Back to the Future (1985)
scenes are taken from this film
movie is edited into short comedic clip
Footage of the lightning scene from this film is seen at the beginning of the episode, after which Doc starts talking about lightning.
The first scene in Back to the Future II was the last scene from Back to the Future. This is as the films follow directly on from each other.
Although the year is different both the date and time of arrival are the same in both "Time After Time" and "Back to the Future." Both Malcolm McDowell's H.G. Wells and Doc Brown set their date to Nov. 5, 10:15 a.m.
Marty appears to George claiming that he is Darth Vader
"What? What? Is it hot?" "It's cold. Damn cold."
The device in Doc Brown's lab that Marty plugs his guitar into is labeled "CRM-114", which was the name of the message decoder on the B-52 in Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964), and the serial number of the Jupiter explorer in 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), both directed by Stanley Kubrick.
Marty appears to George stating that he is from the planet Vulcan
Similar scene displaying several clocks at the start of the film. Also, in the 1955 Town Square, a billboard reads "Time to Travel? Ask Mr. Foster Travel Service." Preston Foster was the lead actor in The Time Travelers.
Both movies end with the older man coming back from the future (in clothing from that time) to his pupil, revealing elements from that pupil's future.
The device in Doc Brown's lab that Marty plugs his guitar into is labeled "CRM-114", which was the name of the message decoder on the B-52 in Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
The first character to travel through time is a dog. When Marty arrives in 1955, he encounters a farmer named Peabody, whose son is named Sherman.
In the opening scene, as Marty is going into Doc's lab, occasionally you hear several notes played rapidly on the higher keys of a piano. The very same background sound is heard in the "The Time Machine", when Rod Taylor's character is first wandering through the world of the future. This appears to be an homage to the classic movie.
George states that this is his favourite television show
Film poster and title on marquee in 1955.
When Sam hits Marty with his car, he yells for his wife, "STELLA!"
Another Lloyd (Harold, before Christopher did as such) hangs dangerously from the arms of a clock tower. The plot scene is also displayed in the beginning, on an antique clock.
Marty McFly is seen on the fan made game controller.
John Cena tells Jack Swagger that he looks like Biff and quotes Biff's infamous botched insult, "Why don't you make like a tree and get out of here?"
When Michael introduces himself to the beauties, he tells them that he drives a DeLorean, like the car from Back to the Future.
Doc Brown costume on a mannequin, and Rainbow Dash leaves a trail of rainbow flames on the ground after warping out of the world. In this scene, there is also a musical reference to the film.
Mentioned by Mike, and a still image from the movie is shown.
"Please excuse the crudity of this model, I didn't have time to build it to scale or paint it."
Mentioned in credits
A faux title sequence appears at one point during the film that directly parodies the title sequence from Back to the Future
The device worn on the back of heavy units has a light-up display that looks just like the flux capacitor.
The poster of this movie is seen in James' living room.
After Detective Mandy flees the cemetery and he is driving around trying to decide how to handle the zombies, he says, "I wish Doc Brown was here, he would know what to do," in reference to Dr. Emmett Brown, from Back to the Future (1985)
"George McFly should've broken up this scene minutes ago."
"Was that a Back to the Future reference...in Fred?"
"My guess is, it's about Doc Brown fueling a time-traveling baby."
"...and the way to set the coordinates for the DeLorean..."
theme briefly plays
Mentioned in dialogue
"Follow us as we join the Libyans from Back to the Future in their VW van."
Mentioned by Alan.
Burt and Virginia buy the DeLorean.
Kenzie quotes the last line of the movie: "Road? Where we're going, we don't need a road."
Marty McFly mentioned
"...where the band is performing Earth Angel. Until Marty McFly gets on stage and starts performing "Johnny B. Good."
"And they're not trying to steal plutonium from this car, which is obviously a DeLorean?"
Lines of dialogue referencing time machine
One of Jillian's birds is called Marty McFly.
The Time Machine Deloreon was briefly seen flying behind Melina.
Just before his makeover, Dane describes his current look as Marty McFly from Back to the Future.
The time machine Deloreon.
mentioned when discussing Michael J. Fox's popularity
"If you put George McFly and Steve Urkel together."
While Birkhoff prepares his equipment to track down the mole, he says "Flux capacitor... fluxing" - one of Marty's lines from the movie.
The Black Spy uses the Delorean time machine to alter the past in order to defeat the White Spy.
Players can earn an achievement called "1.21 Gigawatts" for causing 121 damage with an energy item.
A game based off of the movie is discussed, with some references to the movie included.
The first movie that the director experienced as a child. In Thomas' room there's the poster hung on the wall and his car wears the "outatime" plate. Also Alan uses the words "Grande Giove!", the italian version of "Great Scott!" spoke by Christopher Lloyd in the Back To The Future trilogy.
In the opening monologue, Seth MacFarlane imitates Marty McFly.
listed as one of Pelant's Pay Per View movies
The white board in the office has Doc Brown's name on it and references to time travel
At the high school is a time traveler from the future who returned to make sure his parents get together so he doesn't fade from existence. Also, the school dance is called the Enchantment Under The Sea Land Dance.
