Eli’s Cartoon Caption Contest No. 177

Contest No. 177 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 “See Comments and Add Your Own”. Then (2) scroll down past any other submitted captions and type in your name and your caption in the spaces provided. You may also be asked to verify that you are a human being and not a robot, so please follow the instructions in the “Captcha” box. Then (3) click “Save”.

Your caption (or captions) will be posted after I review your submission. However, 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 Wednesday, September 1, 2021.

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. ”We will have you forcibly removed from the bench of this ‘Kangaroo
    Court!’… How dare you insult our intelligence with that crock,
    about discrimination against the ‘Invisible!”’

  2. ”We refuse to be kicked off the jury for racial remarks….for simply stating
    that the case was very black and white!”

  3. “Your honor, I’m not really feeling The Foreman. It just doesn’t speak to me. With my credits and my authoritative presence, I think I’d be more right for Counsel for the Defense.”

  4. Your Honor,
    My wife and I cannot agree on anything at home and we cannot agree
    on this case either. Please dismiss her from the jury.

  5. “Your Honor, we the jury do not like the hotel we’re in, the food you call lunch, or these hard seats.”

  6. “I know we said that we could be fair and impartial but the defendant’s testimony was absurd.”

  7. “There is nothing about the defendant which would prejudice me if I was chosen as a juror but I must say that I’m not crazy about you.”

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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).