Forget monsters under the bed or a zombie lurking in the closet, Mark Ruffalo knows what kids on Halloween are truly terrified of — losing their candy stash after a long night of trick-or-treating. And the actor decided to play into that fear with his own children this Halloween by claiming to eat their candy, as he revealed on Jimmy Kimmel Live!.
On Kimmel's annual "I Ate Your Candy" Halloween segment, Ruffalo shared the video evidence from his prank, a terrifying one for sweet lovers everywhere. The video, which appeared to be taken from a cell phone, opened with Ruffalo explaining his plan. He put a piece of candy in his mouth and started munching on it to make his act more convincing to his kids and a couple of their friends. Then, he walked into the family room where the children were and said, "I just ate all your candy." Immediately afterward, the kids began to scream in unison. Then they ran toward him and started attacking him as if they were going after some kind of Halloween monster, punching and screaming all the way. To make the video even more scary hilarious and hilariously scary, Ruffalo superimposed a video of the Hulk to take his place in the dramatic scene. Though it is undoubtedly scary — and infuriating — to candy enthusiasts on Halloween, it is admittedly extremely entertaining to watch.
After showing the footage, Kimmel jokingly said, "You really didn't need to put the Reese's Peanut Butter Cup in your mouth." Ruffalo responded, "I wanted to sell it." From the looks of it, it seems like he went well above and beyond with the prank, especially considering the addition of the Hulk imagery.
Well, Ruffalo should be proud of his Halloween prank skills. Not only was the prank successful, he also got approval from Kimmel himself. If there is anyone who knows how to play a terrifying Halloween prank on kids with a serious sweet tooth, it's the talk show host. After all, he's been doing the "I Ate Your Candy" segment for five straight years now, so he definitely knows what he's doing.
But it's safe to say that Ruffalo really upped the ante here with this one, especially with his fake-out munchies and, of course, the addition of the Hulk. It doesn't hurt that the actor made the reveal that his kids were actually the ones that showed him the "I Ate Your Candy" segment from previous years. Without a doubt, they definitely created a monster.
Watch the video below yourself to get a glimpse of Ruffalo's scary funny joke!