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Jimmy Kimmel Pulls Halloween Candy Prank Again

Jimmy Kimmel Pulls Halloween Candy Prank Again

Kids still eating their Halloween candy? Tell them you ate it all

Last year Jimmy Kimmel angered several tiny kids by telling their parents to pretend to eat all their Halloween candy, causing plenty of tantrums and crying fests and finger pointing and screaming.

This year, he decided to do the same trick, asking parents to upload videos of their children reacting to the horrifying news (they did work hard for that candy, honestly).

While most of the kids responded the same way as last year (sudden outbursts, screams, tears, flailing limbs, yelling "I hate you Jimmy Kimbel [sic]"), others were a bit more precocious.

There were super sweet kids who simply responded, "That's OK!" while jumping up and down, and another adorable little guy who just said, "I just want you to feel happy." Meanwhile, one girl in particular showed that her parents raised her well, saying, "When it's next Halloween, we can share my candy." Kind of makes the rest of us look like brats, really.


The idea is simple: Film yourself telling your children that you ate all of their Halloween candy, and let the fun begin.

It was also the first year Kimmel roped his 2-year-old daughter Jane into the prank.

She might have been a little young to get it, though. In the video, she keeps looking in the Halloween bowl and telling him "No."

"Jane, you're missing the point," he says to her from off-camera. "Your father ate all your candy."

Meanwhile, there are the other kids in the main montage, and they show a wide range of endearing and totally predictable kid behavior!

Naturally there are tears. And shrieks. Frequently, the children get violent, collapsing on the floor, rubbing their faces or physically assaulting the bearer of bad tidings.

But we love the ones who don't immediately go for the tantrum, like the little girl who says, "I'll bring my bag and get some more candy," which leads her parents to twist the knife further and say the candy was really yummy. That gets the tears going.

Then there's the little punisher: "Next time you go trick-or-treating you don't do that, OK? Or I'll have to spank your bottom."

Or how about the kid who's hip to the game and knows this is a Kimmel prank. "You're hiding my candy I've seen it before, I watch YouTube," he says casually.

Still, our winner is the future Nobel Peace Prize winner who instantly forgives. "I'm not mad," she says. "I'm not happy but I still love you."


Jimmy Kimmel once again pulls off kids Halloween candy prank

Jimmy Kimmel was back to his old tricks as he once again convinced parents to tell kids they ate all their Halloween candy, and then post the reaction videos on YouTube.

The segment has become so popular, Kimmel said the show received a record number of videos this year.

Kimmel said during Monday’s taping of “Jimmy Kimmel Live” the staff had to sort through well over a thousand videos from parent prankers to choose the best of the best.

Check out the fifth annual “Hey Jimmy Kimmel – I Told My Kids I Ate All Their Halloween Candy” segment below and also take a look at a bonus clip from actor Mark Ruffalo, who also got in on the fun.

The video is courtesy of YouTube and “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” (Click here for a direct link.)

The video below was posted on the "Jimmy Kimmel Live" YouTube page by actor Mark Ruffalo. (Click here for a direct link.)


This Is What Happens When Parents Pretend to Eat Their Kids' Halloween Candy

It's here: Jimmy Kimmel's annual Halloween prank strikes again.

Every year, Jimmy Kimmel challenges his viewers to pretend they ate all of their kids' Halloween candy and then capture their responses on camera. The stunt has become one of his most anticipated segments from year to year, and this Halloween was no different: The fifth annual video has arrived.

"Every year I think, kids are going to know, they watch these videos, maybe they'll be too old to fall for it," said Kimmel. But he's never had any shortage of responses.

Inevitably, the public response to Kimmel's candy prank videos always falls into two camps: Those who think it's cruel to intentionally upset kids, and those who think that the videos are all in good fun. Either way, we have to say we're seriously impressed by the two boys at the 4:50-mark who simply laughed and said this was "totally Jimmy Kimmel related." They did apologize to Kimmel and admit the prank was really funny even if they weren't falling for it, though.

Take a look at the video, and then sound off in the comments below: Hilarious prank, or too cruel to be funny?


Watch the best reactions to Kimmel's Halloween candy prank

Once again, Jimmy Kimmel asked parents to pretend that they ate all of the Halloween candy and record their kids' reactions. There were tears, tantrums and even curse words, but there were also kids who were adorably forgiving of their parents' wrongdoing.

Many kids reacted with anger, like one girl who threatened to discipline her parents.

"Next time we go trick-or-treating, you don't do that, OK? Or I'll have to spank your bottom," she warned.

There were also kids who lamented over the wasted hard work, like the girl who screamed, "We've been walking for hours!"

But another girl was ready to put it behind her as long as she could replace the lost candy.

"How about, tomorrow, I'll bring my bag and we'll get some more candy?" she suggested.

That is, until her parents told her how yummy the candy was, prompting her to stare morosely out the window.

She wasn't the only one holding it in, as one girl insisted she wasn't crying by saying "My eyes are just watery."

And still other children had heartwarming reactions that showed maturity beyond their years.

"I'm not mad," one girl said calmly. "I'm not happy, but I still love you."

The prank has been going on for six years, and for the first time this year, Kimmel tried to pull the prank on his 2-year-old daughter, Jane. She didn't quite get it, but Kimmel promised to try again next year.

