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"Back to the Nursery"

"Back to the Nursery"

"Back to the Nursery"

"Faster than a Speeding Weirdo"

The Enchantment Under the Sewer


Back to the Future is an Academy Award winning science fiction movie released in 1985 that spawned two sequels and a cartoon series. The story follows the adventures of a teenager and his scientist friend as they travel through time.


  • The Muppet Babies episode "Back to the Nursery" features a plot with several parallels to the story from the film, primarily the concept of traveling back to the past to see your caretaker, in their case, Nanny. The most obvious reference is seen in the form of the time vehicle used by the babies which is made from Baby Gonzo's tricycle and a wagon and becomes transformed into the DeLorean from the film by way of their imaginations. The car leaves behind tire marks made of fire and utilizes an hourglass as its flux capacitor.
  • A video produced by Entertainment Weekly features Cookie Monster and Elmo performing their own version of The Big Bang Theory. When Cookie invents computer chip cookies, he mentions part of the process was changing the setting on his Flux Capacitor, the device that makes time travel possible in the film.
  • One of Oscar the Grouch's high school dances (as shown in a season 45 episode of Sesame Street) was named "The Enchantment Under the Sewer" dance (after the film's "Enchantment Under the Sea" dance). The Grouch band additionally plays a sound-alike version of "Earth Angel" (the original version of which is performed during that scene in the film).
  • Joining the social media blitz of October 21, 2015 β€” the future date depicted in Back to the Future II β€” Kermit and Gonzo tweeted about time travel. @KermitTheFrog: "If I could travel back in time, I wouldn't do anything too monumental. I think I'd just like to have dinner with old friends and laugh." [1] @GonzotheGreat: "I know it sounds crazy, but I just time traveled to the year 2015! It's so WEIRD! Everyone has to communicate in 140 characters or less!" [2]
  • In a 2017 Vanity Fair video, Rosita utters "Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads."


Ed Eyth - BttF2 - Kermit watch.jpg

  • Concept art by Ed Eyth for the second film features a futuristic watch with a visual display, including an image of Kermit the Frog.


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