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 ...
 Puppeteer (68 episodes, 2002-2007)
Victor Yerrid ...
 Puppeteer (62 episodes, 2002-2005)
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 Announcer (42 episodes, 2004-2007)
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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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Birchum: You're recording this? Well, guess what! I'm recording it too, and I'm gonna put it on basic cable!
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Referenced in Workaholics: Speedo Racer (2015) See more »

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This show would be depressing,if it wasn't so funny
22 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A cool edgy puppet show, which is made so well detailed. A real life prank phone call show created from the insane minds of Adam Carolla, Jimmy Kimmell and Daniel Kellison. The puppets are used to give the calls more liveliness. This show created some memorable characters since Family Guy. The bitter war vet Dick Birchum(Adam Carolla), Mean spirited Hadassah(Sarah Silverman), Drunk pot smoking slacker Bobby Flecther(Jim Florentine), The Incredible nauseous Danny(David Alan Grier), OCD Ken(Kevin Nealon), sex crazed Cammie(Lisa Kushell) and The one who seems to be the most memorable is Special Ed(Also Jim Florentine). It is the magic of the comedic voices, and the puppeteers,that give the show its magic touch. I'll understand if it is cancelled, I mean how long can you on with a prank call show. But it is still fun to watch.


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