Obama just made his last ‘dad joke’ as President

It's the end of an era.

Obama just made his last ‘dad joke’ as President

If there's one thing you can't have too much of in your life, it's dad jokes, and we've enjoyed an ample supply during the eight years of Barack Obama's presidency.

From his annual Thanksgiving pardoning of a turkey (apparently this is a thing?) and his many appearances on TV talk shows to his bromance with Joe Biden and of course his recent line up of bad jokes at the White House Correspondents' Dinner, Obama is the gift that keeps on giving. And with just one week left in The White House, he dropped his final pun as President (that we know of).

Here are just a few of some of his best (or should we say worst?) dad jokes.

1. On the productivity of Congress:

"I want to especially thank all the members of congress who took a break from their exhausting schedule of not passing any laws to be here tonight."

2. On not being able to serve a third term as president:

"Actually, I think it's a good idea (that I'm limited to serving only two terms). If I ran a third time it'd sorta be like doing a third hangover movie. Didn't really work out very well, did it?"

3. On his bad jokes at his last Pardoning of the Thanksgiving turkey:

"No way I'm cutting this habit cold turkey."

And to explain the absence of his daughters, Sasha and Malia, who weren't at the turkey pardon (he has always done his best to embarrass them with terrible puns at previous turkey pardons), Obama said "they just couldn't take my jokes anymore, they were fed up."

4. On Thanksgiving:

"We should also make sure everyone has something to eat on Thanksgiving, except for the turkeys because they're already stuffed."

5. On Thanksgiving traffic:

"Everyone knows that Thanksgiving traffic can put people in a fowl mood." 

6. On Thanksgiving turkeys:

"I want to take a moment to recognize the brave turkeys who weren't so lucky, who didn't get to ride the gravy train to freedom and who met their fate with courage and sacrifice and proved that they weren't chicken" (This one was so bad, a child cried).

7. On pardoning a pair of turkeys, Tater and Tot:

8. On the White House Correspondents' Dinner:

"The White House Correspondents' Dinner is known as the "Prom" of Washington DC – a term coined by political reporters who clearly never had the chance to go to an actual prom".

9. On politics:

"Standing here, I can’t help but be reflective and a little sentimental. Eight years ago I said it was time to change the tone of our politics. In hindsight, I clearly should have been more specific."

10. On his wife, Michelle Obama:

"My brilliant and beautiful wife Michelle is here tonight. She looks so happy to be here, it's called practice."

11. On leaving The White House after eight years:

"The prospect of leaving the White House is a mixed bag. You might have heard that someone jumped the White House fence last week, but I have to give the Secret Service credit. They found Michelle and brought her back. She's safe back at home now. It's only nine more months, baby. Settle down."

12. On getting high:

"And yet somehow, despite all this, despite the churn, in my final year my approval ratings keep going up. The last time I was this high I was trying to decide on my major."

13. On investigative journalism:

"I also would like to acknowledge some of the award-winning reporters that we have with us here tonight. Rachel McAdams, Mark Ruffalo, Liev Schreiber. Thank you all for everything you have done. I'm just joking. As you know, Spotlight is a film, a movie about investigative journalists with the resources and the autonomy to chase down the truth and hold the powerful accountable. Best fantasy film since Star Wars."

14. On Kendall Jenner:

"Kendall Jenner is also here. And we had a chance to meet her backstage. She seems like a very nice, young woman. I'm not exactly sure what she does, but I'm told that my Twitter mentions are about to go through the roof."

15. On Hillary Clinton:

"Look, I've said how much I admire Hillary's toughness, her smarts, her policy chops, her experience. You've got to admit it though, Hillary trying appeal to young voters is a little bit like your relative who just signed up for Facebook. 'Dear America, did you get my poke? Is it appearing on your wall? I'm not sure I'm using this right. Love, Aunt Hillary.' It's not entirely persuasive."

16. His "Mic Drop":

He ended his speech at the White House Correspondents' Dinner with "it has been an honour and a privilege to work side by side with you to strengthen our democracy. With that I just have two more words to say: Obama out", with which he put two fingers to his lips, and dropped the "mic" – a poignant reference to basketballer Kobe Bryant's final on-court, mic-drop farewell "Mamba out".

17. And of course, his final Dad Joke:

And now, with just one week left, he dropped his final pun as President.

The Curiosity Rover (a NASA-run spacecraft) Twitter account posted a throwback photo from 2012, when it brought a plaque signed by President Obama to Mars. In response, the President retweeted it with a perfect play on words: 'Out of this world':

Even the White House had to commemorate it as 'one last dad joke':


One last dad joke.

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We hope his jokes won't end after his time in office is over!