The Magic Mike star proved to be a very endearing host. At first he pretended to be nervous (or very possibly actually was) before Ellen DeGeneres showed up to encourage him. Then he grooved his way onto the stage accompanied by a group of professional dancers and a light show. And after that, the beloved Halloween prank kicked off.
The “I Ate All Your Candy” challenge, as it’s called, first came to life in 2011. Kimmel asked his viewers to get a camera rolling and then tell their children that mom and dad had eaten all the Halloween candy and there was none left anymore. Mean? Very possibly, but the featured children usually got their trick-or-treating rewards back in the end.
Every year it’s actually rather interesting to watch what the children do. Quite a lot of them burst into tears, a fact that surprised Kimmel the first time the prank was played. Others lash out at their parents or fling themselves on the floor. There’s always a couple of kids who don’t seem to care, too – and every so often one pops up who’s already heard of the Halloween prank and knows what’s going on.