History Trivia / BackToTheFuture

22nd Sep '17 6:08:25 PM dsneybuf
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* HilariousInHindsight: In the episode "Super Doc", Doc, Jules, Verne and Marty end up in 1952. While there, Marty's claims his name to be Jimmy Olsen. Guess who voices Jimmy in ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries''? Also qualifies as a ShoutOut, as Marc [=McClure=], who played Marty's brother, Dave [=McFly=], in ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' and ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartIII'', also played Jimmy Olsen in ''{{Film/Superman}}'', ''Film/SupermanII'', ''Film/SupermanIII'', and ''Film/SupermanIVTheQuestForPeace''.
16th Sep '17 2:06:45 AM glickmam
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** One of Sid Sheinberg's changes, from "Professor Brown" to "Doc Brown", has become integral in ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' culture. (Just how much so is suggested by Michael J. Fox's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O90DliJc6PA repeated bloopers]] in filming ''Film/TheFrighteners'': he called the Judge character "Doc".) He also insisted on Emmett Brown's chimpanzee pet being changed[[note]]his reasoning was that movies with chimps didn't make money; when the Eastwood ''Any Which Way'' films were pointed out, he retorted "That was an orangutang."[[/note]], which became the dog Einstein, and requested Marty's mother's name go from Meg to Lorraine (his wife's name). The last note is mentioned in the first film's trivia in regards to the title, to which the Bobs adamantly stuck to their guns.

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** One of Sid Sheinberg's changes, from "Professor Brown" to "Doc Brown", has become integral in ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' culture. (Just how much so is suggested by Michael J. Fox's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O90DliJc6PA repeated bloopers]] in filming ''Film/TheFrighteners'': he called the Judge character "Doc".) He also insisted on Emmett Brown's chimpanzee pet being changed[[note]]his reasoning was that movies with chimps didn't make money; when the Eastwood Clint Eastwood's ''Any Which Way'' films were pointed out, he retorted "That was an orangutang.orangutan."[[/note]], which became the dog Einstein, and requested Marty's mother's name go from Meg to Lorraine (his wife's name). The last note is mentioned in the first film's trivia in regards to the title, to which the Bobs adamantly stuck to their guns.
12th Aug '17 2:15:18 PM Folamh3
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* RetroactiveRecognition: Blink and you'll miss it - one of Biff's goons in the scene where they drive after Marty is played by Creator/BillyZane.
8th Aug '17 5:31:44 AM ClintEastwood
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* NonSingingVoice: Michael J. Fox did not sing "Johnny B. Goode", although he did learn to play it so he could "mime" the guitar.
* TheOtherMarty: The TropeNamer. Eric Stoltz was cast as Marty, and filmed some scenes, before being replaced by Michael J. Fox because people felt Stoltz was too serious for the role. You'll get to see [[http://movies.yahoo.com/feature/thr-eric-stoltz-as-the-original-marty-mcfly.html some Stoltz footage]] in the Blu-Ray release of the ''Back to the Future'' trilogy.

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* NonSingingVoice: Michael J. Fox Creator/MichaelJFox did not sing "Johnny B. Goode", although he did learn to play it so he could "mime" the guitar.
* OrphanedReference: Ever wonder why George had peanut brittle for dinner in 1985? Originally, after meeting with Biff, Marty tries to urge George to stand up for himself when a child selling peanut brittle shows up. Instead, he caves, buying all of it, with the child's father saying "See, I told you we'd only have to stop at one house."
* TheOtherMarty: The TropeNamer. Eric Stoltz Creator/EricStoltz was cast as Marty, and filmed some scenes, before being replaced by Michael J. Fox because people felt Stoltz was too serious for the role. You'll get to see [[http://movies.yahoo.com/feature/thr-eric-stoltz-as-the-original-marty-mcfly.html some Stoltz footage]] in the Blu-Ray release of the ''Back to the Future'' trilogy.



** Also, Creator/JohnLithgow was considered for the part of Doc Brown. In fact, Lloyd was ready to pass on the film, but his wife insisted the script was better than it looked.
** Creator/JeffGoldblum was another consideration for the role of Doc Brown.
** The producers considered using "Papa Loves Mambo" by Perry Como when Marty arrives in the 1955 Hill Valley, before deciding on "Mister Sandman", thereby making it the MisterSandmanSequence. "Papa Loves Mambo" would however show up in ''Part II'' where it's the song playing on the car radio as Biff drives to the dance.

