This is terrible. Barely even worth a sensible chuckle. Why did it become a Boomer comedy classic?

This is terrible. Barely even worth a sensible chuckle. Why did it become a Boomer comedy classic?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    44 year old boomer here, and that movie is unwatchable. It really is awful

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      53 year old boomer reporting in. It was normie cringe when it was released, 35 yeas later it still is.

      https://i.imgur.com/bLfPlIJ.jpeg

      This is terrible. Barely even worth a sensible chuckle. Why did it become a Boomer comedy classic?

      >morons can’t even give reasons as to why besides shallow Reddit level “I don’t find le 80’s comedy funny”
      Dimbassery expands across all generations. Listing your age doesn’t make you smarter.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      53 year old boomer reporting in. It was normie cringe when it was released, 35 yeas later it still is.

      >I'm one of the good ones!

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        And now you see why evil will always triumph, because good is dumb

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      43 year old here. Tried re-watching it a year or 2 ago. Yes it's bloody awful.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    53 year old boomer reporting in. It was normie cringe when it was released, 35 yeas later it still is.

    • 1 month ago
      sage

      >53 year old boomer reporting in. It was normie cringe
      I hope I'm not this big of a homosexual in my 50s.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous
  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I remember seeing it on TV when I was a kid and thinking it was moronic after like 5 minutes. seems like something you had to "be there" to get.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >had to "be there" to get
      basically.
      At the time this was all we had so there was nothing to compare it to. so by default it was the craziest clever parody ever made.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        It still is. Current comedy and parody is so fricking cringe it makes this somewhat basic but solid comedy look like it’s majestic.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          slow down chief.
          there was a lot of comedy that happened between Space Balls and today's current slop fest.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    After Blazing Saddles you go in with high expectations, by the time you realise it's dog shit you're 2/3rds of the way through and just kind of coasting to the end

    • 1 month ago
      sage

      Blazing Saddles has the same issue. And that God-awful song, good lord FAST FORWARD. Men in Tights is the best one.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Beats me.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    At least it isn't Men in Tights. Good God that one is painful

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      painfully funny no doubt
      mel brooks is the only israelite I wouldnt put up against the wall

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Men in Tights is god tier, gay.

      Blazing Saddles and Men in Tights are the only watchable Brooks movies and they're still overrated, the others are total garbage

      If you don't laugh at The Producers and Young Frankenstein there's something wrong with you.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The actual good Mel Brooks movies are entirely carried by Gene Wilder (and Men in Tights, by Roger Rees).

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      He's the only israelite that has had a good heart throughout his life. I miss him so bad bros.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        reminder he got the unofficial blacklist for calling another israelite (a powerful Hollywood mogul) a israelite at a party they were attending

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      12 Chairs was reasonably funny but far too long

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Removing the IP count was a mistake.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I don't know why they did it. It only helps schizos.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Because of US election season

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Remind me why again

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Nah. As always, the samegay is painfully obvious.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It has funny moments but also some boomer cringe like the dancing chestbuster

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >miss what did he order?
      >the special
      >thats what I ordered! change my order to the soup
      >good call
      ...
      >check please

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      not ironic enough for you?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      you don't like creativity, do you?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >filtered by a combination of an Alien/Michagan J Frog joke

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Blazing Saddles and Men in Tights are the only watchable Brooks movies and they're still overrated, the others are total garbage

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >calls then overrated but can’t even name a single movie that did it better

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      history of the world is my favorite but high anxiety and Frankenstein jr are also great. Zoomers can only laugh at depressing ironic humor it seems.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        high anxiety is fricking awful

      • 1 month ago
        sage

        >Frankenstein jr
        I don't think this made me laugh or smile one time. This might be one of the worst
        >comedy
        movies ever made. It's abysmally bad. No wait I think Igor had a couple of actually funny moments, I'll give you that.

