Make Your Kids Excited About Going to Bed — No, Really — With Marvel Sheets

Marvel Bed Sheets and Pillows

Looking for Marvel bedding for your kid? That’s understandable. When it comes to classic debates for sci-fi nerds, the best ones used to involve Picard vs. Kirk, Han Solo vs. Indiana Jones, and Sarah Connor vs. Ellen Ripley. Now, though, the majority of these debates have Marvel vs. DC Comics at their heart. Whether you’re debating if Batman could out-gadget Iron Man, if Thor or Wonder Woman has the better backstory, or if any DC character could challenge Deadpool in a gross-out contest, the debates can become fierce.

Within the superhero genre, the majority of fans feel the need to pledge allegiance to either Marvel or DC. (Although some people would love to see a Marvel/DC crossover.)

If you as a dad have made the choice to be a Marvel fan, you’re probably going to try to raise your kids as Marvel fans too. (We wouldn’t recommend writing your kids out of the will if they slide toward being DC fans, but if you did write them out, we wouldn’t argue with your decision either. The DC/Marvel divide runs that deep.)

One of the ways to get your kid excited about Marvel characters is to purchase a Marvel bedding set for them. For kids who are scared to go to bed or who dislike going to bed, having Marvel bed sheets may be the trick to convince them to hit the hay at the appropriate 9 p.m. bedtime you’ve set (for a change).

Now we can’t guarantee that having Marvel bedding won’t make them act like superhero lunatics from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Pretending to be Hulk, Black Panther, or Spider-Man may have them jumping on and off the bed for hours at a time during the day. As long as they’re out like a light at 9 p.m., though, you may be willing to make this tradeoff.

The Best Marvel Bedding:

Friendly Spider-Man Reversible Comforter Set

When you want a classic Marvel character to use as Marvel twin bedding, Spider-Man is a great choice. After all, about 20 years ago, the highly popular Spider-Man movie really kicked off the onslaught of Marvel and DC Comics superhero movies to follow.

Plus kids love Spider-Man. The costume is cool. Shooting spider webs out of the wrist is cool. Flying around New York City on a web string is cool. Even kids who are terrified of spiders can find something to like about Spider-Man. Just don’t expect the most squeamish ones to watch the scene where the spider bites Peter Parker. Ouch.

The Spider-Man character on this Marvel bedding is an adorable cartoonish character, which makes it a good Marvel toddler bedding set. Little kids will like the friendly look to this Spider-Man.

This twin size Spider-Man bedding set includes:

  • Reversible comforter
  • Pillowcases
  • Sheets

Buy for $93 on Wayfair

Miles Morales Spider-Man Marvel Twin Bedding

For older kids (or adults) who prefer the Miles Morales version of Spider-Man over Peter Parker, this bed set is made with you in mind. (And if you don’t know what the hell we’re talking about, you may need to check in your Marvel Fan Club card.)

This set uses a lot of darker colors, far more than the first Spider-Man Marvel bedding we discussed, which may scare some younger kids (or they might think it’s super awesome).

Plus, one of the pillowcases is just a drawing of a giant spider from the Spider-Man logo, so this isn’t the best option for kids who are a little skittish.

This Marvel bedding set includes:

  • Twin comforter
  • Pillowcase
  • Sham
  • Flat sheet
  • Fitted sheet

Buy for $70 on Amazon

Black Panther Blue Border Tribe Twin Sheet Set

For kids who loved the Black Panther movie from a few years ago, this Marvel twin bedding will quickly become a favorite.

One of the best things about the Black Panther character is the detailed backstory, which some kids will want to dive into after receiving this bed set.

This Marvel bedding set doesn’t have a comforter, so you can save some money if you just add a solid colored comforter, more than enough to see the upcoming Black Panther II movie. (By then, we’ll hopefully be back attending movies in theaters again, so you’ll almost certainly need the extra cash — and then some — for snacks too. Even the mob is impressed by the markup at the movie theater snack bar.)

