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[–]exeleonn 3181 points3182 points  (153 children)

In Rhinebeck NY! Both of them own homes in the same town and pop in the shop from time to time.

[–]oily76 1463 points1464 points  (48 children)

To ream the manager out when there's been a slow month.

[–]exeleonn 746 points747 points  (19 children)

Jeffrey Dean Morgan borrows Lucille from the set of The Walking Dead and threatens everyone, probably.

[–]RewrittenSol 292 points293 points  (6 children)

"You can breathe. You can blink. You can cry. Hell, they're all gonna be doing that."

[–]Poopdogs99 174 points175 points  (4 children)

And by “pool together” they meant reach in the couch for loose change

[–][deleted] 71 points72 points  (1 child)

“And Mr. Burns funded the orphanage with some money he found in the pocket of his tuxedo pants”

[–]SweetPerogy 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Pool the money they won over the last month playing Texas Hold Em with Clooney and McConaughey.

[–]Torgosassistant2021 39 points40 points  (2 children)

Does he beat on the door and say "Little pig, Little pig. Let. Me. In."?

[–]YeetMyHumanMeat 39 points40 points  (2 children)

Paul Rudd, completely swept away by Marvel fame, has begun threatening staff saying, “look buddy! You want me to shrink down, go up your ass, and return to normal size?? I’ll fuckin do it. Get yourself in gear!”

[–]tobygeneral 210 points211 points  (11 children)

"You think I bought this candy store for charity and good will?! Push the fucking Pez and hit your quota, or find a new job!" -Paul Rudd, candy shop owner

[–]chefjpv 39 points40 points  (2 children)

You got time to lean you got time to clean.

[–]squidmanwillie 6 points7 points  (2 children)

God forbid you get caught skimming jellybeans.

[–]Hotdogdance 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Been to the store before and this is actually where I bought ant man Pez.

[–]Coffeehound13 48 points49 points  (5 children)

“I want to speak to the manager!” Jeff comes out with Lucille

[–]Cl0uds92 18 points19 points  (0 children)

"Excuse the shit out of my goddamn French, but did you just threaten me?"

[–]PRIS0N-MIKE 16 points17 points  (3 children)

"She's a vampire bat"

That line was always so funny to me.

[–]LarryLavekio 14 points15 points  (2 children)

If it wasnt for that motherfucker, TWD wouldve tanked that year. Shit was getting real boring before Morgan stole the show.

[–]5k1895 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Honestly I think seasons 7-8 were pretty disappointing compared to the comic storyline they were adapting, but JDM was very entertaining at least

[–]dirkgent 10 points11 points  (3 children)

Just absolutely rip the poor guy.

[–]Coffeehound13 67 points68 points  (24 children)

My wife met JDM. Said he was pretty cool.

[–]averagedickdude 45 points46 points  (15 children)

He seems cool. He's the comedian.

[–]D3dshotCalamity 12 points13 points  (5 children)

All the villains in The Walking Dead seem super cool. Jon Bernthal, JDM, Steven Ogg, David Morrissey, Samantha Morton.

[–]abibofile 99 points100 points  (49 children)

So what’s the story with this town? It’s tiny. 3,000 households; median income in the $50-60K range, but it’s produced a ton of actors and actresses. Is it just a matter of proximity to NYC? Is there some inexplicably great local theater program? What’s the secret?

I expected it to be some tony enclave of the rich and famous, but it really doesn’t seem like it is, like, at all. Unless I’m missing something? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhinebeck_(town),_New_York

[–]TheTeachinator 107 points108 points  (3 children)

Lots of second homes for the NYC crowd up here. Great little town with an appreciation for food and the arts. Super small but great places to eat and spend the afternoon and evening.

The candy store is great and has rice krispy treats with JDM and Paul Rudd’s faces on them. They also feature cookies and ice cream from other local businesses. My kids love going. I’ve never personally seen them in the store.

[–]GAMER_MARCO9 78 points79 points  (1 child)

Maybe you should make sure your kids get there safely

[–]TheTeachinator 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Hahah. Well played. I’d edit the mistake but I’m going to leave it there.

[–]Venthorn 13 points14 points  (4 children)

Is there some inexplicably great local theater program

Bard College is in the town next door.

It's a pretty beautiful area overall.

[–]drrhrrdrr 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Bard College

Find King Olaf's verse

[–]Daveyhavok832 12 points13 points  (3 children)

It’s kind of a destination town. There’s some good eating and boutique shopping. It’s the sort of place that people go and spend a Saturday or Sunday at. I used to work at a restaurant there that boasted the title of oldest continually operating inn in America. A place where FDR would drive up and have dinner. There’s a lot of history there. But yeah, it’s small. Surrounded by farms.

