ET character jug produced by CET OUGS of Thailand circa 1983. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is a 1982 American science fiction film produced and directed by Steven Spielberg. After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott. Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, Elliott introduces E.T., as the alien is dubbed, to his brother and his little sister, Gertie, and the children decide to keep its existence a secret. Soon, however, E.T. falls ill, resulting in government intervention and a dire situation for both Elliott and the alien. ET's left hand and fore finger form the handle of the jug.