        What a blunder. And I love the lead actor.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I tried to watch it three times and got bored every time. I just can't get through it.
          What is that FrankenSTINE/FrankenSTEEN shit? Is that a israelite joke? I don't get it. And I suspect even if I did I wouldn't care.

          Your movie has to suck for me to not keep watching just for Teri Garr's breasts, but it's that annoyingly unfunny. It's like pre-Family Guy Family Guy levels of annoyance.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            what the frick is a "israelite joke"? see a therapist

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              One that doesn't even make any sense to a non-Jew.

              Explain how the FrankenSTEEN shit is funny? Sounds like something is only funny if you name ends in -stein and people keep mispronouncing it.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >t.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Yeah you don't like our comedy but at least we don't complain about needing to take a 90 minute test for a 130K yr job. Holy shit.

                I dunno maybe kids just can't understand "silly humor" they are always trying to Real Life Lore every single joke in these boomer classics.

                "the reason why this joke is funny is... 20 minute video essay from 2018 when today the same joke would be explained in 90 minutes... and I still feel like a little more explanation is necessary"

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                sick idea for a youtube channel actually, Spaceballs Explained in Just 9 Hours

                Some joke gets told and then it goes *woosh* and then some voice guy says, Mel Brooks came up with the penis helmet idea because he once saw...Billy Wilder said... he thought...Boomers grew up with those Pez Dispensers... suddenly its 12 minutes later.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                You need the joke explained? It's not that hard to understand- Victor Frankenstein became infamous for creating the monster and his family tries to distance themselves from him, just done in a blatantly bad way of not actually changing the name.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                nobody knew about the monster

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                everybody knows about the monster in the movie.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >blocks ur path
      Nothing personnel

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        This is also bad movie with only one funny joke (when all the blood bursts out from the stake)

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I think the same about Spinal Tap.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >comb the desert
    If that didnt make you laugh then there isnt much to be said about you.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It's the lowest hanging fruit like every other lazy gag in his movies. You have to be creatively bankrupt to find Mel Brooks funny because anyone with at least middle school tier comedic chops will see the punchline coming a mile away.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >punchlines must be a surprise to be funny
        how do you enjoy anything more than once?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          If it gets you the first time, it will get you the next time. You're being obtuse, or at least I hope you are for your sake. You like Mel Brooks so there's always a chance you're sincerely dense.

          >these jokes arent complex enough for high iq individuals such as myself
          Maybe you just dont understand the point of comedies. Sorry to pull you away from watching the therapist scene from the pickle rick episode on repeat.

          >Maybe you just dont understand the point of comedies.
          To be funny. It's not funny. It's barely on par with the riffing of stoned teenagers.
          >Sorry to pull you away from watching the therapist scene from the pickle rick episode on repeat.
          Brooks was the Harmon of his day. A midwit who thought he was being clever, shovelling shit into the waiting mouths of morons such as yourself.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I dont think Brooks ever did "high brow comedy" its all puns and dumb situations. Thats what makes it funny. You going to say you hated Monty Python as well?

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Monty Python is at least esoteric and surprising, and the subversion stuff is normally a bit clever. They did more than just "LOL WHAT IF AN IDIOM WAS LITERAL?"

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >They did more than just "LOL WHAT IF AN IDIOM WAS LITERAL?"
                Yeah. So?

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Watch more sketches. A great number of them are
                >"LOL WHAT IF AN IDIOM WAS LITERAL?"

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                name 5

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                lol you've never watched Monty Python beyond Holy Grail

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Do you know what parody is?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Name 5 movies that are funny by your godlike standards then.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              No response. Shocking.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              The Falls
              Rivers Edge
              Zazie dans le Metro
              Macunaima
              Love Exposure

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                never heard of those, lets take a look at the first one
                >This is a fantastic gay love story about two Morman young men sent out to recruit new people to the order but end up falling in love

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                gr8 b8 post

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >You're being obtuse
            The only reason you gave for something not being funny was that you can see the punchline coming from a mile away. That alone doesn't make or break comedy. Sometimes something is funny simply because it IS expected.
            Humor is also highly subjective though, so it's pretty much a pointless thing to argue about. If you're the only person in a crowd that is not laughing, maybe the problem is you?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >these jokes arent complex enough for high iq individuals such as myself
        Maybe you just dont understand the point of comedies. Sorry to pull you away from watching the therapist scene from the pickle rick episode on repeat.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >man we aint found shit!