In one level, if the hands of a clock on a clock tower are turned, lightning strikes the building and the clock blows up.
Listed as a movie directed by Robert Zemeckis
Sign "Lone Pine Mall" at the parking lot where the rebel camp is based.
Shawn asks, "Where the hell are we?" Gus then adds, "*When* the hell are we?" This references "Back to the Future," when Doc Brown says that the appropriate question to ask when Einstein disappears one minute into the future is "When the hell is he?"
At 3:05, on can see a movie poster "Sheep to the Future" that is the same as one of the Back to the Future (1985) posters, with "Back" replaced by "Sheep".
The Time Machine Deloreon appears in this game.
Dave mentions 'Marty McFly'
Crispin Glover discusses his decision to take the role in River's Edge after gaining recognition for his performance in Back To The Future.
Future Critic is a caricature of Doc Brown
"They come across an Indian Doc Brown..."
Christopher Lloyd plays a character who is friends with someone named "Marty", played by Michael J Fox. Lloyd's character frequently uses the phrase "Great Scott!" throughout the movie.
DVD trilogy mentioned
Lyle compares the jerk at the strip club to Biff Tannen from "Back to the Future."
DVD cover shown.
Roeper compares the movie to Hot Tub Time Machine
Ryan Downey compares Christopher Lloyd's role in "Piranha 3D" to Doc Brown
Perseus uses the Delorean Time Machine to travel.
Jakob Stegelmann mentions the Back to the Future films in his review of Camp Nowhere (1994)
Digit's father has a white hair and says he has a Delorean, just like Doc Brown
Max mentions one of the main characters in this movie, Marty Mcfly
mentioned in dialogue
"...and punch it to 88 miles per hour to return to the 23rd century."
Marty McFly mentioned
A vehicle speeding and disappearing in lightning to time travel
Shawn says, "Get your damn hands off her!", and Gus references George McFly's line in the movie.
Poster shown. Discussing 80s movies, Rich Hall says "Why show a normal car when you can show a car that goes back into the future?"
When driving the Delorean DMC-12 if you drive above 88 mph you will unlock the challenge Blast From the Past.
mentioned by Beavis
"The story is about traveling in time to change the past or the future. So here I should put a 'Doctor Who' or 'Back to the Future' joke."
the Flux capacitor and the DeLorean are mentioned
The signature anthem from this film is heard.
The Soundtrack from the film is used
Conan misquotes 'You're gonna be fine, it's your kids I worry about' at the end of the Julie Bowen interview
mentioned in dialogue
Ray Liotta mentions Christopher Lloyd from Taxi and BTTF
Ask That Guy says "They found me" and shouts Libyans before being shot at.
One of Mel's friend is dressed as Doc Brown
Crimson Dragon: "Remember, once you hit eighty-eight miles per hour-."
In the Ad Crunch segment, Bridget Taylor talks about the shoes that Michael J. Fox wore in Back to the Future.
The musical score of "Mars Needs Moms" reminds Hewy of this movie
"He went from being almost Marty McFly to...Marty McFly."
1955 was listed on the portal list.
"there's no roads where we're going"
mentioned by Stan
DVD given to Morgan
In Crispin Glover's (Andy Samberg) screen test for "Top Gun," he says, "Get your damn hands off her," referencing George McFly's line in "Back to the Future."
"Roughly, we cut to Biff Tannen..."
Christopher Lloyd's character says "Great Scott!"
Spoony wears a BTTF shirt
The title of this episode means Back to the Future in Dutch
Spoony wears a BTTF shirt
Referenced in dialogue
"Guess we're in Hill Valley now..."
The Blu-Ray is seen
In his discussion of "The Last Tango in Paris" (1972), Gene Siskel mentions two movies (including this one) that deal with returning to the past.
the "Enchantment Under The Sea" sign at the prom
A shot in the opening scene shows an alarm clock going off, in a similar way to the opening scene of the Zemeckis-directed Back to the Future.
The opening animation depicts the DeLorean crossing the bridge and travelling back to 1928
Film Brain wears a BTTF t-shirt
Film Brain wears a BTTF T-shirt
"From George McFly to THIS?"
"This setup is something Doc Brown or Pee-Wee Herman would use"
Title mentioned by narrator
Features selected themes and characters
mentioned in dialogue
Katie mentions Doc Brown's Delorean and talks about Marty McFly's hand disappearing at the Enchantment Under the Sea Dance.
Mentioned as 'Steve Wright's favorite movie'
Dave wakes up lying in the same position and at the same time as Marty near the end of the film.
Dr. Michio Kaku mentions the DeLorean in this movie
Wake up scene, Skateboarding scene, Flying car, Time travel
Randy and Dennis discuss the improperly named film, citing that the plot revolves around travelling to the past then returning to the present as apposed to travelling to the future.
In Slumber's Kiss, there's a reference to a DeLorean being a time machine.
