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Jumpin Jigowatts Back to the Future

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“Jumpin' jigowatts” was an exclamation used by Doc Emmett Brown in the Back to the Future animated series in 1991-1992. Doc Brown was portrayed by Christopher Lloyd in the Back to the Future movie trilogy, where he tells Marty (Michael J. Fox) that he needs “1.21 jigowatts" to power their time machine. “Jigowatt” was actually a misspelling of “gigawatt” by the producers of the films, and became the way it was spelled and pronounced throughout the series. A gigawatt (or “jigowatt”) is a large amount of electricity, equal to one billion watts, and is what was needed to power the DeLorean time machine through the flux capacitor. 

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