Amusing Captions for Elvis Photos

Starting in 2008, I did a series of caption contests where readers could submit captions for a picture I posted.  Here are the 29 photos and the fun captions.


Caption Contest # 1 — November 2, 2008

Elvis’ new and improved Memphis Mafia stands by, ready for action.



Caption Contest # 2 — November 17, 2008

The result after Vernon lectured Elvis on not spending all his money so fast.



Caption Contest # 3 — November 30, 2008

“Stupid cow, wandering in here where we’re doin’ maneuvers.  Welcome to splatter city.”



Caption Contest # 4 — December 8, 2008

“I need that wrench on the floor behind you. Could you reach around and get it for me, please.”



Caption Contest # 5 — January 12, 2009

The real Elvis Presley and a Don King Impersonator



Caption Contest # 6, January 25, 2009

“Who brought that dog in backstage?”



Caption Contest # 7

{It appears I used somebody’s photo who did not approve, and he removed it.}



Caption Contest #8 —  February 23, 2009

I like the way my caddy drives much better then this!!!!!!!



Caption Contest # 9 — March 10, 2009

This is a great sandwich, Mama.  You wanna pass me four or five more.



Caption contest # 10 — March 22, 2009

“I’m all right, Mama
I’ll be all right you’ll see.
Driving off a bridge,
Is better than hitting a tree”

{Reader Jean Pyle sent a poem, not a caption for this.  She did it several more times as well.}



Caption Contest # 11 — April 7, 2009

Moments later, Elvis was doing the Jailhouse Rock.



Caption Contest # 12 — May 5, 2009

When a child claiming to be Elvis’ son showed up, Elvis wrote this on the return envelope:

“Return to Sender.
This child’s unknown.
No such offspring.
No boy I own.”


Caption Contest # 13 — May 28, 2009

Elvis tries out a new way to pick up girls.



Caption Contest # 14 — June 21, 2009

Elvis’ singing sets the beach on fire



Caption Contest # 15 — June 21, 2009

Hey, ditch that guitar and get me some towels.



Caption Contest # 16 — October 26, 2009

“Ghouls rush in, when intruders dare to tread.”



Caption Contest # 17 — December 3, 2009

Please step back , sir.  Mr Presley doesn’t need any help trying on new pants.



Caption Contest # 18 — December 27, 2009

“I won’t be home for Christmas.
You can’t count on me.
Here are a couple of reasons,
Beside my Christmas tree.”



Caption Contest # 19 — February 3, 2010

Shake it, baby, shake it



Caption Contest # 20 — March 11, 2010

There was no winner on this one because nobody submitted a caption. But seven years later, somebody went into the archives, saw the picture, and submitted this:

Hey, got a light?



Caption Contest # 21 — April 8, 2010

Elvis Incorporates Levitating Air Piano Into His Act



Caption Contest # 22 — July 8, 2010

FTD’s cover art team picks another winner.



Caption Contest # 23 — September 3, 2010

I Want the Man who Stepped on my Blue Suede Shoes To Come Forward.



Caption Contest # 24 — October 21, 2010

Hey.  Knock off the kissing.  You’re supposed to be throwing the ball with me.



Caption Contest # 25 — January 19, 2011

Hurry up, Doc.  Are you sure this will cure air guitar cramping?



Caption Contest # 26 — April 13, 2011

“I could have had a V-8”



Caption Contest # 27 — October 6, 2011

“Lamar, Red. Help!!! Get me out of here.”



Caption Contest # 28 — December 13, 2011


“Now, girls.  Stay here.  I’ll ring room service for four fried peanut butter sandwiches. Thank You very much!!”



Caption Contest # 29 — April 22, 2018

Elvis and Anita Wood Close-up for Caption Contest

Anita:   Elvis My Darling, I will think of You every night                                   when I go to bed!

Elvis:    Honey, If You Do, You Won’t Sleep!!


I stopped posting caption contests in 2011, but when I saw this picture, I put in the quote clouds and challenged readers to come up with what Anita Wood and Elvis would say to each other.


Special thanks to Jean Pyle for submitting six winning captions.


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