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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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Cast

Series cast summary:
Artie Esposito Artie Esposito ...  Puppeteer 72 episodes, 2002-2007
BJ Guyer BJ Guyer ...  Puppeteer 71 episodes, 2002-2007
Paul McGinnis Paul McGinnis ...  Puppeteer 68 episodes, 2002-2007
Victor Yerrid ...  Puppeteer 62 episodes, 2002-2005
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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Real crank calls. Real victims. Real puppets. See more »

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Animation | Comedy

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TV-MA | See all certifications »
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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 »

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New York City, New York, USA

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Trivia

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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Special Ed: [Repeated line] Donkey Kong.
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Special Ed: Yaaaayyyyy!
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Referenced in Tosh.0: Peter Pan Fail Girls (2010) See more »

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Whoa, this show sucks.
9 June 2002 | by dootussSee all my reviews

Oh my god! Why must Comedy Central continue to bring us all of these god-awful shows anymore? This show has to be the worst one I've ever seen on the network. The crank calls aren't even funny, and they don't seem to connect. Besides that are these crank calls for real as they say they are? No they aren't! I hope this piece of crap gets canceled quick because it just plain sucks 100%! If they do that, they should bring back "TV Funhouse" which is a puppet/live action/animation show which is funny, and a gazillion times better than this pile of garbage.


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