So I went shopping for some clothes for work (you know, respectable skirts and jackets) and all I got was this "ironic" T-Shirt. But of course, to me it's not ironic at all. In fact, I think it's probably the coolest thing I've bought in years. My love for Back to the Future is that deep.
I have to preface this next portion of my post by apologizing for being such a dork. It's a fine line between BTTF superfan and loser.
Speaking of Back to the Future, I had an incredibly great Secret Santa that bought me the trilogy on DVD. Packed with all sort of extras, the absolutely best feature was one of the deleted scenes from Back to the Future II that answered a burning question that Ben and I have debated many a time. In BTTF II, you may recall that when Biff comes back from giving his younger self the sports almanac he appears to be having a heart attack. While it's understandable that he'd be tired after the time travel, the length that the filmmakers go to to show his pained expressions makes you wonder just what's going on.
A while ago, during a car trip, Ben conjectured that Biff's pains are the result of his future being erased -- that he seems to be in the same sort of state that Marty is in during the Enchantment Under the Sea dance. While I agreed with the idea, I couldn't understand why don't we see Biff becoming transparent? Where's that payoff?
Well, according to the deleted scenes and commentary, Biff does indeed go transparent and then disappears in the extended cut of the scene. According to the filmmakers, the preview audiences didn't understand why he just disappears. And because of this confusion, they cut the scene short.
The deleted scenes included with the first film also explain why there is an extended close-up on George pouring peanut brittle -- another odd sort of scene that never really made sense. If you actually care about this missing scene, I'll venture to guess that you probably already own the special edition of the movie.
Okay, enough of that
I really love my shirt.
Update: If you're interested in getting your own Back to the Future shirt, here's a link.