This year, Mark Ruffalo did exactly that.
Here’s why this is the perfect dad joke: it’s repetitive and frustrating, but it works every single time because there’s always a tiny chance that your dad really did steal all your candy. And so, Mark Ruffalo’s kids attacked him with everything they had.
Told the kids I ate all their Halloween candy. I think they took it well!https://t.co/SJUQTAfkvL— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) November 3, 2015
Yeah, he probably got what he deserved.
Update 1:25pm CT, Nov. 3: If Ruffalo’s video seems familiar, there’s a reason for that. He shot it for Jimmy Kimmel’s annual “I Told My Kids I Ate All Their Halloween Candy” challenge. Now in its fifth year, Kimmel’s sadist tradition is still tricking and angering more young minds than ever—something Doc Brown most certainly predicted.
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