At Ludicrous Speed Or In Painstaking Slow Motion!! Behold the Orb-Centric Promo For SPACEBALLS: THE ANIMATED SERIES!!
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Daphne Zuniga reprises Princess Vespa! And Mel Brooks is back as Yogurt and Skroob!
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Sept. 12, 2008, 10:29 p.m. CST
Sept. 12, 2008, 10:42 p.m. CST
I hate myself for doing this.
Sept. 12, 2008, 10:48 p.m. CST
Cool. I think.
Sept. 12, 2008, 10:52 p.m. CST
Just a crappy animated porn looking thing?
Sept. 12, 2008, 10:54 p.m. CST
That sucked. Brooks & Lucas.... killing fond memories at ludicrous speed.
Sept. 12, 2008, 10:56 p.m. CST
... the kids love that one.... sigh........
Sept. 12, 2008, 11:09 p.m. CST
by Chief Joseph
And I hate Flash cartoons.<br> I almost never watched Venture Bros. because I thought it was going to be a Flash cartoon like all the other cable cartoons. He had to swear on his life that it wasn't.
Sept. 12, 2008, 11:17 p.m. CST
<br><br>first of all, who asked for this? nobody, thats who. Brooks hasn't been relevant for decades. But holy shit - the animation, the story, the jokes... its such a piece of crap. dont bother ever watching it.<br><br><br>
Sept. 12, 2008, 11:20 p.m. CST
Homestar Runner looks better than this crap. Also, is Spaceballs supposed to be that filthy? The movie had some mildly randy stuff but it was mostly a sweet and gentle farce. Penis spaceships? Really??
Sept. 12, 2008, 11:26 p.m. CST
by Royston Lodge
...I hear some actual dialog actually spoken by Brooks, Zuneda, and whatever noname actors they get to do the other voices. However, I would have liked to hav seen some more direct jabs at Lucas in that trailer.
Sept. 12, 2008, 11:29 p.m. CST
so that it resembled the original Clone Wars toons.
Sept. 12, 2008, 11:42 p.m. CST
The animation looks like shit. And last time I remembered, spaceballs wasn't a blatant FLESH GORDON esque sex comedy.
Sept. 12, 2008, 11:48 p.m. CST
uhh... is this supposed to be... a satirical take on star wars? because it kind of just looks like guys making a (bad) cartoon about what nerds think boobs look like.
Sept. 12, 2008, 11:48 p.m. CST
That animation would have looked like crap 10 years ago! It's a worse porn attempt than "Tripping the Rift". Spaceballs is a movie I can watch with my kids and have a few laughs. This, not so much. maybe Mel Brooks and Stan Lee (stripperella) need to get together and make some hentai porn.
Sept. 12, 2008, 11:55 p.m. CST
Who's the audience? Can we expect "The Erotic Adventures Of Young Frankenstein" next?
Sept. 12, 2008, 11:58 p.m. CST
sorry.. had flashback to an old tb
Sept. 13, 2008, 12:02 a.m. CST
Fast fingers! Keeps my wife happy too!
Sept. 13, 2008, 12:04 a.m. CST
and it is without a doubt absolute garbage. Like Uwe Boll type awful. Mel should of packed it in earlier. His turn on CYB would have been a fitting final bow. This show is really that bad.
Sept. 13, 2008, 12:20 a.m. CST
by drew mcweeny
... so insanely bad. Wow, Mel, is there nothing you will not do to ruin my affection for your catalog? How about HIGH ANXIETY ON ICE? Or maybe you could do a special version of HISTORY OF THE WORLD: PART ONE that just consists of Cirque Du Soleil performers punching me in the dick for three hours. Sheeeeeesh.
Sept. 13, 2008, 12:27 a.m. CST
...entering large-hole spaceships is funny, then my respect for the man just dropped significantly. Is this the same man who brought us "Blazing Saddles" and "High Anxiety?"
