Some Jerk With A Camera: Back To The Future: The Ride Part II

Some Jerk With A Camera continues his review of the Universal ride that almost made DeLoreans tolerable! Featuring a surprise guest co-reviewer!

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Join Some Jerk With A Camera on location at Disneyland, California (and occasionally other theme parks!) for a series of whacked-out, irreverently irrelevant digress-alicious trips through some of the best and worst attractions and paraphernalia theme parks have to offer!

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  1. Wow, that’s a lot of Jerks!

    I never caught those inconsistencies the clock had with the movies and the ride. Great observations, Tony and looking forward to the 3rd part!

  2. I'mVeryAngryIt'sNotButter

    Dear god. They’re multiplying.

  3. Crossover Princess

    You destroyed Small World again didn’t you? What have I told you? You can’t do that! You’re not the only person who’s parents rode the ride back then. You’re lucky that the universe fixed itself…

    Also you need to stop going back in time, I don’t think the universe can handle that many of you…

  4. And not one of the mice were actually named Ben.

  5. Moviemantweeter1999

    Hailrious video even better then part one.Love the reference to iggy azalea,the Lego movie,and more. Its good to see kyle doing good but poor spaazmaster he can’t seem to get his own show on channel awesome its seems like he’s going insane cause he can’t get a spot on this site so tell Doug to give him a spot or he’ll explode? I also counted the numbers of jerk’s there were and there were nine of them but I hope they didn’t break the time paradox? Also I would like to know your thoughts on the Lego movie I personally loved it but would like to know your thoughts on it?

  6. Obviously Biff Tanne is one of the greatest villains of all time.

  7. thank you tony for giving my friend more reasons to prove that back to the future makes no seances and making me feel dumb.

  8. *mops up the remains of some jerk* Ugh I hate Fridays

  9. Goddamn. I was laughing all the way through this video.

  10. Now THAT’S the crazy ass jerk I know and love! Sure, last episode was fun, but this was a glorious return to the insanity of episodes past.

    Now I recently had some ideas of what you can review if and when you return to Disney theme parks. First, there are the theme park anniversary specials. I’m not expecting you to review ALL of them, as they mostly just promote the parks (and occasionally their latest animated movie) but there ARE some worth reviewing, like the Disneyland one which is mostly just a collection of Disneyland related stories staring guest stars like the cast of Cheers and the Muppets and ends with Will smith utterly mangling Supercalifragilisticexpealidocious, or Disneyworld’s 20th, which is mostly about Mike Eisner struggling to find a host for the special., or Disneyworld’s 25th, where Caroline Reha kidnaps two children and supposedly time travels through Disneyworld’s history even though you can still tell they’re clearly still in 1996 the whole time.

    Also, I’m sure you’ve heard of the Disney Sing-a-long songs video Disneyland Fun, but instead of a straight review, I suggest comparing and contrasting it to it’s European counterpart, Let’s go to Disneyland Paris. It has two exclusive songs that replace two songs from the American version, and of course all the other songs were reshot to account for differences in parks.

    • SomeJerkWithACamera

      Reviewing anniversary specials is a distinct possibility for the future – I DID just get over a season of mostly promotional TV episodes, though, so if and when I do get back to Disneyland, I’ll probably focus more on rides for a while.

  11. But how did old man Biff return the Delorian to 2015 if he wasn’t moving forward along the same timeline after he left?

    • Potatoes, obviously!

    • I don’t know. But there’s a deleted scene where he has a heart attack and fades away from existence.

      BTTF II doesn’t really make sense if you think about it too much.

    • SomeJerkWithACamera

      Okay…settle in, here’s my theory.

      You’ll notice the DeLorean doesn’t immediately disappear in a flash of fire trails after Biff takes off with it. You’ll also notice he doesn’t return to 2015 until AFTER Jennifer passes out. My guess is, it took old Biff a few minutes to figure out exactly how the time machine works, then he went back to 1955 immediately after Doc drags Jennifer out of the house. THEN, Biff returned to the exact same second in 2015 when he left. That explains why the McFly household doesn’t change. But why, then, are Doc and Marty still in 2015, and ignorant of the alternate 1985? Well…my theory is that, when you travel through time, you mentally become inexorably linked to your time travel vehicle. That link is what causes Marty, Doc, Jennifer and Einstein to not realize it when their reality changes all around them – when the DeLorean returned to an alternate reality in 2015, Marty, Doc, Jennifer and Einstein automatically hopped into that alternate reality along with it. It’s one of the many ways the space-time continuum corrects itself.

