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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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Pick it up. It's for you. See more »

Genres:

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 »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Trivia

Cast members must venture to Nevada to make their crank calls, because it is one of a few states where only one party need consent for a conversation to be recorded. See more »

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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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Very Funny Prank Call Show
7 July 2006 | by michael_the_nermalSee all my reviews

This is one of the few Comedy Central shows I like. There's no rhyme or reason to this program, except to bug people with prank calls. Unlike the prank calls you might make, these guys are actually talented and skilled comedians, and the characters they have crafted are memorable. This stuff is far superior to the prank call phenomenon that likely inspired it, "The Jerky Boys." My favorite is, of course, Special Ed, whose voice and mantras are simply hilarious. Other good characters include the perverse yet exaggeratedly upper-crust Niles Standish, the old man Elmer, and Birchum, the Vietnam vet. Kimmel, Carolla, Sarah Silverman, Wanda Sykes, and even "Family Guy's" Seth McFarlane lend their voices to these roles. All of these guys are gifted mimickers and put their acting talents to the fore for a simple childish game of prank calls. If you want to watch a funny Comedy Central show, watch this.


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