There are a lot of great and special things about becoming a new dad. But the most important thing: you get to tell dad jokes.
We all know and love/hate them, those corny, punny jokes that are almost exclusively made by fathers. From “What time did the man go to the dentist? Tooth-hurty!” to “Two peanuts were walking down the street. One was a salted,” dad jokes bring delight to dads everywhere while their children groan.
So it was a special moment when one dad tried out his best/worst material on his infant son, Miles—and the baby’s reaction says it all.
When we first meet this family in the video below, they’re just enjoying breakfast at their kitchen table with young Miles, who seems pretty happy and content. Little did anyone know what was about to go down.
Dad decided to bring anarchy to their peaceful home by telling the most cringeworthy pun he could muster:
“What do you call a deer with no eyes?”
“I have no-eye deer!”
Almost instantly after hearing dad’s terrible punchline, Miles starts crying (and not with laughter).
“Was it that bad?” dad asks.
Apparently it was. Tough crowd.
After Miles is consoled by his mother, he seems to recover from the awful pun and makes up with dad:
…until he tries out the joke again.
Maybe the first time was a coincidence, right? He’s a baby, maybe he was crying for some unrelated reason.
But then, clearly not reading the room, dad makes the same exact joke, and Miles breaks into screaming tears once again.
While most comedians quit after that kind of audience rejection, we have a feeling this dad isn’t never gonna let up on the corny jokes, so Miles better get used to them.
Watch the hilarious video below: