• movie fact!
George Lucas gave Mel Brooks his
blessing to make Spaceballs
on the condition that no action
figures be made, as they could be
confused with actual Star Wars toys.
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    • That’s why they put that merchandise joke in the movie.
      DDWG994 29 jun
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    • No sir, I didn’t see you playing with your dolls again
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    • As a kid whose grandparents dont know brands and who got knockoff toys of the ones I actually wanted for Christmas, thank you George
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    • Moichendising
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    • Spaceballs is better than the sequels, change my mind
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    • We'll never get Space Balls 2: The Search for more Money...
      xWASSUPx 30 jun
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    • Lucas loved spoofs. He also gave Family Guy full access to the Skywalker Ranch sound effects, and the original music, so they had all the original sounds and music to help.
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    • BUT WHAT ABOUT MERCHANDISING!!! WHERE THE REAL MONEY FOR THE MOVIE IS MADE!!!!
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    • fukboi33 30 jun
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    • Plus he didn't want nerds shoving Dark Helmet in their ass..
      Fess2069 30 jun
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    • Is no one aware that space balls has a shitty animated series
      FatFrog 30 jun
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    • Moichendising! Vere da real money from de movie ish made!
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    • Well that explains the merch scene
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    • Also George Lucas only made profit on star wars action figures.
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    • RIP Carl Reiner
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    • That's why theres Schwartz merch hidden with jew Yoda
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    • Space Balls > Star Wars
      PorkSword 30 jun
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    • They were allowed to make flamethrowers and t shirts on the other hand
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    • still waiting on Spaceballs 2: The Quest for more Money
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    • "Whats his name?" "Privte asshole sir"
      masamune_ 30 jun
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    • I see your schwartz is as big as mine
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    • SPACEBALLS the Flamethrower!
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    • Since Disney now owns starwars, does that mean they now own all the star wars porn too?
      thin_ice_ 30 jun
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    • Nosyt 30 jun
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    • Spaceballs was better than the movie it was parodying
      TheSpoi 1 jul
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    • Lictz 30 jun
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    • You captured their stunt doubles!
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    • Damn so I really can’t get Spaceballs the Flamethrower(tm)
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    • Spaceballs 2: The search for more money
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    • George Lucas wrote Mel Brookes a letter after its premiere saying how much he loved it and how hilarious he found it. I thought that was nice as well since it’s basically making fun of Star Wars though it does it in an amazing way.
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    • I’m still waiting for “the quest for more money”
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    • Spaceballs, the lawsuit!
      y01nk 30 jun
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    • Now I want those toys
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    • I want space balls action figures more than Star Wars
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    • Explains why yogurt didn't show us any spaceballs the action figures.
      Yehlo 30 jun
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    • I want that Spaceballs flamethrower.
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    • Don’t see why anyone would ever oppose that. It’s basically free publicity for your product and doesn’t take away from your racquet at all
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    • Star wars was made basically as a commercial for action figures.
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    • They still made enough bank from merchandising space balls the flame thrower
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    • Comb the desert *two black guys with a pick* found anything yet? "WE AINT FOUND SHIT"
      Doc3 1 jul
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    • Spaceballs is a gem that shouldnt be forgotten
      Doc3 1 jul
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    • I mean, that's fair. Chill af of him. He could have been a huge dick about it *cough* Disney *cough*
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    • You have to admit......Ol Georgy was a master find when it came to the merchandise of that franchise........he made hand over fist with just that. Royalties baby
      DrShades 30 jun
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    • That's a very fair condition. George Lucas has always been so great
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    • Do they still get to make the flamethrower?
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    • they made a joke about merchandise in the movie because of this
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    • Good thing they have space balls the flamethrower
      PapaTaco 30 jun
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    • Merchandising, merchandising! Where the real money from the movie is made
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    • Aye that's pretty chill
      Ruft 30 jun
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    • DM me gay stuff
      DatZtuff 30 jun
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    • Which probably explains the merchandising scene, and Spaceballs 2: the quest for more money
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    • Ohhhhh, that’s why they had a merchandising joke. Lmao. Spaceballs still making me laugh 15 years later.
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    • I fucking love trailer park boys
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    • Spaceballs da flame thrower! The kids love ‘em
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    • Industrial Light and Magic also stepped in to help with the special effects. For those that don't know, that's George Lucas' company and they did all the special effects for the Star Wars films. There is recycled shots from Star Wars that were used in Spaceballs because of this.
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    • Because he knows people can be fucking yards
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    • George just wanted money confirmed
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    • Y'know, it's extra funny now because of the action figure scene...
      Becky_Z 3 jul
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    • "I'm surrounded by assholes!"
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    • Back in the day, the toys were what brought in the big money
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    • I actually got to meet Michael Winslow (radar guy who did the noises). Really funny and really nice dude
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    • Fair tbh
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    • You can do your fanfic, but the money is all mine.
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    • George Lucas is an awesome guy
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    • Mel brooks made some great fucking movies
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    • And yet Spaceballs actions figures were used in the movie.
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    • Didn’t Mel have the lil bit with him and his dolls
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    • This came from last podcast network's "Wizard and the Bruiser"
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    • That’s why they make fun of merchandise in the movie
      JustGabe 2 jul
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    • I think spaceballs sucked. Mind you I love that eras movies. Caddy shack and all those movies
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    • Another fact is Industrial Lights and Magic, the special effects company behind Star Wars and created by George Lucas was also responsible for the special effects in Space Balls.
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    • I'm still waiting on Spaceballs 2
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    • That’s why there’s the merchandise joke in the movie
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    • This is where They came from... The farce...
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    • aren’t there space balls action figures in the movie??
      ImBatzz 2 jul
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    • Great movie
      Gab31 2 jul
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    • Spaceballs the FLAMETHROWER *Young Elon* hey...that's not a bad idea
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    • That's Logic
      _Goku 2 jul
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    • NO SIR, I DIDNT SEE YOU PLAYING WITH YOUR DOLLS AGAIN
      tkdluke 2 jul
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    • Is that why I don’t have an exact replica of that big ass spaceship?
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