Back to the Future: GREAT SCOTT, MARTY!
Let’s start with a question: Did you know that Eric Stoltz was the original Marty McFly? He’s Eric Stoltz Mask Marty! (for all of our Rick and Morty lovers our there).
This week, we discuss the magnificent 1985 classic starring Jason’s old schoolmate, Christopher Lloyd. So, be prepared, listeners. If you’re not already somewhat familiar with this film, Jason will DEFINITELY be yelling at you to get off his damned lawn.
In this episode, Jason and I (@Darth_Jader_) get in to some particularly serious content. We find that Marty’s “straight-laced” parents are total pervs deep down, which begs the question … is it okay to date your mom? NO, it is not. However, it is totally acceptable for your dad to spy on her with binoculars from a tree while she undresses.
On a wildly different note, we find that Mikhail Baryshnikov once told Lea Thompson (Marty’s mom) that she was too fat to be a ballerina. It sounds harsh, but thank goodness; we honestly cannot envision anyone else as the person that Marty McFly pretends to sexually assault … and then Biff actually tries to sexually assault.
Despite the apparent message of this time traveling themed movie, Jason and I both realize that rape and violence are typically bad ideas. Don’t use those methods of problem solving, listeners, regardless of your feelings about the Temporal Prime Directive.
Speaking of which, can time traveling movies just make up their minds already? Are you supposed to change the timeline? Are you NOT supposed to change the timeline? I guess it depends on whichever eccentric scientist or Time Lord you befriended in high school. We’ll end with a personal plea from both of us: Universal, please build a float ride for Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. We’ll wear the vest AND sing the songs.