Come on, everybody-- real fans of E.T.'s know his kind gave up experimenting with mind-altering substances eons ago--bad for the heart light.
Are we that insecure about our heroes that we can't poke fun at them once in a while?
The Times received a total of 46 letters on the E.T. affair, 35 of which expressed varying degrees of outrage over the drug paraphernalia in the original June 16 cover illustration by Will Weston. The other letters were in reaction to E.T.'s "own" letter sent in by the Spielberg/Universal interests or the batch of pro-E.T./anti-Times letters published last Sunday.