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Ahoy, squirts! Quint here... YES, YES, YES, PLEASE YES. I can't tell you how much I love SPACEBALLS... I remember seeing it in the theaters when it came out... I was very young and had no idea what the hell it was. There was something else I wanted to see more at the theater and I remember whining to my mom that I didn't want to see this stupid-sounding movie. She said, "Relax. It's like STAR WARS, you'll love it." And that began my long love affair with Dark Helmet, Lone Star, Princess Vespa, Barf ("Not in here, mister! This is a Mercedes!") and the rest of those looney characters. I hope this happens. Mel Brooks isn't getting any younger and I'd be very sad if his last film is DRACULA: DEAD AND LOVING IT... Here's a bit of the interview with Playbill Magazine with Mel Brooks!


here's something filmish you might also be interested in.

There's a small Q and A with Mel Brooks in Playbill magazine, which is all about theatre shows, in which he says there are more movies on the way that he's doing..have a great day.  

Playbill : What's the secret to The Producers longevity?

MB: I think it's just a matter of right time, right place. There was a thing called video and then there was a thing called DVDs, then it became more successful, and so the time was right for it, ripe for it actually, to go to Broadway. Now, it's the right time for it to be made back into a movie.  

Playbill : With Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane?

MB: Most definitely. There might be a few changes, for instance an Australian chap named Bert Newton plays Franz Leibkind in the show down under and he gives the performance of that role I've ever seen frankly. I'd love Newton to be involved. I'd also like Nicole Kidman to be involved, and apparently she's keen.  

Playbill : Will you have a role in it?

MB : It's doubtful, but I'm writing myself back into the Spaceballs sequel that I'm now writing, so you haven't seen the last of my face. Why another Spaceballs? It wouldn't feel right have anyone else play Yoghurt and the first one was the best experience I've had making a movie since Blazing Saddles.  

Playbill : When can we expect that?

MB : Best case scenario : a week before the new Star Wars opens. Worst Case Scenario : a year after the new star wars opens.

Yes! I bet Brooks could really take some of the piss out of the prequels pretty badly if he wanted to... I just hope the film is subtitled THE SEARCH FOR MORE MONEY! I can't wait!!!

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  • Sept. 28, 2004, 9:16 a.m. CST

    Forget it!

    by AndrewWanKenobi

    Mel Brooks lost his edge years ago. "The Producers" broadway success was a fluke. Spaceballs 2 will suck... (although I predict it will never be made.)

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 9:16 a.m. CST


    by BadGuy

    Spaceballs is one of the funniest movies still today. After I bought the Star Wars Trilogy on DVD I went to Spaceballs to finish my evening off. Spaceballs Episode I the Sequel Prequel is a great idea for Brooks. I will wait in that line.

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 9:21 a.m. CST


    by SilentType

    The Search for 2. That title was rumoured a few years ago...and I loved it. I just cant believe that Bert Newton might actually get cast in a Mel Brooks film. Way to go Moonface!

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 9:22 a.m. CST


    by Anna Valerious

    I hope it's a prequel parody.

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 9:24 a.m. CST

    Spaceballs = Not funny

    by Praetor

    That's all I got.

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 9:24 a.m. CST

    Lost his edge 'years' ago?

    by vekt0r

    By years, I hope you mean at least 20.

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 9:29 a.m. CST

    Spaceballs isn't really all that good.

    by ImMorganFreeman

    It was when you're a kid, but watching it now, it's kinda week.

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 9:35 a.m. CST

    Why mess with this classic.? It's like making a sequel to the Th

    by Big Bad Clone

    Remake bad movies and make them good. Don't fuck with good stuff!

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 9:39 a.m. CST


    by JackDonkey

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 9:43 a.m. CST

    re-release of spaceballs dvd

    by JackDonkey

    What Mel Brooks should do is re-release the spaceballs dvd with a bunch of added effects, so the movie would be like 75% new. It could be a parody of how Lucas has added all kinds of effects to Star Wars on dvd. Might be funny

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 9:47 a.m. CST

    I knew UA's marketing director around the time Spaceballs was re

    by FrankCobretti

    He got sacked.

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 9:49 a.m. CST

    I thought they were already making a Star Wars parody.

    by rev_skarekroe

    I heard it was called "Revenge of the Sith". Hey-oh! sk

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 9:51 a.m. CST

    Uh... um... but... huh... and... um...

    by Neosamurai85

    Hmmm... OH FUCK IT! I'm game! God I miss John Candy though. Peace.

