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Is The Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day a pig? He sure eats like one.

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!

From gory and creepy to cute and “awwwww”. When I saw this picture from the set of ET come in I knew I had to set it aside for Halloween. It’s not an immediate Halloween title, but this pic shows little Drew Barrymore and Henry Thomas getting ready for their Halloween in the movie. So, kids and costumes, check!

The spirit of the season is in this shot, which also happens to be an incredibly well framed picture as well.

Thanks to reader Kevin McNabb for sending this one along. It’s not a huge file, so no embiggening. Enjoy!



If you have a behind the scenes shot you’d like to submit to this column, you can email me at

Tomorrow’s pic can’t cope with the freaky stuff.

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Click here to visit the complete compilation of previous Behind the Scenes images, Page One

Click here to visit the complete compilation of previous Behind the Scenes images, Page Two

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  • Oct. 16, 2011, 3:36 p.m. CST

    The Thing $8.7m opening


    is that as bad as 1982 when Carpenters Thing came out and was blown away by ET?

  • Oct. 16, 2011, 3:38 p.m. CST

    Almost looks like a still from the movie. Great choice, Quint.

    by cactusjack1972

  • Oct. 16, 2011, 3:43 p.m. CST

    It was nothing like that, Butterfinger-breath!

    by Tigger Tales

  • Oct. 16, 2011, 3:46 p.m. CST

    Awww, look. It's Drew.

    by dukeroberts

    As a little girl, back when her lisp was cute and not annoying.

  • Oct. 16, 2011, 3:47 p.m. CST

    what a weekend....

    by Bouncy X

    i go from an older drew making the act of licking a steering wheel so fucking hot, to being an adorable little tyke.

  • Oct. 16, 2011, 3:56 p.m. CST

    so Spielbergs ET murdered The Thing in 1982..


    and now The THing 2011 gets killed by....Spielbergs Real Steel never release a Thing movie when theres a Spielberg movie out

  • Oct. 16, 2011, 3:59 p.m. CST


    by Clockwork Taxi

    the behind the scenes pics are awful. AICN has nothing better to do. I imagine a day in the life of Quint is what it would be like if the Nazis had won the war.

  • Oct. 16, 2011, 4:16 p.m. CST

    Hey there little cowgirl....*whispers in her ear*

    by Bobo_Vision

    In 20 years you're gonna be a Hollywood whore, and you're gonna marry and divorce an unfunny comedian with only one testicle.

  • Oct. 16, 2011, 4:17 p.m. CST

    ClockWork Taxi

    by TisketMaster

    Hey Clockwork, look at that waitress over there fucking a bear.

  • Oct. 16, 2011, 4:24 p.m. CST

    clockwork taxi

    by MotherPussBucket

    You're right about one thing: AICN has nothing better to do. As for the rest: Seriously?

  • Oct. 16, 2011, 5:12 p.m. CST

    Maybe it was a deformed kid

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

  • Oct. 16, 2011, 5:13 p.m. CST

    Funny how she went from cute, to drug addict has been, to

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    cute sex symbol. I hate Charlie's Angels, but I loved 50 First Dates.

  • Oct. 16, 2011, 5:29 p.m. CST

    Poison Ivy

    by Roger Moon

    Barrymore's definitive performance

  • Oct. 16, 2011, 5:43 p.m. CST

    i was at this antiques store today

    by mick vance

    and they had this ET glow finger thing in its original packaging. it was funny because it looked like a dildo. i told me wife it was a licensed ET vibrator, and, long story short, i'm gonna go smear some mud in my ass...

  • what are you talking about bouncy x?

  • Oct. 16, 2011, 5:54 p.m. CST

    she was already on coke...

    by Cap'n Jack

  • Oct. 16, 2011, 6:05 p.m. CST

    Bouncy X

    by The Mighty Dev

    Dear sweet Jesus. What the fuck are ya on about? God help ya anyway 'cause it cant be good!

  • Oct. 16, 2011, 6:06 p.m. CST

    am I bad for thinking that was a bottle of Jack beside her?

    by BadMrWonka

    poor kid. she never had a chance.

