You know how like if a question was something like "write some code to output 1 to 100" and you just put
echo "1 to 100";
It's totally not what they really wanted, but technically not wrong. So maybe they say "wow, thanks for wasting our time.." or maybe they say "wow! this dude has a sense of humor, we'll hire him!".
I've gotten answers like that from job candidates, and it has indeed influenced me giving them the thumbs up. For example if I could tell from their other answers that they know their shit, then I'm down for seeing answers like this. But if I can tell from their other answers they don't know wtf they are doing.. I'll probably think they really thought that's what the ask was, and I'd facepalm.
As someone who is part of the hiring process for devs, I've seen candidates go both ways.
Anyways, TL;DR: It wasn't meant to be a serious answer, and I prefaced it as such!