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Episode Guide

    • Clara's Folks
      Clara's Folks
      Season 1 - Episode 13
      12/14/91
      10

      Time-traveling back to the days of the Oregon Trail, Marty tries to help Verne get a snapshot of his pioneer grandpa. Unfortunately, Verne's would-be grandma Martha falls in love with Marty, which threatens to short-circuit the future itself! But when Martha's kidnapped by the despicable Wild Bill Tannen, Doc Brown fires up his time-hopping locomotive in time to put things back on track!

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    • Solar Sailors
      Solar Sailors
      Season 1 - Episode 9
      11/16/91
      10

      Doc and Clara's wedding anniversary has arrived. Among their received gifts are two from Jules � a future news headlines displayer and cruise tickets. The twist with the latter, though, is that they are for a 2091 space cruise aboard the MSC Jennifer. With the DeLorean, Doc and Clara head off to enjoy their anniversary. Unfortunately, after they are gone, the headlines displayer reveals distressing news � Ziff Tannen has purposely damaged the MSC Jennifer's solar sails. Doc, Clara, Captain Marta McFly (Marty's great-granddaughter) and everyone else onboard are in for a more adventurous time than first expected.

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    • Marty McFly PFC
      Marty McFly PFC
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      10/17/92
      10
      Clara thinks that Verne should learn to dance and no matter how much he protests, she signs him up. Naturally, the experience isn't a pleasant one. Hoping Doc can somehow lend a hand, Verne learns that he once considered a dance machine during the early 1940s. However, a fire ended such work, and he never looked back. Verne hopes such a machine can make his dance lessons more bearable, so with Marty's help, he takes the DeLorean back to before the fire. Trouble ensues, however, when the Army drafts Marty. Meanwhile, Verne must help Dorothy (his future dance instructor) in a dance contest.moreless
    • Mac the Black
      Mac the Black
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      9/19/92
      10
      Thinking it would be cool, Verne asks for an earring and does every possible thing to convince his parents to grant permission. Of course, Doc and Clara won't be letting their youngest son have a pierced ear no matter what. Verne still intends to do what he wants – figuring a true pirate would. The DeLorean can get him to some pirates easily and Marty accompanies him to keep him out of trouble. 1500s-era Caribbean proves to be a dangerous place – especially with everyone believing that Marty is Mac the Black, one of the most dangerous pirates around. As bad as that proves to be, the genuine article doesn't care for imitators and the Spanish Armada doesn't care for anything pirate-related period.moreless
    • Dickens of a Christmas
      Dickens of a Christmas
      Season 1 - Episode 10
      11/23/91
      10

      A quest for some instant Christmas spirit sends Marty and the Brown family back to Charles Dickens' Merry Olde England. But before you can say "figgy pudding," the scroogish Ebiffnezer Tannen kidnaps Clara and a young pick-pocket swipes the key to the time-traveling DeLorean, Now, only Marty's ghostly masquerade can save him and his friends from spending the rest of their lives in Christmas past!

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    • Verne's New Friend
      Verne's New Friend
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      10/24/92
      10
      After playing together a baseball game, Verne and Chris become virtually inseparable. At a comic book store, they see a 1930s circus poster that piques their interest. The only way to see a performance, though, requires a trip in the DeLorean. The day they arrive at, however, is a dark one for the circus. Farmer Tannen owns the land the circus uses and a matter of back rent threatens a shut down. To help raise the needed money, Verne and Chris join up for the high-wire act. The act comes with danger and Verne ends up learning something surprising about Chris.moreless
    • Retired
      Retired
      Season 1 - Episode 12
      12/7/91
      10

      Jules and Verne are getting into the April Fool's Day spirit, but unfortunately, at Doc's expense. Thanks to them, a number of his inventions don't work properly. One such case is the Brain Wave Analyzer and when Doc uses it on himself, it (wrongly) states that 99.9% of his brain no longer functions. Seeing no reason to continue being a scientist, Doc pursues other lines of work � failing miserably with each possible job. The distraught Doc temporarily retreats to Cro-Magnon times � a place where he thinks he belongs. However, only Doc can save the day when Marty uses his Environmental Adjuster at a rock concert. It was another one of the inventions that Jules and Verne got into � meaning Marty is about to unknowingly unleash weather threatening everyone in the vicinity.

