I've included the video for the respective (well, it's not very respectful :P) scene below:

We see George is a peeping tom as Marty so astutely points out, but my question is who is George peeping on? I've drawn a diagram below of the scene.


Is that Loraine's house, meaning it is Loraine George is peeping on (suggesting he liked her before they met), or is it someone else? Bear in mind that we do not see the woman's face

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    Yes, it was Lorraine. And who can blame the guy? She's smoking hot. – Wad Cheber Jun 16 '15 at 1:46
  • @WadCheber do you have any proof of this? – Often Right Jun 16 '15 at 1:46
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    Your Diagram is WRONG. He's peeping into the house across from the Tree base. His bike is across the street from the house Gramps is yelling into. – user16696 Jun 16 '15 at 2:48
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    @cde I don't think so - we see later in that clip that the car is on the road and George goes across towards Loraine's house to get his bike which is by the tree – Often Right Jun 16 '15 at 2:50
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    Marty and George were looking/facing the same direction. George falls in front of Marty, in the same direction. Marty pushes him towards that same direction, closer to the house with the babe. The branch George is on is stretching from the base towards the Babe over the road. Note the door in the background at 0:37 when Marty looks across the street at the Babe, and 0:52 when he runs away from the bike and that same door, towards that same way he was looking. Which is the same way Gramps is yelling at the end. – user16696 Jun 16 '15 at 2:59

From the script (emphasis mine):

She turns on the bedside lamp. It's the same girl George was spying on, and Marty recognizes her just as we do...

Marty: Oh my god. You're... You're my... You're my... my...

Lorraine: My name's Lorraine. Lorraine Baines.

Even without this information, it seemed pretty clear from the scene itself.

When Grandpa Baines hits Marty, he gets out of the car and shouts to his wife. This means that the accident happened directly outside the house. In fact, 1985 Lorraine McFly said that George McFly was hit by her father's car in front of their home. The girl was in an upstairs bedroom window. We know that Lorraine's bedroom is upstairs, because when Marty wakes up, she tells him he is in her room; then Marty falls out of the bed, and we hear Grandma Baines shout "Lorraine, are you up there?" The woman in the window was very attractive, and fairly young, but certainly not a child. Grandma Baines is not attractive, and there are no other women or girls of roughly the right age in the house. It must have been Lorraine.

I think we're supposed to find it funny that Marty's dad used to peep on Marty's mom. It is also a bit creepy, of course, but therein lies the humor. Marty's dad is a pervert.

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    Sorry for making so many edits, but I couldn't copy and paste the text, so I had to transcribe it by hand, and I'm using my iPad, so bouncing between Safari and iBooks is a bit tricky. – Wad Cheber Jun 16 '15 at 2:17
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    “Sorry for making so many edits” That’s okay. Just don’t ever. Do. It. Again. – Paul D. Waite Jun 16 '15 at 8:12
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    “I'm using my iPad, so bouncing between Safari and iBooks is a bit tricky” Roll on iOS 9. – Paul D. Waite Jun 16 '15 at 8:12
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    “Grandma Baines is not attractive” You take that back. – Paul D. Waite Jun 16 '15 at 8:12
  • @PaulD.Waite - she ain't. Not compared to Marty's gf :) – DVK-on-Ahch-To Jun 16 '15 at 22:29

if you look at where the scenes were filmed the house that was identified as the Baines house is the same as the house the scene where George McFly aimed his binoculars. After watching that movie dozens of times I finally made the connection.

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    Welcome to SFF.SE! Would it be possible for you to add screenshot pictures to make clear that these are the same house? This looks like it has the makings of a good answer, but would be better with some more canonical proof :-) – Rand al'Thor Oct 22 '15 at 14:35

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