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** Also, Creator/JeffGoldblum, Creator/JohnLithgow was and Creator/DudleyMoore were considered for the part of Doc Brown. In fact, Lloyd was ready to pass on the film, but his wife insisted the script was better than it looked.
** Creator/JeffGoldblum was another consideration for the role of Doc Brown.
** The producers considered using "Papa Loves Mambo" by Perry Como Music/PerryComo when Marty arrives in the 1955 Hill Valley, before deciding on "Mister Sandman", thereby making it the MisterSandmanSequence. "Papa Loves Mambo" would however show up in ''Part II'' where it's the song playing on the car radio as Biff drives to the dance.
1st Aug '17 6:06:17 PM kquinn0830
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* SleeperHit: ''No one'' expected the movie to become as big as it did. Robert Zemeckis openly admitted he was just hoping it would break even and the final bit with the Delorean flying and "something's got to be done about your kids!" was meant as a joke on Marty having just changed the past for his parents. Michael J. Fox recalled that when he was in London filming the ''Series/FamilyTies'' tv movie, his agent called and told him that the movie was a hit. He was pleased, but the agent had to reiterate that it was a BIG hit.
13th Jul '17 5:47:56 PM glickmam
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* IronyAsSheIsCast: As opposed to the initially ExtremeDoormat role of George McFly, Creator/CrispinGlover was actually very demanding and very argumentative, and, in fact, always seemed to be at loggerheads with Creator/RobertZemeckis and Bob Gale over various matters.

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* IronyAsSheIsCast: As opposed to the initially ExtremeDoormat role of George McFly, [=McFly=], Creator/CrispinGlover was actually very demanding and very argumentative, and, in fact, always seemed tended to be at loggerheads with Creator/RobertZemeckis and Bob Gale over various matters.
13th Jul '17 5:46:38 PM glickmam
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* IronyAsSheIsCast: As opposed to the initially ExtremeDoormat role of George McFly, Creator/CrispinGlover was actually very demanding and very argumentative, and, in fact, always seemed to be at loggerheads with Creator/RobertZemeckis and Bob Gale over various matters.
13th Jul '17 5:46:38 PM glickmam
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13th Jul '17 5:39:26 PM glickmam
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* EnforcedMethodActing: Two examples that didn't make the film because of Eric Stoltz. When they filmed the cafeteria scene, Stoltz roughed up Thomas F. Wilson for real and Wilson almost broke his collarbone. The normally nice guy Wilson planned to get revenge during the car park scene at the dance by actually punching Stoltz but Stoltz was fired by then so he never got the chance.

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* EnforcedMethodActing: Two examples that didn't make the film because of Eric Stoltz. When they filmed the cafeteria scene, Stoltz roughed up Thomas F. Wilson for real and Wilson almost broke his collarbone. The normally nice guy Wilson planned to get revenge during the car park scene at the dance by actually punching Stoltz but Stoltz was fired Michael J. Fox had taken over by then so he never got the chance.
7th Jul '17 8:53:05 PM SurroundedByPerverts
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** It turns out Trixie Trotter [[spoiler: is Canadian and Marty's grandmother. Michael J. Fox is Canadian.]]

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** It turns out Trixie Trotter [[spoiler: is Canadian and Marty's grandmother. Michael J. Fox is Canadian.]]Canadian]].



** In Episode 3, George has a box of peanut brittle on his desk by the monitors. This refers to a deleted scene in the original Back To the Future where George displays what a wimp he is by being bullied into buying tons of peanut brittle. The only remnant of this in the final film is a shot of him pouring some into a bowl.

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** In Episode 3, George has a box of peanut brittle on his desk by the monitors. This refers to a deleted scene in the original Back ''Back To the Future Future'' where George displays what a wimp he is by being bullied into buying tons of peanut brittle. The only remnant of this in the final film is a shot of him pouring some into a bowl.



* TheOtherMarty: The [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation4 PS4]][=/=]UsefulNotes/XBoxOne version has Tom Wilson replace Kid Beyond as the voice of the Tannens.

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* TheOtherMarty: The [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation4 PS4]][=/=]UsefulNotes/XBoxOne version has Tom Wilson replace Kid Beyond [[RoleReprisal reprise]] his role as Biff Tannen from the voice movies, having been [[TheOtherDarrin Darrin'd]] by Andrew Chaikin in the original release of the Tannens.game.



** Biff's daughter Tiff was originally going to appear in Episode 3, but with Punk Jennifer there it was decided she was redundant. There is artwork of her [[http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20121028065632/bttf/images/9/9f/Tiff_Tannen.png here.]]

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** Biff's daughter Tiff was originally going to appear in Episode 3, but with Punk Jennifer there it was decided she was redundant. There is artwork of her [[http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20121028065632/bttf/images/9/9f/Tiff_Tannen.png here.]]here]].
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