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Crank Yankers 

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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Season 5 Premiere


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Special Ed calls up one of the few remaining Blockbusters, Wanda Sykes calls up a Wallmart, and even more. Guest Starring Kodak Black.


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Artie Esposito ...
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BJ Guyer ...
 Puppeteer (71 episodes, 2002-2007)
Paul McGinnis ...
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Victor Yerrid ...
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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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Before any episodes aired and the show was still being written, the original title of the series was 'Prank Puppets', but a Comedy Central lawyer approached executive producer Adam Carolla and said that the show's name would have to be changed. She said the title (despite the premise of the show) 'implied spite and malice' and that it was a 'legal liability'. Neither Adam, nor the rest of the crew really believed that argument, but they reluctantly changed the name anyway. See more »

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Backwoodsman: Sounds to me like you're low-bred.
Special Ed: Bread makes me poop!
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Referenced in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy Goes on a Playdate! (2016) See more »

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Hilarious
11 July 2002 | by See all my reviews

This show is funnier than you would think it would be. Real phone calls with some well known comedians with real people on the other end of the line. It is one of the funniest shows I have seen in a long time! The puppets they use to animate the callers are hilarious. Comedy Central scores another hit in their line-up of shows. You have to watch it to see just how great it is!


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