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Crank Yankers

Crank Yankers

Photo Credit:  Comedy Central
  • Premiered: 
    June 2, 2002
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  • Network: Comedy Central
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Comedy (Sketch)
  • Type: Animated
  • Concept: 
    Created by Adam Carolla, Jimmy Kimmel & Daniel Kellison 
  • Subject Matter:
  • Tags: prank

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Plot Synopsis

Created by Jimmy Kimmel, Adam Carolla and Daniel Kellison, CRANK YANKERS is a half-hour series that features puppets making all the crank phone calls you wish you'd made when you were a kid. Yankerville's puppet citizens -- voiced by celebrities and stand-up comedians -- make real calls to real people, whether they like it or not.

After a 12-year break, CRANK YANKERS returned for its fifth season on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 10:30pm ET/PT on Comedy Central. In the season opener, Spoonie Luv's sex life gets ruined by birds, Birchum pesters a yoga studio, and an aspiring job applicant (guest voice Chelsea Peretti) brags about her stunning looks. Season 5 also features additional beloved characters such as Elmer Higgins, Niles Standish, Bobby Fletcher, The Truth, Terrence Catheter, and more, with voice talent including, but not limited to, Adam Carolla, Arturo Castro, Will Forte, Nikki Glaser, David Alan Grier, Kathy Griffin, Tiffany Haddish, Lil Rel Howery, Abbi Jacobson, Jimmy Kimmel, Nick Kroll, Natasha Leggero, Thomas Lennon, Demetri Martin, Tracy Morgan, Bobby Moynihan, Kevin Nealon, Adam Pally, Aubrey Plaza, Jeff Ross, Tony Barbieri, Paul Scheer, Iliza Shlesinger, Sarah Silverman, Jimmy O. Yang, and Derek Waters.

CRANK YANKERS returned with new episodes on April Fool's Day 2020 at 10:30pm ET/PT on Comedy Central, with a simulcast on MTV, VH1, MTV2, and Logo. In the spring premiere, Bobby (voiced by Jim Florentine) seeks bumper sticker revenge, Nikki Glaser's hookup won't text back, and Niles (voiced by Tony Barbieri) has far too many sticky loads...of laundry. Additional voice talent in the episode includes Jimmy Kimmel, Sarah Silverman, Wanda Sykes and Tracy Morgan.

A new season of CRANK YANKERS debuted on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 10:30pm ET/PT on Comedy Central. Season 6 features beloved characters such as Spoonie Luv, Elmer Higgins, Niles Standish, Bobby Fletcher, Terrence Catheter, Mr. Birchum and more, with voice talent including, but not limited to, Kathy Griffin, Bobby Moynihan, Adam Carolla, Paul Scheer, Iliza Shlesinger, Chelsea Peretti, Brian Posehn, Jim Florentine, Punkie Johnson, Kevin Nealon, Desus & Mero, Tracy Morgan, Bobby Brown, Kyle Dunnigan, Trixie Mattel, JB Smoove, Sam Jay, Annie Murphy, Wanda Sykes, Tiffany Haddish, Natasha Leggero, Jimmy Kimmel and more. In the season opener, "Jimmy Kimmel, Annie Murphy & Iliza Shlesinger," model train enthusiasts try to prevent vandalism, an aerial gymnast gets tangled in a silk sling, and Spoonie Luv learns about aphrodisiacs from a New Orleans cooking school.
After a one-year break, CRANK YANKERS returned with back-to-back new episodes on Wednesday, July 6, 2022 from 8-9pm ET/PT on Comedy Central:

"Tiffany Haddish, Desus & Mero & Jimmy Kimmel" (8pm): A woman hatches a scheme to get space from a coworker, Elmer wants his late wife's obituary to help him find love, and a cornhole enthusiast explains how the game has changed his life.

"Adam Carolla, Kathy Griffin & Kyle Dunnigan" (8:30pm): A concerned Sunday school teacher calls a bookstore to help them find salvation, Craig looks for professionals to keep him safe from his mother, and a woman wants a lesbian-friendly bird.


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