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 10:11 a.m. CST


    by WesReviews

    So incredibly happy! I hope this pans out.

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 10:14 a.m. CST

    Hey, Spaceballs was funny!!!

    by I Dunno

    ....when I was nine years old. Now, looking at it, it's lame as hell. Pizza the Hut. Oh, my sides! Fuck Mel Brooks. He was good for two fucking movies. Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein. And I'm being generous with that. They really weren't all that funny either when you look back at them but there's nostalgia involved. Damn I wish I were a Jew in Hollywood.

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 10:19 a.m. CST

    PS: Fuck "The Producers".

    by I Dunno

    Be honest with yourselves. I know the film turned into a huge Broadway play but would you pretentious fucks take an honest look at it?

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 10:31 a.m. CST

    Re: "I hope its a prequel parody"

    by JAGUART

    The prequel already is a parody. It would be like spoofing Plan 9 From Outer Space.

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 10:54 a.m. CST

    Spaceballs was funny in the same way Phantom Menace was cool

    by aceattorney


  • Sept. 28, 2004, 11:19 a.m. CST

    i always thought spaceballs was up there with ishtar

    by speed

    an absolute travesty. something that had good intentions but turned into an absolute turd. i didn't realise there were people out there who actually liked it. fair play.

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 11:20 a.m. CST

    He should buy the rights to Bored of the Rings. Imagine Mel as G

    by mortsleam

    Fantasy/Fairy Tales is the only genre he hasn't parodied, and it's very close to his old style. Although I'd love to know how Lone Star's uncle's, sister-inlaw's cousin's former roomate became the dreaded Dark Helmet.

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 11:22 a.m. CST

    SPACEBALLS is very funny

    by beamish13

    certainly better than crap like SHREK

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 11:32 a.m. CST


    by BurlIvesLeftNut

    Spaceballs was one of five movies in my LIFE I have walked out of. I went to see Adventures in Babysitting instead. It totally blew, but I found it to be WAY more entertaining. I love Mel Brooks, but Spaceballs is crap.

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 11:38 a.m. CST

    This would be worth it just to see Brooks skewer Jar Jar

    by Fred

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 12:27 p.m. CST


    by Pontsing Barset

    ... where in the fuck do you whiney little shits get off slagging a guy like Mel Brooks? Makes me sick. Fucking poseur, slacker 14 - 2O something scumbags. You're not fit to clean Mel's toilet. And for all you SW freaks? "Blazing Saddles" and "Young Frankenstein" are better than ANYTHING Lucas has ever done, including your beloved OT. Get bent.

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 12:32 p.m. CST

    Who will take over the Barf role since Candy is dead.

    by IAmJacksUserID


  • Sept. 28, 2004, 12:33 p.m. CST

    So many extremists, so little time...

    by Super Person

    It's either "everything MB has ever done is total shit, not fit to be seen by anyone, EVER!!!!!!!" or it's "MB is GOD, you tasteless muthafuckas!" For my own, "Blazing Saddles" was fucking hilarious, as was "Young Frankenstein" and "History of the World part 1", and he had some pretty good ideas off and on since then, but come on, Mel was a man of his time, the Seventies... his humor and style didn't really translate well beyond that... compared with most of his 80s-and-beyond work, "Spaceballs" was probably the funniest, but that doesn't mean it's STILL funny, or funnier than this, that, or the other... it was okay, but paled in comparison with comedies better suited to that time period, and in comparison with Mel's work in the 70s...

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 12:37 p.m. CST

    The combination is 1-2-3-4-5...

    by Jeditemple

    Bring it on. I loved "Spaceballs" and only Mel Brooks can give George Lucas the spanking he deserves.

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 12:44 p.m. CST

    goofing on BAD MOVIES...

    by Louis P.

    isn't as funny as goofing on good movies. The reason "Spaceballs" is funny cus it lampooned the conventions of the Star Wars films; the first ones. These newer ones are awful enough, it'll be like kicking a retard kid. They should rerelease "Spaceballs" with enhanced special effects, now THAT would be funny.

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 12:52 p.m. CST

    god spaceballs was pretty bad

    by slone13

    As most of the smarter individuals on this board have already stated, spaceballs was really not all that good. And it came out WAYYYYY in the "Let's parody Star Wars" category. Strictly middle of the road from Brooks who has now become nothing more than a one trick pony, milking the Producers over and over and over in any medium he can. It's a shame. Never have I seen a director fall from such greatness to such complete mediocrity and crap.

