History Trivia / Spaceballs

16th Apr '16 1:15:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** The Spaceball combing the desert who says "We ain't found shit!" is Tim Russ, years before he would play Tuvok on ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''.
** The second Spaceball from that scene that says "Not a thing, sir!" and the Spaceball on Dark Helmet's right that helps him up after the Ludicrous Speed meltdown is Creator/RobPaulsen!
** Not to mention Michael "That Sound Effects Guy From ''Film/PoliceAcademy''" Winslow manning the Mr. Radar.
** And Creator/DomDeLuise as the dreaded Pizza the Hutt. Of course, Dom [=DeLuise=] was part of Mel Brooks' ProductionPosse.
** Dr. Schlotkins's sexy nurse is none other than Brenda Strong.
** And who could forget [[Film/IndependenceDay President Whitmore]] as Lone Starr?
** How about Joan Rivers looking more natural than at any other point in her career?
*** The robot itself was actually Lorene Yarnell of Shields and Yarnell.
** While uncredited from the final product, Michael York is the Ape that says "There goes the planet!" Similarly, Creator/JohnHurt also appears as a parody of his character from ''Film/{{Alien}}''.
** Main/StephenTobolowsky as the "You captured their stunt doubles!" guy.
** One of Yogurt's minions is Marcus the midgit accomplice from Film/BadSanta
** And then there's Jack Riley (or should we say, [[WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}} Stu Pickles]]?) as the news anchor announcing Pizza the Hut's death. This is actually Riley's third cameo in a Mel Brooks movie, having appeared earlier in ''Film/HistoryOfTheWorldPartI'' and ''Film/ToBeOrNotToBe''.
** Call this one Hey, it's that Spaceship; look for the Millennium Falcon among the other parked spaceships when Lone Star and Barf are walking toward the diner.
* HeyItsThatVoice:
** While not credited, four of the five actors that provide the voices of the Dinks are Creator/RobPaulsen, Creator/TressMacNeille, Creator/PhilHartman, and Creator/CoreyBurton.
** The Japanese dubbed version has some hilarious casting choices, since many of them worked in sci-fi related stuff.
*** Lone Star is Creator/HochuOtsuka ([[Manga/{{Naruto}} Jiraiya]] and [[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Yazan Gable]]).
*** Princess Vespa is Creator/KikukoInoue ([[VideoGame/GuiltyGear I-No]] and [[Manga/AhMyGoddess Belldandy]] -- [[PlayingAgainstType and being NOT the first time she voices an annoying and bitchy girl for a change]]).
*** Dark Helmet is Creator/KeiTomiyama ([[Anime/LegendOfGalacticHeroes Yang Wenli]] -- HilariousInHindsight considering that Yang is a lazy but brilliant military genius and Dark Helmet is a whiny boy with poor tactical prowess).
*** Col. Sandurz is Masaru Ikeda ([[VideoGame/SakuraWars Ikki Yoneda]] -- HilariousInHindsight just like with Dark Helmet: Yoneda is a badass military prodigy and Sandurz is even WORSE than Helmet in the military stuff department).
*** Yogurth is Michio Hazama ([[Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross the Capt. Bruno Global]]).
7th Apr '16 4:10:45 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* VindicatedByCable: Upon release, many reviews were middling (particularly as ''Star Wars'' had been dormant for a while - of course, this was before [[ShallowParody narrow parodies of recent films]] became the norm...), to the point the Stinkers Bad Movie Awards named it the worst movie of 1987 and the movie is named in our wiki as Mel Brooks' CreatorKiller. On video and television, it managed to achieve CultClassic status and is well-regarded among Brooks' work.
15th Feb '16 1:52:17 PM harlbior
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* ActorAllusion: [[Film/{{Alien}} John Hurt]] plays a patron in "Gus's Galaxy Grill" who had [[ChestBurster the special.]] [[AsideGlance He even says]] "[[NotAgain Oh no, not again!]]"

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[[Film/{{Alien}} John Hurt]] plays a patron in "Gus's Galaxy Grill" who had [[ChestBurster the special.]] [[AsideGlance He even says]] "[[NotAgain Oh no, not again!]]"again!]]"
** President Skroob's name is an anagram of director and actor Creator/MelBrooks' last name.
9th Jan '16 4:08:48 PM Peteman
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* ApprovalOfGod: Creator/MelBrooks was worried about getting Creator/GeorgeLucas's approval to make the movie. Lucas, however, was cool with it...on one condition: No merchandising.

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* ApprovalOfGod: Creator/MelBrooks was worried about getting Creator/GeorgeLucas's approval to make the movie. Lucas, however, was cool with it...on one condition: No (real world) merchandising.
31st Dec '15 1:35:35 AM Carnildo
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* {{Defictionalization}}: Perhaps President Skroob's "Perri-Air" inspired Chen Guangbiao [[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/01/chen-guangbiao-canned-fresh-air-pollution-china_n_2599716.html to sell canned air]] in increasingly-polluted Beijing, China.
25th Dec '15 6:58:54 AM dsneybuf
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* 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 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.

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* 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.
18th Dec '15 1:09:33 PM Josef5678
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* 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 DVD cover and get BilledAboveTheTitle even though the other two are the protagonists.
** Well, 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.

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* 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 DVD cover and get BilledAboveTheTitle even though the other two are the protagonists.
** Well,
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.
18th Dec '15 8:26:22 AM ColeNichols
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** Well, 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.
13th Dec '15 1:50:35 PM eroock
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* Mel Brooks stated in Spaceballs: The Documentary that he has made the most money in video sales from Spaceballs with Film/RobinHoodMenInTights coming in second. He attributed the film's popularity among children as the reason why.

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* Mel Brooks stated in Spaceballs: The Documentary that he has made the most money in video sales from Spaceballs with Film/RobinHoodMenInTights coming in second. He attributed the film's popularity among children as the reason why.YouLookFamiliar: Creator/MelBrooks plays both President Skroob and Yogurt.
** Lone Starr's ''Eagle 5'' spaceship is a 1986 Winnebago Chieftain 33.
5th Dec '15 7:45:00 PM said43
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* Mel Brooks stated in Spaceballs: The Documentary that he has made the most money in video sales from Spaceballs with Film/RobinHoodMenInTights coming in second. He attributed the film's popularity among children as the reason why.
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