      Now, why did Biff fade from existence? Well…he doesn’t, actually, in the proper movie. He just has a heart attack, which could simply be caused by temporal displacement (as Doc said in the ride’s pre-show video, “crossing the time barrier is not for the weak of heart.”) Yeah, in the deleted scene he faded from existence, but technically deleted scenes ain’t canon.

  12. >that retarded jab at GamerGate

    Welp, thanks for giving me a reason to not watch any more of your videos, you fucking moron.

    That really showed exactly how much of a shit you give about doing research, which is none.

    Anyone who actually has a functioning brain and wants to educate themselves on what GamerGate reallly about, watch this short video.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipcWm4B3EU4

    • SomeJerkWithACamera

      With comments as reasoned, well-balanced and not-the-slightest-bit-whiny as THAT, I’m AMAZED your cause is being misinterpreted.

      • SomeJerkWithACamera

        I find it interesting, to put it mildly, that GamerGate advocates spend so much time bemoaning the “SJWs” who complain about all media that doesn’t fit their own personal politics…but then you try to make a silly joke ABOUT GamerGate, and its advocates complain that your silly joke doesn’t fit their personal politics.

        I don’t trust any movement, of any kind, that can’t take a fucking joke.

        • Chill, he just called your joke retarded.

          Though I get it, I mean, it’s only fair you’d joke about people harassing women, god only knows you’ll never touch one outside of your mother.

          • Oh, and I don’t wanna hear any “moaning” from you, after all, it’s just a joke, right? 🙂

          • Dude you’re a fucking dick Virdae.

          • What’s wrong? I mean, it’s just a silly joke, can’t you take a fucking joke?

            If you think I’m being needlessly harsh, then you should go up and tell our good friend the jerk the same thing.

            I like to think I would have enough dignity not to use what little power of publicity I have to tell an unfunny and non-factual joke, and then start sermonizing when people call me out on it.

            And I can tell it’s unfunny because, credit where credit is due, I laughed my ass 95% of the video, so so that one joke sticks out like a sore thumb.

          • SomeJerkWithACamera

            I’m glad you enjoyed my video.

            I’m sorry I made an “unfunny, non-factual’ joke in a video filled with (by your own opinion) FUNNY non-factual jokes.

            Interesting, isn’t it? Literally EVERY joke in that video is “non-factual” in one way or another. That’s what makes them JOKES. Almost as though “non-factual” has no meaning as a talking point in this context. It’s true, though: GamerGate is NOT, in fact, a padlocked gate. How needlessly harsh of me.

            I’m sorry your politics got in the way of you judging my GamerGate joke fairly. FWIW, my politics didn’t get in the way of judging YOUR silly “I bet he’s a virgin, let’s point and laugh” joke fairly…and I still found it juvenile, repulsive and worst of all, profoundly unfunny. Seriously. If one of my friends said that exact wording about YOU, I wouldn’t even consider it a joke so much as a flat-out INSULT, and I’d ask them to please be mature and not get so personal. Does that count as politics? I don’t think so. I think it’s just common tact.

            You went on to say:

            > I like to think I would have enough dignity not to use what little power of publicity I have to tell an unfunny and non-factual joke, and then start sermonizing when people call me out on it.

            You can “like” to think that all you want, but the evidence suggests otherwise.

            Thank you for your feedback.

        • come on dude you know that joke was a low blow. this whole gamergate thing is run by people that don’t want to be discriminated by people going off half cocked and spreading rumors about them and then those same asshole get angry when there is any sort of posit opinion like there supposed to just sit there and take it, also the term gamer is a big demographic so yeah, everyone is going to get pissed off at it except the just plain retarded sjw’s that they they should have everything there way like a bunch of spoiled chilren

        • There’s a difference between a joke and an outright lie.

          • SomeJerkWithACamera

            Not really. Most jokes ARE outright lies. The only difference is, not all outright lies are funny.

    • Moviemantweeter1999

      Wowthats taking it a bit too far dont ya think?

    • You do realize that technically Jerk praised GamerGate correct?
      We have no flying cars, no genetic man-trees, no Mayan Apocalypse and no woman-hating GamerGaters here in real world 2015.

      • SomeJerkWithACamera

        “Praise” is a strong word, but if your interpretation tastes better going down, by all means have at it.

