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** As it happens Dark Helmet lists the types of relatives who are directly related to each otheróhis father's brother is his uncle, his father's brother's nephew is his cousin, and so his father's brother's nephew's cousin ''is in fact Lone Starr himself''. As for the former roommate thing...[[WilMassGuessing maybe Lone Starr being such a bad bunkmate is the reason Dark Helmet both knows him so well and can't stand him?]]

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** As it happens Dark Helmet lists the types of relatives who are directly related to each otheróhis father's brother is his uncle, his father's brother's nephew is his cousin, and so his father's brother's nephew's cousin ''is in fact Lone Starr himself''. As for the former roommate thing...[[WilMassGuessing [[ConspiracyTheorist maybe Lone Starr being such a bad bunkmate is the reason Dark Helmet both knows him so well and can't stand him?]]

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** As it happens Dark Helmet lists the types of relatives who are directly related to each otheróhis father's brother is his uncle, his father's brother's nephew is his cousin, and so his father's brother's nephew's cousin ''is in fact Lone Starr himself''. As for the former roommate thing...[[WilMassGuessing maybe Lone Starr being such a bad bunkmate is the reason Dark Helmet both knows him so well and can't stand him?]]


* When LoneStarr and Barf pick up Vespa, Barf remarks, "Funny, she doesn't ''look'' Druish." Later in the movie, when Helmet is extorting the air shield code from Roland, we learn that Vespa had a nose job, and her original nose was considerably more... Druish.

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* When LoneStarr Lone Starr and Barf pick up Vespa, Barf remarks, "Funny, she doesn't ''look'' Druish." Later in the movie, when Helmet is extorting the air shield code from Roland, we learn that Vespa had a nose job, and her original nose was considerably more... Druish.



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* When LoneStarr and Barf pick up Vespa, Barf remarks, "Funny, she doesn't ''look'' Druish." Later in the movie, when Helmet is extorting the air shield code from Roland, we learn that Vespa had a nose job, and her original nose was considerably more... Druish.


** Maybe his name was Ricco Asshole?

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** Maybe his name was Ricco Asshole?Rico Asshole?
*** This would make sense; if so many people share a last name, making a point to call them by their first name would make things easier when calling for one.

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** Maybe his name was Ricco Asshole?



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* Dark Helmet claims to be Lone Starr's "Father's brother's nephew's cousin's former roommates". That could be a lot of people, including Lone Starr himself.


** Actually, the people of Planet Spaceball knew. In fact, the news was questioning the president about it during the "peri-air" scene. [[spoiler: So the people of Planet Spaceball know and so does the news. Eventually the people are going to get tired of hearing "we have enough air" when they obviously don't. Seeing how the Spaceballs reacted at a ship going down, it's easy to guess that as many as possible are going to try to flee the planet. When escape ships run out or the president locks the planet down, the remaining people are probably going to kill each other over the remaining air. Then the survivors will start to suffocate.]] That is, unless the Spaceballs manage to steal all of another planet's air, which then opens a whole new can of worms.

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** Actually, the people of Planet Spaceball knew. In fact, the news was questioning the president about it during the "peri-air" scene. [[spoiler: So the people of Planet Spaceball know and so does the news. Eventually the people are going to get tired of hearing "we have enough air" when they obviously don't. Seeing how the Spaceballs reacted at a ship going down, it's easy to guess that as many as possible are going to try to flee the planet. When escape ships run out or the president locks the planet down, the remaining people are probably going to kill each other over the remaining air. Then the survivors will start to suffocate.]] That is, unless the Spaceballs manage to steal all of another planet's air, which then opens a whole new can of worms.Perri-Air.


** Except it's stated they can get the film before it's even finished, presumably they can't watch any further than they actually are. Then you remember that the entire reason the bad guys are trying to steal the air from Druidia is because their own short-sightedness is what caused them to run out of air in the first place.

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** Except it's stated they can get the film before it's even finished, presumably they can't watch any further than they actually are.
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Then you remember that the entire reason the bad guys are trying to steal the air from Druidia is because their own short-sightedness is what caused them to run out of air in the first place.


* When looking over the Spaceballs movie to see where Lonestar escaped to, they never think to fast forward to the end of the movie to see if and/or how they would be defeated. Then you remember that the entire reason the bad guys are trying to steal the air from Druidia is because their own short-sightedness is what caused them to run out of air in the first place.

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* When looking over the Spaceballs movie to see where Lonestar escaped to, they never think to fast forward to the end of the movie to see if and/or how they would be defeated.defeated.
** Except it's stated they can get the film before it's even finished, presumably they can't watch any further than they actually are.
Then you remember that the entire reason the bad guys are trying to steal the air from Druidia is because their own short-sightedness is what caused them to run out of air in the first place.



