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Followed by 

Edited into 

Spaceballs: The Documentary (2005) (Video)
The documentary features many clips from Spaceballs
5 Second Movies: Spaceballs (2008) (TV Episode)
movie is edited into short comedic clip
Nostalgia Critic: It (2010) (TV Episode)
Dark Helmet pretending to be King Roland.
The Paul Behragam Talk Show: "Balto 2" R&T Part 9 (2015) (TV Episode)
The "I order you! Stop!" line was shown.
The Paul Behragam Talk Show: "Balto 2" R&T Part 10 (2015) (TV Episode)
The "Bring this guy some Pepto-Bismol!" line was shown.

Spin-off 

Spaceballs: The Animated Series (2008) (TV Series)

References 

The Wizard of Oz (1939)
When a holographic image of Yogurt fades out after giving Lone Starr advice, he says "What a world, what a world" as the Wicked Witch does at her demise.
ABC's Wide World of Sports (1961) (TV Series)
Hogan's Heroes (1965) (TV Series)
The Producers (1967)
Cassette tape on the Mel Brooks video shelf
Star Trek: Elaan of Troyius (1968) (TV Episode)
Princess Vespa has many characteristics of Elaan of Troyius, the Dohlman of Elas.
The Twelve Chairs (1970)
Cassette tape on the Mel Brooks video shelf
Blazing Saddles (1974)
Cassette tape on the Mel Brooks video shelf
Chinatown (1974)
References the line "When you're right you're right. And you're right."
Young Frankenstein (1974)
Cassette tape on the Mel Brooks video shelf
Silent Movie (1976)
Cassette tape on the Mel Brooks video shelf
Rocky (1976)
Cassette tape below the Mel Brooks video shelf
High Anxiety (1977)
Rocky II (1979)
Cassette tape below the Mel Brooks video shelf
Friday the 13th (1980)
Cassette tape below the Mel Brooks video shelf
Flash Gordon (1980)
Dark Helmet's schwartz-ring that he uses to zap the spaceball in the groin with at the beginning of the movie is identical to the ring worn by Emperor Ming in Flash Gordon.
Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)
Cassette tape below the Mel Brooks video shelf
History of the World: Part I (1981)
Cassette tape on the Mel Brooks video shelf
Rocky III (1982)
Cassette tape below the Mel Brooks video shelf
Friday the 13th Part III (1982)
Cassette tape below the Mel Brooks video shelf
Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)
Cassette tape below the Mel Brooks video shelf
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
When entering Yoghurt's temple, Barf says "It's like the Temple of Doom"
The Transformers (1984) (TV Series)
The Spaceballs coloring book has a picture of Optimus Prime on it and the ship transforming into a maid is similar to an Autobot or Decepticon transformation. Also, Barf says "It's not just a spaceship, it's a Transformer!"
Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985)
Video case is shown.
Max Headroom (1985) (TV Movie)
The character Vinnie is a nod to Max Headroom.
Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)
Dot's line after Vespa blasts down some guards: "Hey, that was good enough for Rambo!"
Rocky IV (1985)
Cassette tape below the Mel Brooks video shelf
Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI (1986)
Cassette tape below the Mel Brooks video shelf