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 12:57 p.m. CST

    Wow, Spaceballs II. That's the best news since WarGames II

    by jawaburger

    History of the World is still my favorite Mel Brooks' movie. "hey piss boy . . ." need I say more. Spaceballs was great when I was 12, but I would only rate it pretty good now. Thumb Wars, now that's a great Star Wars parody.

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 12:58 p.m. CST

    Not a good idea

    by vinylsaurus

    Brooks' earlier movies are great because he really knew and loved the stuff he was parodying -- westerns & Universal horror movies, etc. He doesn't really understand sci-fi so SPACEBALLS was pretty weak (I suppose it could've been worse). STAR WARS has become so crappy though that any parody is redundant.

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 1:06 p.m. CST

    Spaceballs Salute!

    by Dink Meeker

    Are you people insane? This is the best movie news I've heard in months! Spaceballs rules! BTW, why didn't somebody tell me my ass was so big?

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 1:25 p.m. CST

    But when will he make: JEWS IN SPACE!!!

    by Drath

    "The Jews are in space! We're zooming along, protecting the Hebrew race!" I've waited decades for History of the World Part 2, dammit!

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 1:49 p.m. CST

    Bring back John Morris

    by watashiwadare

    The last film composer.

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 1:57 p.m. CST


    by Wellesian

    ...was the beginning of Mel Brooks' downfall. I didn't think it was funny, even when I was a kid (and I don't own an x-box or even know what the hell a Hurley shirt is; I'm a grown-ass man, dog). I mean, Spaceballs, Men in Tights, and Dracula: Dead and Loving it. I applaud Mel continuing to work, but he seems stale [anyone who knocks Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, the Producers, High Anxiety (to a lesser extent) and anything made before 1985, has problems).

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 2 p.m. CST

    DAVE CHAPELLE AS Omar Binks!

    by stlfilmwire

    MEL... This would be perfect. Cast Dave Chapelle as Omar Binks.

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 2:11 p.m. CST

    Mad Mel

    by Syd Mead

    I get the 50-50 love / hate with Space Balls. If Dark Helmet flying through his space ship when the breaks were hit hard and flattening his helmet & head is not funny to you...then I pity you. Watching a pint size Rick Murranis go ape shit was very funny. Other gags in Space Balls were kind of Airplane rip off gags like jamming the radar with a giant explosive jar of jam. Not worthy of what Mel does best...funny characters in funny situations doing funny things with funny dialog. It's a recipe that works for Mr. Brooks and not try-to-be funny sight gags. But even as weak as that gag might be, its ALL better than ANY Scary Movie 1-2-3. How the shit did those turds get made??? That's direct to video shelf fillers. Men In Tights was 1,009% better than all three Scary Movies and all the badly milked pop culture site gag crap. Bring it on Mel! I need a laugh.

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 2:11 p.m. CST

    Well gee, this isn't anything like, 10 years late or anything.

    by WeedyMcSmokey

    I'm pretty sure my Spaceballs cereal is expired. That said, with the mountain of rich creamy shit turned out by Lucas in the last 5 years a parody is more than just warranted. It's required.

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 2:57 p.m. CST

    Cast John Leguizamo as the Jar-Jar knockoff...

    by Durendal

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 2:58 p.m. CST

    Cast John Leguizamo as the Jar-Jar knockoff...

    by Durendal

    Because that fucker is one of the few people alive that can be more annoying that Jar-Jar. And then we'd all be cheering and crying in joy when he gets slaughtered like both bastards so richly deserve...

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 2:59 p.m. CST

    jawa is right. History of the World is the best Mel Brooks movi

    by eraser_x

    Blazing Saddles is just too dated by now. Blazing Saddles humor is like Mark Twain humor. It was funny in its day mainly by being sensible while the mainstream was illogically hypocritical or "PC". However, once the mainstream became less slavishly PC, it turns out that the humor becomes no longer funny. (For example, now that the idea of a black cowboy in a Western movie is not inherently shocking, half the humor of Blazing Saddles is gone.) In fact, Chris Rock humor is in the same category, too. I believe that once PC weakens further, and it becomes even more acceptable to point out the faults of the underachieving subculture of so-called black culture, then the core of Chris Rock's early comedy will become not funny--it will become primarily political non-fiction.