Kimmel released more clips of his Halloween prank on YouTube on Thursday, with a child even saying he knew this was for Kimmel's show.

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  • Jimmy Kimmel Live finally aired its annual Halloween candy prank on Monday
  • The talk show host, 51, revealed how it was the ninth year of the prank
  • He encouraged parents to lie to their children that they ate their candy
  • Most of the children reacted with tears or screams upon hearing the news
  • One child even went as far as to scold his mother to eat more vegetables
  • But other children appeared unbothered by the news their candy was gone

Published: 23:09 BST, 5 November 2019 | Updated: 11:56 BST, 6 November 2019

Halloween would not be same without Jimmy Kimmel's annual prank encouraging parents to convince their children they ate their Halloween candy.

On Monday, the 51-year-old Jimmy Kimmel Live host revealed his ninth annual montage of upset children reacting to their parents lying they ate every single one of their hard-earned Halloween candy from trick-or-treating.

The montage proved to be worth the wait, as it showed distressed children and some kids with witty quips to their parents for stealing their sweets.

Tradition: Jimmy Kimmel Live finally aired its annual Halloween candy prank on Monday

Distraught: The video montage opened with three siblings sitting together when they received the news their parents 'ate' their candy. One child couldn't stop crying

Upset: Most of the children reacted with tears or screams upon hearing the news

Sad day: There were some clips with siblings where only one would react strongly to the prank

The YouTube Challenge opened with three young children seated next to each other at their kitchen table.

In the clip, one parent is heard informing the siblings they ate all of their Halloween candy, and instantly a daughter erupts into loud tears to the shock of the two other children.

She continues to cry loudly before the parents reveal it was all a prank, which only makes her scream even louder while on camera. Neither of the other children made a peep during the entire clip.

The video then cuts to an older child who is upset upon learning her parents ate her candy.

'That's the worst Halloween I have ever had because of you, dummy, stupid pants,' the child says in between tears.

In a separate clip, another little girl revealed she was going to 'call the police' on her parents after she is told her Halloween candy is gone.


Jimmy Kimmel Pulls Off Halloween Candy Prank for 5th Straight Year, Brings America’s Kids to Tears

Once again, Jimmy Kimmel convinced hundreds of parents to lie to their children’s faces about eating all their Halloween candy—and then capture the magic on video.

Matt Wilstein

“We never seem to run out of participants for this,” Jimmy Kimmel remarked during the introduction of his fifth annual “I Told My Kids I Ate All Their Halloween Candy” YouTube challenge video Monday night.

Yet somehow, every year there are new children whose unusually cruel parents watch Jimmy Kimmel Live without them and feel the need to lie to their faces on camera for the whole world to see.

This year’s crop had the typical variety of responses, from the sobbing child who tells his mother, “If I see no candy, you’re in big trouble, young lady,” to the disturbingly understanding boy who simply says, “It’s all right.”

Then there were the kids who knew exactly what was going on: “Sorry, Jimmy, we’re not falling for it.”


WATCH: Jimmy Kimmel viewers prank their kids into thinking they ate their Halloween sweets

Jimmy Kimmel is channelling his inner Grinch who stole Halloween again.

How? Well, every year Jimmy challenges parents across the US to trick their children into thinking that they&rsquove eaten all of their treats and record the results for our, and his, amusement.

While we acknowledge it&rsquos a cruel trick, the resulting home movies are gas.

This year, however, Jimmy asked parents not to take part in the challenge for the year that&rsquos in it or as he puts it &lsquothe children have suffered enough.&rsquo

Despite his warning, there was still plenty of parents out there that couldn&rsquot resist emotionally torturing their little ones.

&lsquoYou ate all my Halloween candy,&rsquo we see one poor unfortunate little girl wails at her parents in Kimmel&rsquos YouTube video before stamping her feet in protest.

Elsewhere another little boy bursts in tears and can&rsquot be consoled even when his parents show him that they&rsquove left him some sweets.

There&rsquos also the little girl who sticks a bucket over her head and starts screaming and the one who tells her dad to &lsquoget his own house and his own candy.&rsquo

Two sisters turn the prank back on their parents when they remind them that that they were told that &lsquoJesus does not lie.&rsquo

Probably the most worked up is the little guy who when told that it was just a joke insists that he wants to kick Jimmy Kimmel in the face.

Our favourite though is the little girl who, when she&rsquos told that her parents have eaten all of her sweets, cries but says &lsquoIt&rsquos OK, Hug.&rsquo Ah bless.

Jimmy Kimmel, you have a lot to answer for and a number of psychologists&rsquo bills heading your way.


Jimmy Kimmel makes kids cry again with 6th annual Halloween candy prank

For the sixth year in a row, Jimmy Kimmel asked parents to pretend they ate all their kids’ Halloween candy – and parents delivered.

The “I Told My Kids I Ate All Their Halloween Candy” challenge is back and possibly better than the years before.

The Kimmel Show says they received more submissions than ever this year.

Similar to years before, the video is filled with many tears, screams and tantrums.

Unlike past years, however, Kimmel had a surprise for 2016 – he tried to pull the same prank on his 2-year-old daughter.

It was her first trick-or-treating experience, but Jane seemed mostly unfazed – a far cry from the reactions other parents recorded.


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