Marty McFly and Doc Brown were introduced to the year 2015 by Jimmy Kimmel — and they were not impressed. Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd made a surprise appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Wednesday to commemorate “Back to the Future Day,” the date when Marty traveled to the future in the film’s sequel. The duo received a standing ovation when they materialized on stage in their DeLorean. “All of these people must have gotten here in flying cars,” Marty marveled about the studio audience.
Kimmel had the task of informing Marty and Doc that many of the achievements predicted in “Back to the Future 2” — including flying cars, hovercrafts and peace in the Middle East — had not come to pass. “If you don’t mind my asking, what the hell have you guys been doing for 30 years?” Marty asked. When Kimmel tried to defend the era by mentioning the invention of the cronut, Marty said, “Doc, it seems like 2015 kind of sucks.”
But they were much more impressed when they were shown a smartphone, especially when Kimmel introduced them to the concept of selfies. Marty then asked what had happened to his nemesis Biff, leading Kimmel to bring out David Letterman’s stage manager Biff Henderson. “No, not that Biff,” Marty told Kimmel. “I’m talking about the guy… who became a rich, egomaniacal casino owner who ruined the world. That guy’s running for president right now,” the host quipped, referring to Donald Trump.