Sept. 13, 2008, 12:30 a.m. CST
by Chief Joseph
...and all comments here are negative. Not one "give it a chance, don't judge" or "turn of your brain and enjoy" guy.<br> I won't even bother watching this preview then. Thanks for warning me!
Sept. 13, 2008, 12:39 a.m. CST
DAMN YOU MICHAEL BAY
Sept. 13, 2008, 12:48 a.m. CST
by The Marquis de Side 3
I thought Mel was making that. what happenned? he was supposed to make a live action sequel.
Sept. 13, 2008, 1:07 a.m. CST
I think he could hook that up. But seriously, I'm unimpressed by this...And I liked the Chrinicles of Riddick.
Sept. 13, 2008, 1:41 a.m. CST
I can't watch it. My piece of shit cable company, Charter Communications, moved G4 from expanded basic to digital cable. In it's place there's no channel, just static.
Sept. 13, 2008, 2:01 a.m. CST
I think even Mori would agree.
Sept. 13, 2008, 2:31 a.m. CST
... which is "not very".
Sept. 13, 2008, 2:49 a.m. CST
What did the team from Booberlla get a new gig, only more unfunny?
Sept. 13, 2008, 3:29 a.m. CST
They paid for this. Seriously. I knew G4 lacked taste, but I didn't think it was this low.
Sept. 13, 2008, 3:51 a.m. CST
by Charlie & Tex
...boy, we haven't seen that for nearly 20 years. We think they're barking up the wrong tree with this one - it seems WAY too smutty.
Sept. 13, 2008, 4:07 a.m. CST
Smut, shmut. Todays comedy honestly has to go blue, especially on a third tier cable channel. But it definitely doesn't have to look like flash from shockwave, circa 8 years ago. And I was looking forward to this...*sigh*
Sept. 13, 2008, 4:11 a.m. CST
That's not Spaceballs. It was never an out-and-out sex farce. My heart bleeds.
Sept. 13, 2008, 4:28 a.m. CST
Sept. 13, 2008, 5:19 a.m. CST
Sept. 13, 2008, 5:40 a.m. CST
...is that it looks like VH1 Illustrated.
Sept. 13, 2008, 6:22 a.m. CST
That little promo was funny than the whole original SpaceBalls movie. Grow up. The movie was almost unwatchable. Just endless Star Wars gags and lame sci-fi jokes.<BR><BR> The animation looked very similiar to the animation in the upper left hand corner of AICN.
Sept. 13, 2008, 7:09 a.m. CST
At least it ain't a stage show... <br><br> LeftFoot, there were a lot of jokes in the movie. Well, two or three. But at least Rick Moranis was really good. Ok, you're right, it was awful.
Sept. 13, 2008, 7:38 a.m. CST
...but that was a great preview. <br><br> I'm sure there are other kinds of humor, but that's enough for me. <br><br> As far as movie-based cartoon shows, it looks much better than "Lilo and Stitch", "Emperor's New School" and "101 Dalmatians". (So, I watch a lot of cartoons. As I said, 14 year old at heart.)
Sept. 13, 2008, 7:49 a.m. CST
You knew it was coming.
Sept. 13, 2008, 8:58 a.m. CST
I remember several years back, not too long after The Phantom Menace came out, I saw a Photoshop image for the perfect follow-up to Spaceballs. It was a mock-up movie poster for Episode 0 that had a little kid with Dark Helmet's glasses, standing in the desert, holding the helmet. All the crap that could be mined from the Star Wars prequels and Brooks doesn't have it in him to make a proper parody prequel? That's fucking sad.
Sept. 13, 2008, 9:09 a.m. CST
I don't care how bad it sucks. I'll give it 3 episodes out of the goodwill of the original. Oh, and I'm still sad about John Candy.
Sept. 13, 2008, 9:19 a.m. CST
Spaceballs.....so I watched it out of a burning desire to empty my ballsack into her moist hot baby oven. WORST movie EVER, silly, stupid, corny, Borscht Belt humor. Its like Brooks just shat it out without the least bit of thought..a pure cash in on his good name and the "Star Wars" phenomena. I hated it so much it tainted all later sexual experiences with her, and not even the offer to sample her plush anal pleasures, and her warm hungry mouth could repair my new lowered opinion of her.
