History YMMV / Spaceballs

20th May '18 1:50:49 PM AnotherGuy
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** Look at all TheMerch available InUniverse. And now look at the super-massive merch machinery that came with ''Film/TheForceAwakens''. Or even only all the merch for the three ''Franchise/StarWars'' prequels.
*** "Spaceballs THE FLAMETHROWER!" - Sure enough, ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' has flamethrower-wielding Stormtroopers.
*** The idea of selling flamethrowers as merchandise also became a reality in January 2018, [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/subcultures/elon-musk-flamethrower thanks to Elon Musk.]]

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** Look at all TheMerch available InUniverse. And now look at the super-massive merch machinery that came with ''Film/TheForceAwakens''. Or even only all the merch for the three ''Franchise/StarWars'' prequels.
*** "Spaceballs THE FLAMETHROWER!" - Sure enough, ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' has flamethrower-wielding Stormtroopers.
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The idea of selling flamethrowers as merchandise also became a reality in January 2018, [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/subcultures/elon-musk-flamethrower thanks to Elon Musk.]]
20th May '18 1:48:41 PM AnotherGuy
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* CrossesTheLineTwice: The two African-American Spaceballs are combing the desert with an ''afro comb''.
1st Apr '18 3:32:34 PM Dommie222
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** "What?! You went over my helmet?!"
30th Mar '18 12:31:27 PM CaptainCrawdad
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** Let's face it, it's tough to watch knowing that just a few years after this movie John Candy would die and That Rick Moranis' wife would also die of cancer forcing him to retire from acting. (Although it's quite admirable that he gave up his very successful career to care for his kids who'd just lost their mother.)
** Even though it's now regarded as one his better movies (Which is saying a lot) it's sad to look back and know that the lack of box office success of this movie basically ended Mel Brooks' career.



** The scene where they watch the VHS of the movie, explained by Colonel Sandurz as a technology breakthrough: instant cassettes in stores before the movie is even finished. In 2013, a certain discount retail store was already selling pre-orders for the ''Film/IronMan3'' DVD/Blu-Ray a couple of weeks before the film opened. We're getting closer...
*** A few [[Disney/{{Frozen}} other movies]] from that year came to home video before completing their theatrical runs.
*** With the advent of video on demand, feature films are occasionally being released a few weeks before the movies even come to theaters.
*** The closest we've come to a movie being available for home viewing before it's finished is when a work print of ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'' was leaked to the internet during its post-production.



** "Or else pizza [[RussianReversal is gonna send out for YOU!]]"



** Lone Starr's line [[Disney/{{Frozen}} "Cold never bothers me."]] Especially when you consider that Disney now owns ''Star Wars''.
** The black Spaceball ''combing'' the desert has been compared to Finn the Stormtroper in the desert of Jakku in the ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' trailer.
*** Even better when you realize the same actor went on to play [[Series/StarTrekVoyager Tuvok]]. Yes, just ''try'' picturing the stoic Vulcan telling Janeway "we ain't found shit!"

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** Lone Starr's line [[Disney/{{Frozen}} "Cold never bothers me."]] Especially when you consider that Disney now owns ''Star Wars''.
** The black Spaceball ''combing'' the desert has been compared to Finn the Stormtroper in the desert of Jakku in the ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' trailer. \n*** Even better when you realize the The same actor went on to play [[Series/StarTrekVoyager Tuvok]]. Yes, just ''try'' picturing the stoic Vulcan telling Janeway "we ain't found shit!"
1st Mar '18 9:50:05 AM teachzebra
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** Let's face it, it's tough to watch knowing that just a few years after this movie John Candy would die and That Rick Moranis' wife would also die of cancer forcing him to retire from acting. (Although it's quite admirable that he gave up his very successful career to care for his kids who'd just lost their mother.)
** Even though it's now regarded as one his better movies (Which is saying a lot) it's sad to look back and know that the lack of box office success of this movie basically ended Mel Brooks' career.
24th Feb '18 12:16:45 PM bowserbros
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*** The idea of selling flamethrowers as merchandise also became a reality in January 2018, [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/subcultures/elon-musk-flamethrower thanks to Elon Musk.]]
12th Feb '18 9:25:08 PM easytorememberhandle
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** Creator/HarryShearer playing a smarmy news anchor feels like a pre-emptive reference to ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. Oddly, Shearer is the only actor to appear in both this movie and ''Film/ANewHope'' (he dubbed the voices of some of the Rebel pilots).
15th Jan '18 12:26:22 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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*** And of course, Creator/RickMoranis as a DorkAge Darth Vader is downright ''prescient'' in light of the whiny, Emo!Anakin shown in the prequel trilogy and the self-destructive fanboy Kylo Ren introduced in the sequel trilogy.

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*** And of course, Creator/RickMoranis as a DorkAge Darth Vader NerdInEvilsHelmet DarthVaderClone is downright ''prescient'' in light of the whiny, Emo!Anakin shown in the prequel trilogy and the self-destructive fanboy Kylo Ren introduced in the sequel trilogy.
31st Dec '17 2:49:47 PM thunderchild120
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** At 60 km from wingtip to wingtip, the First Order flagship ''Supremacy'' in ''Film/TheLastJedi'' may actually be ''bigger'' than the ludicrously-oversized ''Spaceball One.''
26th Dec '17 9:03:20 PM PeabodySam
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** In ''Spaceballs'', a pair of Spaceball troopers try to arrest Lone Starr and Barf for illegal parking. In ''Film/TheLastJedi'', Finn and Rose are placed under arrest for a parking violation.
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