This game and Eee Tee were based off E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, but due to legal reasons they were changed. According to the commentary on the DVD and blu-ray of the film, the team of lawyers that James Rolfe, Kevin Finn and Sean Keegan had hired for the film managed to clear all copyrights for Atari things except the E.T. game, as it was based on a film, and the rights belonged to Universal Pictures, like the film. They eventually did go to the studio, but was told by representatives that it might not be something Steven Spielberg would be interested in it, and that point, they simply decided to change it in the film at the last minute before starting production. Rolfe stated in the commentary that they saw this as an alternative future, and a spoof and parody, and that it worked out fine with that in mind. For the YouTube version of the episode, however, footage of the real E.T. game was utilized.