History WesternAnimation / BackToTheFuture

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* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: {{Zig Zagged|Trope}}; Doc, Clara, Verne and Jennifer all address Marty by his nickname, but Jules, in keeping with his preference for SesquipedalianLoquaciousness, always calls him "Martin."
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* BreakTheMotivationalSpeaker: During the Christmas episode, Marty tries to get Clara out of prison by using the YetAnotherChristmasCarol trick to appeal to the local Tannen's good nature. Unfortunately, none of the miserable things Marty shows him have any effect. Finally, Marty, in disgust, admits defeat. (Fortunately, he manages to find another way around the man's stubbornness.)



* CelebrityParadox: Michael J. Fox seems to exist in the ''BTTF'' universe (see "Mythology Gag" below).

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Michael J. Fox seems to exist in the ''BTTF'' universe (see "Mythology Gag" below).



* TheDitz: In the film trilogy, Marty was a bit BookDumb and sometimes did stupid things because of his impulsiveness, but he was a quick-witted and capable assistant to Doc. Post CharacterExaggeration, he's much more of a dope and continually needs the Browns (including Jules and Verne) to help him out. Lampshaded in "The Money tree", where Jules laments that [[IntelligenceEqualsIsolation his intelligence has always made it tough for him to make friends]]. Marty remarks that that's never been a problem for him, right around the time he hits himself in the face with a ball he's tossing around.

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* TheDitz: In the film trilogy, Marty was a bit BookDumb and sometimes did stupid things because of his impulsiveness, but he was a quick-witted and capable assistant to Doc. Post CharacterExaggeration, he's much more of a dope and continually needs the Browns (including Jules and Verne) to help him out. Lampshaded in "The Money tree", Tree", where Jules laments that [[IntelligenceEqualsIsolation his intelligence has always made it tough for him to make friends]]. Marty remarks that that's never been a problem for him, right around the time he hits himself in the face with a ball he's tossing around.



* LampshadeHanging: Marty: "Is there a Tannen in ''every'' century?"

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* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: During "Time Waits for No Frog", Marty and Doc are in the jungle looking for an extinct species of frog. Marty gets grabbed by an anaconda.
25th Jul '16 1:58:32 PM DynamiteXI
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* FloatingClocks: The episode "Einstein's Adventure" has a pair of crooks steal the [=DeLorean=] as a getaway car after a robbing, and accidentally travel to 1790, Sydney, Australia. When that happens, this is what they see for a few seconds through the windshield.

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* FloatingClocks: The For some reason, this replaces the instantaneous temporal displacement seen in the movies. In the episode "Einstein's Adventure" has Adventure," a pair of crooks steal the [=DeLorean=] as a getaway car after a robbing, robbery, and accidentally travel to 1790, Sydney, Australia. Australia in 1790. When that happens, temporal displacement occurs, this is what they see for a few seconds through the windshield. windshield.
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* TheDitz: In the film trilogy, Marty was a bit BookDumb and sometimes did stupid things because of his impulsiveness, but he was a quick-witted and capable assistant to Doc. Post {{Flanderization}}, he's much more of a dope and continually needs the Browns (including Jules and Verne) to help him out. Lampshaded in "The Money tree", where Jules laments that [[IntelligenceEqualsIsolation his intelligence has always made it tough for him to make friends]]. Marty remarks that that's never been a problem for him, right around the time he hits himself in the face with a ball he's tossing around.

