Top 18 Spaceballs Movie Facts

Following is our collection of Spaceballs facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Spaceballs film message.

Not only are the cassettes in Spaceballs (1987) all Mel Brooks' movies (the director) but the rest are Rocky movies that go past the latest one of that time -- which was Rocky IV.
Not only are the cassettes in Spaceballs (1987) all Mel Brooks' movies (the director) but the rest are Rocky movies that go past the latest one of that time -- which was Rocky IV.
At the 30 min mark of Mel Brooks' Spaceballs (1987), After Spaceball 1 leaves ludicrous speed, Dark Helmet tells the crew to take a 5 min break, Dark Helmet and crew aren't seen again until the 35 minute mark. 5 minutes later.
At the 30 min mark of Mel Brooks' Spaceballs (1987), After Spaceball 1 leaves ludicrous speed, Dark Helmet tells the crew to take a 5 min break, Dark Helmet and crew aren't seen again until the 35 minute mark. 5 minutes later.

Spaceballs Trivia

These trivia from Reddit and other sources can be used as questions with answers in quizzes or games.

  1. Dark Helmet tells the doctor who makes out with the nurse (I forget both names) to "Go to the golf course and work on your putts". "Putz" is Hebrew slang for a penis

Spaceballs Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - There's more examples of merchandising in the diner scene, with Spaceballs place mats:
    There's more examples of merchandising in the diner scene, with Spaceballs place mats:
  • 1 - Princess Vespa's stunt double has a Hitler mustache, referencing Mel Brooks' tendency to make fun of Adolf Hitler.
    Princess Vespa's stunt double has a Hitler mustache, referencing Mel Brooks' tendency to make fun of Adolf Hitler.
  • 1 - The Millennium Falcon makes an appearance in the diner scene which suggests that Spaceballs and Star Wars both take place in the same universe.
    The Millennium Falcon makes an appearance in the diner scene which suggests that Spaceballs and Star Wars both take place in the same universe.
  • 1 - When Dark Helmet asks how many assholes are on the ship, everyone raises their hand except the guy on the far left.
    When Dark Helmet asks how many assholes are on the ship, everyone raises their hand except the guy on the far left.

Spaceballs Hidden Details

1 - The titular villains accidentally capture the heroes' stunt doubles. Lone Starr's stunt double, played by Dane Farwell, was indeed Bill Pullman's actual stunt double. Later in the film, you can clearly see him standing in when Lone Starr is dodging Dark Helmet's attacks.
The titular villains accidentally capture the heroes' stunt doubles. Lone Starr's stunt double, played by Dane Farwell, was indeed Bill Pullman's actual stunt double. Later in the film, you can clearly see him standing in when Lone Starr is dodging Dark Helmet's attacks.
1 - One of characters Mel Brooks plays is General Skroob. Skroob is an anagram of Brooks.
One of characters Mel Brooks plays is General Skroob. Skroob is an anagram of Brooks.
1 - The rest of the crew is leaning in the opposite direction from the g-forces acting on Sanders and Dark Helmet.
The rest of the crew is leaning in the opposite direction from the g-forces acting on Sanders and Dark Helmet.
1 - When Lord Helmet first appears onscreen, his shoelaces are untied.
When Lord Helmet first appears onscreen, his shoelaces are untied.

Dr. Schlotkin did Princess Vespa's first nose job and was hired by Dark Helmet to undo it

'going plaid' may be a play on 'warp speed', and 'warp' which is a term used to decribe fabric weaving.

Dark Helmet shouts from a cupped hand to his men combing the desert, despite having just used a bullhorn to talk to Col. Sanders

The main theme for "Spaceballs One", which looks like a shark, is a play on the much more famous Jaws theme.

The actor who played Kane in Alien(1979) played himself in the Alien parody scene in Spaceballs(1987)

Colonel Sanders forgot about the close up

Spaceballs poster
Spaceballs poster

Spaceballs Plot

A star pilot and his sidekick must come to the rescue of a Princess and save the galaxy from a ruthless race of beings known as Spaceballs.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Spaceballs. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Director Mel Brooks
Stars Mel Brooks, John Candy, Rick Moranis, Bill Pullman
IMDB score 7.1