Caption Challenge 131: Gorilicious

It’s time for another new Caption Challenge! This week you’re tasked with coming up with the best caption for this comics panel:

I’ll pick out some as my personal favorites to highlight in a post next Monday, and then I’ll choose one of those to bear the standard as the “Featured Creator of the Week” atop the right column.

All entries must be left as a comment (or comments) to this post. Keep ‘em clean (appropriate for a late-night broadcast TV show), but most importantly, keep ‘em funny!

No limit to entries, but please, self-edit and only put up ones you genuinely think are good!

About Jeff Hebert

Jeff is a 45 year old city boy who has somehow found himself located in Colorado, fulfilling his lifetime dream of making a living drawing super-heroes all day.

55 Responses to Caption Challenge 131: Gorilicious

  1. “I want to be drawn like this…like one of his French girls…”

  2. “The heck with pajamas! This gorilla costume is most comfortable thing I’ve ever worn!”

  3. “Ha! 30% Let’s see that silver-back over on channel six top these ratings.”

    “Look at all these papers everywhere. I can’t work in this mess, what do they take me for, some kind of wild animal?”

  4. 1 – I bet King Kong and DK don’t get this kind of fan mail.

    2 – And to think this all started by throwing barrels at a plumber…

    3 – Maybe Diddy Kong should come on next week. It might work for the younger demographic.

    4 – Holy bananas! I’m doing great with the geeky demographic!

    5 – I should get the vet to look at my leg. I don’t think it’s supposed to bend that way.

  5. “… love, Mommy.

    P.S. Tell that good-for-nothing husband of yours I’m coming, too. And he better wipes his ass clean before I arrive!”

    Crap! It’s official – running from Africa all the way to NYC won’t save your arse from your mother-in-law…

  6. Where did I put that exterminator guy’s business card? Gosh, that female from the backstage was loaded with fleas… Argh, it’s itching!!! Need a treatment, need a treatment…

  7. “… and when I grow up, I want to be just like you, because you are better than any human I know.

    Mitch.”

    Heh… Makes me think of evolution… Seems like it’s a cyclic process.

  8. -”For god’s sake, why am I always getting asked to play Ultra Humanite in the movies? Don’t people know I much prefer Gorilla Grodd?”
    -”Well, I obviously didn’t read the part of the contract that said that to become immortal I had to become Gorilla-Man!”
    (Kudos to anyone who gets that particular reference)

  9. “… and your show is plain monkey business!”

  10. “… and you’re such a racist for saying female chimps stink compared to female gorillas in that interview. I’m not your fan anymore, and I’m starting a web-site against you!”

    Dough!!! Me and my big mouth…

  11. Bad Muthabox

    “Dear Penthouse Forum,
    Let me tell you about the time I met Jane Goodall…”

  12. 1.Soon you will come back to me my Ape-woman

    2.And Grood said apes can’t live like humans

    3.Who says This is monkey Business?

    4.Apes are on the rise

  13. Hammerknight

    “Dear Jeff your instant hair grow commercials are great.”
    “There’s an Ape for that.”

  14. “……you will always be #1.

    Love always, Sigourney Weaver”

  15. Andrea Young

    Finally I can relax after a stressful day with my favorite issue of Playape. Wow! Look at the gorgeous fur on that chimp!

  16. Man, those suckers on Craigslist will fall for anything.

  17. 1. We’ll meet again some day…Marky-Mark…

    2. Look at all this fan mail! That Michael Jackson tell-all interview was genius!

    3. Wow, Clint, you really showed that chair what for! (that one’s a reference to “Any Which Way but Loose”, if anyone doesn’t get it)

  18. I swear, if Peter Jackson sends me ONE more letter about a sequel…

  19. “I dunno what to look at first… the bananas or the set of melons holding them! SHAZAM!”

  20. 1: According to the polls, I’m ahead of Romney!
    2: Glad I changed my address from Castle Forrester!
    3: The fools don’t know that I’m that Nigerian Prince!
    4: Everbody loves my show, “The Red Butt Diaries!”

  21. 5: Wow! All this hate mail is from Charleton Heston!
    6: Glad Yoko talked me into leaving the Banana Splits!
    7: The “Lancelot Link” revival has topped the Nielsens!

  22. spidercow2012

    Well, the points Skybandit’s #6 earned from me (fwiw) were totally offset by his #1.

  23. 1. 45784 Bananas Foster recipes?!
    2. Another moron who thinks I’m impersonating an ape!

  24. Heh…I can’t read.

  25. Bryce Wasley

    1. So after all these years, Paulina finally wrote back to me.
    2. That plumber finally got what was coming to him.
    3. I’d kidnap that and run up a construction site.

  26. 1)Wow I just love reading Grodd’s Hate mail!
    2) These love letters from Jane Goodall are pritty steamy!
    3) Tarzan keeps getting me to proofread his loveletters to Jane, Doesn’t he know Gorillas are terrible spellers!
    4) Yeah! I finally get a callback to do the Danimals comercial!
    5) So the guys are trying to get The Banana Splits Band back together!
    6) Maybe I should right them back explaining I only LOOK like Al Sharpton.
    7) So how much do you think MR. Peebles will give me to get his mail back?
    8) Isn’t it bad enough Grape Ape SAYS his name after every sentance!

  27. 1. Aw my darling daughter Snooki has had a child. Im a Papi
    2. Man it was hell finding this reciept…Now wheres that book?
    3. In the jungle,the mighty jungle, THE Lion sleeps…Who the hell wrote this?
    4.Maybe she was right. I shouldnt just put new newspaper on the old ones

  28. “Ba-na-na Ba-na-na-na-na na! Ba-na-na Ba-na-na-na-na na! Ba-na-na Ba-na-na-na-na na! Ba-na-na Ba-na-na-na-na na! Ba-na-na Ba-na-na-na-na na! Ba-na-na Ba-na-na-na-na na! Ba-na-na Ba-na-na-na-na na!

