Q: When does a joke turn into a “dad” joke?
A: When the answer is a parent!
Explanation: There is a category of jokes called dad jokes. These are jokes that have really bad answers that will make you groan because they are stupid/silly. Puns fit nicely into this category. I rather like theses jokes. By the way, the answer to a joke is also called a punchline.
The word “apparent” (meaning obvious, clear) sounds just like “a parent” (meaning a mom or dad).
This joke is funny because it plays with the word apparent/a parent. When you become a parent, you become a mom or a dad; when something becomes apparent it becomes clear, like the answer to a question.
Here are some kids telling dad jokes. They’re awesome!