Back to the Future is an Academy Award winning science fiction movie released in 1985 that spawned two sequels and a cartoon series. The story follows the adventures of a teenager and his scientist friend as they travel through time.
- In a "Miss Piggy's Advice" column from the Winter 1984 issue of Muppet Magazine, Piggy answers a letter from "A Secret Admirer" stating that she recently auditioned for Spielberg's new film "E.T. Goes Back to the Future for a Close Encounter with a Poltergeist".
- The Muppet Babies episode "Back to the Nursery" features a plot with several parallels to the story from the film, primarily the concept of travelling back to the past to see your caretaker, in their case, Nanny. The most obvious reference is seen in the form of the time vehicle used by the babies which is made from Baby Gonzo's tricycle and a wagon and becomes transformed into the De Lorean from the film by way of their imaginations. The car leaves behind tire marks made of fire and utilizes an hourglass as its flux capacitor.
- In the Muppet Babies episode Muppet Babies: The Next Generation, when the gang thinks Baby Rowlf is playing charades, Baby Piggy guesses "bath to the future".
- The third episode of Farscape is a spoof of the film's title: "Back and Back and Back to the Future."
- In an exclusive video made for Entertainment Weekly, Cookie Monster and Elmo perform their own version of The Big Bang Theory. When Cookie invents computer chip cookies, he mentions part of the process was changing the setting on his Flux Capacitor.
- One of Oscar the Grouch's high school dances (as shown in a season 45 episode of Sesame Street) was named the "Enchantment Under the Sewers Dance." The Grouch band additionally plays a sound-alike version of "Earth Angel."
- Concept art by Ed Eyth for the second film features a futuristic watch with a visual display, including an image of Kermit the Frog.
- Dan Castellaneta voiced Dr. Emmett Brown in the animated series
- Joe Flaherty played the Western Union man in Back to the Future, Part II
- Michael J. Fox played Marty McFly in the trilogy
- Christopher Lloyd played Dr. Emmett Brown in the trilogy
- Danny Mann voiced Einstein the Dog (not Albert Einstein) in the animated series
- Bill Nye appeared in live action segments of the animated series as Dr. Brown's assistant
- Hal Rayle provided additional voices for the animated series
- Steven Spielberg was an executive producer for the trilogy
- Wendie Jo Sperber played Linda McFly in the trilogy
- Mary Steenburgen played Clara Clayton in Back to the Future, Part III, as well as the animated series