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"past, presANT, and future" is the fifth episode in Season 3 of A.N.T. Farm. It first aired on July 26th, 2013.

Brief Overview[]

This next song is called Don't Be A Doofus, You Should Dance with Her. You and I Have No Future.

When a teenage Zoltan Grundy arrives in a time machine and falls in love with Chyna, he refuses to go back to the 80s without his true love, so Chyna decides to accompany him back as his prom date.


After teenage Zoltan arrives using a time machine, he refuses to go back to 1986 without Chyna. This causes adult Zoltan to cease to exist, as well as Z-Tech. Chyna then agrees to go to 1986 with teenage Zoltan. She sang a song at his prom called "Turn back the clock". After the prom, Chyna tries to go back to the present, but discovers that the time machine broke. It is revealed that teenage Zoltan doesn't know how to fix the machine. After a bunch of days, an adult Chyna comes in the school. A new time machine was made to go back in time to fix it. Shyne uses the new time machine and once again, stays in 1986, coming back to Z-Tech as an elderly. In the end, it is revealed that it was all a dream. Sometime in the episode, Lexi tries to go back in time to correct an ugly 5th-grade picture of herself.[1] However, when Angus goes back in time, it is revealed he was the one who messed up Lexi's hair.




Guest Stars[]

  • Joey Luthman as Young Zoltan Grundy
  • Kaylee Bryant as Tina Gosetti

Songs Featured[]


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Past, presANT, and future - Clip - A.N.T. Farm - Disney Channel Official-0


  • This episode aired a part of Disney Channel's Flash Forward Weekend
  • It is revealed that Zoltan was born in 1972, despite actor Dominic Burgess being born in 1982. Had they made Zoltan the same age as his actor, he and Chyna would have actually gone back to 1996.


  • When Chyna sings "Turn Back The Clock", the microphone switches from her left hand to her right hand.
  • When adult Chyna destroys the time machine in 1986 that young Zoltan is building, this leads to none of the events happening. However, old Chyna still exists and walks into the school.
  • After adult Chyna sings "Turn Back The Clock", the students are heard booing, but they are not seen booing,
  • At the end of the episode, Olive has an old phone, but in TrANTsferred and ChANTs of a Lifetime, she has a smartphone.
  • The actress who plays the young Lexi at the end has blue eyes, but Lexi has brown eyes.