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    • Put on Your Thinking Caps, Kids! It's Time for Mr. Wisdom!
      Verne has really been getting into Mr. Wisdom's science show lately. It turns out that a new episode brings production to Hill Valley and Marty takes him to see it. Verne gets a real thrill from meeting his hero and later takes him to meet Doc. It turns out that they already know each other from college – their friendship ruined over some theft. Doc makes Mr. Wisdom leave, but he secretly returns for the greatest invention he's ever seen – the DeLorean. A time travel chase ensues, as Doc – with the locomotive – tries to get back his property. During a standoff, Mr. Wisdom proposes a challenge that Doc just can't resist. The DeLorean, Verne's hero worship and more are at stake.moreless
    • Batter Up
      Batter Up
      Season 1 - Episode 8
      11/9/91
      10

      For years, Marty has heard stories about how his ancestor � pitcher Pee Wee McFly � won the Boston Beaneaters the 1897 National League Pennant. Jules and Verne join Marty when he decides to see Pee Wee's victories for himself. When Pee Wee doesn't live up to his expectations, Marty takes his place. A pair of glasses souped up by Doc more than evens the odds for Marty. Pee Wee, however, has a reason for playing so badly � gangster Diamond Jim Tannen wanted the Boston Beaneaters to lose. Can Marty, Jules and Verne guarantee a Beaneater victory and foil Diamond Jim Tannen?

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    • Forward to the Past
      Forward to the Past
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      9/28/91
      10

      Doc invents the Sonic Garbage Molecular Redistributor. It may be too dangerous to test in the present-day, however, so a trip to prehistoric times in the DeLorean is in order. Doc, Jules and Verne are in for some trouble there, especially from a large meteor. The Sonic Garbage Molecular Redistributor saves them from being wiped out by it � though at a far greater cost than first thought. A return to present-day reveals that normal Hill Valley and everything else no longer exist. That meteor was supposed to hit Earth, but without it, dinosaurs never went extinct and humans never became dominant. Can Doc, Jules and Verne survive this dinosaur society and restore the timeline?

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    • Witchcraft
      Witchcraft
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      10/5/91
      10

      Now a tutor, Jennifer's latest pupil is a typical jock. It looks like she is just cheating on him to Marty, and he is too angry to care about the truth. Needing to cool off, Marty stops by the Brown house and finds no one there. It turns out the family took the train to Puritan-era Salem, Massachusetts, but a damaged flux capacitor leaves them stranded. Fortunately, Doc is able to contact Marty, who travels back in the DeLorean with a replacement. The nearby town then awaits Marty, Clara and the boys, as repairs will take a little time. Mercy is attracted to Marty, but he makes it clear that he isn't interested. Unfortunately, Mercy takes the rejection badly � claiming to everyone that Marty is a witch. If the Brown family can't figure a way out of this, Marty will be drowned by the superstitious locals.

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    • Roman Holiday ( Swing Low, Sweet Chariot Race)
      10/19/91
      10

      Doc and Marty zip back to ancient Rome, and they overlook back-seat stowaways Jules and Verne. Now, everyone's toga is in a wad, as the Brown boys meet Ben Hur himself, and Marty enters a winner-take-all chariot race with the infamous Bifficus Antanneni!

    • Go Fly a Kite
      Go Fly a Kite
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      10/26/91
      10

      Doc is super-smart and Jules seems to be on the same path, but Verne is another story. During their usual bickering, Jules picks up on this and 'claims' Verne must've been adopted because of it. Meanwhile, Doc has a new photo device that Verne ends up getting into. It convinces him that he does have a different father � Benjamin Franklin. Verne uses the DeLorean to meet him � only to wreck his historic kite/lightning experiment. Electricity throughout history is now being erased. Doc has to find a way to get back there, set history back on track and rescue his son.

