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Crank yankers is a television show in which actual prank calls are made to unsuspecting victims and then broadcast so that the audience can witness the latest responses to the calls on the television show. The person making the crank call is represented by a puppet that is voiced by a celebrity like Wanda Sykes or Jimmy Kimmel who all have various personas from a mother of 13 children to a basketball star the voices are also sometimes voiced by guest celebrities that can range from Britney Spears to Jessica Simpson

The puppets are used as a visual comedy aid so that the viewer can watch the puppets reaction to the questions that the victim is answering and also the types of puppets used for each call. Help to determine the type of questions and responses in jokes. A given victim is going to experience all of these crank calls are situational. Meaning that the actor is pretending to be someone taking a survey or placing a mistaken call and then the victim on the other end of the phone is coaxed along by the actor's ability to play with words and innuendos to obtain the funniest response possible each episode of this television show consists out several calls made by each puppet of the show is in a half-hour format. The goal seems to be to see how far each actor can get their victim to go with the questions and how long they can keep them on the phone and play out each scenario.

It should however be noted that the calls are not actually dialed in a live format but are recorded and played back as I'm sure the actors get a basic premise from the writers and of them a playoff the responses of the victim, which is much easier to do with a recorded call. It should also be noted that this show is not intended for younger viewers, and it does have foul language and situational humor of a sexual nature. So it is suggested that viewer discretion should be exercised before viewing this program.

Crank Yankers is a series that is currently running and has 5 seasons (92 episodes). The series first aired on June 2, 2002.

Where do I stream Crank Yankers online? Crank Yankers is available for streaming on Comedy Central, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Crank Yankers on demand at Apple TV+, CBS, Amazon Prime, Philo, Amazon, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, The Roku Channel, Google Play, iTunes, Comedy Central online.

Comedy Central
5 Seasons, 92 Episodes
June 2, 2002
Comedy, Animation & Cartoon
Cast: Tony Barbieri, Jim Florentine, Tracy Morgan, Kevin Nealon, Sarah Silverman
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Crank Yankers Full Episode Guide

  • Iliza Shlesinger seeks help passing her dental technician exam; Demetri Martin vents his career frustrations; and Dick Birchum plans a birthday for his conjoined twins.

  • Brian Posehn shares a password with the wrong person, an entrepreneur contacts a business with a similar sounding name, and a camper has a serious pest problem.

  • Terrence plans a gender reveal for DJ Khaled; Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim negotiate a "legally" fun time; and Heidi Gardner practices condescending philanthropy.

  • Landalious creates his own karaoke opportunity, Abbi Jacobson tries to get into character, and Niles and Giles look to take their internet videos to the next level.

  • Roy Wood Jr. plans a one-way trip to Africa, Spoonie Luv tries to book a zero-G-spot, and Jeff Ross roasts a dog groomer.

  • Chelsea Peretti tries to find her missing sandwich; an incoming caller seeks a free aquarium; and Niles plans a party to celebrate his being accused of sexual harassment.

  • Kevin Nealon places an emphatic flower order; Spoonie Luv tries to take a very early family photo; and Bobby seeks acupuncture for his chronic belching.

  • Terrence arranges a rafting trip for Ariana Grande; Punkie Johnson feels entitled to fine art royalties, and Ron Funches seeks a committed tag team partner.

  • Bobby seeks bumper sticker revenge, Nikki Glaser's hookup won't text back, and Niles has far too many sticky loads...of laundry.

  • Gladys wants to trademark a popular phrase, a cat orders cleaners for his owner's apartment, and Terrence asks Bobby Brown to change his name for Millie Bobby Brown.

  • Bobby wants a pizza delivery guy to pick up his grandma from the police station, Elmer eats an earbud, and hemp brings back memories of Vietnam for Birchum.

  • A rich bro tries to get a new festival off the ground, Spoonie Luv wants to purchase the perfect mattress, and Gladys needs help from a psychic.

  • A woman is furious about her boyfriend’s obsession with “Red Dead Redemption,” a wannabe performer calls an acting school, and Terrence tries to plan Paris Hilton’s wedding.

  • Prank phone calls are made to real people by puppet citizens, voiced by celebrities and comedians.

  • Prank phone calls are made to real people by puppet citizens, voiced by celebrities and comedians.

  • Landalious “The Truth” Truefeld makes a career change, Elmer calls a party store looking for balloons, and Spoonie Luv gets thrown for a loop.

  • Featuring Abbi Jacobson; Sarah Silverman; and Will Forte.

  • Shasta calls neighborhood watch on a white guy, a vape shop fields a complaint from Dr. Penis, and Elmer is thrilled with his new adult diapers.

  • Featuring guests Tracy Morgan, Adam Carolla, and Aubrey Plaza.

  • A shady car dealer tries to sell a stolen luxury car in an episode of the crank calling series; features Nick Cannon, David Alan Grier, Adam Carolla & Jimmy Kimmel.

  • Sav McCaulay calls from The Phone Zone game show in an episode of the crank calling series; features Dane Cook, Jimmy Kimmel & Adam Carolla.

  • Andy phones the neighborhood shops. Ryan calls to have a fur coat made for his daughter's doll; features Andy Milonakis, Jimmy Kimmel & Ryan Dunn.

  • Francis calls to order congratulatory trophies for his last-place team in an episode of the crank calling series; features Dave Chappelle, Adam Carolla, Jimmy Kimmel & Jim Florentine.

  • Two drunk Irish guys interview a potential assistant. Lil Jon calls a daycare for Special Ed; features Good Charlotte, Lil Jon, Sarah Silverman & Jim Florentine.

  • Chamillionaire is punked by the manager of a rival artist. Jack Larson calls about his dog's excessive ticks; features Chamillionaire, Dane Cook & Jimmy Kimmel.

  • Steve-O calls about skydiving. Special Ed calls a grocery store about his mom's melons; features Steve-O, Jimmy Kimmel, Sarah Silverman, Jim Florentine & Kenan Thompson.

  • Lil Jon calls a classical harpist to join his pimped out tour in the season premiere of the crank calling series; features Lil Jon, Andy Milonakis, Sarah Silverman & Jimmy Kimmel.

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