"What can i do? Twin pines mall clips all my customers."
referenced in clue in "Car & Driver" category
mentioned by Darryl
Critic imitates Doc saying: "Marty, I've transformed myself into a withering black lady."
characters featured on title card
In this episode, Melissa (Melissa Joan Hart) says, "Where we're going, we don't need knees." In Back to the Future (1985), Dr. Emmett Brown (Christopher Lloyd) says, "Where we're going, we don't need roads."
Discussion about Huey doing music for the movie and appearing in it.
Poster seen, Teacher is talking about flux Capacitor and 1.21 gig watts on chalkboard.
footage is shown and old Critic looks like Doc Brown
Referenced in dialogue
"Twin Pines" is the name of the mall in Back to the Future. "Twin Pines" Cabin is where Orion says to meet.
Alex puts on Morgans unworn original Back to the Future T-shirt.
Edge mentions the flux capacitor when building the time machine with Christian.
Included in a $10,000 question
Julian quotes the line "Roads? Where we're going we don't need roads"
A poster of this movie was seen in the living room.
While watching footage of Lassiter's car chase, Shawn says, "As soon as Lassie hits 88, he goes back in time."
Mentioned in dialogue
Ticking clocks during the title sequence and 1.21GW mentioned as the necessary energy for time travel.
Doc Brown referenced.
Critic claims a ceremonial mask resembles Doc Brown
"Did Kazaam just go back to the future?"
The Critic calls James Tolkan "the principal from 'Back to the Future'".
The Nostalgia Critic says that Billy and Jimmy's car runs on fusion, just like the "Back to the Future" car.
The Critic contrasts the scientists in Bio-Dome from Doc Brown.
Larry asks Michael J Fox how he would feel if he goes back to 1985 and talk during the movie. To which Michael replies that he feels like the conversation is going into time travel. Referencing Back to the Future, which came out in 1985
Abed says Jesus was like E.T., Edward Scissorhands, and Marty McFly combined
In final sequence Abed's cardboard box spaceship has a flux capacitor drawn on the back wall
When Steve goes back in time to the 80s, he is dressed like Marty McFly.
Listed among the other films that have a breakfast serving machine similar to the one in Flubber.
Christopher Lloyd (known as Dr. Emmet Brown in Back To The Future fims) plays a character called Roscoe Joyce. His son, who died in 1985, comes to visit him from the past. Not only is there time travel theme in this episode, but the year 1985 is the present time in Back To The Future films
Included in a $2,000 question
Michael J. Fox is mentioned in relation to time travel
Leonardo da Vinci's opponent Biff is a reference to that movie
Subject of a $400 clue in the category "Homages to 'Star Wars'"
Re; the Delorean, comically thought to be a time machine here
"Maybe we could go back to the future and have an excellent adventure."
Marty McFly is included in a $1,000 question
"Jumping gigowatts! Just give me a flux capacitor so I can get the hell out of here."
The first question in the Philosophy class asks about the time traveling in Back to the Future
Phil Cool, as Barry Norman, mentions Back to the Future 12
Chuck calls Doctor Dreyfus "Doc." Doctor Dreyfus is played by Christopher Lloyd who played Doc Brown in the Back to the Future trilogy.
Nate mentions using a DeLorean to travel back in time to change things.
Bakura says "cards where we're duling we don't need cards" like Doc Brown's line "where we're going we don't need roads"
Included in a $4,000 question
mentioned in rap lyrics
Mentioned in dialogue
Both feature a bald principal named Strickland.
Timmy uses a DeLorean as a time-machine.
Dean mentions the DeLorean and plutonium
Mentioned in the film.
"Roads? Where we're going we don't need roads."
Shawn believes that one of the lab scientists looks like Christopher Lloyd and asks him whether the lab was closed "for striking the clock tower with lightning."
Nicola asks Terri if she has found a flux capacitor for her time machine.
Theater marquee in the alternate universe displays this film as starring Eric Stoltz; in our universe Stoltz was replaced by Michael J. Fox in the leading role early in production.
Abed has a poster for Back to the Future on his door.
When the main characters says he travel in time without a drive licence.
Plot recounted by Lorenzo MacIntosh
Tracey asks for a Delorean to travel back in time in
As she travels through time, Candace says, "Back to the future."
Justin's spell calls for 1.21 Gigawatts of electricity
Referenced as 'Black to the Future'
Robert knocks his head and says, "Hello McFly" in imitation
mentioned by Dean
Liz Neumark's Plaza Hotel feast is called the Back to the Future menu.
three Double Jeopardy! categories allude to Michael J. Fox, including "Back to the Fuchsia"
During a chase scene, Hannes kicks his skateboard under the car's bumper, runs over the car and jumps back on his board just like Marty McFly.
Dr. Brown is a homage to Dr. Emmett Brown
While Kat is working on her car, Brad asks her if she remembered "to recalibrate (her) flux capacitor."
Poster shown in "Shade Tippin'" montage
Michael and Holly discuss it while planning their presentation for the picnic.
Jeff: "This is in 4/4 time, it's in D. Watch me for the changes."
During his stand-up routine, Jody mentions that he "went and saw 'Back to the Future' the other night".
