While hosting the Oscars on Sunday, Chris Rock sold $65,243 worth of Girl Scout cookies to celebrities (including Vice President Joe Biden!) because his daughter Zahra asked "Daddy, how come we never sell the most cookies? How come Mrs. Dunn wins every year?"

"What do you want, a cookie? Seriously, I have boxes of cookies."
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"It would mean so much to my little girl if we could beat Linda Dunn," he told the audience, not that Morgan Freeman needed any convincing

It was a cute, Ellen DeGeneres-like comedy bit from Rock, made even better because, apparently, Linda Dunn is a real mom in Rock's daughter's Girl Scout troop. The joke came as a shock to her, she told Access Hollywood, and she hadn't even been paying attention to the broadcast when it happened.

"All of a sudden my phone starts ringing. My email blows up," Dunn said. "Everyone is calling to say Chris Rock just threw down the gauntlet."

"That was a personal throwdown," she joked. "We have a fun rivalry. Selling cookies is fun."

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She's not mad, which makes her more mature than most of the people actually at the ceremony. "90 million people watch the Oscars," said Dunn. "You can’t buy that type of publicity for the Girl Scouts. That was a wonderful thing that he did."

Sources: h/t People