Jimmy Kimmel’s trip to Brooklyn was interrupted on Wednesday by the arrival of time travelers Marty McFly and Doc Brown.
“Back to the Future” stars Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd reunited on the ABC late-night show in honor of the fact that their characters traveled from 1985 to Oct. 21, 2015 in part two of the hit film franchise.
Unfortunately, the pair was not too impressed with how society has turned out. First of all, we never figured out how to make flying cars. And while Doc was impressed with the potential of smart phones, Kimmel explained we don’t use them for anything too intellectual.
“Mainly we use it to send little smiley faces to each other. Pictures of eggplants, that sort of thing,” he said. The talk show host did take time to snap a selfie with Marty and Doc, however.
Later, Fox sat down with Kimmel and discussed how he was approached to do the film. His boss on “Family Ties,” Gary Goldberg, handed him an envelope with the script inside. As soon as Fox felt the weight of the envelope he said, “That’s the best script I’ve ever read.”
Fox also spoke about why he initially did not approve of the Marty McFly action figure, and his experience giving a commencement speech at a Brooklyn high school.