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** Except the guy who got his nuts crushed via Schwartz in the opening scene was named Sergeant Rico, not Sergeant Asshole.


** Actually, the people of Planet Spaceball knew. In fact, the news was questioning the president about it during the "peri-air" scene. [[spoiler: So the people of Planet Spaceball know and so does the news. Eventually the people are going to get tired of hearing "we have enough air" when they obviously don't. Seeing how the Spaceballs reacted at a ship going down, it's easy to guess that as many as possible are going to try to flee the planet. When escape ships run out or the president locks the planet down, the remaining people are probably going to kill each other over the remaining air. Then the survivors will start to suffocate.]] That is, unless the Spaceballs manage to steal all of another planet's air, which then opens a whole new can of worms.

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* So how did whoever put the "out of order" sign on the self destruct cancellation button know it was out of order? There wouldn't be any reason to press it unless the self destruct was activated, and if it didn't work that time, then there shouldn't be a ship around in the first place. (Yes, yes, RuleOfFunny.. I know...)
** Something doesn't have to break while being used to be marked as out of order. The button may have never have been hooked up, may have been down for scheduled maintenance or simply failed a ''test'' use with a simulated destruct sequence.
** Maybe someone was playing a joke, or just being a butt?
** Having a cancellation for a self destruct mechanism seems like a rather important feature. Given the number of safeguards they have in place to prevent its activation, it's only reasonable they have one more safeguard to ''de''activate it.
** Think about the competence of the Spaceball leadership. The same amount of brilliance probably extends to their engineers, who likely half-assed the job in the first place
* The film actually completely negates its entire premise. The Spaceballs are running out of air and need to steal Druidia's supply. But when Barf, Dot, and Vespa are climbing between ships through ''outer space'', they can breathe just fine.
** Druidia had the best air. That's why they canned and exported it, and why the Spaceballs wanted it for themselves.
*** That's a good point -- after all, that desert planet had plenty of air they could have sucked up instead.
** Dot, of course, doesn't ''need'' to breathe, being a robot. Good point about Barf and Vespa, though.
** Invisible forcefields maintaining an air supply?
** AlternateCharacterInterpretation: The Spaceballs are ''just that stupid''.
*** Which leads to the AlternateCharacterInterpretation that the Druidians are intentionally letting an entire race believe they are about to suffocate at any given time simply so they can keep exporting their air and keep bringing in the money.
*** Why not get air AND kill those smarmy "peace loving" people at the same time?
* Why is a Druish princess singing a spiritual about Jesus?
** [[RuleOfFunny Because it's funny]], and [[MST3KMantra you should really just relax]].
** Who says she isn't a Messianic Dru?
** Or she just likes the tune and couldn't care less what the lyrics are.
* Why is a birth certificate, much less a royal one, in a language no one but Yogurt can read?
** It's probably readable on the original planet he's from. Why he was sent away in the first place is another question.
*** FridgeHorror: The same reason Superman was sent to Earth?
** TruthInTelevision: It used to be very common to send away a young royal to a monastery or foster parents just in case something happened at the palace. It was just more common for young ''princesses'' to be sent away to a convent, which ensured her education, piety, and marriageability. Being raised by a cloistered group of nuns is pretty good insurance for making sure she has no suitors or doesn't get knocked up before [[AltarDiplomacy selling her for an alliance with the neighbors]]. Plus, the "birth certificate" is likely some long dead language that only royalty would bother with.
** In particular, it was common for the [[SpareToTheThrone Spare to the Heir]] to be sent away, partly for redundancy (if some disaster befalls the heir, the younger sibling is less likely to suffer the same fate), and partly to remove them from the political equation (it's much harder for the Spare to plot against the Heir while living in a Monastery, serving in the military, or running a colony in the New World). Plus, it gives the Heir something to do with their lives other than sitting around waiting for their older sibling to kick it.
** Another factor might be that royal courts often developed their own dialects that could amount to separate languages. When Hirohito announced Japan's surrender in 1945 he used the flowery language of the court and many people in Japan had no idea what he was saying.
* Just how does Pizza the Hutt eating himself get Lone Starr and Barf out of debt? Surely his successor would want to take back the money he was owed. He represents TheMafia and if you get yourself indebted to one boss, you get yourself indebted to them all.
** By the time the dust settled and Pizza's successor took over operations, Lone Starr would already be married to the Princess of Druidia, and no longer be a simple thug easy to squeeze. So better to cut their losses.
*** Issue: Barf brought up that fact before Lone Starr decided to go back and marry Vespa.
*** The debt could have been personal, rather than professional. He might have owed Pizza specifically, not his organization.
** Considering who Pizza is based on, the same thing that happened to Jabba's crime empire probably happened here; a dozen bosses like him decided to muscle in and divvy up what got left behind, and by the time the dust settles, that debt is probably going to be small beer. Plus, Druidia initially did offer to pay it all, and they probably would after Lone Starr marries into the royal family.
* As Dark Helmet told Lone Starr, the good guys ''are'' pretty dumb in this movie; so what does that make the bad guys, [[StupidEvil seeing as they still lost?]]
** The actual good guys?
** The premise that GoodIsDumb does not preclude the possibility of Evil ''also'' being Dumb.
** StupidEvil
* If Lone Star was raised by monks who had taken vows of silence, how did he learn to speak?
** He may have been a toddler old enough to talk when he was left at the monastery; he just wasn't old enough to remember what his life had been like before then.
** Raised by monks doesn't mean he only interacted with monks. Since he clearly didn't take the same vow, he might have been regularly sent out into the nearby town for supplies and such. The monks may also have had some support staff or acolytes who were not under the vow.\\\
Or they had Space TV.

