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(1987)

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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

A running gag throughout the movie is that whenever Dark Helmet has his helmet closed, his vocal tone is much deeper than it is when his helmet is opened. In the scene where he is searching for Lone Star & the gang with the binoculars however, he complains to Colonel Sandurz about "always preparing to do something and not just doing it" and when he says that, his voice is normal-toned, even though his helmet is closed.
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Character error 

Lone Starr and Barf "jam" the Spaceball One's radar with a jar of jam labeled as strawberry. In the next scene, Dark Helmet says that the radar was hit by raspberry jam.
When Dark Helmet and Sandurz are watching the tape of Spaceballs, the scrolling words shown at the beginning of the tape do not match what was actually shown at the beginning of the movie. (On the tape, the letters are all capitals, but are upper and lower case in the movie's beginning.)
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In the diner (visible when the alien is singing and the cook exits the kitchen), the kitchen door reads "EMPLOYEE'S ONLY"; the apostrophe is incorrect.
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Continuity 

In the cave, when Yogurt first appears, a door opens in the base of his statue, he walks out, and the door closes behind him. In the very next shot, the door is open again, Yogurt walks out again, and the door closes behind him again. (DVD version)
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When they enter the cave, Lone Starr and Vespa can be seen switching from holding hands to not holding hands in between the walk to Yogurt's statue.
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After Lone Starr sprays the guard with shaving cream, he gets some on his sleeve. Next shot shows it clean.
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After Dot Matrix rolls down a sand hill, her metal skirt is damaged. In the next scene it is undamaged.
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When Princess Vespa is threatened with plastic surgery, the nurse zips up her shirt, but in the subsequent shot, her shirt is still unzipped.
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After Lone Starr sprays shaving cream in the guard's face, he gives him the "Vulcan Nerve Pinch" to knock him out. As the guard falls, he knocks Lone Starr's ring off his finger. In the next shot, Lone Starr has the ring on again.
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Although Dark Helmet throws Lone Starr's Schwartz ring down a grating, Lone Star is wearing it in the Winnebago after Mega Maid explodes.
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Just before Spaceball-1 rendezvous with Princess Vespa's Mercedes, the icons for the two ships (on Spaceball-1's teledar screen) are drawn and moved as though the two ships are approaching nearly head-on. When the camera cuts to an outside shot, Spaceball-1 is instead shown trying to catch up with and overtake Vespa's ship.
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When Yogurt shows Lone Starr his Schwartz ring, when the shot zooms in to a closeup of the ring, you can see the "S" on the ring has a different appearance than the earlier shot.
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When Lone Starr and Barf jam Spaceball 1, Michael Winslow calls over Colonel Sandurz and Dark Helmet. Right before Dark Helmet says "raspberry", Michael Winslow puts his hand over his mouth. In the next shot his hand isn't there anymore.
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When Barf interrupts Lone Starr's attempt to lift the statue, Lone Starr lowers his hand, which causes him to drop the statue. In the next shot showing the statue on Barf's foot, Lone Starr's hand is raised again, just for a second.
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When Yogurt is teaching Lonestar how to use the Schwartz in his underground cave, the statue starts to lift off the ground in the shots before Lonestar has even started trying to raise it
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When Lone Star is carrying Vespa in the desert, her arm alternates between being around his neck and in her lap.
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When Barf and Lonestar steal the uniforms they are seen wearing the guards' helmets. However, when we see the assaulted guards later out of uniform they appear to be wearing the stolen helmets.
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When Lone Star, Barf, Vespa, and Dot (or rather, their stunt doubles) are running towards the closing door, it is almost completely closed. In subsequent shots, it is open much wider than before.
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When Lone Starr, Vespa, Dot and Barf walk toward the statue of Yogurt, Vespa takes hold of Lone Starr and Dot's hands twice, both before and after Barf's "Temple of Doom" remark.
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When Vespa and Valium are to be married. When Valium yawns his ring is on the little finger. After the princess escapes, he yawns again and his ring is on the index.
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When Yogurt examines Lone Starr's medallion, he holds it in all five fingers. But in the close-up, he's only touching it with his index finger and thumb.
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Crew or equipment visible 