Sept. 13, 2008, 9:22 a.m. CST
So bad, I almost thought it was going to air on Spike. <p> Here's a tip: NOBODY likes flash toons.
Sept. 13, 2008, 9:26 a.m. CST
...on You Tube. It's easy enough to find by just searching. It was pretty bad. Mel Brooks almost saves the show with his voice acting as Skroob and Yogurt, but everyone else's was awful, sounded like they weren't talking to each other and worse, didn't sound at all like the characters. This includes returning cast members Zunniga and Rivers. Part of the later problem is the script homogenized all the characters to irrecognizability. Dark Helmet's Napoleon complex is gone. He's there only as a lacky to Skroob and occasionally to deliver a Garfield-ish one-liner when plans go awry. Vespa isn't a brash beyotch, Lonestar isn't a roguish a-hole. All the characters exist as empty vessels to deliver exposition or a stale joke without regard to characterization. Why couldn't this have been done right or was this project really just "The Search for More Money"?
Sept. 13, 2008, 9:38 a.m. CST
not worth it though...
Sept. 13, 2008, 9:45 a.m. CST
If there's a single movie that illustrates bad comic timing, it has to be 'Spaceballs'... and Mel Brooks movies just got worse from there.
Sept. 13, 2008, 9:51 a.m. CST
I guess if the show isnt funny just show animated boobs bouncing through the whole commercial.. and then talk specifically about the animated boobs bouncing... Nobody will be able to tell there aren't any jokes.
Sept. 13, 2008, 10:09 a.m. CST
Yeah that cartoon looks like schmeg, but the movie was hilarious (Brooks' last funny movie). I'm genuinely surprised to see how much hate it's getting here.
Sept. 13, 2008, 10:27 a.m. CST
by Col. Tigh-Fighter
Could be funny, shit animation and all.
Sept. 13, 2008, 10:45 a.m. CST
by I Dunno
Whether he's peddling shit for Amazon or trying to drum up enthusiasm for dreck like this, he makes me want to pull out a $5 bill so he can let me pee on him.
Sept. 13, 2008, 11:17 a.m. CST
Blah blah blah! Well too bad. The late 90's are over. Shows like Screensavers and Call for help existed back then for one reason. Computers and the Internet were still in their infancy then. Many were early adopters, using both for the first time. They needed help using windows and finding shit online, but today Computers and the Internet are grown up. We don't need that shit anymore! Now they only exist in boring podcast that no one listens too. That's were they belong. Put out to pasture. So just accept G4TV. It's been 8 years now. Get over it you whiners!
Sept. 13, 2008, 12:11 p.m. CST
It's a bad to mediocre movie with a good few laughs sprinkled in. This 'toon just looks so... immature. "Moichandizing! Moichandizing!" I still chuckle at, "You idiots! You've captured their stunt doubles!" Of course, some of the humor is completely un-sci-fi related. "I knew it! I'm surrounded by assholes."
Sept. 13, 2008, 12:37 p.m. CST
by I Dunno
Sure, it was a riot when I was a kid but watching part of it recently, not so much.
Sept. 13, 2008, 1:29 p.m. CST
but my favorite part of that movie was Darth Helmet flying into the wall of Spaceball 1 after doing an emergency stop from Ludicrous speed. "Bullshit! Stop this thing, I order you! Stop!"
Sept. 13, 2008, 1:36 p.m. CST
by alice 13
Sept. 13, 2008, 2:17 p.m. CST
by Nice Marmot
. . . but how can you judge it w/out hearing any dialogue? It was all just bouncing tits.
Sept. 13, 2008, 2:25 p.m. CST
Young Frankenstein. The rest are schlocky, juvenile unfunny shit. This looks the same.
