34 Super Small Details In The "Back To The Future" Trilogy That Are Smarter Than All Of Us

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1. The clock tower clock is unloaded in the background of Back to the Future Part III.

2. The beer George drinks changes with his confidence. I know! What a detail!

3. Doc's shirt in Back to the Future Part II seriously foreshadows Part III.

4. And the shirt finds a new use in the third movie.

5. Marty has the same experience in every new version of the Courthouse Square. I love that kind of thing so much.

6. Biff's casino requires smoking. LOL.

7. The drummer at the school dance in 1955 plays in a swing style because he doesn't know about rock drumming yet.

8. The same family runs the transportation business in Hill Valley for 100 years. Well, for at least 100 years.

9. This newspaper in Biff's 1985 shows a very different world.

10. And Part II's 2015 newspaper made some predictions.

32 years after this movie came out and still no female president. How grand.

11. One of those predictions was there being a cure for cancer.

12. In the third movie, Marty references Clint Eastwood in 1955, too early for Doc to know who that is, but a poster for Clint Eastwood's first movie is next to Marty when he says it.

13. The clock tower's damage is consistent.

14. And it's still broken in 2015.

15. Oh, and that guy Marty's talking to? He's the mechanic in 1955!!!

The mechanic is played by Charles Fleischer, who voices Roger Rabbit. Who Framed Roger Rabbit is another movie directed by Robert Zemeckis.

16. The diner in 1955 is a fitness center in 1985.

17. In Back to the Future Part III, Marty learns from his past and checks to see if he's wearing pants before getting up.

18. Doc is able to spend so many years doing experiments that make no money because he sold his family's estate. What a perfect explanation.

19. The Court House is a mall in 2015 because lawyers are no longer a thing.

20. In 1955 in Back to the Future Part II, there's an advertisement for a trip to Cuba – 7 years before the Cuban Missile Crisis.

21. When Marty's Uncle Joey, a convict, is a baby, he's wearing black and white stripes. Everything is something in these movies!

Marty says to him, "Better get used to these bars, kid."

22. Hill Valley's theater is under construction in 1885.

23. The license plate on the 2015 DeLorean is a barcode.

24. Doc hanging off of the clock tower is foreshadowed in Back to the Future's opening credits.

25. When Marty gets back to 1985 in the third movie, the ravine is now called the Eastwood Ravine because people think "Clint Eastwood" (Marty) fell to his death.

How none of these movies won Best Original Screenplay I will never understand.

26. In Part II, the 2015 antique store is filled with specific gems.

27. Doc wears multiple watches, because he freaking loves time.

28. And in the second movie, he has two slots for 1864 money because the Confederacy had its own currency during the Civil War. I mean, the genius required to think of that.

29. Speaking of money, due to inflation, a Pepsi in 2015 costs $50.

30. To make Marty's son, played by Michael J. Fox, and Biff's son, played by Thomas F. Wilson, look different from their fathers, they have new eye colors.

31. The clock and toilet Doc mentions in Back to the Future are present in Part III.

32. A tiny and great detail in the first movie: Marty has a guitar pick in his pocket.

33. The photographer in Back to the Future Part III is actually the trilogy's director of photography, Dean Cundey.

34. And finally, when Marty goes back to the future for the first time, he vanishes into The Atomic Kid.

Hey, since you made it to the end, here's a bonus fun thing: John Mulaney's flawless bit about the first movie. Enjoy.