"Elliot: [seeing she has costumed E.T] Oh, God!
Elliot: [still too frustrated to notice he just spoke to him] What?
E.T.: Elliott!... Elliott!
Gertie: I taught him how to talk. He can talk now.
[Elliott sees electronics and supplies together in the closet]
Gertie: Look what he brought up here all by himself. What's he need this stuff for?
Elliot: E.T., can you say that? Can you say 'E.T.'?
E.T.: E.T.! E.T.! E.T.! Be good.
Gertie: "Be good"! I taught him that too!
Elliot: Maybe you should give him his dignity. This is the most ridiculous thing I've ever seen.
E.T.: [gives Elliott a newspaper and points at a comic picture] Phone.
Elliot: 'Phone'? He said 'phone'? He said 'phone'?
Gertie: Can't you understand English? He said 'phone'. He wants to call somebody."