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Arts Culture The Most Hilarious Dad Jokes From TV Shows: The Office, Modern Family, And More

The Most Hilarious Dad Jokes From TV Shows: The Office, Modern Family, And More

From L-R: Phil Dunphy from Modern Family, Michael Scott from The Office, Chandler Bing from Friends.
From L-R: Phil Dunphy from Modern Family, Michael Scott from The Office, Chandler Bing from Friends.
By Jove Moya
By Jove Moya
June 16, 2021
Every dad joke is a hit or miss but the punchlines in this article make a case for comedy's most overdone but truly loved trope

Dad jokes are often defined as lame, unoriginal punchlines—typically blurted out by middle-aged or older men. Most of the time, the unwitting listeners of these jokes stay silent and give "ah, here we go again" glances.

Through the years, many films and TV shows use scripts that purposely have dad jokes in them and we gathered the funniest ones for you!

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1/5 Michael Scott's talking computer from The Office

 

The employees of the fictional Dunder Mifflin Paper Company have the privilege of staring blankly at a camera whenever their boss Michael Scott starts sharing a series of dad jokes.

In this scene, Michael uses his computer named 'Harvey' to annoy Jim Halpert and hit on Pam Beesly. Oftentimes, the viewers find Michael funny, not because of his hilarious jokes but the way he says them.

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2/5 Homer Simpson's emergency call from The Simpsons

 

The iconic four-fingered, doughnut loving, yellow dad Homer Simpsons has shared so many funny jokes in The Simpsons, America's longest-running animated series. 

One of the show's funniest episodes includes a scene where Homer called 911 to ask the number of...911. 

3/5 Chandler Bing's "relaxed dead patient" joke from Friends

 

Everybody loves Friends and all the sarcastic jokes that Chandler Bing said in the show. In one episode, Phoebe Buffay reports that one of her clients died on the massage table and Chandler replies: "That's a little more relaxed than you want them to get."

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4/5 Phil Dunphy's "vasecto-ME" line in Modern Family

 

Phil Dunphy is set to get a vasectomy in one episode of Modern Family. Before leaving and going through the process, Phil thought of getting an ice cream first; his wife, Clair, almost ignores this request but Phil said "I'm sorry, is it a Vasecto-YOU or a Vasecto-ME?"

5/5 Stan Smith "Engineers" his family in American Dad

 

Many dads will attempt to be cool by throwing jokes here and there. But when these jokes fail to make family members laugh, some of them start to "engineer" DNAs—take American dad Stan Smith as an example.

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