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 3:02 p.m. CST

    john candy is dead,bitches!

    by gravy_suckin_pig

    cgi barf?how low could he go?besides,evil will always triumph,because good is dumb

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 3:11 p.m. CST

    Subtract John Williams' score...

    by muvynupe

    and Star Wars IS Spaceballs! Mel Brooks is a hack? Are you kidding me? The vacuuming the planet stuff was lame, but Rick Moranis was HILARIOUS as Dark Helmet. John Williams incredible score elevated Lucas' horrible dialog, gaping-plot-holed, "straight from the serials" crap into something that felt majestic and awe-inspiring. If the prequels have proved ANYTHING, it's this. Lucas' special effects technology combined with William's score, Harrison Ford's undeniable charisma and James Earl Jones voice created a gestalt effect that transcended its individual elements. Having lost the two key elements of the charismatic lead and the ominously voiced villain (not to mention his cool suit) has resulted in less than mediocre crap. Here's hoping Jones voices Vader once Christenson "suits up." If a black suit and a voice box can transform you from a whiny bitch into the coolest badass in the galaxy, then bring on the patent leather, baby!

  • I bet she gives great helmet, Brother!.

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 3:24 p.m. CST

    I never understood why people liked Spaceballs. Hardware Wars h

    by minderbinder

    SB has got to be one of the worst parodies I've ever seen. Didn't help that it came out years after the SW movies either. Find something better to do with your time, Mel.

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 3:42 p.m. CST

    skewering jar jar!

    by MiltonWaddams

    what would he do? name him jew jew and make him a really jewish character! i just came up with that, right now. and i bet that's what he uses. because he's a hack. blazing saddles? fart jokes. my grandparents think he's hilarious though. so that's something.

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 3:55 p.m. CST

    I thought Lucas officially "allowed" Mel to make Spaceballs (in

    by The Ghost of Scrappy Doo

    Which would be good enough reason for me to hope it gets made...Lucas has let us down pretty bad. I always thought Spaceballs was fairly favorite joke is when they captured the heroes' stunt doubles by mistake. And I remember Brooks on the radio whining about all the bad reviews he got for "History of the World Part 1," claiming that a film maker should be judged on his ENTIRE body of work, not just one movie. Wha...???

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 3:56 p.m. CST

    Spaceballs was one of those films that WAS funny and cool...

    by Bong

    but then as time goes by it loses much of its charm Of course there are true comedy classics that never grow old

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 3:56 p.m. CST

    But when is he making "Life Stinks 2"?

    by BigTuna

    Spaceballs was made in 1987! And it came out far too late after the last Star Wars film. Now, who cares?

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 4:16 p.m. CST

    "I'm surrounded by assholes!"

    by BibFortuna

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 4:33 p.m. CST

    "Prepare for Metamorphosis, Kafka!"

    by Nordling

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 4:33 p.m. CST

    "Prepare for metamorphosis, Kafka!"

    by Nordling

    Sorry, damn enter button. Took me 4 years to get that joke.

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 4:53 p.m. CST

    "I'm surrounded by Assholes!"

    by vicious_bastard

    Best news ever. No John Candy however. Hey, who's the fat bastard US comedian these days (there is always one doing the rounds, like fat rappers). Has there been a decent one since Farley? Someone suitably morbidly obese needs to step up to the plate to continue the tradition until their hearts explode in their chests at least. It's as American as Mom's old fashioned, calorie-laden, artery-busting apple pie! Eat on, brothers.

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 5:03 p.m. CST

    Lucas might have said no to a SB sequel...

    by Hamish

    ...but did he say anything about a Spaceballs PREQUEL? I thought not! And seriously. "Comb the desert"? That's funny shit.

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 5:07 p.m. CST

    The movie you are thinking of playing at the same time is Beverl

    by churnboy

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 5:31 p.m. CST


    by The Ghost of Marcus Brody

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 5:40 p.m. CST

    I'd rather eat my own shit

    by Drunken Rage

    than see another "Space Balls" movie. The first one wasn't funny, was out 10 yrs after the first one, was just awful. "The Schwartz"-- I get it! HAHAHAHA! Goddamn, Mel Brooks sucks. Not since "Young Frankenstein" has he made anything worth watching. Go away, Mel, and take your stupid, tired parodies with you.

