What happens when parents tell kids they ate their Halloween candy? Jimmy Kimmel gleefully curates the heartache.
by Peter Weber, The Week
November 3, 2015
Jimmy Kimmel asked parents to send in video of their kids’ reactions when they told them, falsely, that they’d eaten all their Halloween candy—and even though this was the fifth year he’s hosted the same Halloween YouTube Challenge, Kimmel said, he still got more than 1,000 entries. “I will be able to do this for as long as people continue to have sex,” he said on Monday’s Kimmel Live, before unveiling a highlight reel of the winning entries. So if you want to see children cry as their parents lie to them—and of course you do—watch below. The kid in the blue underwear is a nice stoic palate-cleanser to all the tears. And any child cursing or hitting? The parents totally deserve it.
Peter Weber is a senior editor at TheWeek.com, and has handled the editorial night shift since the website launched in 2008.