Every two years, at the start of Spring, the British public do something strange. They wear a Red Nose for a day and take part in charity events around the country, all in the name of Comedy. They’ve been doing this since 1985 with a variety of celebrities from the world of laughter, but in 2001, they were helped by someone a little more alien.
I bet you didn’t think you’d see E.T. sporting that nose today, did you?
The advert, whilst charitable, was really just an extension of a series of ad’s from British Telecoms (B.T.) that ran from 1999 using the slogan “B.T. has E.T.” to UK audiences. The E.T. was re-purposed to mean “extra technology” as this was the dawn of the internet age!
Here are a couple of those adverts for your viewing pleasure.
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