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Jimmy Kimmel pulls annual Halloween candy prank on his own daughter

But some are starting to figure out the schtick.


Michelle Jaworski


Published Nov 2, 2016   Updated Feb 28, 2020, 9:21 pm CST

Jimmy Kimmel’s annual YouTube challenge of recruiting parents to lie to their kids about eating their Halloween candy is guaranteed to make children rage and cry—and even some celebrity parents have gotten involved in the fun. This year is no different, but this year some of the kids are finally onto it.

This year’s prank compilation has the usual bouts of tears, bleeped curse words, and the occasional children who are upset but still forgive their parents for the act of cruelty. However, one child is not buying it at all. He not only doesn’t believe that his candy is gone, he knows exactly why he’s being told that it is.

“It’s Jimmy Kimmel, it’s Jimmy Kimmel,” he said. “You’re hiding my candy, I’ve seen this before. I’ve watched YouTube.”

Sorry Kimmel, they’re onto you.

But for the first time since he introduced the prank to viewers, Kimmel tried to pull it off on his 2-year-old daughter Jane, who went out for the first time this year. Kimmel and his wife dressed her up, took her trick-or-treating, and then he tried to pull this off on her. Jane, who’s currently in her “say no to everything” phase, wasn’t buying it.

You’ll get far with that attitude, kid.

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*First Published: Nov 2, 2016, 9:24 am CDT