YouTube has a new sensation, and it’s got a decidedly retro feel. reports on how Corey Goldfeder used a green screen made out of napkins and a 30-day free trial of editing software to craft what’s become the latest internet sensation, a marriage proposal you could call timeless.

Inspired by the moment when the couple first met at a ’50’s costume party, Goldfeder digitally inserted himself into the 1985 cult favorite Back to the Future. He paid a theater owner in lower Manhattan to host a fake Michael J. Fox Retrospective and convinced his girlfriend’s friends and family to fill the theater seats. Twenty minutes into the film, when Marty McFly is seeing the time machine for the first time, the face of Michael J. Fox is replaced by Goldfeder’s who then tosses the show to the real Goldfeder sitting in the theater. Spoiler alert: she says yes.

The couple entered the proposal video into a Best Wedding Proposal contest hosted by the Jewelry Information Center where they are finalists.

The real Michael J. Fox made an appearance on Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report Tuesday night to promote his new advice book for recent college graduates A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Future. –JOE GALBO

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Back to the Future Proposal. Please vote for us at the Ultimate Proposal Contest! from Corey Goldfeder on Vimeo.

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