Eli’s Cartoon Caption Contest No. 196

Contest No. 196 starts right now.

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, February 15, 2023.

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. “Isn’t that George Santos’ office?”

    “They may be crooks but at least they are upfront about it in their company name.”

  2. “They are actually a legitimate investment firm but they found they could double their number of investors by using ‘get rich quick and scheme” in their company name.”

  3. “There’s nothing in there now except a lot of Classified U.S. Presidential Briefing Papers and a coin operated copy machine.”

  4. “Remember, now… we are identical twins and your thick, curly hair
    is a result of our DIY massage exercises.”

  5. “They hold Get Rich Seminars where they tell attendees ‘rent an auditorium, sell seats for $300 each’.”

  6. “It’s a new, ‘say it like it is’ world . . . okay son, you can put ‘AMBEAULT & AMBEAULT – AMBULANCE CHASERS’ on our door!”

  7. “Now, it’s a ‘tell it like it is’ world’ . . . okay son, you can post ‘AMBEAULT & AMBEAULT – AMBULANCE CHASERS’ on our door!”

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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).