        • If you’re for journalistic ethics and against creators’ artistic freedom being stifled, then you’re on the same side as GamerGate whether you like it or not.

          Also, it’s actually the anti-GamerGate side that’s harassing women.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFdTVMiD0UI

          • SomeJerkWithACamera

            According to the women I hang out with and follow on social media, roughly 100% of the people harassing them are pro-GG. Do you oh-so-conveniently think those women are ALL “liars” and “con artists”?

            Do you at least agree that the harassment of women has been, at the VERY least, an unfortunate side effect of GG, intended or not? If you don’t, you’re at a level of profound denial I find impossible to deal with. If you DO…please try to understand that while some people consider the harassment worth it, others don’t. It’s as simple as that. And personally, in this day and age, when literally ANYONE with internet access can claim to be a journalist, “journalistic ethics” has become such an unobtainable pipe dream that frankly I don’t give a flying fuck. I just want my friends to stop being harassed please.

            If YOU’RE against stifling artistic freedom, why can’t you accept MY artistic freedom to make an anti-Gamergate joke?

  13. “What fun would be life without MTV?”

    If you don’t get this reference, watch every episode of Red Letter Media’s Best of the Worst, then watch the 2015 newsreel from this video again.

  14. OMG, I still have my Figment the Dragon stuffed toy packed away somewhere (with my ThunderCats, GI Joes, He-Man and She-Ra, etc)! I loved that goofy dragon!

  15. By the way tony will you please do a”commentary” on this.The people of change awesome need to experiences your amazing commentaries.

    Preferably Like your Season one outtake commentary

    • SomeJerkWithACamera

      Maybe someday. I plan to release at least one video every two weeks indefinitely from now on, so trust me, there’ll be plenty of time for “bonus” videos of random slapped-together crap.

      When I finally put my really crazy commentaries on CA, I plan to label them “Bizarro Commentaries From Hell.”

  16. Love the video. I rode that ride 5 times in the two times that I went there on 2 marching band trips. I am looking forward to more videos about the rest of Universal rides.

    And not one of the jerks has a Hoverboard. For shame.

  17. As a singaporean living in singapore. You got my attention by mentioning universal studios Singapore in the video.

    But I doubt you be able to come over to review our crappy park eh?

  18. Steve the Pocket

    I actually have a bogus theory of my own about how the timeline works in the BTTF universe: Altering history causes the timeline to get overwritten starting from the point of divergence (think taping over something on a VCR), a process that’s faster than real time but not instantaneous. That’s why it took time for Marty’s brother and sister to disappear from the photograph and why Old Biff had time to get back to 2015. The only flaw is that the timing is off; if Dave started vanishing the evening after Marty woke up in Lorraine’s bed, then Marty would have less than a day before he started to go too, to say nothing of how quickly the photo went back to normal.

    That was today’s installment of Me Being a Massive Nerd with Too Much Free Time. Join us next week for part one of my five-part analysis of the time travel in “Majora’s Mask”.

    • That’s pretty much canon. It’s what we see happen. We don’t know the exact speed it happens, so I don’t see Marty having more time than his brother as a plothole.

      Plus, the photo clearly isn’t 100% accurate. People in it partially disappear. So rather than having partial people walking around, I would guess that the photo is gradually integrating the new timeline.

      I actually wonder if time actually works like that, or if it’s a special thing implemented just for the time travelers, to avoid a grandfather paradox.

      Either way, it solves the problem a lot of people complain about lately–saying that Marty is a different Marty from the one everyone else knows, with a different past. Yeah, he is, but that’s only because the time change hasn’t caught up with him yet. He’ll gradually remember the altered history.

      (He didn’t stay long enough in 2015 or 1985A or 1955B for that to happen to him.)

  19. Wait, I know something you could review! It’s one of those Disney Sing-Along videos, one which took place entirely at Disneyland. Looking it up, it’s called “Disney Sing Along: Disneyland Fun.” And I even found it on YouTube if you haven’t seen it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1QeShToq-E (And if Disney of all places hasn’t pulled it, they clearly don’t care.)

    It’s a huge, huge part of my childhood. Heck, it’s where I learned Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah and Grim Grinning Ghosts.

    • I mentioned that as a request, but also mentioned the European version, “Let’s go to Disneyland paris”. They reshot most of the songs in Disneyland Paris, and “The great outdoors” and “making memories” are replace with an Alice in wonderland medely and “pecos Bill”.

  20. Enjoyed the Oancitizen cameo- I miss him so much on this site! but I do head over to Blip every now and then to view his videos.

