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ET family reunion
I’ll… be… right… here.

I just finished watching E.T. for basically the first time. I only saw it one time in 1982, and 38 years later didn’t remember anything beyond the “Phone Home” shtick. I wrote this grand review about the symbolism in E.T. with a lot of thoughts tending towards the introspective. I had to rewatch E.T. to get Peetimes for RunPee, because the old favorites are playing at drive-in theaters during the lockdown, and we don’t want to leave you hanging in a long movie like this.

The glorious E.T. sequel

So I was buzzing off my E.T. experience when I stumbled over this incredible follow-up to the original story, featuring none other than Henry Thomas himself, as Elliot, all grown up. With his own family. Apparently he also lives in the same Northern California tract development, with the same woodshed, same old bike-with-basket. He kept up his fascination with space. (As one does after becoming besties with an alien.)

There’s a TON of heartfelt nods to the classic film, and you can even see the E.T. doodle young Elliot made while goofing off at school. The only thing missing is a Speak & Spell toy. I don’t want to say much more, because I fear I’m spoiling it already.

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Nprtykty, 03/28/2021

Brilliant idea with great information

I’ve been using RunPee for a few years now and it’s basically a requirement of going to the movies for me. The best part of course are the “pee times” that give you cues, synopses and times for when you can pee without missing the most important parts of the movie. There is also information about the credits- length, extras and if there are any extra scenes at the wayyy end. Super helpful to just know that it is or isn’t worth staying. There is a timer function that will buzz your phone when it’s a good time to pee. I also appreciate that the app is very conscientious about it being an app you use in a theater- dark background, all silent alarms etc. I will always enjoy the experience of the theater even if I could watch things at home- but I’ve even used it at home to check for things like after credit scenes or other information too.

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This E.T. “sequel” is actually a 4+ minute commercial made in 2019 by Xfinity, and why I never came across this before has me stumped. It’s a mini-movie, with feature film-quality production values, and it’s now canon as far as I’m concerned. I’m not ashamed to say I cried a tiny bit at the end. (Sometimes a good commercial can do that. Remember those Reach Out And Touch Someone ads?)

Open this video to Full Screen, grab a bag of Reese’s Pieces, and enjoy:

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3 responses to “There’s an E.T. sequel and it’s awesome”

  1. Debra McKnight Avatar
    Debra McKnight

    Oh Jill! That was fabulous. Thank you for finding the sequel. ET one of my favorite movies. Its easily in my top 5 favs. Seen it many
    times over the years. I cried like a baby all the way thru. Didn’t wait till the end. Thank you!!!

  2. Debra! So happy to see you back here! Thanks for your comment on the sequel. It was charming and magical, I know! Clearly made with love and respect for the original E.T.

    Did you read the review I wrote on my nearly-newbie rewatch? I can’t believe everything I forgot. Although as a child the subtleties went over my head.

    How are you handling quarantine and/or lockdown where you live?

  3. This is good. The making of the E.T. sequel:

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