Former President Barack Obama may be one of the coolest presidents we’ve ever had, and on top of that, he’s also one of the most lovably cheesy. As President of the United States, Obama was very much America’s dad, possessing a number of important parental qualities: wisdom, tough love, enthusiastic dance moves, and—arguably the most important dad quality—dad jokes.
Throughout his tenure at the White House, Obama was the king of cheesy dad jokes. From correspondents’ dinners to turkey pardoning ceremonies—especially turkey pardoning ceremonies—Obama dropped serious one-liners at every chance he got. He even promised a “corny-copia of dad jokes” during his last turkey pardon ceremony—and boy did he not disappoint.
In honor of President Obama’s 57th birthday on August 4th, here are some of his best dad jokes—and don’t worry, they’re not all Thanksgiving turkey pardon jokes:
1When he used his first White House Correspondents’ Dinner to call attention to Michelle’s enviable arms.
2During his final White House Correspondents’ dinner, he joked that Prince George broke protocol by meeting him in a monogrammed bathrobe.
3According to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Obama made the same cheesy joke before every dinner.
4When he compared a turkey to Vice President Joe Biden.
5When he returned to his formally dormant @barackobama Twitter handle with a solid mic check joke.
6When he turned his iconic campaign slogan into a hilarious Thanksgiving dad joke during his last turkey pardon ceremony.
7When he couldn’t help but make a space joke when the Curiosity rover delivered his signature to Mars.
8When he was interviewed by Prince Harry and had a very important question.
9When he decided he was going to continue to pardon turkeys on Thanksgiving post-presidency.
10When he couldn’t help but get in on the “thanks, Obama” meme.
11And finally, when he used a classic Joe Biden meme to celebrate his vice president’s birthday.
Happy birthday, President Obama!