  • Oct. 16, 2011, 6:06 p.m. CST

    guess nobody else saw Charlie's Angels. lol

    by Bouncy X

  • Oct. 16, 2011, 6:14 p.m. CST

    Hard to remember a time when she didnt have floppy tits

    by Mel

  • Oct. 16, 2011, 6:36 p.m. CST

    Lil' Elliot sez "99 problems..."

    by DickBallsworth


  • Oct. 16, 2011, 7:16 p.m. CST

    ET ruled the box office records

    by Autodidact

    For more than fifteen years. Growing up ET had a very special category in my head... I thought it had affected everyone as it did me. To say I identifed with Elliot would be putting it mildly. (at least without inflation taken into account)

  • Oct. 16, 2011, 7:49 p.m. CST

    I remember when ET finally came out on VHS


    I think in 88. It was around Halloween. I remember skipping trick or treating to Watch ET again after all those years. Still a tradition in the House of Chop.

  • Oct. 16, 2011, 8:11 p.m. CST

    I remember when it finally came out too

    by Autodidact

    You're correct it was right around Halloween in 1988. I remember seeing it in an automated VHS rental machine in the grocery store and feeling like the world had changed, it had taken so long to come out. My mom rented it for me and to be honest I couldn't really get into the movie. I may even have turned it off out of boredom halfway through. I haven't tried to watch it again since then.

  • Oct. 16, 2011, 9:48 p.m. CST


    by DrMorbius

    Wait! What?! Drew Barrymore was married to Lance Armstrong? And now he's a comedian?

  • Oct. 16, 2011, 10:16 p.m. CST

    Tom Green is awesome

    by DarthBlart

  • Oct. 17, 2011, 6:22 a.m. CST

    I never saw the special edition

    by Colonel_Blimp

    Did they actually change the penis-breath line, or was that just rumors? What did they change it to?

  • Oct. 17, 2011, 6:48 a.m. CST

    alchoolic, i mean

    by AsimovLives

  • Oct. 17, 2011, 6:53 a.m. CST

    Oh lovely Drew...

    by ZodNotGod

    What a doll! Still a damn fine looker too. Letterman is still a lucky SOB for getting flashed by her on his birthday way back when. The penis breath line was NOT changed. The only thing changed was a line spoken by Dee Wallace about a "terrorist," and the walkie talkies. I too remember when ET finally hit video in 1988. I don't think it was on cable much, maybe it was ,but the video release was a big deal. Love this movie. This movie has always been too emotional for me to watch too often, so I space my viewings. As a animal lover ,this one reasonates heavily. ET being a stray pet and Elliot having to give him. Haters can rot in hell, but this one is a masterpiece that deserves all it's acclaim.

  • habits or floppy tits. I'm sure most of you drink like fish, eat like a gluttonous cow and smoke like stinking chimney.

  • Oct. 17, 2011, 6:55 a.m. CST

    I fed up with ET already.

    by AsimovLives

    I haven't seen it for a decade already, and i have no intentions in rewatching it anytime soon. I wouldn't be suprised if i never watch the movie ever again for the rest of my life. This movie has no priority in my life now whatsoever. There's other Spileberg movies i'm more in awe at. And yes, i used to be a big fan of ET. In fact, it was this movie's soundtrack, in ol' vinyl, that made me a fan of film scores. Times gone by.

  • Oct. 17, 2011, 7:44 a.m. CST

    I missed it in the Theater's.

    by welcometothepartypal

    For some reason I didn't want to see it, I don't remember why. Then in 88 I bought the VHS cuz for 6 years people couldn't believe I had never seen it. I watched it alone....and blubered like a little school girl. I've been in love ever since. Great Movie.

  • Oct. 17, 2011, 7:54 a.m. CST

    Heres what shouldve happened to ET


  • Oct. 17, 2011, 8:54 a.m. CST

    I'm afraid to view ET after all these years also. Seeing it in the theatre

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

    first run was like watching lightning caught in a bottle. The tone, the performances, the look, everything was just right. Would it feel like a "kiddie"flick, now, almost 30 years later? One scene that tears me up every time, is in the hospital when ET expires, and Elliot sits up from his gurney and yells while ripping off his sensors. Gets me everytime. And John Williams score is absolute brilliance throughout.

  • Oct. 17, 2011, 9:49 a.m. CST

    openthepodbaydoorshal, ET lost none of it's power.

    by AsimovLives

    It's still a great movie. Me, it's the overfamiliarity with it that klls this movie for me. But it's a good movie, and it's still powerful.

