Eli’s Cartoon Caption Contest No. 207

Contest No. 207 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, December 20, 2023.

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


  1. “. . . and we’ll help finance all the toys, but in exchange, we want exclusive rights both to the holiday’s name, and your name.”

  2. You got me exactly what I needed when I was young, so I am going to provide you with the exact insurance coverage you need.

  3. “My dear sir, congratulations . . . your marketing people are pure genius . . . I wish you lasting success in your future endeavors!!!”

  4. “If I donate this briefcase, loaded with cash, will you stop ringing that irritating bell for the rest of the evening?”

  5. “I’m with the state prosecutor’s office. We are going to subpoena your ‘Who’s Been Naughty and Who’s Been Nice’ list for the last eight years.”

  6. I’m investigating a few Insurance Fraud Schemes. I need to see your 23rd Street Naughty List for the past four years.”

  7. “Rudy tipped us that you are delivering a lot of ‘My Pillows’ this year. We’re gonna need Inventory Receipts and a Current Tax I.D. Number.”

  8. “We received a tip from Minnesota that you are delivering fake ‘My Pillows’ this year. I need to see those pillows you have under your suit.”

  9. “That’s a very convincing disguise Mr. Santos and it makes your claim of being Santa’s long lost son so much more believable.”

  10. I’m here on behalf of my client, Rudolph Reindeer. You are being served with safety violations for endangering your staff on a cold winters night.

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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).