This twin size Black Panther bedding set includes:

  • Pillowcase
  • Fitted sheet
  • Flat sheet

Buy for $20 on Amazon

Hulk Out Marvel Toddler Bedding Set

Kids can relate to the Hulk character. When Bruce Banner gets mad, he turns into the Hulk, wreaking havoc in an uncontrollable rage. When your kid gets mad … well, let’s just say the kid’s tantrums would give the Hulk a run for his money. If the kid knew how to turn green, it’d be tough to tell the two apart.

The good news is you can send your kid to an extended timeout. We wouldn’t try that with the Hulk.

This Hulk set is made as a Marvel toddler bedding set or even as Marvel crib bedding, as the fitted sheet measures only 28 by 52 inches.

The Hulk character is a cartoonish version of the Hulk, made to be more fun than brooding and scary, further appealing to toddlers and preschoolers.

This twin size Hulk bedding set includes:

  • Reversible comforter
  • Pillowcase
  • Flat sheet
  • Fitted sheet

Buy for $54 on Wayfair

Marvel Avengers Queen Bedding Set

For those older kids and adults who are huge Marvel fans but who just can’t decide on a single favorite character, this Avengers comforter and sham set has you covered. It includes artwork featuring Iron Man, Black Panther, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, and Ant-Man.

The artwork on the comforter and shams is highly detailed, made to resemble artwork you’d find in a modern Marvel comic book, which will appeal to teens and adults.

The images are a bit darker than something that would be aimed at young children, some of whom may find them a little scary.

Then again, sometimes the best way to overcome a child’s fears is to throw them in the deep end. Leave the kid in the room with these character drawings for an entire night and the kid will overcome the fear … or will have nightmares for the next few months. Just a word of advice as you try to decide what to do: A few months is a long time for you to sleep on the couch while your wife is pissed at you.

This queen and full-size Avengers bedding set includes:

  • Comforter
  • Two shams

Buy for $45 on Amazon

Marvel Avengers Emblems Full Bed Set

As an adult, you may feel a little weird about having bedding with cartoon characters on it. (Your wife might use a different word to describe her feelings.)

This Marvel bedding set may be a nice compromise, as it features the emblems of several Avengers superheroes, giving you a more subtle look than drawings of the characters themselves. The emblems represent Captain America, Spider-Man, Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Black Panther, Black Widow, and Guardians of the Galaxy.

Someone who has no idea what Marvel is might even think these are NHL or NFL logos. (Feel free to use this idea to see if you can fool your wife on this one. We’ll wait to see how it goes for you before trying it ourselves.)

This full-size Avengers bedding set includes:

  • Comforter
  • Two pillowcases
  • Two shams
  • Fitted sheet
  • Flat sheet

Buy for $70 on Amazon

Avengers Hero Up Marvel Toddler Bedding Set

Toddlers who are a little nervous about bedtime can feel braver with these Marvel Avengers bed sheets. They have multiple Marvel characters along with their emblems on the pillowcases and comforter. All of the character drawings are cartoonish and made to be friendly, which keeps the scary level to a minimum.

The sheets have the message HERO UP! printed on them, which may encourage the kid to be brave all night.

Just imagine it … a child who stays in his or her bed all night and doesn’t interrupt your sleeping. Just the thought of it brings a tear to your eye.

This twin size Spider-Man bedding set includes:

  • Reversible comforter
  • Pillowcases
  • Sheets

Buy for $50 on Amazon

Marvel Avengers Fight Club Twin Bed Set With Guardians of the Galaxy

When it comes to traditional superheroes, a talking raccoon and a tree creature normally wouldn’t have fit the bill for most fans. Then Guardians of the Galaxy came along and “I am Groot” became a sensation, holding us over until the Baby Yoda phenomenon started.

