Mr. Dude, my 4-year-old, has been on several interstate road trips and to a few foreign countries. He is excellent in the car and can't get enough of hotels. Rest stop breaks? He's all over them. What keeps him happy? I think it's his enjoyment of snacks, word games, entertainment on his tablet, running around in open grassy areas and naps. Abigail and I also love his naps. Parents need a break too, right?

We're currently on a family road trip to Nashville, TN. It's a work thing for me that the wife and kiddos were able to tag along on for this go around. During the day I'm at a conference talking with others about technology use in the non-profit space. However, each day when the conference is over I get to hear about the adventures my family has planned for us in the afternoon and evening.

One of our travel companions on the road this time has been a couple of Tampico Beverages. Mr. Dude, if you didn't notice the obvious, is in love with this stuff. In celebration of DreamWorks Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, in theaters June 2nd, Tampico has launched #UnbottledLaffter. Tampico is giving away amazing prizes and hosting fun games that you and your kids can enjoy at Prizes include a set of tablets and $50 worth of free movie gift cards!

This kid loves hotels. He especially loves hotels with a pool. And wi-fi for movies like DreamWorks Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie. And snacks. And, of course, a fridge for Tampico! Have you seen the preview for the new movie? This movie looks like a hilarious adventure of childhood friendship that will speak to generations. I had an imagination for things like this as a kid but was far too shy to actually play any of the pranks. Take a look at the trailer below:

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Not heard of Captain Underpants before? Here's a quick rundown beyond the trailer above.

Based on the worldwide sensation and bestselling book series, and boasting an A-list cast of comedy superstars headed by Kevin Hart and Ed Helms, DreamWorks Animation brings audiences the long-awaited global movie event, Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie. This raucously subversive comedy for the entire family tells the story of two overly imaginative pranksters named George and Harold, who hypnotize their principal into thinking he’s a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants.”

Looking for some fun in the car? Check out the UnbottleLaffter! Prank Board by Tampico at It is packed with sound effects that make kids like my 4-year-old laugh repeatedly. Word buttons on screen include flush, smash, honk, gulp and more!

You can find out more about the new DreamWorks Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie and make sure to hit it up in theaters starting June 2. We'll be sharing more about our trip to Nashville soon. Stay tuned. Cheers!


In partnership with DreamWorks’ animated comedy "Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie," Tampico Beverages, one of the world’s leading beverage brands, is introducing its “Unbottle Laffter” contest. Participants can enter now through 11:59 p.m. EST July 13 by visiting Tampico’s Facebook Page and commenting on a contest post. The first 20 entrants to respond to a contest post will receive a family pack of movie tickets. Additionally, every entrant will be automatically entered for a chance to win the Grand Prize: a pair of tablets for laughing, learning and enjoying life together. The grand prize winner will be announced July 14. Participants are also invited to enjoy Tampico’s Prank Board, a collage of hilarious sounds in the style of Captain Underpants.

Participation is easy:

  1. Every two weeks, visitors of com/DrinkTampico may enter the contest by providing creative responses to irresistibly silly superhero requests posted to the page.
  2. The first 20 entries to every contest post will be awarded with a family four-pack of movie tickets valued at $50 via Fandango.
  3. Every participant is automatically entered into the sweepstakes for the Grand Prize: a pair of tablets (Large “Superhero” and Mini “Sidekick” size). 

The Prank Board can be accessed by all at:

Participants must be age 17 or older to be eligible. For more information, including no-purchase entry, visit