In Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure toward the end of the film, the guys are trying to break the "historical figures" out of jail.
They decide to steal Ted's dad's keys by waiting until after their report, going back in time to when his father still had his keys and then steal them from him, then place them behind the sign outside of the police station for themselves to find later.
How can they wait until after the report to do this when they need the "historical figures" for their report in the first place? Unless they intend to just wait for the report to be over, fail it, and go back in time to fix the issue, but that doesn't seem very logical. If they were going to do that, why not just go back in time right then? Why wait until after the report is done?
I do understand that this is, more-or-less, a set up to show the viewer that the guys future selves had already been through all of this, and that they had already set everything up that they'd need done, (the guys finding the keys already behind the sign, the trash can falling on Ted's father's head, the recording in the police station, etc.) but it's still not very logical to me.
I'm not trashing the movie, either. I love it. It's just a legitimate question. :)