Title mentioned by Eli when talking about time travel
A large piece of tubing on the side of a telesthetic chair with an Abomination strapped in it is labelled with '1.21 gigawatts.' This is the amount of energy Doc Brown states is required to travel through time.
A car which looks like the original Delorean from this movie appears and during this time the movie's soundtrack theme is playing
The Scotsman shouts at Marty McFly hanging around Doc Brown and going back to the '50s in the DeLorean time machine.
artwork courtesy of Drew Struzan
Reference to 1.21 gigawatts
Johnny Red bases all of his scientific research for time travel on Back To The Future, particularly the speed at which he needs to attain for launch.
Dialogue at camp site between Tuck and jerry
Stephen Fry says "Back to the Future" as a link between two questions.
A line spoken by the colonel on the way to see the mold for the first time. He says "Where we're going, we don't need roads". A reference to a Doc Brown line from Back to the Future.
Mentioned by Hurley
Title is mentioned when Topher is trying to come up with something clever to say when someone is a caught from behind.
the Delorean is a time machine element
Lenny is seen waxing Flecks' Cadillac towards the end of the film. This is a reference to Biff waxing the McFly BMW in Back to the Future
Back To The Future t-shirt worn by lead character
Arthur drives the "Back to the Future" DeLorean to meet Burt Johnson
The opening shot is an homage to the opening 'Clock' sequence.
Marty McFly appears during the storm and tells Stewie about this Future
Stan buys the car from this film
Charlie is upset when he finds out they are making a Back to the Future 4
An interviewee talks about time traveling in a DeLorean.
The flux capacitor was mentioned.
Movie poster shown
Kiki asks Cyprien what power is needed by the DeLorean to travel in time. Cyprien answer 2.21 gigawatts.
Characters quote lines from this movie
"Bactrian to the Future"
Johnny Lawrence (Bradley Cooper) mentions that one of next week's guests will be Biff from "Back to the Future."
Arumi's grandfather Masayoshi is dressed as Dr. Emmett Brown from Back to the Future (1985).
Elizabeth Bennet assuming Amanda's surname is Spencer because of the label in her underthings references the scene when Lorraine thinks Marty's name is Calvin because his underwear have a Calvin Klein label.
when the AVGN is hitting the Joker, stereotypical words like "pow!" and "bam!" appear, it then shows "Biff!" and "Marty!"
When Lois sees the portal in the Phantom Zone she asks Kara: "This is our DeLorean?"
Alan and Jake are watching and discussing.
Abby: "Just gotta hop back in the DeLorean and get back to today's problems..." A subtle reference to the time-travelling car in Back to the Future
A Delorean can be seen in the driveway for the birthday party. Actress Lea Thompson who plays Justin Frost's mother in the film starred in Back to the Future which features famously a Delorean.
When Crazy Steve drives off in his DeLorean, the license plate falls off, spins and then drops flat onto the ground.
References to characters Dr. Emmett Brown & Mr. Strickland, as well as TWIN PINES MALL.
Jenko mentions "flux capacitor" when doing a chemistry solution.
Characters and Story Discussed
Doc Brown appears in the a video shown during the ride's line queue.
Like Marty McFly, Miley travels to her parents' adolecent years and helps them fall in love. Jackson's disappearance mimics that of Marty's older siblings.
Dean goes back to when his parents were teens. In the diner scene at the beginning, someone shouts 'Winchester!' and both Dean and his younger father turn, just as when Biff called 'McFly!' and both Marty and his father turned. Dean also makes a reference to a DeLorean at a later point.
When Sam looks at the coat hanger in the future office he says "Where we're going, we don't need... coats.",
Grant Denyer tells the first couple, Russell Robertson and Kate Ceberano, that it's time to step into the DeLorean and engage the flux capacitor as they go Back to the Future.
The western future era flying unit "Lightning Sphere" says "1.21 Gigawatts at your service" sometimes when selected
After Ellie says that maybe Chuck and Sarah will walk through the door, and they do, Morgan looks at the door and says, "Swedish bikini team," and then "Delorean. Flying Delorean."
At the end, 'To Be Continued' is shown.
The DeLorean is the same car model used in the movie, as Morgan says before buying it.
Referenced by name
The image of Charlie in a barred bed as a forshadowing of his future is a nod to a similar scene in Back To the Future.
time machine complete with a flux capacitor
While playing guitar, Sydney recites the "Marvin Berry" line from BTTF before falling off of the couch.
When Tiffany has to get an electroencephalogram and looks herself into a hand-mirror, she mentioned "Like 'Back to the Future'!" (Marty meets 1955-Doc Brown at first time)
At he very end of the "Real ending," the "To be continued" sign is in the same style as this movie's famous logo.
McGee & DiNozzo are playing "Box Office Trivia" where Back to the Future comes up as a topic
Sheldon mentions it to cheer up Leonard
Before Tara gets into the spaceship, Paul tells her she doesn't need a toothbrush as "Where we're going, we don't need teeth," paraphrasing Doc Brown's "We don't need roads" line.
