The first installment in the annual prank aired Wednesday. “Unfortunately, many parents sent their videos in late – I could not have been clearer about the deadline – but we got so many strong submissions after that deadline, we didn’t feel right about ignoring them,” Kimmel said.
What followed is four more minutes of grief, screaming and, occasionally, understanding as sadistic parents confess to their kids that their trick-or-treating bounties have vanished in a single night. The reactions range from bawling to a young boy literally running away from home.
However, as proven by Part One, the kids are becoming hip to the show’s antics. “I know this is a Jimmy Kimmel trick,” an incredulous child tells his mother. “That used to be my favorite show.”