Jimmy Kimmel & Channing Tatum Prank Their Daughters Over Halloween Candy

Nov 2, 2017 at 12:01 p.m. ET
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Jimmy Kimmel is at it again. The late-night TV host is notorious for convincing parents to traumatize their children for life by telling the kids the adults have eaten all their Halloween candy — and 2017 is no exception. The first victim? Poor Jane Kimmel, Jimmy's 3-year-old daughter. On Wednesday, Jimmy Kimmel Live guest host Channing Tatum introduced a clip of Kimmel pranking poor unsuspecting Jane, who handles the supposed loss of all her treats with enormous grace and aplomb.


“I have to tell you something,” Kimmel tells Jane. “Last night while you were sleeping, mommy and I ate all your Halloween candy.”

“What? Uh-oh,” she says, peering into the bag. “I still have one. Don’t worry.” (Is this the sweetest kid ever?)

“Jimmy Kimmel told me to do it,” Kimmel jokes in the clip.

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Things got real, though, when Jane realized her beloved Swedish Fish were no more. “Mommy ate them,” Kimmel tells her. “Daddy only ate Skittles, M&Ms, Kit Kats, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, gum and eyeballs and Twizzlers and lollipops.”

“The eyeball is bubbles!” exclaims a horrified and disappointed Jane. She recovers slightly and laughs when her dad tells her he ate the bubbles and now bubbles come out of his mouth when he hiccups. But still: You'd better keep your job, Kimmel. Therapy ain't cheap.

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Channing Tatum, the meanie, also pulled the prank on his daughter with Jenna Dewan Tatum, 4-year-old Everly. “Look, I figured if I’m asking you to do this to your kids, I should probably do it to mine too,” he said to the Kimmel audience before showing his video.


Everly didn't take it as well as Jane did. Upon seeing her empty Halloween candy bag, she bolted to her mom and buried her head in her lap. Tatum said he "just got so hungry," before caving and revealing her candy was all just fine.

“That’s not funny,” Everly said. Damn straight! We're with you, kid. And Everly's dad obviously felt awful. Tatum said sheepishly, “You’re right; that was not funny. I’m so sorry, baby.”

So if you're in the mood to crush your child's spirit, feel free to participate in Kimmel's seventh annual Halloween Candy YouTube Challenge. Or, hey, how about don't.