With over 1,000 punchlines sent in, feast your eyes on the WINNER and all the finalists in Walt Handelsman's latest Cartoon Caption Contest!

Thanksgiving Feast

Wow! We received a record-breaking 1,084 entries in this week’s Cartoon Caption Contest! ?There were so many great punchlines that it was hard to narrow the field down to just this special group. Fantastic job, everyone! ??

As always, when we have duplicate entries, and we always do, we pick the earliest sent in.

Here are your winner and finalists.


Roger Lehman, Lafayette: (Punchline lettered into word balloon)


Amy Duncan, Houma: “Either that’s the main course trying to escape, or Uncle Joe had a little work done.”

John E. Galloway, Kenner: “He wasn’t pardoned but he did get in the Witness Protection program.”

Lisa Lupin, New Orleans: “What’s that Butterball hotline number?”

Peter Kovacs, Baton Rouge: “The duck and the chicken are waiting on you in the kitchen.”

Brett Domangue, Mandeville: “Did someone forget to close the oven door?”

David Tripp Hanemann, Metairie: “Why is he drinking the cranberry juice?”

Nola Bea Gubitz (Age 9), New Orleans: “I have no words…!”

Gasper Chifici, Geismar: “I don’t think that those Ray Bans are going to fool anyone.”

Jane Goodman, Baton Rouge:“He not only got a pardon, he got a stylist too!”

Stephen Occhipinti, Kenner: “Looks like the vegans won.”

Tim Pekarek, Slidell: “Mom, can we order Uber Eats?”

Eva Campeas (Age 4), Metairie: “What kind of turkey even are you? A pelican turkey?”

Steve Wegener, Luling: “Shouldn’t you be in the kitchen cooking?”

Jim Crigler, Baton Rouge: “The vote was 7 to 1 against a vegetarian Thanksgiving dinner.”

Paul Rider, Baton Rouge: “No, that’s really not our turkey, that’s Saints coach Dennis Allen in disguise.”

Sally Sheffield Garon, Hamilton, MT: “JEEZ! Everybody knows that it’s WHITE wine with turkey!”

Martha Starnes, Kenner: “So YOU are the one who placed the large Pizza Hut order!”

Miles Murphy (Age 9), Baton Rouge: “He’s sus!”

Rich Wolf, Westminster, MD: “Do you think he knows he doesn’t need a ride home?”

Bob Ussery, New Orleans: “You’re a turkey but you’re hamming it up.”

Christy Reigert, Nine Mile Point: “Oh no! Drunk Uncle is here already!”

Karen Poirrier, Lutcher: “Dad warned us not to name him!”

Ralph Stephens, Baton Rouge: “I told you that mom and dad were getting a little bougie!!”

Don Pekarek, Slidell: “This is going to be a more exciting Thanksgiving than when Uncle Joe took his pants off.”

William Campbell, Baton Rouge: “He will only stay for the appetizers.”

Adam Darragh, New Orleans: “Aunt Alice bowled three strikes in a row and won’t let us forget it.”

Harper Vicidomina-Mills (Age 9), Metairie: “Hi! Definitely not a turkey. Come join us for dinner.”

Mariano Hinojosa, Baton Rouge: “Can anyone here talk turkey?”

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Best – Walt

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