Name That Toon 11 – caption this cartoon!

by Larry Hehn on March 27, 2011

Welcome to Name That Toon – the feature where you get all the fun of captioning a cartoon, without all the hassle of drawing it!

Join the fun, and add your best caption for the toon below!

Dead TV

{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

Jason March 27, 2011 at 9:55 pm

Mom said that it broke last night because of all the Veggietales we watched yesterday.
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Larry Hehn March 27, 2011 at 10:02 pm

Sounds like you might be speaking from experience, Jason.
We’ve seen a lot of Veggie Tales too!
Great caption!


Leanne Shirtliffe (Ironic Mom) March 27, 2011 at 9:56 pm

Hi Larry,

I have a craft question: when you draw a cartoon, do you think of a caption first or the image first? In other words, would you have a caption for this cartoon in mind before you did you first sketch? Just curious.

My caption: “Now what are we going to do with the kids?”

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Larry Hehn March 27, 2011 at 10:14 pm

Good question, Leanne.
I’ve often wondered about songwriting that way – do the lyrics come first or the tune?
In my case, I almost always come up with a caption first, then the image follows.
The toon you see here was used to illustrate an article I wrote years ago about going without TV for a month.
I like using toons like this for Name That Toon because you guys come up with captions that are absolutely hilarious and even better than the original!


Leanne Shirtliffe (Ironic Mom) March 28, 2011 at 11:18 pm

Thanks, Larry. I love to hear about process. I’m sure it’s interesting to see what can happen to your work when you let go. Happy captioning/writing/drawing.
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Charlie's Church of Christ March 27, 2011 at 10:07 pm

this doesn’t mean I’ll go outside!!!


Larry Hehn March 27, 2011 at 10:15 pm

Great to see you again, Charlie, and awesome caption!


JamesBrett March 27, 2011 at 10:33 pm

mom, there’s a broken tv in the living room!
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Larry Hehn March 28, 2011 at 11:36 am

Nice, Brett!


kristinherdy March 27, 2011 at 10:36 pm

I don’t know what happened. Yesterday, Daddy watched the game, and today, we have a new desk!


Larry Hehn March 28, 2011 at 11:37 am

I guess we know which team won! Good one, Kristin!


Moe March 28, 2011 at 1:06 pm

“If Jesus can curse the tree that gave no fruit, I can curse the TV that doesn’t show Sponge Bob Square Pants. Don’t judge me, it’s Biblical!”
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Larry Hehn March 28, 2011 at 2:05 pm

I always look forward to your off-the-wall captions, Moe. Hilarious!


Ben March 28, 2011 at 10:36 pm

I’d like to point out that I have one chest hair.
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Larry Hehn March 28, 2011 at 10:57 pm

Wow, you guys are good. Thanks for that one, Ben!


Ben March 28, 2011 at 11:02 pm

LOL Sorry Larry, I really couldn’t think of anything clever, and then I saw ‘it.’
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Elizabeth Birak March 29, 2011 at 12:21 am

Not really a caption, but this reminds me of the TV we had as kids. I would always change channels with my toes and one day I broke it. Then, the next day I left with a friend for a two week vacation to Florida! So, my brother and sister suffered. (Don’t worry, they deserved it.)
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Larry Hehn March 29, 2011 at 7:39 am

Ah, the good old days when we had to leave the couch to change channels! Maybe I’m just weird (ok, forget the maybe…) but I wouldn’t mind if our TV broke for a couple of weeks. The rest of my family would be pretty upset though…


seekingpastor March 28, 2011 at 11:28 pm

Praise God! The one-eyed monster is dead! (Little Billy was quite the fundamentalist)
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Larry Hehn March 29, 2011 at 7:36 am

What will I rally against now?


lisa October 20, 2011 at 3:01 pm

Did the Cowboys lose again, mom?


Larry Hehn October 20, 2011 at 3:16 pm

Ooh very good, Lisa!


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