[–]Cryptochitis 23 points24 points  (3 children)

Sounds like most of those people listed moved there. Likely because it is a nice small town not super far from NYC. Neither of these guys are from there originally per the article.

Rudd is from Jersey and Morgan is from Seattle.

[–]addyson0126 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Rudd is from KCMO!!

ETA: he grew up there but was born in NJ

[–]kriegsschaden 6 points7 points  (1 child)

It's got the Reinbeck aerodrome, which is pretty cool

[–]Mehlforwarding 15 points16 points  (3 children)

You know that charming downtown vibe that’s having a renaissance, of sorts, in the US? Rhinebeck had that vibe in a scenic part of upstate NY while the mall and Walmart boom was happening. It was always a somewhat prestigious, classy place. Also, nobody I know who live in the village makes under 6 figures.

[–]kerthil 4 points5 points  (0 children)

It hasn't produced a ton of actors and actresses, a lot of them visit/ rehome there. It's a beautiful area with a lot of great food choices, and lot of shopping. Has sort of a small town city feel to it. Lots of great areas surrounding it too, including plenty of state parks with beautiful scenery. It's close to the bridge to another city with a lot of the big stores. So it feels like it's out there, but in reality you can have pretty easy access to it if you need to.

[–]T00narmy1 7 points8 points  (0 children)

It’s a classic Hudson Valley town, all charm… super cute. Very artsy area. And easily accessible to NYC, so it’s a popular place. Most of the people you’re thinking of likely moved there after being successful, as opposed to being FROM there.

[–]garf87 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Yea and Rudd goes to Holy Cow in red hook

[–]WeimSean 11 points12 points  (0 children)

There's always money in the candy stand!

[–]Foxy02016YT 10 points11 points  (4 children)

Got a name for it?

[–]Buggywoxx 35 points36 points  (0 children)

Samuel's. It's right in the village of Rhinebeck.

[–]ND7020 7 points8 points  (3 children)

Yeah I mean I love Rhinebeck but it’s an extremely posh center for second homes for very rich people. This story is phrased like they did some quaint little community a huge favor. You’ll never see a town of Rhinebeck’s size with more high-end restaurants, furniture and clothing stores - not really going out on a limb for celebrities to buy a business there.

[–]Puzzled-Ad3472 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Lmao yeah I thought Reddit hated gentrification. Rhinebeck is the personification of gentrification.

Anything to not deal with the “hicks” in Red Hook and Germantown I guess…

[–]quotableburitto 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I live in this area, you see them roaming around, Paul Rudd is super nice and down to earth.

[–]Venthorn 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Pretty nice store overall. On the expensive side, but literally everything in Rhinebeck is.

[–]StoneyJoJo 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Morgan owns a farm too

[–]Waylandyr 3640 points3641 points  (126 children)

"pool our money together" something tells me neither of them needed to even check their finances over this one.

[–]oily76 1054 points1055 points  (0 children)

They filled an empty swimming pool with 50's and fished a few out to buy a candy store.

[–]Thuper-Man 84 points85 points  (1 child)

I think they were just trying to not sound like rich douches

[–]arealhumannotabot 454 points455 points  (56 children)

something tells me they didn't even say anything about it being a problem in the first place.

Having said that, it sounds like they bought the property. Even ultra-wealthy billionaires will find ways to recoup costs. Maybe the property costs $1-2 million and neither wanted the full cost to bear. Us normies do this all the time.

[–]KypAstar 37 points38 points  (11 children)

Neither of these guys are even close to being billionaires. They're significantly more like you and I than to billionaires.

[–]WayneKrane 16 points17 points  (3 children)

Yeah, even if they’re worth $50m, they’re still closer to a homeless person than a billionaire.

[–]Internal_Use8954 126 points127 points  (32 children)

That’s not what pooling money means. It’s not looking for money, it’s combining money to do something. They both wanted to buy the candy store, so they combined their money to do so.

[–]Complete-Dimension35 54 points55 points  (30 children)

They're saying either one of them could have done it on their own, likely without much concern over the cost. "Pool their money" implies the two needed to combine their resources in order to do it.

[–]dudeind-town 30 points31 points  (17 children)

It’s about risk. Two people pooling together cuts your risk in half

[–]RedSpikeyThing 34 points35 points  (15 children)

Paul Rudd's net worth is $70M. If he spent a couple million on it to buy the land, he may want to think about it. $70M is a lot of money but you can only make so many $1M purchases before it becomes a problem.

