Ellen DeGeneres isn't the only talk show host who likes to get their freak on. But, while Ellen's sadism rarely extends beyond her celebrity guests, Kimmel's victims are the unwitting children of America.
In what has quickly become a Halloween tradition, the Jimmy Kimmel Live host once again asked parents across the country to tell their kids that they ate all of their Halloween candy without permission. The children's reactions range from sadness and befuddlement to venom-spewing anger. "You ruined my life!” one incensed boy shrieks. "Don't ever talk to me for the rest of my life!" bawls another.
But, among all the...well, crybabies, a few precocious tots respond with — believe it or not — acceptance. "We’ll get some more next time,” one girl muses.
So, yes, there's still hope, America.
As for Kimmel, we have to give the guy credit. While he and Jimmy Fallon go shot for shot in the fight for viral video supremacy, Kimmel seems to have realized that nothing gets YouTube views like cute-as-a-button kids totally freaking out.
Well played Jimmy, well played.