, ballet shoes have soles at the bottom to prevent this, socks don't.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "[[Recap/FuturamaS4E10TheWhyOfFry The Why of Fry]]", Chaz, the Mayor's Aide, rents out an entire skating rink exclusively for his date with Leela and tells off the kids from the Cookieville Orphanarium.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'': "D.W. on Ice" had D.W. agreeing to go ice skating with Emily and promising to teach James how to skate. She practices by sliding around on the floor of her house in her stockings. Slamming pantyhose, slamming into Arthur just as he gets home at one point. Arthur points out sliding in stockings pantyhose and ice skating are two different things.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Braceface}}'': In "Funny Business", Sharon decides to try her hand again at Ballet, ballet, having dropped it when she was little, and participates in a beginner class. Not having a leotard or ballet shoes (since it was an impromptu decision to join in as she's she was visiting the rec center where the classes were held), she tries to get by by taking off her shoes and doing the exercises in her socks. Slipping up a few times since, well, ballet shoes have soles at the bottom to prevent this, socks don't.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "[[Recap/FuturamaS4E10TheWhyOfFry The Why of Fry]]", this trope is [[DiscussedTrope discussed]] when Chaz, the Mayor's Aide, mayor's aide, rents out an entire skating rink exclusively for his date with Leela and tells off the kids from the Cookieville Orphanarium.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' episode "Just the Two of Us" begins at the ice skating rink where Timmy's friends AJ and Chester respectively skates in hi-tech training wheels and, the latter case, literally being barefoot.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'': In "Snow Way Down", Lincoln joins Clyde and his fathers (Gay couple, natch) on a trip to a ski-resort and sees how overprotective they are. When Clyde goes off on his own one morning, his fathers' exclamation on finding him missing wakes Lincoln who rushes into the living room, but ends up sliding due to being in his socks at the time and the cabin floor being too smooth.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' episode "Just the Two of Us" begins at the ice skating rink where Timmy's friends AJ and Chester respectively skates skate in hi-tech training wheels and, in the latter case, literally being barefoot.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'': In "Snow Way Down", Lincoln joins Clyde and his fathers (Gay (gay couple, natch) on a trip to a ski-resort and sees how overprotective they are. When Clyde goes off on his own one morning, his fathers' exclamation on finding him missing wakes Lincoln who rushes into the living room, but ends up sliding due to being in his their socks at the time and the cabin floor being too smooth.



Sub-trope of TheseTropesAreMadeForWalking and SlipperyTropes.

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* In an episode of ''Series/NightCourt'', Art, the janitor, decides he needs to do a lot of thinking after screwing up his chance to get close to Christine. The next day, we see he waxed the floor so thoroughly that everybody in the courtroom is struggling to keep from slipping and falling. The episode ends with Dan obliviously striding in, and falling.


* One ''[[ComicStrip/TheFarSide Far Side]]'' comic depicts a [[https://i.pinimg.com/originals/fe/d6/31/fed631d5023c41600b9c8774e175d31a.jpg child wearing socks being chased around a table by wolves]] - the caption reads "Luposlipaphobia: The fear of being pursued by timber wolves around a kitchen table while wearing socks on a newly waxed floor".

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* One ''[[ComicStrip/TheFarSide Far Side]]'' comic depicts a [[https://i.pinimg.com/originals/fe/d6/31/fed631d5023c41600b9c8774e175d31a.jpg child wearing socks being chased around a table by wolves]] - the wolves.]] The caption reads "Luposlipaphobia: The fear of being pursued by timber wolves around a kitchen table while wearing socks on a newly waxed floor".



* According to the popup edition of ''Film/HighSchoolMusical'', the cheerleaders and most of the cast had taken off their shoes in order for them to glide easily when dancing on the polished floors.

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* According to the popup edition of ''Film/HighSchoolMusical'', ''[[Film/HighSchoolMusical High School Musical 2]]'', during the open musical number, the cheerleaders and most of the cast had taken off their shoes in order for them to glide easily when dancing on the polished floors.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'': "D.W on Ice" had D.W agreeing to go ice skating with Emily and promising to teach James how to skate. She practices by sliding around on the floor of her house in her stockings. Slamming into Arthur just as he gets home at one point. Arthur points out sliding in stockings and ice skating are two different things.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'': "D.W W. on Ice" had D.W W. agreeing to go ice skating with Emily and promising to teach James how to skate. She practices by sliding around on the floor of her house in her stockings. Slamming into Arthur just as he gets home at one point. Arthur points out sliding in stockings and ice skating are two different things.



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* ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'': During the "Love is an Open Door" song, Anna and Hans do this during their FallingInLoveMontage. Sliding across one of the vacant halls of Anna and Elsa's castle in stockings and socks respectively.

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* ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'': During the "Love is Is an Open Door" song, Anna and Hans do this during their FallingInLoveMontage. Sliding across one of the vacant halls of Anna and Elsa's castle in stockings and socks respectively.



