51. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Reese's Ultimate Peanut Butter Lovers Cup
We add the 1982 movie E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and Reese's Ultimate Peanut Butter Lovers Cup on the List of Every Damn Thing.
Phil and Jake rank the 80s blockbuster E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and Reese’s Ultimate Peanut Butter Lovers Cup on the List of Every Damn Thing.
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- Here’s the Eddie Murphy bit that Phil talks about at the beginning of the episode.
- Steven Spielberg projects mentioned include Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Night Skies, 1941, Raiders of the Lost Ark and his remake of War of the Worlds.
- Other movies talked about include Never Been Kissed (which Phil's mother really enjoyed on an airplane), The Goonies, Star Wars, Howard the Duck, Back to the Future, The Last Starfighter, Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, Trading Places, The Truman Show, Flashdance and Enter the Dragon.
- Melissa Mathison is not related to Richard Matheson, whose work Spielberg had adapted. Their last names are homonyms, that's why Phil was confused. Melissa Mathison also wrote Kundun, The BFG and Indian in the Cupboard.
- Phil wasn't trying to steal autism valor but his point got mangled. There's a kind of boy that started showing up in movies around this time. The other example Phil could think of was the kid from D.A.R.Y.L. and the kid from Cloak and Dagger (played by the same kid who played Elliot in E.T.). In the past child actors were usually more anglo-looking. Maybe it boils down to Spielberg having enough pull to cast someone who looks like his own kids.
- For the record, we don't want to disparage New Age bullshit.
- C. Thomas Howell has a small role in E.T. We like when someone's name is also a sentence. It's not such a big deal though since it's a stage name.
- E.T. was produced by "Amblin Productions" and of course they didn't have the logo of the bike in front of the moon at the time, since it comes from E.T.
- Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman is the book Phil talks about.
- Erika Eleniak played Eliott's classmate and, as an adult, jumps out of a cake in Under Siege (but Phil forgets her name in the episode).
- Oops! All Berries is a foundational concept that we never tire of discussing.
- Here’s the Chris Gaines VH1 Behind the Music that we failed to consider in last week’s episode.
ALSO DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE:
Mad Magazine * Drew Barrymore * Stranger Things * Peter Coyote * John Williams * Reese’s Pieces * product placement * Coors aka Colorado Kool-Aid * Charmander * objectivity * Double Stuf Oreos * boiled peanuts * Whoppers * peanut butter ice cream * Cadbury Creme Eggs
Below are the Top Ten and Bottom Top items on List of Every Damn Thing as of this episode (for the complete up-to-date list, go here):
- Dolly Parton - person
- interspecies animal friends - idea
- sex - idea
- Clement Street in San Francisco - location
- Prince - person
- It’s-It - food
- Cher - person
- Pee-Wee Herman - fictional character
- Donald Duck - fictional character
- Hank Williams - person
163. Jenny McCarthy - person
164. Jon Voight - person
165. Hank Williams, Jr - person
166. British Royal Family - institution
167. Steven Seagal - person
168. McRib - food
169. war - idea
170. cigarettes - drug
171. QAnon - idea
172. transphobia - idea