Category Archives: Captions By Dummies

Dumb Caption # 46 – The Return of Sherlock Holmes : The Empty House

After Colonel Moran is captured and Holmes is orating the finer points of the case, Moran says: “You may or may not have just cause for arresting me, but there can be no reason why I should be subjected to … Continue reading

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Dumb Captions # 44 and 45 – The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Sorry that these are not funny, but ¬†they do illustrate how our language is going straight to Hell. Both from “The Red Headed League” Sherlock to Watson: If they fire, have no compunction about shooting them down. Caption: If they … Continue reading

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A Caption from Today’s Super Bowl 52 Preshow

Lester Holt is doing the NBC preshow, right now talking about Minneapolis and its weather. He said something about how hardy Minnesotans are, but how they are good at adapting their surroundings to benefit themselves “The city is famous for … Continue reading

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Dumb Caption # 42 – “Great Performances: She Loves Me”

Amalia (Laura Benanti) is discussing specific authors. “They had the magic, and that is a glory beyond estimation.” Caption: “…that is a glory beyond destination.”

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Dumb Caption #41 – Murdoch Mysteries, Season 9, Episode 7 – “Summer of ’75” – November 23, 2015

Murdoch (Yannick Bisson): “Edwin had been researching these weapons. Most recently, this Bowie knife.” Caption: “Most recently, this buoy knife.”

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Dumb Captions #40 – Television: The First Fifty Years – (a documentary)

There were so many mistakes here that I could in no way get them all, Eventually they became more entertaining than the program. A puppet: Presenting a great Howdy Doody spectacular! Caption: Presenting a eat Howdy Doody spectacular! Billy Barty: … Continue reading

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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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