How Well Do You Remember Spaceballs?

J.P. Naomi

In which year was the premiere of Spaceballs?

Spaceballs premiered on June 24, 1987. It grossed more than $38 million at the box office. Its running time is 96 minutes.

Spaceballs was directed by...

Mel Brooks not only directed Spaceballs, but he also produced it, wrote it, and starred in it. He played the roles of both President Skroob and Yogurt.

Spaceballs is a comedy and parody of which sci-fi film?

Spaceballs was mainly a parody of the Star Wars trilogy, but it also referenced Star Trek, Alien, and Planet of the Apes.

Who is the president of planet Spaceball?

President Skroob was portrayed by Mel Brooks himself! Mel Brooks was born on June 28, 1926, and is still active as of 2017!

How does the film open?

It is from this first scene that the viewer reads the background information about the current situation between the two main planets in the film. The text scrolls upward with a dark soundtrack in the background!

Who is planet Spaceball at war with?

There are no opening credits to Spaceballs. The film immediately opens with the crawling text, much like Star Wars.

Who is the King of the Druids?

King Roland is seen throughout the film wearing his red and white royal robe and crown. He wears long brown banana curls too!

Which actor plays the role of King Roland?

Dick Van Patten was born on December 9, 1928, in Queens, New York. He passed away from complications of diabetes at the age of 86, in 2015.

Who is the daughter of King Roland?

Princess Vespa is wearing a white wedding dress throughout the film. At the beginning she has two braided buns covering her ears; however, her hair comes down partly through the film.

Which actress plays the role of Princess Vespa?

Daphne Zuniga was born on October 28, 1962, in San Francisco, California. She made her film debut at the age of 19 in The Dorm That Dripped Blood.

"I'm a mog: half man, half ______."

"I'm my own best friend!" The mog costume had a nametag on it with his name. He had ears on top of his head and a tail as well!

Who is a mog?

The character Barf's full name is Barfolomew. He is an enthusiastic sidekick for the Captain of the Winnebago ship.

Which famous actor plays the role of Barf?

John Candy was born on October 31, 1950. He passed away from a heart attack in 1994, 7 years after the premiere of SpaceBalls.

What is wrong with planet Spaceballs?

Planet Spaceballs is running out of air. President Skroob schemes to kidnap the Druid princess in order to bargain for more air.

Who does President Skroob send to steal planet Druidia's abundant supply of air?

Together Lord Dark Helmet and Colonel Sandurz lead Spaceball One out to kidnap Princess Vespa. They run into a few problems along the way!

Which famous actor plays the role of Lord Dark Helmet?

Rick Moranis was born on April 18, 1953, as Frederick Allan Moranis, in Toronto, Canada. He came to prominence in the comedy series Second City Television in the 1980s.

Who does King Roland contact in order to protect Druidia from Lord Dark Helmet?

Lone Starr is the only one who can help protect the Druids against Planet Spaceballs. He agrees to help King Roland for a hefty price!

Lone Starr is played by which famous actor?

Bill Pullman made his film debut in 1986, in Ruthless People. He has also starred in While You Were Sleeping and Independence Day.

King Roland has arranged for Princess Vespa to marry...

Prince Valium has a case of narcolepsy! He is portrayed by actor Jim J. Bullock. He was born on February 9, 1955, in Casper, Wyoming.

Who is Lone Starr in debt to?

Pizza the Hutt's voice was recorded by Dom DeLuise. He was a famous actor, voice actor, comedian, film director, television producer, chef, and author from 1964-2009!

How much does Lone Starr owe to Pizza the Hutt?

Pizza the Hutt is a mobster. Lonestarr did a job for him but things didn't go well, and now he is owed 1 million spacebucks. If Lone Starr doesn't pay up, he'll be in trouble!

Who was Princess Vespa's "droid of honor"?

Dot is a robot and caretaker of Princess Vespa. Her voice was recorded by famous the actor and comedian, Joan Rivers. Rivers passed away at the age of 81 from cardiac arrest in New York City.

What is the name of Lone Starr's Winnebago spaceship?

