Jimmy Kimmel wants American parents to bring their young children to tears again after a two-year hiatus.
Late-night comedian and host of ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! He said on Thursday night’s show that he’s again seeking submissions from his parents about his long-running Halloween gag.
The premise is simple: the morning after Halloween, on Kimmel’s orders, the parents told their children that they had eaten all of their Halloween candy. All of it. As a result, children’s crying, meltdowns, tantrums, disbelief, shattered dreams are all predictable. Kimmel told his parents to film the children’s reactions and post the video to his YouTube with the title “Hey Jimmy Kimmel, I told the kids I ate all his candy for Halloween.” I asked you to post.
“I don’t think I expected to cry this much,” Kimmel joked after the first edition of Prank in 2011. Almost all of them cry. ”
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Kimmel didn’t ask parents to play with their kids in 2020 and 2021. “Did you think I was on a diet?” a child asked his mother.)
On Thursday night, Kimmel decided it was time to revive the gag.
“We have an election coming up. Things are divisive and everyone is running into each other’s throats,” he said. I feel like I need a chance to make my children cry.”
He said the show’s staff and viewers voted in favor of continuing the prank’s long run.
“We found that people wanted this,” Kimmel said. “And looking back at some of the gems we got, it’s hard to understand why we didn’t.
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Cue a clip of a mother telling her young son, about 6 years old, that he ate all the candy on Halloween. “You ruined my life!” he declares.
“Jesus doesn’t lie. ‘Member who told you that? ‘” another girl tells her parents in a video played by Kimmel.
“We’ve ruined our lives and tested our faith,” the comedian concluded.
His instructions for parents wanting to appear this year are straightforward. After Halloween, tell your kids that they ate all their Halloween candy. Post it on YouTube at This key then looks for messages from “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” on your YouTube account, according to Kimmel. Account, request permission to use on-air videos. Without a response giving permission, Kimmel said the show would not play the video.
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By the end of the week, viewers should expect fresh videos of kids in the emotional pain of losing their trick-or-treat haul.
“I’m looking forward to the important opinions written on social media about this,” said Kimmel.