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Entry from January 16, 2017
“I’m hungry."/"Hi hungry. I’m Dad.”

A classic “dad joke” has been cited in print since at least 1996:

CHILD: I’m hungry.
DAD: Nice to meet you, Hungry. I’m Dad (or dad’s name).

A slightly extended version was posted on Twitter on March 12, 2011:

“Dad, I’m hungry”
“Hello, hungry”
“Dad, I’m serious”
“I thought you were hungry?”
“Are you kidding me?”
“No. I’m dad.”

The dad joke has been printed on many images.

Google Groups: alt.religion.buddhism.nichiren
Debate with Ken
Craig Bratcher
Just for fun, sometimes when my son says “I’m hungry,” I reply, “Nice to meet you, Hungry, I’m Craig.”

Google Groups: alt.tasteless.jokes
stupid jokes dads tell
J. Johnson
a father and child in same room.

Child:  “I’m hungry”

Dad:  “Nice to meet you hungry, my name’s Don”

Google Groups: misc.kids
We’d never say that…
Jen fromTX
I am totally crediting my husband with this one....it drives our son nuts!

Son:  I’m hungry Daddy.
Dad:  Hi!  I’m Daddy, nice to meet you!
Son:  Don’t do that Daddy!  I hate it when you do that!

Google Groups: alt.callahans
Topic: I dunno
Christopher Jahn
My father used to pull one on us when were kids.  If one of us started whining “I’m tired” or “I’m Hungry”, Dad would say “Nice to meet you, Hungry!  You look just like my (son/daughter)!”

But my brother figured out how to beat Dad.  He started talking about himself in the third person.  “Timmy’s thirsty!  Timmy is really hungry!”

Google Groups: alt.tv.survivor
Outcast clothing
Jessica Jones
Classis dad humor:

Child:  “Dad, I’m bored.”
Dad:  “Funny, you don’t look like a board.”

Child:  “Dad, I’m hungry.”
Dad:  “Nice to meet you Hungry, I’m [fill in your dad’s name.]”

18 December 2006, Sydney (Australia) Morning Herald, “Stay in Touch” by Sacha Molitorisz & Louise Schwartzkoff, pg. 18:
When his child says, “I’m hungry”, he says, “Hi, Hungry, I’m Dad.”

Google Books
Just Like Dad Says:
A Book of Dad’s Wit

By Geoff Tibballs
New York, NY: Random House
Pg. ?:
(To someone who says, “Dad, I’m hungry.") “Hi hungry, I’m Dad.”

@joelchapman hm yes I do.could possibly be even more dad jokeish then urs.goes like this:’Dad I’m hungry’..’Hi hungry I’m dad’*boom boom ch*
6:06 AM - 24 Oct 2009

Google Books
What’s So Funny?
By Kevin Sheedy
London: Penguin UK
Pg. ?:
Kid; ‘Dad, I’m hungry!’
Dad; ‘Hi Hungry, I’m Dad.’

23 January 2010, Cairns (Australia) Post, “Hey dad, like father, like pun” by Daniel Bateman, pg. 30:
The Facebook group “Dad jokes” proudly boasts near 3000 members, no doubt a majority feeling alienated from a society that doesn’t appreciate the response “Hello Hungry, I’m Dad”, whenever someone says “I’m hungry”.

andy steele
I’m Hungry! “Hi Hungry, I’m Dad” #Dadjoke
12:50 AM - 10 Feb 2010

RT @JessicaSlurpee: “dad, i’m hungry.” hey, hungry.” “dad, i’m serious.” “i thought you were hungry?” “are you kidding me?” “nope, i’m dad.”
12:57 AM - 1 Mar 2011

Zoveoriel McGrumpy
epicRT@nurfianana :"Dad, I’m hungry”
“Hello, hungry”
“Dad, I’m serious”
“I thought you were hungry?”
“Are you kidding me?”
“No. I’m dad smile
8:20 AM - 12 Mar 2011

Google Groups: JesusOnlyApostolicFaithGroup
Humor 3-22
“Dad I’m hungry.” “Nice to meet you hungry!” “Dad, I’m serious...” “I thought you were hungry?” “Are you kidding?!” “No, I’m Dad.” wink

Google Books
Man in the Moon:
Essays on Fathers and Fatherhood

Edited by Stephanie G’Schwind
Fort Collins, CO: The Center for Literary Publishing, Colorado State University
Pg. 106:
“I’m hungry,” my brother says.

“Pleased to meet you,” my father replies. “I’m Dad.”

At Widener University
10 Great Dad Jokes

Sep 12, 2016
10. “I’m hungry”
Hi hungry, I’m Dad.

Posted by Barry Popik
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