Don’t Let E.T. Phone Home After Playing This Drinking Game

By Brent McKnight | 8 years ago

As is probably the case for many of you, I’m a sucker for a good drinking game. Do a Google search and you can find one to go along with almost every movie you can name. There are some obvious ones, like Dazed and Confused and The Big Lebowski, but a There Will Be Blood drinking game? It’s out there. My personal favorite is the one built into the DVD for the Japanese rock-and-roll zombie romp Wild Zero. An icon in the corner tells you to drink up as zombie heads explode, people comb their hair, someone says “rock and roll,” and fire shoots out of anything.

And even though it is one of the highest-grossing movies of all time, as well as a beloved family classic, that isn’t going to stop Steven Spielberg’s E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial from getting in on the act. That’s right, now you can get tanked while watching E.T.. Okay, you could always do that, but it was never quite this much fun.

Film School Rejects suggests that you drink Coors while you play the game, because that seems to be E.T.’s drink of choice in the film.

Does it need to be said that you should only participate in this game if you’re of the legal drinking age? Probably.

Here are the rules:

TAKE A DRINK WHEN…
• Someone screams
• A grown up pulls a gun
• E.T. levitates something
• The kids talk about their father

TAKE A DRINK WHEN YOU SEE…
• Dangling keys
• Reese’s Pieces
• E.T.’s glowing heart or finger
• A Star Wars or Incredible Hulk reference

TAKE A DRINK WHEN SOMEONE SAYS…
• “E.T.”
• “Elliott”
• “phone”
• “B. good”

CHUG YOUR DRINK WHEN…
• E.T. chugs his drink

Admittedly, it’s been a few years since I’ve watched E.T., but depending on your particular enforcement of the rules—specifically how much and how fast you drink—the morning after playing this game could get pretty rough. Better call in sick tonight.

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