Rick Moranis Improvised Another Great Moment


Candy’s SCTV colleague, Rick Moranis, played Dark Helmet, the movie’s ridiculous version of Darth Vader. Brooks said Moranis “brilliantly improvised” another of the film’s best moments, when Dark Helmet is caught playing with Spaceballs action figures of himself, Lone Starr, and Princess Vespa.

“Knock on my door! Knock next time!” he yells at the inteloper, Colonel Sandurz (George Wyner). “Did you see anything?”

“No sir!” Sandurz replies. “I didn’t see you playing with your dolls again!”

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