In a Cruel but Hilarious Tradition, Here Is 2016's "Parents Telling Their Children They Ate All the Halloween

That T-Rex one = priceless.

In a new Gallup poll, 10 out of 10 grade-schoolers named "that Jimmy Kimmel guy I'm not allowed to watch because it's past my bedtime" the most hated man in America because, year after year, he persuades their parents to lie and say they've eaten all the Halloween candy, then film their reactions for a national audience.

Although his own 2-year-old daughter Jane was like "whatever (opens in new tab)," the other participants' kids demonstrated a variety of reactions, the most popular of which seemed to be "shut down and collapse in anguish." (Others: scolding, cursing, Alec Baldwin when confronted by a paparazzo, surprising mercifulness, perhaps in a ploy to earn more candy.)

Bless the children, that's all we've got to say. 🙏🙏🙏

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Chelsea Peng
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Chelsea Peng is a writer and editor who was formerly the assistant editor at MarieClaire.com. She's also worked for The Strategist and Refinery29, and is a graduate of Northwestern University. On her tombstone, she would like a GIF of herself that's better than the one that already exists on the Internet and a free fro-yo machine. Besides frozen dairy products, she's into pirates, carbs, Balzac, and snacking so hard she has to go lie down.