Rick Moranis Reprises 'Spaceballs' Dark Helmet Role in 'Goldbergs' Voiceover

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Rick Moranis as Dark Helmet in the 1987 film Spaceballs

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.

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Check out pics of Adam channeling his inner Dark Helmet!

"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.

By Karen Butler

Originally published in UPI Entertainment News.

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