Cartoon Caption Contests

Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 79


Contest No. 79 starts right now.

Briefly, here are the details: I'll supply a drawing of one of my old cartoons that has never been published, leaving off my caption. You are invited to supply your funniest captions. Simply (1) click on "Add New Comment". Then (2) scroll down past any other submitted captions and type in your name and your caption in the spaces provided. Then (3) click "Save". Your caption (or captions) will be posted after I review your submission.

There is no limit on the number of captions you can enter for each drawing. Entries will be accepted and posted for one week, after which a winner will be announced and the winning caption will be printed. Below that I will also print my original caption.

The cut-off time and date for you to send in your captions for this contest is midnight Tuesday, February 10, 2015.

I will be the sole judge. The winning caption will be the one I judge to be the funniest one submitted (not necessarily the one that matches or comes closest to my original caption). Additional rules and regulations, for those of you who need such things, can be found here.

Below is the drawing that needs your caption.






Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 78


                                    "No, YOU hang up first. No, You!"

                                                     (by Sharon)

 

My original caption: "No word yet from the Governor, but your credit has been pre-approved."

 

This is your fourth win, Sharon -- congratulations! You may once again bask in the glory of being one of the funniest people around.

My original caption may be puzzling to some of you. The explanation is that the gag was created about 25 years ago, when credit card companies were flooding everybody's mailboxes to let us know that it would be a simple matter to open up a credit card account, because "your credit has been pre-approved". We don't seem to get too many of those solicitations any more.

There were loads of captions to choose from, and these are the other ones that were under serious consideration for top prize:

"Thanks for visiting me. You're a good husband." (by Howard Garrett)

"It's like Skype!" (also by Sharon)

"I told you not to touch that mattress tag." (by Brendan Powers)

"Next time, just stick to stealing pens from the bank." (by Cary Antebi)

"I've decided to join your loot in the Caimans." (by Pete Critelli) -- and I think that should be Cayman's, by the way.

". . . and not only that, but now he's going to try to raise the tax on capital gains." (by Bruce Morgenstern)

"So now you know that Sony is serious about hacking their Sesame Street website." (by Art Perez)

Lots of good effort here. Be on the lookout for Contest No. 79, coming up soon.






Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 78


Contest No. 78 starts right now.

Briefly, here are the details: I'll supply a drawing of one of my old cartoons that has never been published, leaving off my caption. You are invited to supply your funniest captions. Simply (1) click on "Add New Comment". Then (2) scroll down past any other submitted captions and type in your name and your caption in the spaces provided. Then (3) click "Save". Your caption (or captions) will be posted after I review your submission.

There is no limit on the number of captions you can enter for each drawing. Entries will be accepted and posted for one week, after which a winner will be announced and the winning caption will be printed. Below that I will also print my original caption.

The cut-off time and date for you to send in your captions for this contest is midnight Tuesday, January 20, 2015.

I will be the sole judge. The winning caption will be the one I judge to be the funniest one submitted (not necessarily the one that matches or comes closest to my original caption). Additional rules and regulations, for those of you who need such things, can be found here.

Below is the drawing that needs your caption.






Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No.77


It's a three-way tie!

         "Each of you go to your corner and may the best man or woman win."

                                            (by Howard Garrett)

          "Let's have a clean fight. Touch hands and go back to your corners."

                                              (by Arlene Grand)

                                      "Let's get reaaady to rumble!"

                                               (by Cary Antebi)

 

My original caption: "All right, you two know the rules. If there's a knockdown, go to the nearest neutral corner . . . "

 

Congrats to the three winners:

Howard Garrett -- your fourth win!

Arlene Grand -- welcome -- your first win, on what I believe is your very first attempt!

Cary Antebi -- your nineteenth . . . yes, nineteenth . . . win!

No doubt about it -- you are three of the funniest people around.

The winning captions pretty well mirrored my original caption, just in different words. That's not always the formula for success in this contest, but in this case, it worked.

There were only two other captions that I was seriously considering for top honors:

"Does it really matter so much if the toilet seat is left up or down?" (also by Cary Antebi)

"Look, I don't care who reads me 'THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS'." (by Cindy Buitron)

Be on the lookout for Contest No. 78 -- it'll be coming up soon.






Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 77


Contest No. 77 starts right now.

Briefly, here are the details: I'll supply a drawing of one of my old cartoons that has never been published, leaving off my caption. You are invited to supply your funniest captions. Simply (1) click on "Add New Comment". Then (2) scroll down past any other submitted captions and type in your name and your caption in the spaces provided. Then (3) click "Save". Your caption (or captions) will be posted after I review your submission.

There is no limit on the number of captions you can enter for each drawing. Entries will be accepted and posted for one week, after which a winner will be announced and the winning caption will be printed. Below that I will also print my original caption.

The cut-off time and date for you to send in your captions for this contest is midnight Tuesday, December 16, 2014.

I will be the sole judge. The winning caption will be the one I judge to be the funniest one submitted (not necessarily the one that matches or comes closest to my original caption). Additional rules and regulations, for those of you who need such things, can be found here.

