Medford Boys Become Internet Sensation After Mom’s Halloween Prank

MEDFORD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Two young Long Island boys who starred in a viral YouTube video and appeared on network television are now back home in Medford.

C.J., 7, and Jake, 3, are celebrities after their mother entered them into a video contest.

1010 WINS’ Mona Rivera with the Booth family

With the camera rolling, Shawn Booth, 30, told her boys that she ate all of their Halloween candy.

“I didn’t know it was going to be such a hit, I really didn’t,” Booth told 1010 WINS’ Mona Rivera.

Unlike most children in the video contest, who threw tantrums by kicking and screaming and throwing themselves on the floor, the Booth boys were shocked but took on a parental tone and gave their mother a stern talking to.

“Now you’re probably going to get a bellyache, that’s why you shouldn’t eat so much candy,” C.J. told his mother in the video. “You can’t eat two bags of candy.”

In the video, when Booth tells them she ate all of the peanut butter cups, Jake gasps and says, “You sneaky mom!”

Booth said she hesitated about submitting the video thinking that the big tantrums would win the challenge.

“I almost didn’t upload it because they didn’t react that much,” Booth said.

C.J. and Jake not only won the video contest they also appeared on “The Jimmy Kimmel Show” and got a trip to Disneyland.

“I always told them that when they have good behavior they get rewards and this was a really awesome reward,” Booth said.

Now, the boys are trying to get back to normal after their brush with fame. The original YouTube video has been viewed nearly 1.5 million times since it was posted on Nov. 1.

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One Comment

  1. Meme Meyagi says:

    what is done about 7 million mooslime terrorists living in usa?

  2. R.Hill says:

    But officer I wasn’t speeding.
    Yes you were.
    No I wasn’t your just trickin me.
    No I’m not and your under arrest for Nor obeying a police officer.
    ——-That’s kinda what the future looks like if the mother continues to Trick(LIE) to these wonderful children.

    1. Meme Meyagi says:

      kill yourself pig

  3. LibBob says:

    Psychlogical child abuse. The mother should be arrested, kids sent to foster care , get counciling. Thats the NY way!

    1. drexter says:

      The MOM should be arrested??? Are you kidding me??? There are severely physically, mentally and sexually abused, neglected kids that go unnoticed and the system allows them to remain with their abusive so called parents because somehow they just don’t see it until the child is dead or turns into a serial killer…..And you think THIS mother should be arrested, you are NUTS!!! I see nothing but love, well cared for kids & good parenting and well behaved kids from this video. What kid hasn’t had a good light hearted TRICK played on them as a kid. Geessh if that were a crime, My Dad would be on death row. It helps build character and a sense of humor!!! You are a sheltered prude that needs to crawl back into your cave!

  4. rosemary says:

    Very mean. I’d say it was worth it if she won the Disneyland trip, but she didn’t know she was going to win, so it was mean. Poor kids.

    1. Toni says:

      Mom tested her children. Other parents do the same. Their replies were age appropriate. Mom was not mean. Not any more than a parent who tells their children something to see how they will react under adverse pressure. The mere fact that the children reacted, it showed, they had concern for Mom’s health, but also showed their shock, anger, disappointment and denial. Mom is the hero here. She now knows what to draw from in the future. KUDOs to Mom.

  5. SarahNikko says:

    Adorable….simply adorable…..

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