Contents 1 The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show 2 In popular culture 3 Mr. Peabody and Sherman film (2014) 4 See also 5 References 6 External links


The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show[edit] Sherman and Mr. Peabody enter the WABAC machine ca. 1960 to witness another time and place in history. The WABAC machine was a central element of the "Peabody's Improbable History" cartoon segment. The machine was invented by Mr. Peabody, a genius, polymath, and bow tie-wearing beagle, as a birthday gift for his adopted pet boy, Sherman. By allowing them to visit famous historical people or events, the WABAC provided educational adventures for Sherman.[3] At the request of Mr. Peabody ("Sherman, set the Wayback machine to ..."), Sherman would set the WABAC controls to a time and place of historical importance, and by walking through a door in the WABAC machine, they would be instantly transported there. Examples of places or people visited are the Marquess of Queensberry[4] and the rules of boxing, the imprisonment and memoirs of Casanova,[5] and Jim Bowie and the Bowie knife.[6] The machine apparently later returned Mr. Peabody and Sherman to the present, although the return trip was never shown. The segment traditionally ended with a pun. Either of the names WABAC or Wayback are in common usage, with the term "WAYBACK" explicitly indicated during the segment in which Mr. Peabody and Sherman visit the "Charge of the Light Brigade".[7] The precise meaning of the acronym WABAC is unknown. According to Gerard Baldwin, one of the show's directors, the name "WABAC" is a reference to the UNIVAC I.[8] Mid-century, large-sized computers often had names that ended in "AC" (generally for "Automatic/Analogue Computer" or similar), such as ENIAC or UNIVAC. The term "Wayback" suggests the common expression "way back in [some former time]."


In popular culture[edit] The concept or term "Wayback Machine" has been adopted in popular culture as a convenient way to introduce issues or events of the past, often employing the original line "Sherman, set the Wayback machine to…". This introduction was used by the character Kevin Flynn in the film Tron, for example.[9] As in the original cartoon, the Wayback Machine is often invoked to suggest the audience follow the narrator back to the past. Frequently such visits to the past are trips of nostalgia, remembering times, places, or things of the not-so-distant past.[10][11][12][13][14][15][16] One example of popular usage occurred in a 1995 episode of the TV show NewsRadio, "Goofy Ball" (Season 2, Episode 2), in which station owner Jimmy James (Stephen Root) says: "Dave, don't mess with a man with a Wayback Machine. I can make it so you were never born."[17] The Wayback Machine of the Internet Archive was named after the WABAC.[18][19]


Mr. Peabody and Sherman film (2014)[edit] See also: Mr. Peabody & Sherman The movie studio DreamWorks Animation announced in 2006[20] and again in 2012[21] that they were creating an animated movie entitled Mr. Peabody & Sherman, which was released March 7, 2014. The WABAC machine is a central element to the plot. In the movie, the acronym is revealed to be Wavelength Acceleration Bidirectional Asynchronous Controller (WABAC).


See also[edit] Back to the Future (film) List of television series that include time travel Memory hole TARDIS Time travel


