Eli’s Cartoon Caption Contest No. 210

Contest No. 210 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, 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, March 13, 2024.

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


  1. “I know I don’t have a good credit rating but isn’t ‘cross my heart and hope to die’ good enough?”

  2. “So when you say ‘Low Interest Loans’ you actually mean your bank is not interested in making loans with a low interest rate?”

    “I need twenty dollars til Tuesday to enter the office basketball pool.”

  3. “You remember the time in Little League when you put laxative in the ‘Gatorade Cooler’ and I said I’d never tell . . . ?

  4. “Can I use a credit card to pay my monthly payments? . . . I may need the airline travel points in case I have to leave town in a hurry.”

  5. “. . . and when she told me we were joining a Book of the Month Club I thought it was a kind of self-improvement thing!”

  6. “Dissatisfied? . . . let me put it this way, when you started processing our home loan you had thick wavy hair and you didn’t wear glasses.”

  7. “If I get a mother-in-law/room addition loan, how many payments would I need to miss before you repossess her?”

  8. “Well, my wife left me, I lost my job, my house is in foreclosure, and my business failed. That’s why.”

  9. “So you’re saying bouncing my foot when I’m lying may be the reason I keep losing at poker?”

  10. “You said my credit rating’s the worst you’ve ever seen, and you said I’m the last person on earth that you would ever make a loan to. If you got something to say Dad I wish you would just come out and say it.”

  11. “I need it for my prison commissary account but if you can wait 15-20 years you will get it all back.”

  12. “I’d rather work with the pretty blonde lady from your TV ads . . . you know, the one that wears a teal green halter top while riding her bicycle in the park?”

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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).