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Song Parodies -> "1985"

Original Song Title:


Original Performer:

Bowling for Soup

Parody Song Title:


Parody Written by:

B. O'Connor

The Lyrics

Woah, this is heavy.

Marty just dropped his jaw
He just left Twin Pines Mall
Stuck in the 50's
He just left the 80's
So he steps out the door
Must leave at ten-oh-four
Time machine is the star
Yeah, and it's a car

He was helping Doctor Brown
Who showed Marty his new toy
A trip to the future
This was unreal to the boy
Now with the Peabody's, he's thought to be E.T.
Looks at this 50's life
And can't believe that it's right

With a Presley, that's Elvis
Way before H. Lewis
There's no skateboards, one TV
You can only watch Jackie G
His parents in high school
His father is still uncool
He's gotta get back in time
To 19, 19, 1985


He's been to the future
He screwed up his life
Biff he owns all Hill Valley
Cause a book changed his life
He bet on the ones
Who went on and, of course, that won
Thought he had the plan
But Marty and Doc will change all that

Wear's a mini-skirt made of vinyl
And who's this Junior guy watching all 6 TV shows?
When you're time traveling, becareful see?
What ever you don't you disrupt, time flow
(in the future there was)

The Cafe 80's
Get waited on by Pee-Wee
There was Junior and Marlene
And many channels on TV
Got two kids he's tired
Boss tells MuckFry he's fired
The future of his own time
It's 20, 20, two thousand-one-five


Wild old west, save the Doc
When did the Tannens become bullies?
And when did Emmitt become a lover?
It's heavy Doc
And go back

Went to the Old West
The 50's were a test
To the future and back home
He thanks God he's not alone
These two kids they are set
He tells them life isn't yet
And he's right back in his time
It's 1985

With a Presley, that's Elvis
Way before H. Lewis
There's no skateboards, one TV
You can only watch Jackie G
His parents in high school
His father is still uncool
He's gotta get back in time
19, 19, 1985

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Rick D - August 07, 2004 - Report this comment
This is great. I'm a big fan of the movies, and you summed them all up. I have seriously thought about writing a novel from Doc's point of view to fill in all the gaps in his life. How long was he gone from when he leaves Marty the first time and comes back? And how old was he by the end?
Brit - August 07, 2004 - Report this comment
You one even knows. It's all up to how old you believe he is...if he's in his 40's in 1955, he'd be in his mid 70's in 1985. and no telling how long he was in the future for...years, months...
Rick D - August 07, 2004 - Report this comment
I made a list once of some of the things he had to do in the future. He had his car converted and himself rejuvenated. He acquired money from all different times, meaning he had need for it. He was well informed about future customs. You don't just get out of your Delorean and have that stuff handed to you. He had to spend time there and get established. Even if he was in his mid seventies in the old west, he married Clara and had two boys that looked seven to nine years old at the end. That must be why he made the steam train. Needed to get some of that futuristic Viagra.
K1chyd - August 07, 2004 - Report this comment
DKTOS but I´m picking up on this via the comments page. I love these movies too but if you´re looking for time-alteration "errors" how about this one: In the second movie Biff owns everything and have screwed up the entire country, yet sport results have NOT changed, there is still the same winners as in the now-there 30 year old book.

For time travelling novel writing inspiration I strongly recommend Robert Heinleins short novel "Mirror, mirror".
Adagio - August 07, 2004 - Report this comment
DKTOS, but a good read. have too much time on you
Rick D - August 08, 2004 - Report this comment
K1chyd---I have read almost all of Heinlein, and I'm not familiar with that title. I have read "All You Zombies" and "The Door Into Summer" which deal with time travel. There is a Star Trek episode with that title, but it's not about time. As for Biff's sports betting, that is not a goof. When he was young and made his fortune gambling, the book was accurate. Only later, after he was rich, would the facts diverge. And if you take into account that photographs change with new events in the BTTF world, then maybe even then the sports stats would change with Biff's world. there are always paradoxes in time travel (As in a Pair o' Docs, heh heh) Here's one for you. When the Delorean lost all the gasoline in part III, why didn't Doc just ride over to the cave where he hid it for Marty only a few months earlier? If he drained the tank beforehand, he would surly have saved the gas for an emergency, or mentioned it to Marty why it was gone.
K1chyd - August 08, 2004 - Report this comment
Rick: I´ve been Googling a bit and have come to the conclusion that "Mirror, mirror" must be my own translation/assumtion based on the given Swedish title "Spegel, Spegel" for "All you zombies", cos this story fits the story I remember:<­BR> There´s also A Heinlein Time travel story called "By his bootstraps" and I found it online:­i/byhisbootstraps.pdf+heinlein,+%22By+His+Bootstraps%22&hl=en
True Brilliance - August 19, 2004 - Report this comment
I hate you, I hate you, I hate you, I hate you, I hate your music, I hate your decade, I hate your people.... Just kidding! I was amused. 5-3-4
Loosekanen (The Armstrong) - October 12, 2004 - Report this comment
I liked it muy much. lol.
T.J. Spindler - October 24, 2004 - Report this comment

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