The film "E.T. The Extraterrestrial" is the heartwarming tale of an alien who is left behind on Earth and befriends a boy, Elliot. The two become close before a government unit discovers the existence of E.T. And try to take him away. It is one of Steven Spielberg's most well-known films.
When it first came out, Spielberg screened the film for the White House. Then President Reagan, the First Lady and guests, such as Sandra Day O'Connor were invited to a special viewing of the movie.
At the end, President Reagan addressed the room and thanked Spielberg for the showing. He then said "there are a number of people in this room who know that everything on that screen was absolutely true." He said this with a completely straight face but the room erupted into laughter like it was a joke.