Editor's note: This story was originally posted last year. Some information was updated on Nov. 22, 2016.
The annual presidential turkey pardoning event at the White House is a strange one. This year is President Obama's eighth and last one, but he still seems confused.
"It is a little puzzling that I do this every year," Obama said in 2014.
"I know some folks think this tradition is a little silly," he said a year later. "I do not disagree."
The president has made the event something of an annual dad joke.