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Friday Fun: “Kids, I Ate all your Halloween Candy”

This week, Jimmy Kimmel asked his viewers to tell their kids they ate all their Halloween candy and record their reactions, which were, of course, priceless. I kinda can’t wait to start messin’ with Jackson like that one day. Thanks to Addie Pray for sending this in.

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  • MELH November 4, 2011, 3:41 pm

    The “You sneaky mom” kid is the best…..and his brother sitting there arms behind his head telling her she’s going to get a belly ache! Too funny!

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    • Matthew November 4, 2011, 3:55 pm

      Truly the best!
      That older brother saying 2+2 “is really 4, but you were so close” is awesome. I wish my brother was ever that encouraging!

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    • bittergaymark November 4, 2011, 7:02 pm

      Yeah, these two were the funniest. So articulate. The older one was hilarious in that he was clearly parroting what had been said to him the night before about not eating too much candy then! 😉

      Sidenote: Was anybody else disturbed at the alarming number of kids who had clearly already been eating too much of something over the years?

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      • MELH November 5, 2011, 9:55 pm

        I was disturbed! One of my guilty pleasure shows is called “Too Fat for 15” and its like a fat camp thats a school. They have teenagers who are just so big and you just wonder why the parents didn’t curb it before they had a 500 lb. teenager. Its really sad.

  • Beckaleigh November 4, 2011, 3:44 pm

    My kids would never believe us if we told them that we ate all of their Halloween candy. I feel bad for all these kids, they were so upset!

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    • Lydia November 5, 2011, 9:35 am

      Me too! I still remember how upset I was if my mother put all our left-over Halloween* candy in the communal bowl after a month or so, because then I would lose all the really good stuff I had been saving for last. Also, it was MY candy. This whole joke just strikes me as incredibly mean. They’re little kids, for pete’s sake!

      (*being Dutch, I didn’t actually celebrate Halloween, but the same situation applied for Sinterklaas and Driekoningen. :P)

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  • Addie Pray November 4, 2011, 3:52 pm

    Yayayayaya! I’ve been watching this video over and over again all day long. The two brothers at the end (see the 2:45 mark) steal the show. They make my uterus ache they are so freakin’ adorable!

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  • MissDre November 4, 2011, 3:59 pm

    Hahaha I watched that last night, I nearly died laughing!

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  • 6napkinburger November 4, 2011, 4:03 pm

    I don’t know. I’m very torn.

    On the one hand, I hate practical jokes. I really don’t think there’s anything funny about people who you should trust lying to you about something and then laughing at you for believing them. People think i’m a buzzkill for this, but I honestly think its disgusting (in general). I hated Punked, I hated candid camera; I just don’t think manipulating people into trusting you and then laughing at them FOR trusting you is ever funny.

    Also, it is not nice when people take your things without asking. Just because you have a lot of something does not mean that others are entitled just to take it, and that by virtue of you having excess of a thing that you have “earned”, that others who have less can just take it by force and that you should not care/have a negative reaction. Especially if you had a “plan” and that you were saving your candy in a particular way. totally disappointing and not fair.

    On the other hand, these are the most spoiled children I have ever seen (except the last kids, who were just disappointed/confused). The kid who punched the wall? See you at his parole hearing for domestic abuse. The girl who called her dad ugly? Truly disgusting. Not to mention that it was CANDY. Not toys, not their blankie, not anything they’d have an emotional attachment to. candy.

    So I did laugh, because I did think it was funny. And now I feel dirty and like I abandoned my princples. And like this post plus the earlier one post made me TRIPLE check to make sure I took my pill today. And like I want a Snickers.

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    • Addie Pray November 4, 2011, 4:04 pm

      Holy buzz kill, batman. … I see your point, but … “She ate it; what the heck!” “Are you serious?” “Good for you, now you’re probably going to get a belly ache.” … Priceless!

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      • 6napkinburger November 4, 2011, 4:08 pm

        Oh, I loved the kids at the end! They were the only non-shitheads!

        I know I know, I’m such a buzzkill with my hatred of manipulating trust (that sounds snarky, when I mean it legit-ly, I know I’m a buzzkill). And yet. the BURSTING into tears immediately, was just so shit-heady. They didn’t even have time to process that it was unfair; they just thought NO CANDY and cue the waterworks. Spoiled brats.

        I’m off to kill some puppies.

      • Addie Pray November 4, 2011, 4:13 pm

        Agreed, the others were little shits. PS, I love calling people/kids “little shits.” I don’t know why, but it’s a favorite of mine. I’m glad there is no purple thumb option right now, all you little shits. See? It’s so fun to say. Little shits, little shits.

      • Britannia November 4, 2011, 4:33 pm

        Honestly, I feel the same way. I don’t like the whole “Candy Entitlement” thing that happens every Halloween. And the fact that they got SO upset over sweets? Seriously? I can understand small children being upset, but some of them were definitely old enough that they should have been able to handle such a reality.

        You’re not a killjoy. You’re a realist and you see the undercurrents of entitlement, instant gratification, and poor priorities that are so common in today’s children.

    • silver_dragon_girl November 4, 2011, 4:09 pm

      I’m with you. I was debating posting that I think this is kind of a mean thing to do to a bunch of kids, but I didn’t want to be the buzzkill…so I let someone else say it first, but I agree. I guess I just don’t get what’s funny about crying children? I didn’t laugh at all. Some of them are kind of cute, but some, yeah, just seem ridiculously spoiled, and I don’t enjoy watching them throw tantrums. Over candy.

