'Welcome to the Dad Side of the Force'

By Oliver Gettell
Updated January 13, 2016 at 11:13 PM EST
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Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens

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Star Wars fans will have to wait until at least Episode VIII to find out what caused Han Solo’s son Ben — a.k.a. the masked menace Kylo Ren — to turn to the dark side. But maybe, just maybe, it was his old man’s corny sense of humor.

Making a case for that admittedly far-fetched theory is the new parody Twitter account Dad Joke Han Solo, which reimagines Harrison Ford’s roguish space smuggler as a doting, tech-unsavvy father with a penchant for groan-inducing puns. In true dad-joke fashion, many of his punchlines are so bad that they’re kind of good.

In his Twitter bio, DJHS describes himself as “Just a dad trying to make his son smile. Welcome to the Dad side of the Force! Haha! Ben, why aren’t you laughing? This is great stuff!”

Is it any wonder Kylo is so emo?

Here are some of Dad Joke Han Solo’s best (or worst?) wisecracks.

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Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens

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