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* TheDitz: In the film trilogy, Marty was a bit BookDumb and sometimes did stupid things because of his impulsiveness, but he was a quick-witted and capable assistant to Doc. Post {{Flanderization}}, CharacterExaggeration, he's much more of a dope and continually needs the Browns (including Jules and Verne) to help him out. Lampshaded in "The Money tree", where Jules laments that [[IntelligenceEqualsIsolation his intelligence has always made it tough for him to make friends]]. Marty remarks that that's never been a problem for him, right around the time he hits himself in the face with a ball he's tossing around.
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* FloatingClocks: The episode "Einstein's Adventure" has a pair of crooks steal the [=DeLorean=] as a getaway car after a robbing, and accidentally travel to 1790, Sydney, Australia. When that happens, this is what they see for a few seconds through the windshield.
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* AdoptionDiss: The episode "Go Fly a Kite" has this kickstart the plot. Jules, who doesn't get along well with his younger brother, tells Verne that given that he doesn't resemble Doc, Clara, or Jules (especially in personality), it's clear he's adopted. This is an unusual case in that the insulting remark isn't true Verne is Doc and Clara's biological son but the idea obsesses him to the point that he runs away to look for his real father. Of course, Doc and Clara are very displeased with their eldest son. This may also count as Values Dissonance, given that the episode was aired in the 1990s; a hero implying there's something wrong with being adopted might go over much worse today than perhaps it did then.

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* AdoptionDiss: The episode "Go Fly a Kite" has this kickstart the plot. Jules, who doesn't get along well with his younger brother, tells Verne that given that he doesn't resemble Doc, Clara, or Jules (especially in personality), it's clear he's adopted. This is an unusual a case in that where the insulting remark isn't true Verne is Doc and Clara's biological son but the idea obsesses him to the point that he runs away to look for his real father. Of course, Doc and Clara are very displeased with their eldest son. This may also count as Values Dissonance, given that the episode was aired in the 1990s; a hero implying there's something wrong with being adopted might go over much worse today than perhaps it did then.
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* AdoptionDiss: The episode "Go Fly a Kite" has this kickstart the plot. Jules, who doesn't get along well with his younger brother, tells Verne that given that he doesn't resemble Doc, Clara, or Jules (especially in personality), it's clear he's adopted. This is an unusual case in that the insulting remark isn't true Verne is Doc and Clara's biological son but the idea obsesses him to the point that he runs away to look for his real father. Of course, Doc and Clara are very displeased with their eldest son. This may also count as Values Dissonance, given that the episode was aired in the 1990s; a hero implying there's something wrong with being adopted might go over much worse today than perhaps it did then.
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* EnhanceButton: Marty uses one in "Go Fly a Kite" to take a peek at the time circuits inside the [=DeLorean=] in Verne's video message, in order to figure out where/when Verne has run away to.

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* EnhanceButton: Marty uses one in "Go "[[Recap/BackToTheFutureTheAnimatedSeriesS1E6GoFlyAKite Go Fly a Kite" Kite]]" to take a peek at the time circuits inside the [=DeLorean=] in Verne's video message, in order to figure out where/when Verne has run away to.
3rd Jun '16 9:50:53 PM HeroGal2347
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** In "Roman Holiday," while visiting Rome, Marty accepts a race against Biff's Roman ancestor Bifficus after he calls Marty a chicken. This contradicts the huge lesson about common sense that Marty had learned after his showdown with Mad Dog Tannen in the third BTTF film.
*** Then again, compared to a gunfight, a chariot race would probably be a ''little'' less dangerous. Plus, Doc then told Marty he ''had'' to lose the race so history would go on as planned (see ChariotRace above), so who knows what might have happened if Marty hadn't accepted?

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** In "Roman Holiday," while While visiting Rome, Marty accepts a race against Biff's Roman ancestor Bifficus after he calls Marty a chicken. This contradicts the huge lesson about common sense that Marty had learned after around the time of his showdown with Mad Dog Tannen in the third BTTF film.
*** Then again, compared to a gunfight,
film.[[note]]Some people might allege that a chariot race would probably might be a ''little'' less dangerous. Plus, Doc then told dangerous than a gunfight, and that Marty he ''had'' to lose the losing that race so history would go on as planned (see ChariotRace above), so who knows what might have happened if Marty hadn't accepted?was important to history, but it still doesn't explain why "chicken" is still such a BerserkButton for him.[[/note]]
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