Spaceballs celebrated its 30-year anniversary in 2017, solidifying its role as a cult-classic parody for the ages. It’s not by chance that this Mel Brooks comedy spoof of a movie was a blockbuster hit, as he took the production seriously due to his love for the Star Wars original trilogy.

Spaceballs was released in 1987, being co-written, directed, and produced by Mel Brooks,, who also had multiple acting roles. Other notable cast members included Dom DeLuise as the voice of Pizza the Hut, Bill Pullman as Lonestar, John Candy as Barf, Joan Rivers as the voice of Dot, Daphne Zuniga as the Druish Princess Vespa, and Rick Moranis as Dark Helmet.

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