Eli’s Cartoon Caption Contest No. 118

Contest No. 118 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. Also, no captions at all will be posted for the first few days of each contest.  This is to give everybody a chance to submit their spontaneous, gut-instinct caption without fear of discovering that it was ripped off by somebody else’s similar spontaneous caption. This is an equal opportunity contest!

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 is midnight Tuesday, May 23, 2017.

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 funny captions.


  1. I find this gets me more
    I find this gets me more attention than my calling cards ever did.

  2. 1. We really don’t call it
    1. We really don’t call it “Robbery” anymore, its now called a corporate tax break.

    2. Yes, you can keep your money . . . but remember: your new term as part of the President’s press secretary pool must last until the next election!

  3. I hate being the one to tell
    I hate being the one to tell you, Smithers, but it was me who bought your life insurance policy.

  4. “It’s not a robbery my good
    “It’s not a robbery my good man, consider it an aggressive loan.”

  5. Yup, that’s right. This is a
    Yup, that’s right. This is a hair hold up! I’ll take it all in unmarked clumps.

  6. I’ll make him an offer her
    I’ll make him an offer he can’t refuse (from The Godfather)

  7. 1. “You haven’t answered any
    1. “You haven’t answered any of my memos. Do I have your attention now?”

    2. “In lieu of this, you don’t have to give me a Xmas bonus this year.”

    3. “It’s called, ‘The Art of the Steal.'”

    4. “No, you can’t negotiate…Now give me ALL your money”

    5. “Don’t take this personal. It’s purely business.”

  8. “This is all about supply and
    “This is all about supply and demand…I demand and you supply.”

  9. 1.”No, we will not take a
    1.”No, we will not take a vote on this…just give me your money.”

    2. “I want a raise…and I don’t mean your hands over your head.”

  10. “Why the look of surprise?
    “Why the look of surprise? You’re the one who suggested I do more multitasking.”

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Welcome to the Eli Stein Cartoon archive. To begin, read my introduction and personal notes, and then please look at the cartoons, which are categorized by either decade, publication name or topic. I’ve included some personal comments, memories and photos below many of the cartoons. I’ll be adding cartoons, memories and photos ad infinitum. Remember, your comments are appreciated (just click on the “comment” link at the bottom of each post).