How to Write a New Yorker Cartoon Caption: Adam Scott Edition
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Cartoon Caption Contest | Season One | Episode 2
How to Write a New Yorker Cartoon Caption: Adam Scott Edition
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The actor Adam Scott, who stars in the movie “Flower” and the TV show “Ghosted,” tackles the New Yorker’s cartoon-caption contest.
Released on 03/14/2018
Transcript
Hi, I'm Adam Scott and I am going to write captions
for New Yorker Cartoons.
You know, thing about New Yorker cartoons is sometimes
even after the caption is written,
they are confounding at first,
but then you sit with them a while
and it makes sense and then is hilarious.
But I think, for this one...
So she's saying, okay, okay, great.
It says we don't need a dryer.
Sorry.
(upbeat drum music)
The woman here is on a couch,
so I'm assuming this is her session with her psychoanalyst.
But then there's three bros here watching the game.
'Cause it looks like maybe she's trying
to get his attention, but is he focused on the game as well?
Maybe it's...
Are you telling me you don't see them?!
She's upset because these guys, he doesn't see them.
So she's crazy.
(upbeat drum music)
Couple people thinking about buying a car,
but it appears that this car is actually
a creature of some sort, a monster.
And this guy, kind of typical used car salesman,
looks like he's trying to drum up
the attributes of this thing.
These people aren't entirely convinced.
So what would it take to sell this thing to some people?
Maybe...
And the great thing is, it just eats up gas.
Sorry.
(upbeat drum music)
Okay.
(laughs)
Okay, so these guys are at the feeding trough,
and pigs are really smart.
Pigs are, isn't it they're smart
as a seven year old human or something?
It has to be something he's saying to him, right?
Yeah, I don't know.
I got nothing for this one.
(upbeat drum music)
All right.
Couple people at a coffee shop,
looks like they need a table,
but bunch of rhinoceros are sitting down
and having coffee and eating muffins and stuff.
Did you know rhinos like muffins?
Is what he's saying to her.
Of course, the joke being he finds nothing weird
about them sitting down and drinking coffee.
(upbeat drum music)
I don't know if there are any winners here.
All right, so this guy,
he's a caveman cooking some sort of meat.
And this guy in a limo is coming by
and he's kind of yelling something at the caveman.
I don't think they know each other.
This guy's like, what do you want from me?
Just driving the car, right?
This is called stalling while I try and think of something.
(chuckles)
Is this Chipotle?
(upbeat drum music)
So this woman is on the couch chatting on the phone.
It's like maybe the building's about to be torn down
because there is a wrecking ball
coming right through their wall.
This guy's, kinda not a huge reaction,
but he's definitely acknowledging what's happening.
She seems nonplussed, but she is on the phone, so...
You know what? Maybe not.
Whatever she was planning there, it's not gonna happen now,
wrecking ball just came into their living room, so.
(upbeat drum music)
I mean, the really kind of corny one would be,
sir, sir, the elevator's down the hall, right?
That's kind of where you first go.
If you don't wanna go that way,
and I'm still gonna keep that as a backup
in case I inevitably can't think of anything else.
Um.
Uh.
Uh.
Went with the backup.
(upbeat drum music)
Okay, so this guy's talking on the phone
in what appears to be a motel room,
but it could just be his bedroom.
There's a little guy on the floor at a piano.
Looks almost like he's expecting a request or something.
He's just sort of at-attention.
No, no, no, no, you're not understanding.
No, no, no, no, you're not understanding.
I found a little guy in my butt, the piano I already had.
My apologies.
It's a brilliant drawing.
I've brought it down,
kind of brought the room down a little bit.
But I'm gonna stand by it.
I'm gonna stand by what I wrote here today.
(upbeat drum music)
Thank you to The New Yorker for letting me
come up with some captions.
It's something I've always wanted to do actually.
And so now, being put on the spot,
I see how difficult it actually is,
and how you can actually feel shame
after coming up with certain ones.
But it was really fun,
and I remain a steadfast New Yorker cartoon fan.
So thank you.
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