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** Actually, the people of Planet Spaceball knew. In fact, the news was questioning the president about it during the "peri-air" scene. [[spoiler: So the people of Planet Spaceball know and so does the news. Eventually the people are going to get tired of hearing "we have enough air" when they obviously don't. Seeing how the Spaceballs reacted at a ship going down, it's easy to guess that as many as possible are going to try to flee the planet. When escape ships run out or the president locks the planet down, the remaining people are probably going to kill each other over the remaining air. Then the survivors will start to suffocate.]] That is, unless the Spaceballs manage to steal all of another planet's air, which then opens a whole new can of worms.

[[AC:FridgeLogic]]
* So how did whoever put the "out of order" sign on the self destruct cancellation button know it was out of order? There wouldn't be any reason to press it unless the self destruct was activated, and if it didn't work that time, then there shouldn't be a ship around in the first place. (Yes, yes, RuleOfFunny.. I know...)
** Something doesn't have to break while being used to be marked as out of order. The button may have never have been hooked up, may have been down for scheduled maintenance or simply failed a ''test'' use with a simulated destruct sequence.
** Maybe someone was playing a joke, or just being a butt?
** Having a cancellation for a self destruct mechanism seems like a rather important feature. Given the number of safeguards they have in place to prevent its activation, it's only reasonable they have one more safeguard to ''de''activate it.
** Think about the competence of the Spaceball leadership. The same amount of brilliance probably extends to their engineers, who likely half-assed the job in the first place
* The film actually completely negates its entire premise. The Spaceballs are running out of air and need to steal Druidia's supply. But when Barf, Dot, and Vespa are climbing between ships through ''outer space'', they can breathe just fine.
** Druidia had the best air. That's why they canned and exported it, and why the Spaceballs wanted it for themselves.
*** That's a good point -- after all, that desert planet had plenty of air they could have sucked up instead.
** Dot, of course, doesn't ''need'' to breathe, being a robot. Good point about Barf and Vespa, though.
** Invisible forcefields maintaining an air supply?
** AlternateCharacterInterpretation: The Spaceballs are ''just that stupid''.
*** Which leads to the AlternateCharacterInterpretation that the Druidians are intentionally letting an entire race believe they are about to suffocate at any given time simply so they can keep exporting their air and keep bringing in the money.
*** Why not get air AND kill those smarmy "peace loving" people at the same time?
* Why is a Druish princess singing a spiritual about Jesus?
** [[RuleOfFunny Because it's funny]], and [[MST3KMantra you should really just relax]].
** Who says she isn't a Messianic Dru?
** Or she just likes the tune and couldn't care less what the lyrics are.
* Why is a birth certificate, much less a royal one, in a language no one but Yogurt can read?
** It's probably readable on the original planet he's from. Why he was sent away in the first place is another question.
*** FridgeHorror: The same reason Superman was sent to Earth?
** TruthInTelevision: It used to be very common to send away a young royal to a monastery or foster parents just in case something happened at the palace. It was just more common for young ''princesses'' to be sent away to a convent, which ensured her education, piety, and marriageability. Being raised by a cloistered group of nuns is pretty good insurance for making sure she has no suitors or doesn't get knocked up before [[AltarDiplomacy selling her for an alliance with the neighbors]]. Plus, the "birth certificate" is likely some long dead language that only royalty would bother with.
** In particular, it was common for the [[SpareToTheThrone Spare to the Heir]] to be sent away, partly for redundancy (if some disaster befalls the heir, the younger sibling is less likely to suffer the same fate), and partly to remove them from the political equation (it's much harder for the Spare to plot against the Heir while living in a Monastery, serving in the military, or running a colony in the New World). Plus, it gives the Heir something to do with their lives other than sitting around waiting for their older sibling to kick it.
** Another factor might be that royal courts often developed their own dialects that could amount to separate languages. When Hirohito announced Japan's surrender in 1945 he used the flowery language of the court and many people in Japan had no idea what he was saying.
* Just how does Pizza the Hutt eating himself get Lone Starr and Barf out of debt? Surely his successor would want to take back the money he was owed. He represents TheMafia and if you get yourself indebted to one boss, you get yourself indebted to them all.
** By the time the dust settled and Pizza's successor took over operations, Lone Starr would already be married to the Princess of Druidia, and no longer be a simple thug easy to squeeze. So better to cut their losses.
*** Issue: Barf brought up that fact before Lone Starr decided to go back and marry Vespa.
*** The debt could have been personal, rather than professional. He might have owed Pizza specifically, not his organization.
** Considering who Pizza is based on, the same thing that happened to Jabba's crime empire probably happened here; a dozen bosses like him decided to muscle in and divvy up what got left behind, and by the time the dust settles, that debt is probably going to be small beer. Plus, Druidia initially did offer to pay it all, and they probably would after Lone Starr marries into the royal family.
* As Dark Helmet told Lone Starr, the good guys ''are'' pretty dumb in this movie; so what does that make the bad guys, [[StupidEvil seeing as they still lost?]]
** The actual good guys?
** The premise that GoodIsDumb does not preclude the possibility of Evil ''also'' being Dumb.
** StupidEvil
* If Lone Star was raised by monks who had taken vows of silence, how did he learn to speak?
** He may have been a toddler old enough to talk when he was left at the monastery; he just wasn't old enough to remember what his life had been like before then.
** Raised by monks doesn't mean he only interacted with monks. Since he clearly didn't take the same vow, he might have been regularly sent out into the nearby town for supplies and such. The monks may also have had some support staff or acolytes who were not under the vow.\\\
Or they had Space TV.
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* The reason Lone Starr turned down the reward, not only because of his love for Vespa, but because he knew she'll need as much money as she can since she's gonna be marrying Valium who likely won't support them both.

