On Nov. 4, Jimmy Kimmel aired a compilation of YouTube videos that were posted under “Hey Jimmy Kimmel I Told My Kids I Ate All Their Halloween Candy.” Last week, the late night comedian issued his third annual challenge and the response was so enormous, it took his staff all weekend to go through the videos and pick some of their favorites.
The premise was simple. Kimmel asked parents to tell their kids that they ate all of their Halloween candy, record their reactions, and post their videos to YouTube. This year marks the 3rd time for the annual Halloween candy prank. “For kids, Halloween candy is a sacred thing,” Jimmy said on Monday. “For a lot of them, it’s the first time they earn anything.”
Everyone is talking about Kimmel’s new Halloween prank video. The Huffington Post wrote on Tuesday…
What is absolutely certain is that the sequel is just as funny/sad as the original. The kids' reactions range from despair and super-tantrum to hope that one day they and their parents can get along.
The 2013 Halloween candy prank compilation video aired last night on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” As in years past, kids’ reactions ranged from outrage to polite acceptance. Below are some of the highlights from Jimmy Kimmel’s Halloween candy prank that featured tears, tantrums and some surprising responses. Be sure to watch the video above and to the left to see kids' responses to Jimmy’s Halloween candy challenge.
Most polite responses:
- “Well, that’s not very kind.”
- “It’s OK.”
- “Oh, good job.”
Most vengeful responses:
- “Why, why, why? I’ll get you!”
- “I hate you!”
- “Know what I’m going to do to you? Kick your butt.”
Most logical responses:
- “You are not nice.”
- “You should be ashamed of yourself.”
- “I don’t like Jimmy Kimmel anymore.”
- “I spent two hours walking around the whole entire neighborhood getting candy. Why do you do that every Halloween?”
- “Who’s Jimmy Kibble?”
Most quizzical response:
- “But you don’t even have a gall bladder.”
At the end, Jimmy Kimmel joked, “Thanks to all the kids and their terrible parents for making that possible.”
The new Halloween candy prank video was posted on YouTube on Nov. 4. As of 10 a.m. EST on Nov. 5, it’s already been viewed more than 87,000 times. In fact, views jumped by 6,000 in just ten minutes on Tuesday morning, so that number is certain to climb rapidly as the video goes viral.
Look for Kimmel to issue another challenge soon. In 2012, he asked parents to give their kids terrible Christmas presents and record their reactions. Parents wrapped up an old banana, battery, onion, half-eaten sandwich, cheese and more. The kids’ reactions ranged from politely confused to downright disturbed. To watch the video, click on this YouTube link. Look for Jimmy Kimmel to repeat the present challenge this holiday season.
“Jimmy Kimmel Live” airs at 11:35 p.m. EST on Monday-Friday nights on ABC.
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