On the board a picture of the flux capacitor is drawn, additional Christopher Lloyd as a teacher who was the Doc Brown in "Back to the Future" and invented the flux capacitor
The time machine is built under the cover of a "Back to the Future fan club"; principal named after BTTF actor; penultimate '50s dance; cat named after Albert Einstein (like Doc's dog); first time traveler is inventor's pet; minute difference on watch on inventor's pet provides proof of first successful time travel.
title mentioned by name
"My Delorean" referring to change back something
A character worries about "disrupting the space time continuum" quoting Back to the Future.
Dale mentions the space-time continuum and running into himself in the past.
Michael mentions that it is his second-favorite movie.
Mentioned while discussing possible power sources for Aquila
Mentioned in the discussion.
While the plane is crashing in the cornfield a scarecrow falls on the window just like it did in Back to the Future Pt:1 while Marty was landing from 1985 in a cornfield
Onscreen crawl of movies edited by Cleanflix
Josh & Frank dress up as a character from Kenneth's imagination to talk him into doing something for them
Yogurt says '1.21 Jiggawatts, it's our only chance'
Dr. Emmett Brown is seen in Imaginationland
Rory tells Lorelai that she should buy a DeLorean like Doc Brown had.
Referenced by name.
Referenced by name.
The scene where Mike/Mark stands up and defends his son Alex in the school cafeteria is similar to the scene where Marty stands up, also in a school cafeteria, against Biff to defend his father.
In "Old Flame," Dexter shows the caveman his flux capacitor.
Tasha invites Chris to see this movie at the cinema
When asked if he'd change anything if he could go back in time, Smith jokes about hopping into the DeLorean and almost sleeping with his mother.
Cassie calls Ray a "future boy" when not believing he is a time-traveler, just like Doc-from-the-past calls Marty in a similar situation
Skeeter mentions "Bath to the Future" during charades
In the beggining their video "Guilty Pleasure" Gabe is shown getting out of a DeLorean based on the one in the movie with vents on the back. (2008)
In "Homestarloween Party", the flux capacitor on the Gremlin is a reference to this movie
The clock tower at the town square is stopped at the same time as in the Back To The Future films,
Tinkly bells in score for prominent car reveal
Hiro tries to call Ando but gets in touch with himself on the phone. Fearing a temporal paradox, he quickly hangs up and says "Great Scott" (Doc Brown's recurrent line) with his accent
Reference to the title, but in spanish.
Norman says: You're not thinking 4 dimensionally, The flux capacitor has broken again! - just like Doc Brown in Back to the Future
Mentioned by name
Earl mentions film when describing Randy's 'brain loop' problem
The "Tales from Space" comic book appears in this episode.
Twice in the movie, Red reacts angrily to an accusation of cowardice just as Marty did constantly.
Filburt says, "Hey, you, get your darn hands off her!"
Sawyer mentions Doc Brown as a nickname
A book in bookstore is the book that George McFly wrote at the end of Back to the Future.
Red's meal-making machines resemble Doc's machines in BTTF and BTTF3.
George McFly in this TV special shares the same name as the one from this movie.
Includes movie clips
They talk about the first movie and linking the sequel to it.
Making of documentary on this movie, talked about lots.
A victim is seen wearing a "Back to the Future" T-Shirt
In the mission 'Domo Arigato Domestoboto', the domestobot's POV shot makes reference to 'flux capacitors'.
Poster is shown in a video store.
Referenced by name
Video case is shown.
Mentioned in Back To the Future the Ride coverage
Alma mentioned the movie
Grace mentions it
Martin mentions a "flux capacitor" when updating the storyline of the movie
Title refers to George mixing up "destiny" with "density" in this film.
Justin is called McFly
The fat camp has the "Enchantment Under the Seafood" dance.
The town square resembles Hill Valley, including courthouse and famous clock.
on shelf in video store
The news reporter says "The time portal follows Terminator rules as opposed to Back to the Future rules, or Time Rider, but that was just silly"
"flux capacitor" mentioned
One of the characters is named "Dr. Brown", which is a reference to Dr. Brown from "Back to the future". They both also travel time.
When Fry tries to save his Grandfather from being hit by a car
Toad knocks on Mystique's head and says, "McFly!"
Mentioned by Bob
A character ask's Christopher Lloyd (who played in the time travel comedy Back to the Future) character if he's ever done experiments with time travel.
Doc Brown appears outside Spielberg's office
Buster mentions this movie to Plucky
Friendly Fire invites the Tick and Arthur to a film festival of all three "Back to the Future" movies.
McKay and Sheppard discuss the film - Sheppard is a fan, McKay not so much. Also, Sheppard mentions a "flux capacitor".
Jack O'Neill refers to Martouf as "Marty".
McFly is a name on a tombstone, one of several BTTF allusions in STTNG.
Lt. Barclay mentions the "flux capacitor".
Carter to Mike, "That's your plan, time travel?"
Carter says Mike (Michael J. Fox) needs to get a time machine
Christopher Lloyd, "Back... to the Future!"
