Mark Ruffalo’s kids turn on him when he says he ate all their Halloween candy

What do you do when the Hulk steals your Halloween candy? Attack, obviously.


Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Internet Culture

Published Nov 3, 2015   Updated May 27, 2021, 5:16 pm CDT

Halloween offers an opportunity for one of the most classic dad jokes in existence: telling your kids that you ate all their Halloween candy.

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This year, Mark Ruffalo did exactly that.

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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.

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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*First Published: Nov 3, 2015, 9:35 am CST