06/13/2014 12:47 pm ET | Updated Jun 17, 2015

17 Groan-Worthy, Pun-Filled Jokes Only A Dad Could Get Away With


To qualify as a dad joke, a joke must be:

1. Told by one's father
2. Lame
3. Groan-worthy
4. Pun-filled
5. Embarrassingly bad
6. Demonstrated during a wedding or 18th/21st birthday speech

After meeting said criteria, the possibilities really are endless. The joke can be delivered in spoken word, text message, or visual form. Last year, we've gathered the best visual dad jokes we could find as a tribute to all dads on Father's Day. We thought these were lame funny enough to repeat this year.

  • 1
    Who left dad unsupervised at the grocery store?
  • 2
    Historical dad joke. How highbrow.
  • 3
    "Flower bed."
  • 4
  • 5
    How much time did you spend making that...?
  • 6
    "What do you call a belt made out of a watch? ...a waist of time."
  • 7
    "Honey Boo Boo."
  • 8
    HA. No.
  • 9
    Even worse.
  • 10
    Apparently, iPad jokes are big with the dad crowd.
  • 11
  • 12
    'Mom! Dad got ahold of the label maker again!'
  • 13
  • Um...
  • 15
    "Tripping on acid."
  • Groooooan.
  • 17
    "[My dad] enjoyed bringing people into our basement just to tell them to duck."


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