Chloe calls Clark, "McFly", after learning of his "back in time" trip.
"Back to the Future 4" is shown on a cinema marquee.
"Oh, no! If Marge marries Artie, I'll never be born."
Use of the HoverCar!
Final line of the episode: "Doc Brown was right; you should never know too much about your future."
Mentioned on Weekend Update
Mentioned in Christopher Walken's psychic friends network
When the Rennisance Fair man says he's going to the future to bring back medicine Lt. Dangle says that he will be returning in a Delorean with Doc Brown
Episode title reference.
Summer: "plutonium-fueled car to go back to last year". In the movie Back To The Future, they had a plutonium-fueled DeLorean car to travel into the past and the future.
Hal claims the idea he had to save his company money was to "outsource flux capacitors."
Biff appears in a minor role, as well as a reference to the fiery tyre tracks from the series.
Sam stares at a billboard and stumbles around town exactly like Marty McFly
When arguing with Carrie, Doug references this film.
When Professor Membrane talks about the dangers of altering a timeline, he says: "The consequences could be disastrous". This is exactly what Doc Brown said under the same circumstances.
Willow: "this color is called Back to the fuchsia"
jetsons get into a Delorian and drive through the wall, leaving flaming tire marks, then Doc Brown looks in through the door
a DeLorean is shown when Chris wants to travel time
When John's existence is threatened because of time travel, his hand starts dissappearing.
Someone sees Stewie's blue-prints for a time machine and says "Well, sure, look... here's where the flux-capacitor goes". The flux capacitor was a part of the time machine in this film and was invented in this film by the Doc.
Just before Timmy goes back in time to 1992, the DeLorean from this film which also travels through time is seen.
"Where we're going, we don't need laws"
Bossy character called Strickland
Chris must bring his future parents back together after splitting them up or he will cease to exist. Also, Leo talks to Chris about sending him "back to the future."
Mentioned in dialogue.
Jonathan says "Think McFly", a reference to Back to the Future
The movie is referenced by multiple characters, the poster is seen in the background at the sci-fi theater, and at one point the theater owner wears a Hill Valley t-shirt. Also, Professor Kohtaro Hozumi's drawings strongly resemble the drawings of Emmett Brown in Back to the Future: Part II.
One of the items on the list
Hutch claims he owns a flux capacitor to impress Amber
Christopher Lloyd voices a character with the last name "McFly"
"Anybody home, McFly?"
One of the answers in the quiz bowl was "flux capacitor"
Ben and Pete talk about Doc Brown, the DeLorean and Pete quotes the line "Where we're going, we don't need roads"
In Episode 4, Hail to the suxxor Part 4, instead of DeLorean, a Marty lookalike character says G4
"Have you watched Back to the Future?"
"time" travel by car, two references to Michael J. Fox
mentioned / poster shown
Documentary references this film.
Referenced by title
Stanley balls his hand into a fist in exactly the same way as George McFly does at the end of 'Back To The Future'
In "50 Emails", Strong Bad's line, "Don't nobody go nowheres," refers to the scene where Marvin Berry says the exact same line before his band takes a break from performing at the "Enchantment Under The Sea" dance
The "Back From The Future" badge.
character named McFly
Mr. Dressup mentioned that this is exactly like Back to the Future
Scotty mentions it
Bob Gale talks about directing this movie
"We will reach speeds of 88 miles per hour..." segway to Flying Aarons Back to the Future quote.
Title parodied in one of Bilzarbra's conversations.
A raggare named 3-D constantly walks around with 3D-glasses, like a character from Back To the Future with the same name.
"back to the future like the DeLorean" (song lyrics)
"He's probably got the whole crazy, bug-eyed Christopher Lloyd, Jeff Goldblum mad scientist thing going on"
There is a poster on Andy's wall for "Back to the Future" (1985), first seen out of focus in his masturbation scene, and then clearly visible later when he is packing up his action figures.
The scene in "Rebel Without a Date" when Casper plays the guitar at the dance slightly mirrors Michael J. Fox playing "Johnny B. Goode" in Back to the Future.
After Joe escapes prison and is running down the street, he passes a burned out carcas of a DeLorean with the signature Back to the Future (1985) booster engines in the back.
some time travel bluffs are from it
When Dr. Kleiner first sees you, he bursts out in a "Great Scott!". Short after he's being called Doc too of course.
at the home dinner scene, there is a reference to the being called chicken scene in the back to the future trilogy
The cannon you use to fight the Mothership has a sign outside its chamber that says "Phased Photon Cannon 1.21 Gigawatts".
enchantment under the sea dance in a flashback, The McFly's fell in love the enchantment under the sea dance in back to the future, oddly enough both movies feature it in the past or a flashback
Towards the end Milly starts to fade away, similar to the instances in Back to the Future.
The Lone Pine Mall appears in both.
one of the cars in the junkyard boast of being a time machine
Prof. Frink dialogue references plot elements of the film
time travel meet parents and family
rap lyrics mention that the car in this movie was real
SPOILER: Near the end of the Castleguard battle, Marek defiantly quips, "History is going to change!"
