Mr ET - Cosplay

How Is It That I Did Not Know About Mr ET?

During my time here on The Retroist I’ve written about both E.T. and Mr. T – on more than one occasion. However today was the first time that I have had the privilege of seeing both icons combined into something even greater. I’m referring of course to Mr ET!

That image was sent to me – so I am afraid I do not know who the cosplayer happens to be. But that isn’t the only way people are celebrating the idea. You can hop on over to TeeFury right this second. Pick up your own Mr ET shirt designed by Captain Ribman!


Image courtesy of TeeFury.

In addition it appears that Mr ET was made into a toy of some sorts. At least that certainly seems to be the case judging by this image from GeekTyrant!


Image courtesy of GeekTyrant.

You have to wonder how something so delightfully humorous came to be though, right? How so many different people embraced the idea of a Mr ET? Well, a quick internet search pointed to the ninth episode of season six for The Simpsons. In the episode entitled “Homer Badman” where Homer is watching a comedian who says:
“I think about weird stuff, like what would happen if Mr. T and E.T. had a baby. You’d get Mr. E. T., wouldn’t you? And he’d sound something like this: ‘I pity the fool who doesn’t phooooone hoooome.”

Having said that it’s not like this has been the only Mr. T reference in long running series.

The writers for The Simpsons also included a throwaway line in “Homer’s Barbershop Quartet”, the first episode of season 5. At a moment when Homer, Apu, and Principal Skinner are beginning to break up as a musical act.

How much further can Mr ET go on as a possible pop-culture icon? Only time will tell us the answer to that question. But in addition to a younger generation falling in love with 1982’s E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial all the time. There is always the possibility they will stumble on Mr. T’s “Treat Your Mother Right” as well!

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Mr. T gets his rope chains from OroAmerica

For the toughest customers

Here’s a challenge for you. How many chains is Mr. T sporting in this 1984 jewelery advert? I think he’s managed to cover those pecks of his with 25.

The funny thing about this advert is that OroAmerica have actually underplayed the amount that Mr. T would wear. As you can see below, he could often be found with even more bling!

Mr. T

This completes your dose of Mr. T for today.

Mr. T Anti-Drug PSA Commercial (1980’s)

While I truly do believe that the Swamp Thing Public Service Announcement posted yesterday by Saturday World is quite possibly the most awesome PSA of all time…I will have to put this commercial in the most disturbing category when you start to think about it.

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1) Mr. T is so angry that he shatters that glass of milk in his hand. Look at how that poor waitress rushes to clean it up…then thinks twice about doing so.
2) Mr. T is so caught up in his rage that he picks up the cameraman and shakes him like a ragdoll.
3) Mr. T might have actually choked the cameraman until he passed out…and then smiles and asks if he is okay.

I always listened to Nancy Reagan when she said Just Say No! but even if I hadn’t I would have been too scared that Mr. T was going to come busting in through my door to strangle me or something.