American comedian Jimmy Kimmel urged parents to play a Halloween prank to their children, telling them they ate all candies overnight.
The results after hundreds of parents told their children they had stayed up late and devoured their stash of Halloween sweets were tantrums, tears and screams.
The footage, which shows children’s reaction to the Halloween prank, is becoming an internet sensation.
Jimmy Kimmel, 43, called on viewers to give their children the bad news, record the results, and post the results online.
Although there were some cracking strops, one more mature boy told his parent: “Good for you, daddy’s probably going to have a belly ache.
“That’s why you shouldn’t eat so much candy.”
And another little girl bursts into tears and shouts: “Dad, you’re ugly!”
But Jimmy Kimmel told The Sun he didn’t realize the joke would lead to so many tears.
Jimmy Kimmel said: “I kind of thought kids would be mad – but almost all of them cried.”