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If you watched the Oscars this year, you know that one of the brilliant gags of the hilarious and poignant host, Chris Rock, was to parade his daughter Girl Scout Troop through the audience (filled with millionaires) in an attempt to sell enough cookies to beat his daughter’s rival.
Firstly, I think we can all agree that Girl Scout Cookies, (especially Samoas), are a gift from the heavens. Secondly, I’m sure that during the unending Oscar show all of those celebs become absolutely starving and bored and tired: sugary cookies are the perfect antidote to this! Thirdly, I don’t have a third point but two seems like not quite enough to make a list so there you go.
At the end of the show, Rock did a tally of how much the scouts had earned–a whopping $65,243! This staggering number seemed impressive, but completely believable given the amount of people in attendance and the sheer magnitude of their collective wealth.
Turns out, the number was inflated just a wee bit.
Apparently, the total was just part of Rock’s gag, and in reality the amount raised was closer to $2,500. It’s still a pretty big number when it comes to cookies, but honestly, couldn’t these celebs reach just a tiny bit further into their deep, deep pockets for a good cause?