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Crank Yankers 

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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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Victor Yerrid ...  Puppeteer 82 episodes, 2002-2019
Paul McGinnis Paul McGinnis ...  Puppeteer 78 episodes, 2002-2019
Artie Esposito Artie Esposito ...  Puppeteer 72 episodes, 2002-2007
BJ Guyer BJ Guyer ...  Puppeteer 71 episodes, 2002-2007
Biz Markie ...  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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Puppets getting their crank on. See more »

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Animation | Comedy

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

Quotes

Security Receptionist: Hello?
Bircham: Hello? This the security guard place?
Security Receptionist: Yes this is.
Bircham: Oh, great. My name's Birchum, I'm new to the area, and I'm lookin' for a job.
Security Receptionist: Okay, right now we're not hiring because we don't have any openings.
Bircham: Not hiring, huh?
Security Receptionist: No.
Bircham: Not hiring guys who did two tours in 'Nam and are third degree blackbelts in Tae kwan do?
Security Receptionist: Not at the moment.
Bircham: Not hiring a guy who can take an AK-47 blindfolded, break it down, oil it, and reassemble it in less than 4 minutes, you're not hiring any of them?
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Referenced in Lights Out with David Spade: Episode #1.63 (2019) See more »

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A Waste Of Time
10 March 2003 | by paulbrecSee all my reviews

This show has recently been released in Canada. I saw a couple of episodes, and thought it was a total waste. I think about these hard working, busy people, and these "comedians" calling them, and wasting their time. I think its terrible. I will never watch this garbage again. I work in an environment where I get outside calls all the time, and the last thing I need is someone messing around on the phone. I have better things to do. This is a very inconsiderate concept for a TV program.


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Official Sites:

Comedy Central

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 June 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Prank Puppets See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Mono

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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