E.T reunites with Elliott after 37 years for heartwarming Christmas advert

Publish Date
Friday, 29 November 2019, 9:29AM

E.T. has finally come home!

Have tissues at the ready because the much-loved alien has reunited with his best friend Elliott just in time for Christmas.

But, unfortunately, their reunion wasn't captured in a feature-length sequel to Steven Spielberg's iconic 1982 film, instead, it was for an advertisement for British telco Sky.

The two-minute advert sees Elliott's son and daughter playing in their garden when they notice something hiding behind a snowman.

The kids scream when they spot the friendly alien (just like Drew Barrymore’s character Gertie did in the original), but their father quickly rushes out to find his old childhood friend.

E.T. then enjoys a fun-filled holiday with the family, with them showing him the new world they lived in complete with internet and virtual reality.

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"Lot's changed since you were here," Elliot - who was played by the original actor Henry Thomas - can be heard saying.

When it’s time for the little alien to return to his own family, the iconic bike scene was recreated, as he and the children cycle across the moonlit sky - complete with a red hoodie and E.T. in the basket.

"I'll be right here," E.T. tells Elliot's son before boarding his ship and flying into space.