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 5:43 p.m. CST

    Why 'Blazing Saddles' was funny

    by teedadawg

    Because they brought in a comic GENIUS like Richad Pryor to help write it! Mel Brooks is a great writer and director but he was at his best when his collaborators were good, a la Gene Wilder. The only black comic now who has the right mix of intelligence and attitude, who would be able to riff on Lucas' appropriately racist character types (like Jar Jar), and who can actually WRITE is Dave Chappelle. There's not one other comic with name recognition who's as quick. "I'm Darth Vader, bitch!"

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 5:50 p.m. CST

    and let me add...

    by Drunken Rage

    "Star Wars" pretty much sucks, too. I wish it and its retarded sequels/prequels and George Lucas out into the cornfield. Fuck "Star Wars." Right up the ass, brother.

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 5:53 p.m. CST

    you guys seem to be forgetting that..

    by eo766

    Dave Chapelle already worked with Mel Brooks (Robin Hood: MIT) and it was far from groundbreaking.

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 5:58 p.m. CST


    by Super Person

    I just wanted to say I didn't forget that... you know, if we're all asked about this conversation at the Pearly Gates, and it's a deal-breaker for getting into heaven or something...

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 6:18 p.m. CST

    I found the performances by Gene Wilder more brilliant than an a

    by Kampbell-Kid

    Personally I don't find comedies that are similar in style to films like Scary Movie, Naked Guns, Hot Shots, etc funny at all. I seriously try hard to get into it and I just don't find it funny at all. Tho I've always found Mel Brooks' older films hilarious and shocking much like the last South Park film. Don't see much of that lately because people are too cautious to press the MPAA/FCC red button on things. However... if I want to see anything return from Mel Brooks, is a film from him with Gene Wilder. Watching him today still in Blazing Saddles <whip crack sound> makes me crack up and smile... the man is an acting comic god. Even his performance in Charlie & The Chocolate Factory still can't be outdone by this possible remake starring Johnny Depp that I hear about. I miss Gene!!!! :)

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 6:30 p.m. CST

    This could go both ways......

    by Hairy Nutsack

    Come on let's be honest, there's a lot of funny in Spaceballs and there is also quite a few GROOOANN moments as well. If we can have more Dark Helmet, flying Winnebagos, and Planet of the Apes endings then this will be great. BUT, if we have to endure even 2 seconds of more bad Joan Rivers jokes and that noise making guy from Police Academy then this will suck more than Mega-Maid!!

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 6:50 p.m. CST

    Ok, let's boil this down. Name ONE funny scene in Spaceballs. On

    by I Dunno

    "I'm surrounded by assholes" was a decently delivered line. That's all I got. Overall it was emabarassingly unfunny.

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 7:22 p.m. CST

    WAY back in 1990 he was in pre-production of SPACEBALLS 3: THE S

    by TheGinger Twit

    Hope he gets this one finished this time!

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 7:22 p.m. CST

    "Comb the Desert!"

    by Spacesheik

    SPACEBALLS was alright but nothing special, rick moranis was okay and john candy as the half man hald dog ("im my own bets friend")was kinda funny, but the whole flying winnebago schitck and the joan rivers robot thingie got on me nerves. certainly SPACEBALLS is a much more accomplished film than LIFE STINKS, ROBIN HOOD MEN IN TIGHTS and DRACULA DEAD AND LOVING IT or the other shit brooks did recently but its no way near the classics YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, BLAZING SADDLES, or even stuff like HIGH ANXIETY or TO BE OR NOT TO BE.

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 7:26 p.m. CST

    EPISODE III is PG13!!!!!!!!!

    by Boxclocke


  • Sept. 28, 2004, 7:28 p.m. CST

    I'll name you one funny scene

    by K|LLDOZER

    Combing the desert for the droids. straight comb for the white stormtroopers - afro comb for the black ones. "We ain't found SHIT!" i can't believe half of you guys don't think Mel could deliver again on one of the biggest movie franchises in history. yeah, some of the jokes were lame. so what? Mel's always done it that way. i'm looking forward to this. i pity anyone who didn't have a chuckle at Spaceballs. if you didn't - you're either too self-conscious, or a bitter, aged geek with nothing left to look forward to anyway.

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 7:45 p.m. CST

    Proof SPACEBALLS sucked balls

    by Anakin Whoopass

    Nobody watched it enough to remember a single quote from the movie. Ha!

