May 9 (UPI) — The voice of Spaceballs star Rick Moranis, who has been retired from live-action acting for more than 20 years, will be heard on Wednesday’s edition of The Goldbergs, an ABC family sitcom set in the 1980s.
Co-written, directed and starring Mel Brooks, Spaceballs was a 1987 spoof of the Star Wars blockbusters.
“Honored to have Rick Moranis reprise his role as Dark Helmet on tomorrow’s tribute to Spaceballs on #TheGoldbergs!” the show’s Twitter account said Tuesday.
“My favorite episode of the entire series airs this upcoming Wednesday!” series creator Adam F. Goldberg said in his own post.
A preview clip shows teen character Adam — played by Sean Giambrone — locked in a light-saber duel with the masked Dark Helmet in his bedroom before the Darth Vader-like villain settles down and pitches him an idea for a second Spaceballs movie.
Moranis, 65, is also known for his work in the films Little Shop of Horrors, My Blue Heaven, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, Ghostbusters and Parenthood.