Father’s Day was on Sunday and while Instagram was overrun with people sharing photo tributes to their dads, Reddit decided to celebrate the day by sharing their favorite dad jokes. The results are every bit as hilarious and cringe-worthy as you’d expect, as the jokes feature unnecessarily elaborate wordplay and a high level of corniness that will make you laugh even as you groan.
The Reddit thread ended up getting hundreds of joke submissions, as people clearly enjoyed walking the razor-thin line between telling a dad joke and a bad joke (the key is having confidence in the delivery). So to honor another Father’s Day come and gone, here are a few of our favorite dad jokes that you can use on your kids to make them laugh or roll their eyes.
“Why did the old woman fall into the well?” asked u/devo9er. “Because she can’t see that well.” GROAN!
“I bought one of those racing snails and to make it go even faster I removed the shell. It didn’t improve the speed at all. If anything it made it more sluggish,” said u/elom44. Woof!
This one has to be said out loud to fully understand. u/lizard_king0000 asked: “What did the pirate say on his 80th birthday? Aye Matey!” Another play on words? u/Learner4Life-8 said: What did one nut say to the other nut it was chasing? I’ll cashew.”
This one might take you a second to get: “Which animals can jump higher than the Eiffel Tower? All of them, the Eiffel Tower can’t jump.” Thanks, u/tigriano!
Are you, or are your kids, into cartography? Then you’ll love this one: “What’s the best thing about Switzerland? Well, its flag is a big plus.” Courtesy of u/chrisphin.
Are you majorly into cars… or frogs? Then this one from u/McTwist1260 will tickle you (maybe): “What do you call an illegally parked frog? Toad.”
Or if you, like many dads, are into coleslaw, the divine cabbage side of all diners everywhere, this joke from u/wanted_to_upvote may work on you. “Have you heard of Murphy’s Law? It is “Anything that can wrong will go wrong.” How about Cole’s Law? It is “thinly sliced cabbage with a creamy dressing.”
Superhero fans alike will love to hate this joke from u/Trick_Remote_7640. “What do you call it when Batman skips church? Christian Bale.”
And one more joke based on wordplay from u/jbrancaleon: “I invented a thought-controlled air freshener. It makes scents when you think about it.”
These jokes may not be comedic-hall-of-fame-worthy, but they are great to add to your arsenal of eye-rolling, dad-joke fun. Happy belated Father’s Day, dads!