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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'': "D.W On Ice" had D.W agreeing to go ice skating with Emily and promising to teach James how to skate. She practices by sliding around on the floor of her house in her stockings. Slamming into Arthur just as he gets home at one point. Arthur points out sliding in stockings and ice skating are two different things.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'': "D.W On on Ice" had D.W agreeing to go ice skating with Emily and promising to teach James how to skate. She practices by sliding around on the floor of her house in her stockings. Slamming into Arthur just as he gets home at one point. Arthur points out sliding in stockings and ice skating are two different things.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode [[Recap/FuturamaS4E10TheWhyOfFry "The Why of Fry"]], Chaz, the Mayor's Aide, rents out an entire skating rink exclusively for his date with Leela and tells off the kids from the Cookieville Orphanarium.
-->'''Mr. Vogel:''' "Alright, little ones. Back to the orphanarium. You can slide around the gym in your socks."
-->'''Girl:''' "What socks?"
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' episode "Just The Two Of Us" begins at the ice skating rink where Timmy's friends AJ and Chester respectively skates in hi-tech training wheels and, the latter case, literally being barefoot.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'' "Snow Way Down", Lincoln joins Clyde and his fathers (Gay couple, natch) on a trip to a ski-resort and sees how overprotective they are. When Clyde goes off on his own one morning, his fathers' exclamation on finding him missing wakes Lincoln who rushes into the living room, but ends up sliding due to being in his socks at the time and the cabin floor being too smooth.
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode [[Recap/FuturamaS4E10TheWhyOfFry "The "[[Recap/FuturamaS4E10TheWhyOfFry The Why of Fry"]], Fry]]", Chaz, the Mayor's Aide, rents out an entire skating rink exclusively for his date with Leela and tells off the kids from the Cookieville Orphanarium.
-->'''Mr. Vogel:''' "Alright, Alright, little ones. Back to the orphanarium. You can slide around the gym in your socks."
-->'''Girl:''' "What socks?"
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'''Girl:''' What socks?
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' episode "Just The the Two Of of Us" begins at the ice skating rink where Timmy's friends AJ and Chester respectively skates in hi-tech training wheels and, the latter case, literally being barefoot.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'' ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'': In "Snow Way Down", Lincoln joins Clyde and his fathers (Gay couple, natch) on a trip to a ski-resort and sees how overprotective they are. When Clyde goes off on his own one morning, his fathers' exclamation on finding him missing wakes Lincoln who rushes into the living room, but ends up sliding due to being in his socks at the time and the cabin floor being too smooth.
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So you have a smooth enough floor or surface, maybe recently and constantly waxed, comparable to ice. Socks likewise are made for comfort to protect feet, but are smooth underneath and just as good as ice skates. Put em together and, bam, your own little makeshift ice rink, just without the coldness and the whole balancing thing.

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So you have a smooth enough floor or surface, maybe recently and constantly waxed, comparable to ice. Socks likewise are made for comfort to protect feet, but are smooth underneath and just as good as ice skates. Put em 'em together and, bam, your own little makeshift ice rink, just without the coldness and the whole balancing thing.



Trope of TheseTropesAreMadeForWalking and SlipperyTropes.

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Trope Sub-trope of TheseTropesAreMadeForWalking and SlipperyTropes.


* ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'' "Snow Way Down", Lincoln joins Cylde and his fathers (Gay couple, natch) on a trip to a ski-resort and sees how overprotective they are. When Clyde goes off on his own one morning, his fathers' exclamation on finding him missing wakes Lincoln who rushes into the living room, but ends up sliding due to being in his socks at the time and the cabin floor being too smooth.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'' "Snow Way Down", Lincoln joins Cylde Clyde and his fathers (Gay couple, natch) on a trip to a ski-resort and sees how overprotective they are. When Clyde goes off on his own one morning, his fathers' exclamation on finding him missing wakes Lincoln who rushes into the living room, but ends up sliding due to being in his socks at the time and the cabin floor being too smooth.


* ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'': During the "Love is an Open Door" song, Anna and Hans do this during their FallingInLoveMontage. Sliding across one of the vacant ballrooms of Anna and Elsa's castle in stockings and socks respectfully.

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* ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'': During the "Love is an Open Door" song, Anna and Hans do this during their FallingInLoveMontage. Sliding across one of the vacant ballrooms halls of Anna and Elsa's castle in stockings and socks respectfully.respectively.


* ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'': "D.W On Ice" had D.W agreeing to go ice skating with Emily and practices by sliding around on the floor of her house in her stockings. Slamming into Arthur just as he gets home at one point. Arthur points out sliding in stockings and ice skating are two different things.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'': "D.W On Ice" had D.W agreeing to go ice skating with Emily and promising to teach James how to skate. She practices by sliding around on the floor of her house in her stockings. Slamming into Arthur just as he gets home at one point. Arthur points out sliding in stockings and ice skating are two different things.


Though since your not able to, y'know, brake, good chance you'll end up on your bum or into a wall. Hey, still fun though.

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Though since your you're not able to, y'know, brake, good chance you'll end up on your bum or into a wall. Hey, still fun though.

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