Biff Tannen Sold Kentucky Fried Chicken?

Well, honestly it wasn’t Biff Tannen that sells some of that world famous Kentucky Fried Chicken but Thomas F. Wilson. Who played Biff Tannen in the Back to the Future trilogy.

Actually in all honesty he doesn’t even sell the chicken in this 1983 television commercial. I guess I haven’t done a very good job of this post in hindsight. I mean when you get down to it the ad is actually about the deliciousness of those KFC Buttermilk biscuits.
Having said that – I think it is fair to say the actors in the commercial at the very least sell how tasty the food is, right?

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At the very least those biscuits had to taste better than what Biff Tannen normally ended up getting in his mouth in the films.

I heard Tom F. Wilson is a stand-up comedian!

That is correct – one of his memorable skits in fact involves the types of question he normally is asked about his role in Back to the Future.

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Nickelodeon’s Standby: Lights, Camera, Action Promo

This 30 second promo for what I believe is the 1985 season of Nickelodeon’s Standby: Lights, Camera, Action shows the humor and perhaps a little of the attitude that made sure that my TV channel dial was almost constantly set on it most of the day.

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As I mentioned in the Return of the Jedi post that along with seeing Leonard Nimoy it didn’t hurt that I was getting a healthy dose of behind the scenes info like when they visited the set of 1984’s 2010! Interviews with Writer and Director Peter Hyams as well actors John Lithgow, Helen Mirren, and Roy Scheider kept me glued to the TV set when the program was on, of course them showcasing the humorous (for the viewers) technical goofs didn’t hurt either.

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This “Defender Of The Nerd-Verse” T-Shirt Has You Covered!

Back to the Future, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Ghostbusters, Batman ’66 and of course Dr. Who are franchises with very memorable vehicles for the main protagonists to get around in, no one is questioning that.

But Nerd B. is asks us to imagine what kind of shadowy menace or criminal mastermind must have arrived from the spirit world of the past or future that all of these heroes must band together to form a new type of Voltron who in this case is the ultimate Defender of the Nerd-verse?

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Besides being a wonderful illustration it also happens to be a T-shirt that you can pick up over A big thanks to the Intergalactic Geek Alliance for the heads up on this bit of fan art!

Quantum Leap to the Future!

This is probably the best Quantum Leap / Back to the Future mashup you’ll ever see.

Unless you’re from the future, and someone actually went ahead and crossed the two for real, in which case, why are you here in 2015 reading this post about a QL/BTTF mashup which claims to be the best ever when clearly you could be doing something more important? Time-travellers eh, what jokers!