Dad Jokes Abound on Twitter During VP Debate
"Get ready for the testiest 90-minute parent-teacher conference you've ever seen in your life."
Democratic VP candidate Tim Kaine faced off against Donald Trump's running mate, Mike Pence, during Tuesday night's vice-presidential debate, but several Twitter users weren't tuning in to hear them talk policy.
Users, instead, spent much of the debate poking fun at the candidates by comparing Kaine and Pence to the average American family's dad and likening the debate to a parent-teacher conference.
"Tim Kaine looks like the well-meaning dad from a Disney Channel original movie and Mike Pence looks like the evil principal," one tweet read.
Read more of the internet's abounding dad jokes in the tweets below.
If Tim Kaine is America's dad, Pence is America's creepy step dad who may or may not be on a register somewhere— Erinaceus (@murphnd) September 19, 2016
— shauna (@goldengateblond) October 5, 2016
Get ready for the testiest 90-minute parent-teacher conference you've ever seen in your life. #VPDebate— James Poniewozik (@poniewozik) October 5, 2016
interesting new format for #VPDebate: podiums have been traded in for grills to have a friendly barbecue; candidate with best dad jokes wins— Haley Byrd (@byrdinator) October 4, 2016
Tonight the dad who extends curfew during summer vacation squares off against the small town pastor who wants to outlaw dancing. #vpdebate— Maggie Serota (@maggieserota) October 4, 2016
I hope the VP debate is just our dad Tim Kaine very calmly telling Mike Pence that he's disappointed in him as Mike Pence softly cries.— Anne T. Donahue (@annetdonahue) October 3, 2016
Mike Pence vs. Tim Kaine is going to be like a debate between the richest dad you knew growing up and your 8th grade music teacher— Super Deluxe (@superdeluxe) October 4, 2016
Tim Kaine looks like the well-meaning dad from a Disney Channel original movie and Mike Pence looks like the evil principal. #VPDebate— Morgan Roussos (@morganroussos) October 5, 2016
mike pence looks like he owns a slave, tim kaine looks like a cool dad. i think we know who's gonna win ;) #VPDebate— ghostly koby (@kobychill) October 5, 2016
TWO DADS ENTER— Hayes Brown (@HayesBrown) October 5, 2016
ONE DAD LEAVES
TWO DADS ENTER
ONE DAD LEAVES#VPDebate
[S] THE GREAT 2016 DAD-OFF BEGINS. #VPDebate— Paul and Storm (@paulandstorm) October 5, 2016
Ok let's watch America's dad argue with America's worst Facebook uncle #VPDebate— Amanda Nelson (@ImAmandaNelson) October 5, 2016
It's time for the #VPDebate or your friend's "cool" dad debating your sexist uncle.— Kate McMurray (@katemcmwriter) October 5, 2016
Real talk: Tim Kaine looks like the dad from 10 Things I Hate About You.— Christie Taylor (@ctaylsaurus) October 5, 2016
tim kaine is carrying a tote bag walking into his own debate. the dad levels are unstoppable. #VPDebate— scare and bday haver (@yayayamie) October 5, 2016
Tim Kaine is the dad who stays home for the snow days and is pleasant until you PISS HIM OFF— Victoria Graveyard (@VictoriaAveyard) October 5, 2016
Tim Kaine is the dad who argues with your high school football coach for scheduling practice during weekly family dinner. #VPDebate— Broderick Greer (@BroderickGreer) October 5, 2016
Tim Kaine is trying to prove he's not the ultimate dad by being super feisty tonight.— MaryAnn Grover (@MaryAnnTeresa) October 5, 2016
Tim Kaine is your friends dad that apologizes for interrupting your fun but here's some hot chocolate he just made you. #VPDebate— Colleen (@ironic_tshirt) October 5, 2016
I feel like Tim Kaine and Mike Pence both probably know some killer "dad" dance moves and say "gee wiz" a lot. #VPDebate— Hannah Hutchings (@Hannah_Hutching) October 5, 2016
"I don't like saying that in front of my wife and mother" your dad Tim Kaine #VPDebate— Meredith Minnick (@RunMereRun) October 5, 2016
There should be a talent portion of this #VPDebate . I'd love to see Tim Kaine playing harmonica. Pence and Kaine should start a dad band.— Alex Moffitt (@moff) October 5, 2016
Tim Kaine looks like a dad. Pence is the one who looks like a Batman villain. Like someone in the Falcone family. #VPDebate— Trace Polidori (@The24Fadeaway) October 5, 2016
Tim Kaine is the dad who insists on dropping you off right in front of the school even though you wanted to be dropped off on the side— Brent (@Brentweets) October 5, 2016