Referenced in 

Barfly (1987)
The Exorcist III (1990)
"May the Schwartz be with you" quoted by father Dyer in his hospital bed.
Saturday Night Clive: Episode #4.1 (1991) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mel Brooks
Off the Wall (1991) (Video Game)
If a ball is kept in play long enough, the speed meter will go up to "Hyper Speed", "Ludicrous Speed" and "They've Gone Plaid!" - all references to Mel Brooks' Star Wars parody "Spaceballs".
The Lion King (1994)
The line "I'm surrounded by idiots" is just a rated G version of the line from Spaceballs "I'm surrounded by a-holes"
Saturday Night Live: Bob Saget/TLC (1995) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in Karl's Video Store
The Simpsons: The Springfield Connection (1995) (TV Episode)
Homer says: "When Marge first joined the police academy, I thought it was going to be fun and exiting, like that movie Spaceballs, but instead it was sad and depressing, like that movie Police Academy."
Shin Chan: Shin Wars (1997) (TV Episode)
The style of the Rod Saber fights are a take from this film.
Star Wreck: Lost Contact (1997) (Video)
The code used to activate the self-destruct is "1, 2, 3, 4"; before the ship explodes the computer says "Have a nice day!"
Roswell: The Convention (2000) (TV Episode)
Princess Vespa's Mercedes space car is seen outside the UFO center while Valenti is talking to Everett Hubble
Osmosis Jones (2001)
ReBoot: My Two Bobs (2001) (TV Movie)
Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos (2002) (Video Game)
Family Guy: When You Wish Upon a Weinstein (2003) (TV Episode)
A Jew thanks Peter for letting him use the phone so Peter says "Thanks for Spaceballs", a reference to it being a Jewish comedy.
Tripping the Rift: God Is Our Pilot (2004) (TV Episode)
The crew watches a video of what has just happened to them
Robots (2005)
The scene with the Robot City train station announcer saying something unintelligible over the intercom then speaking in the same voice without the microphone is the same joke with Michael Winslow in Spaceballs.
John Candy: Comic Spirit (2005) (Video)
pictures shown
Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story (2005) (Video)
In both movies, a Winebago crashes into a desert in similar fashion
Transformations: Looking Back at 'The Fly II' (2005) (Video)
mentioned once
The Movie: Yeah, No, Yeah, No (2005) (Video)
reference made to the movie's title
LOL (2006)
videotape seen behind a girl
Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide: New Grade & Dodgeball (2006) (TV Episode)
"I can't breathe in this thing!"
Muggers: The Movie (2006) (Video)
Mentioned in movie
Family Guy: Blue Harvest (2007) (TV Episode)
The printer C-3PO (Quagmire) has sex with is a Dot Matrix printer. Dot Matrix was the name of the C-3PO spoof in Spaceballs.
Bones: Boy in the Time Capsule (2007) (TV Episode)
Angela mentions it as something the nerdy victim might have liked.
The Mighty Boosh: Journey to the Centre of the Punk (2007) (TV Episode)
Both films spoof Star Wars with a joke about the enemy being a distant relative of the hero.
Spaceballs: The Animated Series: The Skroobinator (2008) (TV Episode)
The entire 'Whe're looking at now, now' scene is replayed almost word for word
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.39 (2008) (TV Episode)
Included in a $100 question
Spaceballs: The Animated Series: Spidermawg (2008) (TV Episode)
When Lone Starr & Barf visit a diner, they see another musical chestburster
Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II (2008) (TV Short)
"May the Schwartz be with you"
Nostalgia Critic: The Making of the Final Battle (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned when Doug lists other Star Wars spoofs.
Friday the 13th (2009)
"May the force be with your schwartz"
The Office: Lecture Circuit: Part 2 (2009) (TV Episode)
Michael mentions Pizza the Hut.
Monsters vs. Aliens (2009)
Gallaxhar curses "spaceballs"
Releasing the Duck (2009) (Video)
Mentioned
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Monsters vs Aliens/The Haunting in Connecticut/12 Rounds (2009) (TV Episode)
Brett says he fought hard for Pizza The Hut to be on the Monster/Alien list
Borderlands (2009) (Video Game)
"Hot! Too Hot!!"
Mercy: You Lost Me with the Cinderblock (2009) (TV Episode)
The authority who is called in to hold the disciplinary hearing has a nickname, "Dark Helmet", Spaceballs' parody of Darth Vader.
Psych: Mr. Yin Presents (2010) (TV Episode)
Henry tells Shawn that they have switched up their Swiss Army knives, and Shawn replies, "Switched up? Yours is so much bigger than mine!"
The People vs. George Lucas (2010)
mentioned, especally how they spoofed merchindise
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.149 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $1,200 clue in the category "Homages to 'Star Wars'"
How I Met Your Mother: The Wedding Bride (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Marshall
