Crank Yankers (2002– )

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A show with real 'crank' phone calls to real victims. Puppets are added as the 'actors' to give visual support to what is happening in the phone calls.

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Artie Esposito ...
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Paul McGinnis ...
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A show with real 'crank' phone calls to real victims. Puppets are added as the 'actors' to give visual support to what is happening in the phone calls.

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The puppet Jimmy is based on Jimmy Kimmel, and the puppets Kevin and Katie are based on his kids 'Kevin Kimmel' and Katie Kimmel. Jimmy, Kevin and Katie voice themselves. See more »

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Special Ed: I like to make poo-snowballs and throw them at people YAAAAAAAAYYY!
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Referenced in Tosh.0: Peter Pan Fail Girls (2010) See more »

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Absolutely pathetic
27 July 2002 | by See all my reviews

So Comedy Central is betting the farm on this one, eh? They shouldn't. I made the mistake of leaving my television on past "South Park" last night (which has become a waste of time in its own right, far from the comic genius it once was) and "Crank Yankers" came on. I figured, hey, I'll see what Comedy Central is advertising so incessantly. Maybe, for once, it'll actually be something funny.

Boy, was I wrong. The puppets are poorly puppeteered, the calls entirely uninspired and completely unfunny, and the little "animation" sequences poorly done and with no humor value whatsoever. The whole show looks like it belongs more on a public access station than on a nationwide network -- but that's what we've come to expect from Comedy Central lately anyway, isn't it?

If you're looking to spend a half hour sometime, you could certainly do better than "Crank Yankers" by following your local road crews out next time they do a patch and watching the patch cure instead. What a horrible waste of a satellite signal.


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