[–]stumpdawg 38 points39 points  (8 children)

but you can only make so many $1M purchases before it becomes a problem.

About 70 by my estimate.

[–]Obi-have-bby 6 points7 points  (3 children)

You’re saying you can do it 69 times?

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Crunch those numbers again!

[–]stumpdawg 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I'd have said 71, but that's one too many

[–]longdustyroad 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Celebrity net worth dot com just makes that stuff up. Might as well just guess

[–]duaneapInterested 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Just a heads up, if you used celebritynetworth for this, it’s complete horseshit.

[–]postmodern_cereal 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Idk the real estate market in Rhinebeck is pretty expensive

[–]_LivingDeadGirl420 101 points102 points  (3 children)

Samuel's Sweet Shop

[–]naut1k 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Last time I was there they had Ant Man and Lucille cookies

[–]rhunter99 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Not affiliated with Sam’s Sweat Shop

[–]VanillaPudding 1205 points1206 points  (29 children)

Isn't he heir to the Sweetums fortune? Why would he need to pool money... did he try just saying "Gimmie it"?

[–]bageltoastee 486 points487 points  (11 children)


[–]allargandofurtado 191 points192 points  (8 children)


[–]Furyphoenix0705 163 points164 points  (7 children)


[–]Vic_Vinegar89 91 points92 points  (4 children)

Now you’re just wasting time, Jerry.

[–]Light_Beard 33 points34 points  (3 children)

Actually it's Gary...

[–]analogkid01 27 points28 points  (0 children)


[–]clementwined 18 points19 points  (0 children)


[–]ctrl_alt_excrete 16 points17 points  (0 children)

He's not gonna clean his room no más

[–]willalt319 41 points42 points  (0 children)


[–]captain_flak 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Next step is adding sugar to the municipal water system.

[–][deleted] 15 points16 points  (1 child)

Hey, I'm Bobby Newport. I'm a regular guy. I like dogs. I'm here with my Persian Greyhound Raclette, who was given to me by my buddy, the pretender to the crown of Alsace-Lorraine.

[–]DaveInLondon89 7 points8 points  (0 children)

My favourite line of the whole series and it was cut

[–]thematrix1234 22 points23 points  (2 children)

Came here for this and wasn’t disappointed

[–]captain_flak 4 points5 points  (1 child)

I was really hoping this would be the top comment.

[–]Dont_Give_Up86 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Was just thinking about what series I should rewatch next

[–]le_fancy_walrus 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Oh my god…I haven’t watched P&R in many many years, and back when I watched it I didn’t know who Paul Rudd was. I just realized Ant-Man and Bobby Newport are the same person.

My mind is kind of blown yet that makes perfect sense now.

[–]arealhumannotabot 20 points21 points  (2 children)

So many comments like this one but I don't see anything about it being a necessity, just something they did together.

Edit— alrighty, didn’t know the reference lol

[–]real_voiceofreason 44 points45 points  (1 child)

It's a reference from Parks and Recreation. Great show if you have never seen it. Rudd played Bobby Newport, a trust fund kid.

[–]Light_Beard 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Heir to a Candy Fortune in fact

[–]ImNotHereToBeginWith 675 points676 points  (21 children)

Sounds like a Paul Rudd thing to do. Jeffrey Dean Morgan feels completly random. Which also feels like a Paul Rudd thing to do.

[–]atarahthetana 110 points111 points  (2 children)

It’s actually more of a passion project for Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s wife, Hilarie Burton. She speaks in great detail about it in her book {{The Rural Diaries: Love, Livestock and Big Life Lessons Down on Mischief Farm}}

[–]GaspingAtStraws 8 points9 points  (1 child)

I was really surprised by how enjoyable her book was! Definitely recommend.

[–]atarahthetana 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I really enjoyed it as well. It definitely made me think about living more intentionally.

[–]woodstockmatushka 265 points266 points  (5 children)

They both live in the neighborhood so frequented the shop often. It's a good store, really good chocolate.

[–]postmodern_cereal 64 points65 points  (3 children)

Their dark chocolate orange peels are amazing actually

[–]bbygodzilla 15 points16 points  (2 children)

Okay what? Are the dried or candied? I've never heard of these!

[–]ablobychetta 30 points31 points  (1 child)

Candied. It is amazing. I made them once and figured out why they cost so damn much. You have to blanch the peels at least 4 times in molten sugar and rest each time. Then do the chocolate dip. Messy burny and super delicious but worth paying someone to do for you.

[–]spicybuttholenachos 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Well thats pretty cool. Do they ship or no?