References[edit] ^ Scott, Keith (2001). The Moose That Roared: The Story of Jay Ward, Bill Scott, a Flying Squirrel, and a Talking Moose. New York: St. Martin's Press. ISBN 0-312-28383-0.  ^ Dunne, Michael (2001). Intertextual encounters in American fiction, film, and popular culture. Popular Press. p. 157.  ^ "Mr. Peabody and Sherman". Youtube.com. October 1, 2012. Retrieved 2012-10-01.  ^ "Peabody's Improbably History: The Marquis of Queensbury". Youtube.com. August 26, 2013. Retrieved 2013-08-26.  ^ "Peabody's Improbably History: Casanova". Youtube.com. August 26, 2013. Retrieved 2013-08-26.  ^ "Peabody's Improbably History: Jim Bowie". Youtube.com. August 26, 2013. Retrieved 2013-08-26.  ^ "Peabody's Improbably History: Charge of the Light Brigade". Youtube.com. August 26, 2013. Retrieved 2013-08-26.  ^ Kahle, Brewster (April 24, 2009). "Wayback Machine comes to life in new home". Retrieved 2009-08-23. On another note, we got a nice letter from the last living director of the Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, Gerard Baldwin, because he read about the "fantastic project". Our Wayback Machine is a tribute to their more cleverly named "WABAC Machine" which in turn was a reference to the Univac. Sherman and Peabody live on.  ^ Steven Lisberger, Tron, screenplay, 1982: "FLYNN (CONT.) (sighs): 'Sherman, set the Wayback Machine for...oh, 1973.'" The line as Jeff Bridges actually delivered it in the film reads, "Sherman, set the WABAC machine for...three years ago." ^ Miller, Ernest (24 September). "Sherman, Set the Wayback Machine for Scientology". LawMeme. Yale Law School. Archived from the original (Blog) on 2006-04-24. Retrieved 2007-06-27.  Check date values in: |date= (help) ^ Robinson, Eugene (September 5, 2006). "Who Set the Wayback Machine for 1939?". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2007-06-25.  ^ Britt, Robert Roy (July 25, 2005). "The Wayback Machine? Nearby Solar System Looks Like Home". Space.com. Retrieved 2007-06-25.  ^ Mallozzi, Vincent M. (April 6, 2007). "A Jukebox Is a Way-Back Machine With Black Vinyl Wings". The New York Times. Retrieved 2007-06-25.  ^ Smith, Sam (April 26, 2007). "Condi's way-back machine". Scholars and Rogues. Retrieved 2007-06-25.  ^ Clark, Mike (April 12, 2004). "Wayback machine puts out plenty of time-travel movies". USA Today. Retrieved 2007-06-25.  ^ Kurtz, Scott (May 11, 2005). "PvP – Player vs Player – Set the WABAC machine to Pac-Man". pvponline.com. Archived from the original on 2007-12-04. Retrieved 2005-05-11.  ^ Memorable quotes for NewsRadio: Goofy Ball (1995) from the Internet Movie Database ^ Green, Heather (February 28, 2002). "A Library as Big as the World". BusinessWeek. Retrieved 2007-07-29.  ^ TONG, JUDY (September 8, 2002). "RESPONSIBLE PARTY – BREWSTER KAHLE; A Library Of the Web, On the Web". New York Times. Retrieved 15 August 2011.  ^ Weinberg, Scott (September 16, 2006). "DreamWorks to Bring "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" to the Big Screen". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2009-09-10.  ^ McClintock, Pamela (June 11, 2012). "Stephen Colbert, Allison Janney Join Voice Cast of 'Mr. Peabody & Sherman'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2013-08-26. 


External links[edit] Toonopedia entry on Peabody's Improbable History Andy's Anachronisms: Time Travel Television Reviews: Peabody's Improbable History The Wayback Machine at archive.org WABAC BBS v t e The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends Characters Rocket J. Squirrel Bullwinkle J. Moose Boris Badenov Natasha Fatale Fearless Leader Mr. Big Peter Peachfuzz Gidney & Cloyd Mister Peabody WABAC Dudley Do-Right Snidely Whiplash Coach Rocky Knute Ponsonby Britt Locations Frostbite Falls Pottsylvania Moosylvania Story arcs (list) Season 1 "Jet Fuel Formula" "Box Top Robbery" Season 2 "Upsidaisium" "Metal-Munching Mice" "Greenpernt Oogle" "Rue Britannia" "Buried Treasure" "The Last Angry Moose" "Wailing Whale" Season 3 "The Three Moosketeers" "Lazy Jay Ranch" "Missouri Mish Mash" "Topsy Turvy World" Season 4 "Painting Theft" "The Guns of Abalone" "The Treasure of Monte Zoom" "Goof Gas Attack" "Banana Formula" Season 5 "Bumbling Brothers Circus" "Mucho Loma" "Pottsylvania Creeper" "Moosylvania" "The Ruby Yacht" "Bullwinkle's Testimonial Dinner" "The Weather Lady" "Louse on 92nd Street" "Wossamotta U" "Moosylvania Saved" Voice talent June Foray Paul Frees William Conrad Bill Scott Keith Scott Television Supporting features Fractured Fairy Tales Peabody's Improbable History Dudley Do-Right Aesop & Son Bullwinkle's Corner Mr. Know-It-All Rocky and Bullwinkle Fan Club Commander McBragg (in syndication) Hoppity Hooper Spin-offs The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show Films Boris and Natasha: The Movie (1992) Dudley Do-Right (1999) The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle (2000) Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014) Shorts The Phox, the Box, and the Lox (1999) Rocky & Bullwinkle (2014) Video games The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends Rocky and Bullwinkle Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=WABAC_machine&oldid=801140727" Categories: Fictional spacecraftFictional technologyRocky and Bullwinkle charactersThe Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and FriendsTime travel devicesTime travel in televisionHidden categories: CS1 errors: dates


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