    Message to everyone who reads this comment: check out Brows Held High on Blip. It’s awesome.

    Message to Jerk: you’re awesome too. The time-traveling Jerks were hilarious, and the problems with paradoxes made me think a little bit (gasp!). It raises some deep philosophical questions, the most important to our age being: DOES MEAN THAT DR. WHO HAS LIED TO US FOR ALL THESE YEARS AND PARADOXES ARE JUST ITTY BITTY INCONVENIENCES INSTEAD OF UNIVERSE-BLOWING EVENTS? 😉

    Looking forward to Part 3…

  21. P.S. Don’t even think about having the Jerks make out. Even that would make me laugh. Hard. Possibly hard enough to cause a brain clot. Just DON’T, okay?

  22. If you’re wondering who the plush dragon doll called Figment (held by Spazz, the host of Michael J. Fox News in the video) is, it’s actually a Disney character and you should watch part 2 of Jerk’s video about Disney’s EPCOT Center to learn more about that. The video comes from the era, when Jerk’s balancing of actual reviewing and rapid fire jokes was almost zen-like (aka perfect).

    By the way, Mister Jerk, any chance of you ever get a v-loggin/reviewing (or anything to that sort) the pivotal Disney documentary “Waking the Sleeping Beauty”? Just saw the documentary, and it’s an awesome 101 on Disney Company’s history during the 80s. Would LOVE to hear your thoughts on that. Besides, the movie deserves some promotion. Come on, don’t be a jerk, Jerk. 🙂

    Seriously though, love your work. It’s like watching an internet video review done as a rapid fire stand up act. 🙂 Mr. Yankovic has a protegee after all. 🙂

    • SomeJerkWithACamera

      Thank you so much! I LOVE Waking Sleeping Beauty, but I don’t really know if I have a vlog’s worth of things to say about it (maybe someday, when I’m low on time and need to make a quick-to-produce new video for that week). My only complaint about WSB is, it’s too short. I want more. But then, I’m so interested in the topic, I could easily watch a forty-hour documentary in that style covering the ENTIRE history of the company.

  23. Correction – While Figment is featured in Part 2,
    http://blip.tv/some-jerk-with-a-camera/thirty-years-of-epcot-part-two-6453219

    it’s part 3 of Jerk’s Epcot review, where you get to hear and see more of Figment and learn what happened to it/him:
    http://blip.tv/some-jerk-with-a-camera/thirty-years-of-epcot-part-three-6458478

  24. I love Some Jerk With a Camera and have waited for this new season for quite a while, but it’s turned out to be a lot of fluff for just 15-17 minute videos. Merge some videos and make them 30 mins, people will wait longer and not feel like it was too diluted.

    • SomeJerkWithACamera

      CA insists that producers release at least one new video every two weeks. It takes me a LONG time to make these elaborate on-location reviews, so spreading them this thin is pretty much the only way I can keep up that rate indefinitely. (And even then, I’m gonna need to start doing some quickie vlogs in-between pretty soon).

  25. Jerk: I don’t care who you are! If Crispen Glover can kick your ass, your ass deserved a kickin’!
    Kyle: Oh, SHUT UP!
    me: *DIES LAUGHING*

  26. You would think that by 2015 the two female singers from the Country Bears would be bigger than Iggy whats-her-face.

    • SomeJerkWithACamera

      The crazy thing is, The Country Bears was a massive roadblock in BOTH their careers. Seriously, look them up on Wikipedia – they were both up-and-comers at the time, JUST starting to get a little fame and recognition…and then Country Bears, and BOOM! Dropped by their labels, and neither of them makes another album for at least five years. Damn movie’s cursed I tell ya.

  27. Great section of the review! Though I half expect Monty Python to show up with a “Get on with it!” ;P

  28. Oh man, this is so good I hope there’s a part 4! But I was wondering just now, after thinking about all the flubs of the film and ride… why didn’t old Biff go back a little further in time before Marty gets there to tell young Biff to murder Marty as soon as he sees him the first time? Anyway, I like this multiplicity thing going on…

  29. Jerk had to use a Frozen clip of Christoff, “a Frozen clip! a freaking Frozen clip!

  30. Our villain folks in this franchise, a regular generic MCbully who has nothing better to do with his pathetic life than to hang out in Hill Valley high school lightly pestering his fellow students and somehow he’s an intimidating bad guy what a buttheaded loser.

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