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** This troper always thought what was shown were the escape pods for that section - presumably, there'd be additional banks of pods throughout the ship, but far enough away that the Big Bad Triumvirate couldn't hoof it to them in time (assuming any would left when they got there).


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** Pizza the Hutt might have run his outfit like many of the traditional gangsters in RealLife who had piss-poor accounting and/or ran their business numbers in their heads instead of on paper. Pizza's successors might not be aware of any pending debts.

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** Or Yogurt may like Lone Starr enough, and/or think the "princesses must marry princes" rule is outdated and stupid enough, that he just made it up. Certainly it would be in keeping with his use of a MagicFeather ring to train Lone Starr to make up whatever B.S. would convince the others to let Vespa hook up with the guy she actually liked.

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** Or Yogurt may like Lone Starr enough, and/or think the "princesses must marry princes" rule is outdated and stupid enough, that he just made it the "birth certificate" translation up. Certainly it would be in keeping with his use of a MagicFeather ring to train Lone Starr to make up whatever B.S. would convince the others to let Vespa hook up with the guy she actually liked.

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** Or Yogurt may like Lone Starr enough, and/or think the "princesses must marry princes" rule is outdated and stupid enough, that he just made it up. Certainly it would be in keeping with his use of a MagicFeather ring to train Lone Starr to make up whatever B.S. would convince the others to let Vespa hook up with the guy she actually liked.


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* I understand that the Schwarz is supposed to be a parody on Star Wars' the Force, but is there anything else beyond this? I'm also aware that Schwarz is "black" in German and it's also used as a surname, but am I missing something else? Or it's not even trying to be funny and I'm looking for meaning where there is none?

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* I understand that the Schwarz Schwartz is supposed to be a parody on Star Wars' the Force, but is there anything else beyond this? I'm also aware that Schwarz Schwartz is "black" in German and it's also used as a surname, but am I missing something else? Or it's not even trying to be funny and I'm looking for meaning where there is none?



*** But... ''I see your schwarz is as big as mine!''

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*** But... ''I see your schwarz schwartz is as big as mine!''

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*** But... ''I see your schwarz is as big as mine!''


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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.


* I understand that the Schwarz is supposed to be a parody on Star Wars' the Force, but is there anything else beyond this? I'm also aware that Schwarz is "black" in German and it's also used as a surname, but am I missing something else? Or it's not even trying to be funny and I'm trying to find meaning where there is none?

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* I understand that the Schwarz is supposed to be a parody on Star Wars' the Force, but is there anything else beyond this? I'm also aware that Schwarz is "black" in German and it's also used as a surname, but am I missing something else? Or it's not even trying to be funny and I'm trying to find looking for meaning where there is none?


* I understand that the Schwarz is supposed to be a parody on Star Wars' the Force, but is there anything else beyond this? I understand that Schwarz is "black" in German and it's also used as a surname, but am I missing something else? Or it's not even trying to be funny and I'm trying to find meaning where there is none?

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* I understand that the Schwarz is supposed to be a parody on Star Wars' the Force, but is there anything else beyond this? I understand I'm also aware that Schwarz is "black" in German and it's also used as a surname, but am I missing something else? Or it's not even trying to be funny and I'm trying to find meaning where there is none?

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** The above, plus it's a common name among Ashkenazi Jews, so it's another Jewish reference from Mel Brooks.

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** InherentlyFunnyWord? Otherwise, we're overthinking it...

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* I understand that the Schwarz is supposed to be a parody on Star Wars' the Force, but is there anything else beyond this? I understand that Schwarz is "black" in German and it's also used as a surname, but am I missing something else? Or it's not even trying to be funny and I'm trying to find meaning where there is none?

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** They killed off too much plant life so they're running out of Oxygen, and have too much Carbon Dioxide. Alternately, their technology might have weakened the atmosphere to the point where air is escaping.

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