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 ...
 Puppeteer (72 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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Security Receptionist: I'm sorry sir, we don't have any openings.
Bircham: You don't have any openings for a guy who can put on a blindfold, dismantle an AK-47, oil it up and reassemble it in under four minutes?
Security Receptionist: I'm afraid...
Bircham: No openings for someone who can slip in under cover of darkness, garrote his target with piano wire, and escape undetected, you don't have any openings for someone like that?
Security Receptionist: Sir...
Bircham: A man who put his ass on the line for two tours in Vietnam, so you could go home to your lesbian partner, and live in a ...
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Not all it's cracked up to be
16 June 2002 | by (Arkansas, USA) – See all my reviews

I was disappointed when I saw the premiere for Crank Yankers. I was expecting it to be hilariously funny, but I barely even giggled. The calls would be funny if the "innocent" person on the other end of the line would react to the call and not just sit there and take it. I had to give it another chance, but the second episode was just as bad as the first one. I may occasionally watch it again to see if it gets any better, but for now I can some up Crank Yankers in one word - boring.


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