The stunt doubles stood in for the lead actors of Spaceballs during scenes that could have injured them if they did them themselves. The doubles for Bill Pullman (Lone Starr), Daphne Zuniga (Princess Vespa), John Candy (Barf), and Lorne Yarnell (Dot Matrix) got to reveal their faces in one scene of the movie.
In the movie
When Lone Starr, Princess Vespa, Barf, and Dot Matrix try to escape a prison on Planet Spaceball, they find the exit quickly closing. They manage to jump through the door mere seconds before it shuts. However, a crowd of Spaceballs surrounds them. A very effeminate guard taunts the heroes for falling back into their grasp. After he tells them to turn around, though, they reveal that they are not really the lead heroes. The guard scolds the other Spaceballs for capturing the stunt doubles instead of the actual protagonists, and sends the troops out to find the real stars.
- Only one hero's stunt double has been identified-Bill Pullman's double, Dane Farwell.
- Princess Vespa's stunt double bears the weakest resemblance to his/her corresponding actor, as "she" is actually a man in a dress.
- Princess Vespa's stunt double has a Hitler mustache, referencing Mel Brooks' tendency to make fun of Adolf Hitler.