Hey, you remember Garbarino, right? The Argentinian electronics store that Doc Brown recently drove his time-traveling DeLorean into and then accosted a young couple nearby? Well, apparently that was the teaser, and this is the commercial proper. Several things to note here: 1) This makes far more sense as a commercial, as 1985 Doc is thrilled at Garbarino’s amazing wares; 2) despite the Doc Brown make-up, Christopher Guest Lloyd does appear to have aged at a reasonable rate, meaning I no longer suspect him of having an actual time machine; and 3) what a great commercial, seriously. Those Doc Brown “inventions” are very well thought-out and well-done. Bully for you, Garbarino! And bully for all the Argentinian Topless Roboteers who sent this in! I have no idea why there’s so many of you, but I’m thrilled to have you! 4) Really, what’s love compared to an Argentinian electronics store that makes Back to the Future-themed commercials? Not much. Not much at all.
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.