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Vintage Geek: Spaceballs

As into Star Wars as I was, its parody Spaceballs enthralled me just as much by making fun of the silliness I hadn't yet recognized in George Lucas's earnest films.

Mel Brooks's hilarious send-up replaced Chewbacca with John Candy's Mog (half-man, half-dog: "I'm my own best friend!") named Barf, Bill Pullman was Lone Starr (mocking both Han Solo and Luke Skywalker with one character), and teeny Rick Moranis was Dark Helmet — the Napoleon-complex-addled Darth Vader.

And how could I forget Dot Matrix, Princess Vespa's C-3PO? She had a loud "virgin alert" that went off if Lone Starr got too close.

Though my passion was always for the original Star Wars, I've always had a soft spot (er, funny bone) for Spaceballs. Do you remember it?

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eveday eveday 8 years
I love this film.
kcwebgirl kcwebgirl 8 years
i kick you in your face. i kick you in your b@lls into outerspace. haha
Fiend Fiend 8 years
i always get rick moranis's name wrong (i call him Rick Morales)but he was my fave along with John Goodman. They princess was super annoying. Overall i still love this movie
colormesticky colormesticky 8 years
Yogurt! I hate yogurt! Even with strawberries in it.
TidalWave23 TidalWave23 8 years
I've never seen Star Wars. Never. But I've seen Spaceballs a million times and loved it. Soooo funny.
Kelly-O Kelly-O 8 years
One of my favorites too! He got the upside, I got the downside. There's two sides to every Schwartz. No sir, I didn't see you playing with your dolls again.
BellaEdward4ever BellaEdward4ever 8 years
I watched this recently for a friend's birthday party, and I can recite pretty much the whole thing from memory. Utterly stupid, but totally amazing. I love this movie!
Advah Advah 8 years
This movie is incredible. I watched it for years before first watching Star Wars, which means I can't help giggling when I see Darth Vader..
sundaygreen sundaygreen 8 years
I bet she gives great helmet.
amerikanbeanhead amerikanbeanhead 8 years
This is my go to " break up " movie because it will make me laugh every single time :P
neonjelly neonjelly 8 years
"When does this happen in the movie? Now. You're looking at now sir, everything that happens now is happening now. What happened to then? We passed it. When? Just now. We're at now-now. Go back to then. When? Now. Now? Now! I can't. Why? We missed it. When? Just now. When will then be now? ...Soon." love this movie.
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
I LOVE this movie, not as much as Star Wars though ;)
NatashaAlexis NatashaAlexis 8 years
"smoke 'em if you got 'em"
LadyLiLa83 LadyLiLa83 8 years
I love this movie too! I can recite it, which annoys the crap out of anyone who watches it with me. :)
Juicylemon Juicylemon 8 years
I saw it a long time ago! It was funny. I love Star Wars too.
psychobabble psychobabble 8 years
This is one of my all time favorite movies!! I can recite the entire thing... it's pretty sad!
lenepocket lenepocket 8 years
I freaking LOVE this movie!!! It's the bomb!!! :rotfl:
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