How the World Celebrated Back to the Future Day in Memes

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The celebration of Back to the Future Day extended far and wide on Wednesday October 22 – the day that Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) and Dr. Emmett Brown (Christopher Lloyd) travel to in Back to the Future Part II.

The occasion was commemorated with a variety of creative references to the 1989 film, including: fake police stops of speeding/time-traveling Deloreans, a Pepsi product “launch,” and special in-character appearances by original cast members Fox, Lloyd and Lea Thompson. Here are the best of the unofficial Back to the Future Day celebrations:

Brooklyn Bridge Park sets a fire for Back to the Future

Well, not really. The scenic N.Y. park seems to have put their Photoshop skills to work in a clever Back to the Future Day-themed photo which features a shot of the time-traveling car’s fiery tire tracks on the park grounds next to the waterfront.

Proving they have a sense of humor and fun, the Michigan State Police Department shared details of a curious incident (read: a very familiar scene from Back to the Future) on their Facebook page. “Michigan State Police troopers stopped a silver Delorean today for driving 88 mph in a 55 mph zone, reads the post. The two occupants, Dr. Emmett Brown and Marty McFly, were given a verbal warning to drive more safely on Michigan roads. Dr. Emmett Brown responded by saying, ‘Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads.'”

“No hoverboards” allowed at Westfield mall

The Westfield mall in London is serious about the safety of its shoppers. As such, they posted a photo of a warning sign that hoverboard riding (Marty McFly’s enviable mode of transit in the sequel) is strictly prohibited inside the mall. “We mean it guys,” reads the Twitter message.

Pepsi Perfect

At long last, PepsiCo has made a limited quantity of Pepsi Perfect, the vitamin-enriched version of Pepsi with a built-in straw, which was featured in the film. The company reports that they made a limited quantity of Pepsi Perfect, so expect to see these likely collector’s items on eBay very soon.

Barky McFly

Meet Pierre the French Bulldog and his Back to the Future-obsessed owner Matt Elias, the latter of which pulled out all the stops to celebrate the “holiday.” Elias built a mini electric Delorean from cardboard and dressed his pup in full Marty McFly gear

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