Remember the Back to the Future movies from the ’80s and early ’90s? Well, they’re back in the spotlight this month.
As you may recall, in the 1989 film Back to the Future Part II, Marty McFly and Doc traveled into the future to October of 2015, where they encountered a very different world. Among the depictions now attracting amused interest in present day pop culture was that the Chicago Cubs were going to win the World Series for the first time since 1908 (which, heading into the National League Championship Series, is still a possibility). There was also depictions of flying cars, self-lacing Nike shoes, hoverboards and more.
The renewed interest in the Back to the Future series reminds us of one of our favorite exchanges, from the final movie of the series, Back to the Future Part III, released in 1990. In that film, Marty McFly travels back to 1885 to try and rescue Doc, and while in a saloon, Doc tries to enlighten a group of men about life in the future—including a hilarious exchange about running “for fun.”