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Moment Cartoon Caption Contest

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In each issue, we publish a cartoon drawn by New Yorker cartoon editor Bob Mankoff. Suggested captions for this cartoon must be submitted as a comment (“reply” at the bottom of this page) by August 10, 2014. Finalists will appear in the September/October issue. To vote for the winner of the May/June 2014 contest (see finalists above), use the “vote form,” below. To view Moment‘s past Cartoon Caption Contest winners and finalists, click here.

Vote For Your Favorite Cartoon Caption

Vote for the winner of the May/June contest! The winner will receive a free subscription to Moment to give to a friend. Any U.S. resident age 18 or older can enter.


  1. Don’t look so worried. He’s the hanging judge, not me.

  2. Him? Oh, he’s one of those groupies that likes to hang around court houses.

  3. “It isn’t your client’s sexual orientation that bothers me.”

  4. “Where does your client stand?”

  5. Recess is over, Mr. Endslow.

  6. “Motion is suspended.”

  7. Lawrence Wood

    Usually I’m the one to get overturned.

  8. Lawrence Wood

    It’s nice to see someone else get overturned.

  9. Lawrence Wood

    Your positions are diametrically opposed.

  10. Lawrence Wood

    I see you were reversed on appeal.

  11. Lawrence Wood

    And you, Mr. Cohen, seek a reversal.

  12. He’s just here until they fix the security camera.

  13. It took some strategizing but I now see eye to eye with the defense.

  14. He’s just here until we fix the security camera.

  15. Lawrence Wood

    You must have done something pretty bad to get suspended.

  16. Lawrence Wood

    Which one of you seeks a reversal?

  17. “Do you both understand the gravity of the charges?”

  18. “I’ll have no flip-flopping in my court.”

  19. Amanda huginkyss

    The prosecution calls Lionel Richie.

  20. Are you trying to turn my courtroom into a circus?

  21. You can’t just flout the law of gravity.

  22. Don’t test me, Mr. Cohen. Next time I’ll suspend your license.

  23. Counsel, your client is not above the law.

  24. Lawrence Wood

    Your argument turns the law on its head.

  25. Lawrence Wood

    Congratulations. You’ve turned the legal profession on its head.

  26. Lawrence Wood

    You’re flouting the law of gravity.

  27. Why can your client appear only in night court?

  28. And this, Counselor, is the foreman of the hung jury.

  29. I find your client, Dr. Hindenburg, guilty.

  30. Bail denied, your client’s a flight risk.

  31. William Agress

    Are you the attorneys for Snyderman vs. Spiderman ?

  32. William Agress

    In the case of Oscar Mayer vs. Hebrew National, I see which of you represents the higher authority.

  33. William Agress

    When I said appeal to a higher court I did not mean it literally.

  34. “… And three counts of stealing the patents to antigravity shoes.”

  35. If you cannot afford an Exorcist, one will be appointed for you.

  36. H D Uriel Smith

    Under the law we should treat everyone equally, rich or poor, black or white, left or right, up or down.

  37. “I’m sorry but you don’t have a leg to stand on”

  38. “You don’t have standing in this court”

  39. “I asked for the cone of silence, not Bruce Wayne.”

  40. “I’m afraid you’re not going to be able to turn this ruling on its head”

  41. “I’ll not have you put on airs in my court.”

  42. “The court rules that while you have certain rights as an heir, you do not have air rights.”

  43. Polly Schoenfeld

    Caption suggestion for Sept/Oct 2014 Mankoff cartoon–turtle on a leash

    “No, we don’t mind….. He’s known since he was a hatchling.”

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