!!Miscellaneous Trivia
* 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.

!!Trivia Tropes
* ActingForTwo: Mel Brooks himself, playing both Yogurt and President Skroob.
* 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!]]"
* {{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.
* DirectedByCastMember: Mel Brooks as both Yoghurt and President Skroob.
* 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}}''.
** StephenTobolowsky as the "You captured their stunt doubles!" guy.
** One of Yogurt's minions is Marcus the midgit accomplice from Film/BadSanta
* HeyItsThatVoice: The Japanese dubbed version has some hilarious casting choices, since many of them worked in sci-fi related stuff.
** Lone Star is 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]]).
* ImageSource: This film provides the page image for:
** EscapePod
*** Well, ''StarWarsANewHope'' provides the page image, but ''Spaceballs'' provides the page quote.
** LudicrousSpeed (also the TropeNamer)
** TheMerch
** VaderBreath
** VisualInnuendo
** VisualPun
* ThrowItIn
** The moment with Dark Helmet's dolls. RickMoranis was handed the figures a few moments before the cameras rolled and told to [[HarpoDoesSomethingFunny do something funny]].
** 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...
* YouLookFamiliar: Creator/MelBrooks plays both President Skroob and Yogurt.
** Lone Starr's ''Eagle 5'' spaceship is a 1986 Winnebago Chieftain 33.
* TechnologyMarchesOn
** VHS? What is this VHS videotape you speak of?
** Instant cassettes. They're out before the movie is finished.
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