If you and your kids are big fans of Guardians of the Galaxy, you’ll appreciate these twin Marvel bed sheets, featuring a host of those characters, including Groot, Gamora, and Rocket Raccoon, as well as Captain America, Thor, Black Widow, Spider-Man, Hulk, and Iron Man.

This twin size Avengers bedding set includes:

  • Twin/full comforter
  • Pillowcase
  • Sham
  • Fitted sheet
  • Flat sheet

Buy for $60 on Amazon

Avengers Superheroes Marvel Full Bedding Set

If you’re the kind of dad who likes to tell your kids how much better things were in your day, here’s your chance to put those words into action with this Marvel bedding set. It features popular Marvel characters in artwork that resembles classic comic books.

The drawings of Spider-Man, Hulk, Captain America, Thor, and Iron Man have an old school look to them. Your kids may snicker at the look of some of these characters, but maybe they’ll learn to appreciate the rough, hand-drawn look these characters had in the comics from when you were a kid (or maybe from when your dad was a kid and gave you the same “things were better in my day” speech).

If your kids don’t appreciate the old school look, well, you can make them sleep on these Marvel bed sheets until they do. You’re the dad, after all, and your word is law. (Until your wife overrules you.)

This full-size Avengers bedding set includes:

  • Two pillowcases
  • Fitted sheet
  • Flat sheet

Buy for $30 on Amazon

Avengers Comic Cool Marvel Bed Sheets and Comforter

For teens (or dads) who appreciate the comic books featuring Marvel characters as much (or more) than the multitude of movies over the past couple of decades, this Marvel full bedding set is made with them in mind.

This is an interesting design with black and white comic book panels adorning the comforter with large full color drawings of characters like Spider-Man, Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, and Hulk superimposed over the top of the comic panels. These are old school drawings of the characters from the vintage comics, which adds to the cool factor.

With the black and white comic panel drawings, it may even spark an interest in the child of reading black and white graphic novels. Yeah, yeah, we know. There’s plenty of people out there who would tell you graphic novels are not real books. But at least the kid would be reading willingly. (Pat yourself on the back. You just parented the crap out of your kid’s reading time.)

This Marvel full bedding set includes:

  • Twin/full comforter
  • Two pillowcases
  • Two shams
  • Flat sheet
  • Fitted sheet

Buy for $70 on Amazon

80th Anniversary Marvel Queen Bedding Comforter and Sham Set

Perhaps you wanted Marvel bedsheets when you were a kid, and your mom quashed your hopes. Then your live-in girlfriend in college (who you somehow kept a secret from your mom) also said no to your hopes of buying a Marvel bedding set.

Now your wife says no too. But when she says no, you can see a hint of pity in her eyes. (Never underestimate the benefits of being the recipient of your spouse’s pity.) So if you believe there’s a sliver of hope for your Marvel queen bedding quest, we have the model that may work.

This 80th anniversary Marvel bed set has a reversible comforter. One side has Marvel comic panels in color on a gray background. And when your wife wants to pretend that she did not marry a huge comic book and superhero nerd (totally on her, TBH), the reverse side of the comforter has a classy gray and white stripe pattern.

Most nights, she’s so tired from the antics of the kids that she’ll never even notice if you flip the comics side of the comforter upward for all to see.

Hopefully, she says yes to this Marvel comforter. But if she says no, and if you’ve lived through being a father to a toddler, at least you’re finally at a point in your life where you’re prepared to hear no. After all, your toddler likely said no to you roughly 156 times per day.

This queen-size Marvel bedding set includes:

  • Reversible comforter
  • Sham

Buy for $45 on Amazon

Captain American Adult Duvet Cover Set

If you want to go even more subtle when it comes to your Marvel bedding, this Captain America comforter set will meet your needs. Rather than full color drawings of Captain America on the bed sheets and comforter, this product uses his emblem of stars and rings from his shield in varying shades of blue and gray.

If you encounter someone who is not a Marvel fan, they may not even know that this is Captain America’s shield emblem. This kit provides a contemporary style (whatever that is).

