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Revealing mistake: When we see Dark Helmets' hoverjeep in the desert, watch the front end: you can clearly make out the edge of the mirrored box they used for the "hover" effect.

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Revealing mistake: When the "Alien" is dancing along the bar, it kicks its legs. As it dances past Barf and Lone Starr in close up, its legs are stationary and the whole model is bouncing. On cut back to its disappearance through the "stage door", its legs are kicking again. This also applies to the other animations of the "Alien." You can also see the 'stick' that it is attached to, along with the hole cut in the bar to accommodate the stick.

Revealing mistake: Before Yogurt's statue falls on Barf's foot and makes it flat, you can see that his foot is already flat.

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
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Suggested correction: That's part of the gag.

Bishop73

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

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: After Dark Helmet has stolen Lone Starr's ring of the Schwartz and dropped it down in the grill, Lone Starr is wearing it again after he gets into his Starship.

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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: President Skroob's name is an anagram of Mel Brooks' last name.

Jackie Menechino
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Question: When Spaceball 1 achieves ludicrous speed and overshoots the Winnebago, Barf is heard to remark "they've gone to plaid". Is this just a joke about eighties style special effects or is it a reference to a specific film?

Answer: Its a reference to how the stars streak around the ships in "Star Wars". "Ludicrous speed" had to have a ludicrous color. It is also referencing 2001: A Space Odyssey, where this "tartan" effect occurs when Dave is in the pod towards the end of the film.

Grumpy Scot

Those answers are quite correct and possible, but how about this: Warp and weft are the two directions of yarn in weaving (of plaids and other things). It might be a very meta joke since plaid is at much higher level than warp. On the other hand, it's Mel Brooks. On the gripping hand, he was born in Brooklyn in the mid 20's and might have been exposed to the basics and vocabulary of the tailor at a young age.

Btw, it's also a clear reference to the sentence from Star Trek "They've gone to warp."

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