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In this episode parodying Ski Films from the 1980's, the boy's families all take them to Aspen for two days after getting a great deal on the hotel room and Stan gets into a fight with a skier who challenges him to a race. Meanwhile, the parents attend a time share presentation only to be pursued and harassed by the persistent advertisers.

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In this episode parodying Ski Films teen ski films from the 1980's, 1980s, the boy's families all take them to Aspen for two days after getting a great deal on the hotel room and Stan gets into a fight with a skier who challenges him to a race. Meanwhile, the parents attend a time share time-share presentation only to be pursued and harassed by the persistent advertisers.


* DistractedByTheSexy: Averted. We are led to think this is how Tad lost when a girl distracts him by flashing her breasts, but it is soon revealed that the girl's breasts are two [[Film/TotalRecall1990 Kuato]]-esque monstrosities.

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* DistractedByTheSexy: Averted.[[SubvertedTrope Subverted]]. We are led to think this is how Tad lost when a girl distracts him by flashing her breasts, but it is soon revealed that the girl's breasts are two [[Film/TotalRecall1990 Kuato]]-esque monstrosities.


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* RuleOfFunny: TheReveal at the very end, which not only occurs without any {{foreshadowing}}, but also conflicts with the episode's otherwise mundane tone (by ''South Park'' standards). Viewers that haven't seen ''Film/TotalRecall1990'' aren't going to get the ShoutOut, either. However, it's precisely because of this that it works so well as a [[SubvertedTrope subversion]] to DistractedByTheSexy, and not knowing the reference makes the {{punchline}} that much more startling and impactful.


* StupidEvil: In the climactic race of the episode, Tad is definitely the better skier and manages to make it halfway down the mountain before Stan has even made it out of the starting lane. He then decides to make sure of his victory by utterly overkilling it with stuff to slow Stan down (including cutting down several trees), which does nothing to actually slow Stan when he reaches that spot {he would have wiped out ''if'' he had been skiing, but as he is just walking with his skis, he is capable of climbing over all of the obstacles) and then stand around to watch. The result: Stan catches up, and when Tad tries to rush to the finish line, he gets distracted and loses.

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* StupidEvil: In the climactic race of the episode, Tad is definitely the better skier and manages to make it halfway down the mountain before Stan has even made it out of the starting lane. He then decides to make sure of his victory by utterly overkilling it with stuff to slow Stan down (including cutting down several trees), which does nothing to actually slow Stan when he reaches that spot {he (he would have wiped out ''if'' he had been skiing, but as he is just walking with his skis, he is capable of climbing over all of the obstacles) and then stand around to watch. The result: Stan catches up, and when Tad tries to rush to the finish line, he gets distracted and loses.

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* DefiedTrope: The main plot of the episode (the homage to Eighties extreme sports comedies) notably has Stan trying repeatedly to get out of it. He makes clear that he doesn't cares about anybody else's plights, points out that he's a lousy skier and after the first time he and Tad race he even says "you are the better skier, this is all the proof you needed, ''leave me the hell alone''." The only reason Stan decides to agree to race at the climax is because Tad is just ''that'' relentless of a bully.


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* OutsideGenreFoe: Tad is very much your standard JerkJock villain of an Eighties film, an unrelenting bully that constantly wants to show off. He not only is from outside the genre, he constantly tries to force the plot to be ''his'' genre.


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* StupidEvil: In the climactic race of the episode, Tad is definitely the better skier and manages to make it halfway down the mountain before Stan has even made it out of the starting lane. He then decides to make sure of his victory by utterly overkilling it with stuff to slow Stan down (including cutting down several trees), which does nothing to actually slow Stan when he reaches that spot {he would have wiped out ''if'' he had been skiing, but as he is just walking with his skis, he is capable of climbing over all of the obstacles) and then stand around to watch. The result: Stan catches up, and when Tad tries to rush to the finish line, he gets distracted and loses.

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* FanDisservice: We do get to see the dorky-but-hot girl's breasts...and they're revealed to be hideous Kuato mutants straight out of ''[[Film/TotalRecall1990 Total Recall]]''.

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* AccidentalMisnaming: Thumper mishears Ike saying his name and refers to him as "Mike."


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* ItsPersonal: Stan is ultimately willing to risk his life to beat Tad all because Tad won't stop following him around and bothering him.


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* LampshadeHanging: Stan defends facing Tad on the K-13 by saying the guy has Heather. Kyle points out that Stan doesn't even know Heather.


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* ShoutOut: "[[Film/TotalRecall1990 Quaid, start the reactor!]]"


* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: Tad and Heather (blonds), Stan and Thumper (brunets), Stan and the dorky-but-hot girl (redheads).

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* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: Tad and Heather (blonds), Stan and Thumper (brunets), Stan Kyle and the dorky-but-hot girl (redheads).


* PoliceAreUseless: Not just the police, the government, even the president are in on the timeshare scam.

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* PoliceAreUseless: Not just the police, the government, even the president are in on the timeshare scam. The boys' parents call in the police to escape the timeshare scammers, only to find that the police are really TheDragon to the scammers and point guns at the ''parents'' to sit down, listen and buy the scam!

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* BettyAndVeronica: Played straight twice over. The dorky-but-hot girl as the Betty and Heather as the Veronica to Stanís Archie.
** Stan himself is the Betty to Tadís Veronica and Heatherís Archie.
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: Tad and Heather (blonds), Stan and Thumper (brunets), Stan and the dorky-but-hot girl (redheads).

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* SkiResortEpisode: The episode has boys go skiing while their parents are trapped in a timeshare meeting.


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* SavingTheOrphanageSavingTheOrphanage: The "saving the youth center" sub-version appears in the kids' subplot. Interestingly enough, Stan really doesn't cares about saving it, but he's been forced into the role anyway.

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* TheCatCameBack: The adults' subplot has them trying to get away from the timeshare salesmen several times only to end up in a similar conference room with the same salesmen who continue their pitch relentlessly.


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* MilkmanConspiracy: The timeshare people have connections all the way up to ''the president of the United States himself'' and essentially [[WeAreEverywhere own all of the authorities]] that would care about the complaints the adults have about their pestering. They use this immense power... to force people to sit down, listen to their entire timeshare pitch, and buy it.


* ButThouMust: The adults try escaping the timeshare salespeople only to fail every time.


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* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: The adults try escaping the timeshare salespeople only to fail every time.


* ParodiesForDummies: During the training montage, the dorky but hot girl reads Stan a book called "Skiing for Dumbasses".



* TropesForDummies: During the training montage, the dorky but hot girl reads Stan a book called "Skiing for Dumbasses".


* DistractedByTheSexy: Averted, we are led to think this is how Tad lost. But it is soon revealed that the girl's breasts are two [[Film/TotalRecall1990 Kuato]]-esque monstrosities.

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* DistractedByTheSexy: Averted, we Averted. We are led to think this is how Tad lost. But lost when a girl distracts him by flashing her breasts, but it is soon revealed that the girl's breasts are two [[Film/TotalRecall1990 Kuato]]-esque monstrosities.

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