- "Freeze, sucker!"
- —Lewis to Marty
Lewis was the father in an African-American family that lived in the same house that, back in the unaltered 1985, belonged to the McFly family. However due to Biff Tannen's manipulation of the space-time continuum, the McFlys did not purchase that house, leaving it open for Lewis and his wife Louise to purchase.
On October 26, 1985, Marty McFly stumbled into his daughter Loretta's bedroom and became a target for Lewis's wooden baseball bat. As Marty fled, Lewis yelled after him that they were not selling their house and wouldn't be terrorized. Afterward, he disagreed with his wife that they should put bars on all the windows as it would feel like "living in a jail".
Behind the scenes
- Many thought Lewis to actually be Goldie Wilson, who had never became mayor of Hill Valley thanks to Biff's influences. Of course, this was not the case: Lewis was portrayed by Al White, while Goldie Wilson was played by Donald Fullilove.