Spaceballs (1987)

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Corrected entry: When the ship is going to self-destruct, the P.A. says it will blow up in 3 minutes, but it takes longer than that.

Correction: This not necessarily a mistake, the countdown also goes from 8 to 6, when the characters ask "6, what happened to 7"? and the computer replies "just kidding" which then adds several seconds to the countdown.

Corrected entry: When Lonestar and Helmet are fighting near the end, Helmet takes Lonestar's ring. In one scene after this he is standing near the self destruct button. The camera operator is visible in the glass of the button. It is clear enough you can see that he is wearing a "Spaceballs" shirt.

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Correction: Most likely intentional since we see the crew during the fight.

Corrected entry: When Lone Starr and Dark Helmet engage in their Schwartz battle, Dark Helmet accidentally "kills" one of the film's crewmen. As he falls, the crewman lets out a Wilhelm scream.

Cubs Fan Premium member

Correction: No he doesn't. It may just be on my DVD, but he lets out something that almost certainly is not a Wilhelm scream.

Corrected entry: When Dark Helmet is talking about coffee and radar, one of the men working on the ship grabs himself before everyone else.

Correction: That particular crew member had his nuts crushed by dark helmet prior to this, knows how much it hurt and was extra worried about it. It's intentional.


Corrected entry: At the speed at which Vespa's car is being pulled into Spaceball-1 by the tractor beam, they would have already been captured before Lone Starr and Barf could have gotten to them.


Correction: This is kind of a joke. We even see a similar occurrence later in the movie when the heroes (or their stunt doubles) dive through a slowly closing door which then conveniently closes rapidly after they go through.

Phaneron Premium member

Corrected entry: When Barf opens the roof of Vespa's car, the stars behind them are not moving considering the car is being tractor beamed in.


Correction: Do the stars seem to move as you drive down the road at night? They're far enough away that they seem stationary from that perspective.

Phixius Premium member

Corrected entry: When Lone Starr and Barf rescue Vespa and Dot early in the film, Barf descends down a ladder to the roof of the Mercedes. The door opens up, he introduces himself, etc. and then he, Vespa, and Dot climb up the ladder with Vespa's luggage. This entire scene is completely impossible because both Vespa (human) and Barf (half dog, half human) would not be able to survive in outer space without an astronaut-type suit. The average temperature in outer space is approximately -455 degrees Fahrenheit. Also, space is a near vaccuum, so there would be no air to breathe. Thus, Barf would've never been able to make it out of the Winnebago to rescue Vespa and Dot alive.

Brittle Fingers

Correction: In this parody of the Star Wars films it is logical to assume that Lone Starr's Winnebago has shields that it can extend around Vespa's ship. Force fields are used extensively in the Star Wars saga to maintain an oxygen atmosphere in areas that are open to space.

BocaDavie Premium member

Corrected entry: When Dark Helmet is threatening to reverse Princess Vespa's nose job, he introduces the plastic surgeon as "Dr. Phillip Schlotkin." However, when he holds up the "before" picture of Princess Vespa, it says the doctor's name is "Dr. Irving Schlotkin."


Correction: These are two different Doctors. Irving Schlotkin is the doctor who performed the first surgery. Phillip Schlotkin is reversing the surgery.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Lone Starr is fighting Dark Helmet, when Dark Helmet strikes the camera guy, his mask comes up. In the next shot, it is back down.


Correction: It only flies up a bit, not the whole way, but on the downstroke you can see it going back down.

Corrected entry: After Spaceball1 takes the air from Druidia, King Roland falls on his desk. Later, when the air is back, he is on a different part of the desk.

Correction: When he collapsed from lack of oxygen, Roland did not necessarily pass out completely. If he retained just a little bit of consciousness before blacking out, it is possible he could have moved.


Corrected entry: Right after the soldiers in their underwear say, "Hey, those are the guys that stole our uniforms," the shot switches back to Lone Starr and other characters. Look closely at Princess Vespa. Her hair has completely changed, and it looks like she's wearing a very bad wig.

Correction: That's because it isn't her, it's her stunt double. This is a lead-up to the "You've captured their stunt doubles!" joke.

Jason Hoffman

Corrected entry: Watch Dot's legs at the wedding, when she says, "I was so excited, I couldn't hold my oil!" If you look underneath her, you will see some lines, the track for her to slide on or a mark where she's supposed to be.

Correction: The floor is made of tiles and the lines and marks are part of that design. It appears that Dot rolls freely on skates, and the only mark I saw near where she was standing when saying her line was a part of the tile design.

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.

Corrected entry: When Barf is bringing the bags for princess Vespa from her car to the Winnebago, the trunk would not have fit through the entrance hole of the Winnebago.


Correction: Barf wouldn't have been able to carry it the way he was, but it looks like it could have fit through if he put it through first or pulled it through after.

Corrected entry: In the "Mr. DVD" Menu wait till a cow flies by. When the cow is in the crosshairs press the play button.


Correction: This is not an Easter Egg. The same thing happens when you press Enter whether the cow is in the crosshairs or not.

Corrected entry: When the cast member is struck by the lightsaber he falls to the ground and is left there. Later when they are fighting he is gone.

Correction: The other crew members could have moved him to see if they could help him and give him medical treatment.

Corrected entry: When Lone Star and Barf are carrying Princess Vespa and Dot Matrix respectively in the desert, just after Lone Star and Vespa collapse in the sand, they fall with their faces looking at opposite sides. And seconds after, when the small guys come to help, Vespa's head is looking at the same direction than Lone Star. This couldn't be possible if she was unconscious.

Correction: We do not know how much time passes before the little "dinks" arrives at the scene. After Lone Star falls, the movie cuts and we are shown the little guys walking through the desert. It is entirely possible that more time than the second shown on screen passed, and if Vespa regained some consciousness or semi-consciousness in this time, she could have turned her head.


Corrected entry: In the beginning story narrative, there are four paragraphs, double space. But when they are fast-forwarding through it later, there is only one paragraph. There is also a Sub-Title underneath the "Chapter Eleven." There is also no double spacing, and the "If you can read this you don't need glasses," shows up before the rest is almost all the way up.


Correction: It's being fast-forwarded. It only seems like there's less text and that the final line appears much faster.

Corrected entry: When Lone Starr drops the blow drier on the desert, the plug and some of the cord stays in the suitcase. But when it shows it on the ground later, the whole cord and the plug are on the ground right next to it.

Correction: The second shot of the drier comes after a cut, where the characters have picked up the luggage again and walked for ten meters. When they did this, which is not shown on camera, they freed the cord from the suitcase.


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: When Dark Helmet lifts the door on Princess Vespa's car and it falls on him, look at the trooper in the background. He buckles over as if he were laughing.

Correction: He's not doubling over in laughter-all of the troopers are covering their crotch out of fear of what Dark Helmet might do to them. When the door crashes down, many of them grip their crotches tighter since Helmet has been embarrassed again.


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.


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.


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.


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