This Captain America full-size bedding set includes:

  • Comforter
  • Two pillowcases
  • Accent pillow
  • Sham

Buy for $104 on Wayfair

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Rescuer Adopts ‘Miracle Dog’ Who Spent Four Days Trapped on the Detroit River

Miracle dog adopted by rescuer
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The peaceful quiet of a world covered in freshly-fallen snow, the lack of mosquitos – yep, that’s about all there is on the list of reasons winter isn’t terrible. People seemingly forget how to drive, ice-scraping becomes a second job, and frozen bodies of water become enormously dangerous for people and animals alike. While most adults know to stay away from iced-over ponds, animals often don’t – and for one Michigan dog, a frozen river almost claimed his life.

A dog initially called Alfonso found himself in a terrifying situation in February, in the midst of a freezing midwest winter. Locals spotted the terrified dog stranded on a small patch of land surrounded by ice in the middle of the Detroit River but were unsure of how to safely rescue him. Over the next four days, Alfonso dodged hungry predators, survived bone-chilling temperatures, and even climbed back onto the ice after falling in the water.

Surviving days on a frozen river is no easy feat, but the heavily-matted dog clearly had one heck of a will to live. Locals tried repeatedly to rescue the exhausted pup but came up empty-handed. On day four, Jude Mead decided enough was enough. Mead, director of operations at an Ontario construction company, risked his own life to give Alfonso one last shot.

By some stroke of luck, both man and dog made it back to shore safely. The unlikely rescue earned Jude full-on hero status, and four days surviving the elements earned Alfonso a new name: Miracle. Miracle was rushed to Woodhaven Animal Hospital by Patricia Trevino, director of the River Rouge Animal Shelter, where he made a full recovery.

Adoption applications poured in for Miracle, but in a touching update shared by Friends of the River Rouge Animal Shelter, one application stood out above the rest.

“Today the story came full circle,” the shelter wrote on Facebook. “Today the little Miracle dog was placed into the hands of the hero who saved his life. That’s right….this dog who defied ALL THE ODDS will now live happily ever after w the man who saved his life. Miracle could not ASK for a better or more ideal family to love him!”

Sonic The Hedgehog 2 Leaked Set Photos Reveal Sega Dreamcast Easter Egg

Sonic 2 Easter Egg

It has been just over a year since the first Sonic film released, but production is already well underway for Paramount’s anticipated Sonic the Hedgehog sequel.  We still don’t know any major plot details or if Jason Momoa will actually be voicing Knuckles, but eagle-eyed fans have spotted a cool little Sega Dreamcast Easter Egg from some leaked set photos.

While most people will just see a photo of a helicopter in one of the images, if you look closely, it’s marked with “SA-2”.  This means it’s actually the same helicopter that’s featured in the opening level of Sonic Adventure 2.  You know, the helicopter Sonic complains about being low budget for not having any food or movies?  I never really thought about that, but does that mean Sonic has been a passenger on an actual plane before?  Would it not have been faster to just run to where he wanted to go?  Would he not have been super impatient while waiting for his flight?  Sometimes we need to ask these tough questions, no matter how insane they might seem.

For those that haven’t played Sonic Adventure 2, it originally released on the Sega Dreamcast back in 2001.  The opening level ‘City Escape’ features Sonic jumping out of this helicopter and is considered to be one of the most iconic levels in Sonic game history.  It definitely makes sense that fans are pretty excited to potentially see it make its way into the next film.

I think if they’re going to include the helicopter, they may as well go all out and just recreate the whole level in live-action.  Throw in that absolute headbanger of a song and make sure that there are perfectly placed ramps in the middle of the street so Sonic can do some sick jumps and flips off them.

