As neither Dr. Emmett Brown nor his wife Clara had heard of Barataria, Doc surmised that it was a Balkan-esque country that existed briefly at some point between the end of the 19th century and the middle of the 20th century.
One of the exhibits on display was Queen Jorgensen's sheepdog, Prince Rufio. On September 21, 1939, he bit his handler, Lawrence, and ran away. A grey sheepdog owned by the Brown family, Einstein, escaped from Emmett Brown's Time Train. He was mistaken for Prince Rufio, and was taken to the Barataria exhibition.
When Doc used a scanner to track Einstein's location, both dogs escaped, and Lawrence claimed that the Browns had attempted to steal Prince Rufio.
The police were alerted that Prince Rufio was loose, and the Browns were threatened with extradition by the Baratarian embassy. Doc and Clara ran from from the Baratarian guards, while their sons, Jules and Verne, found the dogs. The boys thought that the two dogs were both Einstein, just different temporal versions due to time travel. After both dogs ran away again, Jules attempted to use his scanner to find out where they went, not knowing that Lawrence had removed the tracking bracelet from Einstein's neck. When the scanner activated, it was discovered by two German spies, Karl and Fritz , who planned on giving the tracker to Adolf Hitler to aid in his quest to conquer the world.
Behind the scenes
- Barataria is a fictional kingdom that appeared in a comedic opera by Gilbert and Sullivan titled The Gondoliers.
- Back to the Future (IDW Publishing)