Someone Asked People To Create Plots To A Hypothetical ‘E.T. 2’—And The Answers Are Hilariously Bizarre

Scott Weinberg, a film critic for Thrillist and Bloody Disgusting, is known for having a rather whimsical Twitter feed.

There was, for example, the time he suggested what astrophysicist (and noted skeptic) Neil deGrasse Tyson would say while watching Toy Story.

And let’s not forget how he came for Ricky Gervais, who made headlines after a 2011 video of him and other comedians mulling over the use of the “N-word” resurfaced this week.

Staying very much on brand, Weinberg asked his Twitter followers to create plots to a hypothetical E.T. 2, which no one has ever asked for (thankfully).

For those of you who don’t recall, E.T., the 1982 children’s sci-fi classic which launched the careers of Henry Thomas and Drew Barrymore, ended with the eponymous alien finally boarding a spaceship bound for its home planet after evading federal agents. You can imagine, then, that the responses Weinberg’s tweet received were rather hilarious, surreal, and unquestionably bizarre.

We’d  hate-watch it.

This makes perfect sense, actually.

This is probably happening right now, to be perfectly honest. (And from filmmaker Duncan Jones––that’s the director of Moon and Source Code for those of you who don’t know.)

This is the mashup we didn’t realize we needed.

Oh, and we need this, too.

This is prime material for an SNL sketch.

We endorse this retcon.

Keep it simple, stupid.

Okay, to be fair, Weinberg definitely walked into this one.

One 80s film meets another.

And another.

As you should be.

We love the internet.