A dolly is visible in front of Dot's feet on the floor just as they approach the feet of the Yogurt Statue. After a cut to the statue and a cut back to them it's covered by the sand on the ground.
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When Dark Helmet goes flying forward after the ship comes to a screaming halt, you can see the intercom/microphone still suspended up in mid-air with a wire holding it up.
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When the Chestburst Alien starts singing, you can see the pole controlling the tail of the alien.
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Camera team reflected in black helmet of one trooper in a close shot during the desert scene.
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Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

The footprints of the crew, actors and horses in the Planet of the Apes scene are all visible on the ground, possibly as a reference to the same goof in the original movie.
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When Barf and Lone Star rescue the princess and Dot Matrix from being brought into Dark Helmet's ship, they can breathe in space. This would seem to spoil the motive for stealing Druidia's air supply. However, it is possible that the futuristic technology allowed a force-field to contain a bubble of air around the two vessels.
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Revealing mistakes 

A storm trooper starts to move his hand to his crotch before he is supposed to (before Dark Helmet yells at the crew and they all cover up the groins).
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The scene where Lone Starr has the Yogurt statue in the air, Barf walks over to the statue and asks "Hey, boss. How'd you do that?" Lone Starr lets the statue drop to the ground and as the statue hits the ground, the head on the statue shakes, showing that the statue is not real.
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In the hover car scene, when Lord Helmet is looking through the binoculars you can clearly see the hover car is half a prop with a piece of glass or a mirror covering the bottom section. You can distinctly see a difference in the sand under the hover car, as opposed to the surrounding area.
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When Barf is carrying Dot, Lorene Yarnell Jansson's shoes can be seen underneath the metal feet.
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When Dark Helmet is pulled horizontal by Ludicrous Speed, a nearby window shows the stars not moving.
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When Dark Helmet is throwing some Schwartz to Lone Star, we can see Bill Pullman's stunt double.
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In various scenes when Vespa and Dot Matrix are in the Mercedes, you can see the blue screen reflecting off Dot's casing.
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Just after Dark Helmet throws Lone Star's Schwartz ring down the grating, Lone Star gets up and swirls to face Dark Helmet, then starts backing toward the door. When he does, you can clearly see his face for a few seconds, and it is that of the stunt double, not Bill Pullman.
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Just after the Winnebago exits "hyper-active", the ship's engines lose power. Barf clearly points out on the fuel gauge that this is "because we're outta gas". When the camera cuts to a shot from behind the ship, the main engines appear to be running at full blast. They should be off or at least sputtering.
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When they first meet Yogurt, a closeup of the statue is shown, with smoke moving in a very slow and choppy manner relative to the other shots in this scene. The film is playing at a slower rate than usual.
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When Commanderette Zircon calls Skroob in the bathroom, her image and that of her surroundings is not properly perspective-shifted to match the camera angle and perspective of the wall on which her transmission appears.
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Whenever Dot Matrix is sitting down, her skirt is made of leather. When she stands up and walks, it is metal.
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When they are 'combing the desert' the tracks of the combs are both in front and behind them already.
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When President Skroob is beamed into the next room, his head gets turned backwards. Yet for some reason, no-one notices that his hands have also been reversed.
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When Lone Starr's Winnebago is overtaken by Spaceball One, the plaid pattern trail of Spaceball One is moving in the view through the windshield. Then the camera switches to show Lone Starr and Barf and the plaid light pattern reflecting off the back of the cabin is static.
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Lone Star loses the Schwartz ring in the light-saber fight with Dark Helmet, but he seems to be wearing when the heroes celebrate after Megamaid explodes.
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