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Balloon Boy Busts Parents

10/16/2009 7:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Falcon Heene and his family were just on Larry King Live -- where he suggested his family set up the entire "boy trapped in a flying balloon" story, saying "You guys said that we did this for the show."



His father responded by saying "Man," his mom adding "No."

Wolf Blitzer didn't hear what the boy said and moved on to the next question.

The family appeared on the ABC show "Wife Swap" back in March.

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46.

too sad    

anyone who believes this was not a hoax after the kid admited it was a set up......
sorrry, you were duped .
how much did that search cost ?
make the family pay .

1836 days ago
47.

told ya so - TEAM LENO    

This is what is wrong with the youth today--F'ing parents like these retarded Heene's. Mr. Heene I don't want to see your fugly mug on TV chasing storms or launching your "weather balloons" (ordered off the internet), and I dayum sure don't want to see your kids on youtube!!!

Act like a grown man for a change MORON!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just GO AWAY-we have had enough of you and your goofy family!!

1836 days ago
48.

Brenda    

I knew it was a hoax from the beginning... And Falcon... Seriously?

1836 days ago
49.

Raejean    

#15 Keegan, you can't forget Levi Johnston! I certainly wish he would allow us to!

1836 days ago
50.

They were in it for the money    

Mom was in on the game as well, but not the kids. I think we need to start making 3:am pizz calls to this idiot and play Up Up and Away by 5th Demension thats where he is going Talk about your E ride, yea ol popsie is going to be gettin his Dumb Fool! I know times is tough but damn, I'd never in a hundred years ever ask my spouse or kids to lie and I wouldn't do so either...Flipped out weasel!

1836 days ago
51.

element2003    

not only is this horrible parenting and evil to coax a child to lie, its also very illegal.. its sad that i spent time worrying about their child when they obviously dont care enough about him to teach him truthfulness, and instead try to coax him to lie.. im afraid i cared more about their kid than them this afternoon.. :(

1836 days ago
52.

Louisiana    

I know I saw this couple and their family recently on the TV show Wife Swap!!! They looked crazy then and even more so now!!! There definitely needs to be some investigation into their family life!!! They are sad!!

1836 days ago
53.

too sad    

father is a shyster liar !!!!!!!!!!
now he is pissed at the end !!!!!!!!
he is "" appalled "
the whole of america are appalled with this family now .

1836 days ago
54.

A. Minnitman    

Now what could you expect aside from chicanery,lies and snake oil from a family deluded and mentally poisoned by their brush with TV? The whole concept of "celebrity", media and fame has warped and racked this country. Turn off the TV, read a book or take a walk. Hasn't TV stolen enough of our lives?

1836 days ago
55.

They were in it for the money    

Are these people Nuckin' Futs?

Can you picture the inside of the guys jockey shorts

-WELCOME TO HERSHEY VILLAGE-!

The next thing we better be seeing is him and doctor death sharing a ride to the pokeymon prison for dumb idiot criminally stoopid canker sores on the butt of life. Thank you.

1836 days ago
56.

Courtney..    

These must be the most ignorant adults i know of. Its really pathetic.

1836 days ago
57.

truthiness    




He's appalled? WE'RE APPALLED!


1836 days ago
58.

Brenda    

"Now what could you expect aside from chicanery,lies and snake oil from a family deluded and mentally poisoned by their brush with TV? The whole concept of "celebrity", media and fame has warped and racked this country. Turn off the TV, read a book or take a walk. Hasn't TV stolen enough of our lives?"

This coming from someone on TMZ?!?! I guess "celebrity" stories on the internet is okay.

1836 days ago
59.

Dalia Voltex    

Balloon Boy is a poster child of parents' using their own children for their own mercantile interests!

1836 days ago
60.

They were in it for the money    

I see a new tv commercial in his future
Constipated gut at dinner table, dad goes on and on how worried he was for his son kid says but dad you said to do it this way for the show.......B A L O O M!!!!.....and we're off...Yes Friends, EXLAX the laxative that works almost as fast as Flacons truthful mouth, but without the kick in the face ;)

1836 days ago
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