The BEST Episodes of Back to the Future

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Mar 24, 2020

Network: CBS

Based on the highly successful Back to the Future movie trilogy, this series is set, um, "after" the events of the last film, as the adventures of Marty McFly and Doc Brown in their DeLorean time machine continue. Joining the ride is Clara, (Doc's wife from Back To The Future Part III,) Jules and Verne (their sons) Einstein the dog and Jennifer (Marty's girlfriend). And apparently there's a Tannen in every time as relatives of Biff keep popping up, and creating conflict. Mary Steenburgen and Tom Wilson reprise their roles from the movies. During live portions of the show, Christopher Lloyd reprised his role as Doc Brown and was joined by Bill Nye, who conducted experiments that were used in the show.

Marty McFly PFC

#1 - Marty McFly PFC

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 17, 1992

On a trip to the 1940s, Verne enters a dance contest with his future dance instructor, Dorothy, while Marty gets drafted.

star 9.33
3 votes
Bravelord and the Demon Monstrux

#2 - Bravelord and the Demon Monstrux

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 31, 1992

Characters from Verne's new favorite video game, BraveLord and Monstrux, come to life in a weird accident. Doc can't fix this situation because he's been sent into the game.

star 9.25
4 votes
Retired

#3 - Retired

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 7, 1991

Jules and Verne pull a string of April Fool's Day pranks on Doc, tampering with his inventions. Unfortunately one of them, the Brain Wave Analyzer, causes Doc to think his days in science are over and he retires.

star 9.00
3 votes
Mac the Black

#4 - Mac the Black

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 19, 1992

Marty and Verne travel to 1500s Caribbean, where Verne hopes to get an earring and Marty has to deal with pirate Mac The Black.

star 9.00
4 votes
Put on Your Thinking Cap, Kids! It's Time for Mr. Wisdom!

#5 - Put on Your Thinking Cap, Kids! It's Time for Mr. Wisdom!

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 26, 1992

Marty and Verne meet Mr. Wisdom, who hosts a popular children's science show. As it turns out, Doc and Mr. Wisdom were college roommates. Doc doesn't recall it with fondness, as Mr. Wisdom stole his invention for a science fair and won. Things apparently haven't changed as Mr. Wisdom has stolen the DeLorean!

star 9.00
3 votes
The Money Tree

#6 - The Money Tree

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 7, 1992

Jules tries to grow a money tree to become popular at school, which leads to troubles with the media and the FBI.

star 9.00
4 votes
My Pop's an Alien

#7 - My Pop's an Alien

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 5, 1992

After finding a strange craft in Doc's bushes, Biff claims Doc is an alien and everyone believes him. In 1967, Marty, Jules and Verne arrive to discover the truth.

star 9.00
3 votes
St. Louis Blues

#8 - St. Louis Blues

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 19, 1992

While at the Brown house, Doc's hair cutting invention wreaks havoc on Marty's hair. Marty and boys go to find Doc, who is with Clara at the 1904 World's Fair, to fix this mess. But Marty then gets put in a side show by P.T. Tannen.

star 9.00
2 votes
A Friend in Deed

#9 - A Friend in Deed

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 3, 1992

After Biff plans to evict Jennifer's family from their ranch, Marty goes to the Old West to stop Biff's family from getting the ranch deed.

star 8.67
3 votes
Verne Hatches an Egg

#10 - Verne Hatches an Egg

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 26, 1992

Verne uses the DeLorean to look for something to bring in for show and tell, finding a dinosaur egg. Unfortunately, the egg hatches in the present and it becomes more and more difficult to hide it.

star 8.50
2 votes
A Verne by Any Other Name

#11 - A Verne by Any Other Name

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 14, 1992

Verne gets sick of his name after kids keep making fun of him and goes to great lengthes to get it changed, even going back to see his parents just before he's born.

star 8.33
3 votes
Batter Up

#12 - Batter Up

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 9, 1991

Marty takes the place of his ancestor, pitcher Pee Wee McFly, to help his team win a 1897 Pennant game. But a nasty gangster named Diamond Jim Tannen wanted Pee Wee to lose.

star 8.25
4 votes
Directors: Peyton Reed
Writers: Bob Gale
Gone Fishin'

#13 - Gone Fishin'

