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Comment on Spaceballs: "Keep Firing A**holes!"

Release: 1987-06-04
Movie
Spaceballs
Scene
"Keep Firing A**holes!" Scene
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Clip Description
Major Asshole and Gunner's Mate First Class Philip Asshole are two cross-eyed Spaceballs serving aboard the Spaceball One, both being generic parodies of Imperial personnel from the Star Wars films. Their family name is a reference to their apparent lack of intelligence, and their cross-eyed appearance may be a parody of generic soldiers being unable to shoot a hero in various franchises. When asked how many Assholes are on the ship, nearly everyone (except one, who turns and looks around at the crew of Assholes, apparently confused about what is going on) on the bridge raises their hands, stands up and yells out "Yo!", leading Dark Helmet to exclaim, "I knew it! I'm surrounded by Assholes!" as well as "keep firing, Assholes!" (In the edited-for-T.V. version, the word "asshole" is either replaced with "moron" or cut out completely.)
Movie Description
When the nefarious Dark Helmet hatches a plan to snatch Princess Vespa and steal her planet's air, space-bum-for-hire Lone Starr and his clueless sidekick fly to the rescue. Along the way, they meet Yogurt, who puts Lone Starr wise to the power of "The Schwartz." Can he master it in time to save the day?
Director
Mel Brooks
Studios
MGM, Brooksfilms Ltd.
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