Sept. 13, 2008, 2:45 p.m. CST
by Alonzo Mosely
But I am available to punch Mori in the balls for three hours at any point. Just have your people contact my people...
Sept. 13, 2008, 2:45 p.m. CST
Sept. 13, 2008, 3:15 p.m. CST
PLaying up the least funny throw away jokes of Spaceballs? Turning it into an animated Benny Hill show episode? WTF
Sept. 13, 2008, 3:29 p.m. CST
Sept. 13, 2008, 3:31 p.m. CST
Honestly, I love SPACEBALLS. That part where they rent SPACEBALLS: THE MOVIE and fast forward in order to find out where the princess is? Genius.
Sept. 13, 2008, 4:19 p.m. CST
This is not Spaceballs. Comments from lovers of the old saying the characters are flat and unrecognizable, and the comedy doesn't mesh at all with the style of the old show...all totally correct. I found a full episode on Youtube and could barely get through ten minutes of an episode. <p> For those of you questioning why it was made as a Flash Animation; because when they started on this, Aquateen and Sealab were still ruling the nighttime airwaves, and they're nothing more than cheap flash. (of course, they had the writing to back it up). We created a monster. <p> Mel, did you have to sully your own name with this shyte? It was looking bad enough as it was...
Sept. 13, 2008, 6:24 p.m. CST
by Chief Joseph
I hated Aquateen and Sealab, too. I realize that's not a popular thing to say.<br> The animation sucked and the jokes are only funny if you're stoned. My pothead friend loves those shows and actually believes that the world is run by 5 Jewish bankers now. Thanks a lot, Flash.
Sept. 13, 2008, 6:26 p.m. CST
That "cartoon" actually makes the movie seem *good*!
Sept. 13, 2008, 7:56 p.m. CST
It's nice to finally see that I'm not the only one who thinks that movie is crap. I guess the cartoon is just the apple not falling far from the tree.
Sept. 13, 2008, 9:19 p.m. CST
Daphne Zuniga gotta eat!
Sept. 13, 2008, 9:37 p.m. CST
by Royston Lodge
...for a "Special Edition" reissue. It could have been hilarious. You could have Mel Brooks in a bad fake white beard do an introduction at the beginning about how only today has technology caught up to his "original vision", and then have REALLY CHEESY Flash animation (or better yet, Commodore 64 animation) clips cut at random points in the original movie. NOW, with ENHANCED special effects!!! Now THAT is a DVD I would have paid money for...
Sept. 13, 2008, 9:38 p.m. CST
by Royston Lodge
It must be REALLY lousy if he's not willing to compromise his artistic integrity...
Sept. 13, 2008, 9:44 p.m. CST
Oh. My. God. They resurrect Spaceballs to churn out this fucking atrocity?!?
Sept. 13, 2008, 10:32 p.m. CST
I mean if you're gonna make a Spaceballs cartoon, maybe it should cater to people who liked that movie and not just try to do what Futurama already did? Whatever. We will always have Young Frankenstein and Blazing Saddles, and History of the World Part 1 (and to a lesser extent, High Anxiety, and Silent Movie). I remember Attack of the Killer Tomatoes made for a surprisingly funny cartoon series, but that wasn't a sex romp either. It wasn't Brooks either, but shit it was good.
Sept. 13, 2008, 11:19 p.m. CST
Actor who delivered the best line in the film would later play Tuvok on Voyager. Fun facts are fun. And Spaceballs was great.
Sept. 14, 2008, 3:59 a.m. CST
'sall I got
Sept. 14, 2008, 4:48 a.m. CST
That movie has a shitload of oneliners in it you cant say in public to this day!.. Screw you haters,....it aint hardware wars! "Water my ass!.....get this man some pepto bismo!"
Sept. 14, 2008, 6:25 a.m. CST
spaceballs episode one featuring frankie munez as a young dark helmet.
Sept. 14, 2008, 12:15 p.m. CST
Great! The kids still have plenty of time to absorb all the sexism before mom and dad get back home.
