Spaceballs: The Animated Series, also known as Spaceballs: The Series, is an adult animated television series that premiered in 2008 on G4 and Canada’s Super Channel, and is loosely based on the parody science fiction film Spaceballs (1978).
Similarly to how the original film parodied the original Star Wars films and the Star Trek universe, each episode of the series parodies a different film or other aspect of popular culture, such as the Star Wars prequel trilogy, The Lord of the Rings, or the Grand Theft Auto video games.
Dark Helmet gets knocked out by a robot stripper in Skroob’s new casino and recalls his origin story as in a dream. Once he was a young boy named Pannakin Crybaby, he won his freedom in a NasPodrace, was trained in the Schwartz by Yogurt, fell in love with Princess Harley Van Patten, and became Lord Dark Helmet.
Parody/Spoof: Star Wars prequel trilogy.
Spaceballs: The Animated Series
You can find a full index and outline of Spaceballs: The Animated Series here.
Star Wars Series
- Overview of the Star Wars Franchise.
- Overview of Star Wars Films.
- Overview of Star Wars Parodies.
- Hardware Wars (1978).
- Spaceballs (1987).
- Spaceballs: The Animated Series (2008).
- Thumb Wars: The Phantom Cuticle (1999).
- Family Guy TV Series:
- S06E01 – Blue Harvest (2007).
- S08E20 – Something, Something, Something, Dark Side (2009).
- S09E18 – It’s a Trap! (2010).
- Robot Chicken TV Series:
- Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode I (2008).
- Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II (2008).
- Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III (2010).
- Phineas and Ferb TV Series:
- S04E40 – Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars (2014).
- Rick and Morty TV Series:
- S04E10 – Star Mort Rickturn of the Jerri (2020).
- Overview of Star Wars TV Series.
- Overview of Star Wars Documentary Series.
- Overview of LEGO Star Wars.
Production & Filming Details
- Director(s): Jay Surridge.
- Writer(s): David Lewman and Joe Liss.
- Release Date: 21 November 2008.
- Running Time: 30 minutes (per episode, approximate).
- Country: US.
- Language: English.