It’s that time of year again! Time for Jimmy Kimmel’s Halloween Prank!
For the fifth consecutive year, Kimmel has asked parents to participate in torturing their children. And for the fifth consecutive year, parents have delivered. It’s a seasonal prank where parents convince their kids that they have eaten all of their hard-earned Halloween candy. Then, of course, they film the results for our viewing pleasure.
Since the show first started this segment, the online videos of the “I Told My Kids I Ate All Their Halloween Candy Challenge” have garnered over 140 million views and counting. This year, Jimmy Kimmel Live received a record breaking 1,000 + submissions! One surprising participant was The Avengers actor, Mark Ruffalo, 47.
As a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live this week, Ruffalo shared his video. It was admittedly “a little set up” but was still hilarious!
Jimmy Kimmel Live “Mark Ruffalo Did Jimmy Kimmel’s Halloween Candy YouTube Challenge” YouTube. 03 November 2015. Web. 04 November 2015.
But it’s not all about laughing at kids for Jimmy. He is urging people to donate their left over Halloween candy to Operation Gratitude. Operation Gratitude is an organization that sends care packages to U.S. Service members who are deployed and serving overseas.
To learn more about Operation Gratitude or to donate, visit:
Jimmy Kimmel Live “YouTube Challenge – I Told My Kids I Ate All Their Halloween Candy 2015” YouTube. 02 November 2015. Web. 04 November 2015.
This challenge is one of my favorite parts of Halloween. So thank you Kimmel, but mostly thank you to the parents. Halloween wouldn’t be the same without seeing your children cry, scream and fuss about you stealing their Skittles and “chocolate things.”