History Fridge / Spaceballs

25th Sep '17 12:39:15 PM 123MannCoBox
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'''SPACE BALLS: THE FRIDGE PAGE'''

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19th Aug '17 4:56:38 AM AndIntroducingALeg
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** Another factor might be that royal courts often developed their own dialects that could amount to separate languages. When Hirohito announced Japan's surrender in 1945 he used the flowery language of the court and many people in Japan had no idea what he was saying.
8th Jul '17 10:17:23 AM ChaoticQueen
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[[AC:CaptainObvious]]
* I first saw ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'' when I was about 5. I'm 26 now, and just got the "What's the matter, Col. Sanders? Chicken?" line.
* It took me until my freshman year in college to get the "Ready, Kafka?" bit.
* I was 20 before I caught the Pizza the Hutt joke.
** The Pizza the Hutt joke is layered. Most people can see the joke on it's most basic level: Jabba the Hutt, Pizza Hut. But after watching this movie for well over a decade, this troper just noticed that Pizza and Vinnie are speaking from a fancy Italian pizza restaurant...and that's what it hit me: "Pizza the Hutt" works not only because it *sounds* like "Jabba the Hut," but also because it links the space gangster cliche to the mob-movie cliche of gangsters running pizza restaurants!
* I was 40 (& hadn't seen the movie in at least ten years) when I finally realized that Dark Helmet's tie (and the circles above it) resemble...er...certain parts of the male anatomy
* I was about 30, watching the movie for the first time in years, when I finally got the "Pizza's gonna send out for you!" joke.
* It took me quite some time to notice the double meaning of "ate himself to death" in the report of Pizza's death (that it's a pun, not just a really silly event).

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[[AC:CaptainObvious]]
* I first saw ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'' when I was about 5. I'm 26 now, and just got the "What's the matter, Col. Sanders? Chicken?" line.
* It took me until my freshman year in college to get the "Ready, Kafka?" bit.
* I was 20 before I caught the Pizza the Hutt joke.
** The Pizza the Hutt joke is layered. Most people can see the joke on it's most basic level: Jabba the Hutt, Pizza Hut. But after watching this movie for well over a decade, this troper just noticed that Pizza and Vinnie are speaking from a fancy Italian pizza restaurant...and that's what it hit me: "Pizza the Hutt" works not only because it *sounds* like "Jabba the Hut," but also because it links the space gangster cliche to the mob-movie cliche of gangsters running pizza restaurants!
* I was 40 (& hadn't seen the movie in at least ten years) when I finally realized that Dark Helmet's tie (and the circles above it) resemble...er...certain parts of the male anatomy
* I was about 30, watching the movie for the first time in years, when I finally got the "Pizza's gonna send out for you!" joke.
* It took me quite some time to notice the double meaning of "ate himself to death" in the report of Pizza's death (that it's a pun, not just a really silly event).
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* The Imperious Forces of Planet Spaceball capture the heroes' stunt doubles because they captured them in the middle of a stunt sequence.
** The captain who plans to interrogate them just before the reveal even refers to it as such.
* The alien singing "Hello my baby, hello my honey..." It's a song about a missed romantic opportunity. This is happening when Lonestar has just left Vespa to marry Prince Valium, and is wondering if he regrets the decision.
* On the DVD menu, one Spaceball says "We're scanning the Ford Galaxy..." The Ford Galaxy is where Lonestar is from. If the Spaceballs are looking for Lonestar (knowing he has Vespa), of course they'd try his home galaxy.
** Also, don't forget that you can take this even further in that Han Solo was played by Harrison FORD, and it makes it funnier.
*** The most obvious joke is in a galaxy named Ford. It was funny because the Ford Galaxie was a common car.
*** And quite possibly a shout-out back to another famous series that had an alien named Ford?
* In the "combing the desert" scene, Dark Helmet uses the loudspeaker to talk to Colonel Sanders, who is standing right next to him, yet ironically talks to the soldiers in the desert below by yelling at them with his own voice.

