Eli’s Cartoon Caption Contest No. 194

Contest No. 194 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. 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 reveal my original caption.

The cut-off time and date for you to send in your captions is midnight Wednesday, December 21, 2022.

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).

Below is the drawing that needs your funny captions. Good luck, Captioneers!


  1. “I like you Hanson, you’re very efficient . . . I should have gotten an electro-robotic secretary years ago!”

  2. “Baxter . . . I hope there won’t be any problems . . . I see the new girlfriend has you on a short leash!”

  3. “Ms. Morgan claims it was an accident . . . she’s near-sighted, you see . . . she thought she was plugging the fax machine into the wall outlet!”

  4. “You’ll find that we don’t judge, here, son . . . we’ve eliminated the mandatory ankle bracelets in our ‘Give Convict a Break’ program!”

  5. “I would withdraw the complaint, Wilbur . . . Miss Miller’s statement, that you’re ‘coming unraveled’ was not in reference to your mental state but rather, in reference to your sweater being caught in the shredder!”

  6. “Aw, you newbies . . . did they tell you that ‘you were chosen’ to be this
    year’s office Christmas tree?”

  7. “Henderson, what do you make of the rumors that we’re being investigated and some employees are wearing a wire?”

  8. Captions:


    “Ed, next time you wear a wire you may want to find one that uses a battery powered wireless microphone!”


    “Ed, are you wearing a wire again?”

  9. “When you said in your interview that you needed to be stimulated, we assumed you were talking about a challenging work environment.”

  10. “Your Electrical Product Designs in Europe were incredible, but you simply have not ‘adaptered’ well in the U.S.”

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