Spaceballs (1987)

30 corrected entries

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Corrected entry: Right after rescuing the princess, they show a radar screen and Lone Starr says that Spaceball 1 is headed toward them. According to the radar screen, it was almost on top of him. Even a leader says in a few shots later that he was a minute away.


Correction: Colonel Sanders said "In less than a minute, Lone Star will be ours". Obviously he included the time needed to pull the Eagle 5 with the laser beam and then place it on the ship's dock.

Corrected entry: Barf opens a fortune cookie and Yogurt comes out to talk. When he is done talking, he starts to go away. But before he goes away Lone Starr starts talking to Barf as though Yogurt isn't there.


Correction: Lonestar could have just known he was done talking; he'd given them all the information they needed.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Snotty is ordered to beam down Skroob, Snotty did something wrong and that causes Skroob's head to be put on backwards. When everyone is trying to fix the problem he looks down and grabs his butt - this means his hands must be backwards too. Also if you look closely you can see his feet aren't backwards either. (00:15:25)

Correction: No one said specifically that only his head was on backwards. Since the beaming went wrong, his hands and feet could have turned out backward, yet everything else stayed the same.


Corrected entry: When Barf and Lone Starr (in disguise) find Princess Vespa and Dot Matrix in the prison cell, they take off their helmets. When they leave the cell, they don't have their helmets. When they run into the 2 guards they beat up, the GUARDS are wearing the helmets.

Correction: The heroes have obviously left their helmets in the cell but the two guards they beat up to get the helmets got new ones (most likely to be ID'ed as guards) and notice they had also gotten themselves new guns as well since the heroes still had the guns stolen from the guards earlier so these are not the same as all guns and helmets look dead identical.

Corrected entry: When Barf and Lone Starr take the clothes of the two guards, they take their guns, but when they all meet up in the corridor, the guards have their guns back.

Correction: These are new guns as there is no doubt an armory where they retrieved new weapons. Lone Starr and Barf still have the stolen guards' guns.

Corrected entry: When Princess Vespa goes on a rant and ends with 'Daughter of Roland, King of the Druids.' Lone Starr says 'Great, a Druish princess.' He should already have known she was Druish, considering he apparently knew who King Roland was when he called.

Correction: He did it for the joke.

Corrected entry: In the scene near the end of the movie where Lone Starr puts shaving cream on the guard's face, after he does the death pinch he falls and Lone Starr's ring falls off. But in the next shot it is on again.

Correction: If you go frame by frame you will see that his ring stays on and the thing that falls is probably some shaving cream.


Corrected entry: When Lone Starr and Barf leave the ship after it lands to rescue the princess in Spaceball city, the door to the ship is left open. Upon their return to the ship with the princess, the door is closed and then blasted locked. (00:59:15)

Correction: The guards they knocked out are left in the ship. Later on they run into these guards inside the prison complex. The guards left the ship, closed it and locked it. So they wanted to prevent a fast get away of Lone Starr & Co.


Corrected entry: Some six minutes before the end, Dark Helmet accidentally hits one of the crew members with his lightsaber. Viewing the accidental blow in slow motion, you can see that the crew member is injured before he's struck by the lightsaber.

Correction: If you had to use slow-mo to see it, it's not a mistake, according to the rules of the site.

Correction: I just watched this scene on YouTube and her lips are in fact moving.

Phaneron Premium member

Correction: You can say that without moving your lips, or moving them only barely.

Continuity mistake: The head of Mega-Maid mysteriously shrinks in size. After Spaceball-1 transforms into Mega-Maid, the head is gigantic enough for a Winnebago to fly through for a considerable length of time. However, later on in the film, after the head has been jettisoned and crashed on a beach, the head is only big enough to hold a few dozen people. This can be determined by the size of the people coming out of her nose.

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Computer: This ship will self-destruct in exactly ten seconds. Counting down. Ten, nine, eight, six.
President Skroob: Six? What happened to seven?
Computer: Just kidding.

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Trivia: When Skroob's ship arrives at Planet Druidia, Colonel Sandurz says the ship is preparing for metamorphosis to which Lord Helmet says "Ready, Kafka?" Franz Kafka wrote the book "The Metamorphosis."


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Question: When Dark Helmet says that there are two sides to every Schwartz, is this an obscure reference to something else, besides the obvious light side and dark side of the force?

Answer: "There are two sides to every sword" is a common saying.

Grumpy Scot

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