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 7:49 p.m. CST

    Why not?

    by ToxicEnema

    Most comedies today only have 2-3 funny parts in them anyways ... So in that respect, Spaceballs was "ahead of its times". So, I'll rent the new one, and get 2-3 more laughs out of it.

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 7:51 p.m. CST

    oh wow

    by BurlIvesLeftNut

    I forgot about To Be or Not to Be. That is a great movie. And that combing the desert scene? That's when I walked out. Retarded.

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 8:09 p.m. CST


    by JackBristow

    Anyone who slams Spaceballs needed to be anally invaded by Megamaid's vacuum. That movie is classic. I agree with Quint, the title HAS to be "Spaceballs 2: The Search for More Money." This rules. Although I wonder, what will happen to Barf?

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 8:11 p.m. CST

    I knew it, I'm surrounded by assholes

    by TheGinger Twit

    You guys need to lighten up. Spaceballs is piss funny. And Blazing Saddles is still a cracker. Dracula dead and loving it was a shocker, but damnit, say nothing ill of spaceballs!

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 8:14 p.m. CST


    by JackBristow

    Fat chance with Lucas winning in a lawsuit over Spaceballs 2. Parodies/satires are acceptable with copyright law. That's why New Line has been able to crank out Austin Powers movies, despite MGM's objections.

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 8:33 p.m. CST

    Dark Helmet rules all your sorry asses. That movie is some funn

    by Heywood Jablowme

    We ain't found shit! I always have coffee when I watch radar, you know that, everybody knows that. Surrounded by assholes! Put Chappelle in it, bar Joan Rivers from the set, throw out some of the lame & dated(Charlene/Marlene chew your gum)jokes and have someone fresh help punch-up the dialog. It could work. Couldn't be worse than some of the new stuff they're churning out labeled as "comedy". Need I say "Envy" or "Dodgeball"?

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 8:36 p.m. CST

    Bitter fanboys, still po'd that Sky Captain stank?

    by Audets70

    I cannot even believe that so many are bashing SPACEBALLS.......I think its some kind of hate that fanboys are holding after seeing their cherished SKY CAPTAIN totally tank at the BO!!!!!! Or that Shaun of the Dead, your other beloved, barely made it onto any screens and also didnt well. SPACEBALLS was far funnier than all your Rushmore type comedies you people hold up on a that movie had exactly 2 jokes! How you can watch Spaceballs and not think theres a ton of funny scenes. The 'assholes,' combing the desert, the whole 'schwartz' fight----my brothers brothers sisters cousins rommate(or however), Jabba the Hut was disgustingly good parody, a flying winnebago, the 'royal lugage,' 'weve captured their stunut doubles!' Im sure there's more but Ive cold a killer cold and my head is throbbing!

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 8:42 p.m. CST

    The Spaceballs cast got FAT...

    by phatboi560

    and died.

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 9:07 p.m. CST

    Funny comedy = The Big Lebowski

    by I Dunno

    ...not fucking Spaceballs. Unless you're 12.

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 9:35 p.m. CST

    "I see that your Schwartz is as big as mine."

    by mascan

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 9:50 p.m. CST

    Spaceballs 3: The Search For Spaceballs 2

    by Psyclops

    I've always like that one.

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 9:53 p.m. CST

    Some friends and I will have a Star Wars parody out soon...

    by CKnightShift

    ...everyone's invited to check out (okay the site itself is being redesigned but you'll still get what this is about) We just posted some stills from this past weekend's shooting (which was the last of the principle photography, just a few pickup scenes and editing and it'll be finished) at Pay particular notice to the very bottom picture on the page: look familiar? :-) Only reason I post that here is 'cuz "Spaceballs" was one of our driving inspirations while filming it, which may or may not have been a GOOD thing :-P

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 10:14 p.m. CST

    Spaceballs 2

    by Quallf

    Spaceballs was a conveyer belt of hit and miss jokes, but hey, it is hard to live up to Saddles, Frankenstein, or History. Give him a chance, after all, it has to be funnier than Dracula. "It's good to be the King!" is a priceless line still used to this day.

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 10:43 p.m. CST

    "Come back here you fat, bearded bitch...!"

    by Osmosis Jones

    "We need to go to...LUDICROUS speed!"

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 10:56 p.m. CST

    actually ..

    by ToxicEnema

    If I can just get another scene of Rick Moranis (or whoever plays Dark Helmet) playing with 'dolls', I would love it. I know that scene might have hit too close to home for some of you, but it was fun.

