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Jimmy Kimmel's Annual Halloween Video Prank Doesn't Disappoint

By    |   Wednesday, 05 Nov 2014 10:59 AM

Jimmy Kimmel's annual Halloween candy prank aired on the comedian's late-night show this week and, once again, it did not disappoint.

For the fourth year in a row, Kimmel solicited parents across the country to tell their kids they ate all their Halloween candy and then film the reactions. As expected, there were lots of tears, tantrums, and yelling.

"You ruined my life," one child screams.

"Don't talk to me for the rest of my life," another sobs.

Other children, though, took the news in stride.

"We'll get some more next time, don't worry," a little girl says.

"It's okay. It's fine," one little boy assures his mother with a hug.

The annual Kimmel skit has drawn some criticism from some who say it's cruel to toy with kids' emotions.

"[Kimmel] encourages [the parents] to film the kids' reactions — which of course include sadness, despondence, bewilderment, and rage — and then send them in so he can air them in one big supercut. Funny? Yes. Incredibly mean and probably exploitative? Yup," Time magazine wrote.

The Wall Street Journal commended the prank video, saying it was not short on drama or giggles as children actually believed that their parents would gobble up all of their Halloween candy in one overnight feeding frenzy.

"'Jimmy Kimmel Live' doesn't skimp on tradition, even if it might leave your kids permanently traumatized," the newspaper wrote.

People magazine agreed, dubbing this year's submissions "better than ever."

"From fat tears to quiet nods of understanding to outright temper tantrums (which even include some bleeped-out NSFW language), this year's reactions from kids when their parents tell them they ate every single piece of their Halloween candy were all LOL-worthy," the magazine noted.



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