Chris Rock Guilt-Sells His Daughters’ Girl Scout Cookies During the Oscars: ‘Leo, You Made $30 Million!’

02/28/2016 at 10:55 PM ET

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Chris Rock may have just cemented himself as the real winner of the Oscars, taking home the prize for Dad of the Year.

During Sunday night’s awards show, the comedian revealed that 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.”

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“Last night Zahra, 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!”

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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. Even Vice President Joe Biden forked over $20 for the cause.

In this unaired footage, you can see celebs like Jennifer Lawrence, Julianne Moore, John LegendMatt Damon and Christian Bale (a Thin Mints guy, as it turns out) digging through their purses and wallets to get their sugar fix in.

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. (And if Rock’s stunt has you craving cookies of your own, visit or use the Girl Scout cookie finder app to order.)

We have a feeling Linda Dunn doesn’t stand a chance this year.

Shay Spence

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Francine on


Meela on

That was freaking brilliant!

Guest on

That was tacky and awkward.

Ryan on

Oh please Francine. My entire life I sold cookies (and I went door to door and did it myself), but my parents took those silly forms to work with them to help out the cause. I can’t help but love this, because hey, he took it to work. His work just happened to be way better than my dad’s office haha. Whatever works. Lets face it, people go nuts to see celebrities eat, especially junk food. It’s the pizza all over again.

karen on

Love it.

LightWizard on

Really, Using your high profile position at the Oscars to promote your kids cookie sales. Sorry and I am sure I will get flamed for this but it was so wrong. Despite the good it did for the GSA, the method was to put the rich and famous on the spot on national television by the parent (Chris Rock) and what message does that send to his/our kids? Totally an unfair advantage to all the other kids that work hard to sell GS Cookies on their own. Seems that the social media is applauding this behavior and there is the issue. Yea Chris Rock is a Hero in his daughters eyes and much of the public and GSA but adds to the decay of our society and our children’s life lesson reality and learning on working hard to accomplish a goal on their own and not be worried on competing against Mrs Whoever.

Kristi on

Oh please people! I like how another comment said he took the form to work just like other parents! My girls weren’t GS but we love some cookies! Look at the big picture here GSA is the real winner!!!

Amanda on

Wow. He’s a comedian and a dad. He did what most dads would do for their daughters. How miserable are you people to see a problem with that? Because that’s how you sound– like rain clouds of misery and despair.

Pittt on

Can someone tell me Leo received Oscar was it still 28th LA time? Thanks, coz we are confused here with time zones

Tonya on

This was so not tacky. What is tacky is the fact that I can’t go to a grocery store or a Walmart without being asked if I want to buy Girl Scout Cookies. It was nice to know that even the wealthy have to deal with he awkward moment of having to buy girl scout cookies from your co-workers to keep the peace and not be talked about! It was brilliant!

Carella on

It was wrong for Chris Rock to sell his daughter’s cookies at this venue. I am sure that there were other parents in the room that had a child selling cookies for scouts or were selling for another good cause and they didn’t have the opportunity to sell that evening. Only Chris Rock’s daughter and her all black troop were selling. It isn’t fair! If people want equality then it should be equality all the time, not just when it suits yourself.

Nicole on

Love Girl Scout Cookies! and I bet the stars are just happy to eat something after sitting there for so long! Just like the pizza last year this is a huge hit! I wouldn’t be surprised if we see more food segments in upcoming Oscar shows

guest on

For a host whose monologue was on racism, I felt it was inappropriate to have only his daughter’s troop selling cookies—more appropriate to have girl scouts of many races-Hispanic, Asian, Indian, Caucasian, Afro-american, etc.. A great thing for Girl Scouts of America and it looked like the audience loved having a snack

Julie on

That girl scout cookie thing was real? I thought it was a joke. He acted like they owed it to his daughters to buy cookies.

He said that his children asked him why Mrs. Dunn wins every year? He should have said because she works harder!

Katie on

So let me get this straight. Chris Rock does a whole skit about how Hollywood is racist and too white and the silly white people in the audience laugh and applaud when they should have grown a spine and walked out? Then the proceed to buy his daughters cookies? We all know what would have happened if anyone declined. They would have been verbally attacked and shamed. Disgusting!

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