  29. Last page of the blueprints…..I love it. Once I am Cy-Gor I will beat Spawn and revenge shall be mine! It should go perfectly to plan…

  30. -”I can’t believe those idiots at Lightning Comics actually used my dialogue for the kangaroo panel.”
    -”Wow, it seems those rumours about monkeys and Shakespeare are true after all. It only took me two years to write ‘The taming of the shrew’.”
    -”This first draft of ‘The Umbrella Academy’ is totally unbelievable. They want me to have a human head instead of my own? Absurd.”

  31. @ spidercow2012:

    The news today said Romney was ahead in the polls. If it would have said Obama was, then the gorilla would be beating Obama. My point is that ANY gorilla could do better than EITHER candidate. Ya wanna bitch about perceived racism, check out punkjay’s #6… which DOES happen to be accurate, so it IS funny, but COULD be seen as a bit insensitive to those of African descent.

  32. The point is moot — no political joke is ever going to win one of these contests.

    This is why I prefer to avoid politics and religion altogether here, it gets in the way of having fun and making jokes about gorillas who read fan mail. There are a bazillion captions that stay away from the topic altogether, go with those instead.

  33. “attract media’s attention, check.” “Kidnap the New york times’ best editor, check.” “Take editor to the top of her own office and hold the building for ransom, check.” “Recieve cash and own rights to the new york times, oh yeah”

  34. Galactic Ketchup

    1. Fan mail…..fan mail…..fan mail……HELLO DOLLY!

    2. Why am I holding a piece of paper? I am a gorilla. Gorillas do not read. What’s a piece of paper?

    3. THAT was Twilight? Good thing I ripped it up.

    4. Give me a typewriter and an infinite amount of time and I can recreate the works of Shakespeare. Give me a typewriter and twenty minutes and I can write a better novel than 50 Shades of Grey.

    5. Sorry darlin’ but the only thing we have in common is a hairy chest.

  35. Galactic Ketchup

    6. If these guys keep sending me this crap, I’m gonna start throwing them some of mine.

  36. Dear Snooki: I pledge to donate my grisly chest hair to keep your show on the air. Yours, trully, your one and only fan.

  37. Skybandit: @ spidercow2012:The news today said Romney was ahead in the polls. If it would have said Obama was, then the gorilla would be beating Obama. My point is that ANY gorilla could do better than EITHER candidate. Ya wanna bitch about perceived racism, check out punkjay’s #6… which DOES happen to be accurate, so it IS funny, but COULD be seen as a bit insensitive to those of African descent.

    Hey I am not a racist and for everyone’s info I met his daughter and she looks NOTHING like a gorrilla. Actually she was a very nice person.

  38. must skip a generation!

  39. Now that Davie Jones unfortunate demise maybe Miceal Nesmith and the band will let a REAL MONKEY in the band!

  40. BTW I was going to say Ron Pearlman, but at the time I couldn’t remember his f
    real name. I kept thinking that Hellboy dude. It just proves that some people of different races still have features from the animals we evolved from!

  41. punkjay:
    BTW I was going to say Ron Pearlman, but at the time I couldn’t remember his f
    real name. I kept thinking that Hellboy dude. It just provesthat some people of different races still have features from the animals we evolved from!

    It was an extremely borderline comment. In general, I would avoid “jokes” that compare people (even famous ones) to animals. If it’s someone of African American descent and the animal you’re comparing them to is an ape of some sort, that’s an especially bad idea given the racial politics of the United States for the last 200+ years.

    I’d let this entire discussion drop if I were you. You’re not helping yourself any and it’s really starting to bother me. Let it go.

  42. Damn, I look good in Playgirl! Wait, is that Bert Reynolds?

  43. Moognation:
    Damn, I look good in Playgirl!Wait, is that Bert Reynolds?

    Holy crap! I just read the previous post right after I made mine. Jeff, I do hope you get my joke and take it in the spirit it was intended.

  44. Moognation: Holy crap!I just read the previous post right after I made mine.Jeff, I do hope you get my joke and take it in the spirit it was intended.

    I think this is a little different, since the pose IS a lot like the one Bert used in Playgirl and that’s a pretty famous shot.

  45. fine performance that I do and they give me this “John Wayne” TP-
    won’t take crap off anything.

  46. Oops I’m sorry I realize sometimes I get carried away!

  47. If you’ve played Jak 3, you’d remember this : WHY WOULD YOU WANNA DESTROY LIGHT? Honestly, if it were my way you could just chill under a tree grab [a banana or two] and watch girls walk by as they… jiggle.

  48. Jeff so I dont get the yellow arrest; is this wrong: I’d bet he’s anti Spank The Monkey. Cause’ if it is it’s fine by me if you remove it.

  49. “Now, paint me like one of your french girls while I look at these pictures.”

  50. alphaalpharomeo

    1-Finally my Harvard acceptance letter

    2-Another love letter from Johnny….If only the world would let us be together.

  51. 8: A ticket to a Furry convention? What’s that about?
    9: “Dear Mallah: There’s an opening with the Village People…”
    10: A wedding invitation from Clyde and Cheeta!
    11: Another offer from FOX news! They say I’ll fit right in!

  52. @ punkjay: Didn’t mean to accuse you of anything, bro. I was just pointing out that my joke wasn’t the only one that could be taken the wrong way.
    @ spidercow2012: I’ve apologized to punkjay. Your turn.

  53. OK contest closed, thanks folks!