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And the Caption Contest Winner Is…

We have a winner in the BBC America Shop Doctor Who caption contest. You remember the photo, with the Doctor, armed with a net, and Craig, pushing a stroller, are urgently making their way through a store:

We had a LOT of entries, and a lot of good ones, which made the task of choosing the winner of the massive BBC America Shop prize pack that much more difficult. Among recurring themes were lots of jokes mentioning Black Friday, “(___)s are cool,” hunting snipe, hunting wabbits, and “I told you not to feed it after midnight.” There were several repeat/similar entries, which proves that great minds indeed often think alike.  And there were several that were accurate to the episode (e.g., referring to Stormageddon/Alfie), which I liked but for the purpose of a caption contest wasn’t necessary, because we were deliberately taking the picture out of context.  So, in the end, I had to go with one that just made me laugh (so NO COMPLAINTS! It’s all subjective! I liked a lot of them!  LEAVE ME ALONE!), and the winning caption, submitted by Hilary Carr of Massachusetts, was:

“Pram? Check. Baby net? Check. Good. Now, Craig, have you ever tried to capture a mutant babytron from Plom before? Because it involves rather a lot of dancing.”

I could hear that in Matt Smith’s voice. And so, Hilary will be getting a whole bunch of stuff, including Blu-ray sets of Doctor Who Season 6 and a lot more, from BBC America Shop, which is also where you should go for belated “oh, no, I forgot to get a gift for (family member whose existence you failed to properly acknowledge).” Thanks to all for entering. I hope we’ll be doing that again sometime soon.

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Comments

  1. Matthew says:

    That picture is sooo funny, Let us all go hang out at Hilary’s house! Hilary Clinton is a massive Whovian

  2. Vincent S says:

    Gratulations Hilary!

  3. Tori says:

    Oh yeah, I can definitely hear Matt Smith saying that. Great choice for first place!

  4. my_leisure says:

    I gotta say I definitely could hear the winner in Matt Smith’s voice. Good job!