Questions tagged [spaceballs]

Spaceballs (also known as Mel Brooks' Spaceballs) is a 1987 science fiction film parody starring and written by Mel Brooks. Also featured are Bill Pullman, Rick Moranis, John Candy, and Daphne Zuniga. It is mainly a parody of Star Wars, but also borrows elements from Star Trek, Alien, and Planet of the Apes.

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What's the song sung by the dink dinks?

In Spaceballs, the "Jawas" are walking singing their little "dink dink" jingle. I believe this is a normal tune and not one just made up for the movie. What song is it?
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Snotty made a joke I don't understand

I have always had a nagging question about the transporter scene in SpaceBalls. After Skroob has been "transported", to his then asinine state, we see Snotty "try and reverse the beam". Snotty: ...
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Are any of these ships from other movies?

At the end of Spaceballs there is a scene set at a diner / gas station / space station thing. Here we clearly see several Winnebago style ships as well as the Millennium Falcon. Are any of these ...
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Why is Lone Starr's ship called the Eagle 5?

Per the Spaceballs wiki article on the subject Eagle 5 is the 1986 Winnebago Chieftain 33 that Lone Starr and Barf travel in, using it as a flying spaceship (with space engines and wings ...
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How is canonicity of derivative works determined for Spaceballs?

The movie Spaceballs has spawned several pieces of spin-off media including its own animated TV series, an "official" poster-book and a novelisation of the film. Has there ever been an official word ...
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What did George Lucas think about Spaceballs?

Spaceballs is clearly a parody of the hit film Star Wars. Lone Starr, Barff, Vespa and Dot Matrix all closely mirror their counterparts; Han Solo, Chewie, C-3P0 and Leia. George Lucas is famously ...
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What happened to Dark Helmet, Colonel Sandurz and President Skroob?

After they landed on the Planet of the Apes, what happened to Dark Helmet, Colonel Sandurz and President Skroob? Were they captured and forced into ape slavery? Was there ever a description of their ...
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Why did they go to plaid?

In the movie Spaceballs, when Spaceball-1 achieves Ludicrous Speed, Lone Star states that they've Gone to plaid Why plaid?
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Exactly how fast is Ludicrous Speed?

In the hit movie Spaceballs, Spaceball-1 goes beyond 'Light speed', beyond 'Ridiculous speed' and into 'Ludicrous Speed'. But precisely how fast is Ludicrous Speed? Are there any contextual clues ...