During Sunday night’s awards show, the comedian revealed that the his Oscars hosting gig has taken a toll on his family life. “I’ve been away from my two daughters at a very important time in their life,” he said, adding, “I have missed most of Girl Scout cookie season.”
“Last night Zara, my youngest called me up and said, ‘Daddy how come we never sell the most cookies? How come Mrs. Dunn wins every year?’” he said. “It would mean so much to my little girl if we could beat Linda Dunn.”
Yes, even celebrity parents have to deal with the fierce competition of Girl Scout cookie season.
He then called on his peers to put their money where their mouths would soon be (i.e., around delicious cookies). “I want you to reach into your millionaire pockets and I want you to buy some of my daughter’s girl scout cookies. Are we going to deny my princesses from cookies? Alright, Tina Fey, get that money, girl. Charlize Theron, yes. Matt Damon, yes. Leo, you made $30 million—come on!”
Many of the stars did pony up, waving cash in the air as Girl Scouts descended upon the audience handing out cookies: Kate Winslet snagged a box of Tagalongs while Mindy Kaling took to Twitter so show off her box of Samoas.
When it was said and done, Rock said they raised a whopping $65,243, up from last year’s $600 second place finish. (By the way, you could buy around 16,000 boxes of cookies for that much money.)
We have a feeling Linda Dunn doesn’t stand a chance this year.