Phone home for the 30th Anniversary of E.T.

ET the extra terrestrialThere are some movies that you always remember watching.

For me, E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial is just one of those movies. I was about 7 years old when I watched it, in Idaho no less. We were there visiting my grandparents and I went to the movies with my older sister and cousins. We went to one of those theaters that plays movies that have already been released. Come to think about it, this was actually my first time watching a movie in the theater!

I was in awe the entire time. I completely believed that I was born to be Drew Barrymore’s character Gertie. I remember pretending to be her for weeks after we watched the movie.

My kids are now old enough that I think they would enjoy the movie. As luck would have it, this year marks the 30th Anniversary of the film and it’s being released on DVD & BluRay Combo tomorrow, October 9th.

It’s been digitally remastered so you get the best experience to share with your family, after all this film didn’t win 4 Academy Awards for nothing!

To celebrate this iconic film we have been lucky enough to get a copy of the DVD & BluRay Combo to giveaway to a lucky reader. Not only that but you’ll also receive some super cook ET Bendy dolls for the kiddos.

Hurry and enter, this giveaway is headed home on FRIDAY OCTOBER 12th 9PM PST

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Be sure to complete the mandatory entry correctly: Leave a blog comment, tell me your favorite scene from the movie. If you haven’t seen it, tell me why you want to.

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Disclosure: The only compensation I received for this post is a copy of the movie. It by no means altered my opinion of the movie or altered my memories in any way.


  1. This was the first movie I can remember seeing in the theater. I was about 7 and we saw it in Lincoln City. One of the best movies ever!

  2. Kristen Grabeel says:

    I can’t remember the movie, partly because as I child I was terrified of ET and didn’t want to watch it. I would love to give it a chance now as an adult though and let my kids watch it!

  3. Shelley (@momma_oz) says:

    Really? 30 years old? Sheesh… as if I didn’t feel old ENOUGH!
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    • Shelley (@momma_oz) says:

      Oh – Favorite scene from the movie… um… prolly the halloween part where they all dress up and even ET gets to go trick or treating… very fitting for this time of year 🙂
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  4. E,T, come home!

  5. Harolde says:

    Favorite scene, when ET is hiding in the closet with the other toys.

  6. Jenna P says:

    What I remember most was of course E.T. in the basket looking like an old biddie.

  7. Shannon Baas says:

    when et takes off on the bike.

  8. My favorite is ET with the candy. I haven’t seen this since I was a kid.

  9. Margaret Smith says:

    I liked when they took the bike and it rose into the air.

  10. Denise S says:

    My favorite was ET eating the candy trail.

  11. i havent seen it since child hood and cant remember watching it.
    so i would love to watch it again with my kids

  12. Jacob LaFountaine says:

    Getting in his ship to go home

  13. Jenna Wood says:

    When Drew Barrymore screams, then E.T. screams! Priceless!

  14. My favorite scene is the hiding-in-the-stuffed stuff scene. Cuteness. 🙂
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  15. Angela Kinder says:

    I actually love the whole movie, but I have to say that my favorite scene is when Elliot is at school and when E.T. is trying to make whatever it was he was making, and Elliot was channeling his actions, and set the frogs free.

  16. David Hollingsworth says:

    The sequence where Elliott acts out the scene from “The Quiet Man”, with the young girl in his science class, after he tries to save the frogs from being dissected.

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  17. Vikki Billings says:

    My favorite part of the movie is when Elliot has ET in his bike basket and they start to fly. I love this movie and my kids loved this movie and I would love for my grandkids to see it!

  18. Donna L says:

    When ET looks up at the sky , points and saids ” ET phone home”.

  19. Renee G says:

    I like the chase scene where the bike starts to fly.

  20. I never watched but would love to because its always on peoples favorite movie lists

  21. April Brenay says:

    I like when they all go out trick or treating! all the other kids costumes

  22. Rebecca F says:

    my favorite scene is when E.T is hiding in the big pile of stuffed animals 🙂

  23. Jennifer says:

    I like when ET gets drunk! lol

  24. Kathy S says:

    I love when they hide him in the closet with the clothes on.

  25. Monique Rizzo says:

    When Elliot’s little sister sees ET
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  26. dani marie says:

    et phone home! 😉

  27. renee walters says:

    My favorite scene is when Gertie dresses him up.

  28. Shemp DeYoung (@ShempGames) says:

    I love the scene where ET is hiding in the closet among all the stuffed animals.

  29. Anastasia says:

    ** SPOILER ** I love the moment when you find out E.T. is still alive! I was crying my eyes out in the theater when I thought he was dead!!!

  30. Adrienne gordon says:

    I’ve never seen it, but I want my kids to.

  31. I like the stuffed animal in the closet scene.

  32. Jessica Rose says:

    I haven’t seen it but would love to! I’ve heard good things about this movie

  33. Kellie Conklin says:

    I only saw this once when I was younger and would love to see it again because I think I would understand it better. One of the scenes I remember enjoying was E.T. eating the trail of Reeses Pieces. Thanks!

  34. I think one of my favorite scenes is the bike in the air

  35. I watched it as a kid, but I honestly don’t remember it. I’d love to see it again to refresh my memory, though. 🙂
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  36. Sylvia White says:

    When the bikes take off flying

  37. Sheila K. says:

    The scene in which E.T. and Gertie see each other for the first time and both scream at the top of their lungs is hilarious!

  38. the scene with the Reese’s Pieces

  39. Ciara B. says:

    when he hides in the closet with the stuffed animals

  40. Desiree Dunbar says:

    I love the scene when the kids dress E.T. in a long blonde wig…its funny!

