There are some corny jokes out there that people have dubbed "dad jokes," because they sound like something a father would say when he's trying to be cool in front of his daughter and her friends. Of course, these types of ridiculous jokes are not always told by actual fathers. Some of them are told by you and me. After all, we're all guilty of telling corny, cliche jokes, so it's nothing to be ashamed of. In fact, some of them are actually pretty funny. Don't believe it? Here are a few "dad jokes" that will actually make you laugh:
1 What’s ET Short for?
"Because he’s got little legs." Of course, if you didn't know it already, ET stands for extraterrestrial. If you've never seen the movie, then you should grab your dad and ask him to watch it with you. By the end of the movie, you're bound to hear a bunch more ridiculously corny jokes come out of him.
ET (short for extraterrestrial) is the title character of the 1982 Steven Spielberg classic film, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. The movie follows the story of a young boy named Elliott who discovers and befriends an alien stranded on Earth. The alien, affectionately named ET, is a lovable and curious creature who quickly becomes part of Elliott's family.
The movie was a huge success, earning a total of $792 million worldwide and becoming the highest-grossing film of all time until it was surpassed by Jurassic Park in 1993. The film was also nominated for nine Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and won four. It has since become a classic, beloved by generations of movie-goers.
ET is widely recognized for his oversized head, long neck, and disproportionately short legs. He also has glowing fingers, which he uses to communicate with Elliott and his friends. His iconic line, "E.T. phone home," has become a popular catchphrase.
The movie has also spawned a variety of merchandise, including action figures, video games, and even a themed ride at Universal Studios. In 2020, a sequel to the film, titled E.T. Adventure, was announced.
2 I'm on a Whiskey Diet
"I've lost three days already." People go on some crazy diets. Since we all love delicious food, it's hard to go on a diet that only consists of lettuce and carrots. Of course, a diet that consists of all alcohol sounds a whole lot nicer. It won't help you lose any weight, but it can definitely help you lose a few days.
3 Do You Want to Hear a Pizza Joke?
"Nevermind, it’s too cheesy." The next time that your parents order you pizza for dinner, you can hit them with this joke. Your mom might not appreciate it, but you know that your dad is sure to get a kick out of it. Of course, you should expect him to steal it and retell it to you every single time you eat a slice of pizza.
4 Did You Hear about the New Restaurant on the Moon?
"The food is great, but there's just no atmosphere." Of course, atmosphere can mean two totally different things. It can mean the "envelope of gases surrounding the earth or another planet" or it could mean "the pervading tone or mood of a place."
5 I Am Terrified of Elevators
"I'm going to start taking steps to avoid them." Everybody loves a good pun. You can pretend that you hate them all you want, but you know that you want to laugh a little. Go on, don't hold back.
6 People Are Making Apocalypse Jokes like There's No Tomorrow
Here's one that you can tell your parents when they're busy watching The Walking Dead. It's fitting, don't you think? After all, once the apocalypse comes, there won't be any more tomorrows.
7 How Much Does a Hipster Weigh?
"An instagram." Here's a modern twist on a dad joke. Of course, your actual dad might not get kit, unless he's up with the times. Most parents have no clue what Instagram is, or even what hipster means.
Dad jokes don't get enough credit. Sure, they're corny, but they're also pretty clever. That's why you shouldn't be afraid to be the "dad" of your friend group and spit out these jokes whenever there's a lull in conversation. Even your friends roll their eyes, you'll know that they secretly find it funny. What's your favorite dad joke of all time?
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