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 10:59 p.m. CST

    She's a BASS!

    by AshesOfDonnie

    how can you ppl say shit about Spaceballs. By no means a perfect movie but it is memorable. I think it's a great Star wars parody ( Hardware Wars was funny but too short). "I Didn't see you playing with your Dolls again ,sir." "they must Hyper Jets on that thing. and what do we got, a cuisinart??" "Or else Pizza is gonna send out FOR YOU." Please make the Sequel(or prequel).Ive been waiting years for this.

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 11:44 p.m. CST

    More funny Spaceballs scenes....

    by Walterego

    I'm suprised no one has mentioned the bit about "ludicrous speed!" "Not ludicrous speed! Whatta we have it for if we don't use it, what's the matter Colonel Saunders..CHICKEN?...Go!....They've gone to plaid! ...Slow down,we've passed them! ..We can't stop! We're going too fast!...My brains are going into my feet! Stop!I order you to stop! CRASH. Are you alright Dark Helmet? Great..smoke em if you got em..THUD." You can't have forgotten the joke satirizing the Star Wars opening shot of the Imperial Cruiser where the Spaceballs ship goes on forever... "WE BRAKE FOR NOBODY". Or Moranis acting out his lewd fantasies with the Spaceballs action figures. "Knock! Knock next time! .. Yes Sir! ... Did you see anything?!... No Sir!I didn't see you playing with your dolls again!" Don't bother posting that that stuff wasn't funny. You're wasting valuable minutes of your lives telling lies that nobody believes. So knock it off, or else, Pizza.. is gonna send out..For YOU.

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 11:46 p.m. CST

    Has anyone seen this?

    by islander

    Looks like a vampire movie.

  • Sept. 29, 2004, midnight CST

    Glass Jawbreakers

    by flossygomez

    Yes, they make your gums bleed. Yes, they are the only way you will play manacles in the bored room. Disconnected floor weaver ombudsman says hi! Can't find my arms yet, but that movie sure was stupid and tiresome. Perfectly reasonable if you walk one hour in one direction in Bend Oregon. They tear flesh off the asphalt and gorge, you would too if you had wings and no job at all. Cat Stevens was asking for it by the way.

  • Sept. 29, 2004, 12:30 a.m. CST

    Spaceballs is a cracker!

    by TheGinger Twit

    That Spaceball greeting... "You went over my helmet? "Not over, more to the side" (Holds up ring) "Ohhhhh, Shit! no not that!" (Closes helmet / Deep vador voice) "YYYes! THHHHat!" .... Watching the spaceballs movie to find the heros, going through all mel brooks films.... "Fooooooled Yoooou!" ..... "Who dares enter the presence of the everlasting know-it-all, Yogurt" (All together) "Yogurt?" (Suprised) "You hoid-a-me?" ........ "Dear God what are those things coming out of her nose?" "Spaceballs!" "Oh shit!, there goes the planet!" ....... "Out of order? Fuck! even in the future nothing works!" ...... "I'm the bearded lady, what are you? One of the freaks?" ........ "What the hell are you doing?" "The vulcan neck pinch" "No no, stupid, you got it much to high, it's down here where the shoulder meets the neck" "Like this?" "Yeah" (Thud) ..... "Impressive, Yogurt has taught you well, to bad this isn't the wide world of sports" ......... I'm laughing my arse off just remembering all these! .......... "Shall I have snotty beam you down?" "I don't know about that beaming... is it safe?" "Oh yes sir, snotty beamed me twise yesterday.... it was wonderful" .......... Michael Winslow!!! .......... look, anyone who doesn't like spaceballs, just go drown yourself in the sink now, there's no hopefor you.

  • Sept. 29, 2004, 1:21 a.m. CST

    Our radar's been jammed..... strawberry jam!

    by Drunken Fugitive

    Mr Brooks, bring this shiit out NOW!!

  • Sept. 29, 2004, 1:42 a.m. CST


    by Lion Fire

    The SINGLE MOST ANTICIPATED MOVIE of ALL TIME!!! Mel Brooks is a COMIC GENIUS! Can't wait for this one, I really hope they can bring it out sooner rather than later.

  • Sept. 29, 2004, 1:59 a.m. CST

    Bert Newton is a GOD here in Australia.

    by Cash Bailey

    Imagine Johhny Carson, Bob Hope and Noel Coward rolled into one and you have the mighty Moonface, Bert Newton. I'd be first in line to see THE PRODUCERS musical redux if he was cast.

