Eli’s Cartoon Caption Contest No. 155

Contest No. 155 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. You will also be asked to verify that you are a human being and not a robot. Please follow the instructions in the “Captcha” box. 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, gut-instinct caption. This is an equal opportunity contest!

There is no limit on the number of captions you may enter for each drawing, but I will only post and consider the first 15 captions from any contestant. 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, January 7, 2020.   

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 would never falsely accuse
    I would never falsely accuse anyone of forgery …
    however, I’m quite certain, it is J.D. Rockefeller …
    not Rockafellow!

  2. “You read it right, lady …
    “You read it right, lady … hand over all
    your complimentary pens, toasters and calendars,
    in an unmarked bag … and no one gets hurt!”

  3. “Yes, I know it’s
    “Yes, I know it’s Rockerfeller, not Rockafellow,
    and no I don’t have I.D. … I’m in the Witness Protection

  4. “I’d like to deposit this I.O
    “I’d like to deposit this I.O.U. …
    for my January mortgage payment.”

  5. That’s right, I’ve added my
    That’s right, I’ve added my number at the bottom of the hold up note, cuz you’re kinda cute!

  6. I’ll take a 10,000 dollars
    I’ll take a 10,000 dollars and you can keep those photos from last years Christmas party.

  7. I’ll take 10,000 dollars and
    I’ll take 10,000 dollars and you can keep those photos from last years Christmas party.

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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).