  • Oct. 17, 2011, 10:45 a.m. CST



    waiting for Empire of the Sun to reach VHS and waiting for ET to hit VHS arent really the same thing. ET took an insanely long time to hit the markets..many years to be precise. You couldn't buy it. you couldn't rent it. you couldn't download hole. Empire of the Sun came and went in the theater and buy the next year it could be rented at least. I was happy to see that film again too but not as much as having ET appear on VHS. I had to wait over half my life (at the time) to enjoy ET again..

  • Oct. 17, 2011, 11:30 a.m. CST

    What's in Henry's hand?

    by jimmy3vil

    Did Spielberg get him to do his own Halloween makeup? Cool. Cheap but cool.

  • Oct. 17, 2011, 1:45 p.m. CST

    I'd rather be dead than never watch ET again...

    by ZodNotGod

  • Oct. 17, 2011, 1:49 p.m. CST

    Henry was applying his make-up in the movie...

    by ZodNotGod

    That pic looks like right before they roll camera. Also, if anyone wants to see a truly great audition, they should search on youtube for Henry Thomas's audtion for Elliot. He reduces everyone to tears. Incredible.

  • Oct. 17, 2011, 1:58 p.m. CST

    Ahhhh Drew

    by DangerDave

    *knock at the door* I'm Chris Hanson of Dateline NBC, have a seat Dude, I don't mean it that way. She still has floppy tits.

  • Oct. 17, 2011, 2:24 p.m. CST

    The Thing bombs!

    by Billy_D_Williams


  • Oct. 17, 2011, 4:38 p.m. CST


    by thepoohguy

    Does not exist in this dojo. when I was a kid we didn't have a lot of money so my parents couldn't afford to take me to see it. All my friends would act so shocked (YOU HAVEN'T SEEN E.T.???!??!) Now I have made it a point to never see it just for that dumb reason. Maybe I will have that put on my tombstone... "Never saw E.T."

  • Oct. 17, 2011, 5:21 p.m. CST

    E.T. is way over rated! I was very pissed when.......

    by Drunken Busboy

    it overtook Star Wars as the box office champion at the time! Still am! :(

  • Oct. 17, 2011, 5:32 p.m. CST

    "How come he can fly?" Seriously?

    by Nem_Wan

    E.T. has telekinesis. Or the Force, since the prequels showed his species existing in the Star Wars galaxy. Which is weird since the kids in E.T. have Star Wars toys.

  • Oct. 17, 2011, 5:35 p.m. CST


    by Baryonyx

    nem_wan, I think mentaldominance is commenting on the fact that E.T. can use telekinesis when the story requires it, but he doesn't think to use it at the start of the film, when he's being chased through the forest by jangling-key-man.

  • Oct. 18, 2011, 6:51 a.m. CST

    A film about absent fathers.

    by SigourneyWeavers3Dbeaver

    I know E.T. can be seen as a childish movie. I saw it in theaters when I was about 5, and for years afterwards considered it a childish film and never revisited it until my twenties. When I did, I realised that the film is about Elliot being far more torn-up about the lack of a father figure than his siblings, and how E.T. fills that void - albeit for just a short period of time before he is forced letting E.T. go forever, giving him closure and leading to his becoming a man himself. Its about the gap between kids & adults. If you ignore the flying bikes, its actually a pretty harsh movie. That piano on the soundtrack destroys me everytime.

  • Oct. 18, 2011, 10:17 a.m. CST

    This is a screencapture

    by Isawet

    Has anyone here actually seen the movie? This is not a behind-the-scenes photo. It's a screencap from the film. It's been cut in half (maybe so it would look like a polaroid?)

  • Oct. 18, 2011, 10:34 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    It's Asimov, if you please. I never said that Et is bad. I said i just am fed up with it. EMPIRE OF THE SUN is one of the top best movies ever made in the 80s, and one of the very top of Spielberg's career. I'm sorry you can't appreciate it for the cinematic masterpiece that it is.

  • Oct. 18, 2011, 10:37 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    For me it felt like ages until EMPIRE OF THE SUN hit the VHS shelves. My wait for ET was hardly that dramatic. When it finally did, my reaction was "yeah, cool". When EMPIRE OF THE SUN finally arrived i was like "About fucking time!" Then i rented the VHs and rewatched the move and cried like a mary magdalene by the end of the movie. Like i always do when i watch that movie. Almost 25 years later and that movie never fails to make me cry. Unbelievable!

  • Oct. 18, 2011, 10:40 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    That would be the coolest tombstone inscription ever. It would also be the most entertaining, because everybody that would read it would fall to the ground laughing.