Discussion Post: What Are Your Family’s Dad Jokes?

My nephew isn’t quite 2 yet, and my sister has already created her own traditional Dad Joke repetraw (sp?). Apparently it comes on you immediately.

You ready for the joke my sister says every time she gets her son dressed? While he looks at her stone faced and not laughing? “Where did Napoleon keep his armies? In his SLEEVIES!!!!”

When we were growing up, every single time we asked our Dad for help putting on our jacket, or fastening a necklace, or tying our shoes, we would say “Dad, can you put on my shoes?” and he would say “But they won’t fit me!” And then we would sigh.

This must be a universal, right? Something about having an open dopey face looking at you just inspires bad jokes? What are your family traditional jokes?

ShAhRuKh iS My KiNG KHAN!!! :): SRK with his Kids:- Aryan & Suhana

13 thoughts on “Discussion Post: What Are Your Family’s Dad Jokes?

  1. Grampa jokes were mostly In Neopolitan dialect and didn’t translate well. The ones in Darija, (Moroccan Arabic) weren’t funny. My husband told Jamaican jokes to our grandsons but only when their parents weren’t around. They’re dirty.


  2. Driving past a cemetery – ‘That’s the dead centre of town’ . To this day I think that whenever going past a cemetery.


    • That is a GREAT joke. My Dad’s cemetery joke really only works for Graceland cemetery in Chicago, “You know why they have barbed wire along the wall of Graceland? Because people are DYING to get in”.

      On Fri, May 21, 2021 at 7:36 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



      • (Waikikamukau – sort of fictitious place name in New Zealand, like the Boon docks or Back of Beyond, pronounced why kick a moo cow)

        So – Waikikamukau? Because it kicked me first.


  3. When my kids say “I’m hungry”, my husband says “I’m Daddy” or “I’m Tom”. The youngest gets Daddy, the oldest gets Tom, and the middle one gets a mixture of both.

    This is my father in law’s favorite joke:
    Why didn’t Hitler drink Tequila?
    (It made him mean.)

    This is my favorite joke:
    What washes up onto really small beaches?


    • Oh, that is an excellent joke! Yours I mean. Your husband’s is great in the classic Dad Joke sense where it is more about the ritual than the joke itself.

      On Sat, May 22, 2021 at 6:29 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



  4. What do you call cheese that doesn’t belong to you?
    Nacho cheese!

    My dad gave me that joke in 6th grade for an assignment and then it was read during a sleepaway trip we had a few months later and I was given credit and it was the proudest moment of my life up until that point.

    We also have a lot of…idk what to call it. Obvious answers? Before I was born, my parents were getting gas and my dad was curious about a deal they had going on so he asked the attendant “What day is Super Tuesday?” and my mom refuses to let him live it down. Things like that have happened a bunch over the years.


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