Great Scott! Incredible, Previously Unknown Facts About ‘Back To The Future’

8. The Universal executives did win the Chimp debate.


In the original Back to the Future script, Doc Brown was the proud owner of a chimpanzee.  Though the producers claimed it was an important part of the plot, the Universal execs said absolutely not after they did an analysis of other movies that had featured chimps and found them all to be unsuccessful. So, they gave Doc a dog named Einstein instead.

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