Saturday Night Live: Emma Stone/Kings of Leon (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in the "My Brother Knows Everything" segment
Epic Rap Battles of History: Darth Vader vs. Adolf Hitler (2010) (TV Episode)
Directly mentioned in lyrics
Saturday Night Live: Jeff Bridges/Eminem and Lil Wayne (2010) (TV Episode)
Pizza the Hutt is referenced in the "Crunkmas" ad.
Reaction & Review: Kickassia (2011) (TV Episode)
"...and the salute is stolen from Spaceballs."
Chillerama (2011)
"And may the Schwartz be with you"
Ask That Guy with the Glasses: Ask That Guy #63 (2011) (TV Episode)
Ask That Guy is asked, "what the hell am I looking at? When does this happen in the movie?"
Movie Nights: The Fly II (2011) (TV Episode)
points out Daphne Zuniga as being in both films
The Spoony Experiment: D.O.A: Dead or Alive (2011) (TV Episode)
"Is bigger then Spaceballs"
Saints Row: The Third (2011) (Video Game)
A compliment is called The Scroob and it is the same as the salute that everyone does when President Scroob enters the room on Spaceballs.
Atop the Fourth Wall: Captain America Comics #1 (2011) (TV Episode)
Dark Helmet: "Now you see why evil will always triumph, because good is dumb."
Nostalgia Critic: Star Trek: The Motion Picture (2012) (TV Episode)
Critic does the "prepare to fast-forward" gag
The Lorax (2012)
O'Hare makes a fortune by selling bottled and canned fresh air
Phelous & the Movies: Mortal Phombat (2012) (TV Episode)
"Also, your father's brother's nephew's cousin's roomate's soul is mine."
Nostalgia Critic: Alien: Resurrection (2012) (TV Episode)
The tap-dancing alien gag is shown during the ending credits.
Bad Movie Beatdown: Metal Man (2012) (TV Episode)
Film Brain: "I hear she gives great helmet."
Shameful Sequels: The Fly II (2012) (TV Episode)
about Daphne Zuniga: "I know she's the annoying bird from Spaceballs"
The Dirties (2013)
Video case is shown in Matt's room.
Escape from Planet Earth (2013)
Barf and Yogurt are among the graffitti names
DVD-R Hell: Deception of a Generation: Part 2 (2013) (TV Episode)
"I am totally catching you playing with your dolls again."
Honest Trailers: Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by the narrator
Mel and His Movies (2013) (Video)
mentioned once
The Cinema Snob: Robot Jox (2013) (TV Episode)
"They just combed that desert!"
Atop the Fourth Wall: Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (2013) (TV Episode)
"And now, set a course for the future...at ludicrous speed."
New Girl: Double Date (2013) (TV Episode)
Nick is impressed by the fact that Jess knows a lot of quotes from Spaceballs.
The Starving Games (2013)
Selling merchandise to the film they're spoofing
Hollywood Game Night: Show Me Your Music, I'll Show You Mine (2014) (TV Episode)
Jason Sudeikis mentions this movie by name during the game Celebrity Name Game
James & Mike Mondays: Super Mario's Wacky Worlds (2014) (TV Episode)
Mike asked James about the blaid joke from Spaceballs.
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing (2014) (TV Episode)
"Light speed. Ludicrous speed. We've gone to plaid."
Anime Abandon: Plastic Little (2014) (TV Episode)
"He looks like the Dark Helmet version of the Juggernauts."
Nostalgia Critic: The Lorax (2014) (TV Episode)
"um...Spaceballs did it?"
Nostalgia Critic: Why Do We Love Stupid? (2014) (TV Episode)
another, much better spoof movie
Honest Game Trailers: Super Smash Bros (2014) (TV Episode)
"I am your father's brother's nephew's cousin's former roommate"'
The Jack and Triumph Show: Triumph Comes Home (2015) (TV Episode)
Michael Winslow is selling a Spaceballs couch in the show.
Expedition Unknown: Mayan Apocalypse (2015) (TV Episode)
The host says he looks like John Candy in Spaceballs.
Atop the Fourth Wall: The Punisher #61 and #62 (2015) (TV Episode)
"Maybe Spaceballs was wrong. Evil is pretty dumb too."
Atop the Fourth Wall: Just Imagine Stan Lee Creating Wonder Woman (2015) (TV Episode)
"Alright, staff, prepare us for ludicrous speed."
Movie Nights: The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2015) (TV Episode)
DVD case is shown behind Lupa.
The Unauthorized Melrose Place Story (2015) (TV Movie)
Doug Savant tells Daphne Zuniga that he loved her in the movie.
Nostalgia Critic: Children of the Corn (2015) (TV Episode)
"So Isaac is consumed by... Liquid Schwartz."
Honest Game Trailers: The Walking Dead (2015) (TV Episode)
"Prepare ship for ludicrous speed!"
The Cinema Snob: The Star Wars Holiday Special (2015) (TV Episode)
Snob refers to C-3PO as Dot Matrix
Honest Game Trailers: Star Wars: Battlefront (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by narrator
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 12 January 2016 (2016) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Frank Caliendo
TruInside: Tommy Boy (2016) (TV Episode)
Poster is show and mentioned in dialog
Ghostbusters (2016)
The film is quoted in dialogue.
Honest Trailers: Ghostbusters 2 (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in news article
After Paradise: Katie Lowes/Adam Shapiro (2016) (TV Episode)
Michelle mentions Pizza the Hutt