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >lowest hanging fruit
        >probably watches Skibidi toilet fart compilations while bells ring and the screen changes every 20 seconds to random ass shit and thinks this is peak humor

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Spaceballs is like an old man looking at Star Wars and going "Haha this is kooky". It's very much an outsider's perspective. Whereas the culture now has absorbed Star Wars to the extent that everyone is supposed to have retained every single scene, minor character and stupid line of dialogue through cultural osmosis and it's not considered weird to cry at new trailers etc.. It's like some religion that is beyond reproach. The idea what someone would look at Star Wars and go "This is all just a bit silly, isn't it?" is a totally alien concept for modern audiences.

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The worst comedy I've seen is It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World. Over three hours of unfunny comedy.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      You’re a sad, strange, little anon, but you don’t have my pity. Be better.

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >God willing, we all meet in "Spaceballs 2: The Search for More Money"
    You can't appreciate how prescient this joke was?

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    rick moranis carries the movie

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah the actors are good, has a lot of soul. Can anyone name any comedy released the last 15 years worth giving a shit about?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Popstar is the only good comedy released in the last 20 years

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Mr. Oizo's films have been pretty good. Start with 'Mandibles.'

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    blazing saddles sucks dick, how can a movie that drops Black person jokes be that bad

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Corny israeli burlesque tier humor. Mel Brooks made a mint with his shitty comedies. Even Young Frankenstein, which is generally good, suffers from the corny schtick

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Spaceballs is comfy watching. It's pretty funny.

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    A career high for Brooks.

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Spaceballs and Men in Tights are great films, ya'll are gays
    >plus it's got sweet Calico M-100s as blaster rifles

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I hate the weird israelite shit in this film. It's a perfect example of how their perverse thinking and sexual humour. There are some funny gags in it, especially at the time being basically the only Star Wars parody it didn't have any major competition, but most of it just unfunny weird shit.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous
      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        is that jack antonoff?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >seething israelite detected

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It's the fricking point of the movie to show how israeli movie franchises are.

  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    because it's more child friendly than blazing sadles or history of the world part 1 so boomers showed their millenial children it, same as men in tights and yellow submarine
    it's a very good comedy film for 10 year olds

  24. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    drug addict humor.

  25. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    BECAUSE YOURE A PRICK WHO LIKES TO FRICK HIS MOTHER

  26. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    frick, even in the future nothing works!

  27. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I think the lines are funny

  28. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I mean the desert combing scene tears me apart every time

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The darkie is Tuvok

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Tuvok
        now its funnier

  29. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You can't claim with a straight face that this isn't hilarious.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This. Zoomers will never appreciate clever writing. Everything has to be ironic or sarcastic to them or else it isn't intelligent or funny.
      This scene and the major butthole dialogue was extremely funny. The whole movie is filled with moments like this.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They jammed our signals!

  30. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    i'm surrounded by buttholes

  31. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
  32. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It was ahead of its time.

  33. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    5 years too late. Star Wars was dead in the
    water by the time this came out.

  34. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Ok, but you're wrong. It's easily in the top three of Mel Brooks's best work.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Blazing Saddles, History of the World Part 1 and The Producers are mine, never seen Young Frankenstein though.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >never seen Young Frankenstein though.
        WHat? Ok, it's the best one. It is. You might piss yourself laughing. I envy you. I wish I could unwatch so I could see it again fresh.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        You need to. It's right up there with those three.

  35. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >>....
    is only one man who would DARE give me the raspberry!

    [fixed in this sequel post!]