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    • A Friend In Deed
      A Friend In Deed
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      10/3/92
      10
      Biff Tannen brags that he has an old, 1800s deed to the ranch of Jennifer Parker, and that he plans to evict her. Determined to help, Marty races back to the Wild West era, where he discovers that Tannen's outlaw ancestors swindled the Parkers out of their land. Unfortunately, the only way Marty can stop the scheme is to saddle up with Tannen's gang!moreless
    • Time Waits for No Frog / Einstein's Adventure
      11/2/91
      9.9

      Time Waits For No Frog: Searching for an extinct frog, Doc and Marty head to the ancient Amazon River for a toad-ally cool adventure with Inca warriors, contrary conquistadors and a Lost City of Gold.
      Einstein's Adventure: A pair of bungling bank robbers swipe the DeLorean- with Einstein in the back seat! But when the crooks get up to no good Down Under in 1790's Australia, Einstein lends a paw to set them straight.

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    • Gone Fishin'
      Gone Fishin'
      Season 1 - Episode 11
      11/30/91
      9.6

      Hill Valley is going to host the Father/Son Big Mouth Bass-Off, which Jules and Verne want to go to. Unfortunately, Doc doesn't, as he has had a major fear of fishing for as long as he can remember. A memory device reveals why � he nearly drowned at the age of four during a fishing trip with Uncle Oliver. To cure Doc of his fears (as well as ensuring some Bass-Off fun), Marty, Jules and Verne use the DeLorean to change history. Problem is, now instead of nearly drowning, a dangerous chain of events makes young Emmett stuntboy Daredevil Brown. He quickly draws the attention of danger-minded Hollywood producer D.W. Tannen. What are Marty, Jules and Verne going to do now?

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    • A Verne by Any Other Name
      A Verne by Any Other Name
      Season 2 - Episode 8
      11/14/92
      9.5
      Kids begin teasing Verne about his name, and he can't take it. He figures a new, cool name will get them all to lay off. However, Doc and Clara don't want him to change it, as it comes from their favorite author. In 1800s France and with Marty in tow, Verne appeals to his very namesake for a help – a long shot obviously doesn't pay off. They then travel to shortly before Verne was born, and he pitches different names to his parents' past-selves. More failure awaits, but bigger problems loom – Clara goes into labor and only Verne can help deliver his younger self.moreless
    • A Family Vacation
      A Family Vacation
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      9/21/91
      9.3

      Doc takes the family back to Medieval England as a lesson on the simple life.

    • Brothers
      Brothers
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      9/14/91
      9.2

      After Verne's image suddenly materializes in in an old Civil War photograph, Marty, Doc and Jules realize he must be trapped back in time. Setting out to rescue him, they find themselves right in the middle of the civil war. As the Yanks and Rebels square off for a big battle, only brotherly love and some Doc Brown wizardry can keep the peace.