The first Sonic the Hedgehog film was a box-office hit and well-received by both critics and moviegoers.  It even won Jim Carrey a Critic’s Choice Award for his role as the evil Dr. Robotnik.  Personally, I think it was great because it embraced the history of the franchise so well.  There are loads of Easter Eggs to find in the first movie, and it looks like the sequel could potentially have just as many.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 releases in theaters on April 8th, 2022

Giddy-up! Croc Spurs Are the Dadass Accessory You Didn’t Know You Needed

Croc Spur

Every once in a while, there’s a product that lights up social media, and it becomes a must-have. Think “Bernie Sanders mittens” the inauguration. Regardless of your political affiliation, everyone can appreciate the fine craftsmanship. This product feels like it could be the best in the social media craze; spurs for your crocs.

There are definitely way crazier things you can find on Etsy than the perfect Western complement to the most comfortable shoe ever. For starters, Crocs are an underrated shoe. In the pantheon of dad shoes, New Balance and Air Monarchs get the love, but Crocs are also a must-wear.

And nothing makes you stand out more than throwing some old West on your croc game and rocking the sprocs. They easily clip onto your existing Crocs, they clank when you walk, how badass is that? You can feel like a gunslinger on your trek from the pantry to the couch. This is the American dream.

Croc Example

Even the model is rocking them with socks because you aren’t beholden to fashion norms when you rock crocs. You can go socks, no socks, or even spurs. You make the rules now. The reviews are strong, not that it matters. For $12, it’s worth a shot to elevate your croc game past the competition and to be able to walk around saying things like “this neighborhood ain’t big enough for the both of us.”

LeVar Burton Is FINALLY Getting His Chance To Guest Host Jeopardy!

LeVar Hosts Jeopardy
(Getty/Ian Tuttle)

It is finally happening. Jeopardy producers have heard the groundswell of support for former ‘Star Trek’ and ‘Reading Rainbow’ star LeVar Burton and have caved to the internet’s demands. The show named it’s final group of guest hosts for the season and emphasized Burton would be one of them. He is finally getting his chance to guest host Jeopardy.

It started with a petition, one that Dick Van Dyke even endorsed. Hundreds of thousands of fans added their voices to it. And then Burton even started campaigning for the spot, saying he’s been a fan since BEFORE the Trebek era and watches the show every night. And now, he will fulfill his dream and get his tryout as a host.

Will it be strong enough to remove the interim tag? Will the show go back to widely expected heir Ken Jennings? Time will tell on that front. But what is important is the producers, who seemed oblivious to the overwhelming chorus pulling for Burton, finally gave the people what they wanted.

Burton seemed ecstatic on social media.

“THANK YOU…to all y’all for your passionate support! I am overjoyed, excited and eager to be guest-hosting Jeopardy! and will do my utmost best to live up to your faith in me. YOU MADE A DIFFERENCE! Go ahead and take my word for it, this time.’

Joining Burton in the final group of guest hosts is Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos, Joe Buck, and David Faber. All pale in comparison to the legendary Burton.

Jeopardy producer Mike Richards (who made himself a guest host at one point as well) said “Our passionate fans are telling us what they like, and we are listening.”

The dates for the final guest hosts are still TBD, but it’s expected they will air over the summer as season 37 concludes in August.

30 Years After Graduating, LSU Frat Brothers Pay Off Beloved Cook’s Mortgage

Frat brothers pay off cook's mortgage 30 years later
(YouTube/The Advocate)

It’s never too late to say thank you. Whether it’s a week, a month, or several decades later, feeling appreciated is always touching. It reminds you that your hard work is valued, and in the case of one fraternity house cook, gratitude can change your entire life.

30 years ago, Jessie Hamilton worked as a cook for the fraternity Phi Gamma Delta, better known as Fiji. College is a time where kids get their first real taste of freedom – no parents are there to set strict boundaries, teachers expect you to come to them if you need help, and your behavior is guided entirely by your own values.

