'''SPACEBALLS: THE TRIVIA PAGE'''

* 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!]]"
** President Skroob's name is an anagram of director and actor Creator/MelBrooks' last name.
* 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.
** ParodyAssistance: Lucas' Creator/IndustrialLightAndMagic provided creature effects.
* 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.
* ImageSource: This film provides the page image for:
** BedouinRescueService
** BorrowedBiometricBypass
** EscapePod
** GreasySpoon
** LudicrousSpeed (also the TropeNamer)
** TheMerch
** NerdInEvilsHelmet
** OpeningScroll
** VaderBreath
** VisualInnuendo
** VisualPun
** YouMustBeCold
* ThrowItIn
** The moment with Dark Helmet's dolls. Creator/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.
* TechnologyMarchesOn
** VHS? What is this VHS videotape you speak of?
** Instant cassettes. They're out before the movie is finished.
* 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.
* 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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