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Jimmy Kimmel's kids choir schools people on trick-or-treat tips

October 31, 2013|By Patrick Kevin Day

Jimmy Kimmel assembled a crew of cute kids in full Halloween costume Wednesday night on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" to deliver a Very Important Message on the proper procedures of Halloween.

It may seem like a no-brainer, but despite decades of tradition, it seems some people need a quick refresher about how to behave for the hordes of trick or treaters who show up at their house on Halloween. Specifically, save all the healthy stuff and pass out the sweets. It's just that easy.

The choir warbled, "Save the toothbrush for yourself / Put the apples back on the shelf / Don't even bother with mixed nuts / And shove those pennies up your butt."

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Amazingly, the message still needs to be delivered. In an interview on Fargo radio station WDAY on Wednesday, an unidentified woman announced that she planned to hand out a letter to children she determined to be obese.

The letter reads, in part, "You [sic] child is, in my opinion, moderately obese and should not be consuming sugar and treats to the extent of some children this Halloween season. My hope is that you will step up as a parent and ration candy this Halloween and not allow your child to continue these unhealthy eating habits."

No surprise, the letter has ignited a firestorm of controversy, with fat activist Amanda Levitt threatening to go "sit on the person" who gave out letters.

Let's all just listen to Jimmy Kimmel and have a safe and happy Halloween, OK? And watch the video to the end for the world's cutest (and bluntest) penny.


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