Spaceballs: The Animated Series

Season 1 Episode 3

Grand Theft Starship

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Sep 21, 2008 on G4



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Matrix:

      When Barf enters the video game to save Vespa and Lone Star the room looks very similar to the apparatus used to enter the Matrix.

    • Raccoon City:

      Raccoon city is the fictional setting for the game series Resident Evil and the zombie outbreak depicted in the video games and movies based on the storyline.

    • Tron: The plot of this episode, being sucked into a video game world, and then having to play/beat the game without dying for real, is similar to the plot behind the 1982 Disney movie masterpiece, which was noted for having (At the time,) revolutionary, state of the art computer graphic animation.

    • Grand Theft Starship:

      The title of this episode is a reference to the controversial, multi-million selling video game series of Grand Theft Auto. Other video games that had characters parodied in this episode include: Super Mario Bros., Super Mario World, Street Fighter II, Bubble Bobble, Earthworm Jim, Excitebike, Q*Bert, Mike Tyson's Punch Out, and Contra.