The car/time machines and their time-travel panels are similar.
Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson are in this, as well as a character saying "great scott!"
The scene in which bully Tommy at 13 (Jesse James) is tripped at the movie theater is shot identically to the scene in which bully Biff Tannen (Thomas F. Wilson) is tripped in Lou's Cafe in "Back to the Future" (1985), both being films about time travel.
Explicitly mentioned by a character
The narrator mentions the film while citing Robert Zemekis's previous works.
Kaylee lounges on the customized DeLorean used in the movie
The spinning license plate that falls off the HellCycle is incredibly similar to spinning license plate from the time-traveling DeLorean.
Doc Brown and his Delorean Time Machine appear
Donnie mentions the DeLorean, and both movies have the number 88 as an important plot point
'1.21 Gigawatts!' is the power they need to kill the bad guy
Duke Nukem: "Where's Doc' Brown when Ya need him?"
In a way, here the son also goes back in time and changes the lives of his parents. Those changes are visible in the photographs, and, in the end, his family - and his house - are different... for the better.
The clock time
Firy hoofprints of time-travelling horse imitate the DeLorian tyre marks
The time travel panel and "explanation" is very similar to those in this film.
When Nick and Lisa are walking down the alley of the altered future, nearly-destroyed posters are along the wall. One of them is for Back to the Future.
The line stated by Biff in the diner "Why don't you make like a tree and get out of here?" is used by the bartender at the beginning of Boondock Saints (with profanity included).
A poster for this can be seen overhead in the shop where the women get their hooker outfits.
The main character, Marty, is named after Marty McFly.
Like all 3 movies of this trilogy, the villain in this movie is buried in manure.
When Einstein travels one minute into the future and disappears in "Back to the Future," Marty says, "Where the hell is he?" Doc Brown tells him that the correct question is, "*When* the hell is he?" In "Lost in Space," similarly, when Maj. West says, "Where the hell are we?", Prof. Robinson tells him, "The question is, '*When* the hell are we?'"
The name George McFly is mentioned. This was Glover's character in Back to the Future.
Rex quotes George McFly: "I just don't think I could take that kind of rejection!" and "I don't like confrontations!"
Mentioned by Jesse
During the chase scene at the fair, Wesley Snipes runs past a 1985 Honda Civic with the license plate OUTATIME. That was the same plate as the Delorian from Back to the Future (1985).
At the end of the "One Step" chase, the guards fall into Crazy Hakim's "discount fertilizer" much like Biff Tannen and his cronies.
In the first classroom scene, Mr. Thorn is writing rules on the blackboard, and at the bottom it says, "No Slackers." Mr. Thorn is played by James Tolkan, who played Mr. Strickland in the "Back to the Future" series, and was fond of calling both Marty and other young men "slackers".
During a car chase, Darian tells Joe that if he keeps on driving that fast, they will travel through time.
Billy jokingly tells the shopkeeper that he and his group are a special combat unit with the US Marine Corps after some Libyan terrorists. This may be a reference to Back to the Future (1985), where Libyan terrorists were after Christopher Lloyd's character, Doc Brown
Events are referenced
Standee is shown in a video store.
Rachel can be seen running by a poster for the film.
the family of Lorraine Baines is watching this episode of The Honeymooners. George McFly watched the same episode on a 1985's rerun
Billy Zane discusses the movie.
Features footage from the movie.
mentions Biff when talking about famous douchebags
Marty McFly is included in Plinkett's list of protagonists
this movie's theme ranks at #1
Title card used.
The moviegoers within in the film are shown a scene.
Clips from the move is shown as Panda "forgets about it"
"1.21 Gigowatts" is played at top speed when Christopher Lloyd's character is kicked in the junk.
A fragment featuring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd is shown.
points out Crispin as George McFly.
Oancitizen praises the simplified explanation of time travel theories.
compares methods of guitar playing
Time travel scene is shown and Future Critic, who resembles Doc Brown, returns
Clips of mistakes shown
Clip of Marty saying, "Doc, you don't just walk into a store and buy Plutonium"
clip featured in prologue
25th Anniversary tribute.
The Power of Love is talked about
Clips from "Back to the Future" are featured in the screen test segments.
Clips of mistakes shown
Jonah Hill's #2 favorite movie
James Tolkan wins the Award in Bald Disapproval
James McAvoy's #1 Favorite Film
Ellen's #4 Movie Dork is George McFly
Music and time travel footage used.
Clips of mistakes shown
Clips shown in hosts' introductory montage.
Ellen's #1 Top Movie Bully
America's #4 Enemy in the Movies.
Footage shown several times.
"The Art of the Spit Take" segment
DVD box-set release of the trilogy reviewed + footage used
Back to the Future's addition to the Nation Film Registry is discussed.
This film is #10 on the "Sci-Fi" list.
Movie clips are shown.
A brief clip of Marty using the guitar in front of the big speaker gets shown.
Edward and his father go see this movie in the theater
Clips of film included in documentary
footage from the first movie abounds
Clips are shown.
