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The 10 Best Dad Jokes in Shakespeare

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Romeo and Juliet, Act 3, Scene 1

Mercutio may have died tragically long before he ever got to cross the threshold of fatherhood, but he went out the way many a dad would prefer: covered in blood, surrounded by friends and enemies alike, and with the wherewithal to make one final pun. 

Here the word "grave" is a double entendre, referring to 1) the direness of the situation as well as 2) the fact that the mortally wounded Mercutio will soon be lying in an actual grave. Rest in peace, you unrepentant punster.

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