Jimmy Kimmel decided to repeat his kid taunting challenge this year, having parents tell their children that they ate all their Halloween candy as a prank and recording it. Everybody has a sense of schadenfreude to them but this may be pushing the envelope a bit far as the majority of the children just burst into tears, to the delight of the audience.
Kimmel called the challenge when issued last year the “I Ate All Your Halloween Candy” Challenge. He challenged the parents to use their cellphones to record themselves telling their children that all the Halloween candy was gone because they ate it. He takes the best of the submissions and puts them in a compilation on YouTube. Last Year’s prank got more than 34 million hits.
This year the challenge issued was the same with the same type of obvious response. Most of the children burst into tears with some getting a little violent.
Kimmel knows that he doesn’t have to worry about the wrath of the children because pranking children ensures he is going up against one of the few demographics that have no idea who he is.
This adds to the many challenges Kimmel has issued where parents record themselves pranking their kids. In one challenge he has parents tape themselves giving their children things like a half eaten sandwich for Christmas, parents getting their kids up really early for school during summer vacation and Getting them dressed in horrific back to school outfits.
Do you think Jimmy Kimmel goes way over the top in his pranks?
Watch the compilation here