History Trivia / Spaceballs

18th Feb '17 2:55:43 PM NWolfman
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* WorkingTitle: ''Planet Moron''.

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* WorkingTitle: ''Planet Moron''. It turned out that this was also the name of a French film, however.
11th Feb '17 9:57:53 PM Mineboot45
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* DVDCommentary: By Mel Brooks and Ronny Graham... allegedly. You kind of have to [[TakeOurWordForIt take Brooks' word for it]] that Graham is actually there the whole time. (His only contributions are giggling near the beginning of the film and finally speaking towards the end.)
10th Jan '17 8:53:00 PM Pren
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* PlayingAgainstType: A slight case for Mel Brooks, as this is the only time he set his parody at the contemporary film industry (in this case the huge merchandise-driven blockbusters kickstarted by ''Star Wars'' a decade earlier) rather than the films of his youth.

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* PlayingAgainstType: A slight case for Mel Brooks, as this is the only time he set aimed his parody at the contemporary film industry (in this case the huge merchandise-driven blockbusters kickstarted by ''Star Wars'' a decade earlier) rather than the films of his youth.
10th Jan '17 8:52:35 PM Pren
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** Moranis also came up with the idea to deepen his voice Creator/JamesEarlJones-style every time he closed his helmet.

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** Moranis also came up with the idea to deepen his voice Creator/JamesEarlJones-style every time he closed his helmet. This became HilariousInHindsight as he actually sounds a lot closer to David Prowse, whose voice was considered too silly and resulted in Jones being brought in to dub him.
10th Dec '16 10:43:20 AM Pren
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* PlayingAgainstType: A slight case for Mel Brooks, as this is the only time he set his parody at the contemporary film industry (in this case the huge merchandise-driven blockbusters kickstarted by ''Star Wars'' a decade earlier) rather than the films of his youth.
14th Nov '16 3:41:35 PM Josef5678
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** Creator/SteveMartin was the original choice for Colonel Sandurz.



** Creator/SteveMartin was the original choice for Colonel Sandurz.
14th Nov '16 9:25:37 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* ActingForTwo: Mel Brooks himself, playing both Yogurt and President Skroob.

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* ActingForTwo: Mel Brooks Creator/MelBrooks himself, playing both Yogurt and President Skroob.



* BillingDisplacement: Mel Brooks, John Candy, Rick Moranis, Bill Pullman, and Daphne Zuniga are credited in that order. Alphabetical, but that doesn't explain why the first three are the ones who appear on the original DVD cover and get BilledAboveTheTitle even though the other two are the protagonists. The most probable reason for this is because this movie was only Bill Pullman's second film role, so he probably didn't make the cover because nobody would have ever heard of him in 1987. Later DVD and Blu-Ray covers (including one modeled after the original poster) ''do'' show Lone Starr and Vespa on the front.
* DirectedByCastMember: Mel Brooks as both Yoghurt and President Skroob.

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* BillingDisplacement: Mel Brooks, John Candy, Rick Moranis, Bill Pullman, Creator/MelBrooks, Creator/JohnCandy, Creator/RickMoranis, Creator/BillPullman, and Daphne Zuniga are credited in that order. Alphabetical, but that doesn't explain why the first three are the ones who appear on the original DVD cover and get BilledAboveTheTitle even though the other two are the protagonists. The most probable reason for this is because this movie was only Bill Pullman's second film role, so he probably didn't make the cover because nobody would have ever heard of him in 1987. Later DVD and Blu-Ray covers (including one modeled after the original poster) ''do'' show Lone Starr and Vespa on the front.
* DirectedByCastMember: Mel Brooks Creator/MelBrooks as both Yoghurt and President Skroob.



* StillbornFranchise: It's unlikely that we'll ever see ''Spaceballs II: The Search For More Money''.



** Rick Moranis also came up with the idea to deepen his voice Creator/JamesEarlJones-style every time he closed his helmet.
** John Candy actually forgot to unbuckle his seatbelt, leading to the "Oh, that's going to leave a mark." joke being the ''actor's'' comment.

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** Rick Moranis also came up with the idea to deepen his voice Creator/JamesEarlJones-style every time he closed his helmet.
** John Candy Creator/JohnCandy actually forgot to unbuckle his seatbelt, leading to the "Oh, that's going to leave a mark." joke being the ''actor's'' comment.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The original idea is the entire movie would just be the ship keep going and going. But [[ExecutiveMeddling studio executives]] said no.
* YouLookFamiliar: Creator/MelBrooks plays both President Skroob and Yogurt.
** Lone Starr's ''Eagle 5'' spaceship is a 1986 Winnebago Chieftain 33.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: WhatCouldHaveBeen:
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The original idea is the entire movie would just be the ship keep going and going. But [[ExecutiveMeddling studio executives]] said no.
* YouLookFamiliar: Creator/MelBrooks plays both President Skroob ** Creator/JamesCaan was the original choice to play Lone Star. Unfortunately he was struggling with addiction issues at the time. Creator/TomCruise and Yogurt.
Creator/TomHanks were also considered.
* WorkingTitle: ''Planet Moron''.
** Creator/SteveMartin was the original choice for Colonel Sandurz.
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Lone Starr's ''Eagle 5'' spaceship is a 1986 Winnebago Chieftain 33.
14th Sep '16 11:32:59 PM NWolfman
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** After a few uncomfortable minutes of silence in her ship, Dot Matrix (voiced by Creator/JoanRivers) turns to Vespa and asks "Can we talk?"


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** All of Dot Matrix's dialogue is Creator/JoanRivers doing a GagDub of the completed footage in post.
4th Jul '16 3:36:45 AM Ingonyama
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25th May '16 1:54:43 AM TitoMosquito
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The original idea is the entire movie would just be the ship keep going and going through the entire movie. But [[ExecutiveMeddling studio executives]] said no.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The original idea is the entire movie would just be the ship keep going and going through the entire movie.going. But [[ExecutiveMeddling studio executives]] said no.
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