Welcome to part 2 of our series, wherein I give another example to back up my position, because I can’t be bothered writing the hundred thousand word exhaustive treatise that it deserves, and it’s been like 10 years and I never went back and updated the first post.
The real genius in spaceballs is all the little visual gags that you don’t even notice on the first watch. Or the tenth.
So, take, for example, the “we ain’t found shit” scene:
Helmet (into megaphone, sandurz is standing right next to him): What?
Sandurz: Are we being too literal?
Helmet (still into megaphone): No, you fool, we’re following orders: we were told to comb the desert and we’re combing it.
Helmet lowers the megaphone, cups hands, and yells to guys a hundred meters away: Found anything yet?