culture The Meanest Pranks Parents Ever Pulled on Their Kids  

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On April Fools' day, we all try to think of great pranks we can play on victims that would be completely unsuspecting. Many people seem to forget, however, that the most unsuspecting victims in all of prankdom are innocent children. These parents did not forget this fact.

Here's a list of 10 pranks played on children (by their parents) that ensure the psychology industry's lasting prosperity. Vote up the cruelest of the cruel below... and maybe get some ideas for when your own kids need a little taste of what it feels like to be pranked.
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8 people just voted on Jimmy Kimmel Made Us Do It!

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Few things are more exciting to kids than the day after Halloween, knowing they have loads of candy to devour. Unfortunately for these kids, they got a rude awakening when their parents got involved in one of Jimmy Kimmel's YouTube challenges.

The late night host regularly encourages parents to prank their children in the cruelest ways. These poor little guys just wanted their sweet treats, and the results when they find out their parents "ate" it all, are quite entertaining.
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When Kids Watch Texas Chainsaw Massacre

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So we all watched scary movies when we were younger. We all were also warned about the potential nightmares we'd have by watching these scary movies.

HOWEVER, we did not all have parents considerate enough to enter our rooms with chainsaws to prove their point.
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8 people just voted on How To Make Your Son Hate Computers

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Remember those computer games that you would have people play only to have a scary face and a loud noise be the end result?

Remember when your own father played that particular trick on you as a young, impressionable child?

Remember being so scared that something in your brain short-wired, causing you to completely lose faith in all electronic equipment as well as your own father?

No? Well, this kid sure as hell does.
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I'm Sick Of This Dad!

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Ok, so we'll admit that right at the beginning of this video, when a brother and sister are scared by their father causing the son to retreat to the fetal position (while his sister simply backs up, thus providing years of therapy material for when he's older as he considers the definitions of "manhood" in our society) is pretty funny.

HOWEVER, the real selling point of this video is at 00:30 when the son gives his dad a tongue lashing for what seems to be years upon years of torturous scares achieved by jumping out of dark places. Maybe there's a man in him after all!
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Not the Easter Bunny!

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This one just starts out sooooo adorably sweet with two kids finishing up egg painting and saying how excited they are to have the Easter Bunny come along. Until...

00:17 A bunny-like figure appears outside their window, and are they excited?

If scared beyond the capacity for rational thought and shedding a river of tears means excited, then you betcha! Best part is the kid on the chair, frozen in fear, not doing anything to get away from what he's afraid of, just sitting there: crying. Amazing.
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When Little Boys Love Britney Spears

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Yes, this particular video involves a little boy of about five or six singing "Baby One More Time" by Britney Spears.

Yes, there are a multitude of jokes and comparisons that one inevitably thinks of while watching him dance and sing along.

No, we will not "go there."

Yes, it's hilarious when his mom scares the daylights out of him, discovering his secret love.

No, we did not rewind the video and watch it over and over and over and over again. That would be immature.

This video goes for pretty long, and the payoff isn't until sometime near the end. We'd give you a timestamp, but we feel that you have to earn this one the same way we did. Take it away, little boy.
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How To Make Your Son Hate Computers Part 2

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Remember that kid a couple items back who was so frightened by a computer scare prank that all faith in electronic equipment and his father was lost?

This is that kid's best friend. Feel free to scroll to 00:35 for the payoff.
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Classic Water Pail On Door

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This video pays off pretty quickly, and really doesn't do much harm... or does it?

The girl is coming home from school and probably has all kinds of important homework in that backpack. Possibly something she could have been working on all day.

This is why we think her reaction is a very matter-of-fact "you did not." They not only just ruined her hair and her homework, but her day.

Go ahead and scroll to 00:11 for the girl's entrance, it's just a shot of a door before that. See? We value your time around here! Now for another video...