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      Season 1 – Crank Yankers

      2002 Comedy Variety List
      71% 7 Reviews Tomatometer Yankerville, a twisted town inhabited solely by puppets, is the setting for re-creations of actual crank phone calls. Comics and celebrities -- a list that includes people such as rapper Eminem and comics Sarah Silverman, Wanda Sykes and Drew Carey -- make the calls. Among the regular pranksters are show creators Jimmy Kimmel and Adam Carolla. Characters featured on the show on a regular basis include Special Ed, Elmer and Bobby Fletcher. The show originated on Comedy Central but new episodes aired for a time on MTV2. Read More Read Less

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      Episode 1 Aired Jun 2, 2002 Wu-Tang Clan & Dave Chappelle Featuring the voices of Dave Chappelle, Sarah Silverman, Stephen Colbert and the Wu Tang Clan. Details Episode 2 Aired Jun 9, 2002 Denis Leary & Sarah Silverman Featuring the voices of Jimmy Kimmel, Sarah Silverman, Tracy Morgan, Denis Leary and Jim Florentine. Details Episode 3 Aired Jun 16, 2002 Tenacious D and Wanda Sykes Featuring the voices of Tenacious D, Jimmy Kimmel, Wanda Sykes and Adam Carolla. Details Episode 4 Aired Jun 23, 2002 Jimmy Kimmel & Wanda Sykes Featuring the voices of Tracy Morgan, Jimmy Kimmel, Wanda Sykes and Tony Barbieri. Details Episode 5 Aired Jun 30, 2002 David Alan Grier & Dave Attell Featuring the voices of David Alan Grier and Dave Attell. Details Episode 6 Aired Jul 7, 2002 Susie Essman & Jim Florentine Featuring the voices of Super Dave Osborne, Tony Barbieri, Susie Essman and Jim Florentine. Details Episode 7 Aired Jul 14, 2002 Dane Cook & Ween Featuring the voices of Sarah Silverman, Tracy Morgan and Ween. Details Episode 8 Aired Jul 21, 2002 Kevin Nealon & Super Dave Osborne Featuring the voices of Kevin Nealon and Super Dave Osborne. Details Episode 9 Aired Jul 28, 2002 Jimmy Kimmel & Adam Carolla Featuring the voices of David Alan Grier, Adam Carolla and Jimmy Kimmel. Details Episode 10 Aired Aug 4, 2002 Dane Cook & Sarah Silverman Featuring the voices of Tracy Morgan, Dane Cook and Sarah Silverman as crank-calling puppets. Details

      Critics Reviews

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      Tim Goodman San Francisco Chronicle Yes, there's a certain genius to it, a devilish American horribleness that makes you laugh even before you've seen it. See, prank phone calls are so late '80s. Actually, late '50s, but who's counting? The shtick just needed to be refined. Sep 20, 2019 Full Review Virginia Heffernan Slate Crank Yankers brings back that juvenile feeling of nervous fun-and it's really a hilarious show. Sep 20, 2019 Full Review Ken Tucker Entertainment Weekly Using puppets instead of people pulls you further away from getting involved in the show. It's difficult to believe that these are real exchanges that the pranksters had on the phone. Sep 20, 2019 Full Review Tom Gliatto People Magazine After a while, though, my inner sniggler shoved its way past my adult superego and started to laugh, sometimes a lot, at setups that ranged from the simply preposterous Sep 20, 2019 Full Review Lucy Maher Common Sense Media Save for a few bleeped-out curse words, there's nothing here that most kids haven't already done ... although that doesn't mean that watching won't inspire them to do more. Rated: 2/5 Sep 20, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member This show is the definition of comedy! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Post a review

      Season Info

      Executive Producer
      Adam Carolla, Jimmy Kimmel, Daniel Kellison
      Comedy Central
      Comedy, Variety
      Original Language
      Release Date
      Jun 2, 2002