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2. Some E.T. movie trivia courtesy of Buzzfeed: 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 its placement resulted in a 65% surge in sales.
3. Steven Spielberg came up with the concept for a sequel called E.T. II: Nocturnal Fears, where Elliott and his friends are kidnapped by other aliens and E.T. would come to their rescue. It would also be revealed that E.T.’s real name is Zrek.
5. Award for best toy placement in a movies goes to E.T.! :