Category Archives: Captions By Dummies

Dumb Captions # 39 – Supergirl, Season 2, Episode 2

Winn (Jeremy Jordan) has been working on protective anti-Kryptonite shields for Supergirl (Melissa Benoit) and Superman (Tyler Hoechlin). They are needed now, but are not ready. Superman: “We’ll have to go without ’em!” Caption: “We’ll have to go with Autumn!”

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Smart Captioning (but still counted as Dumb # 38): “Live with Kelly” – Season 4, Episode 187, May 26, 2016

Today Kelly’s cohost was Andy Cohen, and one of her guests was Susan Lucci plugging the upcoming return of “Devious Maids”. Kelly announced that one of Andy’s ambitions had always been to do an “All My Children” scene with Susan, … Continue reading

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Dumb Caption # 37 – Person of Interest, Season 5, Episode 6, “A More Perfect Union”

This is more strange than dumb, because it wasn’t even necessary, since it wasn’t reporting on what was said. A wedding DJ says: “And now it’s time for everyone to get on the floor for the last dance.” And the … Continue reading

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Dumb Caption # 36 – The Americans, Season 4, Episode 7, “Travel Agents”

In a scene where Elizabeth (Keri Russell) is clearing her mouth over the sink, the caption says, “(water swishes, spits)”. The parentheses indicate action as opposed to dialogue. Well, water may swish, but it doesn’t spit. Should have been (Elizabeth … Continue reading

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Captions by Dummies # 35 – Weather Center Live, 2-17-2016

The report was on heavy rain, and a man in a car was interviewed. He said, “Anytime there’s any severe rain, you will have a lake in the middle of the parking lot.” Caption: “… there’s severe rape, love a … Continue reading

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Dumb Captions # 34 – Underwater! (1955)

In one scene Jane Russell says, “Oh, pobrecito!” (Rough translation: “poor baby”) The caption says, “Oh, poor recito!” Well, they almost got it right (if phonetics count)!

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Dumb Caption # 33 – Conan – Season 2, Episode 46 – May 31, 2012

Okay, this one is old, but I love Martin Short and have this on my DVR and watch it 6 or 7 times a year. This last time I watched it with the captions on. So… Conan asked Martin about … Continue reading

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Dumb Caption # 32 – Having Wonderful Crime (1945)

I’m thinking this may need a bit of background. Hedda Hopper was a former character actress who knew a lot of people in Hollywood. So as her career slowed she took up the cudgel of gossip columnist and gave the … Continue reading

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Dumb Caption # 31 – Make Room for Daddy, Season 6, Episode 4 – “The Dinah Shore Show” (1957)

If your TV market is anything like mine, you now have available several channels that show nothing but old, sometimes very old, TV episodes, usually strip-style, Monday through Friday at the same time. I like Danny Thomas and I love … Continue reading

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Dumb Captions # 30 – Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris – Season 1, Episode 5, “Jack Black”

I realize how hard it is to type captions for a live show, especially one with a lot of ad libs,  so I’m willing to excuse this: a crack was made about lustful stares and the caption read “lustful stairs”. … Continue reading

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