20 of the Most Hilarious Texts Ever Sent By Dads

Thanks to the wonders of technology, you can now get terrible dad jokes sent direct to your phone from your actual father. And here’s a typical example of what’s to come. This father, who’s clearly new to the basic concept of cell phones, is trying to inform his kid that they have forgotten their phone… by texting them. Oh, Dad.

This is not a text that you ever want to receive from your dad… Thankfully, it was an obvious auto-correct fail – which was quickly cleared up by some more typo action.

It’s kind of bittersweet when you have to teach your dad to do something, right? Here’s one father, for instance, being accidentally hilarious while learning how to type correctly. Aw, he’s trying.

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Oh, we see what he’s done there; it’s a really clever bit of word play. Timeless dad joke. *Eye roll.*

Here we having a loving father – you know, the guy who’s supposed to get rid of scary things like bugs – pretending to be an evil moth who’s somehow figured out how to text. Chilling.

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We are a little suspicious about this so-called auto-correct fail. We think it’s much more likely to be a case of a goofball dad with a dark sense of humor.

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This family obviously has a less than ordinary relationship. Joking with your pa about stabbing someone, when daddy dearest just happens to be a cop? Risky business.

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“When was Twin Peaks air?” Where do we even begin with this dad fail? At least he’s heard of Google; that’s a step in the right direction.

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Jadaveius? This is the kind of hilarious text that could send an unsuspecting kid into an existential crisis. Is it really just a joke, or were they actually thinking of calling you that?

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Maybe this dad is getting a bit too far ahead of himself by using the voice recording method of texting. Let’s just stick to regular old typing next time, yeah?

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Here’s one that’s happened to all of us: you send your old man a nice photo, and he replies with something silly. And you just know that he’s chuckling away at his own wit.

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This father has managed to expertly combine a hilarious glitter-based joke with some genuine advice on how to get a date in one fantastic text conversation. Top parenting.

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What we have here is a classic case of the “cool dad.” He’s the father who will pretend like he’s okay with you going to parties – but only so he can be the good cop to your mom’s bad cop.

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This kid made the mistake of thinking they could somehow out-funny their pop with an elaborate tale of buying drugs. But dads are always going to win at this game.

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No child should ever have to hear about their father’s reproductive situation… Scarred for life.

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Here is an overly protective father threatening his daughter’s cheating boyfriend with… murder… by shotgun. Classic dad lols, amirite?

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Surely, this kid couldn’t have been expecting a straight answer from this seemingly innocent question. If they did, they don’t know dads.

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Dad with a cheesy sense of humor meets iPhone technology: it’s never going to be good. This child may as well turn their phone off now; it’s only downhill from here.

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This dad was not only so pleased with his terrible joke that he sent it to his kid, but he also uploaded it to reddit. Now that’s real parenting.

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This is quite a clever dad joke, but it’s also a little passive-aggressive. After all, he’s simultaneously ignoring his kid’s sporting achievements and not so subtly telling them that they’re a bad driver.

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