In the movieEdit
While flying in the Eagle 5, Lone Starr and Barf get a call from Pizza the Hutt demanding 1,000,000 spacebucks. His subordinate Vinnie was also there to demand the spacebucks. Soon afterward, King Roland of Planet Druidia asks Lone Starr to rescue his daughter, Princess Vespa, from Dark Helmet. Lone Starr and Barf agree to do so in exchange for 1,000,000 spacebucks.
After Lone Starr rescues Vespa and saves Druidia, he and Barf receive news that Pizza the Hutt ate himself to death when trapped, meaning that they no longer owe him any money. However, after they return Vespa to King Roland, Lone Starr turns down the 1,000,000 spacebucks, as an expression of his love for her.
- The Pizza the Hutt costume used real cheese.
- His name is a reference to the restaurant franchise Pizza Hut.
- In the Italian dub, the character's name was changed to Pizza Margherita. The reason is that the franchise Pizza Hut is unknown in Italy.
- Spaceballs marked the fifth time that Dom DeLuise appeared in a movie directed by Mel Brooks. DeLuise previously played:
- Father Fyodor in The Twelve Chairs
- Buddy Bizarre in Blazing Saddles
- Dom Bell in Silent Movie
- Emperor Nero in History of the World Part I
- Six years after Spaceballs, DeLuise played Don Giovanni in Robin Hood: Men in Tights, also directed by Mel Brooks.
- Pizza the Hutt is a parody of Jabba the Hutt from "Return of the Jedi"
- Pizza's tongue is DeLuise's chin.
- Pizza the Hutt's death in the movie is coincidental, seeing as how his actor, Dom Deluise, died of a heart attack in May 4, 2009 at the age of 75.
- Van Halen's "Good Enough" missing in 2017 cable/satellite airings. Closed captioning still quotes first line "Hello Baby"