Monday, March 3, 2014


There is a Toobworld version of the characters and situations from the "Back To The Future" film trilogy.  We saw Doc Brown in the live-action segments of the "BTTF" cartoon series, practicing his serlinguism.  (He started off doing full on-camera appearances but gradually it just became his voice and probably a stunt arm underneath the DeLorean.)

Doc Brown has taken his serlinguistic skills on the road - a couple of years ago, the scientist showed up in Argentina where he schilled products for the Garbarino electronics chain.

The Earth Prime-Time version of the DeLorean has reappeared in a new GE commercial.  And with the voice-over by Michael J. Fox, it can be assumed that the driver of that time-travelling vehicle is Marty McFly.

This isn't the first time we've seen GE commercials using characters from other TV shows and movies: Lt. Commander Data of 'Star Trek: The Next Generation', KITT from 'Knight Rider', and Robbie the Robot, who could be from any number of TV productions - from 'The Thin Man' to 'Columbo' - instead of from the movie "Forbidden Planet".  (It's apparently a common casing for robots; it's the software that is different in each.)

And that's our March salute for "Toobworld Goes Hollywood"......


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