'Raising Hope' Snags Christopher Lloyd for "Back to the Future" Episode
Everyone my age loves Doc Brown from the "Back to the Future" series of films. EVERYONE.
FOX's madcap comedy series 'Raising Hope' is going to play off of a little nostalgia in a coming episode, as Entertainment Weekly is reporting that the series will have a special "Back to the Future" themed episode in the coming weeks.
The most exciting news about the plans for the episode is that they are going all the way: 'Raising Hope' will be bringing in Doc Brown himself, Christopher Lloyd, to guest star on the episode in question. As much as I would love to tell you that Lloyd would somehow be reprising his "Back to the Future" role in a wild crossover event, his character on 'Raising Hope' is a loan collector named Dennis Powers. Powers calls on the Chances, seeking repayment for an old debt, after Jimmy (Lucas Neff) and Sabrina (Shannon Woodward) consider buying a new car on credit.
How does a loan collector add up to "Back to the Future?" Well aside from the episode being thematically linked to the film series, FOX is assuring us that a DeLorean will be prominently featured as well--with Lloyd's Dennis Powers ending up behind the wheel. Fingers crossed that Powers also shares a few key personality traits with the beloved Doc Brown... including perhaps a penchant for shouting and the flailing of limbs.
Lloyd most recently appeared on television as a guest star on 'Fringe,' however his recent feature film credits include "The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure" and "Pirhana 3DD."
Let's face it: there is no way the brass behind 'Raising Hope' are successfully attaining the heights of nostalgia they seek without Lloyd's character uttering those two famous words:
'Raising Hope' airs Tuesdays at 8:00pm EST on FOX.