Back to the Future fans love new theory that explains Biff Tannen’s blind spot

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Before traveling back in time, Marty McFly lived in 1985 where his father George McFly was still being bullied by high school villain and now supervisor Biff Tannen. At the beginning of Back to the Future, Biff is near McFlys’ house because he borrowed George’s car and crashed with it. Fans will recall that the film’s villain blames George for this statement: “I can’t believe you’d lend me your car without telling me it had a blind spot. I could have been killed!”

George replied, “Blind spot? Now, now, Biff, now I never noticed the car had a blind spot before I drove it.’

Before Biff said, ‘What, are you blind, McFly? It’s there. How else do you explain that wreckage out there?”

After proposing to pay for the car insurance, the bully added, “My insurance? It’s your car. Your insurance should pay for it. I want to know who is going to pay for this?”

He pointed to his own shirt and said, “I spilled beer on it when the car hit me. Who is going to pay my cleaning bill?”

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Back to the Future fans love new theory that explains Biff Tannen’s blind spot (Image: UP)

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Biff confronts George about the blind spot of the car (Image: UP)


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Now, a popular new fan theory states that Biff had a blind spot because he had previously only driven a convertible.

Reddit user joebadiah wrote: “This would explain his ‘blind spot’ complaint. He has always driven a convertible, which has clearly superior vision on closed vehicles.

“He loved his car more than anything and would have held it” [as] as long as possible (maybe up to days before).

Or, if he had gotten new cars, they probably would have been convertibles too. That way he would never learn to drive other than a convertible.”

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Of course, going back in time, Marty McFly saw George stand up to Biff and change the future (Image: UP)

The theorist continued: “The fact that he is George McFly’s boss, yet has to borrow his car, is presumably because he recently lost his vehicle (probably in [an] shameful fashion) and had to take advantage of George again to drive that night where he needed to be (perhaps a business/social function).

“But after a few drinks, he wasn’t safe to drive, let alone in a Sedan-style vehicle that he had no experience with.

“So while he may have actually spilled beer on himself, which likely contributed to or was collateral damage from the incident, I’m arguing that drunkenness plus the reduced 360 visibility of the McFly’s Sedan created real blind spots for Biff and he was right.” confused by them.”

They added a ‘Too Long, Didn’t Read’ synopsis to the theory, writing: “Biff had only ever driven his convertible and while he was drunk he didn’t know how to look out of the McFly’s Sedan as he had never driven it before. , so experienced real blind spots and destroyed the car.”

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Last year, spoke to Back to the Future co-creator Bob Gale, who talked about why there would never be a fourth film.

The producer and screenwriter said, “You know, we kick things over every now and then.

“But look, the bottom line is that doing Back to the Future without Michael J Fox is just not something we want to see; I don’t think anyone wants to see it.

“To make a future version of Marty McFly where he has Parkinson’s disease … that really doesn’t fit right in.”

Fox has lived with Parkinson’s since 1991 and has been retired for 20 years as his symptoms have worsened.

Gale continued: “We’ve all seen sequels where they did one too many or two or three too many.

“We just said, ‘You know what, these movies are great the way they are, let’s leave them alone.’ Because then the conversation always becomes, ‘Why did they make another one?’”

Fortunately for British fans, the franchise lives on in other forms with Back to the Future, the musical set to hit London’s West End from 20 August 2021.


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