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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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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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Puppets getting their crank on. See more »

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Animation | Comedy

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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

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

Quotes

Special Ed: I GOT MAIL. I GOT MAIL. YAY.
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Referenced in Tosh.0: Welven Da Great (2015) See more »

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The show that makes me laugh the hardest!
25 March 2004 | by chrisuabSee all my reviews

There's never been a show like Crank Yankers before, ever! I don't even think there has been a show based on prank calls, let alone adult-humored puppets! So the originality of the sure is refreshing. I try to tape every episode. My favorite characters are Hadassah and Cammie. But all of them are great, EXCEPT I can see how Special Ed can be annoying. BUT, he is the cutest of the puppets which makes up for it. I would love to have a puppet of him for my room. Maybe I love this show so much because I'm a pranker myself. I make prank calls all the time to different businesses. I need to start recording them and make my own show!! :) I hope that Crank Yankers stays on Comedy Central for a long time!


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