Crank Yankers

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  • 2002
  • 6 Seasons
  • 6.1  (2,866)

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.

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Wanda Sykes, Adam Carolla & Annie Murphy
10. Wanda Sykes, Adam Carolla & Annie Murphy
July 7, 2021
Annie Murphy struggles to retrieve her vehicle from a towing company, Wanda Sykes berates a driving instructor about his stance on road rage, and Adam Carolla needs to give his wife a lift.
Bobby Brown, Jimmy Kimmel & Sam Jay
9. Bobby Brown, Jimmy Kimmel & Sam Jay
June 30, 2021
Sam Jay has a creative solution for her girlfriend's loud TV habits, Mike Tyson (Bobby Brown) tells a cryogenics employee his reproductive concerns, and Elmer takes issue with KFC's "hats."
Iliza Shlesinger, Heidi Gardner & Jonathan Kimmel
8. Iliza Shlesinger, Heidi Gardner & Jonathan Kimmel
June 23, 2021
Iliza Shlesinger questions an odd smell after a car wash, Heidi Gardner wants to hire a topless maid to get revenge on a rival, and Jonathan Kimmel provides forklift customer service.
Tiffany Haddish, Tracy Morgan & Bobby Moynihan
7. Tiffany Haddish, Tracy Morgan & Bobby Moynihan
June 16, 2021
Trixie Mattel loses a special false eyelash, Tiffany Haddish leads a doughnut shop worker in prayer, and Spoonie Luv (Tracy Morgan) wants to commemorate an intimate moment in ink.
Tracy Morgan, Bobby Moynihan & Natasha Leggero
6. Tracy Morgan, Bobby Moynihan & Natasha Leggero
June 9, 2021
The Q-Tip King asks skate store employees if they want in on his scheme, a retirement home tries to complete an old man's bucket list, and the first female jet skier prepares for her debut.
Bobby Brown, Natasha Leggero & Paul Scheer
5. Bobby Brown, Natasha Leggero & Paul Scheer
June 2, 2021
Caleb Hearon organizes Hands Across America 2, Bobby Brown deals with a painful rat problem, and Paul Scheer gets a frozen tongue from an ultra-cold smoothie.
Jimmy Kimmel, Wanda Sykes & Kathy Griffin
4. Jimmy Kimmel, Wanda Sykes & Kathy Griffin
May 26, 2021
Terrence helps Justin Bieber acquire a hippo, Kathy Griffin seeks a sculpture of her ex-husband, Gladys tries to undo her self-acupuncture, and Ron Funches goes to the wrong open house.
Chelsea Peretti, Heidi Gardner & J.B. Smoove
3. Chelsea Peretti, Heidi Gardner & J.B. Smoove
May 19, 2021
A delivery man is determined to drop off a shipment of 12,000 muffins, a sunbather deals with an infestation of perverted squirrels, and two kids try to swim at a senior center.
Adam Carolla, Punkie Johnson & Melissa Villasenor
2. Adam Carolla, Punkie Johnson & Melissa Villasenor
May 12, 2021
J.Lo (Melissa Villasenor) needs a luxurious new hat, Shasta gives a helpful heads-up that she'll be shopping while Black, and Trixie Mattel tries to make their tiny boyfriend feel big.
Jimmy Kimmel, Annie Murphy & Iliza Shlesinger
1. Jimmy Kimmel, Annie Murphy & Iliza Shlesinger
May 5, 2021
Model train enthusiasts try to prevent vandalism; an aerial gymnast gets tangled in a silk sling; Spoonie Luv learns about aphrodisiacs from a New Orleans cooking school.
Description

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 6 seasons (102 episodes). The series first aired on June 2, 2002.

Where to Watch Crank Yankers

Crank Yankers is available for streaming on the Comedy Central website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Crank Yankers on demand at Apple TV+, Paramount+, Amazon Prime, Philo, Amazon, FuboTV, Microsoft Movies & TV, Sling, Google Play, Apple TV and Comedy Central.

  • Premiere Date
    June 2, 2002
  • IMDB Rating
    6.1  (2,866)