Spaceballs

Continuity mistake: When Barf and Lone Star are rescuing Dot and the princess for the first time (from the Mercedes), they position their ship over the Mercedes but facing the other way (ie. facing Spaceball 1). However, in the interior shots showing Lone Star in the cockpit, the view is just clear space. Spaceball 1 is a gigantic ship, and they are very close to it (as well as angled slightly up to it), together with Spaceball 1's "mouth" being open which makes the ship even bigger vertically. It should block their entire view, but it's not seen at all.

Gary O'Reilly
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Deliberate mistake: In the beginning of the movie, when Princess Vespa runs away from her wedding, she gets into a white vehicle. The next shot of the vehicle it is pink, then the next shot it is white again.

Continuity mistake: When Lonestar and Barf are at the diner after returning Princess Vespa to her father's castle, you see a creature burst out of a man's stomach. The creature then puts a hat on it's forehead and begins to sing while walking along the countertop. But later, just before the creature exits, the hat is on the middle of its head.

Revealing mistake: When Pizza the Hutt is telling our heroes that they owe him money, watch his mouth. You can see the actor's real mouth appear a couple of times through the whole speech. The actor's chin is covered in the special effect pizza stuff, but you can still see his very human mouth every so often through this segment.

Revealing mistake: During the merchandise segment, Spaceballs the book is actually a Transformers comic book. You have to look closely at it.

Troy Mc Donald

Character mistake: During the scene in the diner, there is a sign that reads "EMPLOYEE'S ONLY." There shouldn't be an apostrophe.

Low Cow

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Dark Helmet and Col. Sanderz turn off the picture, they turn it back on and we see the nurse making out with the doctor. She hurriedly zips up her dress. However in the next shot her dress is unzipped again.

Continuity mistake: When Colonel Sanders and Dark Helmet meet to discuss Vespa's disappearance, Dark Helmet looks into the periscope and sees Lone Star's ship right behind them. But when they show the periscope Dark Helmet is using there is no view from the other side. How can he see from the other side of the periscope with no window there?

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Lone Starr is lifting the Yogurt statue with the Schwartz, when Barf walks in, Lone Starr drops his hand. But in the next shot when the statue falls, Lone Starr is still holding his hand up until the statue actually falls and then he drops his hand again. (00:49:25)

Continuity mistake: When Vespa starts to run from the wedding, Valium isn't holding anything but as she goes by he is holding flowers. I don't think Vespa handed him her flowers as she ran by because the flowers he is holding are much smaller than the ones she had. (00:08:55)

apcall

Other mistake: When Dark Helmet kills the crew member, he chops straight down the man's right side, but the slash mark shows a right-to-left downward slice.

Continuity mistake: After Lone Star and Barf drop the giant hair dryer, they lift up the empty case. In the "Instant video Cassette" of the movie, Lone Star and Barf are lifting the case, but the hair dryer is missing.

Movie Nut
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Suggested correction: It's not the same scene. Notice that in the scene where they drop it, it's relatively flat where they are walking. In the instant cassette scene, they are walking down a hill.

LorgSkyegon

They were by a hill, but the angle didn't allow the camera to see it.

Movie Nut

Revealing mistake: As the ship goes to Ludicrous Speed, Dark Helmet goes horizontal, and as he does, you can make out of the wires pulling on the bottom of his cape.

Movie Nut

Other mistake: As Dark Helmet says his line "Everybody knows that!", watch the crewman in white to Helmet's right. He starts to cover his crotch a beat too soon.

Movie Nut

Visible crew/equipment: In the desert, Helmet asks the guys "combing" the desert if they've found anything. The camera crew is reflected in the helmet of the guy that says "we ain't found shit."

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Revealing mistake: When Vespa starts shooting at the guards on the platform, the one on the end flips over when shot, and you can see him bend over after he's shot to prepare himself for the stunt.

Continuity mistake: As the shaving guard falls, he gets shaving cream on Lonestar's right jacket arm. In the next shot Lonestar reaches down to grab the badge and that same arm comes into view and it is completely clean. There isn't enough time between shots for him to have wiped it off.

Guy

Continuity mistake: In the desert when we first see Lone Star and Barf carrying the luggage, Barf has two bags basically under his arms, with the straps over his shoulders. In the next shot the smaller bag has shifted over almost in front of him and the strap has dropped around his arm and chest.

Bishop73

Continuity mistake: When Dark Helmet takes the ring from Lonestar, he throws down into a grate. Later, when Megamaid explodes and Lonestar and company cheer, for a brief second, you can see the ring back on his finger.

Continuity mistake: Spaceball-1 is using a blue tractor beam to bring in Vespa's car, but when Barf opens the roof to rescue the girls, the blue light is nowhere to be seen.

jbrbbt

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."

Bishop73
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