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{{Back to the Future character
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|image = [[Image:Otis_peabody.jpg|250px]]Otis Peabody
|image = [[Image:Otis_peabody.jpg|250px]]
|name = Otis Peabody
|name = Otis Peabody
|birth = [[1910]]<ref>''[[Back to the Future novelization]]'' p.69</ref>
|birth = [[1910]]<ref>''[[Back to the Future novelization]]'' p.69</ref>

Revision as of 22:46, September 7, 2011

Otis peabody
Otis Peabody
Biographical information
Date of birth1910[1]
Age (1885)Not yet born
Age (1955)45
Age (1985)75
Age (2015)105 (possibly deceased)
Physical description
Hair colorBrown
Eye colorBrown
Behind-the-scenes information
Played byWill Hare
"It looks like an airplane - without wings."
—Otis Peabody

Otis Peabody was the "Old Man Peabody" referred to by Doc Brown in 1985 while on the parking lot at Twin Pines Mall. Peabody was the owner of a ranch for breeding pine trees in the 1950's that was later sold and developed into the mall.

On the morning of November 5, 1955, Peabody's son Sherman, who read science fiction magazines, mistook the DeLorean time machine for a hostile craft from outer space. Peabody, along with his wife and daughter, were convinced that they were under attack.

After Marty McFly escaped from the ranch in the DeLorean, Peabody reported it to the police, who believed him to be insane and sent him to the County Asylum the next day.

Before being converted into a ranch for breeding pine trees, the ranch was apparently a regular farm. In Back to the Future: The Game by Telltale Games, a crate marked "Peabody Farms" can be seen in the flatbed of a truck driven by young Emmett Brown in the year 1931.

Behind the scenes

The names Peabody and Sherman are used in a cartoon that was part of The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show. There was a professor named Peabody and a young man named Sherman who traveled into the past and discovered the "real" situation behind famous events in history. They also sometimes explained Aesop's fables. The naming of the characters as Peabody and Sherman is likely an allusion to these cartoon characters.



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