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      • Britannia November 4, 2011, 4:38 pm

        I had a kid throw a tantrum at my door this Halloween. I’d just worked an 8-hour work shift and I don’t live in a kid-friendly neighborhood, so I didn’t expect to get trick-or-treaters. I had my lights on inside my house (but not outside) because I was writing a paper, so some punk ass little kid (probably 8 or 9, I’m bad at guessing kids’ ages) kept ringing my doorbell OVER AND OVER OVER again. I finally answered the door and told him to knock it off, I was sorry but I didn’t have candy and he needed to stop ringing my doorbell. You know what he said to me? “WELL THEN YOU’RE GONNA GET A TRICK!”

        I looked around for his parents, and they were leaning against the house adjacent to mine, playing with their phone, but I really just wanted to get rid of the brat so I went inside, grabbed an apple, and handed it to him. HE THREW IT TO THE GROUND, making it explode, and shrieked. Thankfully, though, he ran away after the shrieking.

        This is why I’m wary of children. I keep meeting spoiled brats.

      • Addie Pray November 4, 2011, 4:48 pm

        But it wasn’t a little humorous that he said “Well, then you’re gonna get a trick”? I love kids. Even the little shits, apparently.

      • Britannia November 4, 2011, 4:50 pm

        No, he basically screamed it. Like, he had the squinty angry eyes going and his face was a little red. Not a nice kid.

      • silver_dragon_girl November 4, 2011, 4:54 pm

        I had a bad Halloween this year, too….I had ONE family come by, and when I opened the door they didn’t say anything, not a word. So I was all, “Hi! Happy Halloween!” and trying to be friendly, and then my indoor-only cat ran out the door. So I plopped down the candy in front of the door and said, “Help yourselves!” and ran after the cat. For 10 minutes. In the dark. While they lingered at the door for several minutes before they wandered off, again without saying anything. It was weird. And it pissed me off so I shut off the porch light and went downstairs to watch TV. 😛

  • vizslalvr November 4, 2011, 4:20 pm

    If my offspring is 1/10th as cool as the kid at the end in those awesome footie reindeer pajamas, I will be so stoked.

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  • GatorGirl November 4, 2011, 5:04 pm

    I too had mixed feelings about this clip. While I found it hysterical to prank the children about eating their candy- I was terribly put off by two of the children. The little girl who threw wrappers at her dad and the little boy who started punching and pulling things off of the wall. This is completely unacceptable behavior to me. I was appalled.

    I did find the last two children to be abdolutely priceless and hope my children have half of the comedic skills those two do! “Sneaky Mom!” can it get any cuter then that??

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  • Red_Lady November 4, 2011, 8:13 pm

    This kind of makes me weary of ever having children. It was not funny AT ALL until the end – those last kids were pretty awesome! But seriously, so many just bursting into tears and acting like it’s the end of the world? I completely agree w/ the posters above – spoiled little shits.

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    • Mel November 4, 2011, 8:37 pm

      Why is everyone ignoring the little blond kid who went “…what? You didn’t eat ALL the candy!” and laughed. I though he was cool xD

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      • TaraMonster November 4, 2011, 8:51 pm

        He was! I think he got overshadowed by the brothers at the end.

      • bittergaymark November 5, 2011, 12:25 am

        Also, the way they edited him was confusing and choppy… Blame the Kimmel staff. 😉

    • fast eddie November 5, 2011, 9:49 am

      Red_Lady your right the kids are spoiled and we know who’s to blame for that, so those parents compound their lack of child rearing skill by being cruel. Their should be a 3 digit phone number to the local child protective agency.

      I know I’m RANTING but this just makes my blood boil.

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  • fast eddie November 4, 2011, 7:26 pm

    So for more laughs tell you little ones that Santa Claus can’t get his reindeer through security thus Christmas is canceled this year or that the Thanksgiving turkey ran off so we’ll just have to eat the cat. I can’t think of a meaner thing to tell a child. Hopefully they’ll come up with a “joke” on those parents like we used your Rolex for a hockey puck or we took your vibrator to show and tell and they called grandma about who cried and tore up her will. Hey, you want funny, we’ll be glad to play.

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  • Red_Lady November 4, 2011, 9:27 pm

    There’s more of the last 2 kids:

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    • bittergaymark November 4, 2011, 9:36 pm

      Thanks! They were the standouts by far!!!

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    • Addie Pray November 5, 2011, 8:09 am

      Thank you for posting! Those two brothers are something. Though, after seeing the full video, I feel really bad the mom tricked them. They were good sports though.

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  • Caris November 5, 2011, 8:49 pm

    Jesus Christ, its only candy -___-

    Also, some of those kids need to start doing some exercise….. They were beyond chubby

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    • bittergaymark November 6, 2011, 4:36 pm

      Yeah, I said that earlier. Many of them NEED to have their candy stolen…

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  • MELH November 6, 2011, 10:14 pm

    I also liked the little girl that when told that it was a joke said “oh…ha ha” and pretended like she knew it was a joke all along

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  • Oddy December 14, 2011, 11:44 am

    The only on i really found funny were the two brothers at the end. Everyone else just made me cringe at how materialistic and dependent they are on candy. The kid who punched the wall, man that was just a little scary and disturbing. Then again, i would probably trick my future kids as well by telling them i are their candy. I am going be a terrible mother one day:P

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