Blades of Glory

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In 2003, two skaters -- Chazz Michael Michaels (played by Will Ferrell) and James "Jimmy" MacElroy (played by Jon Heder) -- have been banned from the Men's Singles Skaters after a fight between the two skaters. After going through a slump in their lives, Jimmy discovered a loophole with the help of his stalker Hector saying that he can compete in the doubles even though he's been banned. Jimmy gains the help of his coach, but is unable to find a female partner, so they enlist the help of his rival Chazz to compete in the Figure Skating Championships. The two must overcome mutual dislike, limited time to prepare, their coach's secret past, and the dirty tricks of their main opponents, the Van Waldenberg siblings. The key to victory or defeat may lie in the attraction of Jimmy towards Katie, the Van Waldenbergs' little sister.

Tropes used in Blades of Glory include:

Chazz: I am ice skating!

Hector: I totally want to cut off your skin and wear it to my birthday... it's coming up...

  • Tropaholics Anonymous: Chazz goes to one of these meetings for sex addicts. None of them seem to be making any progress though.
    • Considering Chazz's rather lurid story at the meeting, it's no surprise they're not making any progress.
  • Truth in Television: At the Vancouver Olympics there were four brother-sister ice dancing duos.
    • Everything is better with sparkles in ice skating.
  • The Unfavorite: Katie with her brother and sister Stranz and Fairchild. They use their parents' car accident in order to make her do their dirty work.
  • Unlimited Wardrobe: Stranz and Fairchild are always dressed up, even when they're just relaxing at home.
    • Justified? Being the top figure skaters in the world, they have loads of endorsement deals.
  • Vomit Discretion Shot: Chazz, while working for a children's ice show during the three years he is banned from competition, gets drunk and throws up inside his 'evil wizard' giant costume head.