Below is the drawing that needs your caption.






Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 76


          "Thank you in advance for voting me chairwoman for another year."

                                                  (by Kelasher)

 

My original caption: "Our guest speaker just called to say that he'll be about three hours late."

 

Congratulations, Kelasher, you did it again -- this is your ninth win! No question about it, you are definitely one of the funniest people around.

Here are the other captions that I was considering for top honors:

"I'll tell you my first lesson, but first everyone please come up and give me a $20 bill." (by John Platt)

"Please leave your social security number and a signed blank check on the table as you leave. God bless you." (by Andrew Bramley)

"I'm not sorry I'm three hours late." (by Cary Antebi . . . and eerily similar to my original caption)

"Could the person who asked for anonymity on this sensitive issue please raise your hand?" (by Art Perez)

"Don't miss tomorrow's topic of "Meshegunah" for those crazy enough to pay $100 for today's speech. It's at the bargain-basement price of $200." (by Gary)

 

Thanks, folks, for having the chutzpah to compete in these contests. A new one will be up soon.

 






Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 76


Contest No. 76 starts right now.

Briefly, here are the details: I'll supply a drawing of one of my old cartoons that has never been published, leaving off my caption. You are invited to supply your funniest captions. Simply (1) click on "Add New Comment". Then (2) scroll down past any other submitted captions and type in your name and your caption in the spaces provided. Then (3) click "Save". Your caption (or captions) will be posted after I review your submission.

There is no limit on the number of captions you can enter for each drawing. Entries will be accepted and posted for one week, after which a winner will be announced and the winning caption will be printed. Below that I will also print my original caption.

The cut-off time and date for you to send in your captions for this contest is midnight Tuesday, November 25, 2014.

I will be the sole judge. The winning caption will be the one I judge to be the funniest one submitted (not necessarily the one that matches or comes closest to my original caption). Additional rules and regulations, for those of you who need such things, can be found here.

Below is the drawing that needs your caption.






Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 75


                            "Son, I'm going to show you how to make a

                        sensible decision. We're getting the Edsel."

                                                        (by Levi)

 

My original caption: "Shall we have them deliver it, or will you wrap it around a pole in here?"

 

Congrats, Levi, you've done it again! This is your seventh winning caption -- proof positive that you're one of the funniest people around.

Did anyone come up with a funnier caption than my original one, which is more than 50 years old? Hmmmm . . . personally I don't think so. What's your opinion??? (And don't bother telling me they're all funnier!)

Anyway, here are some of the other captions that I was mulling over for top honors:

"NO, you will not be getting your own set of keys." (by Mildred Romano)

"Now remember, this is for driving, not parking." (by John Platt)

"No, GM doesn't stand for Girl Magnet." (by Cary Antebi)

"What's it going to take me to get you OUT of this car?" (also by Cary Antebi)

"It's called a convertible, son, not 'topless'!" (by Caryn)

"Your student loan better cover this car." (also by Cary Antebi)

 

Contest No. 76 will be coming up soon -- I'll try to make it real challenging for you all.






Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 75


Contest No. 75 starts right now.

Briefly, here are the details: I'll supply a drawing of one of my old cartoons that has never been published, leaving off my caption. You are invited to supply your funniest captions. Simply (1) click on "Add New Comment". Then (2) scroll down past any other submitted captions and type in your name and your caption in the spaces provided. Then (3) click "Save". Your caption (or captions) will be posted after I review your submission.

There is no limit on the number of captions you can enter for each drawing. Entries will be accepted and posted for one week, after which a winner will be announced and the winning caption will be printed. Below that I will also print my original caption.

The cut-off time and date for you to send in your captions for this contest is midnight Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

I will be the sole judge. The winning caption will be the one I judge to be the funniest one submitted (not necessarily the one that matches or comes closest to my original caption). Additional rules and regulations, for those of you who need such things, can be found here.

Below is the drawing that needs your caption. As you can tell from the drawing, it's a very old cartoon of mine -- it goes back well over 50 years. And remember, the cartoon never sold, so you shouldn't have any problem being funnier than my original caption.

  






Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 74


            "Would you like the e-cigarette or non e-cigarette section?"

                                            (by Cary Antebi)

 

My original caption (from about 25 years ago): "Two-for-one coupon or no two-for-one coupon?"

 

Cary Antebi again! Congratulations once more -- it's your eighteenth win (18 out of 74 ain't bad). You are certainly proving to be one of the funniest people around.

Here are the other captions I was seriously considering for top honors:

"Yeah, it's everybody's birthday today." (by Sharon)

"Please remove shoes, wallet, belts, laptops, anything in your pockets . . . " (by Brendan Powers)

"You've got a reservation? Hey, I've got reservations about you, as well." (also by Cary Antebi)

Yes, I know, as a caption judge I'm just like a snotty maitre' d. I wish everybody could win, but you still have to be genuinely funny if you want to get past me. So please grin and bear it -- a new contest will be up soon, and you'll all have a fresh crack at it.






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