Want to see your child’s true colors? Tell him you ate all of his Halloween candy.
Jimmy Kimmel pulls off this tireless trick every year as he recruits parents all over the country to tell a simple fib to their children, and every year it gets funnier and funnier. For the fourth year in a row, Kimmel asked his audience to send in their videos, and he featured some of the best submissions for our amusement. We can only wonder what kinds of scenes didn’t make the cut.
No drawer is left closed, no chair left standing. Screeching levels are at their highest and the tears could sink a boat. Halloween might not be the best time to discover that one of your children has the mouth of a sailor.
We may be as sadistic as Kimmel while we’re laughing at these videos, but we’re secretly glad that our parents didn’t pull off something like this when we were trick-or-treating.
Screengrab via Jimmy Kimmel Live/YouTube