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For the past six years, Jimmy Kimmel has challenged parents to tell their kids they ate their Halloween candy. The ruse is in good fun but still is a rather mean trick and the results have ranged from kids who take the news gracefully to kids who have thrown temper tantrums on the floor. This year, however, Jimmy Kimmel actually took his young daughter trick-or-treating for the first time. The next day, he joined other parents in the time-honored tradition of lying to them about eating their candy. What he wasn't counting on was his two-year-old calling his bluff. You can watch the hilarious results, below.
Jimmy Kimmel's daughter, Jane, became his victim earlier this week. After waking up refreshed from a night of trick-or-treating while dressed up as a monkey, Jane was getting ready for breakfast when her father revealed the big news. Like parents have all over the country for the past six years, Jane got some bad news over breakfast: her father, late night host Jimmy Kimmel, ate all of her candy.
I don't often say that things related to Jimmy Kimmel are adorable, but this video was adorable. Young Jane didn't seem to give a crap that her father ate her candy and was instead completely preoccupied with the dirt at the bottom of her Halloween bag. Her father, trying to keep her on track, made the following pronouncement:
But Jane you're missing the point, it's not about the dirt. Your father ate all your Halloween candy, and it was delicious.
Unlike the other kids on the longer "I Told My Kids I Ate Their Halloween Candy" segment Jane really only wanted to eat pancakes.
Still, if you are the type of person who prefers to see the kids who throw down their arms or scream, or who bust out a curse word at a too-young age, or who even might sweetly tell their parents they forgive them, you can catch this year's full edition of the Jimmy Kimmel classic, here.
If you want to make this a full day of watching kids cry over lost Halloween candy, you can check out some of the show's similar segments, here and here. In the meantime, new episodes of Jimmy Kimmel Live! air on weeknights at 11:35 p.m. ET, only on ABC. You can find out what else is headed to TV in the coming months with our fall TV premiere schedule.