Eli’s Cartoon Caption Contest No. 204

Contest No. 204 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. To enter your caption, 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”. There is no charge to submit captions, and the only prize is the honor of being one of the funniest people around.

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 will 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. Every posted caption has a notation as to the date and time it was received. 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. I am the sole judge and the winning caption will be the one I deem to be the funniest one submitted (not necessarily the one that matches or comes closest to my original caption).

The cut-off time and date for you to send in your captions is midnight Wednesday, September 27, 2023.

Below is the drawing that needs your funny captions. This is another really ancient cartoon of mine — I’m guessing that I probably originally drew it about 60 or 65 years ago. Good luck, Captioneers!


  1. “I don’t know if I can dig what you’re putting down, Daddy-O. The marriage bag is like nowheresville.”

  2. “In 1978, after hearing her husband Jim’s best clues, Linda shouts ‘Marlon Brando in a Streetcar Named Desire’ to win the Northwoods Subdivision, every other week, Thursday night Charades competition.”

  3. “A pre-nup specifying post divorce ownership of motorcycles is not one of my first concerns when I’m contemplating matrimony!”

  4. “I think you’re probably looking for my twin sister Billie. She said to tell you she’ll be in the garage raising the handle bars on her Hog.”

  5. “Exactly what do you mean when you say you’ll be marrying my whole family and I’ll be marrying your whole motorcycle club?”

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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).