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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.
- History of the World Part One had a brief clip promising "Hitler on Ice" in the sequel.
- The climax of Death to Smoochy takes place during a production of Smoochy on Ice.
- ICarly discussed the trope in the episode iWin A Date when two of their friends didn't show up for their webshow as they went to see Girly Cow On Ice.
Carly: "Why is it whenever there's a popular TV show they just gotta go put it on ice!"
- Dialogue in a Full House episode revealed that Danny once took D.J. to see Smurfs on Ice.
- The now-defunct Ice Capades skating revues were the Real Life basis for this trope, via segments inspired by popular kid-friendly franchises. Examples:
- Yogi Bear (1977 edition, plus a crossover with Scooby Doo and The Flintstones in '79)
- The Snorks (1985)
- Ewoks (1986)
- Teddy Ruxpin (1987)
- Super Mario Brothers (1989) — Princess Toadstool spoke like Mae West, King Koopa was played by Mr. Belvedere, Mario sounded like Fred Flintstone, and the whole thing ended with a Curb Stomp Battle in which Mario did NOTHING. It has to be seen to be believed...so here it is!
- The Simpsons (1990)
- The Smurfs (More than once in The Eighties)
- Barbie (Several times in The Eighties and The Nineties)
- 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.
- While presented on traditional stages rather than ice rinks, there is a whole theatrical subgenre of what 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:
- Barney and Friends
- Blue's Clues
- Curious George
- Disney Live! (franchise)
- Dora the Explorer
- The Masters of the Universe Power Tour included characters from sister franchise She Ra Princess of Power.
- Muppet Babies
- The Muppet Show
- Pokémon as Pokémon Live
- Sesame Street (one of the oldest examples; franchise)
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles via the Coming Out of Our Shells Tour.
- Saturday Night Live for December 11th, 2010 had a Meryl Streep on Ice sketch.
- David Letterman for December 12, 2010 had a fake ad for WikiLeaks on Ice.
- Love and Capes has The Crusader On Ice. The Crusader's girlfriend is the only one amused.
- The full title of the Simpsons 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.)
- Also one time on The Simpsons Krusty and Sideshow Mel were hosting an Ice Capades-type show; they slipped behind some flats and two obvious skate-doubles came out to do an ice dance in their stead.
- In an episode of 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 Arthur 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.
- In Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, Bloo's popularity has resulted in a flood of Captain Ersatz Bloos, and this becomes a problem when Mac only has two tickets to Bloo's favorite TV show's On Ice Spectacular.
- Dangeresque: Put 'Em On Ice from the Rock Opera E-mail from Homestar Runner.
- Eddie from Slacker Cats goes to see Saving Private Ryan on ice.