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 30, 1991

When Doc was four, he fell into a river during a fishing trip and has had a fear of it happening again ever since. After the boys learn about this, they and Marty try to change it. But they regret it when it leads to a mishap with a stunt plane, causing young Emmett Brown to become a famous daredevil.

star 8.20
5 votes
Go Fly a Kite

#14 - Go Fly a Kite

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 26, 1991

After Jules insults his intelligence and comments that he can't really be a part of the family, Verne starts to think his real father is Benjamin Franklin. Unfortunately, this leads to Verne ruining Franklin's famous electricity experiment and it's up to Doc to set things straight.

star 8.14
7 votes
Witchcraft

#15 - Witchcraft

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 12, 1991

Marty makes an emergency trip back to Salem, Massachusetts in the DeLorean to deliver a spare flux capacitor to Doc and the family. While Doc installs it to fix the train, Marty, Clara and the boys go into town, where Marty gets accused of being a witch.

star 8.13
8 votes
Time Waits for No Frogs / Einstein's Adventure

#16 - Time Waits for No Frogs / Einstein's Adventure

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 2, 1991

a) Looking to cure Marty's athlete's foot, Doc and Marty travel back in time to locate an extinct frog in South America, where they have to stop Biffando from stealing the Incas' gold. b) Two bank robbers steal the DeLorean and end up outside an Australian prison in 1790. With him having been in the back seat, it's up to Einstein to get himself and these robbers home.

star 8.00
4 votes
Solar Sailors

#17 - Solar Sailors

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 16, 1991

It's Doc and Clara's anniversary and the kids get them tickets for a cruise, which takes place in 2091 and takes them into space. Unfortunately, Ziff Tannen sabotages the cruise ship.

star 8.00
2 votes
Clara's Folks

#18 - Clara's Folks

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 14, 1991

Marty, Jules and Verne head back to the 1850s, where they meet Jules and Verne's maternal grandparents, Daniel and Martha. Unfortunately, Martha falls in love with Marty instead of Daniel, and Clara is in danger of never existing. Things get worse when Martha is kidnapped by Wild Bill Tannen...

star 8.00
2 votes
Super Doc

#19 - Super Doc

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 12, 1992

Marty and the boys learn Doc had a stint in wrestling during the fifties, but never really competed. Travelling back in time, Marty and the boys attempt to get Doc to enter the ring. This unfortunately leads to him getting hit on the head and becoming a bumbling superhero.

star 8.00
2 votes
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot Race (a.k.a. Roman Holiday)

#20 - Swing Low, Sweet Chariot Race (a.k.a. Roman Holiday)

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 19, 1991

Marty and Doc head to Ancient Rome, unaware Jules and Verne are joining them. While the boys cause trouble, Marty gets mixed up in a chariot race with Bifficus and Doc gets thrown to the lions.

star 7.83
6 votes
Verne's New Friend

#21 - Verne's New Friend

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 24, 1992

Verne and his new friend, Chris, go see a 1930s circus, which the owners are about to lose to landlord Farmer Tannen.

star 7.67
3 votes
Forward to the Past

#22 - Forward to the Past

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 28, 1991

Doc and the boys travel back to prehistoric times to test a new invention and Doc stops a meteor from colliding with Earth. They don't realize they changed history until they return home and find a civilization where dinosaurs rule!

star 7.44
9 votes
Hill Valley Brown-Out

#23 - Hill Valley Brown-Out

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 21, 1992

Just before the Founder's Day Celebration, the town loses all its electricity again because of Doc. His attempt to fix it makes things worse, causing everyone to want the Brown family kicked out of town.

star 7.33
3 votes
Dickens of a Christmas

#24 - Dickens of a Christmas

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 23, 1991

It's Christmas time so the Brown family and Marty go to 1800s London to celebrate. Unfortunately, the boys lose the key to the DeLorean to a pickpocket and Clara, a toy shop manager and his family get thrown into prison by Ebiffnezer Tannen.

star 6.50
4 votes
Brothers

#25 - Brothers

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 14, 1991

Running away from home, Verne uses the DeLorean to travel back in time. When Doc, Marty and Jules go after him, they arrive in the middle of the Civil War where Jules and Verne get caught up on different sides.

star 5.82
60 votes