x
Breaking News
More () »

WBNS-10TV Columbus, Ohio | Columbus News, Weather & Sports |

E.T. and Elliott reunite in Xfinity commercial after 37 years

They first met 37 years ago and quickly became best friends.
(Xfinity/YouTube)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WTSP) — They first met 37 years ago and quickly became best friends.

One was charming and intelligent but didn’t really fit in. The other was a little boy named Elliott.

"E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" broke the box office back in 1982. It took a genre that often centers around fear of the unknown and turned it into a timeless story of trust, acceptance and perseverance.

Now, America’s favorite alien has reunited with the brave boy who helped him phone home — but the boy is all grown up.

Actor Henry Thomas teams up with E.T. in a four-minute commercial for Comcast Xfinity.

They eat cupcakes with Reese’s Pieces together — and bike across the moon.

Now, that’s some serious reminiscing.