Frat houses in movies are depicted as places of complete and total chaos, with parties ending only when the next one starts. But in reality, the frat brothers of the Fiji house made it a place where Hamilton was happy to work for 14 years. The frat brothers saw Hamilton as a mother figure – one who didn’t hesitate to go beyond the call of duty, driving them to the grocery store and doctor’s appointments and always being there when the boys needed her.

30 years later, over a dozen Louisiana State University graduates felt the irresistible urge to pay Hamilton back for everything she did for them. The now grown men learned that their beloved cook was working multiple jobs to pay off her mortgage, and to the eternally grateful brothers, that was unacceptable.

On her 74th birthday, the brothers packed up their families and made the journey to Hamilton’s house to present her with the ultimate surprise.

“We’re here to thank you for 14 years of service,” one of the brothers begins. “Working in that kitchen, putting up with us at the Fiji house. You’re the only one I know in this world that could walk into that hot kitchen, working for minimum wage with a smile on your face every single day for 14 years. We’re here to thank you for that, because we love you, we respect you, and we know what you’ve been through to get this house, put food on your table, to pay the rent.”

The brothers then invite Hamilton to play a winners-only game of Lets Make a Deal, with each of her three kids uncovering various gifts behind three separate doors (aka poster boards with numbers written on them). They then presented an emotional Hamilton with an assortment of birthday presents including custom t-shirts, a catered lunch, and $45,000 to pay off the rest of her mortgage.

“They were my kids. They still are,” Hamilton told the Washington Post. “They used to tell me they loved me, and now, they’ve proved it.”

Chris Hemsworth, Anya Taylor-Joy Can’t Wait To Film Fury Road Prequel

Hemsworth Fury Road Prequel

Things are getting better out there, and just in time for summer. But there remain a lot of questions, especially about hanging out inside, which is why movie theaters continue to struggle, and some are shutting down entirely. But we need them, especially for blockbusters Because some movies demand the big screen. Tenet was robbed of it, and the new James Bond movie is holding out for it, waiting for things to continue to improve.

Hopefully, they’ll be back to normal for those movies, and for the prequel to Fury Road. Because if there is one franchise that needs the big screen and the booming sound system, it’s the Mad Max franchise.

Fury Road was a massive critical and commercial hit, and now director George Miller is prepping the prequel movie, about Charlize Theron’s Furiosa character. She’s to be played by The Queen’s Gambit star Anya Taylor-Joy, who will costar with Thor himself, Chris Hemsworth, and they’re as jacked to start filming the movie – with production set to start in 2022 – as we are to see it.

She told MTV’s Happy Sad Confused Podcast how excited she was to work on the film. “I’ve already started dreaming about [Furiosa] and she’s coming in very strong. I’m so committed to working as hard as possible as I can. I always said that I wanted a role that I would have to give everything to, it wouldn’t just be my mind but my body, what I’m doing with myself when I’m not on set. I’m so excited for that and to push myself past the limits of what my brain thought was possible.”

Meanwhile, Hemsworth is champing at the bit as well, having just participated in a press conference where he discussed the film.


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The story will take place over several years, unlike previous Mad Max films, and will focus on Furiosa’s origin story. No word yet on who Hemsworth is playing, but something tells me it will involve driving something across a desert at some point.

Shaq Buys Stranger’s Engagement Ring

Shaq buys engagement ring

Shaq has always been a pretty lovable guy. The NBA legend who put the Orlando Magic on the map and was absolutely dominant during his early 2000s run with the Lakers is now well-known for his role on TNT’s Inside the NBA and his overall genial presence.

He’s a hard man to miss, walking around at 7 feet and over 300 pounds, and his stature, as well as his fame, have put him at the center of plenty of frames. But recently, he put someone else first and did a good deed for a guy purchasing a ring for his bride-to-be.

Shaq happened to be in a jewelry store when he heard a man attempting to purchase an engagement ring on a layaway plan. The NBA legend walked to the register and gave the cashier his card, with instructions to let him pay for the jewelry himself.

The generous moment was caught on video.

What a wonderful thing to do for someone. I hope she says yes!