Eagle 5 is a flying Winnebago. Lone Starr and Barf work well together, soaring through space and coming to the rescue of Princess Vespa and Dot.

What speed does Dark Helmet order Spaceball One into, in order to catch up to Princess Vespa?

Upon going into ludicrous speed, Dark Helmet exclaims, "My brains are going into my feet!" Once they come to a stop, he goes flying into the front of the ship, damaging his helmet!

After rescuing Vespa and Dot, what happens to Lone Starr's space ship?

Eagle 5 starts to shake and Lone Starr must perform an emergency landing. He tells Princess Vespa and Dot to sit down and buckle up.

Where does Lone Starr crash-land Eagle 5 after running out of fuel?

They land on the Desert Moon of Vega and they are soon followed by Spaceball One. Dark Helmet orders his men to "comb" the sand for any signs of Princess Vespa.

Upon leaving their spaceship, Lone Starr instructs Princess Vespa to "take ______________."

Princess Vespa's idea of survival is much different from Lone Starr's. She brings several large pieces of luggage, one of them containing a giant-sized hair dryer!

Who gives Lone Starr the Ring of the Schwartz?

Yogurt is old and wise and lives on the Desert Moon of Vega. He introduces Lone Starr to "the Schwartz," a metaphysical power similar to "the Force." May the Schwartz be with you!

After capturing Princess Vespa, President Skroob threatens to give what back to her, if King Roland does not give up the combination to the air shield?

The film then flashes up a picture of Princess Vespa, pre-nose-job, on the screen. She starts to scream and King Roland, seeing her pain, gives away the combination to their air supply.

What is the combination to Planet Druidia's air shield?

Dark Helmet, after hearing the combination, says, "So the combination is... one, two, three, four, five? That's the stupidest combination I've ever heard in my life! That's the kind of thing an idiot would have on his luggage!"

1-2-3-4-5 is also the combination of what?

President Skroob orders his staff to change the combination to his luggage. Dark Helmet and Colonel Sandurz look at each other like, "what a moron!"

Who does Princess Vespa marry at the end of the film?

Despite being at odds throughout much of the film, Lone Starr and Princess Vespa fall in love with each other. They even cause Barf and Dot to shed a tear!

Who tells Lone Starr that he is actually a prince?

Old and wise Yogurt reveals to Lone Starr that he is really a prince and therefore eligible to marry Princess Vespa. Lone Starr runs off to catch Vespa before she mistakenly marries Prince Valium!

What do Lone Starr and Barf send crashing into Spaceball's radar?

The raspberry jam jar crashes into their radar and spreads jam all over it. The jam starts to leak through onto the radar monitors inside of Spaceball One. Dark Helmet licks it with his finger and announces that they have been "jammed!"

"I've lost the bleeps, I've lost the sweeps, and I've lost the ______."

The radar technician explains to Dark Helmet that he's having trouble with the radar. He proceeds to make sounds with his mouth to identify the bleeps, sweeps, and creeps!

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About This Quiz

Are you a fan of the movie "Spaceballs?" Oh, what a dumb question! Everybody is a fan of "Spaceballs." From the moment that Lone Starr and his sidekick, Puke ... it's Barf ... whateveh, were seen traveling through space in a Winnebago to Jam the Spaceball's comm. with ... actual jam, you knew this was the show for you. 

Like many spoof and parody movies, there tends to be a lot more going on than in the original. Small hints, clues and symbols are weaved throughout the movie. For example, how surprised were you that Spaceballs knew the combination to your... With all the technology and money that the Spaceballs seemed to have, what commodity were they so short of on Planet Spaceball that they needed to steal it from Planet Druidia?

The Spaceballs are just as surprised as everyone else when a floating Winnebago jumps to light speed, but what speed does Dark Helmet regret sending Spaceball One to in order to catch up and recapture Princess Vespa? Come on Dark Helmet, there is a reason for procedure, you can't "Just Go!" whenever you'd like!

So, you're silly, fun and decades later still love this sci-fi parody. It's time to span the galaxy and see if you can save Princess Vespa and Planet Druidia from the clutches of the Spaceballs by taking this quiz!


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