  36. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >This is terrible. Barely even worth a sensible chuckle. Why did it become a Boomer comedy classic?

  37. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >frick. even in the future nothing works!
    Was very funny

  38. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    SPACEBALLS THE FLAME THROWER. A hit with the kids!

  39. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    Would you like a roll in the hay?
    >also, werewolf?

  40. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    All of Brooks' movies are awful.

  41. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    this was an amazing movie, it was funny as shit when I was 9 and it still is.

  42. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Chiming in to agree, it is god awful trash and terribly unfunny. A mystery as to how it has the status it has.

  43. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      C>A>S>B

  44. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It was the first ever parody of Star Wars to make it to the mainstream, as George Lucas was INSANELY protective of the franchise and wouldn't let anyone mock it. To the point that Brooks only got Lucas's blessing by promising not to do any merchandise for the film when it first came out .

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >It was the first ever parody of Star Wars to make it to the mainstream
      No it wasn't. Hardware Wars came out in 77 and everyone saw it.

      >as George Lucas was INSANELY protective of the franchise and wouldn't let anyone mock it
      Another lie.
      You were born in the year 2000.

      >To the point that Brooks only got Lucas's blessing by promising not to do any merchandise for the film when it first came out .
      This one is a half-truth. Firstly, Brooks didn't need permission, but he wanted to be extra respectful, and Lucas said ok, but as an afterthought he didn't want competition in the merchandise dept and hearing about kids gettig a Dark Helmet doll instead of a Darth Vader one by mistake.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      During covid culture there was one fellow who went around in a mask tha said on it, in bold font: "SPACEBALLS: The Mask"

  45. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Dad hates it as well. There are some parts that are just so brain-dead stupid (which is the point) that I actually get a giggle, but High Anxiety, Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein are much better. Mel Brooks is very hit and miss (no one talks about the Robin Hood movie anymore).

    One bit that I do enjoy is Helmet mocking the lead character about the light saber-ring things: "YOU FELL FOR IT! I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU FELL FOR IT, THAT'S THE OLDEST TRICK IN THE BOOK!!! WHAT'S WITH YOU, MAN?! Okay, I feel bad now, tell you what, I'll give it back to you and we'll start over, okay? Here you go. AGAIN! YOU FELL FOR IT AGAIN-"

  46. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    23 year old here. I LOVED this movie as a kid. I have way more nostalgia for it than the prequels.

  47. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Le israelite is good.

    Pick one
    .

  48. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    There was a jock in high school who never saw any Star Wars movie or show but watched this movie multiple times because the dad was a fan of boomer comedies. I often wonder what life is like to be a non-nerd jock Chad that gets all the chicks and doesn't give a shit about Star Wars and other slop.

  49. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I always have my coffee when I watch radar

  50. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    it was a different era
    but yea it's overrated

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >it's overrated
      by whom? I only ever see people talk shit about it.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's kid's stuff, but there are a good handful of laughs in there. It's stupidity for it's own sake. Modern audiences seem to miss that. More than funny, it's just entertaining and likable - has a good cast and is able to tell a basic story. Yeah, mediocre stuff, but I've always found the hate for it really odd.

      It was only ever overrated by people who watched it as kids growing up.

  51. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >why yes I hate Space Balls...how could you tell

  52. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Funny she doesn't look Druish

  53. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    same reason you are posting it here, you live breath and eat shit on a constant basis because you like humiliation, it's more relevant than ever since it's a microchosim of the world you now live in

  54. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It seems like Brooks wrote a Star Wars parody without ever watching Star Wars.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      No, he predicted the future.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous
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          Anonymous
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            Anonymous
  55. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    ohh and because it's got israelite memes in it and you're probably a russian or muslim pedophile and all you guys do is shit up every board on this site in some parasitic homosexual loser relationship of hating the west but centering your entire lives around obsessing about it and consuming it's media, because let's face it if you're not fricking each other in the ass what else is there to do in your homosexual third world shitholes, make your own societies better, lol nah

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