Ride in the sky with E.T.!
Did You Know?
- Elliott was originally supposed to lure E.T. into the house with M&Ms, but Mars, Incorporated turned down the request to use their candy. Reese’s Pieces were used instead, and the its placement resulted in a 65% surge in sales.
- E.T.’s face was modeled after the poet Carl Sandburg, a pug, and Albert Einstein.
- Spielberg stated that E.T. is neither male or female.