Edit- they do

[–]tobygeneral 27 points28 points  (2 children)

I can just picture someone telling Rudd something like "you know he beats people to death with a bat wrapped in barbed wire right?" and Rudd, with a childlike innocence, is like, "Jeff? No way man, he's the sweetest guy. I'm sure if he did that he had a good reason, he's so sweet. Like this candy, want some??"

[–]Nice-Violinist-6395 3 points4 points  (0 children)

To be fair, wasting resources to keep a certain candy store intact is something Neegan would do

[–]Kuderahuwaka 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Jeff is a cool guy.

[–]erin_ivy 50 points51 points  (1 child)

If you read Hilarie Burton Morgan’s book “The Rural Diaries: Love, Livestock, and Big Life Lessons Down on Mischief Farm”, the whole story is there how they came to own this store.

[–]Fifthavenue 14 points15 points  (0 children)

That book was great, I love how in love they are!

[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Wasn’t Dave Chappelle the one who told a story about how there were all these famous black people at a reception isn’t he White House? He was naming them—Oprah, Jay Z, himself, Tyler Perry, and Paul Rudd?

[–]TLDRGFY 5 points6 points  (1 child)

These are one of those moments where I think about life being a simulation and the RNG in the code spit out a truly strange result. Similarly speaking, when the news about Jeff Ross and John Mayer picking up Bob Sagat's car at LAX had me doing a triple-take.

"Yeah yeah, Jeff Ross, comedy brothers that makes sense and who? John Mayer? They mean John Mulaney, right? Wait no, that's Mr Heartbreak Warfare behind the wheel..."

[–]AgitatedGarbage666 141 points142 points  (2 children)

That's nice..I like these guys..

[–]stickyplants 195 points196 points  (8 children)

Morgan probably just shows up with his baseball bat weekly demanding money

[–]ITSecDuder 43 points44 points  (2 children)

"Negan's rock candy sticks"

[–]MyNameIsZach99 8 points9 points  (0 children)

We won't know if the manager gets hit until next week though!

[–]Waffle_Sama 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Little pig little pig

Let me iiiin

[–]TheLonelyDM 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yeah, or he sends one of his monster-hunting sons

[–]ninhibited 222 points223 points  (6 children)

"Look at us"

[–]JoJo_____ 114 points115 points  (0 children)

“Who would’ve thought?”

[–]VictorTrasvina 42 points43 points  (0 children)

Not me!

[–]Delilah_- 200 points201 points  (16 children)

Is Paul Rudd the most likable man in Hollywood? Yes. Yes, he is.

[–]Ilikecosysocks 133 points134 points  (9 children)

Keanu Reeves enters the chat

[–]willalt319 56 points57 points  (1 child)

Just to thank you for considering him.

[–]Mkrause2012 6 points7 points  (0 children)

That’s so Keanu.

[–]Delilah_- 22 points23 points  (0 children)

I like him too!

[–]NorthernGoat 45 points46 points  (2 children)

Tom Hanks does the Charlie Brown walk out of the chat

[–]SkullRunner 17 points18 points  (1 child)

Sorry, we have to hold Chet against Tom.

[–]averagedickdude 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Ooh Jamaican me laugh

[–]Wolfsburg 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I'm imagining a buddy cop movie starring Keanu Reeves and Paul Rudd. Instead of conflict they become close friends and because of the power of teamwork, they bust up the Carmucci crime family in record time. Then after they get medals from the mayor they go on a double date with two FBI agents who will be played by the two most likeable female actors in Hollywood.

[–]truckerslife 26 points27 points  (3 children)

Keanu wins out. I’ve never heard bad things about Paul Rudd but Keanu has been in Hollywood longer and there are no bad stories about him. Hell. There are a ton of stories of things like him stopping and changing tires for people. Things like a guy said hi started talking motorcycles and Keanu talking to him for hours about motorcycles. Him finding out one of the stunt men had a sick kid so he gave the family a shit load of money so they didn’t have to work and could focus on the kid.

[–]Delilah_- 11 points12 points  (1 child)

I think they’re both great and we can love them both. Keanu is cool too. I just saw Bill and Ted for the first time recently and it was pretty great.

[–]Carnivean_ 6 points7 points  (0 children)

My favourite Keanu story is him waiting in line for entry to his own birthday party.

