Rick Moranis Is Reprising His 'Spaceballs' Role for 'The Goldbergs'
Published May 07, 2018Rather than strap on and ride a wave of nostalgia, beloved comedian Rick Moranis has been decidedly elusive in recent years. That said, it looks as though things are changing — he's just signed on to revisit one of his most beloved roles.
According to USA Today, Moranis will bring back his Darth Vader ripoff Dark Helmet from the beloved Mel Brooks movie Spaceballs for an upcoming episode of the hit sitcom The Goldbergs.
Here's how USA Today explains it:
Moranis voices the character in one of young film enthusiast Adam Goldberg's dreams, as Adam (Sean Giambrone) "encounters Dark Helmet storming his bedroom to battle with the Schwartz," a play on Star Wars' The Force, according to a description. Adam "promises to get a sequel to Spaceballs produced before waking up."
The episode in question will air on May 9. Here's hoping this means a proper Spaceballs sequel will eventually happen too.