The Tuesday Cutline…a Winner!

BY Colleen Shalby  March 12, 2013 at 11:20 AM EDT

Darth Vader and Luigi don’t seem a likely pair, but we know what you’re thinking after seeing the photo: George Lucas should include the Super Mario gang in the upcoming “Star Wars” sequel. Before we get to this week’s Tuesday Cutline winner, here’s the original caption to the photo by Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images:

“Tourists laugh as street artists dressed up as Darth Vader and Luigi enter a subway station at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany.”

With mentions of Luigi’s plumbing profession, a reference to “Spaceballs” and a couple of “Luigi, I am your father” captions, this week’s top cutline was a tough choice. But we have to salute our winner who meshed two of the biggest trendsetters of the past with today’s largest pop culture craze: Congratulations to Christian Hawkinson for your winning caption.

“I’m out $200 for costumes — They’d better pick us for the Harlem Shake video.”

Thank you all for playing along. Join us next week for another Tuesday Cutline.

About the Tuesday Cutline: Every other Tuesday, we post a photo. You compose a witty/funny/creative caption, submit it by Friday at 5 p.m. ET in the comments section or on the NewsHour’s or Art Beat’s pages. The following Tuesday we pick one winner. Everyone celebrates.