Featured in 

1992 MTV Movie Awards (1992) (TV Special)
Clip shown during the opening montage
100 Years of Comedy (1997) (Video)
Clip shown.
Star Wars: The Magic & the Mystery (1997) (TV Movie)
Clip is shown
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to George Lucas (2005) (TV Special)
It's featured
Nostalgia Critic: Space Jam (2008) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown.
Nostalgia Critic: Double Dragon (2008) (TV Episode)
A clip of the Yogurt statue saying "Silence!" is shown.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Star Trek/Rudo y Cursi/Next Day Air (2009) (TV Episode)
The Eagle 5 takes the #3 spaceship in movies
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Taking of Pelham 123/Imagine That/Moon (2009) (TV Episode)
Out on Blu-ray in the Weekend Peekend.
Atop the Fourth Wall: Air Raiders #1 (2009) (TV Episode)
"Spaceballs was just kidding when they had stuff like air in soda cans," and cuts to Skroob inhaling from a can.
Nostalgia Critic: The Next Karate Kid (2009) (TV Episode)
Dark Helmet to audience: "Everybody got that?"
Atop the Fourth Wall: Top 15 Missed Opportunities of AT4W (2009) (TV Episode)
recalling Dark Helmet playing with action figures
De wereld draait door: Episode #5.166 (2010) (TV Episode)
A fragment is shown.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The Best of Science Fiction Movies (2010) (TV Episode)
The Eagle 5 takes the #3 spaceship in movies
Nostalgia Critic: Independence Day (2010) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The Last Exorcism/Piranha 3D/Vampires Suck (2010) (TV Episode)
Screenplay Cliche segment
Nostalgia Critic: Pound Puppies and the Legend of Big Paw (2010) (TV Episode)
An audio clip is used
Nostalgia Critic: It (2010) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown
Nostalgia Critic: The Lost World: Jurassic Park (2011) (TV Episode)
The Skroob, Helmet and Sanurz "Do something!" exchange is recalled
The Spoony Experiment: Beastmaster 2: Through the Portal of Time (2011) (TV Episode)
The "instant cassettes" scene is recalled
Brows Held High: Naked Lunch (2011) (TV Episode)
"Ready, Kafka?"
Hollywood's Top Ten: Bad Hair Day (2011) (TV Episode)
The Schmoes Know say Princess Leia's hair loops are actually headphones
Atop the Fourth Wall: Kamandi at Earth's End #1 (2011) (TV Episode)
Colonel Sandurz: "Prepare ship for Ludicrous Speed!"
Hollywood's Top Ten: Lost in Space (2011) (TV Episode)
#7
Phelous & the Movies: A Nightmare on Phelm Street (2011) (TV Episode)
Dark Helmet: "Fooled you!"
Nostalgia Critic: The Cell (2011) (TV Episode)
Lone Starr: "Did I miss something? When did we get to Disneyland?"
Estrenos Críticos: Crepúsculo: Vampiros de Paja (2011) (TV Episode)
clip shown
Star Wars Spoofs (2011) (Video)
A clip of Yogurt's introduction was shown.
Atop the Fourth Wall: Brute Force #3 (2012) (TV Episode)
Yogurt introducing Spaceballs merchandise.
Atop the Fourth Wall: Youngblood #4/Star Trek III: The Search for Spock #1 (2012) (TV Episode)
Lone Starr doing the Vulcan neck pinch incorrectly
Hagan Reviews: Gayniggers from Outer Space (2012) (TV Episode)
clip shown
Nostalgia Critic: Starchaser: The Legend of Orin (2012) (TV Episode)
Orin's useless blade is compared to Yogurt's useless ring.
Hagan Reviews: Chopping Mall (2012) (TV Episode)
Barf: "Nice dissolve."
Nostalgia Critic: Is Parody Dead? (2013) (TV Episode)
talked about among spoof movies done right
American Masters: Mel Brooks: Make a Noise (2013) (TV Episode)
Multiple clips are featured.
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Mel Brooks (2013) (TV Movie)
film clips shown
Nostalgia Critic: Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie (2013) (TV Episode)
Colonel Sandurz refers to the Zord as Megamaid.
The Cinema Snob: Dogs (2013) (TV Episode)
points out George Wyner as Colonel Sandurz
De wereld draait door: Episode dated 3 December 2013 (2013) (TV Episode)
A fragment is shown.
Phelous & the Movies: The Gingerdead Man (2013) (TV Episode)
"Lone Star!"
Nostalgia Critic: Is Sleepy Hollow Secretly Brilliant? (2014) (TV Episode)
Barf: "What the hell was that?"
The Paul Behragam Talk Show: "Balto 3" R&T Part 11 (2015) (TV Episode)
A clip of Dark Helmet flying was shown in a music video.
Atop the Fourth Wall: Daredevil #1 (2015) (TV Episode)
King Roland: "Would I lie?"
TruInside: Tommy Boy (2016) (TV Episode)
Clip of movie is shown

