Thursday, September 21, 2006

"Spaceballs": The Cartoon

From the AP:

"Mel Brooks, whose comedy hits include 'The Producers' and 'Blazing Saddles,' is bringing his sci-fi spoof ''Spaceballs'' to television in cartoon form.

'Spaceballs: The Animated Series'' will air on the G4 television network beginning next fall, it was announced Wednesday....

"Brooks, 80, will write the pilot episode and voice two of the show's characters.
'Spaceballs: The Animated Series' is the result of a partnership among the G4 network, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Brooksfilms Ltd. and Berliner Film Companie GmbH."

I'm so happy that a new generation of kids will get to enjoy Dark Helmet, Barf, and Pizza the Hut. I can never get over how awesome those names are.


Anonymous said...

There is also one prominent "Druish Princess" in the film.......

MB is! That makes me feel old.

I still love "History of the World, Part III."

Anonymous said...

Forgot about this in my last post. My favorite piece of dialogue in the film is repeated here. Sorry about the language, but it is classic Brooks:

Dark Helmet: Careful you idiot. I said across her nose, not up it!
Laser Gunner: Sorry sir. Doing my best.
Dark Helmet: Who made that man a gunner?
Major Asshole: I did sir. He's my cousin.
Dark Helmet: Who is he?
Colonel Sandurz: He's an asshole sir.
Dark Helmet: I know that!....What's his name?
Colonel Sandurz: That is his name sir, Major Asshole
Dark Helmet: and his cousin?
Colonel Sandurz: He's an asshole too sir: Gunner's mate, first class, Philip Asshole
Dark Helmet: How many assholes we got on this ship anyhow?
The Crew: YO!!!!
Dark Helmet: I knew it, I'm surrounded by assholes
[Dark Helmet pulls his mask down]
Dark Helmet: Keep firing assholes!!

Brilliant, brilliant stuff.


Jason Hartley said...

doesn't get any better!