Gertie
Quicklinks
Top Links
main detailsbiographyby votesphoto galleryquotes
Filmographies
by yearby typeby ratingsby votesby TV seriesby genreby keyword
Biographical
biography
Did You Know?
photo galleryquotes

Quotes for
Gertie (Character)
from E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

The content of this page was created by users. It has not been screened or verified by IMDb staff.
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Michael: Maybe it was an iguana.
Elliott: It was *no* iguana.
Michael: Maybe, um - You know how they say there are alligators in the sewers?
Gertie: Alligators in the sewers.
Mary: All we're trying to say is, maybe you just probably imagined it. It happened...
Elliott: I couldn't have imagined it!
Michael: Maybe it was a pervert or a deformed kid or something.
Gertie: A deformed kid.
Michael: [mockingly] Maybe an elf or a leprechaun.
Elliott: It was nothing like that, penis-breath!
Mary: [laughs in shock] *Elliot*! Sit down.

Mary: If you ever see it again, whatever it is, don't touch it, just call me and we'll have somebody come and take it away.
Gertie: Like the dogcatcher?
Elliott: But they'll give it a lobotomy or do experiments on it or something.

Michael: Maybe he's some animal that wasn't supposed to live; kind of like those rabbits we saw. He could be a monkey or an orangutan.
Elliott: A bald monkey?
Gertie: Is he a pig? He sure eats like one.

[Mary hits E.T. with the refrigerator door]
Gertie: Here he is.
Mary: [absently] Here's who?
Gertie: The man from the moon. But I think you've killed him already.

[after E.T. learns how to talk]
Mary: Gertie, I have to go pick up Elliot. Will you be a good girl and stay...
Gertie: Mama, he can talk!
Mary: [thinking she meant Elliot] Of course he can talk. I'll be right back in ten minutes. Stay there.

E.T.: [saying good-bye] Beeeeeee... gooood.
Gertie: [tearfully] Yes.

Mary: It's your turn to do the dishes, fellas.
Michael: I set and cleared.
Elliott: [in a stern tone] I set and cleared.
Michael: [quickly] I did breakfast.
Gertie: [solemnly] I did breakfast.
Michael: [noticing how upset Mary is] What's the matter, mom?
Mary: [leaves in tears, to herself, about her husband] He HATES Mexico!
Michael: [to Elliot, furiously] Damn it, why don't you - grow up and think how other people feel for a change!
[Elliot goes angry and does the dishes]

Elliott: But, look, you can't tell. Not even Mom.
Gertie: Why not?
Elliott: Because, uh, grown-ups can't see him. Only little kids can see him.
Gertie: Give me a break!
Elliott: [Transylvanian accent] Well, do you know what's going to happen if you do tell?
[Elliot grabs Gertie's doll and throw it to Michael]
Elliott: Do it, Mike, we have to.
[Gertie begs the doll back as Elliott and Michael 'torture' it. They stop when Gertie vows to keep E.T. a secret]
Elliott: [to Gertie] Promise?
Gertie: [distressed] Yes.
Elliott: [to Michael] You promise?
[Michael nods]

Gertie: I don't like his feet.
Elliott: They're only feet, you little twerp.

Elliott: [seeing E.T. in a dress, with a wig and jewelry] Oh, God!
E.T.: Elliot.
Elliott: [still too frustrated to notice he just spoke to him] What?
E.T.: Elliot!... Elliot!
Gertie: I taught him how to talk now. He can talk now.
[Elliot 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?
Elliott: E.T., can you say that? Can you say 'E.T.'? E.T.
E.T.: Eeee Teee.
Elliott: [Elliot laughs in amazement]
E.T.: [waddling away] E.T.! E.T.! E.T.! Beee good.
Gertie: "Be good"! I taught him that, too!
Elliott: You should give him his dignity. This is the most ridiculous thing I've ever seen.
E.T.: [gives Elliot a newspaper and points at a comic picture] Phone.
Elliott: 'Phone'? He said 'phone'? He said 'phone'?
Gertie: Can't you understand English? He said 'phone'.
E.T.: [points to closet] Home?
Elliott: You're right. That's E.T.'s home.
E.T.: [scurries over to the window and points his long finger towards it] E.T. home phone.
Gertie: [clarifying] E.T. phone home.
Elliott: E.T. phone home.
[understanding what he means]
Elliott: E.T. phone home!
Gertie: He wants to call somebody.

Gertie: What are you going as for Halloween?
Elliott: [Elliot is upset because nobody believes him] I'm not going to stupid Halloween.
Michael: [to Elliot] Why don't you go as a goblin?
Elliott: [flatly] Shut up.