Hilarious video imagines how E.T. could have gone horribly wrong

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Jul 2, 2015, 2:40 PM EDT

We all love the heartwarming and uplifting ending of Steven Spielberg's family classic E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (you totally cried -- admit it), but there's always a movie executive out there who wants to tell a filmmaker how they can "fix" the movie. Watch what happens when Spielberg meets a trio of studio suits who have a better idea for E.T.'s iconic ending.

OK, so it's not actually Spielberg. It's an actor, but it's still funny. The video is an installment of the comedic webseries "Rejected Pitches" produced by Above Average, and it posits what would have happened if Spielberg had pitched his tale of a boy and his alien to a group of execs who loved everything about it ... except the ending.

Check out the video below, and see if you find yourself agreeing completely with the word the execs use to describe what E.T. looks like.

(Via Huffington Post)