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Normally, when a beloved character from a long-gone but still-beloved movie series or TV show returns, fans are able to pontificate over whether or not the return is wanted, needed, or a good idea.

So yesterday (November 28), when — without warning or fanfare — Xfinity released a new commercial featuring the return of the title character from the 1982 film E.T.,  people were surprised, (mostly) delighted; the commercial features Henry Thomas reprising his role as Elliott and reuniting with his extraterrestrial pal. Of course, fans had feelings about this  and many took to Twitter to discuss them.

A Holiday Reunion - Xfinity 2019

After 37 years, E.T. comes back to visit his friend, Elliott, for the holidays. During his stay, E.T. learns that Elliott now has a family of his own and that technology has completely changed on Earth since his last visit. Learn more at xfinity.com/ET