Crank Yankers is an American television show produced by Adam Carolla, Jimmy Kimmel and Daniel Kellison that featured actual crank calls made by show regulars and celebrity guests, and re-enacted onscreen by puppets for a visual aid to show the viewer what is happening in the call. The show premiered in 2002 on Comedy Central and returned to MTV2 on February 9, 2007, running again until March 30, 2007.
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.
Runtime: 30 minutes
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Victor Yerrid is an American puppeteer for the Jim Henson Company and has performed Muppet characters in many TV shows, movies, and TV commercials. Yerrid is best known in the Muppet World for his work on the online series Statler and Waldorf: From the Balcony, in which he performed Waldorf along with an assortment of other characters. Yerrid is also a lead performer of the Jim Henson Company's Puppet Up! improv show and is currently working on The Skrumps for the company as well. He also was a lead puppeteer on the shows Crank Yankers and Greg the Bunny. Victor Yerrid is a frequent collaborator and working partner of Drew Massey.
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The Sam Plenty Cavalcade of Action Show Plus Singing: actor (Bob Choppy) Bear in the Big Blue House: puppeteer (Cousin Whiner and others) Sesame Street: staff and puppeteer Crank Yankers: puppeteer Robot Chicken: voices (Boo-Boo Bear, Tony the Tiger, Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Howard Stern, Swedish Chef, Jack Skellington, Snagglepuss, Rod Serling, Dynomutt, Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Hannibal, Danny Ocean, Number 5, Various) Mad: voices (Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Waldorf, Master Roshi, Star-Lord, Ernie) Greg the Bunny: puppeteer (Tardy Turtle, Cranky and others) Angel: Polo in “Smile Time” Weezer's music video for “Keep Fishin'”: puppeteer (Dr. Bunsen Honeydew) The Book of Pooh: puppeteer Between the Lions: puppeteer Statler and Waldorf: From the Balcony: puppeteer (Waldorf, Dr. Teeth, Larry, Lester Possum, Loni Dunne, Louie, and others) Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars: puppeteer (Bishan) The Producers: Lead Puppeteer (pigeons) MuppetFest: puppeteer Pajanimals: Squacky Disney Cruise Lines: puppeteer (Waldorf, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear and Sweetums) Drawn Together: voice (Blind kid in “Clum Babies”) Men in Black II: puppeteer Puppet Up!: puppeteer The Skrumps: puppeteer Late Night Liars: puppeteer and voice (The Weasel) Muppets from Space: shipping coordinator Hannah Montana: actor (Pancake Buffalo)
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