Sept. 14, 2008, 12:19 p.m. CST
I go to the page and I see Spaceballs and this little bar below it that always has like 1/20 of it filled up. Never moves or does anything.
Sept. 14, 2008, 3:09 p.m. CST
You heard me.
Sept. 14, 2008, 8:54 p.m. CST
I was excited until I saw it was on G4. Could that network suck harder!?!? 2 years ago it was great, now it has 80 year old Cops episodes and a game show about eating until you puke. I will give this a shot, but CODEMONKEYS sucks (even with DANA SNYDER!) so this will probably suck too.
Sept. 14, 2008, 8:56 p.m. CST
Is it just me, or does it seem that after every sentence that Kevin Perrera(SP?) speaks he might as well add "Also...I am the funniest coolest, and most attractive person ever in case you havent noticed." ??
Sept. 14, 2008, 9:32 p.m. CST
she smells like fish. Wow, classic ending, my main concern now is will I EVER stop laughing? Thanks to Youtube I was able to watch an episode of this shit without even having to give G4 any ratings. Whose bright idea was it to make Dark Helmet Vern Troyer? It's always fun to ruin your best character. And Lonestar being all, "You know you want me." When did he become Stiffler? I still love the movie, but this is truly awful.
Sept. 14, 2008, 11:20 p.m. CST
I miss Liana K. That was one hot woman!
Sept. 14, 2008, 11:43 p.m. CST
give me the raspberry... Lone Star.
Sept. 15, 2008, 12:39 a.m. CST
I love Mel Brooks - he's a funny, funny guy<BR><BR> I love Mel Brooks on the strength of 3 movies - 'Young Frankenstein', 'Blazing Saddles' and 'High Anxiety'.I kind of like 'The Producers and the 12 Chairs<BR><BR>I hate 'Silent Movie', 'History of the World Part 1' (apart from the Inquisition which I fucking adore), 'Spaceballs', 'Robin Hood:Men in Tights', Dracula Dead and Loving it, Life Stinks - <BR><br>With anyone else I think I'd have given up but everytime I hear of a new project I get excited and hope that he'll do something great again.<BR><BR>Mel, this looks absolutely diabolically bad. It looks like the work of an old guy who doesn't know what makes the young people laugh!<BR>Please - no more, just retire Mel and let us love you - don't keep eating away at that with substandard crapo.<BR>Please!?
Sept. 15, 2008, 1:41 a.m. CST
This show is godaweful horrible, I don't see anyone actually enjoying it. Also real world blows and that topic should not have been created either. Wastes of space, so many better shows out there that don't get covered.
Sept. 15, 2008, 1:45 a.m. CST
Holy Crap! I could barely tolerate the opening titles. I managed to get threw about eight minutes of it on the youtubes before I threw in the towel. Wow.
Sept. 15, 2008, 2:29 a.m. CST
The Producers through to High Anxiety. History of The World part 1 is very very hit and miss. Everything afterwards isn't worth mentioning so let's just forget any of it happened. People in the industry should stop encouraging his output. It like watching Harold Zoid trying to make his movie in Futurama.
Sept. 15, 2008, 7:20 a.m. CST
That corny-assed shit went out with vaudeville and Lucy fucking Arnez.
Sept. 15, 2008, 12:49 p.m. CST
It's gold, Mel! Gold!
Sept. 15, 2008, 1:25 p.m. CST
is not looking so bad is it?
Sept. 15, 2008, 11:06 p.m. CST
Sandwiched between airings of the movie. News keeps getting better and better.
Sept. 16, 2008, 12:01 a.m. CST
watched the boob preview and the standard promo, looks great, ill check it out...i wont say fuck u to all the haters like someone did earlier but spaceballs is hillarious...yes i say IS, it still holds up today...all of mel brooks movie parodies are hillarious....spaceballs and men in tights are 100 times funnier than any pardody movie made since then ...u all have to admit that..this cartoon should be good, mel brooks made it , has to be decent, ill check it out...cant be much worse than FACTORY on spike.
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