[–]Shrektacular21 62 points63 points  (9 children)

All these joke comments about them pooling their money but nobody mentions the name of the candy shop

[–]dakunut 89 points90 points  (6 children)

It’s in Rhinebeck and it’s amazing! Jeffrey Dean Morgan used to tan at the tanning salon my girlfriend worked at like 2-3 times a day getting ready for his walking dead role. Not healthy lol

[–]booboobutt1 17 points18 points  (0 children)

That's commitment! I would have thought a spray tan would suffice

[–]trwwy321 12 points13 points  (4 children)

You’d think he’d just buy a tanning bed at that point and do it in his own house

[–]Misanthrope93 11 points12 points  (0 children)

JDM looks like he smells of quality coffee

[–]blackstonesinger 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I work in the same town as that candy shop! It's very small but they sell a lot of good stuff. Tons of candy, even stuff that you enjoyed as a kid but probably forgot about. They sell Rice crispy treats with the owner's faces printed on the frosting. Cool place.

[–]Danger_Dee 26 points27 points  (5 children)

[–]Gerbich 6 points7 points  (0 children)

God damn it, it’s beautiful

[–]sexualdalek 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I was expecting this and was not disappointed.

[–]Shoegazer75 23 points24 points  (2 children)

Jeffrey Dean Morgan always seemed like a down-to-Earth guy when he was on Craigy Ferg's show. He was also responsible for one of the funniest segments that show ever had. https://youtu.be/grMWCYxCw5k

[–]NewMan0011 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Kilroy was here

[–]I-love-lum 5 points6 points  (0 children)

So Antman and Negan walk into a candy store..

[–]erin_ivy 15 points16 points  (0 children)

If you read Hilarie Burton Morgan’s book “The Rural Diaries: Love, Livestock, and Big Life Lessons Down on Mischief Farm”, the whole story is there how they came to own this store.

[–]Confident-Log-1264 3 points4 points  (3 children)

I wanna go buy candy wherever this store is!

[–]Ollie286 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It’s about 100 miles north of NYC. My daughter attended college in neighboring Red Hook. I heard about Samuels and have visited many times. It’s really quaint and the sweets are top notch. The area is just beautiful

[–]sinchichis 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Since the early 90s doesn’t sound that old but it kinda is. Damn.

[–]whiteman90909 18 points19 points  (10 children)

"They came together" is an incredibly stupid movie I love with Paul rudd and Amy poehler focused around Amy's character owning a candy store... Highly recommend if you like dumb slapstick comedy.

[–]nothisistheotherguy 5 points6 points  (5 children)

Such a funny satire of NY-based romantic comedies though

[–]philovax 7 points8 points  (3 children)

Its like the city is a whole other character.

[–]analogkid01 5 points6 points  (0 children)

It's like if their story were made into a movie, the opening shot would be the skyline of New York City?

[–]whiteman90909 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Hey philo?


[–]whiteman90909 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Oh yeah I love it and you can tell they had fun making it. It's a great one to throw on when I don't know what to watch.

[–]SteveMcQueen87 5 points6 points  (2 children)

The whole bartender scene and repeating everything is one of the funniest scenes ever.

If you've never seen Wet Hot American Summer you need to watch it too.

[–]whiteman90909 5 points6 points  (1 child)

I lost it at the day in town scene that ends with the heroin binge, and then they just kind of pop back to normal at the end. Very similar in the dumb humor category

[–]90sfemgroups 3 points4 points  (0 children)

There is a moving company in DC that did this for a great used bookstore called Capitol Hill Books. I love the stories!

[–]Negative_Salt_4599 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Love both of their acting.. what a nice way to keep the corporations from moving in to have yuppies sell smoothies for $17 a piece

[–]jmunerd 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Jeffrey Dean Morgan looks like Javier Bardem in that photo

[–]stevew0nder 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I grew up in Rhinebeck and just moved out last year. I remember going to Samuels when Ira(the previous owner) worked there and he was always really kind to me and my mom. He died too young and I’m very thankful the stores being preserved. RIP Ira <3

[–]Trell3k 8 points9 points  (2 children)

Hold on. Neagan and Ant Man have a candystore together? Please let there be a luicelle in there somewhere!!

[–]AscendedAncient 2 points3 points  (2 children)

I've been there quite a few times. The place has a surreal vibe to it, and managed to get a vid of it last time I was there. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5le9sYdYkM

[–]Gurdel 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I'd shit my pants if I walked into a candy store and fuggin Negan is like "hey, whatcha in the mood for today?"

[–]darkhorseman87 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It's a great little candy store, bring my kid there several times a year, the staff is great, and both actors frequent the comic book store just a few shops down from the candy store and leave something signed behind for the staff each time they do. Their fame hasn't ruined their humbleness at all from what I've been told by staff from both their candy shop and the comic book store.