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"I Ate Your Halloween Candy" from Kimmel
Old 11-04-2014, 08:58 AM   #1
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"I Ate Your Halloween Candy" from Kimmel

Some undoubtedly saw it live, I thought it was pretty funny. Some predictable, some not.

YouTube Challenge - I Told My Kids I Ate All Their Halloween Candy 2014 - YouTube
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Old 11-04-2014, 09:37 AM   #2
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Hilarious! - Thanks for posting.
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Hilarious, but sad too. These (predominantly white, middle class) kids have first world problems. Some of the older kids are acting like three year olds. It's just candy, kids.
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Hilarious, but sad too. These (predominantly white, middle class) kids have first world problems. Some of the older kids are acting like three year olds. It's just candy, kids.
I was pleasantly surprised that at least some kids seemed to take it in stride. I expected all of them to go nuts!
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I've seen this same act in the cereal aisle at the supermarket.
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Really? This is funny? I think it's sadistic. Do these TV show stars have no shame?

I fear for the guy who marries the little girl in the purple shirt.
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Hilarious, but sad too. These (predominantly white, middle class) kids have first world problems. Some of the older kids are acting like three year olds. It's just candy, kids.
OK, but it sounds like you think that non-white, below middle class (or, less financially privileged) kids would react differently. Might be the start of an interesting study.
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....I fear for the guy who marries the little girl in the purple shirt.
She threw that plate across the kitchen as if she had done it before
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Funny link.
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Hilarious, but sad too. These (predominantly white, middle class) kids have first world problems. Some of the older kids are acting like three year olds. It's just candy, kids.
Nothing first world about a tantrum, and it's not about the candy, it's the way kids are, and they need no reason to act that way, they just do.
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OK, but it sounds like you think that non-white, below-middle class (or, less financially privileged) kids would react differently. Might be the start of an interesting study.

I didn't say that, and I don't assume that. I do know that there are many children in many countries around the world who are orphaned by war, poverty or disease, have no homes, go hungry and are abused, and they would probably be glad to have such trivial challenges in life.


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Really? This is funny? I think it's sadistic. Do these TV show stars have no shame?

I fear for the guy who marries the little girl in the purple shirt.
Purple shirt was worse than what the little angel (in the middle) near the end of the video said to her parent (too bad you didn't get to hear it) ?
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Funny link.

Nothing first world about a tantrum, and it's not about the candy, it's the way kids are, and they need no reason to act that way, they just do.
Could be.

I am assuming that these kids went out on Halloween and therefore "earned" their candy (one kid dramatically mentions this). I wonder: if they were just given the candy at home and then later were told that their parents had eaten it, if the kids would have been less upset.

Another thing to keep in mind (or not) is that this TV entertainment. There might have been many dozens of episodes filmed and the show simply used the most entertaining ones that fit into a 4:06 time slot.
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The parents who did this have forfeited some trust that they may never regain.

Very bad judgment, unworthy of a parent. They have essentially humiliated their kids, and filmed it for the world to see and gloat over or whatever gross outcomes they achieved.

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I thought it was sad in that the parents kept the "joke" going long enough to get an emotional reaction and then kept going. Poor kids. Next up: parents telling their kids Santa didn't bring them any presents.
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Those parents are sick.

Those kids earned that candy and doing that work was a good lesson in life skills (doing a deed or chore, pleasant or otherwise and getting a payment).
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I would never have done that to my kids. That is treating your kid like less than a whole person, and my goal was to treat them as a person with an adult inside them from the day they were born.

The reaction of the kids probably reflects exactly how they see their parents react. So those parents that video taped a tantrum just showed the world what crappy parents they are.
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I would never have done that to my kids. That is treating your kid like less than a whole person, and my goal was to treat them as a person with an adult inside them from the day they were born.
My thoughts exactly. And then these parents will wonder why their kids don't trust them.
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Yep, my thoughts exactly.
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My thoughts exactly. And then these parents will wonder why their kids don't trust them.
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These parents are teaching their kids to do this type of mean teasing and will likely receive this back from their kids. It looks like bullying to me.
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