For the ninth year in a row, Jimmy Kimmel challenged parents to the “I Told My Kids I Ate All Their Halloween Candy” prank. And, as always, he received some hilarious and sweet from some of the most adorable children ever! Here are the best reactions of the year…
Jimmy Kimmel’s Annual Halloween Prank
Sure the build-up to Halloween is a blast. However, now, more than ever, people look forward to the weeks following Halloween, all thanks to Jimmy Kimmel’s annual “I Told My Kids I Ate All Their Halloween Candy” prank.
Millions watch around the globe every year, but in case you’ve missed it in the past, Kimmel asks parents to tell their kids they ate all the Halloween candy they’ve collected – and film the kids’ reactions. It’s all fake, don’t worry! The children will receive their candy back afterward. Still, the prank creates a hilarious and sweet compilation of children and their reaction to their parents’ (fake) statement. Some children react with sweet forgiveness; others, not so much…
“I’m Going To Call The Police!”
When you think of children’s reactions to Kimmel’s Halloween prank, you probably imagine some distraught kids, which does make up about 80% of the video. Most children’s jaws drop; some of them scream, others start crying. Others simply sit there, dumbfounded, still in their costumes.
One furious little boy felt so shocked and angry, he simply yelled at his parents, “That’s the worst Halloween I ever had because of you! Stupid dummy pants!” You can’t help but feel bad for him, even though we all know it’s just a prank. But then, the mom says, “I said I’m sorry,” and the boy replies, “It’s okay.” Our hearts!
Another hilariously angry reaction came from a girl who insisted she is going to “call the police!” As you might imagine, her parents could not keep a straight face after this outburst and immediately started laughing.
“I Love You More Than Candy”
Unlike the others, after one mom broke the fake news to her daughter, the little girl became very concerned about her mother’s health. She seemed mainly upset that her mother could get sick from eating all of that candy. The mom asks if the girl feels angry with her, and the girl just replies, “Yes, but don’t do it again. It will make you very sick. You will have to poop all that out.”
As always, our favorite was one where the little boy acted very compassionate towards his mother. After the mom confessed her lies, and that all of the Halloween candy remained, the little boy actually handed back his candy bag! The mom then asks, “Are you happy all of the candy is not gone?” to which the boy replies, “A little bit, but I love you more than candy.”
At the end of the video, which you can watch below, the parents confess it was Jimmy Kimmel who “made them do it.” As you can imagine, some kids still felt shocked. One kid asks, “Who is that???,” calling him “Jimmy Pickle.”