Like family dinners during Thanksgiving or fireworks on the Fourth of July, Jimmy Kimmel's annual Halloween prank video has become a tradition that people can look forward to the year round. This year, Kimmel asked parents once again to tell their children that they ate all their Halloween candy while filming their children's reactions. As always, the reactions, which range from screams to eerily calm words of disappointment, were priceless.
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Fans were as excited as ever to see the return of the prank!
This year's video had some classic lines, including one boy who sent his parents to their room for misbehaving.
Of course, the highlight every year is probably the kind-hearted children who immediately forgive their parents for their betrayal.
As surely as Kimmel's yearly prank racks up millions of views on YouTube, it garners blowback every year for its supposed cruelty to the children.
One way 2018's video was different, however: some of the kids are finally catching on that their candy isn't eaten. They've seen Kimmel's previous seven videos and know its just a prank.
Now begins the countdown to Halloween 2019's prank. Hopefully, by then, people will finally understand the dominance of the horizontal video.