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* NotNowWereTooBusyCryingOverYou: Doc is panic-stricken thinking Verne was crushed under a pile of bricks and begins tossing the bricks aside to try and pull him out. Verne is, of course, elsewhere, and completely unharmed and tries to go up and tell him he's ok, but Doc exclaims, "Not now, Verney! I'm looking for Verney!"


* BeenThereShapedHistory: The crack in the Liberty Bell was created when Doc ran into it.

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** The Venus de Milo lost its arms after the time travelers ran into it in Ancient Rome.


* TheStinger: The Tannen for that particular episode makes a joke after each show's credits--possibly a ShoutOut to Tannen voice actor Thomas F. Wilson's career as a stand-up comedian.

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* TheStinger: The Tannen for that particular episode makes a joke after each show's credits--possibly a ShoutOut to Tannen voice actor Thomas F. Wilson's Creator/ThomasFWilson's career as a stand-up comedian.

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* TheWorldIsAlwaysDoomed: One of the major recurring plotlines, as in the movies, is time travel having disastrous consequences for the main cast or the entire world, and they often have to go back or forward in time to fix what was broken.

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* YouSayTomato: One episode has a RunningGag of characters getting sidetracked by Doc's pronunciation of "potato" as "po-tah-to".

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There were also random history tidbits thrown in between scenes.


->'''Marty [=McFly=]:''' Is there a Tannen in ''every'' century?

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-->-- '''Marty [=McFly=]'''


** 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 around the time of his showdown with Mad Dog Tannen in the third film.[[note]]Some people might allege that a chariot race might be less dangerous than a gunfight, and that Marty losing that race was important to history, but it still doesn't explain why "chicken" is still such a BerserkButton for him.[[/note]]

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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 self-control that Marty had learned around the time of his showdown with Mad Dog Tannen in the third film.[[note]]Some people might allege that a chariot race might be less dangerous than a gunfight, and that Marty losing that race was important to history, but it still doesn't explain why "chicken" is still such a BerserkButton for him.[[/note]]


* LikeADuckTakesToWater: Clara and Verne adapt to life in the 1990s perfectly. Jules is unpopular, but it's because of he's a nerd, not because he was born in the 1880s.

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* LikeADuckTakesToWater: Clara and Verne adapt to life in the 1990s perfectly. Jules is unpopular, but it's because of he's a nerd, not because he was born in the 1880s.

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* LikeADuckTakesToWater: Clara and Verne adapt to life in the 1990s perfectly. Jules is unpopular, but it's because of he's a nerd, not because he was born in the 1880s.


** 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 around the time of his showdown with Mad Dog Tannen in the third film.[[note]]Some people might allege that a chariot race might be less dangerous than a gunfight, and that Marty losing that race was important to history, but it still doesn't explain why "chicken" is still such a BerserkButton for him.[[/note]]

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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 around the time of his showdown with Mad Dog Tannen in the third film.[[note]]Some people might allege that a chariot race might be less dangerous than a gunfight, and that Marty losing that race was important to history, but it still doesn't explain why "chicken" is still such a BerserkButton for him.[[/note]]

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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."


* 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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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.

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