  41. When ET is hiding with all the stuffed animals.

  42. Daniel M says:

    when et hides among the other stuffed animals

  43. ryan minton says:

    i love the scene where E.T. blends in with the stuffed animals in the closet.

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  44. Laura Proctor Unger says:

    My favorite scene was where ET was hiding along with the stuffed animals.

  45. I don’t know why, but the scene where ET drinks a beer and Elliott gets tipsy has always stuck in my mind. The weird things we remember from when we were kids!

  46. michelle says:

    when i was small this movie scared me to death don’t know hwy but i would like to try it again 20 years later

  47. My favorite scene is when his sister sees E.T. for the first time and screams

  48. Donna Wilson says:

    the candy scene

  49. Frank Kerner says:

    My favorite scene is the one where ET is hiding in the toys! Hahaha!

  50. Michelle S says:

    I love it when he is hiding amongst the stuffed animals – too funny!

  51. Stephanie Larison says:

    I like when their fingers touch

  52. I don’t really remember it.

  53. Karen Gonyea says:

    Ghostbusters !! It was the first movie I remember seeing at the theaters without any parental consent 🙂

  54. The flying bicycle scene is my favorite.

  55. KIM CRAWFORD says:




  56. Duh, when they launch the bicycle to get away from the government agents!

  57. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    love when he hides in the stuffed animals
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  58. Cory Rasmussen says:

    Favorite scene is when they use reeces candies to attract the alien

  59. I can’t remember it all to well but I love when he is on the bike and in the basket in the forest running from the people and they lift off into the moonlight.

  60. I like the scene where ET hides with the stuffed animals.

  61. when he comes walking out of the closet.

  62. Liz Newsome says:

    I like it when ET is hiding with the stuffed animals. I also like “phone home” – I know we say it in his voice all the time!

  63. I’ve actually never seen it, but it’s a classic and its almost a rite of passage to see it!

  64. Leslie L. Stanziani says:

    I love when ET says phone home.

  65. I like when Drew Barymore’s character finds ET

  66. I love when the light in his chest comes back on.

  67. I love when ET is mixed in with all of the stuffed animals

  68. Alexandra Clatterbuck says:

    I love the part when E.T. is dressed up like a “dolly” and he is hiding within all the stuffed animals. He looks so cute!!!

  69. When he is dressed up as the ghost and keeps trying to fix the big brothers owie

  70. Angela W says:

    when et takes off on the bike.

  71. Nicole Lancaster says:

    My favorite part in E.T is when E.T is drunk.

  72. Amy DeLong says:

    when they touch fingers and et’s finger lights up

  73. Angela Neynaber says:

    I like when ET is mixed in with all the stuffed animals.

  74. When et goes home on the bike.
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  75. I know I have seen this movie, but it was so long ago and I was young so I do not remember it much. I’d love to see it again

  76. Paula Tavernie says:

    I like when they touch fingers and he says Ouch!!!!
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  77. mary gardner says:

    when he hides in the closet with the stuffed animals and of course the famous et phone home scene

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  78. When he pretends to be a stuffed animal!
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  79. Ed Nemmers says:

    The bicycle flight finale!

  80. kathy pease says:

    I have not see it in many years but the part that comes to mind is when drew barrymore sees him and screams..she was so cute 🙂

  81. Kerrie Mayans says:

    I like when ET is in the corner of the closet and is hiding amongst the stuffed animals and toys.

  82. amy deeter says:

    i like when the little sister sees et for the first time

  83. I like where Rosie dresses him up.

  84. Robert Pyszk says:

    My favorite scene is when E.T and Elliot are in quarrantine.

  85. Robert Pyszk says:

    My favorite scene is when E.T and Elliot are in quarantine.

  86. When Eliot first discovers ET hiding.

  87. Brad Merrell says:

    When ET and Elliot are leaving each other and ET puts his finger on his heart.

  88. Erica C. says:

    I like when they are all looking in the fridge trying to feed ET.

  89. Kat Emerick says:

    My favorite scene was where ET was hiding along with the stuffed animals.

  90. Jennifer Peaslee says:

    My favorite thing from the movie is the quote “ET Phone Home”

  91. Definitely the scene when Drew Barrymore’s character screams when she first sees ET — too cute!

  92. When the bike starts to fly

  93. Jaclyn Reynolds says:

    I like the scene where they introduce ET to Gertie!

  94. susan smoaks says:

    i like the closet scene

  95. this makes me feel old, i remember seeing it in the theater as a child. I liked the scene when he freaks out at school and lets all the frogs go.

  96. I like the scene where ET is in the closet hiding with the toys. But it has been Sooo long since I have seen it!

  97. Jennifer Paige says:

    When they first fly into the air on the bike with ET in the basket

  98. Aaron Bretveld says:

    I think my favorite scene is when ET is hiding in the closet with all of the stuffed animals and toys and stuff all around here.

  99. Terry Cross says:

    I haven’t seen it but I’d love to because it looks like a fun movie

  100. Beverly M says:

    This is a really cute movie. I took my youngest daughter to the movies to see it when she was little and that was years ago. I think the cutest part was when they went trick or treating. Thanks for this contest.

  101. I want to see it because i’ve herad its good
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  102. Heather Raineyfree says:

    I love when the flower comes back to life

  103. Saver Sara says:

    ET phone home!

  104. Laurie Emerson says:

    I loved it when ET went trick or treating and saw the costume of a alien!
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  105. sheryl cullum says:

    Where the bike flies with Elliot & ET

  106. The scene with the Reese’s Pieces.

  107. I love when the bike starts to fly

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