Afterward, Shaq explained that he made an effort to perform similar random acts of kindness whenever he got the chance. As a Lakers fan, my only regret is that Shaq didn’t show similar kindness when he and Kobe couldn’t keep it together for a fourth and fifth ring!

Tracy Morgan Says His Dad Would’ve Been Proud He Worked With Eddie and Arsenio

Tracy Morgan Dad Proud

Tracy Morgan has had a decorated comedy career, from his time on SNL and on-stage as a standup to his breakout role on “30 Rock.” But it was co-starring in “Coming 2 America” with Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall that would’ve made his dad the most proud, Morgan said.

Morgan was promoting the sequel (which was actually pretty good) on “Ellen” with guest host tWitch when he talked about the real reason he wanted to do “Coming 2 America.” He also gushed about being a girl dad.

Morgan said he was not in a good place when the original “Coming to America” came out in theaters, as it was just a year after his dad’s death. He said his dad LOVED Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall, and that seeing the movie lifted his spirits. And actually working with the two legendary comics in the sequel? He said it meant more than anything.

“It was nostalgia for me when I saw the film, it was something me and my dad loved,” he said. “And now, to be sitting here 30 something years later, to be in it, my dad is smiling down. He’s singing.”

“Coming 2 America” is a dad movie, as Eddie’s Prince Akeem is traveling back to America to find his long lost son Lavelle (played by the hilarious stand-up Jermaine Fowler). Morgan stars as the uncle that raised Lavelle.

“Being on that set, there was one day where I laughed so hard for 25 minutes because me, Jermaine, Eddie and Arsenio started getting into this groove,” he said on the show. “When you got that kind of manpower, you can only imagine the funny.”

Morgan did not have an easy road back after he was in that tragic car wreck six years ago, but the comedic actor got to check off a bucket-list experience in the movie by working with his dad’s favorite comedians.

The Rock Has To Call Aquaman To Save His Daughter’s Birthday

Momoa Surprises Rock's Daughter

It doesn’t matter how successful you are or how much of a big shot you are, your kids will never be impressed. The Rock is literally the biggest movie star in the world. A titan of multiple industries. And yet the only thing his daughter wanted to know on her third birthday was: “Do you know Aquaman?”

The People’s Champ shared the anecdote on his Instagram page. First, it was a touching tribute to his kid. Then, it was the explanation that “now that she understands daddy is Maui from MOANA, she has one important question: Daddy do you know Aquaman?”


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Then, she demanded her Aquaman toy join them for the birthday breakfast, and then she asked her dad to draw a picture of Aquaman so she could frame it. Finally, The Rock gave in, and pulled a famous person move, and arranged for Jason Momoa to surprise his daughter with a video message.


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“I had the make the call…it’s what daddy’s do,” he wrote on Instagram. “I can’t thank my brother (Jason Momoa) enough for making this adoring 3yr old’s birthday the best EVER. Her reaction is priceless and what it’s all about.”

Yep, even The Rock’s kids aren’t impressed with him. The guy is literally filming a comic book movie now, was in one of the biggest Disney kid’s movies ever (and arguably one of the best), and has even starred in kid-adjacent movies like Jumanji, and still, all she wants is Aquaman.

Every dad can relate to having a kid that is just never impressed. Of course, not every dad has Aquaman on speed dial. But at least The Rock is using his fame for a good cause, to make his kid’s birthday special. He’s right, it IS what daddy’s do.

He thanked Momoa for always having his back and said “I’ll always have yours.”

At one point, Johnson asked his daughter “who is cooler, Aquaman or Daddy?” and it went about as well as could be expected (Aquaman).

Momoa said it was an honor to do it, and wrote on Instagram that “when uncle Maui calls you up and asks for a favor… all my love to baby jazzy and baby tia happy birthday beautiful.’ And he joked that he knew what his kids were getting for their birthday, likely having Black Adam repay the favor.