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* The reason Lone Starr turned down the reward, not only because of his love for Vespa, but because he knew she'll need as much money as she can since she's gonna be marrying Valium who likely won't support them both.



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* The reason Lone Starr turned down the reward, not only because of his love for Vespa, but because he knew she'll need as much money as she can since she's gonna be marrying Valium who likely won't support them both.



** Who says she isnít a Messianic Dru?

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** Who says she isnít isn't a Messianic Dru?



** TruthInTelevision: It used to be very common to send away a young royal to a monastery or foster parents just in case something happened at the palace. It was just more common for young ''princesses'' to be sent away to a convent, which ensured her education, piety, and marriageability. Being raised by a cloistered group of nuns is pretty good insurance for making sure she has no suitors or doesn't get knocked up before [[AltarDiplomacy selling her for an alliance with the neighbors.]] Plus, the "birth certificate" is likely some long dead language that only royalty would bother with.

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** TruthInTelevision: It used to be very common to send away a young royal to a monastery or foster parents just in case something happened at the palace. It was just more common for young ''princesses'' to be sent away to a convent, which ensured her education, piety, and marriageability. Being raised by a cloistered group of nuns is pretty good insurance for making sure she has no suitors or doesn't get knocked up before [[AltarDiplomacy selling her for an alliance with the neighbors.]] neighbors]]. Plus, the "birth certificate" is likely some long dead language that only royalty would bother with.


* A minor one from the "Asshole" scene. When Dark Helmet gets frustrated and hollers "How many assholes do we got on this ship anyhow?", only one of the crew doesn't stand up. Other than [[Funny/{{Spaceballs}} being funny]], this also makes sense because that man is a ''replacement'' crewman for that particular station; Dark Helmet zapped the original guy (who, ostensibly, would have been an Asshole) at the beginning of the film.

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* A minor one from the "Asshole" scene. When Dark Helmet gets frustrated and hollers "How many assholes do we got on this ship anyhow?", only one member of the bridge crew doesn't stand up. Other than [[Funny/{{Spaceballs}} being funny]], this also makes sense because that man is a ''replacement'' crewman for that particular station; Dark Helmet zapped the original guy (who, ostensibly, would have been an Asshole) at the beginning of the film.

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