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    • The Money Tree
      The Money Tree
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      11/7/92
      8.7
      Tired of being an unpopular "brainiac", Jules grows himself a money tree. As the rich kid at school, Jules finds he has plenty of new-found "friends". But when news of the amazing tree gets out, it attracts the unwelcome attention of greedy minded Biff Tannen, as well as the suspicion of the FBI.moreless
    • Super Doc
      Super Doc
      Season 2 - Episode 11
      12/12/92
      8.5
      Verne wants to join the Mega-Muscle-Man Club, but Jackson demands that he take the initiation – successfully swinging over Deadman's swamp. It hardly looks safe, so Verne backs out – causing Jackson and the other kids to make fun of him. Later on at home, Jules finds newspaper articles about a very minor 1950s wrestler – Doc. Doc explains to Marty and the boys that he dabbled in wrestling as the Brain Buster, but he never participated in a scheduled match and passed on wrestling altogether. Thinking a wrestler for a dad would boost his own reputation, Verne – with Marty and Jules in tow – goes back to the day of that aborted match. They convince young Doc to participate, but before the match can begin, he gets a nasty head injury. As a result, he is convinced that he must help others as a superhero and new booster boots make him able to fly. Can Marty and the boys stop Mega-Brain-Man before he hurts somebody or himself?moreless
    • Bravelord and the Demon Monstrux
      Bravelord and the Demon Monstrux
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      10/31/92
      8.3
      BraveLord and Monstrux is the hot new video game and Verne is among its many fans. Soon enough, Verne plays more and more – which means less time for everything else. Doc and Clara's patience eventually runs out – leaving Verne in his room without his game. He doesn't like that, so Marty and Jules work on a device to help him keep playing. Chaos ensues, though, as it sends the title characters to the real world and Doc to theirs. Despite the changed surroundings, BraveLord is determined to defeat his evil foe, Monstrux – meaning potential destruction for Hill Valley. Can Marty and the others return these characters to where they belong and save Doc?moreless
    • Hill Valley Brown-Out
      Hill Valley Brown-Out
      Season 2 - Episode 9
      11/21/92
      8.3
      Courtesy of Doc Brown's latest power-draining experiments, Hill Valley finds itself with no electricity- just in time to spoil the annual Founder's Day celebrations. Promising to fix everything, Doc unleashes a surge of power that drives all the town's appliances berserk. But when the townsfolk turn to Biff Tannen to repair the power plant, sparks really start to fly!moreless
    • St. Louis Blues
      St. Louis Blues
      Season 2 - Episode 12
      12/19/92
      8.2
      Mocking Jennifer's new hairdo, wrecking it and agreeing to date Liz get Marty in a whole lot of trouble. Needing a haircut himself, he hopes Doc will loan him some money. He ends up getting into one of Doc's inventions – specifically, one designed to cut hair. This proves disastrous, as his hair now seemingly has a life of its own – randomly changing. Marty hopes Doc can help, but an amusement park, Jules and Verne tell him he and Clara left already. They've taken the DeLorean to 1904 St. Louis to attend the World's Fair Exposition, which requires Marty and the boys to follow in the locomotive. The constant embarrassment of his changing hair is bad enough, but once in 1904, Marty runs into P.T. Tannen. P.T. wants him to be a part of his sideshow attractions – whether Marty agrees or not.moreless
    • My Pop's an Alien
      My Pop's an Alien
      Season 2 - Episode 10
      12/5/92
      7.7
      Every twenty-five years, the Kahooey comet passes Earth and that time is again drawing near. Many look forward to it, but Biff is going on about alien invasions – claiming that he witnessed their ship in the sky in 1967. It's bad enough that people believe him and start panicking, but then he finds that very same ship on Doc's property. Biff's paranoia spreads and everyone accuses Doc of being an alien in disguise, which Marty and the Brown family know cannot be true. They need proof, though, so Marty and the boys take the DeLorean to 1967 to investigate the truth behind Biff's claims and the nature of the ship. Proof is easy enough to come by, but completely cleaning up this mess ultimately requires an alien approach.moreless
    • Verne Hatches an Egg
      Verne Hatches an Egg
      Season 2 - Episode 13
      12/26/92
      6.6
      Verne believes that he has the perfect item for Show and Tell – an arrowhead. Unfortunately, Biff Jr. steals it right out from under him. Verne is determined to get something even better to outdo him – meaning a secret trip in the DeLorean. He arrives in the time of dinosaurs and takes an egg. However, well before Show and Tell, the egg hatches and Tiny is born. Only Marty and Jules know what Verne has caused – meaning they have to help keep the secret, which is not easy with Tiny growing virtually every second. Biff and Biff Jr. soon learn about Tiny, and they make a nasty deal with Mr. Wisdom. Can the Browns and Marty prevent Tiny from becoming a science experiment and send him home where he belongs?moreless
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