ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live last night aired this year’s results of his annual YouTube call to action: #HeyJimmyKimmelIToldMyKidsIAteAllTheirHalloweenCandy.
For each of the past four years they’ve asked parents to pretend they ate all their kids’ Halloween candy and post video of it to YouTube. On last night’s show, Kimmel said they got a record of more than 1,000 submissions. “We never seem to run out of participants,” he marveled. “Every year I think kids are going to know; every year there’s a whole new crop” of kids.
Children’s reactions to the news from their parents included “I’m super, super angry with you,” and “I don’t want to see you ever again – go get a job.” They spanned the spectrum of human emotion: from the cherubic little boy who assured his parents “it’s alright,” to the kid who smacked his dad in the head with his trick-or-treat bag which seemed to shock rather than amuse the studio audience and leave them wondering what kind of parent would want that seen on national TV.
Then there were the slightly older siblings who reacted to the news: “That is totally Jimmy Kimmel-related. You’re lying. Sorry, we’re not falling for it.”