Spoofs 

The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
When Dark Helmet lures Princess Vespa ouside of Yogurt's hideout
It Happened One Night (1934)
Lone Starr gives up his reward, and only takes recovery of expenses. In It Happened One Night, Peter also gives up on his reward, and takes only accomodation recovery. In both cases, this is a sign for the female character of his love
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
When the four main characters walk towards Yogurt's statue in fear, the scene resembles the scene in The Wizard of Oz, when they walk towards the Wizard. There's also an analogue between each character: Barf being the Lion, Dot Matrix being the Tin Man, Vespa being Dorothy and Lone Starr being the Scarecrow
One Froggy Evening (1955) (Short)
The chestburster dons a tophat and cane and sings like Michigan J. Frog.
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
The Dinks melody is from the Colonel Bogey March, which is prominently featured as a march in Bridge on the River Kwai (featuring Alec Guinness, who was of course also Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars).
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
The theme from the movie is used in the desert scene.
Star Trek (1966) (TV Series)
The whole beaming up scene of President Skroob. The character Snotty is a reference to Scotty. Also, Lone Starr does the Vulcan nerve pinch.
Planet of the Apes (1968)
The head of the Statue of Liberty maid falls on the beach, in a manner very similar to the ending of Planet of the Apes
Ryan's Daughter (1970)
Princess Vespa mimics Rosy Ryan's dress, parasol and beach walks as she enters the "Lawrence of Arabia" desert scene.
Jaws (1975)
The opening theme of the Main Spaceball ship is the jaws theme... spoofing the large shark chasing it's prey as the ship is chasing theirs.
Fantasy Island (1977) (TV Series)
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
The movie is one big spoof of Star Wars
Alien (1979)
A chestburster bursts through the chest of a crew member played by John Hurt who played Kane in Alien.
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Yogurt is a parody of Yoda
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
Pizza the Hut is a parody of Jabba the Hutt
Max Headroom (1987) (TV Series)

Spoofed in 

Shrek (2001)
Osmosis Jones (2001)
Space Nuts (2003) (Video)
The title and many characters are taken from Spaceballs
American Dad!: A Smith in the Hand (2005) (TV Episode)
Roger's pancreas runs away on the bar like "alien" in this movie.
The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy: Prank Call of Cthulu (2005) (TV Episode)
Harold says: "Why didn't anyone tell me my butt was so big", when his head is reversed. Then Grim plays with dolls the same way Dark Helmet did.
Employee of the Month (2006)
Manager Glen Gary playing with dolls and then his assistant walks in and he hides them under his desk just like Rick Moranis (Dark Helmet) does in Spaceballs when George Wyner (Colonel Sandurz) bursts in on him.
Robot Chicken: Star Wars (2007) (TV Short)
A Mog appears in a crowd waiting to meet George Lucas

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