Huey Lewis watches in shock as Fox host gets trapped in the ‘Back to the Future’ DeLorean on live TV
Huey Lewis tries to free Fox News host Brian Kilmeade from a Delorean (screen grab)

Fox News host Brian Kilmeade celebrated Back to the Future Day on Wednesday by accidentally locking himself inside of the show's iconic Delorean -- and not even Huey Lewis could save him.


Through out the morning on Fox & Friends, stars like Lea Thompson showed up to mark the date that Marty McFly and Doc Brown travel to in Back to the Future II.

For the final segment of the show, Kilmeade dressed up as McFly for an interview with Lewis, who sang the title track for the first movie.

"Where's Brian?" Lewis asked during what was apparently a staged plan for Kilmeade to emerge from the Delorean dressed as McFly. But when Lewis tried to open the door, it wouldn't budge.

"He locked the door?" co-host Steve Doocy gasped.

"We rehearsed this," Lewis noted, throwing up his hands.

"Try it again," Doocy said.

"Just hit the Flux Capacitor and I'm sure something will happen," co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck offered.

"Just stick your face out," Doocy suggested.

Several seconds later Kilmeade managed to free himself.

"Do I look as sexy as I feel?" the host asked.

"Uh, no," Lewis replied.

Watch the video below from Fox News' Fox & Friends, broadcast Oct. 21, 2015.