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* The Imperious Forces of Planet Spaceball capture the heroes' stunt doubles because they captured them in the middle of a stunt sequence.
** The captain who plans to interrogate them just before the reveal even refers to it as such.
* The alien singing "Hello my baby, hello my honey..." It's a song about a missed romantic opportunity. This is happening when Lonestar has just left Vespa to marry Prince Valium, and is wondering if he regrets the decision.
* On the DVD menu, one Spaceball says "We're scanning the Ford Galaxy..." The Ford Galaxy is where Lonestar is from. If the Spaceballs are looking for Lonestar (knowing he has Vespa), of course they'd try his home galaxy.
** Also, don't forget that you can take this even further in that Han Solo was played by Harrison FORD, and it makes it funnier.
*** The most obvious joke is in a galaxy named Ford. It was funny because the Ford Galaxie was a common car.
*** And quite possibly a shout-out back to another famous series that had an alien named Ford?
* In the "combing the desert" scene, Dark Helmet uses the loudspeaker to talk to Colonel Sanders, who is standing right next to him, yet ironically talks to the soldiers in the desert below by yelling at them with his own voice.
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28th Dec '16 1:37:31 PM LamborghiniRacer640
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*** The most obvious joke is in a galaxy named Ford. It was funny because the Ford Galaxy was a common car.

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*** The most obvious joke is in a galaxy named Ford. It was funny because the Ford Galaxy Galaxie was a common car.
27th Dec '16 5:29:58 AM AFP
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* As Dark Helmet told Lone Starr, the good guys ''are'' pretty dumb in this movie; so what does that make the bad guys, [[StupidEvil seeing as they still lost?]]

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* As Dark Helmet told Lone Starr, the good guys ''are'' pretty dumb in this movie; so what does that make the bad guys, [[StupidEvil seeing as they still lost?]]lost?]]
** The actual good guys?
27th Dec '16 5:24:32 AM AFP
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** In particular, it was common for the SpareToTheHeir to be sent away, partly for redundancy (if some disaster befalls the heir, the younger sibling is less likely to suffer the same fate), and partly to remove them from the political equation (it's much harder for the Spare to plot against the Heir while living in a Monastery, serving in the military, or running a colony in the New World). Plus, it gives the Heir something to do with their lives other than sitting around waiting for their older sibling to kick it.

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** In particular, it was common for the SpareToTheHeir [[SpareToTheThrone Spare to the Heir]] to be sent away, partly for redundancy (if some disaster befalls the heir, the younger sibling is less likely to suffer the same fate), and partly to remove them from the political equation (it's much harder for the Spare to plot against the Heir while living in a Monastery, serving in the military, or running a colony in the New World). Plus, it gives the Heir something to do with their lives other than sitting around waiting for their older sibling to kick it.
27th Dec '16 5:23:33 AM AFP
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** In particular, it was common for the SpareToTheHeir to be sent away, partly for redundancy (if some disaster befalls the heir, the younger sibling is less likely to suffer the same fate), and partly to remove them from the political equation (it's much harder for the Spare to plot against the Heir while living in a Monastery, serving in the military, or running a colony in the New World). Plus, it gives the Heir something to do with their lives other than sitting around waiting for their older sibling to kick it.
15th Dec '16 10:32:00 AM Allronix
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** TruthInTelevision: It used to be very common to send away a young royal to a monastery or foster parents just in case something happened at the palace. It was just more common for young ''princesses'' to be sent away to a convent, which ensured her education, piety, and marriageability. Being raised by a cloistered group of nuns is pretty good insurance for making sure she has no suitors or doesn't get knocked up before [[AltarDiplomacy selling her for an alliance with the neighbors.]]

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** TruthInTelevision: It used to be very common to send away a young royal to a monastery or foster parents just in case something happened at the palace. It was just more common for young ''princesses'' to be sent away to a convent, which ensured her education, piety, and marriageability. Being raised by a cloistered group of nuns is pretty good insurance for making sure she has no suitors or doesn't get knocked up before [[AltarDiplomacy selling her for an alliance with the neighbors.]] Plus, the "birth certificate" is likely some long dead language that only royalty would bother with.


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** Considering who Pizza is based on, the same thing that happened to Jabba's crime empire probably happened here; a dozen bosses like him decided to muscle in and divvy up what got left behind, and by the time the dust settles, that debt is probably going to be small beer. Plus, Druidia initially did offer to pay it all, and they probably would after Lone Starr marries into the royal family.
15th Dec '16 10:25:53 AM Allronix
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** TruthInTelevision: It used to be very common to send away a young royal to a monastery or foster parents just in case something happened at the palace. It was just more common for young ''princesses'' to be sent away to a convent, which ensured her education, piety, and marriageability. Being raised by a cloistered group of nuns is pretty good insurance for making sure she has no suitors or doesn't get knocked up before [[AltarDiplomacy selling her for an alliance with the neighbors.]]
15th Dec '16 10:05:59 AM Allronix
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** Think about the competence of the Spaceball leadership. The same amount of brilliance probably extends to their engineers, who likely half-assed the job in the first place
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