I've always wondered as to why Mel Brooks chose to represent Lone Starr's ship Eagle 5 from Spaceballs as a 1986 Winnebago and not some other vehicle.

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    What some other vehicle would you've expected instead?
    – 76481
    Commented Sep 26, 2019 at 5:24
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This could be a nod to the fact, that the Millenium Falcon was a piece of junk. So Mel Brooks made his own version of a piece of junk.

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    This is the best explanation, although if you have to explain a joke it becomes less funny. Another potential parallel, Han Solo and Chewie were smugglers. Lone Star and Barf could potentially be smugglers as well with the Winnebago having different compartments and all
    – m1gp0z
    Commented Sep 26, 2019 at 20:35
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    And Walt and Jessie cooked meth in one. It's a versatile vehicle.
    – user25738
    Commented Sep 26, 2019 at 20:42

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