  • Sept. 29, 2004, 2 a.m. CST


    by Waterson

    "I hate Yogurt! Especially with strawberries!" --Classic.

  • Sept. 29, 2004, 2:51 a.m. CST

    Imitation of A TalkBacker

    by Sicuv Uyall

    "That sucks, you suck, this will suck, everything sucks! I suck big dick."

  • Sept. 29, 2004, 4:05 a.m. CST

    Do we really need a Spaceballs 2???? Well the good news is that

    by The Founder

    Not sure about this sequel, but at least Brooks is involved, but is that actually a good thing in this day and age? Brooks comedy may be dated to this new generation. I haven't seen Spaceballs since I was a kid, and remember liking it, but now I remember so little about it. I guess I'll take a look at it.

  • Sept. 29, 2004, 5:49 a.m. CST

    Hasn't Brooks learned that he isn't funny anymore?

    by SalvatoreGravano

    And hasn't been for well over a decade? Another lousy anticomedy like Brooksula or Brookin Hood... great. But hey, maybe he can get Leslie Nielsen on board and break a record - specifically, the record for "Worst Film With Leslie Nielsen", currently held by "Space Travesty".

  • Sept. 29, 2004, 9:23 a.m. CST

    Water my ass...

    by CatoTheCensor

    get this man some pepto bismol!!!

  • Sept. 29, 2004, 10:35 a.m. CST

    "Spaceballs III: The Search For Spaceballs II"

    by Precinct13

    That was the rumored title to a potential sequel Brooks talked about way back in the late 80's/early 90's, which I always loved.

  • Sept. 29, 2004, 10:54 a.m. CST


    by Super Person

    I'm not going to argue that Spaceballs wasn't pretty funny... but I WILL argue that sometimes comedy is more than just "jokes"...

  • Sept. 29, 2004, 3:02 p.m. CST

    You know Topher Grace was born to parody Hayden's perfomance in

    by Declan_Swartz

  • Sept. 29, 2004, 7:10 p.m. CST

    In extremely bad taste

    by TomVee

    With Candy dead, maybe they can get Chris Farley to play Barf. No wait. He's dead, too. How about Phil Hartman? Oops. Maybe they can get Johnny Ramone -- urk. How about Joey Ramone? Nope. That other Ramone? Urk again. John Belushi? Eeek. River Phoenix? Nuh-uh. Janis Joplin? Nope again. Jim Morrison? Ummnnn. Jimmie Hedrix? Ulp again. Ronnie Ray-Gun? Nope one more time. Jim Croce? Oopsy. John Denver? Pah! Scott Muni? Gone. Harry Nilsson? Lost! Linda Lovelace? RIP. Zombie Bruce Paltrow? Gone. They're all dead as Kelsey's Nuts.

  • Sept. 29, 2004, 7:48 p.m. CST

    Best Part

    by Itchy

    Without a doubt - the combing the desert scene with the two black guys raking the afro pick through the sand screaming "We ain't found shit". Face it folks - too many uptight PC assholes in the world right now to make any "classic" Mel Brooks movies (no - I dont include Spaceballs in the "classics" .. at least not up to the level of Blazing Saddles or History of the World Part 1)

  • Sept. 29, 2004, 9:18 p.m. CST

    Bring it on Mel.

    by Zeldas

    I always liked when Helmet lured Vespa out of the cave and she faints and he goes "fooled you!" Classic.

  • Sept. 30, 2004, 4:27 p.m. CST

    Revenge of the Schtick

    by jeffv

    Just sounds like a good title for it.

  • Oct. 3, 2004, 7:28 p.m. CST

    Hey butterboy!

    by Pontsing Barset

    Anyone over tell you what an illiterate tool your posts make you 'sound' like? Surely I'm not the first(?)

  • April 28, 2005, 6:29 a.m. CST

    Mel Brooks Makes Life More Funny !

    by wammmer57

  • April 28, 2005, 6:41 a.m. CST

    Mel Brooks Still going Strong !

    by wammmer57

    Mel Brooks was making fun of the stupid things in this world back in the 1950's On prime time T.V. When most of you guys didn't exist yet ! I beleive that the Preqel "RETURN OF THE SHITCK" will possibly make ribs hurt with laughter. So Back off and go play some Doom or Quake to get your yah,yahs off.