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We all remember E.T. the Extra Terrestrial, right? It was a film starring a very young Drew Barrymore about a young alien who landed on Earth, got addicted to Reese's Pieces, and formed his own squad before going back home. During his adventure on Earth, his homies took him trick-or-treating, he ran into a familiar face: Yoda, the little green guy who taught Luke Skywalker the ways of the Force in Empire Strikes Back. It was a brief nod to the Star Wars franchise by director and co-producer Stephen Spielberg, and turned into a pretty slick Easter egg for Star Wars - Episode I: The Phantom Menace.
According to this Star Wars wikia, Spielberg hit up his boy George Lucas, suggesting that Lucas throw E.T. into The Phantom Menace. Lucas did one better, throwing in three members of E.T.'s species into a quick shot during the Galactic Senate scene, and they can be seen in the clip up above reacting kind of wildly to the proceedings.
It gets better, though: in Cloak of Deception, a book that takes place about a year before Phantom Menace, writer James Luceno weaved the interconnected E.T. and Star Wars universes deeper, naming a character Grebleips (aka "Spielberg" spelled backwards) from the planet Brodo Asogi, which is the same planet that E.T. is said to have come from, based on the book E.T.: The Book of the Green Planet.
While this all ends up being quirky little eggs for diligent Star Wars and E.T. fans to pick up on, it's a) dope to see two esteemed creators take the time to slide things like these into their films, and b) drives some minor thirst for either another E.T. cameo in some form or fashion in The Force Awakens or further down the line...or just resurrect the theory that E.T. is a f*cking Jedi.