A Tradition Unlike Any Other: Parents Telling Their Kids They Ate All The Candy And The Crying Kids Lose Their Minds


It’s perfectly acceptable to laugh at these crying kids. It doesn’t make you a bad person. I’ve said this in the past with regards to the ‘Jimmy Kimmel Halloween Candy Challenge’ and nothing’s changed this year.

These parents are doing their kids a favor, they don’t need that candy. It’s unhealthy, rots their teeth, keeps them awake, and disrupts their sleep. The kids are perfectly alright without it.

The one thing that’s changed this year about the annual Halloween Candy YouTube Challenge from Jimmy Kimmel is it wasn’t supposed to happen this year. Because this Halloween and the pandemic crossed paths this year, Jimmy asked parents to sit this one out because this year has sucked enough and the kids didn’t need any more distress but the parents went ahead and did it on their own anyway so Jimmy put together the video per usual and all is right in the world.

I’ll say that as allegedly different at this year’s Halloween was supposed to be, it didn’t look all that strange around here. We bagged up about 225 bags of candy (~3 pieces per bag) and set up a table outside in the lawn to pass the candy out and we’d run out of candy by 8:30 at night because we’d gotten so many trick-or-treaters.

In fact, we got so many trick-or-treaters this year I’ve been eating candy every other hour just to make sure I still have a sense of taste/smell and I’m not coming down with the ‘rona after being in near contact with so many people for the first time in like nine months.