The keypad with its lighted colored buttons is exactly the same as the time machine's destination keypad.
Clips are shown
In the Michael J. Fox segment
A clip from the movie is shown.
Footage of this movie is shown.
Scene with McFly and mother and scene in car.
Christopher Lloyd recreates Harold Lloyd's clocktower stunt
Back to the Future on a bicycle.
"Back to the Bieber"
Lola's wheels turn up, and it flies away like the Delorean at the end of Back to the Future (1985)
The main character goes to high school in a different environment, being the new student that pops out of nowhere. And there's also a dance involved, considering both films' climaxes. It's also a race against time to get back to the original environment they live in. Also, the protagonist fixes and adjusts to the new environment.
Plot is a direct spoof
The "Bart & Homer's Excellent Adventure" segment, in which Bart travels to the past and inadvertently breaks up Homer's and Marge's courtship, spoofs "Back to the Future."
Men in Black to the Future is a spoof of this movie.
The last scene reenacts the end scene of the movie with Spencer dressed as Doc Brown.
Trailer Remix parody
They spoof several elements of the film, primarily Marty's relationship with his mother.
Doc works with terrorists
When Henry bursts into the bedroom to save Leia, he says to Chaz, "Hey you, get your damn hands off of her", spoofing George McFly rescuing Lorraine from Biff in Back to the Future.
There's a scene that spoofs the scene in BTTF where the DeLorean has to go 88mph.
Spoofs the ending of Back to the Future when Doc turns up at the McFly house.
Alternate ending where Biff commits suicide
For comedic purposes
Scene with Ronnie & Christine
The DeLorean time machine is featured.
sketch: Regreso al Futuro [de Alba]
the Future Critic's appearance and mannerisms are similar to those of Doc Brown's
The segment involving Santa's reindeer Comet is a parody of this movie's ending
Marty McFly gets pulled over
Marty delves deeper into Doc's psyche
Peter wears the same mind-reading helmet as Doc Brown and repeats the dialogue from the film, "it means that this damn thing doesn't work at all!"
Nicolás has a dream in which he portrays Marty McFly
Peter's "stressful morning" is a parody of the opening scene in Back to the Future
The scene where Stewie, Brian, and Mort get away from the Nazis in the staff car spoofs the skateboard/manure scene from Back to the Future.
after being shot while wearing a bulletproof vest, Neil hands over a note that says "The note from Back to the Future"
Jacob disappears when the other guys interupt the sex during which he was conceived, just like Marty begins to fade away when Biff interupts the moment Marty's parents fell in love.
the entire episode is a parody
Homer invents Grunge Rock like Marty invents rock. There is also a spoof of the call to Chuck Berry by his cousin
In the ending scene the guys car speeds up and vanishes, just like the DeLorian.
Opening Homage spoofed Back to the Future
Stan paraphrases George McFly's "get your damn hands off her" line.
Scroob and Helmet travel back in time in a Delorean, run over Doc Brown
The imaginary time travel car the muppet babies is a take from the delorean of this movie. Also Gonzo dresses up like Doc Brown at the end of the episode.
The moment Peter crushes the guitarist at the country club dance, there is no guitarist. Brian has to replace him (just like Michael J. Fox does in Back to the Future). Also the song they play is the same as the song the band play at the "Enchantment Under the Sea dance" in "Back to the Future". The difference between this story and the original story is that now they have to prevent the couple from kissing instead of making the kiss.
DeLorean in film leaves fire trails and spinning license plate
Title is a spoof. Also Nelson can be seen dressed up in a track suit just like the 1985 Biff
When Amber runs away, a California licence plate door sign ("AMBER'S ROOM") spins on the ground, in the same way (also the same design) as the licence plate from the DeLorean does when it time travels.
Spoofed during the monologue
Spoofed in Ronald Reagan Back to the Future
Peter attempts to use a DeLorean to go back in time
Peter's cousin starred in Black to the Future/time machine, meeting mother, and school dance are spoofed too
When the fight breaks out during the 1978 disco sequence, the DJ's record begins to accidentally scratch. Upon hearing the sound, the Bartender (who refers to himself as "Grandmaster Flash") phones his friend and says, "You know that new sound you were looking for? Well listen to this!", parodying the rock n roll scene from Back to the Future.
'barry' makes a small replica of the town, declaring it's "not to scale" and demonstrating a plan using a model car
A character imitates Biff Tannen
car based time machine affecting present by permitting to alter events in the past, and picture of flying delorian seen in Lewis' notebook when he has his adoption interview.
the DeLorean Pizza car
When the sleigh takes off from Cental Park at high speeds, there is a bum laying on a park bench with a boombox around his neck who sits up as the sleigh goes by. This is same scenario happened in Back to the Future with the DeLorien.
There are two characters resembling Doc and Marty from that film
On-stage musical performance (Leslie Nielson vs. Michael J. Fox)
The license plate of Ray's Volvo spins in the same fashion of the DeLorean's license plate.
A billboard for "Black to the Future 6" is shown.
Jack Elliot's Agent knocks on Jack's head and says "Hello? Anybody home?"