While Fox’s white trash sitcom Raising Hope might not always be at the forefront of our thoughts, when they pull a Back to the Future themed episode out of their ass, we sit up and take notice. Tomorrow, January 8th, the show is doing just that, and will have Chrisopher Lloyd along for the ride (in a DeLorean, naturally). Here is the latest promo for the episode, “Credit Where Credit is Due.”
Doctor Who‘s protagonist has often been accused of being a human cartoon, especially Matt Smith’s as the 11th incarnation. Now a new animated mash-up of the long-running BBC sci-fi adventure and the Back to the Future films, delivers just that: a little bit of cartoon Who. But don’t take my word for it, check out Blink to the Future for yourself.
If Star Wars and Back to the Future had a baby, it might look something like this painting. Entitled “I Find Your Lack of Jiggawatts Disturbing,” a lovely fellow named Anton Marrast is responsible for mashing these two beloved science fiction properties together into a singular piece of art.
Given the rednecking white trash aesthetic that Raising Hope has been roasting and celebrating for the past few years, you’d think when going all out for a movie reference, they would source something like Joe Dirt or a medley of every role Taryn Manning has ever played. But instead, Greg Garcia and company are bringing a little bit of Hill Valley, CA to Natesville and the Chance clan. But I doubt they’ll be using roads to get there. Roads…?
When Raising Hope returns from its winter break on January 8th, it will air “Credit Where Credit Is Due,” and it looks like Back to the Future is stamped all over it. From smoke-filled DeLoreans to Christopher Lloyd nervously asking what year they’re in, the episode looks to be steeped in references to the classic films. Maybe if Lloyd can go find Griff now, BTTF Part II might not even need to happen. Not that that’s a good thing.