Winner of Eli’s Cartoon Caption Contest No. 30

captioncontest301.jpg ". . . and in other news, the United States government still denies the existence of Area 51." (by Andrew)

My original caption: "Hello out there in Televisionland!"

Congratulations, Andrew — first of all, you definitely topped my original caption, and second of all, you definitely deserve to be considered one of the funniest people around.

As for my original caption (which I told you I now consider pretty weak) — at the time I wrote it, umpteen decades ago, I thought that the idea of an actual place call Televisionland was kind of a humorous concept. And of course that was long before the TVLand cable channel became a reality.

Other entries I was considering for top prize:

". . . and now the news for the Crater New York area." (by Cary Antebi)

". . . and if you call in the next five minutes, we'll include a second 'Super Shamwow Head-Antenna Polishing Cloth'." (also by Cary Antebi)

"And now it's time for Alien Survivor: will Mrxy or Grmp get voted off the moon?" (by Kelasher)

Good Work! Caption Contest No. 31 will be coming up soon.

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