Seinfeld New Yorker Cartoon Honored In Magazine’s Caption Contest

What would a pig say if it were standing in line at the complaint department? In a 1998 episode of Seinfeld, Elaine tries to draw her own cartoon for the New Yorker. Jerry, Kramer, and George try to help her out by writing captions for the cartoon.

Well, now the magazine is giving you the chance to caption the famous Seinfeld New Yorker cartoon.

In the episode, Elaine confronts one of the magazine’s cartoonists over a comic that just doesn’t make sense.

The cartoonist admits that he doesn’t even understand the comic, saying that he just “liked the kitty.” This gives Elaine the idea that anyone can draw a comic for the New Yorker so she sets about creating her own.

Elaine puts a pig standing next to a complaint department. Now what does the pig say?

Elaine’s final cartoon has the pig wishing that he was taller.

Jerry suggests that the pig should say: “I can’t find my receipt, my place is a sty.”

Kramer thinks that the pig should say “my wife is a slut.”

Here’s a clip from the “Cartoon” episode of Seinfeld.

So, what should the pig complain about?

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If you have a good caption you can submit it to the New Yorker here.

It’s been more than 10 years since the “Cartoon” episode aired and Jerry Seinfeld has moved on to different and similar things. His latest show, Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee continues Seinfeld’s quest to make a show about nothing.